2011 MERCEDES GL-CLASS BLUETEC

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class lineup includes the fuel-sipping GL350 BlueTEC diesel now available in all 50 states with an innovative AdBlue exhaust treatment system that helps the diesel meet the most stringent emissions limits.
All GL models are fitted with eight-way power front seats, genuine burl walnut trim and a retractable glass sunroof as well as a fixed glass panel over the third-row seats. The two third-row seats can be stowed electrically at the push of a button, either separately or together, to provide a totally flat cargo floor for 43.8 cubic feet of cargo, and with the second row seats stowed as well, there’s more than 83 cubic feet of cargo room.
The diesel-powered GL350 BlueTEC delivers impressive performance, low exhaust emissions and great fuel economy. With 210 hp and a whopping 400 lb-ft. of torque, the GL350 BlueTEC features an innovative V6 diesel engine with the torque of a V8 and the fuel economy to rival some four-cylinders.
For greater utility, V8-like pulling power makes the GL350 BlueTEC ideal for towing when it’s equipped with an optional 7,500-lb. Class IV trailer hitch.
This year, the GL line is available with Blind Spot Assist, which monitors both blind spots behind the vehicle. Whenever a turn signal is activated with a vehicle in the blind spot, the driver gets visual and audible warnings.
All GL-Class models feature four-wheel independent suspension and height-adjustable AIRMATIC suspension for unprecedented comfort and handling.
Base model estimated mpg: 17/21
Estimated starting price: $61,825
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