2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.6 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.90 · Center differential: mechanical
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
070 Chrome Door Handle Inserts $85
Price $44,000 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 268 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$44,000
Invoice$40,920

Transmission

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

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

3.5L 268 hp V6
Power 268 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.1 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom40 in
Wheelbase114.7 in
Length188.5 in
Width75.2 in
Height71.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,420 lbs
Maximum Payload1,635 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 combines the attributes of a smooth-riding sedan with the functionality of a midsize SUV. In addition, it's a highly capable off-road vehicle, thanks to its... Read More
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 combines the attributes of a smooth-riding sedan with the functionality of a midsize SUV. In addition, it's a highly capable off-road vehicle, thanks to its 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, which continuously monitors the speed of all four wheels and reduces power or applies brakes as needed when it detects wheel slippage.
Other features that aid in off-road traveling include Downhill Speed Regulation, which manages the throttle and brakes to ensure safe driving on steep slopes, and Hill Assist, which prevents rollback when the driver switches between the brake and gas pedals on steep uphill or downhill grades.
Of course, most drivers will use the ML350 for daily activities, and to ensure the comfort of occupants, the midsize SUV comes equipped with an Airmatic Semi-Active Air Suspension system, which automatically adjusts the SUV's spring-struts to provide responsive handling as well as an optimal ride over any road surface.
In addition, an Electronic Stability Program monitors steering and braking to keep the SUV stable and balanced under aggressive driving, while antilock brakes include Brake Assist, which provides maximum available braking in an emergency situation.
A 268-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine powers the ML350. The engine links to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which has been geared to ensure quick, smooth acceleration. The transmission includes the Touch Shift feature, which enables the driver to upshift and downshift manually using rocker buttons located behind the steering-wheel spokes.
Interior features include a power tilt/sliding sunroof, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, brown bird's-eye maple interior wood trim, dual-zone climate control, and an eight-speaker audio system. A SmartKey system combines a remote door unlock feature, a trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a panic alarm, while the Tele Aid system includes a GPS-based Stolen Vehicle Recovery program.
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.6 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.45 · Center differential: mechanical
Header Geographic Region: N/A in CA/NLEV
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
070 Chrome Door Handle Inserts $85
Price $45,000 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.0L 215 hp V6 Diesel
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$45,000
Invoice$41,850

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

3.0L 215 hp V6 Diesel
Power 215 hp @ 3,800 RPM
Torque 398 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.1 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom40 in
Wheelbase114.7 in
Length188.5 in
Width75.2 in
Height71.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,420 lbs
Maximum Payload1,422 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI emphasizes fuel efficiency, thanks to its 215-horsepower, 3.0-liter, CDI (common-rail direct injection) V6 diesel engine, which manages 30 percent bette... Read More
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI emphasizes fuel efficiency, thanks to its 215-horsepower, 3.0-liter, CDI (common-rail direct injection) V6 diesel engine, which manages 30 percent better fuel efficiency than a typical gas engine, according to Mercedes. Fuel economy tops out at about 24 miles per gallon at highway speeds.
Mercedes also notes that the V6 diesel engine operates relatively quietly and doesn't produce the fumes that sometimes trouble older diesels, and that it produces less greenhouse gases than previous diesel engines. However, the 2008 ML320 CDI has not been approved for sale in the states of California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, due to its current emissions.
The midsize ML320 CDI SUV comes equipped with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, which continuously monitors the speed of all four wheels and reduces power or applies brakes as needed when it detects wheel slippage. Four-wheel electronic traction control, an Electronic Stability Program, antilock brakes, and a four-wheel air suspension, which automatically balances the suspension depending on passenger and cargo weight, also come standard.
Interior features include a power tilt/sliding sunroof, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, brown bird's-eye maple interior wood trim, dual-zone climate control, and an eight-speaker audio system. A SmartKey system combines a remote door unlock feature, a trunk opener, a removable valet key, and a panic alarm, while the Tele Aid system includes a GPS-based Stolen Vehicle Recovery program.
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · AM/FM radio · Rear audio: rear volume control · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 7.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 440 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.0 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.6 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.90 · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Grille color: chrome · Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $51,930 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.5L 268 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$51,930
Invoice$48,295

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG 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, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 268 hp V6
Power 268 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.1 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom40 in
Wheelbase114.7 in
Length188.5 in
Width75.2 in
Height71.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,635 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 8 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.8 · Front brake width: 1.3 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 0.9 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: wood, alloy · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.70 · Center differential: mechanical
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
070 Chrome Door Handle Inserts $85
Price $52,750 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.5L 382 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$52,750
Invoice$49,058

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

5.5L 382 hp V8
Power 382 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 391 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.1 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom40 in
Wheelbase114.7 in
Length188.5 in
Width75.2 in
Height71.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,365 lbs
Maximum Payload1,620 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
For drivers who like a little red meat with their otherwise well-behaved midsize SUV, the Mercedes-Benz ML550 debuts for 2008 with a beefy 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 engine that's equ... Read More
For drivers who like a little red meat with their otherwise well-behaved midsize SUV, the Mercedes-Benz ML550 debuts for 2008 with a beefy 382-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 engine that's equipped with multipoint fuel injection and two spark plugs per cylinder. It's a combination that drives the new ML550 from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds, which should make it easy to complete daily errands or run the kids to soccer practice in record time.
However, drivers should keep in mind that the big V8 engine requires premium fuel, and with all the power it produces, fuel economy naturally suffers. The EPA estimates highway mileage for the ML550 at 18 miles per gallon and a paltry 13 miles per gallon around town, which accounts for most driving miles for a typical family these days. Some reviewers note that this mileage should be better, given the fact that Mercedes designed the SUV's powerplant to be more fuel efficient.
The 2008 ML550, which replaces the ML500 in the automaker's lineup, features a freshened exterior, with new front and rear bumpers designed by AMG, the in-house sport tuner for Mercedes, as well as a redesigned chrome grille, dual square stainless-steel exhaust tips, and black coated roof rails.
Inside, standard features include heated front seats, a power tilt/sliding sunroof, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, Burl Walnut wood trim, and an eight-speaker audio system.
To ensure safe driving in all conditions and on all types of road surfaces, the ML550 comes equipped with the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system, which continuously monitors the speed of all four wheels and reduces power or applies brakes as needed when it detects wheel slippage. In addition, the system balances the flow of power to the wheels with traction.
Other features that aid drivers, especially when traveling off-road, include Downhill Speed Regulation, which manages the throttle and brakes to ensure safe driving on steep slopes, and Hill Assist, which prevents rollback when the driver switches between the brake and gas pedals on steep uphill or downhill grades.
Adds to ML 350:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Automatic climate control rear air conditioning · Single rear air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6-disk CD changer · Single disc in-Dash CD · Premium Brand: Harman-Kardon · AM/FM radio · Rear audio: rear volume control · Remote CD changer location: in glove compartment · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · Surround audio: 7.1 · 12 Total Speakers · 440 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 15.4 · Front brake width: 1.4 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 14.4 · Rear brake width: 1.0 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood, leather · Door trim: wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, passenger seat, driver seat, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: paddle shifter, phone, audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, cargo net, front seatback, grocery bag holder · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: power liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.46 · Center differential: mechanical
Exterior Features Skid plate(s)
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlight cleaners: high pressure washers · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive, auto delay off · Rear fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, reverse gear tilt, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 40-60 split bench
Roof Moonroof: remote operation, power glass, one-touch open/close · Roof rack
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Camera system: rearview · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Impact sensor: post-collision safety system · Rearview monitor
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks · Rolling code security: rolling code remote
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Active · Air Suspension · Driver Adjustable Suspension: height, ride control · Front Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: double wishbones · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear · Suspension control: electronic
Telematics Navigation system: DVD navigation system · Phone: pre-wired for phone · Satellite communications: TeleAid
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Truck Features Running boards: step
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
070 Chrome Door Handle Inserts $85
289 Wood/Leather Steering Wheel $0
Price $87,000 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 6.3L 503 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
14MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$87,000
Invoice$80,910

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
7-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
14MPG 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, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

6.3L 503 hp V8
Power 503 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque 465 lb-ft @ 5,200 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25.1 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom40 in
Wheelbase114.7 in
Length189.8 in
Width76.8 in
Height73.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41 cu ft
Standard Payload1,365 lbs
Maximum Payload1,257 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity7,200 lbs
Powered by a hand-built 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces an eye-popping 507 horsepower, the E63 can dash from 0 to 60 in just 4.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest SUVs available ... Read More
Powered by a hand-built 6.3-liter V8 engine that produces an eye-popping 507 horsepower, the E63 can dash from 0 to 60 in just 4.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest SUVs available today. Of course, with all that power under the hood, fuel economy suffers greatly, ranging from just 11 mpg in the city to 14 mpg on the highway.
The engine links to an AMG-enhanced SpeedShift seven-speed automatic transmission, which changes gears up to 50 percent faster than the standard M-Class transmission, according to Mercedes-Benz. In addition, the transmission comes with the Touch Shift feature, which enables drivers to manually upshift and downshift using rocker buttons mounted behind the steering-wheel spokes.
To ensure a smooth ride and responsive handling, the ML63 AMG comes equipped with an Airmatic Semi-Active Air Suspension system, which automatically adjusts the SUV's spring-struts to provide responsive handling as well as an optimal ride over any road surface. Drivers can also select one of four ride modes, from soft to sporty.
An Electronic Stability Program monitors steering and braking to keep the ML63 AMG stable and balanced under aggressive driving, while the SUV's antilock brakes include Brake Assist, which provides maximum available braking in an emergency situation.
Unique exterior features include a high-gloss black grille, AMG-designed front and rear bumpers, and dual chrome twin tailpipes, while inside the ML63 AMG comes equipped with such features as heated front seats, AMG premium leather upholstery, an AMG leather-trimmed steering wheel, Burl Walnut wood trim, and a Harman Kardon audio system with a six-disc CD changer.