BASE PRICE RANGE: $47,365-$93,465
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV
WHAT'S NEW: The hybrid uses a 275-hp, 3.5L V-6 and two electric motors, with fuel economy of 21/24 mpg city/highway. The M-Class has a new paint color, Diamond White Metallic, and available new LED daytime running lights. Side mirrors were redesigned; the rearview mirror includes a compass; and blind-spot assist and a rearview camera are available.
BEST BUY: The diesel for the 600-mile cruising range, 7200-lb towing capacity, and unsurpassed highway fuel economy.
SUM UP: Solid SUV ready for a restyle.
|2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class|
|Base Engine|| 3.5L/268-hp DOHC V-6|
|Optional Engine|| 3.0L/210-hp t-diesel DOHC V-6; 3.5L DOHC V-6 + elec motors/335-hp; 5.5L/382-hp DOHC V-8; 6.2L/503-hp DOHC V-8|
|Drivetrain|| Front engine, AWD, 7A/8A|
|0-60 MPH|| 4.5-8.1 sec|
|Tow/Payload|| 4600-7200/1600-1650 lb|
|EPA city/hwy fuel econ|| 11-21/15-25 mpg*|
|Basic warranty|| 4 yrs/50,000 miles|
|Safety|| ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 9|