Back to Model Page




MPG (Gasoline) 17 / 13

MSRPfrom $77,375

Powered by:

* Based on GL 550 4MATIC AWD 4dr SUV



2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Learn about the specs of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AWD GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV. Various vital specs are covered in great detail below.


Drivers can expect an average miles per gallon of 13 for city driving and 17 for highway driving with this particular SUV.

Trim Choices

A vehicle’s trim level is comprised of the add-on features and/or equipment that come with it. This particular SUV has 3 trim levels. The available trim packages are the AWD GL 320 CDI 4MATIC 4dr SUV, AWD GL 450 4MATIC 4dr SUV, AWD GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV.

Engine Details

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AWD GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV includes a Internal Combustion.

Drivetrain Specs

The drivetrain dictates how the wheels of an SUV move, as well as its safety and effectiveness in various situations.

Front-wheel drive vehicles gain engine power in the front wheels. This can lead to improved fuel economy and better handling in winter weather.

SUVs with rear-wheel drive have power directed to the rear wheels. Drivers enjoy better power, balance, and acceleration, but lesser performance in bad weather.

Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are the other drivetrain types. With four-wheel drive, all wheels have power, but the SUV can be used in rear-wheel drive as required. All-wheel drive SUVs either have power delivered to all wheels at all times or only when necessary for better traction.

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class AWD GL 550 4MATIC 4dr SUV is a AWD vehicle.

Transmission Specs

This SUV can be purchased with a A transmission. Automatic transmissions shift automatically and may have some manual controls.

Manual transmissions require the driver to shift between gears as needed.

Continuously variable transmissions do not rely on gears, change as needed, and are good for bettering gas mileage.

Automated manual or direct shift gearbox transmissions allow the driver to shift gears, but the clutch is engaged automatically.


The exterior and interior of an SUV do not affect its performance but may be of concern to some drivers. For this sport utility vehicle, interior and exterior choices include Black, Macadamia and Ash for the interior and Black, Capri Blue Metallic, Arctic White, Jade Green Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Barolo Red Metallic, Pewter Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Sand Beige Metallic and Verde Brook Metallic for the exterior.

Seating Details

This sport utility vehicle can seat as many as 7.

Length Specs

Some studies indicate larger and longer vehicles are better protected in a wreck. This vehicle’s length is 200.60.

Cargo Space

The amount of cargo space varies from one SUV to another. On this specific SUV, there are 14.30 cubic feet of storage space.

Steering Specs

A well-made steering system provides better control over vehicles. This is especially vital with bigger vehicles, including SUVs. This Mercedes-Benz features a variable/speed-proportional steering system.


This Mercedes-Benz can be used to tow with either a dead weight hitch or a weight distributing hitch.The maximum towing weight is 7500 pounds.


Sport utility vehicles are available at vastly different price points. For this specific one, the MSRP is $77,375.

It’s all in the details

View every single detail of the car in amazing quality