We all are well known about Mercedes vehicles. Mercedes vehicles are made for comfort, luxury and power. You can find all these three things under a single roof. You can also say that Mercedes is one of the most successful car manufacturers of the world. Mercedes holds a distinct place in the market. The cars manufactured by Mercedes are unique in the market and anyone ride it with pride. These cars give superb performance in any conditions and landscapes.
In this article I am going to talk about Mercedes M-Class. Mercedes M-Class is a mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV). In Mercedes M-Class light off-road capability is also. This SUV was launched in the year of 1998. Mercedes M-Class had contributed a lot in making Mercedes Benz a global player. After Germany, its largest sales market was United States and Mexico. If it is compared in size then it is below GL-Class. During the time from 1999 to 2002, Mercedes M-Class was built by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria mainly for the European market.
In Mercedes M-Class, there are two models. One is Mercedes M-Class W163, which was built from 1998 to 2005. The other one is Mercedes M-Class W164, which is from 2006 to at present. Both of these models of Mercedes Benz gives superb performance and great ride. These two models of Mercedes Benz are 4-door SUV, front engine and four-wheel drive. Due to these features driving becomes much more comfortable in these Mercedes M-Class models. One more great features of Mercedes M-Class was that it was the first SUV in which stability control feature was available. Due to this feature the vehicle can automatically detect the loss of control of vehicle. It also supports the vehicle by using selective brake and brings it back on its intended course.
Mercedes Benz M-Class W163 was first assembled in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States but later for some period it was assemble in Graz, Austria. It comes with different types of engines such as 2.3 L I4, 2.7 L I5, 3.2 L V6, 3.7 L V6, 4.3 L V8, 5.0 L V8 and 5.5 L V8. In this model you will find both type of transmission system 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic. It has a fuel capacity of 22 US gal. The various models of Mercedes M-Class W163 were ML320, ML350, ML430, ML500, ML550 and ML55. There is one 4-cylinder model ML230 is also available. In diesel engines European models were ML230 CDI and ML400 CDI. Among all the models the best were modified models with performance features and these were ML55 and ML55 AMG.
The redesigned M-Class W164 was launched in the year 2006. It has a more sporty look Mercedes Benz M-Class wheels. This model was completely different from the earlier version and many things where changed. In look also this model was little bit different from earlier model of M-Class. This model was also 155 longer than the previous model. In 2006, it got the Canadian Car of the Year awards. In this model everything was more stylish and had a sporty look. Its wheels give amazing sporty look. One more important improvement was the engine. The new model has 4-valve engines replacing the 3-valves engines of previous models.
Mercedes Benz M-Class is a successful SUV. The different body parts such as wheels, lights, grilles, and body design everything was perfect. This model was Truck of the Year for year 1998 in the Motor Trend Magazine. And at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 1998 it was voted the North American Truck of the Year. Overall it can be said that Mercedes Benz M-Class is a complete SUV and comes with amazing features.