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Mercedes-Benz ML 230 W163

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The  Mercedes-Benz M-Class  is a midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV), offered in 1997 as a 1998 and built by the German automaker Mercedes-Benz. the M-Class became a sales in the United States and Mexico. In of size, it is slotted in between the on the C-Class) and the larger GL-Class, with it shares platforms. For a short between the years 1999 and the M-Class was also built Steyr in Graz, Austria, for the European before all production moved to plant near Vance, Alabama.

First (W163: 1997–2005)


Model years. 1998–2005

AssemblyAustria: Graz (1999–2002)United Alabama

Designer. Bruno Peter Pfeiffer (1994)

2.3 L  M111.970  I4 (petrol) / OM612  I5 (t/c diesel) / 3.2 L  E32  V6 (petrol) / 3.7 L  M112 E37  V6 / 4.0 L  OM628  V8 (t/c diesel) / M113 E43  V8 (petrol) / 5.0 L  E50  V8 (petrol)  / 5.4 L  M113 E55  V8

Transmission. 5-speed manual / 5-speed   automatic

Wheelbase. 111.0 in   

Length. 1997–02. 180.6 in / 2002–05: 182.6 in (4,638 mm) / 182.5 in (4,636 mm) .

Width. 72.2 in (1,834 mm) / 2002–05: (1,839 mm) / AMG: 74.6 in .

Height. 1997–02: 69.9 in / 2002–05: 71.7 in (1,821 mm) / 69.3 in (1,760 mm) .

Curb weight. (2,093 kg).

In 1990, Mercedes-Benz a plan to replace the G-Class, at the time had been in production for 11 A joint agreement with Motors to develop and produce a vehicle was made in early and was confirmed publicly that Plans were made to it off the Montero/Pajero platform, with one of being badged as a Mercedes-Benz and the a Mitsubishi. In May 1992, these were abandoned citing problems and Mercedes-Benz continued on in-house development. In March a search for a location to build a manufacturing plant began. By 1993, a location in the state of was chosen and construction started in While plans were made overseas, in Germany continued. Design work place from late to 1994. A design from Sindelfingen studio was chosen and by the executive board in April The design patents were in Germany on July 13, 1994, and in the on January 13, 1995. Prototype took place from to December 1996 in various and regions of the world. In July construction on the  Mercedes-Benz International  plant concluded, the very first M-class off the production line the week of 9, 1997.

Mercedes-Benz launched the first W163 series M-Class on 19, 1997, in the United States for the model year, with beginning that September. It is a with seating for five, or with an optional third-row The M-Class was the first luxury SUV to feature electronic control, a system designed to loss of control and instantaneously with selective braking to the vehicle back on its intended Furthermore, the M-Class boasted and side-impact airbags with occupant detection for the front seat, which, helped the W163 the highest marks in industry crash tests.

The M-Class (W163) was available permanent 4Matic four-wheel drive, which all four wheels through all front, center, and rear differentials. The used a two-speed dual transfer case with gearing, and Mercedes#039; new  Electronic Traction System 4-ETS simulated three differential all three open differentials, via braking one or more spinning

Four-wheel Electronic Traction was said to perform excellent for and moderate off road use, but cause unpredictable handling in off road use.

Manufactured Alabama, in the United States, the launched in the North American first as the ML 320. The ML 320 was sold with the 320 suffix alluding to the V6 engine. An entry-level, manual ML 230, fitted with a available in Europe from in March 1998 until From launch in 1998, markets also received the ML 270 CDI a 2.7-litre inline-five turbodiesel engine. This was made available in Australia in and continued on in the W163 until replaced upon the release of the M-Class in 2005.

Later, in the more powerful ML 430 became with the newly introduced 4.3-litre V8. This was followed by the 1999 debut of the 2000 ML 55 featuring a 5.4-litre V8 engine made modified bodywork, and other features.

In September 1996, the vehicle was launched, Mercedes-Benz the producers of the 1997 film  The World: Jurassic Park  to use of modified pre-production M-Class as a way to advertise the W163 when it was in 1997. As a result, a Mercedes-Benz appears before the film on of the film. Jeff Goldblum, the star of the received a complimentary ML 320 from as a result of the tie-in. Three were used in the movie, of 2 copies of each were Two are displayed at the Universal Studios in there is one at the Mercedes-Benz Museum inStuttgart, Germany, and one at the Center at the M-class factory in

The ML 320 was  Motor Trend of the Year for 1998 and was voted the American Truck of the Year at American International Auto Detroit, in January 1998. It received the World Car Award in 1999, voted by an international of automotive journalists in Geneva. the accolades, Mercedes-Benz received criticism with respect to the quality of the W163. Quality over the years, especially the facelift in 2001 for the 2002 year.DaimlerChrysler spent US$600 million on improvements at the factory before launching the generation ML in 2005.

Second (W164: 2005–2011)


Model years. 2006–2011.

AssemblyUnited Alabama .

Designer. Steve (2001) .

Body and chassis. Mercedes-Benz GL-Class (X164).

Engine. / 5.0 L V8 / 4.6 L V8 / 5.5 L V8 / / 3.0 L V6 diesel / 4.0 L V8 diesel .

Transmission. .

Wheelbase. 114.7 in (2,913 mm) .

4788 mm (188.5 in) / AMG: (4,821 mm) / Hybrid: 188.2 in .

Width. 1910 mm (75.2 in) / 76.8 in (1,951 mm) / Hybrid: (1,976 mm) .

Height. 1815 mm / AMG: 73.3 in (1,862 mm) .

2150 kg (4740 lb) .

In 1999, on a successor to the W163 began the codename W164 and spanned a of 6 years. By late 2001, the design styled by Steve under Peter Pfeiffer was chosen and by the executive board in 2002.The patents were filed in on June 10, 2003, and in the U.S. on 25. Prototype testing was conducted 2003 and 2004, concluding in 2005. The redesigned M-class name  W164 ) was introduced in 2005 as a 2006 model a showing at the North American Auto Show in January. It was entirely new, with a sporting, aerodynamic look—the coefficient of down to 0.34. Mercedes-Benz has made the new M-Class larger, 150 mm longer than the model. The M-Class was named New Sport Utility Vehicle in the Car of the Year awards.

Mercedes-Benz extensively publicised million spent to update its and add manufacturing space for the new R-Class. to early automotive press the 2006 M-Class vehicles vast improvements in quality.

The for the new M-Class is shared with the is aunibody type rather than the (W163) body-on-frame used by the vehicles produced from The X164 GL-Class, a longer version of the W164 platform, is available.

New features in the 2006 include the 7G-Tronic seven-speed automatic optional Active Curve-Illuminating Bi-Xenon headlights steer in the path of the vehicle, and an air suspension. The manual transmission has dropped. Permanent 4Matic drive remained, with transfer case (no low range), differential and four-wheel electronic system (4-ETS). In most except the U.S. an Off-Road Pro with center and rear locks, 4-ETS, two-speed case with reduction and adjustable ground clearance was as an option.

Mercedes-Benz ML 230 W163

The AMG version of the W164, the ML 63 was introduced at the 2006 North American Auto Show as a limited 2007 model. It features a M156  V8 engine producing 510 hp and 465 lb·ft (630 N·m) that is in Germany. The engine is added to an AMG transmission. The 2006 ML 63 AMG can accelerate 0–60 mph (96 km/h) in just 4.8 or from 0–62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.0 seconds. These impressive made the ML 63 AMG the most powerful aspırated V8 SUV in the world.

Third generation (W166:

Production. July 2011–present.


Assembly. United Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Designer. Burki (2008) .

Body and ClassMid-size crossover SUV.

Engine. / 4.6 L V8 / 5.5 L V8 / 2.1 L I4 diesel /

Transmission. 7-speed automatic (hybrid).

Wheelbase. 114.8 in

Length. 4,803 mm (189.1 in) / 4,820 mm (189.8 in) / Hybrid: (188.2 in).

Width1,926 mm (75.8 in) / 1,950 mm (76.8 in) / Hybrid: (77.8 in). 

Height1,796 mm (70.7 in) / 1,860 mm (73.3 in).

Curb weight. (4,740 lb).

In 2006, development on the next-generation M-Class and spanned a period of 5 years, a much duration than its predecessor. In the final design by Emiel was approved and patented domestically on 16, 2008(U.S. design patent on June 15, 2009). The newly M-class (chassis name ) was introduced in pre-production form 10 2011 as a 2012 model. The customer-designated W166 rolled off the production line on 20 July. It is refined, taking styling from the new generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class. An in rear seat legroom has implemented, alongside adjustable back-rests. It was to be launched in September

New features in the 2012 M-Class an updated 7G-Tronic Plus transmission to provide improved economy, optional Adaptive Cruise Plus), Active Lane Departure System, and an adjustable-height air suspension

An  OnOff Road Package  is for most markets (now North America) as of the 2013 year. The package adds a dual range Magna Powertrain transfer with center differential reduction gearing, underbody skid and a 6-mode selectable terrain driving program The rear differential lock has discontinued.

Open front and differentials are fitted, and use four-wheel traction system (4-ETS) to front and rear differential

The Mercedes M-Class won first in the “Luxury Crossover SUV” and has been named the most vehicle for Americans based on a undertaken by California-based automotive and consulting firm AutoPacific.

The based on the 2012 M-Class and was in December 2012.

First of Mercedes-Benz ML (W163: 1997–2005)

Mercedes-Benz ML 230 W163
Mercedes-Benz ML 230 W163


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