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Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI W163


Testdrives of the new start soon, so I asked Mr. if I could try the old M-Class to experience the once the new one was available for testdrives. The was perfect for an SUV testdrive as well. it rained hard and strong, it just drizzled down Perfect SUV weather.

The dealership had one M-Class available for tryouts, the bestseller, the ML270 CDI Final The ML270 CDI utilizes a 2.7-liter 5-cylinder inline CDI diesel with a 2nd generation common-rail injection system. The results are (detuned due to emissions) and 370 Nm (273 of torque at only 1,800 all the way to 2,600 RPM. Mercedes an 11.4 second 0-100 sprint and a top speed of 185 km/h mph). Very respectable for a 2,175 kg (2.1 ton) especially powered by a turbodiesel

I was never a fan of the 1st generation M-Class. versions looked cheap on the and inside. The exterior received a soon after but the interior was a weakness and so was reliability. We all know the of the M-Class anyway. The Final version I would be driving be the cream of all M-Classes ever This would undoubtedly be the W163 M-Class ever since they incorporated by now technology, which the early lacked.

The exterior looked really for an outdated design. I do think the has aged well but the design really appealed to me. The Final models get the hood domes of the AMG. On the inside, the interior the best but the Final Edition used better materials werent found on stock The ergonomics were very For one, the switch to turn on the was located to the left of the steering in the signal stalk. There so many damn cup holders in car that I got sick of seeing Seriously, who needs that cup holders!?

Preheating the diesel took a few seconds, then the came to life at a surprisingly sound level. Surprising the 2.7-l 5-cylinder wasnt the quiet of DaimlerChrysler diesel particularly in the C-Class (C270 and M-Class. I suppose Mercedes the engine and engine bay a little sound insulation. Vibrations very low early on, and disappeared completely after the engine was warmed up.

Early on, I loved the seating of the M. You sat up so high and it was really fun. The feel was light and slightly but I quickly adapted to it. For relaxed the steering system would be than adequate. But I did try to drive it early on and found that was something best not to be done the ML270 CDI. The steering was simply to slow to respond to driver input.

The suspension was was to be expected of a luxury offroader. I think Mercedes tried to a little bit because through all harshness, I could sense a softness. Despite this, the wasnt ideal for comfort it was loud (you could everything the ML touched, especially on roads) and harder than MB suspensions. But since this car is an I acknowledge that theres a for this. End of the suspension story.

Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI W163

Now comes the good part: the You folks in America are probably thinking Man, those sure drive such pieces of trash, I want to p] :devil:] Underpowered? Did I say underpowered? I admit, I always thought the CDI would be a slug, and people bought it because of fuel Surprisingly, I was proven wrong. on, I noticed how the torque made the appear eager and lively. In acceleration was fluid whatever you hammered it at. At low speeds in the city, the ML accelerated to 50 km/h (max. city speed): and you could it was all due to the huge torque reserves of the engine. Out in the country, the ML270 CDI was no The 11.4 0-62 mph time underrated, the car felt much Realistically, Id say a 10.5 second km/h time was pretty to what it felt like. At low the diesel torque shoved you when you hammered the pedal. At speeds and low RPMs, the same was the case. Acceleration can best be as fluid. Nothing brutally but nothing slow either. For world driving, the ML270 CDI feels more than enough. The 5-speed automatic the was mated too was flawless IMHO. I shifted manually by engaging the steering wheel shifts or the automatic lever into the – / + In 2nd and 3rd gear particularly, the 270 CDI pulls hard. Thank God for diesel

Other observations. On local which are curvy, hilly, / downhill etc. the ML drives solidly considering its an offroader. I that its no match against a BMW X5 on the but I do know that the M-Class beat the X5 offroad. Body was heavy though, especially you were taking corners a too quickly. This hinted at the lack of sports appeal. this, it never felt you would loose control of the At higher speeds, the diesel became sufficiently louder and be heard on the inside, but it was nothing annoyed me as I could still the radio pretty clearly.

For who doesnt like this generation much, I have to Not bad. Not bad at all. Granted, it was a edition model bearing the of Final Edition, so I expected it to be the M-Class of the W163 range. But it drove pretty nicely. The things I really didnt was the cheap interior. The plastic was a million times better that used in other but it was still cheap looking and Still, an improvement over the M-Classes.

I can see why the ML270 CDI is the European favorite. It nice and strong, is reasonably fuel-efficient (City: 18.8 Urban: 30.5 mpg, 25 mpg) and was also the cheapest and realistic offering of the M-Class Not having driven other variants, I can safely say that I pick the ML270 CDI without a though. ML350 (ML320)? No. (ML430)? Yuck. ML55 Totally pointless gas-guzzling Even the ML400 CDI, a V8 variant of the M-Class, is overkill The ML270 CDI seems to be the most real world option, in Europe. I expect its follower, the CDI (3.0 V6, 190-horsepower) to best the ratings of the outgoing ML270 CDI by a margin. Driving an SUV sure is a lot of especially if its a diesel. Consider longer distances without at every gas station. Now thats Man do I feel sorry for the fools who an ML500 or ML55 AMG.

Well, I really did enjoy car even though I basically this M-Class generation. I would never get one since the car doesnt appeal to me, but this wasnt as bad as I expected it to be. Thankfully, the new seems to be much more and tougher.

Mercedes-Benz ML 270 CDI W163

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