1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $34,545
29 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $34,545 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.2L 215 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$34,545
Invoice$29,540

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.2L 215 hp V6
Power 215 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 233 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume19 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length180.6 in
Width72.2 in
Height69.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume40.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,763 lbs
Maximum Payload1,800 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
It should come as no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz ML320 shot right to the high end of the sport utility vehicle category when it was introduced for the 1998 model year. Reviewers rav... Read More
It should come as no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz ML320 shot right to the high end of the sport utility vehicle category when it was introduced for the 1998 model year. Reviewers raved about its smoothness over the road, its "quiet power," and its "flawless" engine and transmission.
With the all-wheel-drive ML320, Mercedes started from scratch, rather than build the vehicle from an existing platform, as some other automakers have done with their SUVs. In addition to its performance capabilities and luxury appointments, safety features were a big part of the ML320, which had a reinforced steel body, anti-intrusion bars on all doors, front and rear crumple zones, and front- and side-impact airbags. Power was provided by a 3.2-liter single-overhead-cam V6 engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission. Anti-lock disc brakes and four-wheel double-wishbone suspension, a first for vehicles of its type, were also part of the package.
Standard features included bucket seats, cruise control, power heated mirrors, a tilt steering wheel, power windows and door locks, a lighted entry system, traction control, alloy wheels, and fog lights.