2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  -  $47,365


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $47,365
Base Invoice: $44,111
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr ML350
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 17 | City: 16 | Hwy: 20
Body Style: ML350 RWD SUV
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Ride quality; towing ability; moderate off-road ability; ML63 AMG performance; fuel-efficient Bluetec model; upcoming hybrid availability


Model News

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class vehicles receive only minor changes. Exterior side mirrors have been redesigned, while rearview mirrors feature a compass, as well as available Blind Spot assist and integrated rear view camera. The ML63 AMG model features a new hood, as well as darkened Bi-Xenon headlights with active light function. Diamond White Metallic exterior paint is new as well.


Value Writeup

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is tough enough for light off-roading and has serious towing ability, yet it's spacious enough for four or five adults and has a smooth ride. With the ML350 Bluetec diesel and the ML450 Hybrid, the M-Class lineup is fuel-efficient without sacrificing performance or capability. But for those who want top performance, the ML63 AMG, with its 503-hp V8, remains the king of the lineup.


Model Highlights

The M-Class is available with four different powertrains. The ML350 offers a 268-horsepower, 3.5L V6, and is available with either 4-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. The rest of the lineup is all-wheel drive only. The ML550 gets a 382-hp, 5.0L V8, while the high-performance ML63 AMG adds a 503-hp, 6.3L hand-built V8. Across the line power is sent out via a 7-speed automatic transmission.

There's also a diesel model; the 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 in the ML350 Bluetec makes 210 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It's rated at a frugal 18 mpg city, 24 highway. Thanks to an AdBlue exhaust treatment system, the diesel engine meets 50-state emissions rules and its generous torque rating makes it an ideal choice for towing.

With a 3.5L V6 engine plus twin electric motors, the ML450 Hybrid generates up to 275 hp and 258 pound-feet altogether. The full hybrid system is capable of using electric power only at low speeds, and the nickel-metal-hydride battery pack is mounted under the cargo floor. The Hybrid model includes a display indicating the power flow between the battery and gasoline engine.

The M-Class is primarily set up for on-road driving, but the full-time 4-wheel drive system employs open differentials and a 4-wheel traction control system can send power to just one corner when the rest of the wheels lose traction. During normal driving, the system distributes power 50/50 front to back. It also includes an Off-Road Mode, which engages a different anti-lock braking mode for loose surfaces, allows slightly more wheel slip, and makes the accelerator pedal less aggressive. The M-Class includes Downhill Speed Regulation and Hill-Start Assist to control speed on steep slopes.

On-road, the M-Class rides quite smoothly and handles reasonably well for such a tough vehicle, thanks to its 4-wheel independent suspension that includes a double wishbone front suspension and 4-link rear setup. A height-adjustable air suspension is standard on the ML63 AMG but optional on other models, while an Active Damping System allows four different setting from comfort to sport.

The M-Class is extremely well equipped for occupant protection, including front side airbags, head-protecting window curtain airbags for front and rear occupants, stability control, anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist and a rollover sensor system. Available feature include POST-SAFE, which automatically unlocks the doors and shuts off the engine and fuel system after an accident.

The M-Class is strictly a 5-passenger vehicle, but it has plenty of space for adults in back, along with adequate cargo space. All M-Class models include a long list of conveniences such as power seats, cruise control, dual heated mirrors, a sunroof and keyless entry, while ML550 models add heated seats, rain-sensor wipers, running boards, Burl Walnut trim, and upgraded brakes. The ML63 AMG brings even larger brakes, the Airmatic suspension, special Nappa leather and aerodynamic bodywork.

The options list is extensive on the M-Class, and includes Bi-Xenon curve-illuminating headlamps, Parktronic, a power liftgate, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, Bluetooth, Keyless Go, a rear-seat entertainment system and a harman/kardon Logic 7 premium audio system.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
20 MPG

Cruising Range - City
401.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 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
10.0 qts

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
132.7 ft³

Front Head Room
39.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.8 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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
75.0 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
41.9 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4632 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone w/stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Arm multilink w/stabilizer bar

Front Tire Size
P255/50R19

Rear Tire Size
P255/50R19

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact 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)
3.6

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 0.5 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

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V540000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 29, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:FUEL FILTER

Potential Number of Units Affected
2297

Summary
MERCEDES BENZ IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 M-CLASS, MODEL W164, GL-CLASS, MODEL X164, E-CLASS, MODEL W212, R-CLASS, AND MODEL V251VEHICLES. THE O-RING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY LUBRICATED IN ALL CASES. LACK OF LUBRICATION CAN LEAD TO LEAKAGE OF THE FUEL FILTER.

Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON ROADS AND MAKING THOSE ROADS SLIPPERY, INCREASING THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. 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
11V496000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 30, 2011

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

Potential Number of Units Affected
6,872

Summary
MERCEDES-BENZ USA (MBUSA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 VEHICLES INCLUDING E-CLASS (212 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 2010 THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, R-CLASS (251 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 2010 THROUGH APRIL 2011, ML-CLASS (W164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, GL-CLASS (X164 PLATFORM), MANUFACTURED FROM MARCH 2010 THROUGH MARCH 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2012 S-CLASS (221 PLATFORM) VEHICLES. THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER MAY LEAK FROM THE AREA AROUND THE HEATING COMPONENT.

Consequence
DIESEL FUEL MAY BE DEPOSITED ONTO THE HIGHWAY AND CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR A CRASH. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

MBUSA WILL CONTACT OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE DIESEL FUEL FILTER IF NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ USA 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 crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

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

Rear wheel drive

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 -inc: 1-touch open/close

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 for rear windows

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 flat-folding rear seat -inc: flip forward seat cushions, (3) height adjustable & retractable headrests

Front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped 4-way tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel w/shift paddles

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 burl walnut 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)

Electronic traction system (ETS)

Hill-start assist

Roll-over sensors

Driver-selectable daytime running lamps

Front dual-stage airbags w/adaptive front passenger airbag

Driver knee airbag

Front passenger occupant classification system

Front/rear side-impact airbags

Front/rear side-impact air curtains

mbrace -inc: stolen vehicle recovery, remote door unlock service, automatic alarm & collision notification

PRE-SAFE predictive occupant-protection system

POST-SAFE accident response -inc: auto door unlock, engine/fuel cutoff

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

 
ALPINE RAIN METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
VERDE BROOK METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
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
$4,000

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$6,050

 
FULL LEATHER SEATING PKG
$1,780

 
LIGHTING PKG
$985

 
APPEARANCE PKG
$990

 
CHROME ACCESSORY PKG
$325

 
CLASS II TRAILER HITCH
$550

 
ROOF RACK BASIC CARRIER
$245

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM RUBBER-STUDDED RUNNING BOARDS
$670

 
(4) CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,950

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PRE-WIRING
$170

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$750

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$620

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$580

 
WOOD & LEATHER-WRAPPED MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$590

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$225

 
KEYLESS GO
$1,140

 
CARGO AREA TRAY W/CARGO BOX
$160

 
BLIND SPOT ASSIST
$600

 
PARKTRONIC
$800

 
** INVOICE PRICES TO FOLLOW **
$0


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