Get ready for some gazes on the road as the new ML450 is one mid-size SUV that can’t be overlooked.
Environmentally friendly interior and sleek looking exterior makes this ML-Class SUV the “it” ride for summer.
Refined Cabin Styling
Since its introduction, the ML-Class has redefined what an SUV can be, with an earth-embracing performance and groundbreaking safety features. For 2012, it again shows that it can blaze a moving new track even on a familiar road.
Its solid, generous presence unites a long wheelbase, muscular lines, and short overhangs, while stainless-steel and aluminum accents add rugged refinement.
Richly finished and well proportioned cabin is a heaven for seven occupants, no matter where you sit or travel. User-friendly technology, polished wood trim, robust materials, and comfortable seating are added to create a virtual fortress for the passengers.
Other special features include-
- More use of ultra-high strength steel,
- Advanced rear/front crumple zones,
- Triple-layer roof pillars,
- Ellipsoidal front bulkhead, and
- Reinforced door sills & floor-pan.
The Hybrid Engine
New Mercedes hybrid features 275hp 3.5-L V6 gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors that work together to efficiently move the ML450.
The electric motor is located close the engine and is capable of delivering 83hp; together, the complete power-train produces 335hp, and 318 pound-feet of torque.
During low speed or parking, it runs on the electric drive mode, reaching a maximum speed of 34mph. On higher rpm, gasoline engine starts running automatically, working with 2 electric motors for excellent performance.
The fuel economy of ML450 hybrid is rated at 21mpg in city, and 24mpg on highways.
The Start-Stop function in the hybrid system turns off the engine during coasting and restarts on acceleration.
Large Nickel Metal Hydride
The liquid cooled, larger, and high-voltage nickel metal hydride battery pack is positioned beneath the rear cargo area. The 2.4kWh battery uses liquid cooling to pack healthy, operating the cells at its best efficiency; it features 240 cells and weighs just 185pounds.
On the Whole
The attributes of the ML-Class, such as refinement, ride quality, style, and luxury still apply to the new Mercedes ML450 that offers performance in all of these areas same as that of the conventionally powered editions.