This series of Mercedes-Benz M-Class is furbished with multiple elements, which are highly advanced functions with latest technology as well as have various other facilities imbibed within them too. This diversity in the features that are integrated into this company's models is what makes them stand out in the crowd of other offerings in all the markets worldwide. This company offers superior features that work their way through in providing safety, convenience and attraction too. This series is offered in two diesel variants and one petrol version as well. All the trims are equipped with very efficient engines which has an immense potential to deliver high power and torque and can be trusted for a beast of a performance. Apart from being mated with such high efficiency mechanism, it still manages to squeeze a decent mileage of about 10.41 Kmpl with its petrol trim and 15.26 Kmpl and 11.74 Kmpl with its diesel variants. An impressive top speed of 210 to 250 Kmph can be achieved by these series by which its acceleration can be appreciated. Its outer structure is lavish with its sheen of body paint and chrome trims all over its highlighting parts. The vast grille and wide air dam along with a stylish pair of LED lights on either sides light up the frontage, which is the first view that falls in anyone's eyes. It has perfect measurements for being long, wide and has a good height at the same time. Integrated with alloy wheels to all its trims, the overall image is quite fabulous. The cabin is decorated with sheer luxury starting from its seats being covered in leather to its steering wheel having a sportive design. The front windscreen have rain sensing wipers, while the rear glass is built with a defroster that has a timer function as well. The electrically sliding sunroof is a definite highlight, while the smoke package and cruise control are a few added comforts. The airmatic suspension and other warning systems along with electronic stability program are some of the impressive features that are imbibed into this series for better protection, stability and handling as well. The thermatronic automatic climate control system and the command online audio system are two units equipped, which make the cabin experience much more pleasant and offers a marvelous experience. Debated in anyway possible, choosing this car is an ultimatum for long-lasting joy and fun.
This model series looks very appealing and has a lot of elements decorated over its body, which makes it look more attractive. The frontage is quite wide and has a broad radiator grille, which enhances the body to have a much broader image. Furthermore, this grille has three slats, which are chrome plated and additionally improvise the sheen of this car. A vast air dam is also integrated for better engine cooling. There are LED daytime running lights along with the bi-xenon projector headlamps, which are integrated into the headlight cluster on the frontage. The bumpers are painted in the body color, which unifies the entire look of the overall structure. There are a pair of fog lamps too fixed in the front end besides the air dam, which adds to the visibility. The front bumper is fitted with a nudge guard, which prevents the car from getting external damages. The front windscreen is a heat insulated glass and is fitted with wipers which have rain sensors function to them. The side profile too looks very decent with its door handles being offered in the body color. The sills of the window has a glossy black finish which appear elegant. The outside rear view mirrors are painted in the body color too. These external mirrors can be electrically adjustable as well as has a dimming function available to them too for further convenience. The 250 CDI trim is fitted with 18 inches alloy wheels, the 350 CDI variant is fixed with 19 inches alloy wheels and the petrol AMG variant is bestowed with elegant alloy wheels as well, which are of 20 inches. All these trims are integrated with a set of tubeless tyres. Its rear end too looks very attractive with multiple features layered onto it. A defroster is integrated to the rear windscreen and additionally it has a timer function to it as well. There is a spoiler which is fitted with a high mounted stop lamp to it.
This vehicle has an overall length of 4817mm and an overall width of about 2141mm including the outside rear view mirrors too. It stands at an impressive height of almost 2915mm. The front tread is of 1648mm and its rear tread is about 1663mm. It has been bestowed with a minimum ground clearance of about 285mm, which is very impressive and is very useful. A whopping 11.8 metres minimum turning radius is facilitated to its steering wheel.
The cabin is fitted with cushiony seats that serve a great comfort to the occupants. These seats have leather upholstery of Artico and have top stitching to it. The the front seats have electrically adjustable facility while all the seats have been integrated with head restraints. It has a massive boot space of 690 litres which has a capacity to with hold lots of luggage. The steering wheel looks very sportive and gives a trendy look to the entire inside compartment. There is a glove box equipped into this series which has a cooling effect to it. All the doors are equipped with power windows. Furthermore, there is a driver auto down function switch available as well. There is an instrument panel which contains of multiple notifications such as compass, speed limiter etc.., Other such features include a smoke package, cruise control, electrically sliding sunroof.
The AMG trim of this model is equipped with multiple features and most of its interiors are of premium material. The other two interior color schemes that are available to incorporate in the other versions, of which one theme is high gloss black poplar wood with designo exclusive leather upholstery in porcelain. While the other theme consists of brown open pore ash wood with designo exclusive leather in maroon. It has got a Command online system integrated which supports multiple players. An air conditioning unit is fitted which is automatic and has well placed vents for better regulation of air in the cabin. The front seats have electrically adjustable seats, which has memory functions to it. The boot compartment is provided with 690 litres of storage capacity which is very impressive and a lot of baggage can be stuffed effortlessly. The rear seat can also be folded to bring in additional stuff, if and when it is required. On the other hand, the ML 350 CDI and the ML 250 CDI too have been integrated with many elements that offer comfort and convenience. Both the trims have been offered with artico leather upholstery with top stitching, which gives the entire seating a rich trendiness. Furthermore, the top end variant has been covered with artico over its dashboard (both upper and lower sections), belt line and door panels as well. The front row seats have an electrically adjustable function incorporated. Additionally, the high end trims has memory package offered to it for extra comfort. Multifunction steering wheel is fitted into both the variants which is a huge benefit for the driver. A brown burr walnut wood trim is offered to the top end while the ML 250 CDI is layered with poplar wood trim. The roof liner is stitched in fabric which gives a great look to the entire compartment. Ambient lighting is equipped in all the trims for occupants convenience. For further comfort, the seats are offered with a four way lumbar support. The sunroof can be electrically slided which is a convenience factor available. And then, the steering wheel too can be electrically adjustable. For the regulation of the cabin temperature, a Thermotronic automatic climate control is offered in the top end variant while the ML 250 CDI is integrated with a Thermatic climate control system. A smokers package is offered to both the variants for extra comfort to the preferred occupants. And then, the floor section too is styled for placing velour floor mats. In the AMG trim, a temperature controlling cup holder which can cool or warm a drink as per requirement which has a temperature ranging between 8 and 55 degrees centigrade. AC vents are placed well at the rear end of the cabin too for equalized distribution of the air conditioning. An engine start/stop button is offered for extra convenience and there is a remote fuel lid opener available as well. Accessory power outlet is fitted for charging any electronic devices. The 2-Din audio system has speakers fitted at front and rear.
It has been bestowed with a spacious cabin and has a measurement that keeps all the occupants comfortable. The head space to the front seats is 1059mm and a legroom of 508mm. It has a shoulder space of 1486mm which is quite good. On the other hand, the shoulder space provided to the second row is 1482mm and a leg room of about 490mm. It has a head space of 992mm that is decent enough to make enough room. A luggage space of 690 litres is very huge and this massive space can accommodate large quantities of baggage within it.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The top end diesel trim can breach the 100 Kmph mark in just about 7.4 seconds from zero and has the ability to make up to a top speed of about 224 Kmph at the most, which is quite impressive. While, its other diesel trim, the 250 CDI, can attain a maximum speed of 210 Kmph and has an ability to reach the 100 Kmph mark in 9 seconds. Whereas, the petrol variant, the AMG, has the potential to reach the 100 Kmph mark in just about 4.7 seconds from a scratch, which is very good. And also has the capacity to make upto a top speed of 250 Kmph.
Engine and Performance
This series consists of two diesel and one petrol variants. The top end diesel trim is fitted with a 3.0-litre engine which has six cylinders and twenty four valves within it. It has a displacement capacity of about 2987cc. It can generate a maximum power of about 258bhp at 3600rpm and can churn a peak torque output of 619Nm at 1600 to 2400rpm. The base variant, 250 CDI is equipped with a 2.2-litre diesel engine, which has a displacement capacity of 2143cc. It can produce a maximum power of 203.2bhp at 4200rpm and can generate a torque output of 500Nm at 1600 to 1800rpm. On the other hand, the petrol variant, AMG trim, is integrated with a 5.4-litre engine which has a displacement of 5461cc. It has eight cylinders and is based on the electronic fuel supply system within it. It is mated with a seven speed automatic transmission gearbox. It can generate a maximum power of about 549.81bhp at 5250 to 5750rpm and 760Nm torque output at 2000 to 5000rpm.
The base variant, 250 CDI has an engine which can deliver 15.26 Kmpl on the freeways, whereas in the city, it settles down to 11.8 Kmpl. The high end diesel trim has a motor, which has a capacity to squeeze about 8 Kmpl under city conditions and on the highways, it can go up about to 11.74 Kmpl. Both these engines are integrated with a common rail based fuel supply system. Whereas, the petrol variant, the AMG, is incorporated with a direct fuel injection fuel supply system. It has a fuel economy of 6.36 Kmpl within the city, while it can churn out 10.41 Kmpl on the highways.
Power of Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The top end trim, 350 CDI is integrated with a 3.0-litre diesel engine, which can generate a maximum power of 258bhp at 3600rpm and has an ability to churn a peak torque output of about 619Nm at 1600 to 2400rpm range. Whereas, its base variant in diesel trims is equipped with a 2.2-litre engine, which can produce 203.2bhp at 4200rpm and has a maximum torque output of 500Nm at 1600 to 1800rpm. On the other hand, the petrol variant, AMG, has been bestowed with an engine, which has a great potential to generate a maximum power of 549.81bhp at 5250 to 5750rpm and along with it, can produce a peak torque output of about 760Nm at 2000 to 5000rpm.
Stereo & Accessories
The ML 350 CDI variant of this model is equipped with a media interface, which can support multiple media players and phones. Its Command online with ergonomic central controller, which has navigation system, Bluetooth streaming, DVD player, hard disk player, USB and Aux-in ports as well. Much advanced Linguatronic voice operated control system for audio and telephone. Whereas, the ML 250 CDI has been integrated with an Audio 20 infotainment system which has ergonomic central controller. It is bestowed with Bluetooth streaming, a 6 CD changer, USB and an Aux-in interface too. Whereas, the 63 AMG trim is fitted with the same Command Online system, which comes with a six DVD changer, a Bluetooth interface, a 17.8 cm based TFT color display and a massive 10 GB memory storage to keep files. This car can be further customized with accessories such as, illuminated company star, which when locking or unlocking the vehicle or opening the doors or tailgate, the star emblem in its radiator grille lights up. An iPad docking station for the rear compartment enables all the functions to be accessible from the rear seats too. To improvise the looks further, sporty pedals brushed in stainless steel, the door handle recesses too can be painted in chrome, chrome trims for air intakes in the bonnet and lighting kit in the cabin. Side skirts can be furbished as well for better appeal. Different types of alloy wheels with different number of spokes and designs are available. A load sill protector can be fitted to the rear end, which protects the car from getting scratches while loading. Floor mats can be added which are offered in tray type model. Mud flaps if integrated would protect the sides, under body and rear end will be guarded from dirt and scratches. Coat hangers can be fixed to the headrests of the front seats for better convenience. A cooling glove box if equipped can be connected to the 12V power socket already available in the cabin. Additionally, a tyre pressure gauge would be very useful to get a quick tyre pressure check anytime and anywhere.
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Braking & Handling
This SUV is equipped with an efficient braking system providing a great stability and control over the drive. Its front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes while its rear wheels are fixed with standard disc brakes along with brake calipers. An advanced mechanism of an anti-lock braking system along with an electronic brake-force distribution is integrated into these trims for better stability. It is backed up with a brake assist additionally. An electronic stability and traction control system is integrated for more effective handling. The top end diesel and the petrol variants have been offered with an Airmatic suspension whereas the base level trim is fitted with a steel suspension, which has various modes of damping systems to select from. Moreover, gas pressure based shock absorbers as well as air absorbers are equipped for further assistance.
Safety & Security
A total of six airbags are equipped into the cabin of series out of which two are adaptive front airbags. The AMG trims has got seven airbags in it. There are knee level airbags are offered for the driver for avoiding any discomfort and provides better comfort to the knees while driving, especially when the drive is long. And two large window airbags are fitted as well for additional protection from any kind of side impact. There is an adaptive damping system incorporated in this car, which allows us to choose between two modes of suspension, namely, comfort or sport, which monitors the driving and road conditions and automatically adopts to them. The Airmatic air suspension system further lets the suspension adapt to the conditions and provide maximum comfort under all conditions of roads. These two suspension mechanisms are offered only to the ML 350 CDI whereas, the ML 250 CDI is equipped with steel suspension with selective damping system. There is an off-road mode available as well. The downhill speed regulation system gives much more stability and control over the car. The power steering mechanism is based on a direct steer system. An assist system to keep the driver alert at all times. A pre-safe system is equipped into the car for additional support. An anti-lock braking system is equipped into these trims, which is additionally backed with a brake assist. Crash responsive head restraints are integrated to the seats that are designed to protect neck injuries. Electronic stability program further acts in providing more stability and control. A warning system is available that alerts when the tyre pressure is low for additional safety. An under guard below the engine is fitted to protect the engine from external damage from the impacts of roads. The AMG variant is incorporated with an intelligent light system, an active park assist system, active curve system, which helps the car to be stable under all conditions.
The 250 CDI trim is fitted with 18 inches wheels, which have 10 spokes to them, are made of light weight alloy and these look very trendy. These rims are covered with a set tubeless radial tyres of size 255/55 R18. The high end variant has been fixed with wheels of 19 inch, which has five spokes and is of alloy and has a titanium grey finishing to it. These are integrated with a set of tubeless tyres of size 265/45
1. Has an outstanding acceleration and pickup.
2. Packed with high technology safety mechanisms.
3. Outer shell looks splendid with elegance.
4. Intensive suspension and braking efficiency.
5. Incorporated with superior comfort features.
1. Price range can be more flexible.
2. Maintenance is not that easy.
3. Ground clearance is not very impressive.
4. Mileage needs to be better.
5. Size is quite large for smaller city roads.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class price