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Mercedes-Benz GL 500

(2006 model)

Brief specs of 2006 Mercedes-Benz GL 500

5-door 5-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, OHC, 5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in, 286.0 kW / 383.5 hp / 383.5 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft @ 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm, automatic 7-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 13.9 l/100km / 20.3 mpg-UK / 16.9 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2006
ModelGL 500Issued until
SerieGL classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)300 l / 10.59 cu ft / 10.59 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)4220 l / 149.03 cu ft / 149.03 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) weight2445 kg / 5390 lb / 5390 lb
Width1930 mm / 76.0 in / 76.0 inDry weight
Height1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inLoad capacity705 kg / 1554 lb / 1554 lb
Wheelbase3080 mm / 121.3 in / 121.3 inGross (max.) weight3150 kg / 6945 lb / 6945 lb
Track frontTowing weight3500 kg / 7716 lb / 7716 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity100 l / 22.0 UK gal / 26.4 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.65  

Aerodynamics

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

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore98.0 mm / 3.86 in / 3.86 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke90.5 mm / 3.56 in / 3.56 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.08
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement5461 cm3 / 333.3 cu in / 333.3 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity682.64 cm3/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder / 41.657 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio10.7 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power286.0 kW / 383.5 hp / 383.5 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque530.0 N·m / 390.9 lb·ft / 390.9 lb·ft at 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm / 2800 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)114.4 kW / 153.4 hp / 153.4 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output52.4 kW/l / 1.151 bhp/cu in / 1.151 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque97.1 N·m/l / 0.85 lb·ft/cu in / 0.85 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) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio159.1 kW/ton / 120.5 bhp/ton / 120.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.9 l/100km / 20.3 mpg-UK / 16.9 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions325 g/km / 523 g/mi / 523 g/mi (est.)
  Range719 km / 447 mi / 447 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front275/55R19Tyres rear275/55R19
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes rearventilated disc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz GL 500

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