In 1997 the German automaker Mercedes-Benz introduced a mid-size luxury SUV namely Mercedes-Benz M-class which was later renamed into the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class in April 2015. The German luxurious crossover SUV comes with a front-engine,rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive options in body size between the smaller GLC-Class and the larger GLS-Class. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class came in four generations from 1997 to present starting with 1997 to 2005 W163 release followed by the second–generation W164 between 2005 and 2011, the third–generation W166 between 2012 and 2019, and finally, the fourth-generation W167 introduced in 2020. This article focuses on giving you a thorough review of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class by reviewing the 2014 model’s detailed features, specifications, and performance.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class comes in two diesel engines in the 4 cylinder in-line ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC engine with a 2143 cc displacement, a 150 kW rated output running under 204 hp at a 3800 rpm performing smoothly in a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission and a top speed of 210 km/h. The second diesel engine comes in the V6 cylinder ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC engine with 2987 cc displacement, a 190 kW rated output running under a 258 hp at a 3600 rpm, 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission and a top speed of 224 km/h.
On the other hand, are the petrol engines coming in the ML 250 4MATIC, a 6 cylinder engine equipped with a powerful 7g-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, 3498 cc displacement, a 306 hp with 6500 rpm and a top speed of 235 km/h. The petrol engines can also be found in the ML 500 4MATIC 8 cylinder engine that comes in a 7g-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, 4663 cc displacement, a 408 hp running at a 5000-5750 rpm at a top speed of 250 km/h. Finally, we have the ML 63 AMG 4MATIC V8 engine that runs under a powerful AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission coming with a total of 5461 cc displacement, a 525/557 hp running at a 5250-5750 rpm operating at a top speed of 250 (280) km/h.
Chassis and Suspension
If you are looking for a luxurious off-road partner then the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is the ultimate option for you. It is equipped with a standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an Off-road driving mode to enhance the driving stability in poor road conditions, a standard Downhill Speed Regulation DSR, an ON & OFF-ROAD package that equips the driver with more control while handling the car by switching into modes that adapt to the current driving condition, a standard Direct-Steer system which smoothens the steering effort in large steering angles, an ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, a standard steel suspension with selective damping system which flexibly enhances the comfort of the vehicle as well as reduces noise and vibration of the vehicle with comparison to previous models.
With an accident-free motoring vision, the German automaker works harder to enhance safety features in every new model. The M-Class comes with standard safe driving ATTENTION ASSIST system that detects drowsiness and inattention by analyzing the driver’s behavior, an optional safe driving: Intelligent Light System that includes bi-xenon headlamps with five functionalities to ensure clear road visibility, which also responds to other vehicle lights through an automatic detection, a standard COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system that can detect distance between vehicles and objects enhancing braking power to avoid collision, standard pedestrian protection with active bonnet, and standard restraint systems that comes with 7 occupants airbags, 2 front passengers adaptive airbags, three-point seat belts, belt tensioners, and belt force limiters.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class comes with standard Fully power-adjustable seats, which will give you a luxurious yet comfortable feel during long journeys as it comes with a generous amount of leg and shoulder room. The M-Class is a spacious luxurious vehicle that can take up to five people and can also secure up to three child seats. With its flexibly adjustable seats, the M-Class offers a spacious load compartment that can be extended as per owner’s requirements making it the vehicle with the largest load compartments in its segment. It comes with an optional EASY-PACK load-securing kit, an EASY-PACK tailgate and optional extras for the load compartment, all to maximize your travel experience.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is not only a luxurious car but also one that comes with powerful engine options and enough space that can comfortably carry people and cargo. It is also equipped with standard and unique option safety features that ensure your on-and-off-road stability as they not only adapt to your driving style and behavior but also different road types regardless of weather or road conditions. If you are looking for a mid-sized luxurious vehicle this is a go-to option. Visit BE FORWARD to order the latest or a classic model of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class today.