Up for consideration is a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550.
It runs and operates exactly as Mercedes-Benz intended. There are no funny noises, no driving quirks and certainly
no drips or leaks. No warning lights. All maintenance is current. It is an absolute pleasure to drive. If you
didn't know, you'd think it was a brand new SUV from the way it drives and operates. Truly, it's that nice. It is
a true testament to Mercedes quality.
Everything, and I mean everything, works exactly as Mercedes' designers and engineers intended.
The seats are in gray leather. The front seats are heated, air conditioned and are massaging! They, of course,
have memory and lumbar support. The wood trim is honest-to-goodness genuine burl walnut. No cheap plastic here!
The third-row seats have Mercedes' EASY-ENTRY™ feature. The second- and third-row seats fold flat and the second
row has the optional pass-through feature. The four doors have the cool soft-close feature. No need to slam 'em!
Just give the doors a gentle touch and they pull themselves closed and latched securely.
There is Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling. Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming. MP3 media
interface. Mercedes' COMMAND™ navigation. A color display central controller. Equipped with harmon/kardon
LOGIC7™ surround sound with 830 watts stereo output. The car also has the rear seat entertainment system with
headphones that is a $1,950 extra-cost option. Two 115-volt AC power outlets. The car has a changeable ambient
lighting package for the interior.
There is a 360-degree surround view camera system. (You'll never again skin your front bumper on a curb with this
feature!) Anti-theft alarm system. Automatically folding outside rearview mirrors. Unlock and lock doors with
the wave of your hand. Power liftgate. ISOFIX™ (for child safety seats) anchoring on all rear seats.
One of the nicest features the SUV has is the Driver Assist Package™, a $1,950 option. This includes DISTRONIC
PLUS™ (with PRE-SAFE™ brakes) active blind spot assist and active lane-keeping assist. (I have actually tested
the braking feature by taking my hands off the steering wheel and my foot off the brake pedal and have come up at
35 mph behind cars stopped at a traffic light and the car stayed in the lane and came to a full stop without me
ever touching the brake pedal!!! Scary? YES! But way cool!
2013 Mercedes-benz Gl-class Gl550 on 2040-cars
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Up for consideration is a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550.
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A little over two months ago came reports that Daimler and Aston Martin were in talks, again, about "supply and technical-cooperation agreements." The next step has been taken with Aston Martin announcing that it has signed a Letter of Intent that looks "towards a technical partnership" with Mercedes-AMG GmbH, and the two companies aiming to have definitive agreements done by year's end.
While it will get to use certain electric and electronic components from AMG, the true golden egg for the maker of the Vanquish will be the ability to develop a new line of "bespoke V8 powertrains" that will be fitted to "a new generation of models." In return for opening up the larder, Daimler will get a non-voting stake of up to five percent of Aston Martin.
Nothing else is being said about the tie-up for the moment, but there's a press release below with a few more details.
That didn't take long. Shortly after a French administrative court gave the French government a ten-day window to reconsider its ban on registrations of Mercedes-Benz A-, B- and CLA-Class cars using the prohibited R134a refrigerant, the government cited an EU directive to formalize banning the sale of the cars. The country's environmental ministry said that registrations "will remain forbidden in France as long as the company does not to conform to European regulations," meaning so long as they do not use the approved R1234yf refrigerant.
Daimler had won the administrative court decision by challenging France's application of a "safeguard" provision in which the EU allows a country to block sales of cars that would "seriously harm the environment." In spite of Daimler's victory, France has cited that very provision as basis for the continuation of the ban.
Daimler got permission from Germany's KBA federal motor authority to keep selling cars with the coolant banned by EU politicians, and is using that national permission as the right to sell the cars throughout Europe. Meanwhile, above that battle, German politicians are asking the EU to let Mercedes sell the cars in France while the KBA does more testing, at the same time as the EU is threatening Germany with repercussions if it doesn't bring the KBA and Daimler into line.
At no point during our recent drive of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG did we ever think, "You know, this thing sure is slow." After all, Merc's range-topping SL comes fitted with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 capable of sending 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. But just in case you're still all "meh" about what the SL65 throws down, Brabus will gladly come to your rescue with this, the 800 Roadster.
As its name suggests, the 800 Roadster ups the V12's power figures to 800 horsepower and - wait for it - 1,047 pound-feet of torque. Don't get too excited, though - that torque number has been electronically limited to a measly 811 lb-ft since, you know, the transmission would probably explode if you tried to put the full force through it. Nevertheless, these represent increases of 79 hp and 73 lb-ft over the standard SL65, and that means the 800 Roadster can shoot to 62 miles per hour in just 3.7 seconds - two-tenths of a second quicker than the Merc its based on. More impressively, hitting 124 mph takes just under 10 seconds, and the droptop will finally top out at an electronically limited - limited! - 217 mph. Holy smokes.
To manage all of that speed, Brabus has engineered a special carbon fiber aero kit that reduces lift, and a unique control module for the SL65's active body control suspension lowers the ride height by one full inch. The 800 Roadster rides on new 20-inch wheels, and a unique limited-slip rear differential was added, featuring a 40 percent locking rate that further enhances performance when you're attempting to control the beast at its limits. Interior upgrades include new leather and alcantara surfaces throughout the cabin, including a leather-clad trunk.