2009 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC facelift review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 8 May 2009 , 11:05:28 byDan

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Mercedes-Benz GL 350 BlueTEC facelift

The Germans from Mercedes-Benz have offered a facelift to their GL 350. The model now features BlueEFFICIENCY and BlueTEC technologies, efficient engines, all-new body elements and an upgraded interior. Other incredible features of the GL-Class will include excellent handling both on road and off road, exceptional roominess and the comfort of a luxury saloon. The carmaker offers the most extensive range of SUV models in the world equipped with especially efficient SCR exhaust gas treatment technology. The premium off-roader also offers the very best in safety. The safety features encompass a variety of assistance systems, including the innovative safety concept Pre-SAFE, which automatically prepares the vehicle and its occupants for an impending collision by optimally activating the protective functions. Standard features also include LED daytime driving lamps and taillights. The up to seven occupants of the GL-Class will enjoy an incredibly spacious interior that provides passengers with the pleasant ambience that is typical of Mercedes-Benz and comparable to that of the S-Class. The attractiveness of the interior is further enhanced by optional equipment such as two-tone leather appointments and the indirect ambient lighting employed in the S-Class. Under the hood, the model hides a V6 engine capable of developing 224 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque. The output is being transferred to the wheels through a 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The fuel consumption is further reduced by the energy-saving electro-hydraulic power steering system. The history of BlueTEC in Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicle models began in the USA in October 2006, when the Germans launched a BlueTEC version of the E-Class saloon on the market to coincide with the introduction of low-sulfur diesel fuel. The vehicle immediately received great praise from customers and trade journalists alike and was voted the 2007 World Green Car.