Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 (2012) | Cars First Drive | Premium luxury SUVs | Autocar India

30 Jan 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 (2012) | Cars First Drive | Premium luxury SUVs | Autocar India
Mercedes ML 350

With sharper looks, power and better dynamics the new has now become competitive again.

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In the metal, the new looks very appealing and to the larger dimensions and sharper it looks far more dynamic its rather conservative looking The designers have created an car, with dramatically cut arches extruding from the and a big grille with a large, star sitting proudly on it.

There are also AMG-style on the bonnet along with traditional off-roader cues as an imitation sump guard and sills. Overall, the effect is positive, and there is also a family resemblance to the rest of the range.

We drove the ML 350CDI, is powered by a 3.0-litre common-rail injection engine. At 255bhp, the ML 350 4Matic has 31bhp more the old ML 350 CDI. It comes mated to the version of Mercedes-Benz’s silky 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, with an automatic stop/start and energy recuperation functions, and a four-wheel-drive system as standard.

The new diesel ML 350 CDI is just so smooth and sounding even from the that anyone could mistake it for a petrol-powered car. no hint of diesel motor there’s very little and even when you rev it, it is as smooth as mixed with syrup.

63.2kgm of torque some more than the old car the oil-burner light work of the substantial kerb weight. Its best is achieved on part-throttle loads; the new off-roader cruises in a relaxed, manner. Thanks to the linear delivery of the engine, the big M-class easy to drive in traffic

The gearshifts, though, are on the slow and the smooth and slow shifts indicate that Mercedes has put and comfort before performance.

Mercedes ML 350

the car on twisting roads revealed the new M-class handles much than before, and is light and to drive. Ultimately though, the still doesn’t provide an enough drive to rival an X5. you need to scrub off that or change direction in a hurry do you that two tonnes of off-roader really bend the laws of

The ML350 CDI now has a stiffer chassis, as a of which its high speed are impeccable and it rides over surfaces without much

Even at low speeds the ride is supple. Only sharp cause a thud from the than earlier suspension

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It comes with a long of merits in other areas too a high-quality interior, superb-looking nicely damped controls, a view of the road from the seat, a spacious cabin, luggage space, state-of-the-art and communication systems and outstanding to name a few which certainly to the overall appeal. The M-class with five seats and are no great surprises in either its or internal features. Legroom for passengers in the rear and the headroom is impressive.

The only real drawbacks we can at the new M-class right now are that its dimensions, which will it more of a handful in tight traffic and the lack of a third row of will hinder its appeal. But as an package, the new M-class is very Prices aren’t announced but we expect the new Mercedes M-class to an estimated price tag of Rs 69 lakh, Mumbai.

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