2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims

ML350 4MATIC
Average Price:$41,634
A brand new look, inside and out, as well as a bunch of added amenities, including upgraded switchgear, upholstery choices and performance parameters, all come together nicely in the 20... Read More

A brand new look, inside and out, as well as a bunch of added amenities, including upgraded switchgear, upholstery choices and performance parameters, all come together nicely in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4MATIC.

The base trim of a traditionally luxury-toting lineup, this midsize SUV sports seating for 5, 5 doors, standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), and some 71 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. It also sports 19-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, a roof rack, a power sunroof, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power rear liftgate outside, with leatherette upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, power door locks and windows, and dual-zone auto climate control adorning the inside. Leather, wood and alloy cabin accents work well with the front and rear floor mats, while the leather and alloy telescoping and tilting steering wheel boasts audio and cruise controls, as well as paddle shifters.

A universal remote garage door opener is complemented by Bluetooth/mbrace hands-free communications, and the 100-watt audio system is managed by Mercedes’ COMAND system, with touchscreen DVD-capable display. Look for a single-CD player, 8 speakers, a USB port and a memory card slot to round out the entertainment and communications suite.

Options for the entry-level ML350 4MATIC include the Premium One and Premium Two packages with a rear-view camera, power-folding mirrors, auto-dimming mirrors, a power-adjustable telescoping and tilting steering wheel, satellite radio, navigation, an upgraded premium stereo, keyless ignition and entry and ambient cabin illumination. Standalone options, meantime, include rear-seat DVD entertainment, tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats and a fixed panoramic rear sunroof.

Powering this entry-level M-Class trim is a well-wrought 3.5-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) V6 that puts out 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque under the management of the standard 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Mileage is pegged at 17 mpg city/22 highway, and the AWD system splits power 50/50 to the front and rear axles in normal cruising and diverts torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when things get slippery.

Standard safety features, finally, include 4-wheel antilock brakes with PreSafe emergency pre-braking that can be upgraded with optional adaptive cruise control. Of course, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, a driver’s side knee airbag and active front headrests remain standard, as do turn-signal-integrated mirrors, daytime running lights and front fog/driving lights, along with M-B’s mbrace emergency communications and stolen vehicle recovery technology, and a remote antitheft alarm. Optional safety equipment, meantime, includes the Lane Tracking Package with lane departure and blind-spot warnings, as well as an available night vision camera, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and Active Park Assist.

Powertrain: 3.5L 302 hp V6 Engine, AWD, 7-Speed Automatic Transmission, MPG: 20
Air Conditioning Air filtration: active charcoal · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: DVD-Audio, 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Brake drying · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: alloy and wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, paddle shifter, transmission controls · Storage: cargo net, door pockets - front and rear, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, grocery bag holder, seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.90
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Running boards · Skid plate(s): front and rear · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing · Rear fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: remote operation, one-touch, power glass
Safety Driver Attention Alert System · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leatherette
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
P02 Premium 2 PKG $5,370
315 Dynamic Handling PKG $5,150
S02 Premium 2 PKG $4,970
P01 Premium 1 PKG $3,600
S01 Premium 1 PKG $3,200
997 Driver Assistance PKG $2,950
864 Rear Seat Entertainment System $1,970
610 Night View Assist Plus $1,780
205 Almond Beige, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
255 Almond Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
254 Auburn Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
201 Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
208 Grey, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
258 Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
799-P Diamond White Metallic $1,515
319 Lighting PKG $1,290
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,090
235 Parktronic w/ Active Parking Assist $970
993 Lane Tracking PKG $850
581 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control $790
359-P Capri Blue Metallic $720
796-P Dakota Brown Metallic $720
775-P Iridium Silver Metallic $720
197-P Obsidian Black Metallic $720
792-P Palladium Silver Metallic $720
794-P Pearl Beige Metallic $720
755-P Steel Grey Metallic $720
846 Brushed Aluminum Running Boards $670
889 Keyless-Go $650
872 Heated Rear Seats $620
289 Wood & Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel $590
550 Class III Trailer Hitch $550
942 Cargo Organizer System $300
U09 MB-Tex Wrapped Dashboard $300
SPC Special Order Option Charge $250
866 Rear Seat Entertainment System Pre-Wiring $240
443 Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel $225
282 2ND Seat Row Pass-Through $0
105 Almond Beige, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
739 Aluminum Trim $0
729 Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim $0
601 Black DINAMICA, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
Y90-1 Black Headliner $0
101 Black, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
801 Black, Premium Leather Seat Trim $0
H09 Brown Satin Ash Wood Trim $0
731 Burl Walnut Wood Trim $0
108 Grey, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
401 Heated/Active Ventilated Front Seats $0
P95 Interior Sports PKG $0
ML350 BlueTEC
Average Price:$44,893
With turbodiesel power and efficiency as well as standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 BlueTEC offers a boatload of luxury, utility, economy and... Read More

With turbodiesel power and efficiency as well as standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 BlueTEC offers a boatload of luxury, utility, economy and style. Totally reworked for 2012, this 5-passenger midsize sport ute boasts 71 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded, along with such exterior enhancements as 19-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, a power sunroof, a roof rack, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a power rear liftgate. On the inside, look for leatherette upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, remote power door locks and power windows, all surrounded by wood, leather and alloy cabin trim accents and a leather and alloy steering wheel.

Cruise control, telescoping tilt-wheel steering, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a universal garage door opener represent some of the more notable convenience doodads, with dual-zone auto climate control seeing to everyone’s comfort. Bluetooth hands-free communications interfaced with Mercedes’ mbrace technology is standard, as is a 100-watt stereo that’s under the management of M-B’s COMAND system and flaunts a large touchscreen display, a single-CD player, 8 speakers, a memory card slot and a USB port.

Despite this plethora of standard goodies, the 2012 M-Class ML350 BlueTEC also offers such available extras as the Premium 1 and Premium 2 packages. These popular bundles boast a rear-view camera, power-folding and auto-dimming outside mirrors, power-adjustable telescoping tilt-wheel steering, satellite radio and a hard-drive-based navigation suite, along with keyless entry and ignition and a premium 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with Surround Sound. Standalone options, meanwhile, include a fixed panoramic rear sunroof, a night vision camera (allowing added forward vision capability at night), tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats, cooled front seats, rear-seat DVD entertainment and, for those challenging parallel-parking chores, Active Park Assist.

A torque-laden and efficient 3.0-liter V6 engine is mated with the ubiquitous 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission to give this high-end ute 240 hp and 455 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is estimated at an admirable 20 mpg city/27 highway, and the full-time AWD system allows a 50/50 torque split to both axles in normal driving and instantaneous transfer of torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when road conditions deteriorate.

Noteworthy standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 M-Class ML350 BlueTEC includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) with Mercedes’ PreSafe emergency braking assist that can be equipped with optional adaptive cruise control. Traction and stability control, of course, come standard, along with front side-mounted airbags, a driver’s side knee airbag, front and rear head airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further safety features include front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, a post-collision safety system, mbrace emergency telecommunications and stolen vehicle recovery assistance and a remote antitheft alarm. Optional safety equipment, finally, includes the Lane Tracking Package with lane departure warnings and blind-spot alerts, and high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights.

Adds to ML350 4MATIC:
Enhanced Powertrain: 3.0L 240 hp V6 Diesel Engine, MPG: 24
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration: active charcoal · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: DVD-Audio, 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Brake drying · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: alloy and wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, paddle shifter, transmission controls · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, grocery bag holder, seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.45
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Running boards · Skid plate(s): front and rear · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing · Rear fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: remote operation, one-touch, power glass
Safety Driver Attention Alert System · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leatherette
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
P02 Premium 2 PKG $5,370
315 Dynamic Handling PKG $5,150
S02 Premium 2 PKG $4,970
P01 Premium 1 PKG $3,600
S01 Premium 1 PKG $3,200
997 Driver Assistance PKG $2,950
864 Rear Seat Entertainment System $1,970
610 Night View Assist Plus $1,780
205 Almond Beige, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
255 Almond Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
254 Auburn Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
201 Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
208 Grey, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
258 Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
799-P Diamond White Metallic $1,515
319 Lighting PKG $1,290
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,090
235 Parktronic w/ Active Parking Assist $970
993 Lane Tracking PKG $850
581 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control $790
359-P Capri Blue Metallic $720
796-P Dakota Brown Metallic $720
775-P Iridium Silver Metallic $720
197-P Obsidian Black Metallic $720
792-P Palladium Silver Metallic $720
794-P Pearl Beige Metallic $720
755-P Steel Grey Metallic $720
846 Brushed Aluminum Running Boards $670
889 Keyless-Go $650
872 Heated Rear Seats $620
289 Wood & Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel $590
550 Class III Trailer Hitch $550
942 Cargo Organizer System $300
U09 MB-Tex Wrapped Dashboard $300
SPC Special Order Option Charge $250
866 Rear Seat Entertainment System Pre-Wiring $240
443 Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel $225
282 2ND Seat Row Pass-Through $0
105 Almond Beige, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
739 Aluminum Trim $0
729 Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim $0
601 Black DINAMICA, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
Y90-1 Black Headliner $0
101 Black, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
801 Black, Premium Leather Seat Trim $0
H09 Brown Satin Ash Wood Trim $0
731 Burl Walnut Wood Trim $0
108 Grey, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
401 Heated/Active Ventilated Front Seats $0
P95 Interior Sports PKG $0
DSL ULTRALOW-Sulfur Fuel Required $0
ML550
Average Price:$51,248
As the midlevel trim of Mercedes-Benz’s luxury-laden and reworked M-Class midsize SUV lineup, the 2012 M-Class ML550 4MATIC offers a ton of plush appointments, standard full-time all-wh... Read More

As the midlevel trim of Mercedes-Benz’s luxury-laden and reworked M-Class midsize SUV lineup, the 2012 M-Class ML550 4MATIC offers a ton of plush appointments, standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), turbocharged V8 power and 71 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded.

The new-look profile flaunts 19-inch alloy wheels, a power-opening liftgate, a power sunroof, a roof rack, step running boards, a trailer hitch and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, this classy ute boasts leatherette upholstery, heated power-adjustable front seats, remote power door locks, power windows, a leather and alloy steering wheel, and leather, wood and alloy interior trim accents. Cruise control is, of course, standard, as are telescoping tilt-wheel steering, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a universal remote garage door opener. Dual-zone auto climate control, meantime, complements a 100-watt audio system that boasts an MP3-capable single-CD player, 8 speakers, a memory card slot and a USB connection, all managed by M-B’s touted COMAND system with its DVD-capable color touchscreen display. Finally, Mercedes’ mbrace telecommunications system is interfaced with Bluetooth hands-free technology.

Options for the midlevel M-Class ML550 4MATIC include the Premium 1 and Premium 2 packages with a rear-view camera, power-folding and auto-dimming outside mirrors, power-adjustable telescoping tilt-wheel steering, satellite radio, a hard-drive-based navigation suite, remote keyless entry/ignition and Harman Kardon premium audio with 14 Surround-Sound-capable speakers. Standalone options, meantime, include rear-seat DVD entertainment, heated rear seats, tri-zone auto climate control, cooled front seats, a night vision camera for better forward-looking night vision capability and Active Park Assist for professional-grade parallel-parking maneuvers.

Powering this midlevel trim is a variable-valve-timed (VVT), 402-hp twin-turbocharged 4.7-liter V8 engine. Mated with the standard 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission, this medium-sized V8 pounds out 443 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 15 mpg city/20 highway. Meantime, the full-time AWD system sends torque to both axles at a 50/50 split, and stands ready to divert power instantaneously from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when road conditions warrant.

Finally, standard safety features aboard the 2012 M-Class ML550 4MATIC include 4-wheel antilock brakes with M-B’s vaunted PreSafe emergency braking system (available with optional adaptive cruise control), traction and stability control, front and rear side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and active front headrests. Further standard safety equipment includes front fog/driving lights, daytime running lights, a post-collision safety system, mbrace emergency communications and stolen vehicle recovery assistance, and a remote antitheft alarm. The available Lane Tracking Package can also be added to provide lane departure warning and blind-spot alerts, and high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights also remain optional.

Adds to ML350 4MATIC:
Enhanced Powertrain: 4.6L 402 hp V8 Engine, MPG: 18
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration: active charcoal · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: DVD-Audio, 6 disc · Radio: AM/FM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Brake drying · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: alloy and wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, paddle shifter, transmission controls · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, grocery bag holder, seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.70
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Running boards · Skid plate(s): front and rear · Window trim: chrome
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off, dusk sensing · Rear fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: one-touch, remote operation, power glass
Safety Driver Attention Alert System · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leatherette
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
P02 Premium 2 PKG $5,370
315 Dynamic Handling PKG $5,150
P01 Premium 1 PKG $3,600
997 Driver Assistance PKG $2,950
864 Rear Seat Entertainment System $1,970
610 Night View Assist Plus $1,780
205 Almond Beige, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
255 Almond Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
254 Auburn Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
201 Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
208 Grey, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
258 Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim $1,620
799-P Diamond White Metallic $1,515
319 Lighting PKG $1,290
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,090
235 Parktronic w/ Active Parking Assist $970
993 Lane Tracking PKG $850
581 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control $790
359-P Capri Blue Metallic $720
796-P Dakota Brown Metallic $720
775-P Iridium Silver Metallic $720
197-P Obsidian Black Metallic $720
792-P Palladium Silver Metallic $720
794-P Pearl Beige Metallic $720
755-P Steel Grey Metallic $720
889 Keyless-Go $650
872 Heated Rear Seats $620
289 Wood & Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel $590
550 Class III Trailer Hitch $550
942 Cargo Organizer System $300
U09 MB-Tex Wrapped Dashboard $300
SPC Special Order Option Charge $250
866 Rear Seat Entertainment System Pre-Wiring $240
443 Heated Multifunction Steering Wheel $225
282 2ND Seat Row Pass-Through $0
105 Almond Beige, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
739 Aluminum Trim $0
729 Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim $0
601 Black DINAMICA, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
Y90-1 Black Headliner $0
101 Black, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
801 Black, Premium Leather Seat Trim $0
H09 Brown Satin Ash Wood Trim $0
108 Grey, MB-Tex Seat Trim $0
401 Heated/Active Ventilated Front Seats $0
P95 Interior Sports PKG $0
Average Price:$77,731
Straight out of Mercedes-Benz’s vaunted racing division, the luxury-laden, super potent, sport-oriented 2013 M-Class ML63 AMG offers midsize SUV utility in a track-ready 5-seat people h... Read More

Straight out of Mercedes-Benz’s vaunted racing division, the luxury-laden, super potent, sport-oriented 2013 M-Class ML63 AMG offers midsize SUV utility in a track-ready 5-seat people hauler. Look for standard full-time all-wheel drive (AWD), as well as twin-turbo V8 power in this flagship trim, with some 71 cubic feet of cargo area (with the rear seatbacks folded) on tap for any high-speed home-building needs.

With its standard 518-hp twin-turbo V8 powerplant, this screamer flaunts 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, all under the auspices of the standard 7-speed shiftable automatic transmission. With fuel-saving variable valve timing (VVT), expect 15 mpg city/25 highway from this big rig, while towing capacity with the standard trailer hitch is maxed out at 7,200 pounds. The full-time AWD system, meantime, allows a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear axles in normal driving conditions, with instantaneous transfer of torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when the going gets sloppy. Finally, this flagship trim boasts standard engine stop/start technology for some marginal added fuel savings.

Outside, the 2012 M-Class ML63 AMG boasts 20-inch AMG-styled alloy wheels, a power sunroof, power rear liftgate, skid plates, a roof rack, step running boards and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, look for premium leather upholstery, heated power-adjustable sport front seats, memory for driver's settings, remote power door locks, power windows and unique AMG-themed leather, wood and alloy cabin accent pieces.

Cruise control, a telescoping and tilting steering wheel with mounted paddle shifters, a universal remote garage door opener, a rear-view camera, and front and rear parking sensors mean ultra convenience, while dual-zone auto climate control and Bluetooth hands-free technology via Mercedes’ touted mbrace system allow everyone to stay cool and in touch.

As a further indication that this ute is a cut above not only its siblings, but its lesser rivals, a standard COMAND-controlled Harman Kardon premium audio system flaunts 850 watts, an MP3-capable 6-CD changer, 14 speakers, Surround Sound, satellite radio, a memory card slot, a large DVD-capable touchscreen display and a USB connection.

One of the more popular options in this posh and potent people-hauler is the AMG Performance Package, with its amped-up powerplant capable of 550 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque for a top speed of 174 mph. This power-oriented package also flaunts red painted calipers and an AMG-labeled sport steering wheel, not to mention a carbon fiber engine cover. A Piano Black wood lacquer cabin accent upgrade is another option choice, as is rear-seat DVD entertainment, a night-vision-enhancing camera system and Active Park Assist for those challenging parallel-parking duties. Tri-zone climate control, heated rear seats, power-adjustable tilt-wheel steering and cooled front seats, meantime, can also be added to this already posh-packing potentate.

Standard safety equipment of note aboard the top-shelf 2012 M-Class ML63 AMG includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) with PreSafe emergency braking response that can be upgraded with optional adaptive cruise control. Then there’s traction and stability control, front and rear side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, a driver’s side knee airbag and active front headrests, all of which also come standard. Daytime running lights are delivered in this flagship trim, as are front fog/driving lights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, mbrace emergency communications and stolen vehicle recovery assistance, and adaptive high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights. The Lane Tracking Package that’s optional for the three lower trims is standard on the ML63 AMG and includes lane departure warnings and blind-spot alerts.

Adds to ML350 4MATIC:
Enhanced Powertrain: 5.5L 518 hp V8 Engine, MPG: 16
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration: active charcoal · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front air conditioning zones: dual
Airbags Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front and rear · Side curtain airbags: front and rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: MP3, USB, iPod, jack · In-Dash CD: DVD-Audio, 6 disc · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · Radio: AM/FM · Satellite Radio: Sirius · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · Subwoofer: 1 · Surround audio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Brake drying · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Child Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Comfort Features Cargo area light · Center console trim: alloy and wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front and rear · Reading lights: front and rear · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest · Cruise control · Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio and cruise controls, paddle shifter, transmission controls · Storage: door pockets - front and rear, cargo net, cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, grocery bag holder, seatback · Universal garage door opener
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.46
Exterior Features Bumper color: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Running boards · Skid plate(s): front and rear
Headrests Adjustable rear headrests · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low fuel, engine oil, coolant
Interior Leather accents · Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: cornering, auto delay off, dusk sensing, Xenon · Rear fog lights
Locks 2-stage unlocking: remote · Power door locks: remote
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: integrated turn signals, heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Passenger Seat Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Center armrest: folding with storage · Folding: split folding · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rack · Sunroof: remote operation, one-touch, power glass
Safety Driver Attention Alert System · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Parking sensors: front and rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system: with engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front and rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, variable intermittent · Heated windshield washer jets · One-touch windows: 4 · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
P30 AMG Performance PKG $6,550
997 Driver Assistance PKG $2,100
864 Rear Seat Entertainment System $1,970
Y41 Black DINAMICA Headliner $1,920
610 Night View Assist Plus $1,780
798 21" AMG 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels $1,610
W69 DESIGNO Black Piano Lacquer Wood Trim $1,600
413 Panorama Sunroof $1,090
Y95 DESIGNO Wood & Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel $1,050
799-P Diamond White Metallic $795
581 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control $790
872 Heated Rear Seats $620
289 Wood & Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel $590
550 Class III Trailer Hitch $550
942 Cargo Organizer System $300
U09 MB-Tex Wrapped Dashboard $300
SPC Special Order Option Charge $250
866 Rear Seat Entertainment System Pre-Wiring $240
282 2ND Seat Row Pass-Through $0
739 Aluminum Trim $0
729 Anthracite Poplar Wood Trim $0
X06 Auburn Brown, DESIGNO Leather Seat Trim $0
X11 Black, DESIGNO Leather Seat Trim $0
H09 Brown Satin Ash Wood Trim $0
846 Brushed Aluminum Running Boards $0
731 Burl Walnut Wood Trim $0
X27 Porcelain, DESIGNO Leather Seat Trim $0