Effortless superiority - trend-setting comfort and safety

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The new GL. The ultimate in luxury SUVs

The new GL-Class brings together expressive design, a high sense of perceived value, generous spaciousness and excellent ease of operation to form a powerful presence.

Safety - anticipation counts for a lot
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Numerous reasons to stay relaxed. The new GL-Class sets new standards when it comes to safety. By way of example, it is the only vehicle in its segment to offer Crosswind Assist as standard. A large number of standard-specification and optionally available safety and assistance systems can help the driver to reach his or her destination more safely and in a more relaxed state. And should an accident nevertheless occur, the safety systems can ensure the best possible protection for the occupants.

Stay on track: strong, gusting side winds can lead to the vehicle suddenly going off course. With the ESP® sensor system, strong gusts of side wind can be recognised by the standard-fit Crosswind Assist in good time and the brakes can be actuated automatically to correct the vehicle's direction. .The driver receives appreciable assistance in maintaining directional stability, and the driver's feeling of security is increased considerably.

Keep your distance: the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system can give the driver visual and acoustic warning signals if the safe distance from a vehicle ahead or from a stationary obstacle is breached.

Play it safe: the optional Driving Assistance package is a combination of different and complementary safety and comfort features. It includes DISTRONIC PLUS, BAS Brake Assist PLUS, PRE-SAFE® Brake, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and ACSR automatic child seat recognition.

Stay alert: the ATTENTION ASSIST driving assistance system can warn the driver if it detects typical signs of fatigue, thereby increasing driving safety.

Ride comfort - as befits its Class
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Totally relaxed on long journeys. Outstanding comfort is not an end in itself – it increases motoring pleasure and performance in equal measure. .The new GL-Class proves this like virtually no other vehicle besides.

Modified drive programs: the optional ON&OFFROAD package gives the driver more control over the vehicle's handling, both on the road and off-road. The driver uses a rotary switch to select from six different preset drive modes. Each drive mode aligns vehicle configuration with driving situation and road surface as effectively as possible.

Outstanding road roar and tyre vibration characteristics: the AIRMATIC air suspension system with Adaptive Damping System (ADS), which is fitted as standard, adapts continuously to the driving situation. The ground clearance can be raised as required at the touch of a button.

Countering the laws of physics: the optional ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, with active roll stabilisation, increases ride comfort, agility and safety at high speeds, when cornering and when driving off-road.The system allows the greatest possible degree of articulation and thus even better traction for off-road driving.

Keeping the overview: the optional Parking package with 360° camera helps the driver when parking and manoeuvring in tight spaces. Thanks to the camera system in conjunction with Active Parking Assist, the driver is given a totally new view of the vehicle, and parking is possible in a maximum of five moves, even in very small spaces.

Exclusivity redefined: the optionally available designo Exclusive package offers the vehicle occupants interior appointments of an extremely high quality, with many exclusive details. The very finest designo leather and further stylish and matching design components make every journey a truly special experience.

Spatial concept - use those free spaces
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The combination of generous and flexible interior space, together with a maximum load compartment volume of up to 2300 litres (with the rear bench seats folded down) or three seat rows for seven passengers, makes this luxury class SUV a talented all-rounder in any situation.

No hands required: the EASY-PACK tailgate, which comes as standard, can be opened and closed simply by pressing a button, thus enabling convenient loading and unloading of the boot.

For the very back row too: the optional, electrically-operated EASY-ENTRY system makes it easier to get into the 3rd row of seats from either side of the vehicle.

Greater feeling of spaciousness: the optionally-available panoramic sliding roof gives twice as much of glassed area as conventional glass sliding roofs and makes the interior appear particularly light and welcoming. It consists of a fixed panoramic glass sunroof above the second and third seat rows and an electrically-operated sliding glass roof and allows impressive visibility thanks to its large glass area.