2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic




2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

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    May 29, While its cabin tech feels dated, the Mercedes-Benz GL BlueTEC to Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system.

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    A few months ago I decided to give Mercedes one more chance. Fortunately, the GL's cabin tech package was able to keep us entertained where the ride did not. As we reached our destination, the GL's trip computer was reporting an astounding Kid's like the 3rd row more than wife's cadillac. The seats are very comfortable and supportive and at highway speeds the engine and transmission are very smooth and the ride is quiet and relaxing The sound system is good, the visibility is fine.

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

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    While this seven seated behemoth was probably not the best vehicle to transport one journalist across the state of California, we figured this long trip down Interstate 5 would be a good opportunity to see how close the fuel-efficient diesel powerplant could get to its EPA estimated mileage.

    The powerplant in question is a 3. The engine sends its power through a seven-speed adaptive automatic transmission to Mercedes-Benz's 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system. Keeping the diesel's emissions clean is an AdBlue injection system that scrubs up to 80 percent of NOx from the exhaust gases.

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    On the road, the pound-feet of torque doesn't translate into neck-snapping acceleration. Perhaps this is because of the GL's immense weight; perhaps it's the turbo lagging; or maybe Mercedes has tuned some of the throttle response down to create more refined and fuel efficient acceleration.

    Whatever the cause, the GL feels sluggish off of the line. Really putting your foot into the accelerator and waiting for the turbodiesel to build steam eventually results in that torquey diesel thrust that we're used to, but the acceleration is uneven and slightly unpredictable. The three modes felt noticeably different, with Sport mode transmitting a good deal of expansion joint harshness into the seat bottom and Comfort mode feeling floaty and vague.

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    Speeding down Interstate 5, cruise control holding the SUV at a steady 75 mph, the GL's leather appointed cabin isolated its passenger from road and wind noise. The leather-trimmed seats were quite comfortable for the seven-plus hour trip, but the high seating position had us feeling like we were sitting on top of a vehicle rather than inside of one.

    The vague feedback through the steering and suspension made us feel even more isolated from the driving experience, but somehow we think that's the point of driving a vehicle this large. On the bright side, the power steering was light and quite responsive to inputs. Fortunately, the GL's cabin tech package was able to keep us entertained where the ride did not.

    Because of our lack of passengers, neither the DVD playback option nor the dual-screen, seatback-mounted rear seat entertainment system got too much of a workout on this particular trip.

    2009 mercedes benz gl320 bluetec 4matic

    Pointing us in the right direction was the 6. The system features quick routing and POI search and a fairly intuitive on-screen interface, but the archaic COMAND directional-pad-based control scheme and the lack of a touch screen required more attention to operate than we were comfortable with in a moving vehicle.

    The graphics are crisp, but pale in comparison to the beautiful visuals seen on newer Lexus navigation systems. As we reached our destination, the GL's trip computer was reporting an astounding After a good night's sleep, it was time to load back into the GL for the return trip home. We reset the trip computer and attempted to duplicate our better-than-EPA results. However, this time we encountered two long hours of LA rush hour traffic.

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