2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $35,945
47 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
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 Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $35,945 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.2L 215 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$35,945
Invoice$32,829

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

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

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 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 Volume44.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,618 lbs
Maximum Payload947 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
"Much improved!" That was the consensus of drivers and reviewers when comparing the 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 mid-sized "light truck" to previous model years. The vehicle essentially rec... Read More
"Much improved!" That was the consensus of drivers and reviewers when comparing the 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 mid-sized "light truck" to previous model years. The vehicle essentially received an interior upgrade, which also must have fixed some of the "problem areas" that drivers who had purchased earlier models had complained about.
Among the standard-equipment upgrades were high-grade heated leather seats, walnut interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, velour carpeting, and a "touch shift" driver-adaptive five-speed automatic transmission that allowed drivers to manually downshift and upshift by tapping the shift lever to the left or right. New interior colors, optional third-row seating, and a navigation system were also part of the package. Power was still provided by a 3.2-liter, 215-hp V6.
Original MSRP: $44,395
21 national listings
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $44,395 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 4.3L 268 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$44,395
Invoice$40,668

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

4.3L 268 hp V8
Power 268 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 288 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 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 Volume44.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,453 lbs
Maximum Payload837 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The Mercedes-Benz ML430 sport utility vehicle, like its less-powerful sibling, the ML320, received a makeover in the model year 2000. Interior upgrades were most noticeable in the ML32... Read More
The Mercedes-Benz ML430 sport utility vehicle, like its less-powerful sibling, the ML320, received a makeover in the model year 2000. Interior upgrades were most noticeable in the ML320, which received some features, such as real walnut trim, that were already standard on the ML430. However, the ML430, like the ML320, did receive a revamped rear seat (essentially three bucket seats), redesigned door panels, map pockets on the backs of the front seats, and footwell lights.
Other upgrades included a new interior colors, a GPS navigation system, and a five-speed Touch Shift automatic transmission, which allowed drivers to manually downshift and upshift by tapping the shift lever to the left or right. A lighted entry system, driver and passenger airbags, front and rear crumple zones, cruise control, intermittent wipers, power heated mirrors, keyless entry and fog lights were also part of the package.
Generally, drivers were impressed with the upgrades, as well as the vehicle's improved reliability.
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front
Audio System 6-disk CD changer · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Remote CD changer location: in cargo area
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood, leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $65,545 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.4L 342 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$65,545
Invoice$60,357

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
16MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 342 hp V8
Power 342 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 376 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume23 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.5 in
Width74.6 in
Height69.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume44.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload672 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
What do you get when you take the most successful professional aftermarket modifier and roll it into one of the most successful car makers of all time? You get the Mercedes-Benz AMG al... Read More
What do you get when you take the most successful professional aftermarket modifier and roll it into one of the most successful car makers of all time? You get the Mercedes-Benz AMG alliance and the potential for some very fast, very beautiful, very fun cars.
The 2000 ML55 AMG represented the first M-series product from AMG: a sport utility vehicle with the engine of a sports coupe. The 2000 ML55 has a 5.5-liter V8 rated at 342 horsepower. The monster engine can take the monster truck from 0 to 60 in 6.4 seconds, achieve speeds of 145 miles per hour, and...do we have a stat for the quarter mile? ;)
Drivers of this car have complained about the quality of the tires. (Some of these silly people actually though this SUV was made to go off-roading! What would make a person use an SUV for such a purpose?) Other complaints have centered mainly on the poor fuel economy (14 city/17 highway on a good day), but what can one expect from such a heavy car (over two tons) and such a powerful engine?
Of course, this is still a Mercedes, SUV or not. The interior is absolutely luxurious, with burled walnut wood trim and steering wheel. Soft leather seats add even more luxury to the relatively smooth ride. A Cockpit Management and Data center controls all interior electronics, leaving the driver to just drive and enjoy.