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Mercedes-Benz M-Class Ml350 Cdi Bluetec Amg Line 5Dr Auto [premium] Diesel Station Wagon

Overview:

Mileage: 35,814
Trans: Automatic
Body: Station Wagon
Year: 14/64
Colour: Black
Fuel Type: Diesel

Quote Reference Number: 0M1-503610

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Heated windscreen washers
Rain sensor windscreen wipers
Tinted privacy glass to rear of B post
Green tinted glass
Rear wash/wipe
Electric windows
Brakes
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
Downhill speed regulation (DSR) with switch
Trailer stability assist
Sports braking system
Electronic Stability Programme with ASR
Electronic four wheel traction control
ABS with Brake Assist
Communication
Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone
Driver Aids
Direct steering
Attention assist
Active park assist with parktronic system
Collision prevention assist
Reversing camera
Driver Information
COMAND HDD Navigation with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 7" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slot
Outside temperature gauge
Trip computer
Service interval indicator
Driving Mirrors
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Electric folding mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Auto dimming door mirrors
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
USB Connection
8 speakers
Exterior Body Features
Chrome protective strip on load compartment sill
Radiator grille with 3 louvres in chrome
Stainless steel underguard protection - front/rear
Panoramic glass roof with sunblind
AMG bodystyling
Aluminium look running boards with rubber studs
Body colour bumpers
Aluminium roof rails
Exterior Lights
Intelligent light system with Bi-xenon headlights, headlight wash, active light function and cornering lights
Adaptive brake lights
LED daytime running lights
Interior Features
12V socket in passenger compartment
Luggage compartment cover
12V socket in luggage compartment
Upper and lower dash and door panels in Artico leather
4 spoke nappa leather sports steering wheel
Easy-pack tailgate - Powered opening/closing automatically
4 load securing rings
Storage compartment with 12V socket in centre console
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
Sports pedals with steel inserts and rubber studs
12V power point for rear passengers
Multi function steering wheel
Centre rear armrest
Rear cupholders
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Interior Lights
Ambient lighting in mirror casing
Front/rear reading lights
Packs
Memory pack - M Class SE/Sport/AMG Sport/AMG
Safety
Pre-safe system for anticipatory occupant protection
Active bonnet
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Seatbelt pretensioners on front/outer rear seats
Windowbags
Driver and passenger airbags
Front side airbags
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Seats
4-way lumbar support for drivers seat
Auto Mercedes-Benz child seat recognition sensor
Isofix child seat attachment
Electrically adjustable front seats
Adjustable front and rear headrests
Heated front seats
1/3 to 2/3 split folding rear seats
Security
Immobiliser
Remote central locking
Alarm system with interior protection
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Spare
Tirefit

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Features

Ten Second Review

To tell the truth, Mercedes didn't need to do too much to the old M-Class to keep it at the top of the tree, but this latest model is far more energy efficient, loaded with more technology and boasts better off-road credentials too. There are more angular styling details but a familiar shape will ensure that existing owners won't see their vehicle's residual values collapse. Let's check this car out in its most popular ML350 BlueTEC diesel guise.

Background

The Mercedes-Benz factory at Sindelfingen is like a slightly surreal city in its own right where everything is Mercedes-branded apart from the odd competitor vehicle that's being tested/dismantled by Mercedes engineers with knotted brows. It's vast. I came across at least three employees who were hopelessly lost on the way to watching an M-Class being shaken mercilessly on a hydraulic test rig. All very interesting but it was worth pausing to put this expensively developed US-built vehicle into a little perspective. The design studio was just the place for this. Here we had dashboards of the first M-Class (W163 model), launched in 1997. Functional would be a kind way of describing the design ethos. Fast forward to 2005 and the W164 generation M-Class debuted, offering much better materials quality and a design theme that emphasised the width of the car. Since then, a lot has happened in vehicle development and while the MK3 W166 generation M-Class facia I examined didn't look that different, the integration of technology means that, if anything, it's a bigger step forward in terms of user experience than ever. Enough conjecture: time to try the car - in this case the strongest selling ML350 BlueTEC diesel derivative.

Driving Experience

Somewhere in its narrative, the Mercedes M-Class allowed Porsche and BMW to comprehensively hijack the story thread that covered driving dynamics. Even Land Rover got in on the act, its Range Rover Sport donning spoilers and big alloys to mask the fact that it was a Discovery in a pretty frock. The M was cast in the role of plush but dull. Or at least non-AMG versions were. This time round the focus is on responsibility. Mercedes has also stressed its commitment to the M-Class' off-road ability and to that end it gains an ON&OFFROAD system which allows the driver to choose between Automatic, Winter, Trailer, Sport, Offroad 1 (light off-road) and Offroad2 (more arduous terrain). Irrespective of which underlying programme is set, the gear reduction, lock, downhill speed regulation or the self-levelling suspension of the AIRMATIC system can all be adjusted individually. the ON&OFFROAD package comprises an under-ride guard, a two-stage transfer case with reduction gear, a longitudinal differential lock and enhanced AIRMATIC functionality that allows a maximum ground clearance of 285 millimetres and a fording depth of 600 millimetres. UK buyers get to choose between two diesel models. First the economy-oriented ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC which delivers an output of 204bhp along with 500Nm of torque. It can accelerate from a standing start to 62 mph in 9.0 seconds, while its top speed is 130mph. The 258bhp ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC we tried is a heavier hitter with torque rated at 620Nm. This V6 diesel can accelerate to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 139mph.

Design and Build

The M-Class draws inspiration in its basic proportioning from its predecessor while the detailing of the surfaces and exterior fitments is redolent of the GL and GLK-class models. Gone are the gentle curves, replaced with a more strident and powerful look. It's still an M-Class, just one that appears a little more gym-toned. Inside there's more shoulder room, with the cabin being 35mm wider in front and 24mm broader in the rear and the dashboard now features a far more prominent screen for the COMAND multimedia system with the air vents repositioned. Unlike many of its premium rivals, the M-Class does without a pair of vestigial seats in the back, preferring five full-sized seats though it has to be said that the centre berth in the rear is definitely the short straw being rather firm and not brilliantly contoured. If you need seven seats, look to the behemoth GL model instead. Four different wood veneer finishes are available for the dashboard or there's aluminium if you're not a lumber lover.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget of around £50,000 for the ML350 BlueTEC diesel derivative we tried, a variant that comes in at around £3,000 more than the entry-level ML250 BlueTEC diesel. There's no mainstream petrol model - just the £85,000 ML63 AMG petrol V8. All versions of this car come with smart AMG alloy wheels of at least 19-inch in size, a tyre pressure warning system, metallic paint, aluminium roof rails, auto headlamps and wipers, an 'Active Park Assist' system that measures spaces and steers you into them, an AMG bodykit, rear privacy glass, a powered tailgate, sports seats trimmed in artificial 'Artico' leather with power adjustment, the 7G-TRONIC plus 7-speed automatic gearbox, Bluetooth compatibility for your mobile 'phone, satellite navigation, a sports steering wheel, a high quality 'Audio 20' stereo system, automatic climate control and Hill Start Assist to stop you drifting backwards on uphill junctions. Beyond that, it's a question of deciding exactly what kind of car you want your M-Class to be, then selecting an appropriate options pack to suit. If it's mainly likely to function as a luxury saloon, then you'll want to find just under £2,000 for the AirMATIC suspension. If,on the other hand, you're the kind of driver who occasionally likes to push on a bit, then it might be worth finding just over £3,000 for the Active Curve System with its active anti-roll bars that compensate for body roll through the bends. This is optional only on the ML350 but standard of course on the AMG model. At the other extreme, you might be one of the minority of buyers likely to serious take your M-Class off road. If so, then it's essentially that you find another couple of thousand for the 'On and Off Road Package' which primes the car for the rough stuff with special off-road gear ratios and differential locks on both axles and in the centre.

Cost of Ownership

The running cost returns of this ML350 BlueTEC aren't quite as eye-catching as those of its four cylinder ML250 BlueTEC diesel stablemate. This model does, after all, still have a 3.0-litre V6 diesel under the bonnet. Even so, it's 39.2mpg and 189g/km showing is unbeaten in this segment. Overall, this is not only the most frugal and efficient 4x4 of its kind, it's also the cleanest and most eco-conscious -and not only because 95% of it can be recycled at the end of its life. This is where we come to the BlueTEC bit of the badgework. That refers to a standard system that injects an aqueous urea solution called 'AdBlue' into the exhaust gas stream, releasing ammonia. This in turn converts up to 80% of the harmful nitrogen oxides this car would otherwise put out into harmless nitrogen and water in the Selective Catalytic Reduction catalytic converter. The only downside is that you have to keep topping up the AdBlue tank under the luggage compartment floor at each scheduled service. What else? Well insurance - for the diesel models at least - is relatively affordable, pitched at group 38 for the ML250 and group 42 for this ML350. And, to make sure that maintenance is only entered into when absolutely required, there's an ASSYST service indicator on the dash. As for residuals, well you can expect these to be unbeaten in this class.

Anthracite Velour floor mats, Heated windscreen washers, Electronic parking brake, Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone, Direct steering, COMAND HDD Navigation with media interface, radio/CD/DVD/MP3, 7" screen, linguatronic voice control, 10GB music register, memory card slot...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)7.4
Engine Power - BHP258
Engine Power - KW190
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM3600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT457
Engine Torque - MKG63
Engine Torque - NM620
Engine Torque - RPM1600
Top Speed139

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO0.304
CO2 (g/km)189 (g/km)
HCN
HC+NOx0.096
Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.073
Particles0.0019
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)39.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)42.2
EC Urban (mpg)34.9

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