Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Maximum gradient-climbing capability - Traveling uphill - Driving tips - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Maximum gradient-climbing capability

For good road surface conditions, the maximum gradient-climbing capability is 100%, which corresponds to an approach/ departure angle of 45°. Note that the vehicle's gradient-climbing capability depends on the off-road conditions.

Accelerate carefully and make sure that the wheels do not spin when driving on steep terrain.

when pulling away on a steep uphill slope, If the load on the front axle is reduced when pulling away on a steep uphill slope, the front wheels have a tendency to spin.

4ETS recognizes this and brakes the wheels accordingly. The rear wheel torque is increased, making it easier to drive off.

Package have a differential lock for the Vehicles with the Enhanced Off-Road Package have a differential lock for the transfer case and a differential lock for the rear axle to improve vehicle traction.

    Approach/departure angle
    1 Approach/departure angle, front 2 Approach/departure angle, rear • Comply with the rules for off-road driving. • Do not drive at an angle on slopes, inclines or gradients, but instead ...

    Brow of hill
    When driving up an uphill gradient, slightly reduce pressure on the accelerator immediately before reaching the brow of the hill. Use the vehicle's own impetus to drive over the top of the hill. ...

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    Extended off-road height
    If grounded in severe off-road conditions, the system may automatically enter Extended mode. The off-road height indicator flashes and a message will be displayed in the message center. In extende ...

    Power Mirrors
    Controls for the outside power mirrors are located on the driver door. To adjust each mirror: 1. Press (A) or (B) to select the mirror. 2. Press on the control pad to adjust the mirror. 3. Press ...

    Wheels and Trim—Aluminum or Chrome
    Use a soft, clean cloth with mild soap and water to clean the wheels. After rinsing thoroughly with clean water, dry with a soft, clean towel. A wax may then be applied. Keep the wheels clean using ...