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

£26,450

14/64 Reg | 35,500 miles | Diesel | Tenorite Grey Metallic | Automatic

Mercedes-Benz of Slough

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MPG

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Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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"All Mercedes-Benz Used Approved vehicles come with a 12 month Manufacturer Warranty as standard. This includes a unique Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance package to ensure you are back on the road with the minimum of inconvenience. In an industry first, vehicles registered after 24th October 1998 will benefit from a 30 year MobiloLife Roadside Assistance package providing your vehicle is serviced by a Mercedes-Benz Retailer"

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Mercedes-Benz of Slough

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

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

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, Green tinted glass, ABS with Brake Assist, Bluetooth interface for hands free telephone, Direct steering, Outside temperature gauge, Auto dimming door mirrors, Diesel particulate filter...

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
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
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 - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)39.2
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)42.2
EC Urban (mpg)34.9

Cash Price

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You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.

This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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