Mercedes-Benz GL-Class off roads into Qatar

By on April 27, 2011
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Mercedes’ new 4×4 now available for test drive at Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles.

Press release:
Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the exclusive dealers of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, has taken the Qatar off-road experience to a completely new level with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. A true off-roader with a lot of class and elegance, the stunning GL’s underlying theme can be summed up in one single word: More, for more power, more luxury, more technology and more presence. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class comes with a 5-year service cover.

The GL boasts a commanding shape and muscular lines that demand attention and exude authority. To further accentuate its look, the finest materials and gleaming chrome highlights adorn a model that remains matchless when it comes to both size and versatility. Inside, the GL-Class pampers up to seven occupants with its elegant design and exceptional comfort. For the driver, instrumentation offers the unique blend of freedom, super performance on and off the road and luxury.

Khaled Shaa’ban, General Manager of NBK Automobiles said: “The Mercedes-Benz GL is the perfect fit for a great out-door experience when on the road or embarking on an off-road adventure. It offers its driver extreme power, perfect performance and handling and first-class luxury and elegance. Qatar is famous for its fascinating sand-duning experience and the GL is a strong vehicle that makes it all the more exciting while providing a very safe environment for everyone inside.”

“Our customers take pride in setting themselves apart. They also enjoy the finer things in life. It’s what anyway should expect from Mercedes-Benz. A passion for craftsmanship and attention to detail is what sets Mercedes-Benz apart from all other manufacturers. This passion drives us to set new standards in design, performance, comfort and safety. We continually build on the legendary traditions of Mercedes-Benz and aim at providing our customers with ownership experience unlike any other.” added Shaa’ban.

The GL-Class’ exterior combines smooth curves with distinctive contours and noticeably powerful elements. On the front end, the radiator grille, bumper, and under-guard give the GL-Class a commanding design, emphasizing the vehicle’s functionally significant and domineering character. The solid, imposing side view gives the impression of extended length, and ensures good visibility from every angle. The rear section of the GL-Class evokes a sense of calm, assured power on the road. Not to be outdone by the standard LED daytime running lights and Bi-Xenon headlamps, the bold disposition of the GL-Class is set off by a number of chrome highlights that give the GL-Class its regal appearance.

Everything inside the GL-Class is focused on the comfort and well-being of its passengers. Up to seven people can relax in the splendour of the GL-Class’ full-sized, ergonomically optimized seats. Both the driver and front passenger will revel in the heated, 10-way adjustable seats boasting 3-position memory settings. There is also ample head and leg room, coupled with amazing all-around visibility for all passengers result in a relaxing and exciting journey particularly when going on off-road adventures. The GL-Class features a wide array of interior finishes, including interior chrome accents, rich wood trim and hand-fitted leather upholstery. The dual-zone “Thermatic” automatic climate control comes standard, and allows the driver and front passenger to control individual settings. For an even more ideal environment, passengers can upgrade to the GL’s three-zone “Thermotronic” automatic climate control system which provides rear climate controls, additional climate control booster and sensors to monitor sunlight intensity and moisture, as well as a sophisticated air filter for dust and pollutants.

Technology and convenience go hand-in-hand to offer GL’s driver and passengers the most advanced features and functions available. All cockpit controls can be surveyed in a single glance owing to the GL’s multifunctional COMAND display screen in the centre console. The COMAND APS with hard-drive based navigation ensures the driver never loses the way. The integrated Media Interface gives 3 different connection cables, for iPod,®, for USB input and for auxiliary audio input. All the devices can be controlled using the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel or via the in-dash stereo featuring a 610-watt harman/kardon® LOGIC® surround system and an MP3-compatible 6-disc DVD changer. Other premium interior features include: Bluetooth connectivity and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The GL-Class also features impressive cargo storage facilifties.

Mercedes-Benz is the world’s leader in all-wheel drive technology. Its award-winning 4MATIC™ permanent all-wheel drive system sends power to each wheel independently, giving maximum control in all seasons and road conditions. 4MATIC™ works in concert with the GL’s 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), and anti-lock brakes with skid control (ASR) to maintain stability and traction on all types of roads.

Additionally, the GL 450 4MATIC™ features an exciting, high-displacement 335 hp V-8 engine that matches big power with a quiet ride. It gives superior output and smooth torque delivery while maintaining moderate fuel consumption levels. The GL’s 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission has the uncanny ability to shift gears imperceptibly, even under rugged driving conditions. The GL-Class is smooth on any road thanks to its AIRMATIC air suspension. This self-levelling suspension system is designed to keep the ride height constant at all times.

In the GL-Class, safety has been primarily emphasized with a host of security and safety features such as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), the Brake Assist (BAS) and the ESP® trailer stabilization function.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can be customized to suit all tastes and is available for test-drives.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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