Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch late this year of a Grand Edition for the GL. This model is to be the final iteration of the current model before it is replaced. To distinguish it from the other models, the Grand Edition is being released with a new front fascia and grille. LED daytime running lights as well as tinted headlights complete the front-end treatment. The rest of the body detail changes include aluminum running wheels, Grand Edition-specific 20-inch wheels and exclusive badging. The interior will feature luxurious two-tone leather seats, trim in black ash and stainless steel pedals.
Grand Edition buyers will have a choice of four engines, ranging from the 208 horsepower 350 BlueTEC and 262 horsepower 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesels to a 4.6-liter V8 having 335 horsepower, and the top-of-the-line 5.5 liter V8 with an output of 382 horsepower.