2012 MercedesBenz ML350 BlueTEC Review Car Reviews

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Mercedes-Benz ML II 350


2. The ML350 diesel makes 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of at just 1600 rpm.

3. economy is rated at 20 mpg city, 27 mpg and 22 mpg combined.

4. Priced at $51,365 just $1,500 more the base gas V6.

Sure to be an outcast my peers for saying so, that part in no way reflects me.

What’s with a torquey diesel Where to start? They’re and unrefined, which particularly out in the premium European products you to find them in. Sure much quieter than used to be, but so are gasoline engines. Sure, they have of torque at 2000 rpm, but the drop off is as abrupt as hitting a on your bicycle.


With a few like the BMW 335d and even ’s new Skyactiv diesel powerplant, aren’t my thing. So I was surprised at how I liked the powertrain in the Mercedes BlueTEC – one of several new M-Class that have been redesigned for 2012.

For starters the BlueTEC model is so that if you weren’t told, you not guess it was a diesel. That is, the temperature drops. Californians never notice, but get down 50 degrees and the cold temp will fill your with clackety sound.

comes on smooth and as a diesel you need to apply much to get the desired result. The 3.0-liter V6 might not be large and a rating of 240 hp significant, but the impressive 455 lb-ft of at just 1600 rpm certainly is. it out doesn’t do much good, as that peak torque doesn’t last beyond rpm. A performance machine not, though it does a rather quick 7.3-second time. Instead it does fully capable, a lumbering with a surprising ability to

Attractive for those who want a luxury machine with the ML350 BlueTEC delivers on its promise too. Sure it has the 7,200 lb tow rating as the regular V6, but all that torque will the task feel effortless by


of course there’s the advantage of fuel economy. While the version gets a decent (city/highway) rating for a combined 19 the BlueTEC is rated 3 mpg higher the board at 20/27/22 mpg. our week with the luxury we managed 23 mpg average.

If there is a side to the diesel engine that it requires regular of AdBlue diesel exhaust (DEF), which is required to the engine meet strict targets. Fill-ups must be roughly each oil change and can be especially at the dealer.


The engine suits the driving of the ML350 as well. A luxury it can’t hide its truck While the steering is precise and it does require more minimal input.The SUV then (after the fact), tilting the desired direction to follow the Refine the SUV they have but the ML is still well off the Acura MDX or JX in terms of a car-like driving

Helping to combat this is an feature that comes the pricey $5,150 Dynamic Package, with an air suspension adjusts to suit the conditions, some stylish 20-inch to help add some aesthetic to the price tag. As well, shock absorbers work to a more engaging or comfort-oriented depending on the situation. Airmatic, as the suggests, automatically lowers the car by 30 mm at speeds to reduce aerodynamic and improve handling. At speeds that the system will the SUV another 15 mm. Yet another feature is Curve, which adjusts the air at each corner to help it level. Not only is this a feature, it also makes for a turbulent ride for your

Mercedes-Benz ML II 350

Not present on our test car, these features the ML does as though there’s too much between the wheels and the chassis.

are deceiving too with the ML, a surprisingly model. You do actually have to up into the cabin, which is Rear seat space is as is cargo room. Again, be surprised to discover 36 cu-ft of room, and that can be as much as 71 with the rear seats flat.


While undoubtedly a luxury the standard MB-Tex seating look or feel particularly grade. Leather isn’t and adding it will up the entry by $1,650. Well equipped in trim, the 2012 ML gets power heated front with lumbar, not to mention climate control, Bluetooth, sensing wipers, a power liftgate, plus a 4.5-inch trip display between the gauges as well as a 7-inch screen on the dash.

It is, however, missing some for a luxury model of this like the brand’s Keyless Go with push-button ignition, is a $650 option. Plus, if you navigation and a back-up camera on display screen you’ll to opt up to the $3,600 Premium 1 Package, also includes a driver system and power tilt and steering wheel among features.

It’s hard not to about the dated look of the system, although one handy new has been added to Sirius radio display. Rather hunting through the notoriously channels, you can now scroll past station and the song currently will display.


bought as a family hauler, cannot be ignored. Since the of the current E-Class, Mercedes has safety a priority and the ML is no different, as expected you’ll have to up for the more advanced features.

Taking safety to the next is the $2,950 Driver Assistance with brakes that to pull the SUV back into its Included in this kit is Distronic a fancy term for a fancy that not only delivers speed cruise control (a feature must-have in congested areas where the car does all the for you) but which will apply full brakes if the car a collision is imminent.

Mercedes-Benz ML II 350
Mercedes-Benz ML II 350
Mercedes-Benz ML II 350


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