Mercedes M-Class

Mercedes M-Class

  The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a 4-door SUV with light off-road capability, first offered in 1997, and built in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA. It marked a shift at Mercedes-Benz in becoming a global player; while it had plants outside Germany before, they merely built facsimiles of German models. In contrast, the M-Class was conceived with the American market in mind and built at an American factory. Despite early negative press about quality control, the M-Class became a huge sales success in the United States.

The Kleemann ML63K Bi-turbo prototype was unveiled at the Dubai Motor Show. It is the result of the joint experience and efforts of Kleemann Denmark and Kleemann Dubai/GAE German Automotive Engineering.

For all off-road enthusiasts the famous Mercedes-Benz tuner Carlsson is offering a complete tuning package, which clearly, if tastefully, underlines the modern features of the M-Class. Big, voluminous yet still sporty, with its performance tweaked to 269 bhp and a potent torque, and combining this with a touch of luxury, the CD 32 based on the ML 320 CDI always cuts a fine figure both in the countryside and in the metropolitan jungle.

This September marks the ten-year anniversary of the M-Class, the first SUV built by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. To help celebrate this important milestone, Mercedes-Benz is launching a special limited edition of its popular M-Class sport utility that’s appropriately badged "Edition 10." The V6-powered ML350 Edition 10 model features a unique Birch Wood and Macadamia and Black leather interior with an aluminum instrument cluster and sport pedals. With 1,000 vehicles scheduled to be offered in the U.S., the limited-production Edition 10 comes in a choice of Obsidian Black or Arctic White paint with eye-catching black headlight surrounds, tinted tail lights and a chrome shadow finish on the grille as well as the front and rear skid plates. Its exterior and interior are finished with aluminum "Edition 10" badging and floor mats.

Mercedes will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show the ML 450 HYBRID, due to be launched on the market in 2009 as the most economical two-mode petrol hybrid SUV worldwide. Its innovative two-mode hybrid system enables electric driving and satisfies the highest comfort demands.

Mercedes has announced in an interview with AutoExpress that the M-Class will be offered with a hybrid option starting 2009. The M-Class should emit less than 200g/km of CO2 and return 40mpg. That puts it on a par with the latest C320 CDI. Mercedes Mercedes said in an interview: "It’s a safe bet that our first move into hybrids will come with the M-Class, using a 3.2-litre V6 Bluetec diesel." By linking the two-mode hybrid system, developed with BMW and General Motors, Mercedes believes it can (...)
Source: AutoExpress
On May 21, 1997, Mercedes-Benz presented the first generation of its M-Class at the Tuscaloosa plant in Alabama/USA, where the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from the W 163 series was produced. One half of the cars completed here was destined for the US market, the other for the rest of the world. Since 2005, the second-generation M-Class (W 164) has been produced in Alabama, and the plant’s capacity was expanded to accommodate production of the R-Class (W 251) and, since 2006, of the GL-Class (...)
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Round two for the trendsetter among modern off-roaders: Mercedes-Benz presents the new M-Class. With state-of-the-art technology such as three powerful new engines, the seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC fitted as standard, the now even more effective four-wheel drive system 4-ETS, AIRMATIC air suspension and the anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE(r), the M-Class is set to reaffirm the Off-Roader’s leading position in a fast-growing market segment which Mercedes-Benz (...)
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In 2009 Mercedes will have the first hybrid on the market.This was confimed at this year’s Geneva Motor Show by Thomas Weber Weber . Mercedes is likely to combine new hybrid technology with its low emission Bluetec diesel engine know-how in the brand’s M-Class model within two years Mercedes-Benz could have a Bluetec diesel-electric hybrid variant of ithe M-Class on sale in the UK within the next two years. A 3.2L six-cylinder Bluetec engine in conjunction with the 2-Mode hybrid system developed (...)

Sporty and dynamic, exclusive and powerful: These three attributes best describe the BRABUS WIDESTAR. The special model based on the Mercedes ML 63 celebrates its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2007. With the WIDESTAR BRABUS presents not only a new and exciting wide-track version of the SUV but also the new Monoblock E 23-inch forged wheels and BRABUS B63 S performance tuning for the ML 63 with 550 hp / 404.8 kW.

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