2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  -  $47,975


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,975
Base Invoice: $44,678
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr 3.5L
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 15 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: ML350 SUV
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

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


Model News

The M-Class gets a number of exterior design updates for the 2009 model year, including a variety of revised wheels, new larger 3-louver grille (with large rectangular air inlet on ML63 AMG models), new side mirrors, new roof rails, and redesigned headlights and taillights utilizing the latest in projector beam and LED technology.

A new BlueTEC diesel powertrain replaces last year's M320 CDI and is clean enough to be legal for sale in all 50 states. A new 2-wheel-drive ML350 is also now available. The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system is also now featured, which includes Bluetooth capabilities, and an available audio unit uses voice controls, has a wireless cell phone link and has other optional features including navigation with real-time traffic updates. The PreSafe accident avoidance system is now standard.


Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz 2009 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 BlueTEC is clean enough to be sold in all 50 states while still being notably fuel-frugal as well as luxurious. The ML550 adds more luxury and power, and the ML63 AMG leads the pack in exclusivity.


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 BlueTEC has a 3.0L turbo diesel V6 that offers the power of a V8 with the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder, according to Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to a special urea additive Mercedes-Benz calls "AdBlue", it burns much cleaner than last year's CDI, allowing it to be emissions certified in all 50 states. The ML550 features a 382-horsepower, 5.5L V8 engine, and 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 7-speed automatic transmission.

Both the V6 and V8 utilize variable valve timing and a 2-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.

The ML350 is available in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive 4MATIC configuration. All other ML-Class models include the 4MATIC full-time 4-wheel-drive system standard. 4MATIC has a low range for off-roading and 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 4-link rear setup for good, carlike handling and a smooth ride.

Standard safety features on the M-Class include front side air bags, side curtain air bags that span all outboard occupants, active headrests to help prevent whiplash, and the PreSafe 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 BlueTEC 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 AMG brings Airmatic suspension, huge 20-inch alloy wheels, a new Racetimer for on-track use, 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 harmon/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.


Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
376.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
15 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
17 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
502.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90

Total Cooling System Capacity
10 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
132.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.9 in

Front Hip Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
40.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.8 in

Second Hip Room
58.3 in

Wheelbase
114.7 in

Length, Overall
188.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.3 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.
1080 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm Multilink

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
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 1.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x 0.45 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
09V076000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 06, 2009

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
16130

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING 16,130 MY 2009 M-CLASS W164 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL POWER LIFT GATE. AS A RESULT OF A FAULTY SEAL AROUND THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY, WATER MAY ENTER THE REAR COMPARTMENT CONTAINING THE SPARE TIRE. WATER CONTAMINATION OF THE CONTROL UNIT FOR THE POWER LIFT GATE CAN RESULT IN DISABLING OF THE POWER LIFT GATE MOTOR.

Consequence
WATER WILL CAUSE A SHORT CIRCUIT WHICH COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAL OF THE REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH A THICKER ONE AND REPOSITION THE AFFECTED POWER LIFT GATE CONTROL UNIT INSIDE THE CHASSIS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372.

OWNERS MAY ALSO 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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

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.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: driver-adaptive shifting

Off-road driving program

4MATIC all-wheel drive

Front/rear skid plates

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

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

Dual square polished stainless-steel exhaust tips

19" x 8.0" 5-spoke aluminum wheels

P255/50R19 all-season tires

Compact spare tire w/steel wheel

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/sunshade

Black roof rails

Silver grille w/chrome trim

Automatic headlamps

Front foglamps

Single red rear foglamp

Heat absorbing blue-tinted front glass

Pwr heated mirrors

Privacy glass

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

Rear wiper w/washer

Hydraulically assisted tailgate closing

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/Weatherband stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, 6.5" display, Bluetooth, SD card reader, auxiliary audio input jack, 8-speaker sound system

MB-Tex seat trim

8-way pwr front bucket seats w/pwr driver lumbar

Active front head restraints

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

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped 4-way tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/shift paddles, audio controls

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

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

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

Pwr windows w/1-touch 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

Integrated HomeLink compatible (3) button garage door opener

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Dual-zone climate control -inc: charcoal activated dust & pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

(4) 12-volt pwr outlets -inc: ashtray, rear console, cargo area, front passenger footwell

Polished Brown Birdseye Maple wood trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lights

Night security illumination

Retractable cargo cover

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

Electronic stability program (ESP)

4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)

Downhill speed regulation (DSR)

Hill-start assist

Roll-over sensors

Driver-selectable daytime running lamps

Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag

Front passenger occupant classification system

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-impact air curtains

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

PRE-SAFE predictive occupant-protection system

All-position 3-point seat belts -inc: emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiters, height-adjustable front seat belts

Child safety rear door locks

Universal LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
BLACK
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
JADE GREEN METALLIC
$720

 
ALPINE RAIN METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
VERDE BROOK METALLIC
$720

 
BAROLO RED METALLIC
$720

 
PEWTER METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
SAND BEIGE METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CASHMERE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ASH, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$3,850

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$6,600

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,995

 
LIGHTING PKG
$950

 
ML350 APPEARANCE PKG
$950

 
HEATING PKG
$1,390

 
CLASS III TRAILER HITCH
$530

 
AIRMATIC SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION W/ADAPTIVE DAMPING SYSTEM (ADS II)
$1,600

 
WHEEL LOCKING BOLTS
$89

 
ROOF RACK W/BAG
$245

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM RUBBER-STUDDED RUNNING BOARDS
$650

 
TUBULAR SIDE STEP BARS
$1,050

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$85

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,850

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PRE-WIRING
$150

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$720

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$570

 
3-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$770

 
POLISHED BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
CARGO AREA TRAY W/BOX
$160

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