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MB Offers Four M-Class Versions

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a five-passenger luxury SUV that’s made in the USA. Four
versions are offered: the ML350, ML320 CDI, ML550 and ML63 AMG. The ML320 CDI has a
3.0-liter turbodiesel rated 215 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. The diesel provides the best
fuel mileage (EPA 18 mpg city and 24 highway) with a range of more than 600 miles. The
ML320 is unavailable in California-level emission states. The ML350 has a 3.5-liter V6 that
makes 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Want more power? The ML550’s 5.5-liter V-8 is rated
at 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the lineup is the ML63 AMG; its 6.3-liter
V-8 kicks out 503 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. All ML models come with a seven-speed
automatic transmission and AWD. Maximum tow capacity when properly equipped is 5,000
pounds. Both the ML350 and ML 320 CDI come standard with 19-inch rims, sunroof, TeleAid,
dual-zone climate control, power seats, wood interior trim and a CD player. There’s also an
ML350 Edition 10, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the series with special trim and
extras. Choosing the ML550 adds AMG-style bumpers and wheels, running boards and heated
front seats. The premium ML63 AMG has special styling details, plus sport-tuned air
suspension, 20-inch rims, bigger brakes, active headlights, foglights and sport seats.
Options include adjustable air suspension, parking assist, adaptive cruise control,
adaptive xenon HID headlights, leather upholstery, a navigation system with a rearview
camera, a rear-seat entertainment system and a Harman Kardon audio system with satellite
radio. Upgraded front memory seats, heated front and rear seats, three-zone climate control
and a power liftgate are also available. Suggested retail prices range from $43,650 to

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