2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GL

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2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GL
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GL

Key specs

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The good:

  • Third-row space and accessibility
  • Interior quality, amenities

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • V-8 gas mileage

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Four engine choices
  • 550-hp AMG version
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Seats seven

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GL review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG packs big power into a big SUV: 550 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 engine that works with a seven-speed automatic transmission.
What’s Special

  • 550-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8
  • All-wheel drive splits 60 percentĀ of the power to the rear wheels and 40 percent to the front
  • Active suspension
  • AMG sport exhaust system
  • Widened fenders that fit 21-inch wheels
  • Automated parking

Here’s info on the regular GL-Class:

The seven-seat GL-Class SUV has standard all-wheel drive, three rows of seats and four available engines: two turbocharged V-8s, a turbo-diesel V-6 or a turbocharged gas V-6. As with other Mercedes models, the top-shelf version of the GL-Class is a performance-oriented AMG edition, the GL63 AMG. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80 and Lexus LX 570.
New for 2016
Owners will receive five years of free basic mbrace Connect communication service.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 engine (GL350 Bluetec)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Air suspension
  • Power sunroof
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Power liftgate
  • Backup camera
  • Forward collision warning
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 362-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 (GL450)
  • 429-hp, twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 (GL550)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Heated/cooled front cupholders
  • Adaptive suspension

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.7
  • Interior design 3.7
  • Performance 3.7
  • Value for the money 3.7
  • Exterior styling 3.7
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Light engine truns on

Light engine light came on after a week of me buying it . And a piece of the bottom of the car came off... And wend I took it back ...they just ripped it off and said it did not need it ...


i absolutely love this car.

it is amazing. it looks great has amazing power. when you want to drive it like a sports car you have that capability and when you want to cruise comfortably with some music you can do so very easily.


Great car!! Fast

I love the way it drives and handles! Comfortable and fast! Love the multi tone interior. Drives like a sports car but comfortable for the whole family

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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