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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.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is one of the most perfect SUVs in the market. This stunningly stylish super utility vehicle is one hell of an off-roader and yet is a favorite and strong status symbol for the high end families in the up-class suburbs. What’s newer with the already new SUV is that it has recently been awarded with the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honor by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Though what this amazing charmer can do and what it is used for isn’t always the same thing, this is a life for a luxury SUV it cannot escape from. The current 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class looks more aggressive yet it doesn’t come too strong on you thus holding on to its outward image. On the inside, this plush SUV sports swooping curves and sculpted lines with soft sedan-like features.
While the 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class does flaunt its off-roadness with sharp lines and masculine structure, it drives like a luxury sedan most of the time sporting a smooth, refined character behind the wheel. The SUV takes it all away with strong and responsive powertrain, secure handling and confident roadholding. The new 302 horsepower base V-6 engine in the M-class, which is a 3.6 liter 60-degree V6 engine was completely new last year and its one of the best V6 luxury engines. The gasoline engines especially tend to work well in concert with the seven sped automatic transmission, singing all the way up to the rev range with no rough edges. While the ML550 model sport a stronger, direct injection 4.6 liter V8 good for 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, the top-of-the-range ML63 AMG boasts a 5.5 liter biturbo V-8 making 518 hp and 516 pound feet of torque which gets better with the AMG Performance Package.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class offers many of the same comforts, infotainment, connectivity and plush luxury features you’ll find in the brands top sedans like the S-class; as well as some features that help it stand out against other utility vehicles. To a list a few standouts, there is a heated or cooled cup holder that keeps a capability of heating up to 141 degrees F and there is an iPad docking station – positioned between the front seats and in view for the rear passengers (which is soon to be available in all Mercedes Benz models).
With classier and more upscale interiors than the previous generations, the M-Class still looks familiar in its current design; however, the detailing is more with a broad grille, large air dams and more lines and creasing on the sides.
Tasteful exterior, indulging interiors, the new 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class has turned out to be a pleasant vehicle to drive, even on a challenging track. The crossover faces tough competition with models like the redesigned 2014 BMW X5 that provides better handling, or the 2014 Porsche Cayenne, or the 2014 Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350. But for those who feel like cruising in dignified comfort, the 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is a good satisfaction.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is one of the most perfect SUVs in the market. This stunningly stylish super utility vehicle is one hell of an off-roader and yet is a favorite and strong status symbol for the high end families in the up-class suburbs. What’s newer with the already new SUV is that it has recently been awarded with the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honor by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The accolade translates to an impressive rating for performance in various evaluations that are conducted by the IIHS. Small front overlap, moderate front overlap, side/roof strength and seat/head restraints club together to form the IIHS evaluations.
The tricky and one of the major adjustments that has to be faced by all the automakers was the small front overlap test. The new evaluation test was started just a year back by the IIHS. The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class was reinforced with newer and stronger door sills to increase the SUV’s protection in small overlap front crashes like running into a tree or a lamp post while driving. The Institute’s reports reveal that the new 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class takes pride in the driver’s space that has been “maintained reasonably well”. The crash test on a dummy resulted in a possibility of a few lower left leg injuries; however, a significantly lower risk of injuries to the rest of the body was an impressive outcome. Moreover, as the reports say, the crash tested dummy head “made good contact with the front airbag” which didn’t run and move from its position during the crash.
Also, deployment of the side curtain airbag was quick and efficient and “had sufficient forward coverage”. This implies that the SUV completes protects the drivers head from frond as well as from any contact with the vehicle’s side structures and any outside objects.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class boasts nine standard airbags and the brands very own Mercedes’ Attention Assist system. The safety feature keeps a check on the monitor for drowsiness, dramatically reducing the risks for accidents. Another striking safety feature in the new Mercedes Benz M-Class is the Collision Prevention assist that comes standard with all the models. And it does not stop there. The brand offers some optional safety features as well. Further safety options include a rear view camera, a blind-spot monitoring system, and the Parktronic system that is a great when it comes to parallel parking assistance.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is a luxury SUV with masculine deftness and aggressive features on its outside and soft sophisticated curves, smooth lines and a sedan-like appeal on the inside. And the luxury SUV also drives like a posh sedan even while exuding its off-roadness from its appearance. The new additions to the safety features in the new Mercedes Benz M-Class and then the acknowledgement of the changes with the IIHS Top safety Pick+ award surely makes the stylish luxury SUV one of the best picks in the booming market of big and beautiful SUVs.