10 November 2008
Mercedes-Benz GL-class

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

A.R.T. tunes Mercedes-Benz GL

Autozine
10 November 2008 | Tuning company A.R.T. has altered the new Mercedes-Benz GL. The Nuremberg (Germany) tuning specialists have developed a wide program of components for upgrading this luxury vehicle. The program is named after that behemoth of yore: The Mammoth.
 

In the front skirt, large-nostriled air inlets, a front-grille and a wider area overall change the face of the GL. A Triple Beam Lamp Set with an additional Xenon high-beam headlight, daylight lamp in LED technology and a dual-function unit for cornerlight and fog lights provide the driver with that extra passive safety for nighttime driving.

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

In the rear region, the vehicle features broadened fenders with gills. These incorporate red rear LED lights that are automatically activated while any of the doors are open. An 5-part rear frame including an integrated roof spoiler changes the design and provides more passive safety with its wide LED brake light strip.

The high-polish hard-chromed 100mm tail pipe with A.R.T. logos embossed in the tailpieces provide the seal of quality. Two stainless-steel high-quality rear mufflers ensure the sound is impressive.

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

The exclusive A.R.T. Steplights project light across the running boards whatever the light conditions and clearly mark the point of access to the vehicle even when the doors are closed if the key is activated. Then, parallel light-blue beam segments shine out through the filigree openings in the highly polished stainless steel.

The A.R.T. engine performance for CDI versions offers electronic performance optimisation of the motor control. It squeezes another 20% of speed out of those already powerful series engines. Performance optimisation will be available soon for the V6 and V8 petrol engines.

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

The electronic A.R.T. suspension system for the series Airmatic chassis lowers the vehicle height by 35mm and can be individually adjusted up to 60 mm. All other built-in chassis control functions remain unchanged.

For the wheel concept, A.R.T. proposes its 22-inch monoART1 light-alloy rims for the GL Mammut, with a special coating to match the vehicle colour. Matching tire sizes are available in dimensions up to 315/30R22.

Mercedes-Benz GL-class

The A.R.T. sports steering wheel is accentuated with perforated grips. A selection of possible combinations: leather/fine wood, leather/leather, leather/alcantara, or leather/carbon fibre offer multiple variations for the interior design of the GL cockpit.