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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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2012 GL63 AMG Spied During Testing

It’s probably because of monsters like these that Mercedes is striving to lift its CAFE numbers with other models. Caught testing in Sweden is Mercedes’, or rather AMG’s GL63 SUV. Based on a modified ML platform, the new model’s nose , though heavily camouflaged, looks to have similiarities to the current E-Class.  As an AMG variant, expect the huge bumper to have gaping air scoops, as well as a quad exhaust out back. That free breathing equipment should produce a sound that would be as menacing as its looks. Although the exact standard safety and luxury features aren’t known yet, what we can expect is the biturbo V8 under the… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Teases CGL45 Ahead Of Frankfurt Show

The upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show is traditionally a venue where we see various manufacturer’s concepts, soon-to-be-released models and tuner cars. A perennial presence, Carlsson, is even now releasing images of its version of the Mercedes GL Grand Edition which it’s dubbed the CGL45. As befits this tuner’s reputation, both styling and performance are upgraded. Starting with the aesthetics, Carlsson has added wider wheel arches, a front spoiler and lip and rear skirt. These aren’t all styling exercises, because these aero pieces have all been refined in a wind tunnel. Daytime running lights complement a chrome radiator grill which features the tuner’s logo, on which a leaping horse is etched. 22-inch… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Compete with X6

After BMW sold 120,000 units of X6 since it launch in 2009, Mercedes-Benz is planning on making a model that will compete directly with it, which will be called Mercedes-Benz GLS. The SUV, will take the some designs from the CLS four-door. Despite the details being on hold, an insider revealed to Auto Evolution that it could have the V6 engine that will perform at 306HP and the V8 with 435HP, these will be for the petrol version. Diesel versions could have 3.0L diesel or a hybrid oil-burner also on the E3000 model that will be presented in the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz GLS is set to be launched on… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes To Launch GL Grand Edition Later This Year

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… Continue Reading »

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Kicherer Adds Aggression To GL420 Ruggedness

Based on the Mercedes-Benz GL420 CDI, Kicherer has announced their refinement of this rugged off-roader and called it the GL 42 Sport Black. Based on the X164 platform, the German tuner starts the upgrade by boosting the output of the 4.2 liter CDI diesel engine to 375 horsepower with a corresponding bump in torque of 664 foot-pounds. These are increases of 73 horsepower and almost 150 foot-pounds of torque from the stock ratings. A modification which Kicherer call its PowerConverter adjusts the drive-by-wire throttle’s response to improve acceleration. This acceleration boost is aided by a sports exhaust system with twin pipes on both sides at the rear. The Airmatic suspension… Continue Reading »

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2012 GL Seen Testing In Sweden

Although the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL has no official launch date yet, it has already been spotted a number of times in heavily disguised form. In previous settings, observers have deduced that the GL will share the platform of the ML, although in stretched-out form. Now, it has most recently been seen in Sweden, obviously for some hard-edged testing in snow and icy conditions. The spy pics show a wide grill inspired by the R-Class and a front end reminiscent of the current E-Class. Additionally, new headlights and LED daytime running lights can be seen on the bumper. The rear of the vehicle was still successfully disguised so only conjecture will… Continue Reading »

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