New Mercedes GL Class embarks on a preview mission ahead of its launch

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Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The 2013 Mercedes GL Class is the first move of the year from the German car maker in India.

2013 Mercedes GL350 spy front2013 Mercedes GL350 spy rear

According to online reports, the car is slated to be launched on May 16th. The online promotion campaign also started rolling with a contest which could win you a date with tennis legend Boris Becker.

Our friends at Oncars.in report that Mercedes has started previewing the premium SUV to select clientele. The seven seater is reportedly being taken to important Merc dealerships across the country.

The India spec SUV will be the GL350 BlueTEC 4MATIC variant. The car is powered by a 3.0 litre diesel engine which generates 255 bhp and a commendable 620 Nm of torque. The SUV is equipped with a new 4MATIC all wheel drive system.

From the spyshots we can see that the SUV uses chrome wherever it is possible. The front twin slated grill, the air splitter in the front bumper, foglamp enclosures, window line, a part of the rear bumper, a strip on the tail gate are all finished in chrome.

The Mercedes GL Class will be initially imported as a CBU from the company’s Alabama plant but will eventually be assembled locally. The luxury SUV will be competing with the likes of the Audi Q7 and the BMW X5.

[Source: Oncars.in]

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