The Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC is the smallest-engined and cheapest model in the five-derivative line-up.
Four cylinders and a curb weight of over 2 tonnes – in the automotive sphere these terms seldom make good bedfellows, but that’s what Mercedes-Benz has done with its entry point to the latest ML-Class range; the ML250 BlueTEC 4Matic. Mercedes claims that it is one of the most eco-friendly and fuel-efficient models in its class, but can this model’s compact engine provide the punch needed to make the most of this sizeable newcomer?
When Mercedes-Benz introduced its M-Class in the late Nineties, the Stuttgart-based firm established a premium class of SUVs. The latest ML, codenamed W116, is now available in South Africa.
Another new high-interest German premium vehicle that was revealed long before its scheduled debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show was Mercedes’s third-generation ML-Class. This newcomer will reach South Africa in the second quarter of 2012.
Hot on the heels (or should that be wheels) of the BMW 1 Series leak and subsequent official reveal comes this, first images and information on Mercedes’ eagerly-anticipated new M-Class SUV. Set to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year, the ML is likely to reach South Africa in the second quarter of 2012.
The third-generation M-Class makes its debut only at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September but, to whet the appetites of SUV afficionados, Mercedes-Benz has released this short video that shows a white M strutting its stuff on tar and gravel.