2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  -  $44,875


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,875
Base Invoice: $41,795
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr 3.5L
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: ML350 SUV
Transmission: 7-speed electronically controlled driver-adaptive automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Model News

For 2008 there are a number of equipment changes to Mercedes-Benz' V6 ML350 and diesel ML320 CDI, including larger, 19-inch wheels, a new grille and trim, and a standard power sunroof. A new ML550 model replaces the ML500, and it includes the new-generation, 382-horsepower, 5.5L V8, as well as additional equipment from in-house tuner AMG. The high-performance ML63 AMG carries over with no significant changes.

Also, a limited-edition, "Edition 10" V6 model for 2008 comes loaded with features and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the M-Class. It has a unique interior scheme with Birch and Macadamia woods and black leather, special Obsidian Black or Arctic White paint, and a chrome shadow finish for the grille and skid plates.


Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz 2008 M-Class is on-road friendly and a good family hauler, with improved ride and handling, while still maintaining its off-road ability. The ML320 CDI is notably frugal as well as luxurious, while the ML550 adds more luxury and power, and the ML63 AMG leads the pack in exclusivity, at about double the price of the ML350.


Model Highlights

The family of Mercedes-Benz ML models, together referred to as the M-Class, cover a range of duties from family-hauling and cargo-hauling errands to moderate off-roading--all in comfort and luxury.

The base ML350 has a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine, while the mid-range ML320 CDI has a 3.0L turbo diesel V6 that offers the power of a V8 with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder, according to Mercedes-Benz. At the top of the line is the ML63 AMG, with a powerful 503-horsepower, 6.3L AMG-built V8. Each model comes with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

For 2008, the ML550 makes its debut, replacing the ML500. It comes with a 382-horsepower, 5.5L aluminum-block V8, plus a standard sunroof, exclusive AMG styling and 19-inch AMG wheels, and running boards.

Both the V6 and V8 have variable valve timing, a tumble flap, and a two-stage intake manifold for good throttle response whether in stop-and-go traffic or passing at high speed. The ML550 can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, according to the manufacturer.

All M-Class models include the 4MATIC full-time four-wheel-drive system, which has a low range for off-roading. A sophisticated traction control system assists the drive system and incorporates a downhill speed regulator and hill-holder for stability on steep slopes with limited traction.

The M-Class is built on a unibody platform and has an independent suspension--double-wishbone front suspension and four-link rear setup--for good, car-like handling and a smooth ride.

Standard safety features on the ML include front side air bags, side curtain air bags that span all outboard occupants, active headrests to help prevent whiplash, and the PRE-SAFE system, which prepares safety systems for an anticipated crash.

The M-Class has spacious seating for five adults, and the 60/40-split second row folds forward to expand the cargo area when needed. The stylish interior especially stands out for its available burl walnut or aluminum trim.

Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, power front seats, cruise control, a power sunroof, a multi-function steering wheel, dual heated side mirrors, and a retractable cargo cover. The ML320 CDI has similar equipment to the ML350, but the ML550 adds heated front seats, larger front brake discs, burl walnut trim, running boards and a rain sensor. At the top of the line, the ML63 brings Airmatic suspension, huge 20-inch alloy wheels, an AMG Nappa leather interior with sport seats, burl walnut trim, and a CD changer.

Major options through the line include the COMAND in-dash multi-media interface and navigation system, the height-adjustable Airmatic air suspension with active damping, a harman/kardon Logic 7 sound system with auxiliary input, a rear-seat entertainment system, heated rear seats, an ambient lighting package, and bi-xenon headlamps that swivel to help illuminate into corners.


Pros

Comfortable ride and seating; off-road ability; fuel-efficiency (ML320 CDI); acceleration (ML550 and ML63).


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
376.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
502.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
107 ft³

Front Head Room
39.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
40.0 in

Wheelbase
114.7 in

Length, Overall
188.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in

Height, Overall
71.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.3 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4705 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
7200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
720 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P255/50R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
25.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V303000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 03, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
404

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ IS RECALLING MY 2006-2008 M-CLASS, R-CLASS, MY 2005-2009 SLK-CLASS, MY 2005-2008 C-CLASS, MY 2003-2004 AND 2006-2008 CLK-CLASS, MY 2003-2008 E-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2008 CL-CLASS, MY 2008 CLS-CLASS, MY 2004 AND 2007-2008 S-CLASS, MY 2003 G-CLASS, AND MY 2003-2004, 2006 AND 2009 SL-CLASS VEHICLES. A SOFTWARE CALIBRATION NUMBER (SCN) CODING RECEIVED ON THE AFFECTED VEHICLES DURING A RECENT WORKSHOP VISIT WAS INCORRECT. DEPENDING ON THE MODEL YEAR AND MODEL AFFECTED, THE RESULTS OF AN INCORRECT SCN CODING CAN AFFECT A NUMBER OF VEHICLE SAFETY AND EMISSION FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF FUNCTIONS: (1) THE FUEL GAUGE READINGS MAY BE INCORRECT; (2) A STUCK FUEL-LEVEL SENSOR MAY NOT BE DISPLAYED IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER; (3) THE OBD SYSTEM MAY CAUSE THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE INCORRECTLY; AND, (4) THE SPEEDOMETER MAY BE OUT OF TOLERANCE.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE ELECTRICAL FUEL PUMP MAY NOT RECEIVE A CRASH SIGNAL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE FUEL PUMP TO DISCONNECT AND PREVENT FUTURE FUEL DELIVERY AS DESIGNED.

DEALERS WILL RECODE THE SCN FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING AUGUST 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

MERCEDES-BENZ RECALL NO. 2008 070001. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

7-speed electronically controlled driver-adaptive automatic transmission

4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)

Electronic stability program (ESP)

Off-road driving program

Downhill speed regulation (DSR)

Hill-start assist

4MATIC 4-wheel drive

50/50 torque split

Independent double wishbone front suspension w/anti-dive geometry

Independent 4-arm multi-link rear suspension-inc: anti-squat geometry, alignment control

Front/rear stabilizer bar

P255/50R19 all-season tires

19" x 8.0" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr internally ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Dual square polished stainless-steel exhaust tips

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/sunshade

Black roof rails

Silver grille w/chrome ribs

Selectable light-sensing halogen headlamps

Halogen front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on

Pwr heated mirrors

Privacy glass

Rain-sensing wipers-inc: heated nozzles, lines & reservoir

Rear wiper w/washer

Hydraulically assisted tailgate closing

8-way pwr front bucket seats-inc: active head restraints, adjustable driver lumbar

60/40-split-folding rear seat-inc: flip forward seat cushions, (3) height adjustable & retractable headrests

MB-Tex upholstery

Polished Brown Birdseye Maple wood trim

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-trimmed 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio & multi-function display controls

Multi-function display in instrument cluster-inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings

Instrumentation-inc: electronic analog speedometer, tachometer, digital odometer, gear & mode selection, fuel gauge, quartz clock

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System Plus display-inc: distance remaining to next maintenance, type of service due, reminders

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch express up/down

SmartKey system-inc: remote central locking system, anti-theft engine immobilizer, drive away automatic locking

SmartKey infrared remote-inc: tailgate open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic alarm, fuel filler door, selective unlock

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Tele Aid global positioning system (GPS) satellite system-inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

COMAND cockpit management & data system w/AM/FM radio, CD player

(8) speaker audio system w/automatic vehicle-speed-sensitive volume adjustment

Dual-zone climate control-inc: charcoal activated dust & pollen filter, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows & sunroof

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff based on time, driving speed & exterior temp

(4) 12-volt pwr outlets located in ashtray, rear console, cargo area & front passenger footwell

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Front/rear reading lights

Cargo shade

City 15/hwy 20 (3.5L engine/7-speed auto trans)

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist system

Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/front passenger occupant classification system & adaptive feature

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-impact air curtains

3-point height adjustable driver & front passenger seat belts w/belt force limiter & emergency tensioning device

3-point rear seat belts w/outboard belt force limiter & emergency tensioning device

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Child safety rear door locks

Electronic stability program (ESP)

4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)

Programmable daytime running lamps w/auto-on

 
FULL MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
MB-TEX W/ALCANTARA SEAT INSERTS
$0

 
FULL LEATHER SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER INTERIOR
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$710

 
EDIT10N PKG
$8,280

 
P1 PKG
$3,750

 
P2 PKG
$5,650

 
P3 PKG
$8,600

 
HEATING PKG
$1,370

 
INTERIOR APPEARANCE PKG
$510

 
LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,975

 
REAR SEAT DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$2,670

 
DISTRONIC
$2,200

 
PARKTRONIC PARKING ASSISTANT
$770

 
VOICE RECOGINITION
$510

 
TRAILER HITCH
$510

 
6-DISC CD CHANGER
$450

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$510

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$710

 
KEYLESS GO
$1,110

 
ROOF RACK
$245

 
CARGO AREA TRAY & BOX
$160

 
POLISHED SIDE STEP BARS
$990

 
ACCESSORY REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,250

 
IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
CHROME GRILLE GUARD
$830

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$550

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$89

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$85

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