The GLA has a two litre turbocharged petrol engine mated with a seven speed automatic gearbox 4-matic all-wheel drive providing effortless performance. Safety features include Mercedes’ Active rest assist that detects driver fatigue and alerts the driver to take a break. Another one of driver aids is active parking assist which can be used to allow the vehicle to steer itself while parking.
The mid level GLC has been widely praised by international motoring magazines. An Autocar road tester wrote, “Rating the Mercedes Benz GLC’s overall desirability is easy: there is much of it.” The assessment concluded, “Few if any of its rivals managed to combine style, quality, performance, handling, ride, economy, practicality and off road ability so successfully.” The GLC comes equipped with dynamic select that the driver can choose between eco, comfort, sport, sport plus and individual to alter the car’s dynamic behaviour depending on the driver’s mood.
Further up the range come the GLE and the coupe version which both have a new generation V6 3 litre turbo charged petrol engine with an output of 333 horsepower. The luxurious cabin gives the driver and passengers comfort and safety. There is Mercedes’ intelligent light system with Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights that adapts to road conditions and prevailing weather. There are dual and lateral front, window and driver’s knee airbag. The driver and front passenger also have sidebags including a thorax and pelvis bag.
The GLE models are ideal for long journeys and are equipped with attention assist which analyses the driver’s behaviour and detects fatigue. There is also a pre-safe system which anticipates emergency situations and takes safety measures. These features are also present on the entire range as well.
Among the premium SUVs made in Europe the Mercedes GLS confirms its position as the “S Class among SUVs.” This is the only fully fledged seven-seater in the group and has ample space combining luxury with comfort, agile dynamics and best-in-class safety. Replacing the GL class, The GLS is currently the largest and most imposing SUV Mercedes Benz makes, it will seat 7 in luxurious comfort and is a very accomplished on road and off-road vehicle as it is available with air suspension as an option.
In contrast with the elegant lines of the majority of the GL models, the G Class which is fondly known as the G Wagen has the appearance of a typical 4×4 workhorse. This has its origins in an all purpose vehicle made by Mercedes for military use. The iconic SUV has never changed it\s overall shape but it has a modern and imposing premium appearance that exudes affluence. The model offered by DT Dobie currently is the G63 AMG, with a hand built Bi-Turbo 5.5 litre V8 engine built by Mercedes AMG motorsport division. It has 571 horsepower and will accelerate from 0-100km in 4.7 seconds. All the while, it has three locking differentials meaning it is among the most accomplished off-road vehicles currently in the world.
Safety features include acceleration skid control (ASR) and electronic stability program (ESP). The G Class 500 is built to cope with the toughest conditions and has hill-start assist and brake assist systems with a brake power assist unit.
Sources Standard media