ART Mercedes-Benz GL X64Among the big and powerful, ART is accompanying the new GL from Mercedes-Benz on its triumphal march. The Nuremberg tuning specialists have developed a comprehensive program of components for upgrading this vehicle. The familiar sports-like elegance of the ART design offers this vehicle a host of customizing options. The ART Aerodynamics set for the front and rear lends a more muscular contour to the series lines. This piece of sculpted masculinity is made to look even mightier with the generously-proportioned air inlets and stretched surface area of the front spoiler.

The black background of the ART BiXENON Headlamp System NERO adds to the mighty appearance of this tremendous vehicle. A Triple Beam Lamp Set integrated in the front spoiler with additional XENON high beam lamps, DAYTIMELIGHT in LED technology and fog lamps in combination with CORNERLIGHT boosts the charisma of the vehicle's front while providing the driver with that extra passive safety.

The rear apron with its integrated diffusor gives the rear of the vehicle a compact and homogeneous appearance. ART tuning GmbH, IGA, 13.03.2007, 10:56, Pressemitteilung Programm X64 The optical interaction of the four highly polished chrome-plated 80mm tailpipes of the ART sports exhaust system is a successful combination. ART logos embossed in the tailpieces provide the seal of quality. Two rear mufflers ensure the sound is right.

The exclusive ART 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 light-blue illuminated Entry Ledges with the ART logo made from finely polished and brushed stainless steel make for a well-groomed appearance and assist entry into the vehicle.

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ART upgrades the interior of the GL with alcantara/leather accessories. The front and back seats together with their headrests are recovered in the customer's choice of leather and color with accurately worked contrasting seams. The side panels are harmonized with gathered alcantara upholstery.

The ART sports steering wheels are ergonomically shaped and accentuated with perforated grips. A fine selection of possible combinations: leather/fine wood, leather/leather, leather/alcantara, or leather/carbon fiber offer multiple variations for the interior design of the GL cockpit. Each detail is handcrafted to perfection by master craftsmen. There are no limits to the individualization that is possible.

To get you ahead: The ART engine performance for CDI versions offers electronic performance optimization of the motor control. It squeezes around another 20% of speed out of those already powerful series engines. Performance optimization will be available soon for the V6 and V8 petrol engines.

The electronic ART powertrain system for the series Airmatic chassis lowers the vehicle height by 35mm and can be individually adjusted down to 70 mm. All other built-in chassis control functions remain unchanged. Only the speeddependent ride-height control is suppressed

For quality time in the rear passenger compartment, ART Multimedia offers the ultimate in hightech in-journey entertainment. A roof-suspended monitor 12.1 inches in size can be rotated 360 degrees. The integrated DVD player with SD card reader operates independently of the command system. Two infrared headphones provide top-quality sound in comfort and great freedom of movement.

The GL clad in the X64 program from ART is all in all a powerful piece of machinery, unadulaterated comfort and compact design in what is a wellproportioned departure from the series culture.