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  • MercedesBenz GLClass launched in India by legendary

    Boris Becker: Reiterates its Absolute Supremacy in the

    growingluxurySUVsegmentinIndia

    Dynamic exteriors, luxurious interiors, enhanced performance: reiterates

    GLClassAbsoluteSupremacyintheluxurylargeSUVsegment

    Segment innovations: 360camera, CrossWind Stabilization, Open pore

    trim,ActiveParkAssist,Sunroofforallthreerows

    Power: 190 kW @ 3600 rpm (258 hp @ 3600 rpm) +34hp more than

    outgoingmodel

    Torque:619Nm@1600~2400rpm+109Nmmorethanoutgoingmodel

    India to be the second market after USA to locally produce GLClass starting

    Q3of2013

    GL 350 CDI Launch Edition is priced at INR 77.50 lakhs exshowroom

    Delhi

    New Delhi: MercedesBenz India today launched the second generation of the all new

    GLClass, reiterating its aggressive product portfolio for the Indian luxury car market.

    The GLClass sets new standards in comfort, dynamics, safety, elegance and efficiency.

    The new GLClass was launched in India by the legendary tennis star Boris Becker

    along with Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, MercedesBenz India, at the

    brandnewMercedesBenzFlagshipStoreinNewDelhi.

    Mr. Eberhard Kern, MD and CEO, MercedesBenz India said, 2013 is the Year of

    Offensive for MercedesBenz India and we are excited to present the all new GLClass to our valued customers. Exclusivity and dynamism are two of the most enigmatic features of an ultimate SUV and the GLClass imbibes both these as it established the SUV image of MercedesBenz in India with its launch in 2010. We have already succeeded with the new MClass and now the introduction of the new GLClass will further strengthen our dominance in

  • the Luxury Large SUV segment. The GLClass with its proven offroading prowess and luxurious appointments exudes the Absolute Supremacy statement during on and offroad situations and

    isidealtosuitthetasteofthegrowingnumberofoffroadingaficionadosinIndia.

    The level of spaciousness and comfort in the new GLClass underlines its position as the SClass among SUVs. The New GLClass exudes confidence, distinctive and powerful exterior design, exceptional comfort and highest handling dynamics in on and offroad situations. The new GLClass also comes with a full 360 degree surround camera, another first, from the MercedesBenzportfolio.

    With the most spacious interior, a benchmark in the Luxury Large SUV segment, the New GLClass has the easiest front and rear seat access with Easy Entry system on both sides. The daytime LED running lights are integrated into the front bumper. With more enigmatic head and tail lights the GLClass is more appealing and in line with the new design philosophy. The new sporty unique lightalloy wheels and two piece tail light with LED optic fibre cable adds to the robust appeal of this massive SUV. With its 63012522300 liter boot capacity, the new GLClass offers maximum flexibility and space. The third row offers ample space to seat fullsized adults comfortably yet another unique feature of this SUV. The interiors are made of finest materials and a touch of elegance in the design with open pore wood trim, a first time in India makes the new GLClass even more refreshing to drive. The legendary safety capabilities of MercedesBenz are fully incorporated in the new GLClass. The new GLClass is enhanced with stateofthearttechnologiesofthelikesofDSR,ESP,4ETS,4MATIC,AIRMATIC,etc.

    Mr. Boris Becker, tennis legend and true MercedesBenz aficionado elaborated, The GLClass

    is the cornerstone of achievement for anyone across the world. It is a true blue SUV and the ultimate machine for offroading. My association with MercedesBenz goes back to more than two decades. I identify with the values of the MercedesBenz brand fascination, perfection and responsibility. I enjoy going for offroading with my family I believe that the GLClass is a perfect companion on those tracks. It is my pleasure to be a part of the launch of this majestic vehicle, hereinIndia.

    The New GLClass is truly a class apart for the 14.8% lower fuel consumption. The ECO startstop feature reduces fuel consumption and emissions by automatically switching off the

  • engine in life in traffic. The V6 diesel has options like the AIRMATIC package for better ride control which helps in getting over the toughest of roads and worst terrains. With integrated PARKTRONIC the vehicle can warn difficult to detect obstacles in front of and behind the vehicle and helps the driver when searching for a suitable parking space for parallel parking, and support him through active steering when parking. Besides ruling the roads the new GLClass also gives the best view of the sky as it comes with the panoramic sunroof including a sunroof even for the third row of passengers, creating a larger transparent area and brighter interior. The vehicle also features latest multimedia COMAND like the Bluetooth interface with handsfree function, 7.0 inchColordisplaywithTFTtechnologyaswellasInternetbrowserandGPS.

    MercedesBenz always gives prime importance to safety and the new GLClass with the PreSafe ensures that vehicle reacts and prepares itself before any possible collision and with nine airbags it is one of the safest vehicles for the tumultuous offroading, city and highway rides. The Attention Assist helps the driver as soon as it detects signs of drowsiness on longer trips by continuously monitoring over 72 different parameters of driving behavior while there is an additionalCrosswindassistasfurtherassistancetodriversupport.

    The new GL is available with the optimized, upgraded V6 diesel engine. The powerful offroader is unrivalled in its segment with its variety and innovations. The 2987cc engine produces 619Nm of torque @ 16002400 and a power 190/258 @ 3600rpm. The robust engine coupled with 7GTRONIC Plus Automatic transmission offers high level of responsiveness wherein the car can reach 0100kph is reached in 7.9 seconds, with the top speed at 220 km/hr making the new GL350CDIimpressiveineveryaspect.

    The new GLClass is immediately recognizable as a sports utility vehicle on account of its styling, which is brimming with character. It combines expressive design and highclass appeal to create a powerful presence. It is a forwardlooking interpretation of a sophisticated SUV. With the length of 5120 mm (+32 mm), width of 1934 mm (+4 mm) and height of 1840 mm (+10mm) the new GL is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor, and looks even more impressive. The selfassured muscular radiator grill with the Three Pointed Star oozes confidence and road presencetotheoptimumlevel.

    The debut of the new GL will be as the Launch Edition. This limited edition variant will be

  • offered as fully imported car and will have additional features like AMG body styling comprising front and rear apron painted in body colors, 21inch AMG 5 twinspoke lightalloy, aluminium finish running boards with LED illumination and flared wheel arches. Other specialties of the Launch Edition will be Designo Exclusive Package, which takes the vehicle's highquality look and feel to a new level of exclusivity. The enrichment includes AMG sports seats and rear seats featuring upholstery in designo leather, upper and lower dashboard sections and door beltlines in design leather, heated front seats, design headlining in Dinimica black. The Launch Edition will alsohaveheatedseats,andtemperaturecontrolledcupholders.

    TheGL350CDI4MATICwillbeavailableatINR77.50lakhsexshowroomDelhi.