Mercedes-Benz ML 250 launched at Rs. 46.5 lakh

Mercedes-Benz has launched the new ML 250 at stunning price of Rs. 46.5 lakh. GoaOnWheels were the first to report about the launch of the new variant. The launch of the new variant also marks M<recedes-Benz M-Class assembly operations and  the ML 250 CDI is first M-Class to be assembled in India via semi-knocked-down kits. The company has used 30% local content and plans to localise it further in future.

The ML 250 BlueTEC Sport 4-cylinder diesel 2,143cc, engine develops a max power of 204hp (150kw) @ 4,200rpm and enormous 500 Nm @ 1,600–1,800 of Torque. The engine features latest generation common-rail diesel system, for instance, features optimised combustion chambers, fast and precise injectors, and injection pressures of up to 2,000 bar, while two-stage turbocharging and high ignition pressures help to maximise torque at all engine speeds. For enhanced refinement, the engine is also fitted with counter-rotating balancer shafts.

The smaller engine will also deliver higher mileage and is mated to 7G-Tronic Plus 7-speed automatic gear box.

The ML 250 is cheaper by Rs. 10.4 lakh compared to top ML 350 variant. The ML 250 will directly give the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 some serious competition. The new variant could also be a strategy to offer a product to substitute the GLK which is expected to be launched in 2014.

Keep tuning to GoaOnWheels for more details on the launch.