The exterior of the new GL-Class radiates a striking presence: the eye of the beholder is drawn irresistably to the dynamic lines of its design, roving with appreciation from the powerful rear end over the athletic flanks through to the characteristic radiator grille. Its appearance, which exudes effortless superiority, leaves one in no doubt that this vehicle, with all its comforts, is a truly luxurious SUV.
With a vehicle length of 5120 millimeters (+ 21 millimeters) and width of 1934 millimeters (+ 14 millimeters), the new GL, in comparison to its predecessor, is both longer and wider and as a result has an even more impressive appearance. The powerful radiator trim with centrally-positioned three-pointed star, the redesigned headlamps and the typical D-pillar also play their part.
Every kilometre in the new GL-Class is an unforgettable experience, made up from an abundance of carefully composed impressions. The tarmac slipping away underneath it can only be experienced as a quiet whisper. The high-quality materials and the high-class craftmanship deployed in the interior flatter the senses. And the luxurious and generous spaciousness of the interior imparts a feeling of unforced poise and assurance.
The integrated design of the interior, which uses many high-quality materials and displays an attention to detail throughout, is compelling. The standard-fit 3rd seat row demonstrates a sensible use of the generous amount of space on offer, and allows seven adults to be transported.
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