Diesel engine - progressive and economical

Model Cylinder arrangement/number Displacement (cc) Rated output (kW at rpm)[1] Top speed (km/h) Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km)[2] CO2 emissions combined (g/km)[2]
GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC V6 2987 190/3600 220 8.0–7.4 209–192

Effortlessly superior in performance, responsible in consumption

The engines for the new GL-Class have undergone an increase in performance while at the same time a significant reduction in consumption. Output has risen by up to 22 percent, for example, while consumption in comparison with comparable-performance vehicles in the previous model series has reduced by up to 20 percent. The ECO start/stop function makes an important contribution to reduction in consumption.

6-cylinder diesel engine

In order to further reduce consumption and emissions, the optimised and more powerful V6 diesel engine is available in the new GL. It is equipped with, amongst other features, third-generation common rail direct injection and also has BlueTEC, an exhaust gas turbocharger and intercooling. The diesel engine also has a maintenance-free soot particulate filter and meets the requirements of the Euro 6 emissions standard.

  • Huge output: the exhaust gas turbocharger with variable turbine geometry (VTG charger) makes high output as well as high torque possible from a low engine speed. The electrical adjustment feature for the VTG charger gives precise and swift boost pressure control
  • Effective and efficient: the third-generation common rail direct injection with system pressure of up to 1600 bar and piezo injectors as well as dual pilot injection ensure precisely controlled combustion. Up to 5 injections per cycle are possible. This reduces consumption, noise and emissions, while at the same time improving response and handling
  • Clean technology: BlueTEC is a particularly low-emission diesel technology; for this reason the BlueTEC model is one of few vehicles to date to comply with the strict Euro 6 emissions standard
  • Economy as standard: The ECO start/stop function is available as standard The ECO display in the instrument cluster provides information about how efficient the driver's driving style is, inspiring them to modify their behaviour and thereby reducing fuel consumption

[1] Figures for rated output and rated torque in accordance with Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version.[2] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Regulation [EC] 715/2007 in its currently applicable version). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models.