2009 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 BLUETEC
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
Drivetrain layout Front engine, AWD
Engine type Turbodiesel 72-deg V-6, alum block/heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
Displacement 182.3 cu in/2987 cc
Compression ratio 16.5:1
Power (SAE net) 210 hp @ 3800 rpm
Torque (SAE net) 398 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Weight to power 24.2 lb/hp
Transmission 7-speed automatic
Axle/final/low ratios 3.45:1/2.52:1/--
Suspension, front; rear Contr arms, air spr, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multilink, air spr, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
Steering ratio 18.6:1
Turns lock-to-lock 3.2
Brakes, f;r 13.0-in vented disc; 13.0-in disc, ABS
Wheels 8.0 x 19-in, cast aluminum
Tires 255/50R19 107H M+S, Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 114.7 in
Track, f/r 64.0/64.1 in
Length x width x height 188.2 x 75.2 x 70.1 in
Ground clearance 7.1-11.4 in
Approach/depart angle 25.0-31.0 deg/24.0-29.0 deg
Turning circle 37.9 ft
Curb weight 5073 lb
Weight dist., f/r 54/46%
Towing capacity 7200 lb
Seating capacity 5
Headroom, f/r 39.9/39.8 in
Legroom, f/r 42.2/40.0 in
Shoulder room, f/r 59.8/59.8 in
Cargo volume behind, f/r 72.4/54.7 cu ft
TEST DATA
Acceleration to mph
0-30 2.4 sec
0-40 4.1
0-50 5.9
0-60 8.1
0-70 10.9
0-80 14.4
0-90 18.5
Passing, 45-65 mph 4.4
Quarter mile 16.2 sec @ 84.5 mph
Braking, 60-0 mph 128 ft
Lateral acceleration 0.79 g (avg)
MT figure eight 28.3 sec @ 0.58 g (avg)
Top-gear revs @ 60 mph 1800 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
Base price $49,475
Price as tested $58,165
Stability/tract control Yes/yes
Airbags Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain
Basic warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance Unlimited
Fuel capacity 25.1 gal
EPA city/hwy econ 18/24 mpg
CO2 emissions 1.09 lb/mile
MT fuel economy 21.6 mpg
Recommended fuel Diesel
* SAE certified