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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC

Full-size, seven-passenger sport utility vehicles don't get much better than this. Fresh off a complete second-generation redesign, the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC is the oil-burning variant - and the entry-level model - in the automaker's GL-Class lineup. A luxury SUV with an efficient diesel engine screams "Roadtrip!" – so I loaded up my family of four and headed north up famed California State Route 1 to Hearst Castle for the day. The well-isolated GL proved every bit as spectacular as newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst's "ranch" on the hill, seemingly determined to justify... Read More

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC
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    Full-size, seven-passenger sport utility vehicles don't get much better than this. Fresh off a complete second-generation redesign, the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC is the oil-burning variant - and the entry-level model - in the automaker's GL-Class lineup. A luxury SUV with an efficient diesel engine screams "Roadtrip!" – so I loaded up my family of ...

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    Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550
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    Touring Wine Country In The Biggest Of Benzes Mercedes-Benz builds a beautiful GL-Class SUV with top-spec luxury amenities that is perfectly suited for the daily driving needs of a dad or a mom (68 per cent dads, according to 2011 figures) and with what we can only believe is a very nice 362-horsepower V8 engine. What the company sent our way, however, ...

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    Video: Mercedes-Benz GL crowned Motor Trend 2013 SUV of the Year
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    In the market for a vehicle that can take you, your friends and all their belongings deep into the off-road wilderness as far away from civilization as you can get? There's an SUV for that. Want something that will make you look extra-super-special while dropping Timmy off at the soccer game? Why yes, there's an SUV for that. Several, in fact. And there's ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 [w/video]
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    Honing The Arrow's Luxury Leviathan It's a wonder luxury SUVs survived the mass extinction event of the 2007-2009 recession at all. As investment accounts withered on the vine and fuel prices comfortably boiled near $1.50 per litre in some places, chicken-little minded Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator owners couldn't have tossed their keys any ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz releases 2013 GL63 AMG details for North America
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    Up until now, there has never been a proper AMG version of the high-and-mighty Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. That all changes for the 2013 model year, as the automaker has just released the full slate of details about the upcoming GL63 AMG, set to arrive in North American showrooms in the first quarter of next year. Cool as this GL63 may be, the upcoming G63 ...

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    New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the S-Class of SUVs
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    Everything has been thrown at the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class to make it not only the largest SUV Mercedes offers, but the equivalent of a jacked-up S-Class. It grows by an inch in length and gets fractionally wider and taller, with the extra size providing more head, shoulder and elbow room for all three rows of passengers. It is also loaded with new ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz to bring next-gen GL-Class to New York Auto Show
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    When we caught sight of this heavily-cloaked GL-Class last summer, we thought Mercedes-Benz was just refreshing its big SUV with a cosmetic facelift and maybe a new engine. New reports seem to indicate that Mercedes-Benz may be launching an all-new, second-generation GL for 2013, however. According to Car and Driver, the new GL will be based on the ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling 6,800 diesel models
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    Nearly 7,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being recalled for potentially leaky fuel filters. Included under the recall are diesel (read: Bluetec) versions of the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class, as well as the 2012 S-Class. The 2011 model year vehicles being recalled were built between January 2010 and April 2011. NHTSA says fuel filters on ...

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    Spy Shots: Facelifted Mercedes-Benz GL continues to drop camo
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    Now that Mercedes-Benz has officially launched the 2012 M-Class, it's time for the automaker to finish off the tweaks for its larger GL-Class crossover. It's been many moons since our trusty spy photographers have spotted the big GL out testing, but the prototypes are now back on the road, and it appears that a bit more of the matte camouflage has been ...

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    Mercedes-Benz announces $2-billion US investment into Alabama plant
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    Mercedes-Benz has just announced that the German automaker will invest more than $2 billion US ($1.93 billion Cdn) into its Tuscaloosa, Alabama manufacturing facility. The cash is slated to go toward production of current the current M-Class, though funds will also go toward producing the next-generation GL-Class and C-Class at the factory. The funds ...