With the New York Auto Show just around the corner, teaser images and leaks of cars have bombarded the web. What we have here is the new Mercedes-Benz GL Class that has undergone serious tweak with an updated power plant.
Following the design cues of the next-gen Mercs, the GL Class features news headlamp design similar to those seen on the SLK and SL. It features LED running headlamps, two-bar grille and redesigned bumpers incorporating larger air vents.
Featured as a seven-seater, the GL Class is largely based on the M Class with leather seats, wood trim, sculpted surfaces and metallic accents.
There is no word on the how the new GL Class will be powered, but we’re likely to see the 3.0-litre V6 diesel motor that pumps out 255 bhp. Mercedes could also provide the option of a 412 bhp turbocharged 4.7-litre V8 running on gasoline. Mated to the engine will be a seven-speed automatic transmission with the 4-Matic drive.
India will begin production of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class towards the end of 2013 at the Chakan facility, where it will arrive via CKD kits. However, the German luxury carmaker might import CBUs by mid 2013.