|Introducing the all-new 2012 M-Class.|
While the third-generation M-Class ML550 is all new in nearly every way, its essence remains proudly intact. Outside, the all-new M-Class ML550 wears the sharp creases and aggressive, upright grille of the new Mercedes-Benz design language, but retains a fundamentally familiar look. As before, the almond-shaped headlights draw up and to the back, while the signature C-pillar "swoop" continues to grace the distinctive profile. Newly added stylistic touches?such as standard 19-inch wheels, LED tail and daytime running lamps, chrome accents and aluminum roof rails?add contemporary flair to the elegant exterior lines of the ML550.
Inside the spacious and wholly redesigned cabin of the Mercedes-Benz ML550, you'll find all the exquisite materials you expect from Mercedes-Benz, including even more real wood trim, as broad slabs of hand-polished Eucalyptus now stretch the entire width of the dashboard. In the center console, the new 7-inch color LCD display has migrated to the top of the dash, sitting in the driver's line of sight to reduce distraction and also providing better views from both front seats?now heated as standard equipment. Bluetooth audio and hands-free calling, as well as HD Radio and a USB port, also come as standard fare in the ML550. And in the ample second row featuring split folding seats the seatback angle is now adjustable for even greater comfort. Along with no less than nine air bags and the landmark PRE-SAFE anticipatory occupant protection system, the 2012 M-Class ML550 boasts an array of advanced safety systems, among them standard ATTENTION ASSIST driver-drowsiness monitoring and adaptive brake technology, plus an available Driver Assistance Package featuring DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control with PRE-SAFE Brake and new Active Lane Keeping and Blind Spot Assist technologies which can intervene to help keep the ML550 SUV in its lane or avoid another vehicle alongside it, respectively, after issuing an initial warning. Those who want the warnings but not the direct intervention can opt for the new Lane Tracking Package, which includes non-active versions of Blind Spot and Lane Keeping Assist.
With an all-new M-Class comes an all-new engine. Now with direct injection, the new engine produces 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque increases of 12% and 5% respectively over the previous six-cylinder while returning even greater fuel economy. More efficiency, not to mention torque, can be had with the newly enhanced ML550, 240-horsepower BlueTEC Clean Diesel engine. The output of the new M-Class ML550 powerplants is channeled by an updated 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission, engineered for greater fuel efficiency. And even the legendary on-road comfort gets better, thanks both to the standard AGILITY CONTROL suspension that reacts automatically to varying road and driving conditions, and to a new electromechanical steering system that offers more precise control at any speed.
The all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML550 SUV re-sets the standard against which every luxury SUV will be measured both inside and out. Come in an test drive the all-new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class today!
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