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Changes Announced for 2010 Mercedes SUV Lineup

May 6, 2009

Benson Kong
May 6, 2009
Photographers: The Manufacturer
Mercedes' SUV lineup will be seeing plenty of new changes for the 2010 models of the G-, GL-, GLK-, M-, and R-Class SUVs.
Photo 2/6   |   2009 Mercedes Benz G550 front Drivers Three Quarters View
G-Class SUV
The stern G-Class will see both its G550 and G55 AMG models receive a heated wood/leather steering wheel and an enhanced TPMS. Changes to the exterior include body-colored door handles, new side molding, spare wheel cover, chrome accents, and a sport-tuned exhaust. The new Palladium Silver paint color is added to the G-Class palette. Changes to the interior include standard ambient lighting, an 115V power plug, leather dashboard, and an updated key. The 2010 G-Class SUVs will be on sale this October.
Photo 3/6   |   2009 Mercedes Benz Gl320 Bluetec front Drivers Side View
GL-Class SUV
The 2010 GL-Class will see three individual models hitting the road: the GL350 BlueTEC, the GL450, and the GL550. A new addition to all three models will be the Post-Safe system, which automatically unlocks doors and disables the engine and fuel systems following an accident. New colors include Palladium Silver and Steel Grey. The GL350 BlueTEC will be replacing the GL320 BlueTEC, and will come equipped with new 20-in. 5-twin-spoke wheels and a turbodiesel V-6 engine with 210 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Both the GL350 BlueTEC and GL450 models will receive new headlights, LED taillights, front grille, front and rear bumpers, trapezoidal tailpipes, chrome skidplates, and dual fog lights or optional LED DRL. Both will receive an enhanced instrument cluster, new seats, ambient interior lighting, standard Burl Walnut trim with leather steering wheel, and an advanced TPMS. The GL450 will also receive new 19-in. 5-spoke wheels.
The topline GL550 will be equipped with new 21-in. 5-spoke wheels, split trapezoidal tailpipes, and standard LED DRL. The interior will also see ambient lighting, along with standard heated and ventilated front seats.
The 2010 GL-Class SUVs will be on sale this coming August.
Photo 4/6   |   2010 Mercedes Benz Glk350 front Drivers Three Quarters View
GLK-Class SUV
Released earlier this year, the 2010 GLK-Class is Mercedes' entry to the compact premium SUV segment. Currently available are RWD and AWD variants of the GLK350, both of which will be seeing mid-model year enhancements. Changes will include a new standard leather steering wheel and advanced TPMS. New options include Keyless-Go, tilting parking mirror, Parking Assist added to the optional rear-view camera, and Sirius Traffic. The new Palladium Silver paint color is also available.
Photo 5/6   |   2009 Mercedes Benz Ml63 Amg front Drivers Three Quarters View
M-Class SUV
The distinguished M-Class is making headlines with the addition of the ML450 Hybrid to the M-Class family. The ML450 Hybrid debuts with a full hybrid powertrain, capable of producing 335-hp and 381 lb-ft of torque while achieving a fuel economy of 21 city/24 highway. The ML450 Hybrid will come equipped with 19-in. 5-twin-spoke wheels.
Also new for 2010 will be the ML350 BlueTEC, which will be replacing the ML320 BlueTEC. All M-Class models will receive standard Burl Walnut trim, a leather steering wheel, an advanced TPMS, and Post-Safe. Palladium Silver and Steel Grey will be available.
Unchanged for 2010 will be RWD and AWD models of the gas-powered ML350, AWD ML550, and the performance-oriented ML63 AMG. The 2010 M-Class SUVs will go on sale August, while the ML450 Hybrid will be available in December.
Photo 6/6   |   2009 Mercedes Benz R350 front Drivers Three Quarters View
R-Class Crossover
Mercedes' crossover will be receiving similar enhancements as its SUV brethren, with changes including a new standard leather steering wheel, advanced TPMS, Post-Safe, and new available Palladium Silver and Steel Grey paint colors. The R350 BlueTEC will be supplanting the R320 BlueTEC, and will receive standard chrome trim, blue-tinted glass, and darkened tail lenses. The AWD R350 4MATIC will be receiving 19-in. 5-spoke wheels, privacy glass, and darkened tail lenses. The 2010 R-Class will be available in August.
Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

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