2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features 3rd row floor mats · Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, rear and third row, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.45 · Center differential: mechanical
Header Geographic Region: N/A in CA/NLEV
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof 3rd Row Sunroof: fixed glass · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child seat anchors · First aid kit · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front, rear and third row, front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front, front, rear and third row
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding: power · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Third Row Seat Type: split-bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $53,400 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 3.0L 215 hp V6 Diesel
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$53,400
Invoice$49,662

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.0L 215 hp V6 Diesel
Power 215 hp @ 4,000 RPM
Torque 398 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26.4 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom39.5 in
Wheelbase121.1 in
Length200.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height72.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,620 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
The refined 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 diesel engine that powers the 2008 Mercedes Benz GL320 CDI operates relatively quietly and doesn't produce the fumes that sometimes trouble older ... Read More
The refined 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 diesel engine that powers the 2008 Mercedes Benz GL320 CDI operates relatively quietly and doesn't produce the fumes that sometimes trouble older diesels, drivers and reviewers note. In fact, many drivers will barely notice that a diesel hides under the hood, instead of a typical gas-powered engine.
For the most part, the diesel V6, which produces 215 horsepower, capably powers the full-size GL320 SUV, which tips the scales at just over 5,300 pounds. However, acceleration isn't great, drivers note. On the positive side, the diesel V6 excels in fuel efficiency, getting as much as 24 miles per gallon at highway speeds.
While the CDI (common-rail injection) diesel runs on ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel, which helps lower emissions, the 2008 GL320 CDI has not been approved for sale in the states of California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Outside, the 2008 GL320 CDI displays a fluid, aerodynamic exterior appearance, with a silver grille, light-sensing headlights, dual square stainless-steel exhaust tips, and a sunroof with a retractable sunshade. Inside, the big SUV comes equipped with multifunction steering wheel, power-adjustable heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, brown bird's-eye maple wood trim, and dual-zone climate control.
The GL320 CDI also comes standard with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, four-wheel electronic traction control, an Electronic Stability Program, a seven-speed automatic transmission, antilock brakes, and a four-wheel air suspension, which automatically adjusts depending on passenger and cargo weight.
Drivers and reviewers note that the full-size SUV can often seem too big in small spaces like tight parking lots. However, it comfortably seats seven passengers in three rows, and with the second- and third-row seats folded down, it provides more than 83 cubic feet of cargo space.
Adds to GL 320 CDI:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.7 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features 3rd row floor mats · Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, alloy
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front, rear and third row, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.70 · Center differential: mechanical
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof 3rd Row Sunroof: fixed glass · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child seat anchors · First aid kit · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front, rear and third row, front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front, front, rear and third row
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding: power · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Third Row Seat Type: split-bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $55,900 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 4.7L 335 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$55,900
Invoice$51,987

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

4.7L 335 hp V8
Power 335 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 339 lb-ft @ 2,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26.4 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom39.5 in
Wheelbase121.1 in
Length200.6 in
Width75.6 in
Height72.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,212 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
The Mercedes-Benz GL450 changes little for 2008, but it still offers many top-notch features that make it a competitive choice for drivers seeking a well-equipped full-size SUV. Underne... Read More
The Mercedes-Benz GL450 changes little for 2008, but it still offers many top-notch features that make it a competitive choice for drivers seeking a well-equipped full-size SUV. Underneath its sleek, sculpted exterior, the GL450 features unibody construction, which results in better handling, a smoother ride, and an overall lighter weight, according to Mercedes-Benz. Still, the GL450 weighs in at just under 5,300 pounds, so while the big SUV accelerates at a steady pace (0 to 60 in 7.4 seconds), it won't break any speed records.
Speed's not the point here, of course, and in other measures, such as passenger space, cargo space, safety features, and off-road capability, the GL450 excels. The big SUV comes equipped with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which continuously monitors the speed of all four wheels and reduces power or applies brakes as needed when it detects wheel slippage. Four-wheel electronic traction control, an Electronic Stability Program, antilock brakes, and a four-wheel air suspension, which automatically balances the suspension depending on passenger and cargo weight, also come standard.
A 335-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 engine powers the GL450. The engine links to a seven-speed automatic transmission with a column shifter. Using rocker buttons on the steering wheel, drivers can access the transmission's Touch Shift feature, which enables manual shifting.
The GL450 seats seven passengers in three rows of seating. With the second- and third-row seats folded flat, the GL450 provides more than 83 cubic feet of cargo space. And when even bigger loads need moving, the big SUV can tow up to 7,500 pounds.
Standard features for the 2008 GL450 include a sunroof with a retractable sunshade, a multifunction steering wheel, power-adjustable heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and brown bird's-eye maple wood trim. The eight-speaker audio system includes a six-disc CD changer mounted in the glovebox.
Other features include Downhill Speed Regulation, which manages the throttle and brakes to ensure safe driving on steep slopes, and Hill Assist, which prevents rollback when the driver switches between the brake and gas pedals on steep uphill or downhill grades.
Options include an Off-Road Package, which includes center and rear locking differentials, a two-speed transfer case, skid plates with underride protection, and a dynamic compass display.
GL 500
Original MSRP: $77,375
Adds to GL 320 CDI:
No additional major features.
Price $77,375 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.5L 382 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$77,375
Invoice$71,959

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
7-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.5L 382 hp V8
Power 382 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 391 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26.4 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom39.5 in
Wheelbase121.1 in
Length200.6 in
Width75 in
Height73.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
Adds to GL 320 CDI:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Automatic climate control rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · AM/FM radio · Rear audio: rear volume control · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 5.1 · 14 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 14.7 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features 3rd row floor mats · Armrests: rear center · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: rear, front, rear and third row, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, driver seat, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.70 · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3 · Number of third row headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Heated · Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof 3rd Row Sunroof: fixed glass · Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Camera system: rearview · Child seat anchors · First aid kit · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front, rear and third row, front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front, front, rear and third row
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Rear seat manual adjustments: reclining · Third row seat folding: power · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Third Row Seat Type: split-bench
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $77,375 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.5L 382 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$77,375
Invoice$71,959

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.5L 382 hp V8
Power 382 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 391 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume26.4 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom39.5 in
Wheelbase121.1 in
Length200.6 in
Width75 in
Height73.4 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload948 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,500 lbs
New for 2008, the Mercedes-Benz GL550 replaces the GL500 in the automaker's lineup, and as the numerical part of its name implies, it receives a bump in power, making it the new top dog... Read More
New for 2008, the Mercedes-Benz GL550 replaces the GL500 in the automaker's lineup, and as the numerical part of its name implies, it receives a bump in power, making it the new top dog in the GL-Class lineup. The GL550 also sports a number of exterior design upgrades that distinguish it from its stablemates in the GL-Class.
A new 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 engine powers the GL550. It's the same engine that drives other high-end Mercedes vehicles, including the E550 sedan, the CL550 coupe, and the S550 sedan. The V8 engine links to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which has been geared to ensure quick, smooth acceleration. The transmission includes the Touch Shift feature, which enables the driver to upshift and downshift manually using rocker buttons located behind the steering-wheel spokes.
Updated exterior features include a deeper chrome grille, a new front bumper design, chrome roof rails, dual chrome exhaust tips, and a power liftgate. Underneath the sleek exterior, the GL550 features a unibody construction, which results in better handling and a smoother ride, according to Mercedes-Benz.
Overall, the GL550 comes with the most extensive list of standard features of any Mercedes SUV. Features include leather upholstery and trim, power-adjustable heated front seats, heated rear seats, a wood-and-leather multifunction steering wheel, Burl Walnut wood trim, and an 11-speaker Harman Kardon digital audio system with a six-disc CD changer located in the glovebox.
Like all SUVs in the GL-Class, the GL550 comes equipped with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which continuously monitors the speed of all four wheels and reduces power or applies brakes as needed when it detects wheel slippage. Four-wheel electronic traction control, an Electronic Stability Program, antilock brakes, and a four-wheel air suspension, which automatically balances the suspension depending on passenger and cargo weight, are also standard.
Other features include Downhill Speed Regulation, which manages the throttle and brakes to ensure safe driving on steep slopes, and Hill Assist, which prevents rollback when the driver switches between the brake and gas pedals on steep uphill or downhill grades.