The Mercedes Benz ML250 2015 here on the photo is almost identical to the replaces 2014 ML350, which is no doubt why it was completely revised for the 2013 model year, style ML will be updated for next year, during the adoptionof the nomenclature of GLE class but for now minor in diesel ML emblem change isall that is new to the outside He acknowledged the arrival of 2.1 litres dual four Benz turbo diesel under the hood. The same diesel engine that provides the base sedan Mercedes Benz E250 and GLK250 crossover with refinement and surprising punch, 2.1 litre unit is the first burner four cylinder in the decades to find its way into Mercedes cars of tourism on the American market.
Comparisons are inevitable, so let’s make the road now packaging of 200 HP and 369lb ft., ML250 diesel trim of torque may not match ratings of 240 HP and turbo dieselV6 ML350 455 lb ft. But losing two cylinders has its advantages, namely weight reduction. Save a still heavy 5041 books on stairs C/D, the ML250 however shaves 162 pounds on the figure of a 5203 2013 ML350 BlueTec 4 MATIC book that we tested fora comparo recent diesel SUV.
Power and engine
Unfortunately, weight reduction is not sufficient to offset the loss of muscle. 8.3 seconds to 60 mph and 16.3 seconds to mark the quarter mile, gives ML250 on a 0658 seconds times and handed over the old V 6 ML350. Engine four cylinder offers smart acceleration Torquay off the line, however, and sequential turbochargers a small low end boost plans to reduce the time before the transfer to a larger unit at high engine speeds are doing their best to maintain the momentum of construction as the transmission seven speed automatic, but composed of gears imperceptibly. It is a reasonable assumption that commuters in the target demographic of the ML will have the V6.
Evaluation of EPA city/highway 22/29 mpg has developed the ML250 right to baseballwith its competitors as the Volkswagen Touareg TDI diesel BMW X 5 xDrive35d and the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4 x 4 Bio. In our hands, the ML250 has recorded 24 mpg combined cycle, a number identical to what we measured with ML350 V6 We had hoped at least a modest improvement in efficiency, consideration of the subtraction of two cylinders and 162 pounds. However, what the numbers cannot communicate, isin a good mood and prepared the 2.1 liter diesel. Smooth and quiet idle (for diesel), has a brilliant quality that makes the ignition unit 4 cylinders for our long term xDrive by BMW 328 Sport Wagon of sound compression a bit cafona in comparison.
Communication Directorate has never been a key element of SUVS, and the ML250 does little to change this truism. He has no doubt that the ultralight headset will be appreciated during the conduct of tight parking stop, and even if the wheel weight upward with greater speed, the feel is artificial and devoid of nuances. Arises the need for aggressive entries, suspension Airmatic of Benz ($1610) offers the opportunity totighten things up with a framework of Sport and done a competent job of keeping things in balance in standard mode, as well. Based on road ride yet creamy providing the air suspension is a check box option to check without remorse.
Our sample was all season tires Dunlop launched 255/50 on 19 inch wheels, stylishfive spoke AMG ($500), which has done a good job to classify a quiet stroll in tractionand directional irritability. Mercedes ML250 176 feet must be to stop from 70 mph, 13 feet lessthat need the ML350 to perform the same task. our tester notes some light gradient and a soggy under repeated braking pedal.
What has not changed on the ML is its ability to transport five passengers and adecent amount of cargo in a comfortable and luxurious. Covered in almond beige and black leather ($1620) with open pore ash Brown trim ($ 160) which perfectly complements the external metallic black Obsidian ($720), this Benz speaks softly things that more flashy SUVs feel the need to shout. A word of warning venturing into the order of ML can affect a rather difficult bank account. Our 2015 ML250 BlueTec 4MATIC price (Benz 4MATIC all wheel drive control system is standard noversion two wheel drive is currently offered) considerably its base MSRP $ of $ 50 72568 610 in less time it takes to brew a pot of coffee harvested in a responsible manner by free trade. But hey, sometimes it’s OK to splurge if content.