Mercedes-Benz GL Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on Mercedes-Benz GL clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 198 mm (7.8 in)
    • Offroad abilities: good
    • Ride height per person: 28.3 mm (1.1 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 166 — 178 mm (6.5 — 7 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: low
    • Clearance to tire height: 198 mm / 153 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 198 mm / 477 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 210 mm
    • Difference with world average: +37 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 8 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • GL350 CDI — 1.1 hp/mm
  • GL500 — 2 hp/mm
  • GL450 CDI — 1.5 hp/mm
  • GL450 — 1.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • GL350 CDI — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • GL500 — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • GL450 CDI — 3.5 Nm/mm
  • GL450 — 2.3 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • GL350 CDI — 22 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GL500 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GL450 CDI — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • GL450 — 15 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    GL350 CDI 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    66 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 10.8
    GL500 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    36 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 10.8
    GL450 CDI 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    50 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 10.8
    GL450 198 mm
    (7.8 in)
    42 mm/L 165 mm
    (6.5 in)
    +19% 10.8
    Vehicle GL350 CDI
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 66 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%
    Vehicle GL500
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 36 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%
    Vehicle GL450 CDI
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 50 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%
    Vehicle GL450
    Clearance 198 mm (7.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 42 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 165 mm (6.5 in)
    Difference from world average +19%
    Ride height to car height 10.8%