Mercedes-Benz 3.2L SOHC V-6 What's not to like here? Although Mercedes' first-ever V-6 offers its utmost of 215 hp at a relatively high 5,500 rpm, this engine's urging 233 lb.-ft. (316 Nm) dollop of torque peaks at 3,000 rpm, making it a surprisingly energetic motivator for the ML320 sport/utility vehicle (SUV). The ML spins the scale's needle to the 4,387-lb. (1,990-kg) mark, and several office doubting-Thomas types figured Mercedes' 3-valve V-6, efficient though it is, would be ...

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