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Mercedes-Benz GL 450

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL 450

5-door 7-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 4662 cm3 / 284.5 cu in / 284.5 cu in, 250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 459.7 N·m / 339.0 lb·ft / 339.0 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph top speed, consumption 13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelGL 450Issued until
SerieGL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats7
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)453 l / 16.00 cu ft / 16.00 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4049 l / 142.99 cu ft / 142.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2300 l / 81.22 cu ft / 81.22 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length5090 mm / 200.4 in / 200.4 inTotal (curb) weight2430 kg / 5357 lb / 5357 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inLoad capacity35 kg / 77 lb / 77 lb (est.)
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight2395 kg / 5280 lb / 5280 lb
Track frontTowing weight3402 kg / 7500 lb / 7500 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance210 mm / 8.3 in / 8.3 inFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.3Frontal area (A)3.03 m2 / 32.7 sq ft / 32.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)0.91 m2 / 9.8 sq ft / 9.8 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)22.6 kW / 30.3 hp / 30.3 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore92.9 mm / 3.66 in / 3.66 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke86.0 mm / 3.39 in / 3.39 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4662 cm3 / 284.5 cu in / 284.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity582.93 cm3/cylinder / 35.573 cu in/cylinder / 35.573 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power250.0 kW / 335.3 hp / 335.3 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque459.7 N·m / 339.0 lb·ft / 339.0 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)100.0 kW / 134.1 hp / 134.1 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output53.6 kW/l / 1.179 bhp/cu in / 1.179 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque98.6 N·m/l / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in / 0.86 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears7
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed235 km/h / 146 mph / 146 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio139.9 kW/ton / 106.0 bhp/ton / 106.0 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)18.1 l/100km / 15.6 mpg-UK / 13.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)13.1 l/100km / 21.6 mpg-UK / 18.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions285 g/km / 459 g/mi / 459 g/mi
  Range746 km / 464 mi / 464 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP). Traction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle13.0 m / 42.7 ft / 42.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependentSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front260/60-HR18Tyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz GL 450

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