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 |  May 08 2014, 2:49 PM

10. Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 If you’re going on a long-distance trip with a group of people a few things are important. Naturally interior space for both passengers and luggage is critical, as is comfort. But you can’t afford to forget about fuel economy, either.

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The Mercedes GL350 BlueTEC is a large sport-utility vehicle that’s powered by an efficient and clean-running diesel engine. Displacing 3.0-liters it delivers 240 hp and a monstrous 455 lb-ft of torque. The compression-ignition powerplant is matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission and the company’s 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. As for efficiency, the BlueTEC GL stickers at 19 mpg city and 26 highway, damn-impressive figures for a gigantic SUV.

  • Mick

    My turbo RSX

  • corjet

    No SRT Viper ..What a shame a manual gear box and powerful engine in a car that’s so awesome to cruse in it make you take the long way to your destination

  • Rickers

    Yea, your car is so awesome… they discontinued it.

  • Mick

    Actually they sold well. Also some cars liek the RSX were discontinued because they weren’t good or didn’t sell well but for other reasons. With the RSX the new Civic Si in 2006 had the same powerful engine so that was one reason. Also Acura wanted to get out of the sporty 4 banger racer boy car market.

  • bogwey

    Damn shame most of these cars are unattainable for the masses… Why not include a couple reasonable cars in the mix? How about a Miata? I would take a Hardtop Miata over the Mercedes and keep the leftover 80K in my pocket!