2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$60,950-$84,450
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The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size 7-passenger sport utility vehicle that was first introduced for the 2007 model year. Unlike the G-Class, which employs a truck-based body-on-frame platform, the GL-Class shares a modified M-Class unibody platform for a more carlike ride. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is designed to rival the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX56 and Lexus LX 570. There were only minor changes to the GL-Class for 2011, including a new blind-spot monitoring system and a slightly restyled front bumper with integrated running lamps.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in three models: GL350 Bluetec, GL450 4Matic, and GL550 4Matic. Standard equipment on the GL350 and GL450 includes premium vinyl upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, 8-way power front seats with heat, power-operated third-row split-folding seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, and more. The GL450 is fitted with 19-inch wheels while the GL350 has 20-inch alloys. Various premium packages add a rear power-operated tailgate, power-folding mirrors, upgraded front seats with memory feature, navigation system, iPod interface, keyless entry, keyless ignition, Harmon Kardon audio system, and other premium equipment. Other packages add leather upholstery, bi-Xenon headlamps, parking sensors, running boards, and more. The GL550 is fitted with all of this equipment as standard, plus a unique front fascia and 21-inch wheels.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered with one of three engines: two of the engines burn gasoline while the third model is a diesel-powered variant. The standard engine under the hood of the gasoline-powered GL450 is a 4.7-liter 8-cylinder rated at 335 horsepower. The gasoline-powered GL550 features a 5.5-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 382 horsepower. The diesel GL350 Bluetec is fitted with a turbocharged, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 210 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. All 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class models feature a 7-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic, a permanent all-wheel-drive system designed to improve traction during inclement weather and light off-road conditions, according to Mercedes. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class between 12 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, depending on the engine.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec starts at a base price of around $61,500, and tops out with the GL550 4Matic, which starts at around $85,000.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a full-size 7-passenger sport utility vehicle that was first introduced for the 2007 model year. Unlike the G-Class, which employs a truck-based body-on-frame platform, the GL-Class shares a modified M-Class unibody platform for a more carlike ride. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is designed to rival the Audi Q7, Infiniti QX56 and Lexus LX 570. There were only minor changes to the GL-Class for 2011, including a new blind-spot monitoring system and a slightly restyled front bumper with integrated running lamps.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered in three models: GL350 Bluetec, GL450 4Matic, and GL550 4Matic. Standard equipment on the GL350 and GL450 includes premium vinyl upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air conditioning, 8-way power front seats with heat, power-operated third-row split-folding seats, Bluetooth phone connectivity, 8-speaker audio system, and more. The GL450 is fitted with 19-inch wheels while the GL350 has 20-inch alloys. Various premium packages add a rear power-operated tailgate, power-folding mirrors, upgraded front seats with memory feature, navigation system, iPod interface, keyless entry, keyless ignition, Harmon Kardon audio system, and other premium equipment. Other packages add leather upholstery, bi-Xenon headlamps, parking sensors, running boards, and more. The GL550 is fitted with all of this equipment as standard, plus a unique front fascia and 21-inch wheels.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is offered with one of three engines: two of the engines burn gasoline while the third model is a diesel-powered variant. The standard engine under the hood of the gasoline-powered GL450 is a 4.7-liter 8-cylinder rated at 335 horsepower. The gasoline-powered GL550 features a 5.5-liter 8-cylinder engine rated at 382 horsepower. The diesel GL350 Bluetec is fitted with a turbocharged, 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine rated at 210 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. All 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class models feature a 7-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic, a permanent all-wheel-drive system designed to improve traction during inclement weather and light off-road conditions, according to Mercedes. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class between 12 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, depending on the engine.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec starts at a base price of around $61,500, and tops out with the GL550 4Matic, which starts at around $85,000.

Available Trims for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name GL350 BlueTEC (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 60950.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/21
Name GL450 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 61950.00 Engine 4.6L/285 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name GL550 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 84450.00 Engine 5.5L/333 City/Hwy MPG 12/17
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INTERIOR
  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: 4-way pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • 2nd row pwr 60/40- split flat-folding seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • 3rd row pwr 50/50-split flat-folding seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel w/shift paddles
  • Electronic instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, gear/mode selection
  • Multi-function display -inc: trip meter, outside temp, maintenance system, oil-level check, audio features, vehicle reminder & message indicator, programmable settings, trip computer, mobile phone book
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System
  • 1st & 2nd row pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down
  • Pwr rear quarter windows
  • SmartKey system -inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: tailgate open, windows open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, door lock/unlock
  • Mercedes-benz mbrace
  • Integrated (3) button garage door opener
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm w/remote panic feature
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control -inc: dust filter
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • (6) cup & (2) bottle holders
  • 12-volt pwr outlets -inc: ashtray, rear center console, cargo area
  • Dual visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Carpeted cargo area floor mounted tie-down hooks
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps -inc: headlamp cleaning system & active curve illumination
  • Leather seat trim
  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: memory, 4-way pwr driver lumbar, active head restraints
  • Heated & active ventilated front seats
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
  • Wood & leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel
  • Keyless Go
  • Parktronic system w/rear view camera
  • Pwr liftgate -inc: 1-touch open/close/lock, close assist
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Premium interior lighting
EXTERIOR
  • 20" x 8.5" twin 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P275/50R20 all-season run-flat tires
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof w/sunshade -inc: 1-touch open/close
  • 3rd-row fixed sunroof w/sunshade
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Chrome trim -inc: window beltline, rear bumper load sill
  • Automatic headlamps -inc: twilight sensor & programmable locator lighting
  • Front foglamps
  • Single red rear foglamp
  • Exterior pwr mirrors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer system
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/washer
  • 19" x 8.5" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P275/55R19 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • 21" x 10" 5-spoke AMG aluminum wheels
  • P295/40R21 all-season performance tires
  • Brushed aluminum rubber-studded running boards
  • Fender flares
  • Corner-illuminating front foglamps w/chrome trim
  • Exterior heated pwr mirrors w/memory & auto-dimming driver side mirror
MECHANICAL
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged V6 BlueTEC diesel engine
  • 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: Direct Select, driver-adaptive shift logic
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Stainless steel front/rear skid plates
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension
  • Independent 4-arm multi-link rear suspension
  • AIRMATIC self-leveling air suspension w/adjustable height
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • 4.6L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 5.5L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • Driver-activated off-road driving program
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock braking system w/brake assist
    • Electronic stability program
    • Driver-programmable daytime running lamps
    • PRE-SAFE predictive occupant-protection system -inc: NECK-PRO head restraints
    • POST-SAFE accident response -inc: auto door unlock, engine/fuel cutoff
    • Steel-reinforced cabin -inc: front & rear crumple zones
    • Front dual-stage airbags -inc: occupant classification system
    • 1st & 2nd row side-impact airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd row window curtain airbags
    • Active front seat belts w/automatic height adjustable shoulder belts
    • Front & rear outboard seatbelts -inc: pre-tensioners & force limiters
    • Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • LED daytime running lamps
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer -inc: MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input, in-dash SD memory card reader
    • COMAND cockpit management & data system
    • AM/FM stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer & HDD navigation -inc: auxiliary audio input, in-dash SD memory card reader, Bluetooth interface w/hands-free communication system, 40-GB hard-drive navigation system, 4GB music register, enhanced voice control, Harman Kardon LOGIC7 sound system w/Dolby Digital 5.1, SIRIUS satellite radio w/real-time traffic, iPod/MP3 media interface in glovebox w/cable, HD Radio, rear audio/video controls, (11) speakers
    • Ambient lighting

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