Big Motoring World's Star Car of the Week - Mercedes-Benz GL Class GL350
The luxury SUV segment of the market is diverse with some of the world's top car makers now competing in this space all vying for your cash. But what if you are looking for something a little larger, more purposeful and featuring more load space whilst retaining its luxurious attributes? At Big Motoring World we believe we have the answer and that comes in the guise of the Mercedes-Benz GL Class GL350. From the makers of the technologically advanced and class-leading S-Class saloon, in the GL, Mercedes have transferred across a lot of their successful premium saloon car elements and repurposed them into a capable SUV. From an aesthetics point of view, the GL350 is imposing. With a driving position high above the road, the GL350 certainly commands attention and offers the driver clear and uninhibited views of what lays ahead. Dressed in metallic silver paintwork, one notable fixture is the GL350’s Mercedes AMG styling add-ons. Featuring more aggressive looking front and rear bumpers, this Merc also features an angular and distinctive front grille which is instantly related to the rest of the Mercedes Benz range. Detailing such as those impressive bonnet vents, practical side steps and beautifully machined 5 spoke alloy wheels all come together to produce, visually a very well rounded machine. Step inside and the attention to detail continues. Within the large and spacious cabin, you will find the seats and door cards upholstered in beautiful black leather which features rib stitch detailing and contrasting white stitching around the core and outer edges of the seats. Both driver and passenger are treated to subtle silver trim detailing around the door handles, air vents, steering wheel and across the dashboard as a whole. When coupled against the black interior, these contrasting elements really do provide a contemporary and elegant feel. Again, whilst visually the interior is an elegant space to enjoy, it is also technically advanced and includes a range of features and driving aids to enhance both passenger and driver comfort and safety. These features include the following to name but a small fraction, Satellite Navigation, Electric Sunroof, Xenon Headlamps, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Parking Sensors and AMG body styling. From a mechanical point of view, this GL features a powerful drivetrain and features a 3.0-Litre diesel engine which is capable of producing 255 bhp. Coupled to this 3-Litre unit is a manual gearbox which provides for a very smooth driving experience. Benefitting from seeing just 29,028 miles from new, this GL350 comes complete with service history and is available now at our Blue Bell Hill dealership, with full details available here.