Mercedes GL450 Overview
The Mercedes GL450 is another SUV in Mercedes vehicle lineup that offers a great value for the stock specs and price it is offered at. This SUV is a great combination of luxury and comfort while being big enough to be a family vehicle as well. Although it’s not the GL550 we wrote about in this blog, similarly GL450 has the same engine so GL450 owners can reach the same potential that the GL550 produces. This Mercedes is on par or better than all of its competition, however in terms of towing capabilities is does fall short. Another blog post by us details a GL550 tune as well!
Drivers and Passengers Alike are Kept in Mind
What makes Mercedes different than other car manufactures is that they really put value into the passengers. In a US News article, “The Mercedes GL-Class seats seven comfortably. Its standard heated front seats offer long-haul support, and are available with massage and cooling functions. The GL’s second and third rows have generous head- and legroom and can accommodate adults comfortably. The second-row seats recline, and they flip forward for easy access to the third row. Both rows fold flat, boosting cargo space from 16 to 93.8 cubic feet.”
Another article by Car and Driver also mentions how impressive this vehicles stock specs are. “Powertrain performance was never a concern. The 5855-pound GL450 got to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds at the beginning of its stay with us. It dropped an insignificant tenth of a second to 5.8 seconds after 40,000 miles. The quarter-mile remained a steady 14.4 seconds from beginning to end. That’s as quick or quicker than is necessary, strictly speaking, for such a vehicle. Never once did any complaint about the seven-speed automatic make it to the logbook. It swapped gears smoothly and eagerly enough. Braking performance was good, too, considering the weight of the thing. It posted a 70-to-0-mph stop of 179 feet on its first test and improved by 10 feet on its final one.” It is obvious that Mercedes went above and beyond in the GL450 to accommodate its owners.
Stock Specs for the Mercedes GL450
This vehicle comes with a turbocharged 8-cylinder engine that runs at 362 Horsepower with a torque at 406LBS-FT. The fuel economy is at 14 miles per gallon in the city with 26 miles per gallon highway. It is well known how Mercedes engines are top of the line and this vehicle is no different. The GL450 has been rated as a top performer in engine longevity.
Tuning the M278 Engine
If the customer is lucky enough to have a Mercedes GL450, not only can they reach the same Horsepower and Torque numbers as the GL550 Model, in addition they can also take advantage of the Stage 1 and 2 tunes offered by PRESSERTech to bring it all the way up to the same power level as the GL550 Tunes.
When we are looking at a Stage 1 tune, you can expect your GL450 horsepower to skyrocket to 510 Horsepower. To go along with this, the Stage 1 tune will also inflate the vehicles torque to 590LBS-FT as well. Our stage 1 tune is an affordable option for many Mercedes owners looking to upgrade their vehicles capabilities.
In addition, for the drivers who are seeking a truly exciting performance package, our Stage 2, Full Power Tune is what you are looking for. In the case of a Stage 2 full power tune, we can heighten your GL450’s horsepower to 540 Horsepower and 705LBS-FT Torque!
We’re Here for You
At PRESSERTech we take great pride in servicing our customers. Therefor, we will do whatever it takes to expand your vehicles performance. Our garage has many years of experience and we rarely find something that we haven’t seen before. Performance Tuning a Mercedes GL450, is an affordable way to make a potential huge improvement in your vehicle’s horsepower and torque. At PRESSERTech, we offer affordable tune packages to increase your performance of your vehicle, new or old. If you’re thinking about a performance tune, give us a call at (770) 648-0500 or use our Contact Form. We’re happy to chat with you about what a performance tune can do for your vehicle.