2009 Mercedes ML 320 Bluetec – HybridCars.com

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18 / 24MPG




The five-seat Mercedes-Benz ML-Class is the popular of several sport sold by the German luxury Now in its second generation, the five-seat ML is offered with a 210-horsepower, turbocharged, direct-injection V6 diesel at 18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway by the US Environmental Agency. The MSRP is $48,600, a $900 tax credit, courtesy of the government’s “advanced lean-burn vehicle credit.

When it was for the 1998 model year, the sport-utility broke new ground for The company’s only previous SUV was the low-volume G-Class, an ancient based on a military vehicle the 1970s. That first ML, from 1998 to 2005, traditional body-on-frame design and close to the off-road capacity of a

With the introduction of the second ML for 2006, Mercedes-Benz dialed it a notch. The ML moved to unibody and its all-wheel-drive was recast as a suburban feature rather than a off-road aid. As before, the ML is in Alabama, now alongside two new models: the R Class, and the big, blunt, GL Class.

The clean diesel versions are the R320 Bluetec and the Mercedes Bluetec respectively.

BlueTec Diesels Green

For 2009, the ML is restyled and comes with powertrain options: the new turbodiesel, a gasoline V6, and a 5.5-liter gasoline V8. also a low-volume hot-rod the ML63 AMG.) For 2010, will add the ML450 Hybrid will give the ML a unique It’ll be the sole vehicle on in the US that offers a choice gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, and versions.

In 1936, Mercedes-Benz was the carmaker ever to offer a car with a diesel engine. then, its legendary and durable have been a point of for the marque. Mercedes-Benz continues to diesels in several US vehicles this country’s stringent standards, which have it to develop entirely new technologies to them clean enough to in all 50 states.

The 3.0-liter turbodiesel uses the “BlueTec” suite of pollution devices, including particulate and two catalytic converters. It also liquid urea into the stream, using the chemistry to cut of Nitrogen (NOx) emissions, along with particulates the Achille’s Heel of modern engines.

Mercedes ML 320

The ML320 BlueTec is the of the three Benz SUVs, it’s still 17 feet, 8 long and tips the scales at pounds. But its 18 / 24 mileage far exceeds the 15 mpg / 20 mpg highway of the V6 gasoline version. for the 2010 ML450 Hybrid yet been released; the industry is waiting to see how the new hybrid stacks up the diesel.

Suburban Mom Machine

Both of ML can be seen in large numbers affluent suburbs on both Speed and towing are not big requirements in the but the ML320 BlueTec does from 0 to 60 mph in a respectable 8.0 seconds. a towing capacity of 5,000 it tows one-third less the 7,200 pounds of the gasoline V6

Cargo capacity is 30 cubic rising to 72 cubic feet the rear seat is folded

Mechanically, the ML320 BlueTec with the superlative Benz automatic, mated to standard The ML includes the Pre-Safe system anticipates accidents and pre-loads the and seatbelts, among other features.

Like its siblings, the ML has a options list, including seats, an array of upgraded offerings, and niceties like a camera, voice-controlled navigation, and HD with Sirius Real-Time

Adding AdBlue

The “AdBlue” urea solution is held in its own tank, which must be every 10,000 to 12,000 To comply with EPA mandates a vehicle’s emissions system work properly for 8 years or miles without any owner or maintenance, Benz includes refills in mandatory dealer intervals.

What happens if the owner late, or the car runs low? a series of warnings, the BlueTec simply refuses to start if its system doesn’t have AdBlue, meaning the car must back to the dealer via flatbed Not likely to happen, but something to

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