Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mercedes M-Class 2012: the debut in Frankfurt

Less than 24 hours after the leak that revealed a preview of the new Mercedes ML (more properly Class M), the German manufacturer has released new information in news waiting at the next Frankfurt Motor Show. The third generation of Sport Utility Vehicle Company in Stuttgart, waiting on the market since the early months of 2012, confirms what we saw in the first official images: profound improvements in terms of content but without changing the line of the model presented in 2008 .

With a length of 4,804 meters and a width of 1,926 m, the new Mercedes ML is growing over the previous version of 24 and 16mm, with reduced height of 19 mm and equal to 1,796 meters, the unpublished German 4x4 mask its size thanks to the clean lines of the sides and the front reminiscent of the new models made by Mercedes.

Many innovations in the rear even with the headlights inspired by the E-Class and the new tailgate with automatic opening. A complete news recognizable to "glance" we find new sets of wheels and measure from 17 to 21 inches. If you are on the outside of the contact points with the second generation, the new Mercedes M-Class will offer an interior height of the flagship S-Class Embellished with leather, fine wood or aluminum - depending on the grade requested - the dashboard of a luxury off-road shows a central console where everything is in reach of the driver with the climate controls, GPS navigation and audio system in the general LCD screen.

Of course, even the rear passengers will travel in absolute luxury with abundant space and the separate management of air conditioning. As usual, the list will include optional accessories vanguard of the many options are available on the Night View Assist Plus (with pedestrian recognition for the recognition of pedestrians), Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist blind angle control, Active Park Assist and Distronic Plus available at launch in three engine variants - all combined with Plus 7G-Tronic seven-speed transmission and the new 4MATIC Mercedes ML-promises an average fuel savings of 25% compared to the past.

Specifically, the M-Class 250 CDI BlueTec equipped with the 2.1 liter engine 204 bhp and 500 Nm of torque, says (according to initial information coming) a consumption of 6.5 liters per 100 km in combined cycle, a step from 0 to 100 km / h in 9 seconds and covered a maximum speed of 210 km / h.

Going there is the displacement of M 350 CDI BlueTec: driven by the 3.0-liter, 258 hp and 620 Nm, the V6 diesel version says acceleration from 0 to 100 in 7.4 s, 224 km / h top speed and average fuel consumption of 7.4 l/100km. In terms of petrol units are the M-Class 350 BLuEfficiency 3.5 liter 306 hp and 370 Nm, capable of reaching 240 km / h, still shooting from up to 100 km / h in just 7.6 seconds and consumes 8.8 l/100km.

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