Mercedes-Benz Unveils Third-Generation M-Class

| June 9, 2011 at 6:55 am
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Pictures: 2012 Mercedes Benz ML Class

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its third-generation M-Class crossover vehicle. The company noted that this vehicle shares the platform with the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The new M-Class will hit the roads in U.S. this fall as a 2012 model vehicle.

The redesigned 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class will feature all-new sheet metal and a revamped cabin. The company will offer this vehicle in three variants namely, ML 250 Bluetec 4Matic, ML 350 Bluetec 4Matic and ML 350 4Matic BlueEfficiency.

Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz ML 250 Bluetec 4Matic will feature a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel powertrain that can generate a power of 204 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque. The Benz ML 350 Bluetec 4Matic will feature a new version of the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine that can generate a power of 258 hp and torque of 457 lb-ft. The 3.0 CDI engine can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 139 mph.

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 350 4Matic BlueEfficiency is the only gasoline edition at launch. This vehicle is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline direct-injection engine. This engine that can generate a power of 306 hp and a torque of 273 lb-ft can gallop from 0 to 60 mph in less than 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 146 mph.

All the three M-Class models come with permanent all-wheel drive and will feature the German automaker’s 7G-Tronic Plus seven-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle will also be equipped with enhancements like electric power steering, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic stop/start systems.

Safety features include electronic traction control, up to nine airbags, Attention Assist drowsiness detection, PreSafe pre-collision protection, tire-pressure monitor, adaptive brake lights and electronic brake assist. Mercedes-Benz has redesigned the M-Class cabin to provide more front and rear elbow room and offering a raft of high-tech gadgets.

via egmcartech





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