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Date registered: Jun 2006
Location: Bakersfield, CA
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The ML uses the older generation 3 valve per cyl 5.0L 305hp engine. The GL is smaller in displacement at 4.6L but uses a 4 valve per cyl head and 335hp.
My wife's '05 S500 has the old 5.0L and our new GL has the new 4.6L. The 4.6L is a quite a bit snappier, pulls hard and is silky smooth like a V6. The 5.0L pulls strong as well but lacks the snappiness that the GL has and is a little lumpier (for lack of a better word) like a V8 should be.
2006 997 S Cab (mine)
2003 BMW 745Li (mine)
2005 Mercedes S500 w/AMG sport package (wife's)
2007 Mercedes GL450 Premier Edition (family car)
2007 Lexus GS350 (work car)