The Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Used-carsThe Mercedes M-Class was one of the first premium SUV models available on the market.Now in its third generation, the latest M-Class is the biggest and most re-fined yet, while the recent addition of a four-cylinder diesel version makes it one of the most affordable to run.Unlike its sporty BMW and Porsche rivals, the Mercedes has been designed with comfort and refinement in mind. As a result, wind and road noise are well suppressed, while the interior is one of the biggest in the business - although there's no seven-seat option. The engine line-up includes a pair of punchy and frugal diesels, plus a muscular twin turbo 5.5-litre V8 for the fire-breathing ML63 AMG version.
New for 2014
Few changes are evident on M-Class for 2014 the exception is the SplitView centre dashboard screen which is now available as a special-order optionThe SplitView screen allows the driver as well as the front passenger to see different images. For example, the driver could view navigation information while the passenger can watch a DVD movie.
Exterior Highlights19-inch wheels; 19- and 20-inch AMG-style wheels available.Power lift-gate at rear of vehicle.LED daytime running lights and taillightsLightweight aluminium bonnet and fenders
Optional ExtrasRunning boardsBi-xenon headlamps with washersTilt-sliding panoramic glass roofInterior Highlights
Colour instrument-cluster display7-inch screen part of Mercedes-Benzs 'Comand SystemAvailable massaging seats for driver and front passengerHeated front seatsOptional heated rear seatsBluetooth audio streamingCD/DVD playerAuxiliary and USB inputsAvailable premium surround-sound audio systemAvailable hard-drive-based navigation systemAvailable rear-seat entertainment system
Under the Bonnet
3.5-liter V-6 that makes 222 Kw power (ML350).Turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel that makes 176 Kw (ML350 Bluetec).Twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 that makes 296 Kw hp (ML550).Available On-and Off-Road PackageAvailable all-wheel driveAgility Control adaptive dampingAvailable Airmatic self-levelling air suspension includes Sport and Comfort modesSafety Features
Attention Assist driver-drowsiness detectionCollision Prevention AssistMbrace2 communication systemPre-Safe, which prepares the cabin for a potential impact or rolloverAvailable lane departure warning and preventionAvailable blind spot warning systemAvailable adaptive cruise control with automatic brakingAvailable front and rear parking sensorsAvailable parking assist with backup camera
Buyers looking for more power can choose the high-performance ML63 AMG. Powered by a 381 Kw twin-turbo 5.5-litre V-8. If the 381 Kw is not enough, there's an available AMG Performance Package that adds 23 Kw for a total of 404 Kw.The AMG Performance Package claims zero-to-100-kph time is just 4.6 seconds, and the top speed is 280 kmh. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the SUV comes with all-wheel drive. Other features include:Leather interiorAMG performance steering wheelAluminium-and leather-trimmed dashboardHeated and ventilated front seatsMore aggressive front bumper20-inch wheelsChrome quad exhaust tips
Comments from International WebsitesIf sporty performance is a top priority, the 2014 Porsche Cayenne is a breed apart, while the 2014 Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350 are also quite appealing, and less expensive to boot. But for those who prefer to cruise in dignified comfort, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is bound to satisfy, as long as you don't need a third row. --Edmunds"While the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class certainly has appeal as a rolling status symbol, in truth there is so much more to the M than just the iconic 3-pointed star on the hood. With a robust lineup, including diesel power and a high-performance AMG model, the M-Class demonstrates an ability to be all things to all customers." --Kelley Blue Book"The M-Class has long epitomized the midsize luxury SUV segment, but the competition is always working hard to catch up. With the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class on the scene, those competitors must once again bring strong contenders to stand a chance at matching this SUV's strengths. --AutoTrader"The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is very refined, solidly built, and pleasant to drive. High points include the comfortable, well-finished interior and excellent powertrains. Think of the ML63 AMG as a suede- and leather-lined cruise missile. It commands a significant price premium, but it is arguably the most well rounded high-power luxury SUV on the market with its admirable blend of performance, comfort, and refinement." --Consumer Guide(2013)