Transmission - the best standard transmission there is
While others are still changing gear, you’ve charged ahead
Is it possible to change gear without noticing it or feeling the dip in engine output? It is with the 7-speed automatic transmission fitted as standard by Mercedes-Benz. The GL is equipped with 7G-TRONIC PLUS ex factory, which turns the power of the engine into total refinement. It provides the right gear ratio for every driving situation.
7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission
The consumption and efficiency-optimised 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission features a compellingly lowered fuel consumption, extremely gentle gearshifts and a reduced noise level.
Optimum engine speed: the result - lower fuel consumption and virtually imperceptible gearshifts.
Powerful torque: multiple downshifting allows for quick bursts of speed.
A new generation of torque converter: increased useful life, further reduction in noise levels and a more dynamic response thanks to innovative transmission technology.
Comfortable or sporty: by means of a switch in the centre console the driver can pre-select one of two drive programmes: "S" (Sport) or "M" (Manual). The "M" transmission mode, in conjunction with the steering wheel shift paddles which come as standard, facilitates even faster gearshifts.