Mercedes-Benz India unveiled the all new 2012 M-Class at the Auto Expo. The M-Class will be assembled in India unlike the earlier version which was launched as a CBU.
With the CKD operations in India the prices will be on the lower end. The M-Class was unveiled by bollywood actor and director Farhan Aktar
Continuing in true M-Class tradition the third generation of this vehicle sets new benchmarks in SUV design, technology and performance. Pioneering the interpretation of a contemporary SUV, the NEW M-Class sports a powerful exterior and an interior featuring high-quality details. The vehicle leads the field in terms of safety, comfort, quality feel. It is the benchmark for comfort and load compartment capacity and offers ease of handling on and off-road.
The new M-Class has been envisioned with a much sleeker frame. Though the vehicle is significantly larger than its predecessor it does not make it look bulkier. There is an overall increase in the length and width of the car with the height being dropped. New engine hood design and LED lights have made the front of the car look sportier; the new tail lights have given the car an elegant feel.
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. The ease of technology makes the New M-Class a joy to ride off the beaten road.
As is standard with all Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 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.
Other technology that has been packed into the new generation include the 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.
In a nutshell, the M-Class is the new benchmark 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.
M-Class – SPEC SHEET
|Mercedes M-Class (M 350 CDI)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Bore x stroke||83 x 92 mm|
|Compression ratio||15.5 : 1|
|Output||190 kW (258 hp) at 3600 rpm|
|Max. torque||620 Nm at 1600-2400 rpm|
|Fuel consumption NEDC combined||7.4- 6.8 l/100 km|
|CO2 emissions||194-179 g/km|
|Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h||7.4 s|
|Top speed||224 km/h*|