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2010 (59) Mercedes-Benz M ClassML350 CDi BlueEFFICIENCY SE 5dr Tip Auto

Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / ŠKODA
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth interface for hands free telephoneDirect steering
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automaticallyOutside temperature gauge
Parktronic systemService interval indicator
Trip computer 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket in glovebox 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAmbient light
Black roof railsBlack/Chrome radiator grille
Body colour bumpersDark tinted rear lights
Electric folding door mirrors + auto dimming rear view + drivers exterior door mirrorElectric windows
Front fog lightsGreen tinted glass
Headlamp assistHeated door mirrors
Rain sensor windscreen wipersRear bumper trim
Rear wash/wipeTwin oval tailpipes

Interior Features

1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats12V power point in luggage area
3 rear headrests4-way lumbar support for drivers seat
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensorBoot light
Centre rear armrestCupholders in front and rear
Electrically adjustable front seatsFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front footwell lightsFront/rear reading lights
Heated front seatsIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated overhead control panel with dimmerIsofix child seat attachment
Leather door panelsLoad anchors in rear
Luggage coverMulti function steering wheel
Neck-pro front headrestsSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors 

Safety

ABS with Brake AssistDownhill speed regulation (DSR) with switch
Driver and passenger airbagsElectronic four wheel traction control
Electronic Stability Programme with ASRFront side airbags
Hill start assistPre-safe system for anticipatory occupant protection
Seatbelt pretensioners on front/outer rear seatsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Tyre pressure warningWindowbags

Security

Alarm system with interior protectionImmobiliser
Remote central locking
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.02CO2 (g/km)236
HC+NOx0.328Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.314Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2987Compression Ratio17.7:1
Cylinder LayoutV6Cylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92
Engine Code164122Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)31.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)39.2EC Urban (mpg)25.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power224
Coin Description350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCYCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 118Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744A
Insurance Group 2AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.5EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.1
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.6Engine Power - BHP224
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3800Engine Torque - LBS.FT376
Engine Torque - MKG52Engine Torque - NM510
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed134

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front235/65 R18Tyre Size Rear235/65 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel Style5 TWIN SPOKE
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1774Height (including roof rails)1815
Length4781Wheelbase2915
Width1911Width (including mirrors)2127

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)95Gross Vehicle Weight2830
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2050Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)833
Max. Loading Weight645Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2185No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz M-Class

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

The Mercedes M Class is a vehicle about which many dyed-in-the-wool Mercedes fans have mixed feelings. While it established the company in a very lucrative market niche and sold huge numbers in America, the place of its birth, the M-Class is often held up as the car that started Mercedes' slide to mainstream build quality. One of the defining changes in the company's culture in the mid nineties has been to improve build quality right across the range and to drive a second generation Mercedes M Class shows how successful the company has been. Used buyers will be glad to know that the good old days are back.

History

One thing that was never off the pace with the old M Class was the styling and the second generation car, launched in September 2005, opted for an evolutionary look. Mercedes enjoyed a big advantage when it came to timing, getting its M Class to market a crucial couple of years before BMW launched their second generation X5. With the smaller X3 showing the bigger Beemer up when it came to interior packaging, Mercedes didn't need to do too much to bang the nails down on the X5's coffin. The second generation M Class was all it needed to be and quite a bit more besides, the highlight of the range probably being the gutsy 3.0-litre diesel engine at one end with the awesome ML63 AMG model at the other giving Porsche's Cayenne Turbo something to think about. In 2009 Mercedes introduced its BlueEFFICIENCY diesel engine technology to help take the edge off the fuel consumption of the M-Class. The ML300, ML350 and ML450 replaced the ML280, ML320 and ML420. The petrol range was limited to ML500 and ML63 AMG models.

What You Get

The M-class' lines have worn so well that the second generation model kept the same sporty stance and raked forward C-pillar but added more pronounced wheelarches and a rising swage line along its flanks. It marked a definite swing towards the sports end of the sports utility market and differentiated the Mercedes nicely from cars like the Land Rover Discovery and the Volkswagen Touareg. Although the sharply raked back windscreen and contoured body panelling give the M-Class a sporty, compact appearance, the tape measure shows just how artful its stylists have been. It's 150mm longer than its predecessor, 71mm wider and the wheelbase grew by 95mm. It is also 7mm lower. Aerodynamics were improved from a Cd value of 0.39 to 0.34 with fuel economy savings of as much as ten per cent. The single biggest change that transforms the M-Class is the improved quality of the interior. Gone are the brittle plastics and uninspired ergonomics of the old M-Class, replaced by something that's far more in keeping with Mercedes premium image and pricing. The dashboard features a pair of cowled main dials with a digital information panel between, while the centre console retains the styling of the up-market E-Class models. Although it's not what you'd call packed with surprise and delight features, the cabin now befits a vehicle of this class. At 880mm, the distance between the front and rear seats is a full 15mm greater than in the old car, achieving a level more akin to a luxury saloon. Despite the additional rear legroom, luggage space goes up. Fold the 63:37 rear bench flat and there's 2050 litres (up by 30l) available. Removable cushions can be ordered as an option, which means that an entirely flat load floor can be attained, stretching 210cm to the back of the vehicle.

What to Look For

Aside from checking the structural integrity of some of the internal fittings, there's not a great deal to worry about with a nearly new M-class. Most premium 4x4s have led relatively pampered lives, as school run is far gentler than black run. Check the underbody and the undersides of the front and rear valances for damage, as the M-Class' modest ground clearance and wheel articulation does not match up to an equivalent Range Rover when the going gets tough.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on an ML320CDi) M-Class parts prices aren't as expensive as the premium image suggests. Spend a lot of time crawling down muddy slopes and your fun will cost around £90 for a new set of front brake pads. Trying to mount a tricky boulder that destroys a radiator will cost you approximately £350. A more likely scenario is a shopping trolley through a headlight which will wipe around £200 worth of smile from an M-Class owner's face. A new alternator requires alternate plans for £350, and a new starter motor will be around £275.

On the Road

We'll concentrate here on the mainstream models, starting with the ML320 CDI. Unlike old Mercedes diesels, which were rather lumpy five-cylinder units, this engine is a creamy V6 with four valves per cylinder. Rated at a healthy 224bhp, it's got more than enough muscle to haul the 2110kg Mercedes around. In fact, its torque figure of 510Nm is even beefier than the V8 ML500 version. What's more, you'll reach this figure at little more than tickover and sustain it across a broad plateau from 1,600 and 2,800rpm. The switched on will realise that this makes the ML320CDI an extremely adept tow vehicle. This common rail direct injection engine has quickly proved a winner for the Daimler Chrysler group and it's being plumbed into all manner of Mercedes and Chrysler models to great effect but the M-Class vies with the C-Class for the most attractive vehicle to use the 3.0-litre unit. Slotted beneath the low-slung bonnet of the M-Class, this engine will punch the car to 60mph in a smidgeon over nine seconds and on to a top speed of 130mph. Combined fuel economy is rated at 30.1mpg which is little short of astounding given the size, weight and performance of the car. With a 95-litre tank, the ML320CDI therefore excels as a long distance cruiser, capable of notching off over 800 miles between refuelling stops. The best petrol alternative is the ML350 which will get to 60mph from rest in just 8.1 seconds and only let up when 134mph is showing on the clocks. A combined fuel consumption figure of 24.6mpg may well be this car's Achilles heel although if you can afford to fuel it, you'll no doubt be grateful for the massive 95-litre fuel tank that allows a serious cruising range between pit stops. With 272bhp on tap, the ML350 is rarely lacking in go and the 350Nm of torque on hand gives it decent overtaking ability. Granted, it's not the 510Nm available in the ML320CDI, but it's enough to be getting on with.

Overall

The M-Class has established itself as the sort of luxury 4x4 Mercedes should be making; one that adds lustre to rather than trades on the qualities of the three-pointed star. It's been long overdue but now that we do have the second-generation M Class, it's cemented itself as a decent used buy. The sensible engines make the best picks and a low mileage ML320CDI with metallic paint has to be the plum choice.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Edinburgh Seafield Peugeot / SEAT / ŠKODA

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