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2014 Mercedes-Benz GL550

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2014 Base GL 550 4dr All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC
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Price:   -  From $88,600


The GL550 is the go-to luxury SUV for consumers who value high-end design and capable utility. It boasts three rows of seats that offer comfort and roomy quarters for all seven passengers.

What's New for 2014

A carryover from 2013, the 2014 GL550 has no changes of note.

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz GL550

The main decision in a GL-Class purchase is made at the model—rather than trim—level. Mercedes-Benz has something for everything. The diesel-powered GL350 BlueTec pleases economy-minded drivers, while the GL63 AMG high-powered thrills for those who want maximum performance from the large SUV. In between are two family-friendly offerings, the GL450 and GL550.

Mercedes-Benz GL550

The sole engine for the more powerful GL550 is a turbocharged V8 that produces 429 horsepower and returns an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in city driving conditions and 18 mpg on the highway. Those fuel economy figures aren't all that impressive in 2014, but owners can comfort themselves with this outstanding figure: The 5,500-pound SUV can hit 60 mph in a brisk 5.5 seconds. All GL550s are equipped with 4Matic, Mercedes-Benz’s all-wheel drive system.

An MSRP of $88,600 is fairly competitive with full-size American rivals, particularly when you consider a wide range of standard features including a hard-drive navigation system with voice control, active parking assist, a sliding glass sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, heated seats with massage, satellite radio, a rearview camera, privacy glass, rain-sensing wipers and LED daytime running lights.

Standalone options include a heated steering wheel, a rear-seat entertainment system, and heated rear seats. Night View Assist Plus, rear sunshades, a heated windshield washer fluid reserve and a Bang & Olufsen sound system can be specially ordered.

Buyers can also add a few option groups like:

Mercedes-Benz GL550
  • The Driver Assistance Package features safety features such as active blind spot assist, active lane keeping assist and an emergency braking system.
  • The On/Off Road Package adds front under-ride protection, six transmission settings and two-locking differentials.
  • The Parking Assistance Package features a surround view camera.

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CarsDirect Tip

Any GL-Class SUV will comfortably transport seven people in plenty style. We think the lower base prices and running costs of the GL350 BlueTec and GL450 make them more practical choices, but neither has the performance edge that makes a GL550 so exhilarating to drive.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 429 HP / 516 ft.lbs.
7-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
13 / 18 / 15 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.6L V-8 / 429 HP / 516 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time 4matic All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
13 / 18 / 15 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
26.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
93.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
144 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
201.6 "
Exterior Width
84.3 "
Exterior Height
72.8 "
Front Headroom
41.2 "
Rear Headroom
40.0 "
Front Legroom
40.3 "
Rear Legroom
38.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
58.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,578 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
20.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
21.0 " Silver Amg Aluminum
Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(12-way Power)
Front Armrests
(12-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Comand Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
14 Harman/kardon / 16 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Presafe Forward Collision Warning / Presafe Brake Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot / Active Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Parktronic W/active Parking Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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