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Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

New 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

Buyers with a bit over to spare can have a prestigious on their driveway.

Ewan road tests and reviews the new Mercedes-Benz ML-Class.

The just all-new Mercedes-Benz M-Class just how good the concept was launched 15 years ago. No so than in the styling.


In profile the new M-Class is instantly recognisable by the of the swept C-pillar and the way the D-pillar is out to make it seem all but invisible. At the the changes are more noticeable, the new, very bold being closely allied to the look of the latest range of sedans.

Aimed at the American right from the start, the SUV is actually built in that the factory being situated in an once struggling economically, but now very well thanks to the of Mercedes. Being aimed at the means the Mercedes M-Class is much suited to Australians as

Though similar in external to the outgoing second generation — it’s marginally and wider and slightly lower the gen-three vehicle is noticeably spacious inside than Even better, it has a light and feel that makes it larger again. Again, the area follows the latest style, with large, speedo and tacho directly in of the driver and a good-sized multifunction display screen sitting to minimise driver distraction.

A new of control stalks gradually introduced throughout the Mercedes are a feature of the new M-Class. To our fingers don’t have the same feel as the long-standing older but we will probably become to them with practice. change that will be by longtime drivers of M-Class, is the of the somewhat awkward foot-operated brake with a finger unit near the bottom of the steering wheel. That is, in the position occupied by the release for many years — a move.

The complete 2012 Mercedes-Benz is priced between $81,400 and Pricing of the all-new Mercedes-Benz is impressive, with drops of thousand dollars compared the outgoing model, and that the new M-Class having significantly equipment than its predecessors.

A range of connectivity is offered in the new SUV, with Bluetooth USB and even an SD card. A total of 40 Gb is in the complex information and entertainment that, among other provides Suna traffic Around 10 Gb is available for storage of and similar files. At this only two engines are being to Australia due to high demand in countries stretching the factory’s output. These are both units; a four-cylinder 2.1-litre up to 150 kilowatts of power and a stunning 500 metres of torque; and a 3.0-litre V6 an even more impressive 190 kW and 620 Nm.

Fuel consumption figures of 6.4 and 7.3 per hundred kilometres, respectively, are for the two diesel engines described Driven carefully on country the ML 250 could cover 1500 between fills. These diesels, working with a system, seven-speed automatic, low resistance tyres, clever aerodynamics and numerous smaller have pulled the fuel down by an average of 25 per cent the new model range.

These are improvements that would been considered all-but as recently as 10 years ago. engines, called BlueTec by meet the tough Euro 6 control requirements. Making about five to six years of Australian regulations. Well Mercedes. Petrol powerplants six and eight cylinders are scheduled to as soon as the Australian importer can get of stock from the American Also in the pipeline is a red-hot AMG we were fortunate enough to one in the USA earlier this year and can’t wait to see it downunder.

Primary safety is provided by a of electronic systems, many of pioneered by Mercedes in the topline models, as well as daytime lights (DRLs). Secondary sees the fitment of no fewer nine airbags (including units front and rear and a knee bag).

Over a period we sampled both new — the ML 250 and ML 350 — on an extended program set by Mercedes-Benz out of Melbourne, the famed Great Ocean and in the hills behind the coast. the 2.1-litre engine is likely to enough performance for the average with strong torque, and response from both the and transmission. The 3.0 is there for those who a bit of sport from their The vehicles are smooth and quiet to in, though we did find the ride on fitted with the 19-inch and 45-series tyres a little on the side on broken bitumen

The front seats are large and well and there’s a feeling of and refinement in the interior that impress all who travel within it. The windscreen pillars — to the M-Class safer during a — blocked our view on bends, particularly when the were dropping downhill and to the right. Steering is by a new electrically system (part of the fuel package) provides good and has the added advantage that the big SUV can park itself should the so desire. Road grip is above that likely to be by the typical owner, thus huge levels of safety.

with a bit over $85,000 to can have a prestigious Mercedes-Benz on driveway. One that’s built to a standard — after a shaky start in the quality in the late 1990s — and a space, comfort and safety.

The complete 2012 Mercedes-Benz range is:

ML 250 BlueTEC 2.2-litre five-door wagon: $81,400

ML 250 Exclusive 2.2-litre turbodiesel wagon: $92,300

ML 350 BlueTEC turbodiesel five-door wagon:

ML 350 BlueEFFICIENCY 3.5-litre Biturbo five-door wagon: $99,900

ML 500 Biturbo petrol five-door $119,900 (due August

ML63 AMG 5.5-litre Biturbo five-door wagon: $177,900

ML250 (ML350)

Price: $81,400 ($99,900)

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