This is the older version of Mercedes Benz M-Class, check the review for the newer version Mercedes Benz M-Class to know how different they are. The German luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz rolled its sensational SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) M-Class in the global market in 1997. At that point of release, there was soaring demand for a crossover and this M-Class fulfilled the same. With this, battling out the challenges won’t be troublesome anymore. The M-Class is big. It is powerful and is so luxurious and ecstatic to drive that you will get the true pleasure of driving. All the M-Class variants have exciting all-wheel-drive. Class word seems small for praising such a masterpiece like the Mercedes Benz M-Class.
The all new Mercedes Benz M-Class endows exhilarating exteriors, imposing interiors and breathtaking powerful engine. Business class of a plane kind of comfort inside the vehicle with some of the unique features leaving the occupants stunned. The spectacular aerodynamic designing and energetic lines work as a glitter on the gold. Aggressive front speaks determination to combat the toughest terrains, simultaneously maintaining the comfort inside the machine. Mercedes is currently India’s peak luxury brand and with M-Class, they are going to further strengthen their position. This new class seems to offer everything which you always dreamt of having in your vehicle right from superior performance, sophistication, dynamism, flexibility to safety.
The scintillating SUV is competing with the likes of BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, BMW X5, Audi Q7 and
Engine, Specifications and Performance
Mercedes Benz M-Class comes in two variants ML320 CDI and ML350. The ML320 CDI is imparted with 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine offers maximum power of 231 bhp at 3800 rpm and ultimate torque of 540 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm. The ML350 is offered in 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine which yields 271 bhp of peak power.
Both the engines are mated with 7-speed ’7G-TRONIC’ automatic transmission. Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR), height adjustable suspension and 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system are some of the special features which belts out high performance from M-Class.
ML350 accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.4 seconds with a top speed of 225 kmph while ML320 runs from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.6 seconds and has maximum speed of 215 kmph.
Passion coupled with skill forms the body of Mercedes Benz M-Class. Headturner crossover with cool aerodynamic body exudes athletic attitude of the mighty machine. Chromed AMG radiator grille, in the front, determines aggression and zeal to conquer the untouched grounds. The powerful, sporty clear headlamps with day time running LED’s highlight the terrific posture of the Mercedes Benz M-Class. Outstanding 19-inch alloy wheels offer high levels of stability and the roof has sporty railings which further contribute to the grandness of the vehicle.
Impressive, addicting and irresistible are the interiors of the powerful SUV. Step in and you will sink in to the majestic cabin featuring cocoon of comfort seats along with host of other features which guarantee you of stimulating journey. Full leather interiors and Burr walnut wood trim pampers your instinct to have another go with the mesmerising Mercedes Benz M-Class. If you are a car enthusiast then this powerful baby from German giant is the one for you. Evoking interiors once again reminds you why Mercedes cars are the most popular ones all over the globe.
Comfort and Convenience
Charming crossover is bestowed with ample of comfort and convenient features. These consist of leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, dual tone leather upholstery, auto climate control, ergonomically designed seats, electrically adjustable seats, AIRMATIC package, Adaptive Damping System, 8-inch screens on the head restraints and rear seats can be split 1/3 to 2/3 or folded down. Other comprise of Bluetooth telephone connectivity, cruise control and many more.
Mercedes have embraced enough of safety features in the new M-Class to assist you if any surprises come on the road. These consist of front airbags, side-bags in front and rear, window-bags, knee airbag for driver, anti-lock braking system, NECK-PRO active head restraints, Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE accident anticipatory occupant protection, retaining net for luggage, Downhill Speed Regulation system, ESP and a rain sensor for the windscreen wipers.
M-Class gives a decent mileage of 9 kmpl in city and 14 kmpl on highways.
The massive SUV is tagged in the price bracket of Rs 53.50 lakh – Rs 60.90 lakh depending on variants (ex-showroom New Delhi).
The Mercedes Benz M-Class backs out on certain aspects. Third row seat option is not available. The car is too pricey. Electronic controls are pretty confusing. Five-passenger seating could woo the potential buyers as Audi’s Q7 is a much better option with more space.
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