The Mercedes GL Class is the biggest SUV that Mercedes makes and it is as big as an SUV can get. It is bigger than the ML Class and the R Class MPV so you can imagine how enormous this vehicle is. The GL Class is Mercedes’s way of saying size definitely matters.
But now that Mercedes has unwrapped the 2012 ML Class, their engineers are focusing on this big daddy. Here we have some spy pics of the 2012 Mercedes GL Class undergoing testing in Germany. Of course, the size and shape hasn’t change because if you make this thing any bigger, you might require a commercial vehicle driving license to run it.
Due to the heavy camouflage, the fine details of the facelifted front are hidden. But one can see a two bar grill and some LED garnish. The new GL Class will use the underpinnings of the new ML Class and also its design language. The camouflaged front end clearly indicates that it will look like the big brother of the 2012 ML Class.
You may have multiple engine options on the new SUV. You can have 2 engine options including a 240-horsepower V6 diesel and a brand new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 gasoline unit delivering 302-horsepower. Some where down the line, you may see a hybrid powertrain with plug-in capability.
You can expect the Mercedes to launch this vehicle sometime in 2012. Both ML and GL Class will be assembled in India next year.
[Source - Carscoop.Blogspot.com]