Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

By Amithash Bhatt   |  August 27, 2013


Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a classy car which is engineered to give excellent comfort on the inside while giving a commanding and secure drive on the outside. The car has a list of technicalities working on various areas that includes safety, driving assistance, convenience etc. The technical components built into the Mercedes-Benz M-Class are intelligent enough to sense the drowsiness of a driver while going on long highway drive. A warning indication is given to the driver in such instances.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class is available in 4 shades namely Obsidian Black, Citrine Brown, Palladium Silver and Tanzanite Blue. Powerful under its hood, fabulous in its looks, majestic and luxurious from within, Mercedes-Benz M-Class can pay off every bit of its worth during a drive.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

The 2987 cc diesel engine of Mercedes-Benz M-Class uses 6 cylinders placed in V shape. The maximum power delivered from this large volume engine is 254 bhp @ 3600 rpm. The torque output comes up to 619 Nm @ 1600-2400 rpm. The 0-100 km/h mark can be touched in 7 to 8 seconds.

ML 350 BlueEFFICIENCY has a design which favors optimum use of fuel. The engine is mated to the enhanced 7G-Tronic PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission. The transmission system is designed to cut down fuel consumption during a gear shift. Smoother and quicker gear jumps (instead of shifts sometimes) does the job of fuel saving.

The AIRMATIC suspension system of Mercedes-Benz M-Class performs versatile operations to provide stability, reduced vibration transfer to the interior to give better comfort and also a customisable driving experience depending on the mood of the driver. The driver can switch between sport, comfort and auto mode in suspensions.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

The body of Mercedes-Benz M-Class is built to portray style, authority and luxuriousness of the vehicle. Character lines and beltlines are chiseled onto the surface of the car. There is a line of LED which decorates headlamps and wings on the front bumper. A spoiler sits at the rear-end of the roof. The entire body of Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a structure which reduces resistance to air while in motion there by increasing the speed of the car. This property of Mercedes-Benz M-Class also decreases the fuel consumption thereby increasing its mileage.

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a 5-seater and the width and length in the interior is vast to give enough legroom and shoulder room. The boot space has a volume of 690 litres which can easily swallow large luggage. Temperature in the interior is another aspect that can add a pleasant feeling to the occupants. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has a THERMOTRONIC system which can regulate the AC to give dedicated temperatures to front and rear seats. The passengers in the rows can choose different temperatures to suit their comfort level.

The 4Matic system from the Mercedes backyard is a technology which aids for driving safety. The system is backed by other subsystems like ABS, ASR and ETS which sense the response of the wheel to road condition and handle each wheel in a manner to keep all the wheels in complete control of the driver. The driver can sense an authority over driving be it any type of road and any climate condition. There are about seven airbags placed in critical areas that cushion the occupants to safety during a collision.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    7 Airbags. 4Matic system. Thermotronic climate control system.
  • Cons

    More powerful engine not available presently.