Thread: MB GL63 Tested
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ddk632 View Post
Hey thanks for posting this. Interesting read. Great truck, amazing that it's doing the 0-60 under 5 seconds and according to the article has braking equal to the X5M (from the 2010) test. I am sure there is some acceptable variation in those numbers.

We have the 2012 GL550 and I totally agree, would not compare to the X5/X6. Totally different class of car. With the 3rd row folded, you can fit a refrigerator in there. Or in our case, a behemoth foldable double stroller on top of luggage for road trips and such.

The thing is, when we don't need the strollers anymore, for slightly more cash I think my wife would opt for a G63 instead. GL is necessary for the family hauling with infants/very young kids which come with big strollers and enough changes of clothes to fill a laundromat!

I'm adding the X6M to the GL550 and they serve two very different purposes. For family day trips, the X6M; for longer overnight trips, strollers, and luggage, GL550 all the way.

On the fun to drive factor, the size of the GL550 can't compete with an X5/X6, hands down. I seriously doubt the AMG version will change that.

The X6M should be fun!

With the seats down, the X5 is surprisingly copious. Before we purchased, we brought our tandem bicycle to the dealership and it fit without much trouble. We had a 2007 GL450 and the tandem barely fit in that truck.

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