Rs 56.9 lakhs for the Mercedes Benz M Class (CKD) and Rs 66 lakhs for limited edition Mercedes Benz ML CDI 350 with AMG kit (CBU)
The new third generation Mercedes Benz M Class has been launched today, and the massive 2012 SUV undertaking, the ultimate in comfort and style comes for a price of Rs 56.9 lakhs, ex showroom Delhi. This version comes to the Indian luxury car market as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit and will be assembled locally. The limited edition Mercedes Benz ML CDI 350 completely built unit (CBU) comes for a price of Rs 66 lakhs, and the latter comes replete with an AMG body kit, making it more sporty in appeal.
Mercedes Benz M Class can be seen with a host of improvements where exterior, interior and engine is concerned. It is powered by a 3 liter V6 diesel engine that offers 258 bhp power and 619 Nm torque. The engine is mated to a seven speed 7G Tronic gearbox with four wheel drive as a standard feature.
There are visible changes in the size of the car. 2012 M Class will have an extended wheelbase also seen on Mercedes Benz GL Class. It will possess a panoramic fun roof, which will add extra light and air to the already extended cabin. There is also a wider rear windscreen that adds to its magnetism. In its interiors one can see extensive use of wood giving the vehicle a rather up market feel. Cabin space is what attracts you, as comfort is not compromised. Plenty of headroom and leg room both in front and rear are noticed while the other versatile interior features enhances the driving experience.
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Aggressive Looks, Enhanced Dimensions, Refined Performance and Green footprint: The New M-Class from Mercedes-Benz sets a new benchmark among luxury SUVs in India
Now in its third generation, the M-Class is the most popular SUV from the Mercedes-Benz stable with over 1500 units already sold in India. The new M-Class with its aggressive looks, larger dimensions and green footprint has raised the bar for luxury SUVs in India
The best in Class SUV with Active Parking Assist, Airmatic Air Suspension, 20 inches AMG Body styling & Alloy wheels, Easy pack Tailagate, Designo Leather Interiors and Mini Spare wheel included in the standard fitments
Power packed with technology and gadgets the new M-Class introduces several concepts into the SUV segment for the first time- like Attention assist, Eco start stop, Reversing Camera etc. Legendary Mercedes technology, safety and robustness earned it the Euro 5 star rating from EURO NCAP
New Delhi: Mercedes-Benz India today introduced the powerful, agile and luxurious new third generation M-Class, sporting the Mercedes-Benz new design language, to the market. The New M-Class stays true to the lineage of its predecessors and drives into the future with better fuel efficiency, new look and superior performance. The New M-Class exemplifies Mercedes-Benz’s philosophy of the ‘Best or Nothing’ being the engineering marvel that it is.
Peter Honegg, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India explains: “At the start of this year we had promised to introduce exciting new models into the market. We are proud to present today the New M Class, built to perform with the highest precision and follows the Mercedes-Benz new design language. We are confident that the quality of drive and the luxurious experience it can deliver will be a big hit with the customers and it will be warmly received.”
Aggressive design language: The design of the M-Class is a trailblazing further development of the SUV concept. The unmistakable style makes the W166 series instantly recognizable as an M-Class. The horizontal lines at the rear emphasise the vehicle’s on-road character. These lines are picked up in the cockpit, with its compelling combination of ergonomic, practical design and the use of high-grade materials.
This new edition of the M-Class, now in its third generation, sets new benchmarks in SUV design, technology and performance. The NEW M-Class sports powerful exterior and interior design featuring high – quality details, following the interpretation of a contemporary SUV.
The vehicle leads the field in safety, comfort, quality feel over its competitors. The pinnacle of comfort and load compartment capacity offering ease of handling, on and off-road.
Keeping true to the new design language, the new M-Class has been envisioned with a much sleeker frame as compared to its predecessor. Though the vehicle is significantly larger it does not make it look bulkier. There is an overall increase in the length and width of the car.
A true off-roader, the New M-Class has been fitted with technology that would help customized settings for engine performance, automatic transmission, anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Electronic Traction System all at the touch of the off-button on the console.
Safety is a primary mover for Mercedes-Benz; the New M-Class is packed with safety technology. It has nine strategically located air – bags that ensures the safety of its passengers upon collision / accident. Additionally it is built with a PRE-SAFE technology that help prevent such instances.
Protection of the environment is a key task of every individual, the New M-Class has been built with this thought in mind. The vehicle has been built with the ECO start-stop function, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions- by automatically switching off the engine during traffic jams or traffic signals.
Making the drive more pleasurable is the technology that has been packed into the new generation such as ATTENTION ASSIST, that alerts the driver on detection of drowsiness on longer trips; an Active Parking Assist with integrated PARKTRONIC technology, and a new rearview camera that increases comfort and provides a real safety plus.
The NEW M-Class sets the bar higher for a Luxury SUV in driver’s delight, passenger convenience and overall safety, a testimony of which is the prestigious EURO NCAP 5 Star rating awarded to the vehicle.