Mercedes-Benz India launches GL Grand Edition

Published On January 31, 2012 By at Gaadi
Mecedes-Benz India has impacting presence in India with their product line ranging from premium SUVs to premium sedans. Today, the Germen giant added one more product to their influencing existing range of cars with the launch of GL-Class ‘Grand Edition’, which further concretes their position in market offering one of the widest portfolio.

Mr. Debashis Mitra, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said, “India has burgeoning potential in terms of demand for SUVs. The superior connectivity and improved road conditions are fuelling this growth. Mercedes-Benz is an aspirational brand and GL-Class has received very encouraging response from the customers since its launch in India. The GL ‘Grand Edition’ has been aggressively priced for the Indian market and like its success in other markets; the introduction of the vehicle will further strengthen our dominance in the luxury Large SUV segment. The GL ‘Grand Edition’ with its proven off-roading prowess and luxurious interiors is ideal to suit the taste of the growing number of off-roading aficionados in India”

The ‘Grand Edition’ features unique 20-inch light-alloy wheels in exclusive Himlayan Grey metallic color. The rich quality, new design two-tone leather seats in the color combinations black / porcelain and black / maroon leather upholstery with individual fluting pattern and contrasting topstitching for that premium feeling.

The exterior design of the ‘Grand edition’ is unique in its own way with dark tinted headlamps, radiator grille with black, high-sheen louvers and a redesigned front bumper with integrated LED day-time running lamps giving the unique identity to the special edition. Other visual highlights includes metallic paint finishes, heat-insulating and infrared-reflecting laminated glass all round, aluminum-look running boards with rubber studs, and divided exhaust tailpipe trim.
The Grand Edition is equipped with many special features like electronically folding third-row seats, 4MATIC AWD, AIRMATIC air suspension, Direct-Steer system, the Adaptive Damping System ADS,, PARKTRONIC and COMAND APS with reverse camera as standard equipment.

There will be two trim levels available in the market, The Executive will cost Rs. 60,99,000 (ex-showroom) and Luxury variant will be priced at Rs. 65,50,000(Ex-showroom)
Engine Specifications:

Arrangement/no. of cylinders: V6
Displacement (cc) (cm3):       2,987
Output (kW/hp):          165 / 224
Max. torque (Nm):      510
Approx. top speed (km/h):      210
Power transmission and wheels
Tyres/wheels: 255/50 R 20
Drive system:              4MATIC
Transmission: 7G-TRONIC
Capacities and weights:
Kerb weight (kg):        2,505
Perm. GVW (kg)         3,250
Boot capacity (VDA) (l): 620-2,300
Permissible towing capacity, unbraked/braked (kg): 750/3,500
Turning circle diameter (m):   12.1