2012 MercedesBenz MClass

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Mercedes-Benz M-Class

(from Mercedes-Benz Press The new Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Champion of efficiency

Stuttgart. The third of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class sets a new in the SUV world. Its low fuel consumption and figures are especially impressive. the range, fuel consumption is an of 25 percent lower than for the model. Particularly noteworthy in respect is the ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, has an NEDC consumption of just 6.0 km (158 g CO2/km) and can travel up to kilometres on a single tank of Yet for all this efficiency, the M-Class its fascination, in the way it uniquely combines with driving enjoyment and comfort. Further impressive of the ML include 4MATIC permanent drive, new developments to the chassis and driving dynamics systems, all of improve performance in both and off-road situations. Its active and safety features are typical for the A characteristic body design, with a versatile interior is highly conducive to its occupants’ enhance the driving experience in the new

Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the of Management of Daimler AG for Group and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, The M-Class embodies all the automotive that we have accumulated 125 years and thus represents – in – a quantum leap in terms of safety, agility, driving and design!

Long-distance runner: efficiency ensures extensive

BlueTEC diesel engines and the new of BlueDIRECT petrol engines the basis for the excellent economic and outstanding environmental performance of the new As far as the diesel models are concerned, now available as BlueTEC units SCR emissions technology, the focus is on downsizing and on the new version of the V6 CDI engine.

In the ML 250 the 3.0-litre V6 of the previous model is by the thrifty four-cylinder EU6-standard already familiar from, for the S-Class.

The ML 350 BlueTEC uses a reworked 3.0-litre V6 engine, also more than the EU6 emissions standard and delivers far performance, yet with considerably fuel consumption. The efficiency have been achieved, all, through the use of the innovative (twin-wire-arc spraying) technology used with great since 2005 in AMG’s engines. The positive results have led Mercedes-Benz to adapt cylinder wall coating for use in the V6 diesel engine as well. The reduces internal friction in the significantly. At the same time, the has been reduced by 4.3 kg, as there is no any need for the grey cast cylinder liners that, now, had to be pressed into the block. The benefits are striking: these measures alone, consumption could be reduced by 3 percent.

Attention to detail: a finish adds efficiency

The fuel economy is underpinned by a package of BlueEFFICIENCY measures as as by this state-of-the-art engineering. In to the ECO start/stop function that as standard, these measures the new seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission with a new fuel-economy friction-optimised bearings and a transmission oil management system. Low-friction drives, electric steering and with low rolling resistance play their part in fuel consumption.

The optimised drive system with together with on-demand of all ancillary components and pumps, helps to reduce the energy of the new M-Class. The oil and water pumps in the as well as the fuel pump in the section of the vehicle, are only according to actual need. The control logic is used in the and THERMOTRONIC air conditioning systems. In the coolant compressor only when necessary. A key factor in the engines is also the optimisation has been undertaken of the flow and in the exhaust system with its SCR Catalytic Reduction) emission technology.

An intelligent use of lightweight techniques has enabled the development to stop the steadily increasing spiral. The control arms of the and rear axles, for example, as the bonnet and wings, are made out of and yet very strong aluminium while the cross member for the panel is made of magnesium.

Detailed analysis: the energy-transparent makes things clear

The tool energy-transparent vehicle, in-house by Mercedes-Benz, was used for the time as part of the M-Class process. The pioneering opportunities by this method, which the possibilities for optimisation right to even the most minute will be exploited on all new model in the future. An exact and meticulous of the flow of energy throughout the (tank-to-wheel) helps the development to optimise every single that has an impact on fuel right down to individual bearings.

Air flow optimisation: the aerodynamically efficient SUV in its class

a drag coefficient, or Cd value, of the new M-Class (ML 250 BlueTEC) also a new best figure for this class (total aerodynamic Cd x A = 0.92 m2; predecessor 0.94 Intensive simulations undertaken the digital prototype, along final touches added in the tunnel, ensure a perfect of air around the vehicle. The key factor the low wind resistance is the aerodynamic of the basic body shell, the optimised design of the front with its integrated spoiler, of the and of the roof spoiler, plus other detailed improvements. include:

Sealing around the section with adjustable fan

Sealed joints between the and the headlamps

Front wheel

Air outlets in the front wheel liners

Redesigned exterior housings

Optimised roof

Side spoilers on the rear (ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC)

Underfloor and compartment panelling

Aerodynamically light-alloy wheels

The result: comfort and driving dynamics

A level of comfort, dynamic handling and excellent off-road are part of even the standard package on the new M-Class. For the first the steel suspension of the M-Class now includes selective damping. normal driving on only uneven roads or during off-road driving, the system with a soft ride enhances the occupants’ wellbeing as as the car’s off-road capability. In to maintain this sense of during hard driving or evasive manoeuvres, the shock work even harder in circumstances, so ensuring a high of driving stability. The M-Class is supported here by an electric system that provides the level of steering power to suit the particular driving Parking or manoeuvring off-road is so much easier, thanks to the of maximum power assistance. The SUV scores here with the turning circle in its market The 180-degree turn is negotiated a circle diameter of just metres. At higher speeds, the assistance is reduced, to the benefit of the handling.

For those who want to off surfaced roads, the ML 350 BlueTEC and ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY models a comprehensive off-road programme as of their standard equipment. considerably improves the options the going gets tough. It the permanent all-wheel drive 4MATIC and the electronic traction system ETS, as well as an button that activates a off-road transmission mode.

• To traction, the slip thresholds and points of the 7G-TRONIC PLUS have been raised

• A accelerator pedal curve the sensitivity with which the can accelerate

• Off-road ABS ensures braking on a loose surface

Assist and the HOLD function are features helping the driver to away on a slope. Downhill Regulation, or DSR, enables the to maintain automatically the speed set via the control lever.

For those to drive the M-Class more away from surfaced we recommend the optional ONOFFROAD

Full programme: ONOFFROAD for all eventualities

The ONOFFROAD package for the new uses a range of six transmission to optimise driving dynamics and safety, by ensuring that the drive control is there to with the very different conditions encountered on and off-road. One mode, two specifically off-road and three on-road modes are

The system is controlled via a rotary on the centre console. The settings for and the drive line, are adapted to these specific requirements. The six modes in detail:

Automatic – most everyday driving

Offroad 1 – light terrain, roads and tracks

Offroad 2 – off-road terrain with stretches

Winter – for driving in conditions on slippery roads, on ice or with snow chains

– more adventurous, dynamic on winding roads

Trailer – moving off, manoeuvring and with a trailer

Despite so options, for the driver the decision is very clear: the setting is intuitively, and the programme selected is in the multifunction display as well as in realistic, almost photo-quality on the screen of the COMAND system. of which underlying programme is the gear reduction, lock, DSR or the suspension of the AIRMATIC system can all be individually. As with the basic of the ONOFFROAD package, it is practically for the driver to make mistakes. settings, which might a negative impact on handling, or traction, are ruled out. If is any doubt, the system will to automatic mode.

In terms of the ONOFFROAD package comprises an guard, a two-stage transfer with reduction gear, a differential lock and enhanced functionality that allows a ground clearance of 285 millimetres and a depth of 600 millimetres.

King of the no roll or rocking here!

roll stabilisation in the form of the CURVE SYSTEM can be combined as on with AIRMATIC air suspension Adaptive Damping System as well as with the ONOFFROAD This system uses anti-roll bars on the front and axles, which it controls irrespective of lateral acceleration, or the switch setting of the ADS Comfort/Sport ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM for the roll angle of the body bends, so delivering significant in both agility and driving At the same time the system driving stability and thus especially and importantly at high Improved ride comfort on winding stretches of road and on the together with enhanced for off-road driving, are also the benefits of the ACTIVE CURVE

Gently does it: attention to ensures comfort

The new M-Class relaxed and thus safe in all possible conditions. By paying attention to detail every of the way, the development engineers in the Technology Center have improved what they the NVH comfort level (Noise, Harshness). This is an important contributing to the general sense of on board, whilst also its part in driver-fitness safety, on long journeys. The basis for the level of NVH comfort is provided by the rigid bodyshell of the M-Class. improvements have also made to the drive system and This is all topped off by aero-acoustic and the intelligent use of new-style insulation.

measures at a glance:

• Improved of the front end structure thanks to between the lines of the upper and longitudinal members

• Increased yet also reduction in weight, to hybrid construction of front

• Particularly robust cockpit member made in lightweight alloy

• Intelligent use of acoustic In the production plants, insulation is to the bodyshell where it is needed by robots. In the firewall area, the distribution of the insulation material may vary in places in order to potential noise penetration.

• Aluminium transmission cross with integrated vibration in the diesel models

• Vibrationally 7G-TRONIC PLUS with damper and, in the diesel a centrifugal pendulum

• Electronically hydraulic engine mounts in the versions

• Decoupled exhaust on diesel models

• Standard with selective damping, as an AIRMATIC air suspension with damping system or AIRMATIC air with adaptive damping and ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM roll stabilisation.

• Electric

• Component compartment wall in in order to minimise penetration of from engine compartment the interior

• External noise through acoustic encapsulation of

• High-insulation acoustic windscreen

• aero-acoustic sealing in the side

Well thought-out: passive at its best

In line with the brand philosophy, the new M-Class the embodiment of the Mercedes-Benz holistic concept of REAL LIFE which is derived primarily what happens in a real situation. The extremely robust compartment of the M-Class, together the front and rear deformation forms an effective basis for the protection systems.

The front end with its high energy-absorption is essentially made up of the firewall and two of longitudinal members, anchored at the Two vertical members link the members, so further increasing resistance. The necessary rigidity and of the floor assembly is provided by a structure made up of a separate tunnel plus separate members along each attached to the side wall. are supported by cross members to the floor as well as by a connecting to the B-pillar as support for the front The extremely robust side assembly comprises, quite from the longitudinal members above and the side roof A-pillars in a dual-casing design, reinforced with high-strength In a side collision, the cross beneath the cowl, the cross between the longitudinal members the pedal floor, the high-strength-steel member beneath the driver’s and the magnesium-alloy cross member the instrument panel, as well as the roof frame, ensure the possible stability of the occupant The positioning of the fuel tank in of the rear axle and of the filler over the rear axle the available deformation distance, so the level of energy absorption in the of a rear-end collision. This is above all, through the design of the rear longitudinal

The complex restraint system can the highest possible protection. Up to airbags, which activate as are needed, according to the type and of the accident, can reduce the stresses on the occupants. The individual components in

• Two-stage adaptive airbags for the and front passenger

• Kneebag for the

• Sidebags for driver and front (combined thorax/pelvis bags)

• in the rear row of seats as an option

• across both rows of from the A to the C-pillar

• 3-point belts on all five seats

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• reel tensioners and permanent force limiters as well as reversible belt tensioners in the reel tensioners and single-stage limiters for the outer seats in the

• ISOFIX child seat

• Belt height adjustment for and front passenger


• Belt display for rear-seat passengers in the cluster

• Automatic child recognition (optional) with of the front passenger airbag if a Mercedes-Benz child seat is

• In a rear-end collision, a passive restraint system developed for this purpose can reduce the exerted on occupants.

Complementing the safety systems such as the Brake Assist (BAS) or the BAS PLUS, which can prevent an or reduce its severity, the passive that contribute to pedestrian have also been improved in the new M-Class. These for example, the installation of an Active as standard.

Intelligent partner: protects its as well as others

Both safety and driver-fitness safety in the new are further improved by Assistance that will already be primarily from the S- and E-Class. The equipment package includes the detection system ATTENTION the anticipatory safety system and a tyre pressure loss system, as well as adaptive lights and Brake Assist The following Assistance Systems, of them active, are available as equipment options:

• Intelligent System, ILS, with lighting functions

• Night Assist Plus with person recognition

• Speed Assist (standard feature of the Online option)

• Lane Assist – active/passive

• Blind Assist – active/passive

• DISTRONIC

• BAS PLUS (in conjunction with PLUS)

• PRE-SAFE® Brake autonomous braking (in conjunction DISTRONIC PLUS)

Active Assist and the reversing camera both safety and convenience.

line: effortlessly superior, design

The vehicle body for this new-generation model, the very typical shape of its is full of character and immediately as an M-Class. Its styling, high-quality and excellent ease of operation to give it a forceful presence. The of the vehicle is dominated by the powerfully design of the radiator grille its centrally positioned Mercedes giving it that typical look. The new styling of the headlamps a high-quality, exclusive and innovative especially when the Intelligent System (ILS) is taken as an extra. The LED daytime running are set in chrome inserts integrated the bumpers. A deeper, broad, underguard continues down the lower edge of the radiator so serving to reinforce the impressive appearance.

Seen from the the elongated lines give emphasis to the on-road credentials of vehicle, whose compact are defined by a large wheelbase and overhangs. The C-pillar that is so of this model series its cue from early generations of the and differentiates it very clearly in terms from its competitors. At the time, the way the roof line down to the rear underlines the appeal of the new M-Class. No pillar is in the transition from the rear window through to the rear This, together with the wrap-around effect of the two-part light unit with LED technology, and the lowered roof its large roof spoiler, add up to an harmonious design. The rear which features an integrated load sill guard in a new design, defines the characteristic of the SUV’s rear end. The finish of further product such as the roof rails, the trim strip or the load handle, emphasise the high-quality of the exterior.

The available wheels from a light and aerodynamically 43.2 cm (17-inch) wheel to 50.8 cm (20-inch) wheels an elegant, high-quality appeal. As an 53.3 cm (21-inch) AMG wheels can be to emphasise the sporty look of the new

Your wellbeing included: the of the new M-Class

A look at the interior concept immediately demonstrates the way the SUV experience is combined here the sense of wellbeing inherent in a Mercedes-Benz saloon. While the design of the centre dome the power of an SUV, the gentle curve of the instrument panel on the passenger side gives a sense of spaciousness, thus the vehicle’s long-distance credentials. The and well-lit interior offers more elbow room its predecessor (34 millimetres more in the 25 millimetres in the rear) and thus space and comfort. An eye-catching of the instrument panel is a large trim element that is continued along the doors in a harmonious wrap-around effect. generously proportioned trim in a three-dimensional design, are available in high-quality wood finishes, or in The interior of the new Mercedes-Benz M-Class can be appointed to reflect either refinement or sporty sophistication, to the customer’s taste. The door and seat adjustment switches been inset with craftsmanship into the side The door centre panels distinctive decorative stitching, a separate, exclusive look for the package.

The state-of-the-art instrument cluster its two clear and extremely legible dials and a large, 11.4 cm between them, impresses the high-quality look of its design. the centre of the instrument panel in the of the vehicle is the large screen for the system. The control and display was developed specifically with operation in mind. In the M-Class, is introducing an advanced ergonomic that will find its way all future new models. Just one of this is the way the accessibility of the multi-function lever on the steering column has improved. All control levers can now be seen. The cruise control has been moved to the lower

Infotainment, navigation and communication are intuitive and easy to operate the metal Controller located on the console. Vertical rectangular air vents either side of the screen serve to emphasise the functional aspects of the SUV. The air vents are the same shape but in case horizontally positioned, giving added design The centre console incorporates an with integrated handrest, in of which is located the Controller and switches, such as those for the programmes.

The seats in the new M-Class are to provide a high level of on long journeys as well as lateral support. All important can be electrically adjusted. These the adjustment of seat height, rake, seat cushion and reach. Generous seat travel of more than 350 lengthways and more than 90 in height ensure that drivers will always the ideal seating position.

A level of variability characterises the seats, which are fitted an armrest and cupholder. The backrest adjustment on the rear seats is as is the through-loading feature above the for the transport of skis. Folding backrests as well as the seat forward creates a level compartment with a capacity of litres up to the roof liner.

colours are available for the interior black, almond beige, grey and tobacco brown/marron. can be combined with a large of materials: fabric/ARTICO man-made ARTICO man-made leather and in six colour combinations. In conjunction the Interior Sports package, the of DINAMICA microfibre and black man-made leather, or nappa and black leather is also

For both eye and ear: good and the best information

The new M-Class as standard with the Audio 20 CD which comprises a radio twin-tuner, TFT colour display a 14.7 cm screen diagonal, an CD player, a USB interface with CD Art display (if saved on the storage an AUX-IN socket in the centre and a telephone keypad. The Bluetooth also allows hands-free and Audio Streaming for the transfer of

The Audio 20 CD system can be optionally with the addition of a 6-disc CD Media Interface, the Logic7 Sound system from specialists harman/kardon®, digital (DAB) or comfort telephony in the Of particular interest is Becker® MAP a fully integrated navigation with 2D/3D map displays for This system, which is as a genuine accessory, can be docked a cradle in the glove compartment and through the central control of the Audio 20 CD system. The navigation is shown in both the central and the instrument cluster, while recommendations are issued acoustically the vehicle loudspeakers. Also automatic tailback avoidance Pro) and voice-controlled address Updates to map data, functional and other features are possible via the on a home computer, since the is removable.

The COMAND Online system, a 17.8 cm high-resolution TFT colour offers internet access in the for the first time. Customers can surf freely while the is stationary, or call up a Mercedes-Benz the pages of which build quickly and are easy to use even the vehicle is on the move. The integrated include Google™ Local access to Facebook (from and weather, as well as the ability to and adopt into the navigation a route that has been configured in Google Maps and to the car, or specific destinations. Mercedes-Benz apps will be introduced and will then be for use by all customers. Telephones that are with the COMAND Online are listed on the website www.mercedes-benz.com/connect. Online is available as an option a 6-disc DVD changer. The system Speed Limit Assist as which recognises traffic and displays the applicable speed in the instrument cluster.

Something for extensive model range and level of specification

At market of the new M-Class, there are three available: With fuel according to NEDC of 6.0 l/100 km g CO2/km), the extremely fuel-efficient ML 250 4MATIC delivers an output of 150 kW hp) along with 500 newton of torque. It can accelerate from a start to 100 km/h in 9.0 seconds, its top speed is 210 km/h. Inevitably faster on the move is the ML 350 BlueTEC although with a fuel that is almost as frugal, at 6.8 km. With a maximum output of 190 kW hp) and ample torque of 620 Nm, the V6 diesel can to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds and reach a top of 224 km/h. With 225 kW (306 the petrol-engined ML 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY has an consumption, according to NEDC, of 8.5 l/100 km, with a top speed of 235

They have already something of a tradition and are highly by our customers: the limited-number Edition 1 that mark the beginning of any new series. In the case of the new M-Class, the includes an AMG Exterior Sports with a specific front rear apron and side panels in vehicle colour, as as 50.8 cm (9J x 20) high-sheen AMG light-alloy in a 5-spoke design and 265/45 R 20 The sporty, dynamic look of the car is off by sports brakes with brake discs and special calliper covers, and metallic

The interior is similarly impressive, designo leather upholstery in marron or porcelain with decorative stitching in a diamond-shaped The instrument panel, door panels, interior beltlines and console are also upholstered in The wood/leather steering wheel in leather with DIRECT shift paddles, wood in open-pore brown ash or high-gloss poplar and the black designo lining round off this package of appointments. The footwells black velour floor with special metal badges. Functional enhancements to the include a Memory package, heating for the driver’s and front seats, sidebags in the rear and the child seat recognition ACSR. The M-Class Edition 1 may be with any diesel or petrol

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