’06 Price Range
’05 Price Range
The second-generation M-Class comes in two variants, each 5.9 ins. (150 mm) longer and 2.8 ins. (71 mm) wider than the preceding model. The 114-in. (2,896-mm) wheelbase has also grown by 3.7 ins. (94 mm). The new lineup features an all-new, stronger and more aerodynamic body. It rides atop a double-wishbone front suspension and a new 4-link independent rear suspension that helps improve on-road ride and handling while retaining off-road capability. The ML350 is powered by a new 268-hp, 3.5L V-6. The ML 500 retains the 5L V-8 used previously, but it now generates 302 hp instead of 288 hp. Both engines are mated to a new 7-speed automatic transmission that helps boost fuel economy by 11%.