The Mersedes-Benz ML-class is the car family with the improved cross-country ability. It is a station wagon with AWD. The model line contains of all most important characteristics of the off-road vehicle, minivan, motorcar, so it multi-purpose variant.
The first model was created in 1997. These cars were oriented on the North American customers.
The compact dimensions and the variety of modifications distinguish these cars among the similar ones due to their functionality and efficiency.
The new Mersedes-Benz is the perfect choice for off-the-road, for the country trip with the whole family, for travelling and for journey on business. The spacious 5-door ML-class model (equipped with the extra seats) can transport 7 people. The 2-seat variant turns into the spacious wagon with the 2.02 luggage trunk. The car is equipped with the devise for transporting of heavy trailer and 2650 kg of cargo.
The conception of the car bases on providing the maximum secure in collision. The non-road vehicle has the frame construction instead of the integrated body. The body is connected with the frame with the help of 10 rubber housings, which quench oscillations and reduce the noise. Due to this solid construction the passengers are exposed to minimal danger in side and rear collision.
The ML model has the always turned on AWD. The car is also equipped with Four Wheel Electronic System (4-ETS). The special mode of ABS allows the blocking of front wheel at sleep slopes. Except the ML 230, the other models have the EPS, which improves the course-keeping ability in all road conditions.
The first modernization of ML-class was in summer, 2001.
The interior of the 2012 year Mercedes ML-Class has changed a lot. The improved quality of the trimming and the design of the dashboard with aluminum and wooden inserts look great. It was also reworked the original COMAND system of management. Optionally the customers are offered the panoramic hatch.
It available with 2.1 L 4-cylinder Bluetec, V8 or the BlueEfficiency engines. Depending on the modification the car can accelerate up to 235 hp and has the capacity of 235-306 hp.