ML 320 CDI Fuelefficient Houston Chronicle

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ML 320 CDI: Fuel-efficient

MERCEDES-BENZ SUVs are available with engine options, but the engine du is the 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged diesel, the 2008 ML 320 CDI.

The ML 320 CDI, priced at $45,875, has an estimated miles-per-gallon fuel economy of — considerably better than the V-6 ML350’s (No. 2 fuel-efficient 15/20 mpg.

The engine within a new-generation body, was introduced for the 2006 model Mercedes-Benz’s original truck-based a pioneering luxury SUV model in 1997, was replaced with a model it touts as bigger, stronger and better.

The new-generation SUVs offer more-refined and interior styling, greater space, more efficient and much-improved ride and handling.

They are stretched 6 inches in 2 inches in width and have a wheelbase. The new breeds are larger in dimension except height, drops 1 inch.

The vehicle’s is a major change over its said Ron Mueller. Mercedes-Benz product manager of luxury utility vehicles. It’s from the first M-Class, targeted consumers with a mentality. The originals had to have an heritage and be truck-based with construction.

Since less 1 percent of all people really go the idea of this vehicle is maximizing on-road comfort and getting it through inclement he said, noting it now competes in an alongside Lexus ‘ RX

The Lexus buyers rejected the because of styling more anything, he said. And now with the new aspect we think we can draw on the buyer.

Most eye-catching is the end, which Mueller as masculine and aggressive. Holger senior manager of design, the styling theme is refined — a striking radiator grille a driving-forward feel.

The grille’s of large horizontal louvers are with strings of squarish and dominated with a center-mounted tri-star badge. ML 320 CDI grilles are out. Complementing the grille are which extend far to the sides to the vehicle appear wider.

said styling at the flanks a message of power via broad and muscular wheel arches.

Perhaps the greatest look of comes with a swept-back and roofline that moves at the rear to showcase a clever bit of work. Wrapping to the sides in a style, this rear adds lots of polish and to the profile.

Spoked light-alloy also add to the theme of power and The ML 320 CDI rolls on 17-inch wheels and tires. Nineteen-inch six spoke are available for just over and five-spoke 20-inchers are offered $407 to $785 (AMG). to the wheels — via a permanent 4MATIC AWD — is via the 3.0-liter V-6 diesel’s 215 horsepower and 398 of torque.

The engine is relatively and has ample muscle to handle stretches. The lighter, stiffer contributes to making transitions straightaways to tight turns an akin to being in a sporty

The 7G-Tronic automatic transmission is key to confident cruising in hilly This seven-speed automatic smooth, close-ratio shifting.

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Its Select feature allows shifting by nudging a steering stalk. The transmission also the added control of large located behind the steering spokes, for clutchless-manual tap shifting.

models are piloted within a improved interior.

It is a mix of German and U.S. needs, Mueller Everything on the interior — 32-ounce storage space, looks and and flexibility with the folding seat — was focused on the American with the German engineering.

comfort is upped with knee room extended 1.5 inches and elbow width 1.25 inches.

Standard front seats are and well-bolstered, and provide power of height, backrest and cushion Sport front seats, a option, feature backrests and that support the torso aggressive driving maneuvers.

seats are a standard 60/40 and can be folded to increase cargo-toting

The two-tone interior treatment standard leatherette upholstery and leather ($1,975). Also up the ML 320 CDI are aluminum accents and hand-polished walnut wood (with option) trim.

A $3,750 I package offers the luxury of Satellite Radio, Harman sound system and hands-free system (rain sensor, and power liftgate, too). An $375 iPod music interface gives occupants a of thousands of music titles.

Advancements in passenger convenience, performance and styling are tremendous in the M-Class. Hutzenlaub sums up the as a chic jack of all trades that dresses you well all of the

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