According to reports, the 2017 Mercedes ML-Class will present to the automotive market as the third generation of the line of luxury level sport utility vehicles. It does need to be noted that there are markets in which the vehicle will be sold under the badge of the Mercedes GLE. There are industry rumors that strongly contend that given the increasing popularity of the sport utility vehicle across the globe, it may (eventually) sold under the badge of the GLE across all markets. Additional reports indicate that the latest addition to the impeccable Mercedes portfolio will afford automotive buyers will incomparable advanced features and technologies. Even with that being said, the performance does not appear to have altered as compared to the current available offering of the line.
2017 Mercedes ML-Class – Engine Specs
The latest addition to the ML family will find itself garnering its power from a total of three engine options. The first of the option will more than likely be that of the ML250. This unit is a four-cylinder, turbo charged 2.1 liter BlueTEC diesel engine that is able to deliver upwards of 200 horsepower and 369 pounds per feet of torque. The next option will be that for the ML350 which will be a 3.5 liter V-6 power unit that will offer an output of 302 horsepower and 273 pounds per feet of torque. The final option is that which will power the ML400 has actually become smaller. It will be a twin turbo charged 3.0 liter power unit that produces 39 brake horsepower and 354 pounds per feet of torque. The AMG variant of the line will have a twin turbo charged 5.5 liter V-8 unit that will deliver an impressive 518 horsepower and 516 pounds per feet of torque. Additionally, there has been some speculation claiming that there will be a hybrid power train offered for the upcoming model year, but Mercedes has yet to officially confirm this.
2017 Mercedes ML-Class – Exterior and Interior Changes
The front of the 2017 Mercedes ML-Class is said to carry styling that has been expressly inspired due to the sport utility vehicle coupe concept. With this new offering of the 2017 Mercedes ML-Class, consumers will easily note that the air ducts and the front grille have been placed close to the vehicle’s front bumper.
Additionally, the vehicle will present to automotive buyers with upgraded and new trim material. The central infotainment screen is said to measure in at larger than that of its predecessor and it will come completely installed with the automaker’s Command infotainment system. There is also a touch sensitive controller that is quite comparable to that which can be found within the V-Class. The safety features of the G-Class include the following: fort and back parking sensors, a lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traction control, a total of nine airbags, as well as safety belts.
2017 Mercedes ML-Class – Release Date and Price
It has been strongly suggested that the 2017 Mercedes ML-Class SUV will be available for purchase as of June of 2017. The base pricing for the line has been estimated, via industry insiders and experts, to be within the neighborhood of $61,000. As we move closer to the end of the year, it is certain that the luxury automaker will release more information regarding the vehicle.