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2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Premium midsize SUV gets design and robust new engine.

by Automotive on 9/11/2008


In of its 10-year anniversary, the 2008 M-Class received a mild a longer list of features, and a forceful V-8 engine. One of the first SUVs on the market, the midsize has evolved from an off-road to a pavement-oriented unit-body family with premium amenities. a standard all-wheel-drive system, and descent assistance, and an available air suspension still allow the sport utility vehicle to an array of terrains.

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is in four trims: a base new ML550, diesel-powered ML320 and high-performance ML63 AMG. A ML350 Edition 10 updates the model with unique and interior details and adds such as heated seats. The and special-edition ML350s come a 3.5-liter V-6; the ML550 a 5.5-liter V-8; the ML320 CDI a three-liter turbodiesel V-6; and the AMG with a 6.2-liter V-8.


Body Styles: SUV

Engines: V-6, 3.0-liter turbodiesel 5.5-liter V-8, 6.2-liter V-8

seven-speed automatic

What’s New

The M-Class returns for 2008 new chrome accents, additional and optional features, and a special Edition 10 anniversary trim. known as the ML500, the M-Class’ trim has been renamed the in recognition of a larger engine: a V-8 producing an additional 80 horses.


Mercedes-Benz M-Class

All 2008 Mercedes-Benz models feature newly-chromed exhaust tips, and door

The base ML350 and ML320 CDI come standard with alloy wheels, a remote-operated sunroof, a roof rack, glass, variable intermittent wipers, a rear liftgate with fixed window, an rear window wiper, a defogger, and cargo tie-downs. The Edition 10 adds a special or black exterior paint tinted light bezels, and wheels.

In addition to its V-8 engine, the ML550 runningboards and AMG-inspired bumpers and The performance-oriented ML63 AMG adds styling cues, 20-inch a sport-tuned air suspension, larger skid plates, active and cornering foglamps.

Options are into a long list of packages, with highlights an active-damping air suspension, adaptive control, parking sensors, a camera, adaptive xenon HID and a power liftgate.


The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class a luxuriously-appointed interior trimmed in maple and brushed aluminum. equipment on the ML350 and 320 CDI models leatherette upholstery, eight-way front seats, driver support, a split-folding rear a leather tilt-and-telescoping steering with transmission and audio power locks, one-touch windows, power heated retained accessory power, a remote transmitter, three outlets, cruise control, a net, interior air filtration, climate control, a trip and an external temperature display. features include a COMAND interface, TeleAid emergency system, and an eight-speaker sound with CD player and MP3 playback.

The comes with the same as the lower trim levels, but heated front seats. In to its performance enhancements, the ML63 AMG sculpted sport seats. the exception of the AMG model, the M-Class can be with available leather heated front and rear tri-zone climate control, a system, a rear-seat entertainment and a premium Harman Kardon sound system.

Performance Handling

The 2008 M-Class offers a class-leading of four engines. The base is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 268 and 258 lb-ft of torque. The ML550 a 5.5-liter V-8, which output to 382 horses and 391 lb-ft at the of a higher price tag and lower gas

For buyers who don’t want to fuel efficiency for towing the ML320 CDI offers a three-liter, V-6 pumping out 215 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque managing EPA ratings of 18/24 mpg For a pretty penny, the top-level AMG ramps up power to 503 horses. All are paired to a seven-speed automatic with manual shifting

Despite some expected roll, the 5000-pound M-Class is of navigating varied terrains and weather conditions with handling and strong brakes.

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Mercedes-Benz M-Class
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