Expensive and bad – 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Luxury SUV 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz GL-class second-generation (factory index X166) debuted in the spring of at the New York Auto Show. 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz G El genuine premium car, but whether it is reliable, that’s the question.
Let’s consider the German the SUV, we estimate the dimensions of the exterior and interior, pick up the color of the enamel, Example tires and wheels, consider the content of the comfort features, and most importantly, deal with the technical characteristics of the new 2018-2019 Mercedes GL-Class (engine, automatic transmission, suspension) and find out weaknesses seemingly flawless German SUV, which offered to buy for, you see, quite a hefty price. Our assistants will be photo and video materials, as well as the first reviews of the owners.


Another new automobiles premium:
BMW X5 third-generation
Infiniti FX
Acura MDX
The new Volkswagen Touareg

In Russia, large and expensive cars are not only increased attention from potential buyers. Motorists with a more modest level of income are often interested in premium members, as these machines are traditionally forwards in all technical updates. And in this sense, our hero is a new generation of 2018-2019 Mercedes GL-Class is very interesting. He has something to boast about, and it … there is something to break.


2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz G El – a very large car, the overall dimensions of the body are impressive: 5120 mm long, 1934 mm (with mirrors 2141 mm) in width, 1850 mm in height, 3075 mm wheelbase, ground clearance (clearance) due to the adjustable air suspension 215 – 306 mm.
2018-2019 Mercedes GL SUV is based on the road surface of the huge wheels shod in tires 265/60 R 18 or 275/55 R19, but it is possible to install and larger wheels with tires 275/50 R20, 285/45 R21 and even 295/35 R22. Wheels Only aluminum, various designs and sizes of R18 to R22.
Weight of car in running order, depending on the engine, will be 2445-2455 kg.
Enamel colors for paint finishes can be selected from two nemetallikov – Calcite White and Black, as well as metallics – Beige Pearl, Silver Iridium, Black Obsidian, White Diamond, Gray tenor, Brown Citrine and Blue Kavansit. Questions to no quality of painting – quality metal, count how many layers of anti-corrosion coating, primer and enamel is not possible, only the body is covered with varnish 7 !!! time.
Looks 2018-2019 Mercedes G E (X166) seriously, and downright cool. The front of the SUV – with a huge false radiator grille adorned with two beams and three-beam star of the German company, the compact lamps complex shapes combined with filling (and xenon arc light-emitting diodes). To match the overall dimensions of the body weight of the bumper with air ducts, a pair of LED strips and stylish protection as chrome skiing. In reviewing the side there is a large body of station wagon with a long bonnet, flat roof, huge doorways and monumental stern. The side surfaces abound vyshtampovki, depressions, ribs and bloatedness. Feed awarded beautiful elements overall lighting with LED filling a huge bumper with a diffuser and a gigantic luggage door (equipped with electric drive). It is worth mentioning that provides Crosswind Assist function (inhibits the effects of crosswinds) to the body of the new “G-ale”. Able to withstand even air flow from passing trucks.

Talking about the quality of interior materials of the new 2018-2019 Mercedes Dzhiel likely to be superfluous, all very soundly, but … even in seemingly expensive and luxurious interior, the GL found plastic, painted under the metal. On the buyer’s choice of six different skin colors and five variants of decorative inserts (wood and aluminum). Front comfort seats with pronounced lateral support and, of course, with a full set of features (electric, heating, ventilation).
Devices, the front panel and center console – style and functionality. Available 14.7 cm color screen multimedia system Command CD MP3 with USB and AUX, Bluetooth, DVD acoustics Harman Kardon Logic 7 (optional Bang & Olufsen BeoSound), navigation, camera, panoramic view. Three-zone climate control with a control unit for the second row passengers, which provided plenty of space and individual monitors mounted in the headrests of the front seats. Even in the third row seat is comfortable and cozy two adults passengers. Cargo capacity with seven members of the crew of 680 liters by folding the second row and the third will get swelling of 2,300 liters with a completely flat floor.
With security in the new 2018-2019 Mercedes Dzhiel full order: in the presence of ABS, ESP and ASR, the system of active safety (Pre-Safe), the car monitors the state of tiredness of the driver (Attention Assist), Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Safe Brake – in case of danger yourself slow down and stop the SUV. Even provides an option in the form of systems, watching the intersection marking strips, blind areas, traffic signs. You can order a night vision camera, panoramic electric sunroof, parking assistant. electronics abundance – it’s good, but quite often arise in systems “glitches,” or they simply break down.

Technical characteristics of the new 2018-2019 Mercedes GL-Class year: a car in Russia is offered in four versions, one diesel and three petrol engines equipped with start-stop system ECO. Transmission automatic automatic transmission 7G-Tronic Plus (version GL 63 AMG – AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic). Suspension is fully independent, double wishbone front, multilink rear. 4Matic all-wheel drive transmission with air suspension and AirMatic function On and Off road with six modes and a mechanical locking center differential:

  • Auto – Standard mode for permanent use in the city,
  • Off-road 1 – sand, light off-road
  • Off-road 2 – heavy off-road maximum ground clearance of 306 mm and the ability to overcome ford depth of 60 cm,
  • Sport – sport mode with sharp steering response, the engine response and suspension characteristics of the rigid,
  • The snow – winter mode, allows you to confidently move on slippery road surfaces and use snow chains,
  • Trailer – towing heavy trailers.

Diesel V6:

  • 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz GL 350 CDI – Diesel (258 hp) will ensure the start to 100 mph in 7.9 seconds, top speed of 209 mph. Fuel consumption of 6.9 liters on the highway but 8.1 liters in the city.

Gasoline V8:

  • GL 450 (365 hp) will drive the SUV to 100 mph in 6.3 seconds and allow to dial 220 mph.
  • GL 500 BlueEfficiency (435 hp) shoots cars to the first hundred in 5.5 seconds, the electronics will not be dispersed more than 250 mph. fuel consumption, depending on the driving mode will be 9,3-14,5 liters.
  • 2018-2019 Mercedes GL 63 AMG with a 5.5-liter V8 Biturbo (557 hp) and a driver’s SUV catapults to 100 kmh in 4.7 seconds, acceleration is a monstrous end at 250 mph. Average fuel consumption according to the manufacturer will be 12.3 liters.

We will not carry out a test drive 2018-2019 Mercedes G El of , let’s talk about the reliability of components and assemblies SUV. The car is heavy, expensive to Russia, to say the least, not quite smooth. The abundance of pits and potholes multiplied by the speed of movement (on such cars do not drive slowly) adversely affect the undercarriage of the car. The most susceptible to early breakdown and the need to carry out repairs even at run 40-50 thousand. Km pinion steering, air suspension elements, the electronic control unit gear box (the box can also be damaged), all kinds of sensors and engine ignition coil. At the same time the cost of spare parts is quite large and can amount to several thousand euros. According to statistics, the owners of complaints on cases of warranty 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz GL (X166) is in first place among the entire range of the company !!! Perhaps the reason for this joyless phenomenon lies in the fact that many of the components, parts and accessories for 2018-2019 Mercedes cars, wherever carried out their sale, are produced at the company’s plants in China.

How much is that in Russia the price of a new 2018-2019 Mercedes GL 500 BlueEfficiency model year surpasses 5 million – the car we can buy for 5.2 million rubles..

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