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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class X166 Crossover (2012-2015)

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Product Overview

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class X166 is a full-size crossover in production from 2012 to 2015, whereupon it received a facelift and became the GLS. It was available with a range of V6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 5.5 liters.
Compared to the X164 GL, the X166 received a much more coherent exterior styling. Mercedes also introduced an all-turbo engine lineup, which in this case has proven to be reasonably reliable. Obviously, the most exciting option is the GL63 AMG with the M157 V8.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Mercedes-Benz GL X166 comes with double-wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great V8 engine lineup
  • Improved 7G-Tronic transmission
  • Much better styling
  • High cargo capacity
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • No more V8 diesel

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Specifications

Variants:
GL 350 BlueTEC
GL 400
GL 500
GL 63 AMG

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
680 L / 24.0 cu-ft ~ 2300 L / 81.2 cu-ft
GL 63 AMGCoolant Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
GL 350 BlueTECCoolant Capacity
10.5 L / 11.1 qt
GL 400Coolant Capacity
10.5 L / 11.1 qt
GL 500Coolant Capacity
12.9 L / 13.6 qt
GL 63 AMGEngine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
GL 350 BlueTECEngine Oil Capacity
8.0 L / 8.5 qt
GL 400Engine Oil Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
GL 500Engine Oil Capacity
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
Fuel Capacity
100.0 L / 26.4 gal
Passengers
7
GL 63 AMGPayload
745 kg / 1642 lbs
GL 350 BlueTECPayload
870 kg / 1918 lbs
GL 400Payload
890 kg / 1962 lbs
GL 500Payload
880 kg / 1940 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
GL 63 AMGTire Size
295/40 R21
GL 350 BlueTECTire Size
265/60 R18
GL 400Tire Size
265/60 R18
GL 500Tire Size
275/55 R19
GL 63 AMGTurning Circle
12.4 m / 40.8 ft
GL 350 BlueTECTurning Circle
12.4 m / 40.7 ft
GL 400Turning Circle
12.4 m / 40.7 ft
GL 500Turning Circle
12.4 m / 40.7 ft
Water Fording
500 mm / 19.7 in

Construction

Body Style
5-door SUV

Dimensions

Size | Height
1850 mm / 72.8 in
GL 63 AMGSize | Length
5141 mm / 202.4 in
GL 350 BlueTECSize | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
GL 400Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
GL 500Size | Length
5120 mm / 201.6 in
GL 63 AMGSize | Width
1982 mm / 78.0 in | 2141 mm / 84.3 in (mirror unfolded)
GL 350 BlueTECSize | Width
1934 mm / 76.1 in | 2141 mm / 84.3 in (mirror unfolded)
GL 400Size | Width
1934 mm / 76.1 in | 2141 mm / 84.3 in (mirror unfolded)
GL 500Size | Width
1934 mm / 76.1 in | 2141 mm / 84.3 in (mirror unfolded)
GL 63 AMGTrack Width | Front
1677.0 mm / 66.0 in
GL 350 BlueTECTrack Width | Front
1655.0 mm / 65.2 in
GL 400Track Width | Front
1655.0 mm / 65.2 in
GL 500Track Width | Front
1655.0 mm / 65.2 in
GL 63 AMGTrack Width | Rear
1696.0 mm / 66.8 in
GL 350 BlueTECTrack Width | Rear
1675.0 mm / 65.9 in
GL 400Track Width | Rear
1675.0 mm / 65.9 in
GL 500Track Width | Rear
1675.0 mm / 65.9 in
GL 63 AMGWeight
2505.0 kg / 5522.6 lbs
GL 350 BlueTECWeight
2380.0 kg / 5247.0 lbs
GL 400Weight
2360.0 kg / 5202.9 lbs
GL 500Weight
2370.0 kg / 5225.0 lbs
GL 63 AMGWheel Size
21 in
GL 350 BlueTECWheel Size
18 in
GL 400Wheel Size
18 in
GL 500Wheel Size
19 in
Wheelbase
3075 mm / 121.1 in

Performance

GL 63 AMGAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.9 sec
GL 350 BlueTECAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
7.9 sec
GL 400Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.7 sec
GL 500Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
5.4 sec
GL 63 AMGAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec
GL 350 BlueTECAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
7.5 sec
GL 400Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.4 sec
GL 500Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
5.1 sec
GL 63 AMGCO2 Emission
288 g/km
GL 350 BlueTECCO2 Emission
192 ~ 205 g/km
GL 400CO2 Emission
215 ~ 225 g/km
GL 500CO2 Emission
262 ~ 269 g/km
GL 63 AMGFuel Economy
12.3 L/100km / 19.1 MPG (combined) | 15.8 L/100km / 14.9 MPG (urban) | 10.3 L/100km / 22.8 MPG (highway)
GL 350 BlueTECFuel Economy
7.4 L/100km / 31.8 MPG (combined) | 8.1 L/100km / 29.0 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)
GL 400Fuel Economy
9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (combined) | 11.6 L/100km / 20.3 MPG (urban) | 7.8 L/100km / 30.2 MPG (highway)
GL 500Fuel Economy
11.3 L/100km / 20.8 MPG (combined) | 14.5 L/100km / 16.2 MPG (urban) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (highway)
GL 63 AMGTop Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
GL 350 BlueTECTop Speed
220.0 km/h / 136.7 mph
GL 400Top Speed
240.0 km/h / 149.1 mph
GL 500Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
GL 63 AMGTowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3250 kg / 7165 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
GL 350 BlueTECTowing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
GL 400Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
GL 500Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 3500 kg / 7716 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
GL 63 AMGEngine
M 157 DE 55 AL/157.982
GL 350 BlueTECEngine
OM 642 LS DE 30 LA/642.826
GL 400Engine
M 276 DE 30 AL/276.821
GL 500Engine
M 278 DE 46 AL/278.928
GL 63 AMGEngine | Bore
98.0 mm / 3.9 in
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Bore
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
GL 400Engine | Bore
88.0 mm / 3.5 in
GL 500Engine | Bore
92.9 mm / 3.7 in
GL 63 AMGEngine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Compression Ratio
15.5:1
GL 400Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
GL 500Engine | Compression Ratio
10.5:1
GL 63 AMGEngine | Displacement
5.5 L / 333.3 cu-in / 5461.0 cc
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.3 cu-in / 2987.0 cc
GL 400Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 182.8 cu-in / 2996.0 cc
GL 500Engine | Displacement
4.7 L / 284.6 cu-in / 4663.0 cc
GL 63 AMGEngine | Power
558.0 hp / 416.1 kW @ 5250-5750 rpm
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Power
258.0 hp / 192.4 kW @ 3600 rpm
GL 400Engine | Power
333.0 hp / 248.3 kW @ 5250-6000 rpm
GL 500Engine | Power
435.0 hp / 324.4 kW @ 5250 rpm
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Redline
4200 rpm
GL 400Engine | Redline
6300 rpm
GL 500Engine | Redline
6300 rpm
GL 63 AMGEngine | Specific Output
102.2 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Specific Output
86.4 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
GL 400Engine | Specific Output
111.1 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
GL 500Engine | Specific Output
93.3 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in
GL 63 AMGEngine | Stroke
90.5 mm / 3.6 in
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Stroke
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
GL 400Engine | Stroke
82.1 mm / 3.2 in
GL 500Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
GL 63 AMGEngine | Torque
760 Nm / 560.5 lb-ft @ 2000-5000 rpm
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Torque
620 Nm / 457.3 lb-ft @ 1600-2400 rpm
GL 400Engine | Torque
480 Nm / 354.0 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 rpm
GL 500Engine | Torque
700 Nm / 516.3 lb-ft @ 1800-3500 rpm
GL 63 AMGEngine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
GL 350 BlueTECEngine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
GL 400Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
GL 500Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7
GL 63 AMGTransmission | Type
Automatic AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC
GL 350 BlueTECTransmission | Type
Automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
GL 400Transmission | Type
Automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS
GL 500Transmission | Type
Automatic 7G-TRONIC PLUS

Production

GL 63 AMGAvailability
2012 ~ 2015
GL 350 BlueTECAvailability
2013 ~ 2015
GL 400Availability
2014 ~ 2015
GL 500Availability
2013 ~ 2015

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