The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is five-passenger, available ML350, ML350 Bluetec, ML550 and ML63 AMG trim levels. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) and 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) Bluetec have different engines (gasoline- and diesel-powered V6s, respectively) but are equipped with the same standard 19-inch wheels, LED running lights and taillights, a sunroof, roof Rails, a power liftgate, foglamps, dual- zone climate control automatic, interior wood trim, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped wheel with manual steering, eight way power front seats (four-way power lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, reclining rear seats, MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery (leather optional ), the COMAND electronics interface, mbrace2 communications system Mercedes’ (including smartphone app integration), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and eight speaker system sound HD radio, a Change six-CD, USB / auxiliary jacks and SD isifundakhadi.
Sport package for the model 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) adds AMG exterior color and or 19- or 20-inch AMG wheels. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML550) starts models ML350 machines’ standard and adds V8 turbocharged, Sport package with 19-inch AMG wheels (the 20s are optional) and running boards (give lesser models). Adding 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Premium 1 package to any of the above M-Class model brings the camera rearview, power folding exterior mirrors, the auto-dimming mirrors, a 10-way power driver seat (four-way power lumbar), tilt- and- telescoping steering wheel, double sun visors, driver memory functions, the navigation system 10 gigabytes of music storage, voice-command functionality, rear 115-volt household-style power outlet, satellite radio and iPod interface.
Lighting package includes adaptive bi-Xenon headlights with automatic high-beam control. Lane Tracking package contributes to the warning and blind-spot and lane-warning system start, but Assistance Driver package adds adaptive cruise control and advanced version Lane Tracking package (see “Safety” below). The Parking Assist package adds front and rear parking sensors, automatic parallel parking system and many-view parking camera. The special-order On / Off-Road package includes adaptive suspension with air springs (“Airmatic”), the transfer case two-speed, a six-mode selector world and underbody skid plates. Airmatic available as special-order option stand-alone.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML63) AMG is going all-out with V8 power, the AMG organized Airmatic adaptive suspension stabilizer bars, exclusive 20-inches AMG wheels, special leather upholstery, sport seats spirit unique styling elements inside and outside. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Premium 1, Lighting, Lane Tracking and Parking Assist packages are standard as well, and the package Assistance Driver optional. The AMG Performance package raises engine output and adds a higher top speed, and red-painted brake calipers and carbon fiber engine cover. And optional 21-inch AMG wheels and most of the extra equipment other trims.
Individual option highlights include a hitch trailer, a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition / entry, “multicontour” seats massage services, front seats, heated rear seats, rear-seat entertainment system, various different cabin accents (metallic and wood) and the show Splitview for the COMAND system that can project different images to the driver and passenger. The ML63 is more eligible 14-speaker system Bang & olufsen audio.
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Interior
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class features understated interior styling that complements the exterior of imprisonment. The dashboard is nearly up to the big GL-Class, it underscores the fact that M and GL actually different flavors the dish. If you’re cool with only two rows of seating, save some money and get the M-Class; if you need three lines, to bring enough cash to GL-Class. However, a rival luxury midsize crossovers like the Acura MDX or BMW X5 offer the convenience of seven-passenger seating in a package that’s the same size and price of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
However, its credit, the M offers open for five and offers more second-row legroom than most competitors. The Cargo capacity measures 38.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 80 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded flat: a solid figures this section. Materials quality within the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is superb, ranking up there with any luxury SUV market. The standard knob-based COMAND interface works better than many of its ilk, streamlining the destination entry process navigation system with simple two menu bars (top and bottom) that should quickly become second nature.
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Engine
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) features a 3.5 liter V6 engine rated at 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. As with any model M-Class, the transfer is a seven-speed automatic with shift paddles. The ML350 comes along the rear-wheel drive and offers all-wheel drive as an option extra cost. In performance testing, the ML350 with awd accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds, which is average for this part. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg combined (18 mpg city / 24 mpg highway) and rear-drive and 19 mpg combined (city 17/22 highway) and awd.
The ML350 Bluetec comes with a diesel-powered, 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine that produces 240 hp and published 455 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive standard in all forms of higher-trim. Mercedes sets the acceleration of the Bluetec’s on par with gas-powered ML350, and improved fuel economy to an impressive 23 mpg combined (20 city / 28 highway). The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML550) boasts a 4.7-liter turbocharged V8 that produces 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes says will hit 60 mph just 5.3 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 16 mpg combined (14 city / 19 highway).
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML63) AMG rocks 5.5-liter turbo V8 that produces 518 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The AMG Performance package inflates output of 550 hp and 560 lb-ft. Mercedes ML63 hit 60 mph in a startling 4.7 seconds standard form, and the Performance package knocks off a tenth of a second. Fuel economy stands at 15 mpg combined (13 mpg city / 17 mpg highway). Well equipped, and any other variants 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) gas-powered can be said up to 7,200 pounds. The ML350 tops out at 6.600 pounds.
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Safety
Standard safety features for all 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class include antilock brakes, fire and stability control, PreSafe, hill-start assist control and hill-folk of, active front head restraints, collision warning system, front and the rear side airbags, side curtain airbags and driver knee airbags. Mbrace2 communications system includes automatic collision notification, SOS button, geo-fencing, stolen vehicle location, alarm notification and remote door lock / unlock. A camera rearview standard on the ML63 and optional on all other versions.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class additionally provides two levels of protection from lane blind-spot. The first level comes with Lane Tracking package, which monitors the road conditions and alerts the driver by vibrating wheel or emits a beep. The second level is found in the package Assistance Driver, making translations of “active” of these systems that can selectively apply the brakes if the driver fails to heed the warnings of the car.
The M-Class came Aces risk tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, received the top mark of “Good” in the front moderate-overlap printing, small-overlap directly offset, side-impact and roof strength test. Its seat / head block design and rates Good for Whiplash protection in rear impacts. In brake testing, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350) 4Matic stood at 60 mph in 114 feet, outstanding performance for such a heavy car with all-season tires.