Vilner Promises "5-Star Luxury" for Four Passengers in New Mercedes-Benz GL SUV Tune

One of the main reasons why Mercedes-Benz developed the GL-Class was to offer buyers a bigger alternative to the closely related ML-Class SUV with additional space to accommodate seven passengers in three rows of seats. However, one particular owner of the previous generation GL-Class had no need for the extra seats and was looking for a way to up the luxury ante for the rear passengers. Here is where Bulgarian design studio Vilner stepped in. The company’s solution was to ditch the two rear rows of seats and replace them with a pair of individual seats (with softer padding) sourced from the front passenger compartment of another GL-Class model while also designing a new center console complete with an armrest, cup holders and an aluminum iPad cradle. Vilner then reworked the entire cabin adding extra doses of soundproof material from Ground Zero and dressed the interior in a mix of lavish leather and Alcantara. The final touch came with a new high-end audio system that can be controlled by an iPad.