2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class – Luxury for Seven

The X166, second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GL is the biggest SUV with the three-pointed star you can currently buy.
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The MY2014 GL 550 (500 in Europe) just received an in-depth video of most of the options it is available with in the USA, which is a bit odd considering it is actually built in “the land of the free”.

Some of the standard features it is equipped with pretty much make it an S-Class with seating for seven and off-road capability.

We are talking about air-suspension, Attention Assist,Collision Prevention Assist, Crosswind Assist, an electrically operated tailgate and even an active hood that provides a bit more cushioning in the unfortunate case that a pedestrian gets hit by the huge SUV.

Engine wise, the US gets the three-liter BlueTec diesel engine, a 4.7-liter twin turbo V8 with two power versions (the 362 American hp GL 450 and the 429 American hp GL 550) and the flagship GL 63 AMG model, powered by a 557 hp twin-turbo V8. You can learn more about the US-Spec 2014 GL-Class in the following review-like video though, courtesy of MB USA's YouTube channel.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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