Mercedes starts producing GL-class SUV locally
India is the first country to locally produce the GL-class after Mercís plant in Tuscaloosa, USA; price now at Rs 72.58 lakh.
Mercedes starts producing GL-class SUV locally Aug 26, 2013
Mercedes-Benz has started rolling out it's first locally manufactured GL-class SUV from its Chakan plant in Pune today. India is the first country to locally produce the GL-class after Mercedesís mother plant in Tuscaloosa, USA.
The local manufacturing results in the GL-class getting a more affordable price tag of Rs 72.58 lakh as opposed to the launch price of Rs 77.5 lakh .
It comes with a 2987cc V6 diesel engine that puts out 258bhp at 3600rpm and 63.2kgm at 1600rpm, which is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. This translates to a 0-100kph time of 8.9 seconds.