Mercedes-Benz GL 320 suv

The first official photos of this vehicle were released by Mercedes in November 2005. They were met after much anticipation with great praise. They bear the logo GL 320 at the rear, leading to the logical conjecture that it will indeed be the GL-Class. This was a much-anticipated confirmation that the current G-Class could coexist with the new model for some time. It is also probable that, besides the GLK-Class compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle, a compact off-roader called G-Class will be built, both as a 3-door and as a 5-door. This class that is so talked about is the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, known internally as code name X164. It is a DaimlerChrysler full-size luxury crossover SUV built by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz since the 2007 model year. The GL-Class debuted at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. It does lack the boxy styling and body-on-frame construction of the familiar G-Class in favor of a modified version of the M-Class' unibody architecture. Many critics consider the GL 320 the longer and fatter version of the freshly redesigned M-Class. It has 3-rows, with enough seating for 7-passenger. Granted, this crossover SUV has much more luxurious equipment than the previous civilian G-Class vehicles. All future GL-Class vehicles will be assembled at DaimlerChrysler's Alabama factory, which is more efficient than producing them in Germany and having them all shipped. The GL class was at first intended to replace the 25-year-old G-Class model, however due to public and fan outcries, Mercedes Benz was forced to keep the G-Class in production for the foreseeable future. They instead decided to update it for the 2007 model year. The GL Class now competes with the Lincoln Navigator, the Lexus LX class and other large crossover SUVs of its type. Mercedes-Benz introduced its Bluetec Diesel system to the GL-Class at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. This amazing system uses urea to clean Diesel emissions, making the GL 320 50-state legal in the United States which is very rare.