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Mercedes-Benz GL Class Miniatures Now Offered

New collectibles are coming to Mercedes-Benz sales partners and the online store—this time, fans will be able to grab Mercedes-Benz GL Class miniature replicas. These are true to the original, as they use the same CAD data used to manufacture the parts of the vehicle. The hand-assembled models are available in five different paint schemes and in two scales: 1:18 and 1:43. For this new set, Mercedes-Benz is taking the detail to a whole new level. The decorations—the details that include pattern painting, stickers, chrome-plating, et cetera—total up to 253 for the 1:18 scale models, which usually just get around 150 decorations. The 1:18 scale models have more than 120… Continue Reading »

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U.S. GL63 AMG May Cost Twice That Of Base GL

We all know the adage, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it. It’s something that the majority of Mercedes owners may not really worry about. But Mercedes-AMG fans do know that the in-house tuner’s products have a hefty premium. So, if the base GL-Class costs around $60,000 dollars, well, computing twice that amount is a no brainer. That’s a hefty chunk of money, and a few would-be buyers would probably think twice about shelling out that amount. But the AMG badge doesn’t go on a Mercedes product without some solid engineering behind it. In the GL’s case, it’s primarily the 550 horsepower powertrain coupled to a seven-speed DCT… Continue Reading »

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GL-Class Shows Up In Dealers

Mercedes is proudly announcing the release of the GL seven-seat SUV. Alternatively called by some as an all-terrain S-Class, the GL offers new levels of luxury and sophistication in a popular – and competitive – niche. The base model is the GL350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, powered by a 258 horsepower diesel engine boasting of fuel consumption of only 7.4 liters per hundred kilometers. The GL500, on the other hand, boasts of a V8 with 435 horsepower that consumes a comparatively paltry 11.3 liters per hundred kilometers. Then there is the GL63 twin turbo AMG model, which offers almost 560 horsepower. Mind you, both the GL500 and GL63 also have 4MATIC drivetrains,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GL is Motor Trend’s ‘SUV of the Year’

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is the German automaker’s contender in the luxury SUV segment, and it would seem that the refreshed model for the sleek vehicle this year did not disappoint. This is evidenced by the GL’s citation as Motor Trend magazine’s SUV of the Year. SUVs are still popular vehicle options for many prospective drivers and switchers, and as such, the competition within the segment is still quite strong. Still, Mercedes-Benz was able to field an option held in high regard. To determine which would be the proud recipient of the award, Motor Trend took all the 2013 model year SUVs and rated them according to several criteria: engineering… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and the Winner of Wimbledon 2012, Roger Federer

Roger Federer has just secured his seventh Wimbledon title, running through Andy Murray to tie a record held by Pete Sampras and showing that the 30-year-old still has what it takes to be on top of the Tennis world (he’s up for the number one ranking after the win). It brings to mind this recent behind-the-scenes video of Federer’s new Mercedes-Benz commercial for the 2013 GL-Class. Federer, being arguably the top star in his sport, also rakes in a ton of revenue from endorsements. He was fourth in the world among Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes last year, having deals with Nike, Rolex, and of course Mercedes-Benz. His deal with… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Mercedes-Benz GLA

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new crossover based on the A-Class platform, and word around cyberspace is that this new model will be named the GLA. Sources have pegged the GLA to be of the same size as the B-Class and should feature Mercedes-Benz’s MFA front-wheel drive platform. There are barely any details out right now, but many experts and sources are envisioning a range of four-cylinder petrols and turbodiesels that are of the same range found in today’s A-Class and B-Class models. This new compact crossover unit should provide Mercedes with an answer to such competitor models as the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, and even the Range Rover… Continue Reading »

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V12 Mercedes GL Released – By Tuner MKB

Wanting a V12 Mercedes GL but can’t wait for the 2012 upgrade that Mercedes says will include the 12 cylinder? Well, your wait is over, as German tuner MKB is now offering a swap that will turn your GL into a V12-powered beastie. The package MKB is offering puts the smooth running engine into your GL for a mere 294,000 dollars, and change. It will also need 6 months to do the conversion, starting with you entrusting your GL500 to them. Yes, that almost 300K conversion fee doesn’t include the vehicle. In return, you’ll get a massive engine that’s been tweaked to almost 670 horsepower with a torque output of… Continue Reading »

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