2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $36,965
35 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
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 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $36,965 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.2L 215 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$36,965
Invoice$33,759

Transmission

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

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
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 229 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume34.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,219 lbs
Maximum Payload1,697 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
For the 2002 model year, the Mercedes-Benz ML320 received more than 1,000 improvements, according to the automaker. Some of the more noticeable upgrades were made to the exterior, with ... Read More
For the 2002 model year, the Mercedes-Benz ML320 received more than 1,000 improvements, according to the automaker. Some of the more noticeable upgrades were made to the exterior, with the ML320 getting new bumpers, headlights, side mirrors, front fog lights, and grille accents. Inside, the vehicle received additional vents for the climate control system and additional walnut trim.
Beyond that, Mercedes ensured that its relatively new "light truck" was equipped with a wide array of standard features, including power windows with express up/down, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, velour carpeting, an in-dash Modular Control System with a 5-inch color screen for controlling the audio and optional avigation systems, dual power mirrors, an automatic anti-theft security system, and a Tele Aid emergency call system that uses GPS satellites to pinpoint the location of the vehicle in an emergency. Power was provided by a 3.2-liter 215-hp V6 engine coupled with a five-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift, which enabled drivers to shift up or down by holding the lever to the left or right.
Despite the vehicle's extensive improvements, many drivers still complained about the ML320's power capabilities, reliability and quality, though others raved about its roominess, safety features, and off-road capabilities.
Original MSRP: $45,615
23 national listings
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
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 Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
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 · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $45,615 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.0L 288 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$45,615
Invoice$41,804

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
16MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
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

5.0L 288 hp V8
Power 288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 2,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume34.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,131 lbs
Maximum Payload1,587 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The Mercedes-Benz ML500, one of three models available in the automaker's M-Class lineup for 2002, replaced the ML430, which was offered from 1999 to 2001. Following the established li... Read More
The Mercedes-Benz ML500, one of three models available in the automaker's M-Class lineup for 2002, replaced the ML430, which was offered from 1999 to 2001. Following the established link between the engine size and the nomenclature for each of the carmaker's models, the ML500 came with a 5.0-liter, single-overhead-cam, 24-valve V8 engine that generated 288 hp. It was linked to a five-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift (new for the 2002 model year), which enabled the driver to manually upshift or downshift by holding the shift lever to the left or right.
Overall, the M-Class models for 2002 received more than 1,000 improvements, according to the automaker. Some of the more noticeable upgrades were made to the exterior, with the vehicles getting new bumpers, headlights, side mirrors, front fog lights, and grille accents. Inside, upgrades included additional vents for the climate control system and three new interior design packages.
Standard features for the 2002 ML500 included leather seats (heated in the front), front and side airbags, leather steering-wheel trim, privacy glass, a navigation system, an anti-theft alarm system, automatic climate control, keyless entry, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes.
Drivers were generally impressed with the improvements made to the M-Class, as well as the additional power provided by the 5.0-liter V8, although some drivers noted reliablity and quality issues that had plagued the M-Class, especially in its early years.
Average Price:$7,354
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio
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 Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket, sport · 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 · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $66,565 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.4L 342 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$66,565
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 AirbagsStandard
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

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 Volume24 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.5 in
Width74.6 in
Height71.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume31.9 cu ft
Standard Payload932 lbs
Maximum Payload1,422 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The 2002 ML55 AMG delivers power, grace, and beauty. It has the engine of a finely tuned race car combined with the beauty, stability, and safety of a Mercedes. Oh, and the gas mileage ... Read More
The 2002 ML55 AMG delivers power, grace, and beauty. It has the engine of a finely tuned race car combined with the beauty, stability, and safety of a Mercedes. Oh, and the gas mileage of a jet plane (okay, it's not that bad).
The 2002 ML55 kept its powerful 5.4-liter V8 rated at 342 horsepower and 376 ft-lbs of torque for another year. The engine makes the ML55 feel as though it weighs significantly less than its nearly two-ton curb weight.
Soft leather seats and burled walnut trim enhance the feel of the interior, reminding drivers that they are, in fact, driving a luxurious Mercedes. An Electronic Stability Program (ESP) helps to control the ride, especially in bad weather.
The exterior was once again the area receiving the most complaints from drivers and owners. The comparison to a minivan pops up again and again, and the low ground clearance and fragile tires make some drivers yearn for a stronger-feeling SUV. Ironically, a couple of other drivers noted that the ride was trucklike.
ML 320 Classic
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.
ML 320 Elegance
Adds to ML 320:
No additional major features.