2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class  -  $49,865


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $49,865
Base Invoice: $46,436
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4MATIC 4dr ML 350
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 22
Body Style: ML 350 SUV
Transmission: 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC DI 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Strong, smooth powertrains; good fuel-efficiency among sport utilites; world-best safety technology; extensive comfortable seating for five adults; plush luxury feel; quiet cabins


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV has been completely redesigned for 2012. Although the new version has about the same overall size and proportions as last year's model, it has revamped powertrains, including all-new V6 engines, that are smoother, strong and more efficient. The new M-Class also comes with expanded active and passive safety features, all-new electromechanical steering; a new active damping system, a more finely detailed interior and improved isolation of noise and vibration.

Also joining the lineup later in the model year is an all-new version of the ML63 AMG high-performance version.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is one of the most refined, yet safest and most comfortable luxury SUVs available. It's also surprisingly fuel-efficient--especially in ML350 BlueTEC diesel guise. The M-Class's completely redesigned interior has much-improved materials and detailing compared to the previous version, and it's now one of the most lavish cabins in its class.

An off-road package, which will allow several different modes for different types of trail driving (or snow), will be available either late in the model year or next year will allow a ground clearance of up to 11.2 inches and a water-fording depth of 23.6 inches.


Model Highlights

The redesigned 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is available in four different models: a gasoline-powered ML350, a diesel ML350 BlueTEC, a V8-powered ML550 and a high-performance ML63 AMG. All models include 4MATIC all-wheel drive, and share a feature set that's virtually the same --other than their engines.

ML350 models come with a new-generation 3.5L, 60-degree V6 engine that's inherently smoother than the former 90-degree design; it also uses high-pressure direct injection, as well as a number of other improvements to produce 302 horsepower while also returning about 2 miles per gallon better (17 mpg city, 22 highway) than last year's gasoline M-Class. The ML350 BlueTEC model comes with a new version of the luxury automaker's turbo-diesel V6 engine--this time making 240 horsepower, as well as an extremely impressive 455 pound-feet of torque and a fuel economy rating of 20/25 mpg.

The ML550 returns for 2012, but sports a new, turbocharged 4.6L V8. It makes 402 horsepower, yet manages 20 mpg on the highway, 2 more than last year.

Starting at $94,000, the 2012 ML63 AMG delivers track-ready performance without sacrificing all that much comfort. New to the ML63 is a 518-horsepower, 5.5L twin-turbo V8--which makes 550 hp with an available Performance Package. With it, zero to 60 takes just 4.6 seconds and top speed is 174 mph. That top package comes with details such as a carbon-fiber engine cover, painted brake calipers and a special steering wheel.

All 2012 M-Class models come with a new 7-speed automatic transmission, and it has done a lot to improve efficiency and enhance performance for all of these powertrains. On diesel models, special electronically mapped hydraulic engine mounts make the BlueTEC driving experience far smoother than virtually any other diesel available.

The M-Class models have only two rows of seating and can accommodate up to five adults. They're packaged much like other SUVs, which is to say that rear seatbacks fold forward--along with the lower cushions here--to expand the cargo space up to 71 cubic feet. When the center position of the back seat isn't being used, there's a fold-down center armrest and cupholder, and all four outboard positions in the M-Class are excellent and supportive--contoured for adults and comfortable enough for all-day travel. Upholstery is either a combination of MB Tex synthetic and a microfiber or all-leather.

Ride quality of the M-Class models is smooth, quiet and absorbent, yet steering response is quite sharp. That's made possible through a combination of technologies. An AIRMATIC air suspension keeps the body motion under control, while a new Active Damping System makes fine adjustments at the wheels and the Active Curve System works with both systems for better stability. All of those technologies are included with the Dynamic Handling Package.

Among the M-Class's many active and passive safety features offered are Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, a Night View Assist night-vision system with pedestrian detection, Distronic Plus smart cruise control, a PRE-SAFE Brake system that will help brake if a collision is anticipated and a special lighting package. Attention Assist studies patterns in the driver's fine steering adjustments, can identify fatigue and drowsiness, chiming and flashing a coffee cup.

A revised version of the automaker's COMAND screen-based interface is standard, including a 7-inch display, Bluetooth audio and hands-free calling, cover-art display, a USB port and a 6-disc changer. Meanwhile, the instrument cluster has its own reconfigurable, 4.5-inch display. With the Premium I Package, you add a navigation system with 3D city models and Sirius traffic and weather integration. A special dealer-installed iPad docking station also lets you use your iPad as an entertainment device, integrated with the audio system.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 MPG

Cruising Range - City
470.90 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
609.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500-5250

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
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
40.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
58.3 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
38.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.4 in

Second Hip Room
58.3 in

Wheelbase
114.8 in

Length, Overall
188.2 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.3 in

Height, Overall
71.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.7 in

Track Width, Rear
65.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 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
71.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
36.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4751 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
Multi-Link

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
38.7 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
12.8 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
27.7 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
17V177000

Mfg's Report Date
March 14, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
51

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in April 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

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.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12E028000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 08, 2012

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
8,675

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain accessory all-season floor mats sold for use in model year 2012 and 2013 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicles. This all-season floor mat may not fully conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor plan as intended. Clearance between the mat and the gas pedal may be reduced, possibly allowing the pedal to become trapped.

Consequence
This interference could prevent the gas pedal from retracting and the vehicle may not decelerate as expected when the driver lifts their foot from the gas pedal, which could increase the risk of a crash. Should the pedal become trapped, steady application of the brakes will allow the vehicle to be brought to a stop.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the floor mats free of charge. Until replacement mats become available, consumers are advised to remove their floor mats from the vehicle. The safety recall is expected to begin during September 2012. Only vehicles equipped with the accessory floor mats are affected. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz for more information at 1-800-367-6372.

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.

3.5L DOHC DI 24-valve V6 engine

7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission -inc: driver-adaptive shifting, lock-up torque converter

4MATIC all-wheel drive

Driver activated off-road driving program

Stainless steel skid plates

AGILITY CONTROL suspension system

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

Electro-mechanical rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front & solid rear disc brakes

Vehicle tool kit

19" x 8.0" twin 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

Brushed aluminum roof rails

Rear lip spoiler

Automatic headlamps

LED tail lamps

Rear fog lamp

Pwr heated mirrors

Privacy glass for rear windows

Rain-sensing intermittent wipers

Rear intermittent wiper w/washer

Pwr tailgate

COMAND cockpit management & data system -inc: AM/FM/Weatherband stereo, in-dash 6-disc CD/DVD changer, 7" display, Bluetooth hands-free communication system, SD card reader, USB port, 8-speaker sound system, speed-sensitive volume, 10-gigabyte hard drive

MB-Tex seat trim

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

Active front head restraints

Heated front seats

60/40-split flat-folding rear seat

Center console -inc: dual cupholders

Front/rear velour floor mats

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

Twin-gauge instrument cluster w/4.5" info display -inc: speedometer, fuel gauge, tachometer, coolant temp, trip computer

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 auto climate control -inc: charcoal activated dust & pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

Eucalyptus wood trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Retractable cargo cover

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

Electronic stability program (ESP) w/trailer stability assist

4-wheel electronic traction system (4ETS)

Downhill speed regulation (DSR)

Hill-start assist

Roll-over sensors

LED daytime running lamps

Front/rear crumple zones

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

PRE-SAFE collision preparedness system

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

ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness monitor

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

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

 
DAKOTA BROWN METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
PEARL BEIGE 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

 
ALMOND BEIGE, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
ALMOND BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
GREY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
AUBURN BROWN/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
ALMOND BEIGE/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
GREY/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
BLACK DINAMICA, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$3,200

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$3,600

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$4,970

 
PREMIUM 2 PKG
$5,370

 
DYNAMIC HANDLING PKG
$5,150

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG
$2,950

 
LIGHTING PKG
$1,290

 
LANE TRACKING PKG
$850

 
CLASS III TRAILER HITCH
$550

 
PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,090

 
BRUSHED ALUMINUM RUNNING BOARDS
$670

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,970

 
REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PRE-WIRING
$240

 
HEATED REAR SEATS
$620

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

 
HEATED MULTIFUNCTION STEERING WHEEL
$225

 
KEYLESS-GO
$650

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$0

 
PARKTRONIC W/ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST
$970

 
SPECIAL ORDER OPTION CHARGE
$250

 
INTERIOR SPORTS PKG
$0

 
HEATED/ACTIVE VENTILATED FRONT SEATS
$0

 
2ND SEAT ROW PASS-THROUGH
$0

 
3-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
$790

 
MB-TEX WRAPPED DASHBOARD
$300

 
BLACK HEADLINER
$0

 
BROWN SATIN ASH WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ANTHRACITE POPLAR WOOD TRIM
$0

 
ALUMINUM TRIM
$0

 
CARGO ORGANIZER SYSTEM
$300

 
NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS
$1,780


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