This is one luxury car which the “I want the best” consumer is eagerly waiting for – the new Mercedes Benz M-Class. When the M-class was first introduced a few years back it had immediate takers. Launching the new version would do two things. The old M class owners would go for a trade immediately and for the first time buyers, the wait would have been worth it.
Auto enthusiasts, specially the die-hard Mercedes fans would be eager to test drive the new and improved M-class as the older model was a great graceful cruiser, in low or high speeds, with a tar kissing road grip.
A first quick look at the car reveals a more alluring metal look and you immediately notice that in length it has been increased. It is 23mm longer to be precise. This car is also wider by approximately 15mm gives it a wider road hugging look, with car height level being reduced by 20mm. Gone are the conventional looks and instead the feel and look is more vibrant, more forceful. The all too famous logo of the Mercedes Benz takes its appreciative place atop on a bigger grille which protrudes magnificently from the finely chiseled wheel archways. The rear bumper integrates a mini sleeker diffuser, aerodynamically designed. The vents are AMG styled just over the bonnet. This car oozes optimism yet bears its traditional resemblance and leaves you feeling that here is a car which would whiz by its competition, making other cars in this segment an indistinguishable blur.
The New Mercedes Benz M-Class will be introduced in India initially with two engines with a smooth and effortless 7-speed automatic G Tronic gearbox. So is the start and stop functionality of this car with an all-wheel drive coordination. The car houses a powerful V 6-cylinder and can accelerate from 0 – 62 in under 7 seconds. The diesel version is a rocker with hardly any vibration, which is generally associated with diesel engines.
The New Mercedes Benz M-Class houses a powerful V 6-cylinder engine and can accelerate from 0 – 62 in under 7 seconds. The engine displacement is 2987/v6 with the power at 224/3800 BHP. Within city limits, this car will drive at 7kms per liter and in highway conditions it gives a mileage of 12kms per liter. The engine gives a torque of 350/5000kgm.
The New Mercedes Benz ML350 is loaded with safety features like anti-lock brakes, electronic stability, and rear parking sensors besides the mandatory airbags.
The New Mercedes Benz M Class is opulence personified as far as interiors are concerned. The instrument panel is top notch and truly high-tech. The view from the driver’s seat gives nearly a panoramic view of the road ahead. The internal trimmings are smooth and one should only caress the interior door handles which open effortlessly. This vehicle seats five, but will not cramp passengers as it has ample leg room.