2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $36,445
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Telematics system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $36,445 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.2L 215 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$36,445
Invoice$33,294

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
19MPG 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 @ 5,600 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 Volume40.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,389 lbs
Maximum Payload1,697 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Mercedes-Benz continued to make improvements to its ML320 for the 2001 model year. Part of the automaker's focus was on improving the vehicle's off-road capabilities. To that end, it ad... Read More
Mercedes-Benz continued to make improvements to its ML320 for the 2001 model year. Part of the automaker's focus was on improving the vehicle's off-road capabilities. To that end, it added a "downhill traction function" that automatically engages to assist drivers with braking when descending hills at low speeds of 2 to 12 mph. A similar system, called the "two foot mode," assisted with braking and applying light throttle at "crawl" speeds when ascending steep slopes or climbing over obstacles.
Other new features of the 2001 ML320 included front airbags with dual-deployment levels and a Tele Aid emergency calling system, which uses GPS satellites to pinpoint the exact location of the vehicle in an emergency.
Of course, the ML320 still offered the luxury features drivers expected in a Mercedes, including burl walnut interior trim, velour carpeting, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, power windows and door locks, anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft alarm system, and a keyless entry system, among other features.
While many drivers applauded the ML320's handling, roominess and features, others still complained about quality and reliability issues, despite the automaker's efforts to elevate the vehicle to a level of workmanship expected in a true Mercedes.
Original MSRP: $44,845
10 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 · 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: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $44,845 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 4.3L 268 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$44,845
Invoice$41,106

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG 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

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 Volume40.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,378 lbs
Maximum Payload1,587 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Mercedes-Benz continued to make improvements to its ML430 for the 2001 model year. Part of the automaker's focus was on improving the vehicle's off-road capabilities. Upgrades included ... Read More
Mercedes-Benz continued to make improvements to its ML430 for the 2001 model year. Part of the automaker's focus was on improving the vehicle's off-road capabilities. Upgrades included a "downhill traction function" that automatically engages to assist drivers with braking when descending hills at low speeds of 2 to 12 mph. A similar system, called the "two foot mode," assisted with braking and applying light throttle at "crawl" speeds when ascending steep slopes or climbing over obstacles.
Other new features of the 2001 ML430 included front airbags with dual-deployment levels and a Tele Aid emergency calling system, which uses GPS satellites to pinpoint the exact location of the vehicle in an emergency.
Of course, the ML430 still offered the luxury features drivers expected in a Mercedes, including burl walnut interior trim, leather seats (heated in the front), velour carpeting, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, power windows and door locks, anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft alarm system, and a keyless entry system, among other features.
Generally, drivers liked the ML430's styling, handling, roominess, and firm seats, though some still complained about the quality of some of the vehicle's components. Miles-per-gallon ratings were also a concern for some.
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, wood
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: passenger seat, driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $66,545 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.4L 342 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$66,545
Invoice$61,287

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 @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.5 in
Width74.6 in
Height69.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume33.5 cu ft
Standard Payload1,102 lbs
Maximum Payload1,422 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The 2001 ML55 AMG continued the exciting tradition of sports coupe-esque sport utility vehicles started by the 2000 ML55 AMG. The biggest change for the 2001 ML55 was an enhanced AWD s... Read More
The 2001 ML55 AMG continued the exciting tradition of sports coupe-esque sport utility vehicles started by the 2000 ML55 AMG. The biggest change for the 2001 ML55 was an enhanced AWD system with such add-ons as downhill and uphill controls (the latter also known as crawling mode) to help the heavy SUV control its weight as it ascends and descends steep inclines.
The 2001 ML55 AMG did not lose a step power-wise - nor did it gain any since the 2000 model. The engine remained the powerful 5.5-liter V8 rated at 342 horsepower and and 376 lb/ft of torque. Yes, that engine is in an SUV.
The 2001 ML55 does not forget it is a Mercedes. Soft leather and gorgeous burled walnut are found throughout the interior, and the cabin feels almost cavernous. The outside is equally striking, with 18-inch wheels and sharp lines that somehow manage to blend softly.
Drivers of this car love the pep to the engine, but have a tendency to pan the exterior look, with comments ranging from "too mini-vanny" to "looks like a sneaker." The interior was loved by almost all, with an exception being the "sticky" cupholders.
ML 320 Classic
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
ML 320 Elegance
18 national listings
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.