For 2009, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV exterior changes feature new front and rear bumpers, a new grille and redesigned headlights. The interior sports new climate control buttons, a new optional rear-seat entertainment system and the COMAND system with Bluetooth. All-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic transmission come standard. The ML320 Bluetec is equipped with a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 that produces at 210 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, and scores fuel economy ratings of 18 mpg city/24 mpg hwy. The ML350 provides a 3.5L V6 that is good for 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, and gets an estimated 15 mpg city/20 mpg hwy and 17 mpg combined. The ML550 is powered by a 5.5L V8 that pushes out 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque, and is rated at 13/18/15 mpg. The top power performer in the lineup, the ML63 AMG, boasts a 6.3L V8, packing 503 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque, with rankings in the 11/15/12 mpg ranges. Mercedes M-Class standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, hill descent/ascent control and a full complement of airbags.Read more Read less
The M-Class gets a number of exterior design updates for the 2009 model year, including a variety of revised wheels, new larger 3-louver grille (with large rectangular air inlet on ML63 AMG models), new side mirrors, new roof rails, and redesigned headlights and taillights utilizing the latest in projector beam and LED technology. A new BlueTEC diesel powertrain replaces last year's M320 CDI and is clean enough to be legal for sale in all 50 states. A new 2-wheel-drive ML350 is also now available. The latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz COMAND system is also now featured, which includes Bluetooth capabilities, and an available audio unit uses voice controls, has a wireless cell phone link and has other optional features including navigation with real-time traffic updates. The PreSafe accident avoidance system is now standard.
Comfortable ride and seating; off-road ability; fuel-efficiency (ML320 BlueTEC); acceleration (ML550 and ML63).
The Mercedes-Benz 2009 M-Class is on-road friendly and a good family hauler, with improved ride and handling, while still maintaining its off-road ability. The ML320 BlueTEC is clean enough to be sold in all 50 states while still being notably fuel-frugal as well as luxurious. The ML550 adds more luxury and power, and the ML63 AMG leads the pack in exclusivity.
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