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2010 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class adds value

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV has become the latest model in line to benefit from the extensive 2010 value-enhancement programme.
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The ‘First Choice’ equipment enhancements which are slowly being rolled out across the entire Mercedes-Benz range will add additional standard equipment to the GL-Class SUV range at a fraction of the cost.

Since its local launch in 2006, Mercedes-Benz has sold 1500 examples of the GL-Class in Australia, aimed at off-road enthusiasts who want true off-road ability with the prestige of a luxury brand.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class boasts the "Off-road Pro Engineering package" which comprises several off-road-specific features to make it more capable over rough terrain.

This includes adjustable air suspension with level control, two-stage low-range transfer case, fully-locking front, centre and rear diffs, and a protective under-shield.

The Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz cars, Mr Horst von Sanden said “Even though the GL-Class is import duty-exempt we have still included it in our ongoing value strategy for our customers.
“These important revisions are part of Mercedes-Benz’ ongoing value strategy – a long-term programme specifically designed to offer Australian customers the best possible value."

The equipment enhancements chosen to augment the existing line-up as standard features are typically the most popular optional extras selected by current owners.

The specific product revisions are detailed below.

GL 350 CDI

  • New rear bumper with partially integrated tailpipes
  • LED tail lights
  • Direct-steering (replaces the speed-sensitive power steering system)
  • Multi-function steering wheel in Nappa leather
  • Aluminium-finish running boards with rubber studs
  • COMAND APS HDD navigation with single-disc CD/DVD player
  • Reversing camera
  • Chrome-look finish roof rails
  • 19-inch 5 spoke alloy wheels

Price increases by $3,190, added equipment equals $8,575

GL 350 CDI Luxury

Additional standard equipment for GL 350 CDI Luxury: (Over GL 350 CDI)

  • Bi-Xenon head lights with Intelligent Light System featuring Active Light System, dynamic range adjustment, cornering light function and head light cleaning system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • COMAND APS HDD navigation with 6-disc in-dash CD/DVD player
  • Reversing camera
  • Convenience telephony (cradle to be sourced separately)
  • Ambient lighting underneath the dashboard trim strips and the four door-centre panels
  • New anthracite poplar wood trim with chrome highlights
  • Dark tinted glass in rear side windows and rear windscreen
  • 20-inch 5 twin-spoke alloy wheels

Price increases by $3,300, added equipment equals $14,350

GL 500

Additional standard equipment for GL 500 Luxury: (Over GL 350 CDI Luxury)

  • Bi-Xenon head lights with Intelligent Light System featuring Active Light System, dynamic range adjustment, cornering light function and head light cleaning system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • KEYLESS-GO automatic lock/unlock and drive authorisation system
  • DISTRONIC autonomous intelligent cruise control
  • TV tuner with analogue/digital reception
  • NECK-PRO luxury head restraints
  • 21-inch AMG light-alloy wheels with flared wheel arches

All prices exclude dealer delivery and all on road costs.