About Mercedes Benz M Class
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured by Mercedes-Benz division of the DaimlerChrysler. The M-Class was launched in the U.S. in 1997, but has been brought to India a good ten years later. In the U.S. and other countries, the M-Class is available in a choice of four models: ML320 CDI, ML350, ML550, and ML63 AMG. However, in India, it is available only in two models: ML320 CDI and ML350. Both are offered in a 4-wheel-drive (4WD) version and a 5-seater configuration.
The ML320 CDI is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, which produces a maximum power of 221 bhp @ 4,000 rpm and 540 Nm of torque @ 1,600 - 2,800 rpm. The ML350 derives power from a 3.5-liter V-6 diesel engine, which churns out 268 bhp @ 5,000 rpm and 350 Nm @ 2,400 - 5,000 rpm. Both the engines are linked to a standard 7-speed G-Tronic automatic transmission. The M-Class is maneuvered by a power rack-and-pinion steering, which offers nimble and direct responses.
The M-Class rides on an independent front suspension that includes double wishbone with high-strength forged aluminum-alloy upper arms, cast-iron lower arms, and a stabilizer bar as well. The independent 4-arm multilink rear suspension consists of high-strength forged aluminum-alloy upper arms and a stabilizer bar. This modern suspension system is tuned to absorb the impact of bumps and potholes and render a smooth ride.
The M-Class looks like a perfect mix of brawn and style. It measures 4,780 mm in length and rides on a wheelbase of 2,915 mm. Its front fascia is adorned by a prominent body-colour bumper, a silver grille with chrome ribs, distinct halogen headlamps, and fog lamps. It also comes standard with selectable light-sensing headlamps and programmable daytime running lamps with auto-on override in darkness.