Mercedes Benz M Class: Sedan Inspired SUV
Ever since The Mercedes Benz M Class entered the world luxury car scenario, it has never been used for what it actually can do, but as the experts say, that how a luxury car lives its life. Contrary to the general opinion, the M Class has excellent off-road abilities with ruggedness, which is still unexplored by most of its owners. Instead, they have always used it as a minivan that offers luxurious comfort. But to make it worth its features and utility, the German car maker has come up with an all impressive 2014 Mercedes Benz M Class that comes with same infotainment, comfort, connectivity and luxury features that you will find in all the luxury sedans like S Class from this brand.
The current M Class from Mercedes looks more aggressive than its predecessors but also manages to stay on line without straying too much here and there from its outward image. From inside, it feels more like sedan with its soft interiors, swooping curves and sculpted lines that comprise of an elegant instrument panel, seven inch display screen to access M-B’s latest COMMAND interface and handsome instrument panel.
2014 Mercedes Benz M Class will come with its base V-6, 60 degree engine with 3.5 liter capacity, this is the same which they used for their last year’s M Class and there is no denial it was completely new and by far one of the best V6 luxury engines we have come across. It has the ability to generate 302 horsepower with 275 pound feet torque which makes this engine even and feels energetic while starting or pulling off q quick pass.
The ML 550 models will be fitted with direct-injection 4.6-liter V-8 which is undoubtedly stronger and makes 402 hp and 443 pound feet torque. But for some reasons, the ML 350 BlueTEC remains our favorite model because it effortlessly speeds up on the highway nearing triple digits without making you frown about its gas mileage. With the rework company has done on its engine that makes it generate 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque this will surely be your best fit model as well.
For this years’ Mercedes Benz M Class the gasoline powered ML 350 is at par with an EPA of 17mpg in city and 22mpg on highway. But from here it state going down and plummets to 15/20 mpg for the exclusive ML 550. Mileage for ML 63 AMG drops further to 14/18 mpg as specified on its window sticker. If you are looking for a no nonsense towing capable luxury SUV that too without being harsh on environment than 2014 Mercedes Benz ML 350 BlueTEC is your best bet. It is capable of showing remarkable EPA fuel economy figures of 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway with the exception driving range of 650 miles. Anyways we consider it our best pick among the two V6 engine and addition of green credentials makes it even more desirable.
Royal ride quality and imposing on road presence have always Mercedes Benz M Class on the positive side and unlike its American and Japanese counterparts; crossovers from Mercedes come with deep roster engines that can be anything from your regular V6 gasoline to fuel efficient turbocharged V6 diesel or turbocharged V8 for enhanced performance. The quality of its cabin is second to none, thus justifying its high price tag. The availability of plenty of personalization options can actually inflate its price to another five figures if you become a little choosier with your M Class.