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2013 and earlier-Mercedes Benz GL-Class Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • any news about the incentive? contacted 2 dealers in socal and same answer: nothing has been announced yet.
  • dragongzdragongz Posts: 19
    Hello Myeclipse,

    I got my GL450 in Socal yesterday. Looks the incentive is $2700.00. The best dealI could find yesterday was 10% off MSRP +$2000.00 and plus fee. Hope you can make your decision asap since there is not so many GL450 2010 out there as I knew.

    Good luck
  • Hello Dragongz:

    Thx much for the info. I will check out with the salesman today for that 2700 rebate you mentioned. I was actually offered about 2000 below invoice on a 10 GL450 (msrp at 69000, invoice 63000, sales 61300) about 2 weeks ago. seems the 10k rebate won't be there this time. :-(
  • rush1169rush1169 Posts: 15
    Did a CarsDirect price today and there is a new checkbox for "Special Pricing" which takes $2,700 off. . .
  • dragongzdragongz Posts: 19
    Hi myeclipse,

    I got 10% off 3 weeks ago. Since there is less cars out there. They offered less than that to me on aug 3.
  • Do you mind posting some more details of your purchase/lease on the 3rd? I am still negotiating the selling price with the internet manager. trying to get a P1, running board with appearance package. thx a lot
  • dragongzdragongz Posts: 19
    P01, Parktronic, Pre-wiring, Black/Black. Good luck.
  • lbo3lbo3 Posts: 5
    $2,700? That is hardly an incentive for an outdated asset. The difference between the value of a 2010 vs. a 2011 will be much more than $2,700 in three years (even considering a lower mileage 2010). Mercedes can keep their 2010 GL's and their $2,700. Go with the 2011 model!!!!!
  • rush1169rush1169 Posts: 15
    edited August 2010
    Not only is $2,700 pretty paltry, but it's not combinable with 1.9%. So, if you get a 5% loan your interest will be >$3,000 more over 36 months. It's still very possible MB to Dealer marketing cash could come into play. If not, maybe September will offer a real incentive. . .or I'll end up with an MDX :)
  • that's not good at all. I think it might be better to go with 2011 model or switch to Cayenne, :-)
  • mar01mar01 Posts: 1

    I am also new to this forum. I live in Miami but own a place in NH. I am interested in leasing an ML350 in NH since I have not been able to find a good deal in Miami. Any suggestions? M
  • lbo3lbo3 Posts: 5
    Incentives on 2010 were not worth taking an older model. Decided to go with the 2011 GL350. 8% off MSRP. Take delivery today!
  • Hello Forum,

    After an extensive search with dealers in the North East. Have put a deposit down on a 2010 GL450

    Black on Black
    P01 Premium 1 Package
    864 Rear-Seat Entertainment
    335 Appearance Package
    289 Wood/Leather Steering Wheel

    MSRP: $70,435
    Invoice: $65,566
    Paid: $61,300
  • djp9djp9 Posts: 2

    Would you mind sharing your dealer info? I am in the market for a 2011 as well. I am in the San Francisco bay area.

  • lbo3lbo3 Posts: 5

    Mike V. at Keenan Motors in Doylestown, PA. Did a good amount of shopping around. They offered the best price. Good luck. It is a great SUV.
  • djp9djp9 Posts: 2
    Thx much for the info. Best I could get in the bay area for a 2011 has been 5.5% off MSRP.

  • lbo3lbo3 Posts: 5
    The GL350 is the way to go. with tax credit you at $2,800 cheaper than the 450. In addition gas mileage is much better. I am getting 26 to 29 mpg!!!!
  • Help guys!

    I want to lease a new GL350 but even though the sticker price is $1,000 less than a gas model there are no lease incentives on the 350 diesel and only on the 450 gas. The 450 gas is $1000 more on sticker price but is $100 less on a 36 month lease or $3600 less. The diesel will only save approx $700 a year for 3 years or $2100 in gas savings and the tax credit is not applicable when leasing??

    Also if you order a 2011 what could one expect to get off sticker price? 5% 10%? I would consider buying but I always want a new one anyways in 3+ years and it always seems like you'll get less for trade in than if you just turned it in and leased. Plus your payments will be much higher. This is the only way I could see the diesel being cheaper but this way seems more expensive.

    Help! Suggestions! Advice?

    1. What options are really worth it? It seems the premium 1 package is kinda needed. The blind spot mirror sensors seem well worth it.

    2. How is the adaptive cruise control? worth the cost?

    3. How much can I negotiate off sticker price on a lease if I have to order one? It seems I'm not going to find everything I want without ordering. Is it alot harder to get the sticker price lower by ordering or should I just settle for not having a few options or paying $2000 for an option I don't want that is already on a floor model or a model the dealer can order in from another dealer. Can 10% be negotiated off? more?

    4. Are there other ways to get a deal? I noticed a MB club of america discount while searching thru the forums. Is this still live? how much is it and how does it work?

    5. Would leasing a 2010 model vs ordering a 2011 or taking a 2011 model off the floor be less expensive, are there any incentives?

    6. I think I need to add the option of air conditioning / heating in the 3rd row seat. I can't believe this isnt standard. Its standard on our hummer and our escalade. On a 90 degree day with no AC in the 3rd row seat there is going to be a problem. Does the "3 zone climate control" option add air conditioning vents for the 3rd row passengers? Is there an option for this?
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 183
    Does anyone really knows about safety of 2011 GL-Class?
    MUST READ to anyone who considers or compares GL-Class to any other SUV-here: 2011 Mercedes-Benz Review of Safety.

    It gives you the most detailed review I've ever seen.
  • Hey DP, I live in SF Bay Area too. I just got a great deal for Mercedes GL at Smythe European. I got Costco discount which was about $3600 and also USAA discount which was $3000. If you have USAA insurance go online and click on buy a car and put in all info and then they will give you a special code and authorized dealer information. You will also print your price and discount guarantee. If you have Costco card or any of your relatives/friends have one you can bring it and you will get a great discount too!
  • ginleiginlei Posts: 9
    hi, would you mind elaborating on the MSRP and model of the car you got? thanks!
  • ealita777ealita777 Posts: 4
    edited October 2010
    I placed an order for this car since there was not one in the area with exactly the options and colors I wanted. It's a Diesel model and you don't see many of them for sale here. So I will actually buy the car in about 3 months which is great because it will give me enough time to sell my 2 cars. Please look at the price and options I got and let me know if I should still try to negotiate a better price when the car is here? So far it seems really hard to negotiate the price for the 2011 diesel model because there are not many available.

    MRSP $68,700

    2011 Mercedes GL350 Black/Black
    Premium 1 Package
    Running Boards
    Blind Spot Assist
    Chrome door inserts

    With Costco discount (some $ amount above invoice price) -

    USAA Incentive $3,000

    TOTAL: $61,300

    $7,400 below MRSP

    They said if I was employed I could have qualified for an extra discount. Also sometimes Mercedes offers cash back. Not at the moment though.

    It's good to ask about all the discounts. Otherwise they might not tell you. Also different dealers gave me different "Costco" quote... This was the best offer by almost $2,000 so I decided to take it.

    P.S. also check out the Autonation direct, they will shop around for you and tell you the best prices they found with all the incentives available. Their service is free.
  • 2011 GL350 Bluetec
    P1 pkg.
    Trailer Hitch
    Pre-Wire for rear seat Ent

    MSRP: just shy of $68K
    Invoice: $63K

    I paid $58.5K. I haggled the price down to $61.5K then I received $3K USAA discount which brought the final price to $58.5K.

    On a different note, I have a immaculate '09 GL450 with less than 17,000 miles on it that I'm looking to sell. I'm located in Southern California. If interested, shoot me an e-mail to It'll only be availabe for the next couple of days as I'll probably sell it to Carmax.
  • bck2bck2 Posts: 6
    edited December 2010
    I'm looking to buy 2011 GL350 soon. I need everyone's help to come up with a consolidated list of all discounts available on new MB...this will not only help me, but other prospective buyers as well (thanks in advance!). The dealers won't share this information with you! Here's what I have so far from postings in this forum -

    Costco - $3600 (it varies though...need Costco card)
    USAA - $3000 (I'm not sure if everyone is eligible...though this discount is for military personnels, USAA offer services like credit cards to everyone. Will check with dealer on Monday if just using their services will suffice)
    AAA - $1500 (My dealer was offering this)
    Visa/Master Card - $500 (My dealer was offering this)
    If you work for companies that uses MB Fleet Services - $1500 to $2500 (Many companies participate...Executives get $2500 and others $1500).
  • Hello all,
    I have received a quote for a 2010 GL 450 with 20 miles on it (yes 20 miles) apparently was used as a demo car for a bit. I will be asking for a carfax report to verify that. I want to make sure I'm getting it for a good price.
    GL 450 Black ext/Black MB tex interior
    Premium 2 package
    Heated rear seats
    Heated steering wheel
    Tri zone climate control
    Trailer hitch
    Lighting package
    Rear seat entertainment (Prep only)
    Price quote- $61000 MSRP $71000

    Do you guys think it is a good deal? Thanks for the replies
  • gs451gs451 Posts: 19
    Hi everyone,
    I am on the lookout for a bigger SUV. I have been quoted 2500 below invoice on a 2011 GL450. Can I do better in this market? I am in the SoCal area.

    Thanks in advance!
  • tnguy1tnguy1 Posts: 20
    $2500 below invoice is an excellent price in my opinion. What options are you getting? What is the MSRP? I am also in the market for a GL 450. Can you give me the contact information for this dealer. Good Luck. Thanks.
  • gs451gs451 Posts: 19
    Hi there,
    I got this from Mercedes Benz of Anaheim. I don't know the options on the car but I am still unsure what to do about my current vehicle. Good luck!
  • mlevinemlevine Posts: 349
    This past friday wife test drove GL 450, I was the passenger. On regular streets and highway the vehicle handled well. I am curious if the engine has enough horsepower when going up steep terrain such as mountain areas. One would think you need to upgrade to the GL 550.
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