Petrol engines - motoring pleasure guaranteed

Model Cylinder
and number
Displacement (cc) Rated output (kW at rpm)[1] Top
Fuel consumption, combined (l/100 km)[2] CO2 emissions combined (g/km)[2]
GL 450 4MATIC V8 4663 250/6000 210 13.4–13.6 312–317
GL 500 4MATIC V8 5461 285/6000 240 13.6–13.8 317–322

The petrol engines for the GL set benchmarks

8-cylinder petrol engines

A drive in the GL is always special, particularly if it's in one of the 8-cylinder petrol engine models. These engines can justifiably boast effortless power and smooth running characteristics. There are two powerful and appropriately environmentally compatible petrol engines to choose from.

You can choose between the GL 450 4MATIC and GL 500 4MATIC models.

  • Compelling performance: the GL 450 4MATIC has an output of 250 kW and maximum torque of 460 newton metres; the GL 500 4MATIC achieves 285 kW at maximum torque of 530 newton metres.
  • Intelligent manufacturing: the reasons for the high output - yet low consumption and emissions - include the use of lightweight materials such as magnesium, which is also used in motorsport; the optimised air supply; and the fact there are four valves per cylinder.
  • Outstanding engineering: the aluminium and forged steel lightweight construction operates with special shifting camshafts, which optimise the gas cycles in the engine, thereby giving greater smoothness and higher torque.
  • Reduced emissions: both petrol engines comply with the Euro 5 consumption and emission limit values.

[1] Figures for rated output and rated torque in accordance with Directive 80/1269/EEC in the currently applicable version.

[2] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Directive 80/1268/EEC in its currently applicable version). The figures do not apply to a specific vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer. They are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle models

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