Moving forward doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to drop all your past achievements and start from scratch. Sometimes, you’ve got to take pieces of past, successful projects and use them to build new creations. That’s what Mercedes-Benz is set to do with the next generation of the ML-Class. This time, the company is looking into putting in elements from their up-and-coming GL-Class and future R-Class models, plus advancements in powertrain systems to please future power and emission requirements. By mid-2011, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class SUV shall still be shrouded in mystery. There are, however, several spy shots of an advance prototype that shows a leaner form, albeit having the same… Continue Reading »
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Here is a pretty cool video from Mercedes-Benz showing you some of the cars they have unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. As you’ve read before, and will hear in the video, the new ML 450 HYBRID is the first full hybrid from a European manufacturer and was specifically developed for the North American market. Other debuts at the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the NYIAS include the facelifted U.S. version of the GL-Class, the sedan and the coupe versions of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which are celebrating a double U.S. premiere in New York, and the latest high-performance sedan to come from the Mercedes-AMG performance brand – the… Continue Reading »
With the world premiere of the ML 450 HYBRID, Mercedes-Benz is setting the first of a total of five accents at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The new ML 450 HYBRID is the first full hybrid from a European manufacturer and was specifically developed for the North American market. The two-mode hybrid technology in the ML 450 HYBRID, whose drive architecture supports purely electric operation and purely combustion engine operation or any combination of the two, takes its lead from the fundamental work undertaken by the “Global Hybrid Cooperation”. This group brought together research and development work undertaken by the companies Daimler AG, BMW Group, General Motors and… Continue Reading »
With the ML 63 AMG “Performance Studio”, the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO, opened in 2006, showcases its expertise in helping realize the dreams of individual motorists, offering exclusivity at the Affalterbach location. The very special M-Class features a combination of uniquely detailed fittings typical of the vehicles designed in the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO. The extraordinary character of this unique M-Class vehicle is just as evident in the interior. The full nappa leather upholstery with a “porcelain” colored diamond design creates an ambiance of luxury. It covers the AMG sports seats, the rear seats and the door linings. The AMG emblem embossed on the front headrests points to the vehicle’s exclusive origin,… Continue Reading »
The successful ML 63 AMG will shortly be launched as the especially exclusive “10th Anniversary” variant. The 375-kW/510-hp top M-Class model fascinates with its striking appearance and extraordinary standard features. With the ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary”, Mercedes AMG is celebrating ten years of high-performance SUVs. The ML 55 AMG with a 255-kW/347-hp AMG 5.5-l V8 engine, launched in 1999, is considered the trendsetter and founder of an entire vehicle segment. The ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary” jubilee model was developed in the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO and showcases AMG’s expertise in catering to the wishes of individual customers. The experts at the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO were also responsible for developing… Continue Reading »
InsideLine has taken the time to review the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec that, as they state, can run for 600 miles on a single tank of fuel. Compared to a normal diesel, the ML is fairly quiet. There is a low diesel rumble when you put your foot down, but it can easily be drowned out with music. Check out the video above and read the full artice over at Edmunds.
The new-generation M-Class has passed European NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash tests with flying colors and has been awarded the top mark of five stars for its very high level of occupant protection. The Mercedes off-roader has also achieved outstanding results in tests carried out by US rating organizations.