Mercedes had been succeed in sale around a million MLs in the luxury SUV’s first two generations. Now, Mercedes Benz is ready for its third generation ML.
The latest ML is still retaining a noticeable Mercedes grille with the star placed on its center and a chrome skid plate above. There are also familiar proportions compared to the previous, especially the forward leaning C pillar. An aero spoiler runs down on the back of the roof.
Inside the ML there are prominent alterations. The interior size is almost the same with the previous, only there is a carrying space behind the second seat but there is no third row seat. The steering wheel gets a new multi function system which controls almost everything yet drives the car. COMAND screen now has been placed on the top of the center stack. At the bottom paired a HVAC controls.
The next generation ML offers a choice of two engines. First is the V6, a new version with direct fuel injection, improving the power by 13 per cent of the total output of 302 bhp and 273 lb- ft of torque while the horsepower at 240. You can also add the optional BlueTEC 3.0 liter V6 diesel with $1500 and the output will come in 455 lb-ft of torque. The gasoline V6 delivers fuel consumption at 17 mpg city and 22 mpg on highway while the diesel delivers fuel consumption figures at 29 mpg city and on the highway 25 mpg. According to Mercedes both gasoline and diesel version accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 second.
7-speed automatic transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive are paired to both gasoline and diesel. It said that the ‘On & Off Road Package’ will be available next year with six setting for both on and off road driving. 2-speed transfer case and another skid plate also will be added. Height-adjustable air suspension along with Active Curve Control comes as optional.
Actually the ML offers a large number of safety features include nine airbags and a driver alert system. The price of Mercedes Benz ML starts from $48,990 while the diesel cost at $51,365.
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