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Old 03-18-2007, 05:15 PM
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'95 E420-Brilliant Silver,'12 R350 Bluetec Capri/Almond, '14 GL350 Lunar/Almond was '07 GL320CDI
a couple more...

A couple more...sorry about the shadows but i just finished and it is late in the day...
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Lookin' good carpersn. I'm glad we're starting to see some more pictures. You have the skid plates...would you say they shine like chrome or are they more of a matte finish?
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GL320 and GL550 photos

see my thread at the other site as to how i happened upon the 550
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:28 PM
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'95 E420-Brilliant Silver,'12 R350 Bluetec Capri/Almond, '14 GL350 Lunar/Almond was '07 GL320CDI
It has a SS bumper plate, and it is obviously a little different than the other one...i hope this plate is released soon, as i want one badly, but am still not quite willing to go the rigged path quite yet...
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:43 PM
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'95 E420-Brilliant Silver,'12 R350 Bluetec Capri/Almond, '14 GL350 Lunar/Almond was '07 GL320CDI
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Lookin' good carpersn. I'm glad we're starting to see some more pictures. You have the skid plates...would you say they shine like chrome or are they more of a matte finish?
They shine like chrome-I think they make a great extra statement without any Escalade bling.
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Looks great, OKNISH! I did the same today, and felt like it went on forever...I have straight black, not OB, almost wish i had gotten OB, but oh well, too late. Here are a few of mine, as clean as I can get it. I used a little Zymol on the hood and front fenders trying to remove the darn swirls the dealer left not at delivery but after Ipod kit install!. Have to remember to ask them NOT to wash it upon servicing. OH well, I love it, just need to find someone who can clean it well without swirling it.
Thanks, CarPersn. Yours look great too. And, I have a standard instruction at my dealer to "DO NOT WASH".

From what I understand, swirls may not disappear at the very first cleaning but could take some time and you have to keep going at them. Check out this link https://mbworld.org/forums/gl-class-x164/182691-question-gl450-obsidian-black-color.html
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It has a SS bumper plate, and it is obviously a little different than the other one...i hope this plate is released soon, as i want one badly, but am still not quite willing to go the rigged path quite yet...
Which plate are you talking about on 550? Looks like you did get the bumper plate on your 450.
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the bumper plate on the GL550 was definitely the same one we have all been installing ourselves; no different.
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It has a SS bumper plate, and it is obviously a little different than the other one...i hope this plate is released soon, as i want one badly, but am still not quite willing to go the rigged path quite yet...
I noticed that also. This could very well be a EU model shell with the US 550 engine (environmental differences) being used for tests. So the bumper sill plate may still not be available as a US accessory...? Why would this be such a difficult part to make for the US made vehicles...?
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Pictures of a GL320CDI and Honda CR-V in the snow.
The GL is a 5 seater and loaded with everything except distronic.
Several cars ended up in the ditch that day (X3 with chains among them)
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Pictures of a GL320CDI and Honda CR-V in the snow.
The GL is a 5 seater and loaded with everything except distronic.
Several cars ended up in the ditch that day (X3 with chains among them)
Where and when were these taken?

FYI the GL is a 7 seater.
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Where and when were these taken?

FYI the GL is a 7 seater.
FYI in certain areas the two extra seats are optional.
The pictures were taken today, here in Norway
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FYI in certain areas the two extra seats are optional.
The pictures were taken today, here in Norway
I understand that in EU, there are many more options for the GL (as well as all other MB models.) However, since the GL 3rd row seats will automatically fold into the floor at the touch of a button, I doubt that even the EU version comes with an option of not having the seats at all. The whole purpose of the GL was to provide a 7 seat full size SUV.
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As a owner, I can ensure you that its possible to have the GL delivered as a 5seater. Give me 1min and I'll provide you with photo evidence

Edit: 3rd row seats are code 845 in the option list here. Found a pretty good picture of a random 5 seater GL , enjoy ^^
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:26 PM
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As a owner, I can ensure you that its possible to have the GL delivered as a 5seater. Give me 1min and I'll provide you with photo evidence
I'm envious. I wish mine did not have the 3rd row seats.
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I'm envious. I wish mine did not have the 3rd row seats.
I ordered my SRX without the 3rd row seats and would have done the same with the GL if possible. OTOH, I'll keep the seats if they will keep that snow!
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I stand corrected.

I thought these were taken in the NE US for some reason.
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As a owner, I can ensure you that its possible to have the GL delivered as a 5seater. Give me 1min and I'll provide you with photo evidence

Edit: 3rd row seats are code 845 in the option list here. Found a pretty good picture of a random 5 seater GL , enjoy ^^
Damn...what more surprises are in store for us MBUSA restricted US buyers? I stand corrected. We can't even get a chrome bumper sill guard and EU buyers can get no 3rd row seats!
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Iv've noticed that aswell. Reading on these forums and looking at pictures of US GL's, they seem to have less standard equipment, no offroad package along with the diesel (right?) and less options to choose from in general.
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Iv've noticed that aswell. Reading on these forums and looking at pictures of US GL's, they seem to have less standard equipment, no offroad package along with the diesel (right?) and less options to choose from in general.
Correct. MBUSA decides what is best for us instead of letting us choose from the complete list of options. They "package" options for us based on their so-called market assessments...they somehow feel they know more of what we want than we do. It is a crappy way to treat buyers who are willing to spend big bucks to get something which satisfies them.
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Correct. MBUSA decides what is best for us instead of letting us choose from the complete list of options. They "package" options for us based on their so-called market assessments...they somehow feel they know more of what we want than we do. It is a crappy way to treat buyers who are willing to spend big bucks to get something which satisfies them.
It must be the Germanic way...BMW does it, too. For example, "Individual" (selection of any color combo - lime green/purple, anyone?) has been available in the ROW for a long time and offered in the US on only one model starting this year.
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Here its the other way around. All GL's come with all optional safety equipment as standard along with the offroad package and a whole bunch of other stuff.

The US must be they're biggest market so it doesn't make sense to make their costumers unsatisfied. Not giving you the option to choose what you want strikes me as very un-american.
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Not giving you the option to choose what you want strikes me as very un-american.
We have 20 choices of where to get a $2 drive through hamburger but can't choose a $200 bumper plate on a $70k vehicle!!
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Hehe so thats why you guys get those big cup holders up front instead of the flip covers
I'll be back with a bunch of high quality pictures and maybe a video later on. Cant seem to find the usb cable to my digi cam atm.
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