2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
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
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.70
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · 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: intermittent
Price $38,670 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.7L 232 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$38,670
Invoice$35,294

Transmission

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

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

3.7L 232 hp V6
Power 232 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.6 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,781 lbs
Maximum Payload1,781 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Original MSRP: $47,120
7 national listings
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
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
Comfort Features Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · 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
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.70
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, auto-dimming, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · 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: intermittent
Price $47,120 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.0L 288 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$47,120
Invoice$43,152

Transmission

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

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

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.6 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,726 lbs
Maximum Payload1,726 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Although the 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 was unchanged from the previous year, the automaker did add a Special Edition package that included a number of popular features, including a "powe... Read More
Although the 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500 was unchanged from the previous year, the automaker did add a Special Edition package that included a number of popular features, including a "power dome" hood, front AMG sports seats, and 17-inch spoke alloy wheels. Two new exterior colors - Iridium Silver and Pewter - were also available for the ML500.
On the downside, free scheduled maintanence from Mercedes, which had been offered in previous years, was discontinued for the M-Class for the 2005 model year.
Still, the ML500 offered a lot to drivers, starting with a 5.0-liter, 288-hp V8 engine and five-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift, which enabled the driver to manually upshift or downshift by holding the shift lever to the left or right.
Other standard features included a CFC-free automatic climate control system with an electrostatic dust filter, heated eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, burl walnut trim, velour carpeting, electronic cruise control, and an in-dash Modular Control System with a 5-inch LCD screen for setting cabin temperature and air flow and controlling the GPS navigation and audio systems.
Overall, drivers liked the ML500's styling, power, luxury appointments, and safety features, but many were concerned about quality and reliability issues. Some of the vehicle's parts and systems required frequent service, including the brakes, which tended to squeal, according to some drivers. Gas mileage was also cited as a concern by drivers.
ML 350 Classic
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
ML 350 Elegance
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
ML 350 SE
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
ML 500 SE
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.