Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
List price range
$8,999 - $19,995
2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Pros

  • A wide range of engines, comfortable for five, sure-footed in bad weather, high-quality interior materials and construction.

Cons

  • Regular V6 is short on low-end torque, no third-row seat option, expensive for its segment, antiquated electronics interface.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class years

Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML550 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
110,146 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML550
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$12,987
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML550 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A)
108,780 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML550
(8)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$10,850
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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$298 Below Market
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* NAVIGATION * CARFAX CERTIFIED * CLEAN CARFAX * FAMILY OWNED * SUPER CLEAN * MINT CONDITION * RUNS LIKE NEW * Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
131,997 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML350
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
124,471 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML350
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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***ALL WHEEL DRIVE, LEATHER, SUNROOF.............................2008 MERCEDES ML350 4MATIC PREMIUM LUXURY SUV, SKY BLUE WITH A BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, WOODGRAIN TRIM, DUAL HEATED POWER SEATS, DUAL AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROLS, REAR HEATED SEATS, REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS, POWER SUNROOF, KEYLESS ENTRY, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, DUAL EXHAUST, PREMIUM ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 26 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML320 CDI 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
72,129 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML320 CDI
(1)
House Of Kars
19 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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$300 Below Market
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GREAT LOOKING MERCEDES!!! DIESEL ENGINE!!! CLEAN CARFAX!!! VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION DONE, READY TO GO!!!! WE FINANCE AND GUARANTEE CREDIT APPROVAL----CALL 703-331-1818 TO SCHEDULE TEST DRIVE -***HABLAMOS ESPANOL***
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML63 AMG 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 7A)
91,375 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML63 AMG
(5)
Gorilla Motors
33.1 mi away
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2008 MERCEDES-BENZ M-CLASS 4X4 with powerful 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 AMG engine and driven only 91375 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED*** Contact our Sales at 7032915180
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML320 CDI 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)
88,327 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML320 CDI
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008
141,000 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2008 ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
63,623 miles
Used 2008
Mercedes-Benz M-Class
ML350
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class should make a fine choice for shoppers desiring SUV versatility along with the traditional Mercedes traits of quality, prestige and safety.

vehicle overview

With so many premium-badged luxury SUVs available now, it's easy to forget that just 10 years ago Mercedes-Benz was one of the first with its M-Class. The original, truck-based (body-on-frame) M-Class was a strong seller for the brand, despite a number of early build quality issues related to its new U.S.-based production. A few years ago the second-generation model debuted. Evidently realizing that about the same number of people who actually use their home fitness machines use their SUVs to go off-road, Mercedes gave the new ML (officially now referred to as the M-Class) a carlike unit-body architecture and a revised suspension design that brought a more on-road-biased personality to this premium sport-utility. In addition to improved handling and ride qualities, the second-generation ML received more aggressive styling, higher-quality cabin fitments and new engines.

The M-Class rolls into 2008 with mostly detail changes that include a celebration of its 10th birthday. Mercedes offers the widest array of power plants in the segment, from a fuel-stretching diesel in the ML320 CDI to a supercar-worthy 507-hp V8 in the ML63 AMG. There's also a new mainstream V8 this year. Found in the ML550 model, this latest-generation 5.5-liter V8 cranks out 382 hp -- 80 more than the 5.0-liter V8 found in last year's ML500. The rise in power hasn't come at the expense of fuel economy, either, with the ML500 and ML550 having very similar EPA estimates.

The new engine is welcome, but the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class faces some serious competition in the $50,000 luxury midsize SUV segment. It's not the only fresh-faced ute on the block, as the Acura MDX, Audi Q7 and BMW X5 were all- new or redesigned just last year, and the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg 2 have been heavily revised for 2008. The advantage of the M-Class is that it offers what most folks typically buy Mercedes-Benzes for: a vaultlike feeling of quality and luxury, visible prestige and state-of-the-art safety. What it doesn't offer is a third-row seat. But one can always consider its stablemate, the larger GL-Class, if the ability to carry up to seven passengers is a must.

2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class configurations

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a midsize, five-passenger luxury SUV. Four trim levels are offered: ML350, ML320 CDI, ML550 and ML63 AMG. The ML350 and 320 CDI are identically equipped with 19-inch wheels, a sunroof, TeleAid, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, maple wood interior trim and a CD player with an auxiliary audio jack. To celebrate the ML's 10th birthday, there will be the ML350 Edition 10, which comes in either black or white and features split-spoke wheels, tinted headlight and taillight bezels, a two-tone leather interior with birch wood and aluminum accents, heated seats, a CD changer and the obligatory "Edition 10" floor mats and exterior badges.

To the regular ML350, the ML550 adds AMG-style bumpers and (19-inch) wheels, running boards and heated front seats. The ML63 AMG features special interior and exterior styling details, as well as a sport-tuned air suspension, 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, active headlights, corner-illuminating foglights and ultra-supportive sport seats.

For all but the ML63, there are many options, most grouped in expensive packages. Feature highlights include an adjustable air suspension, park assist, adaptive cruise control, adaptive xenon HID headlights, leather upholstery, a navigation system with a rearview camera, a rear-seat entertainment system and a Harman Kardon Logic7 surround-sound audio system with satellite radio. Upgraded front seats with driver memory, heated front and rear seats, tri-zone climate control, a sunroof and a power liftgate are also available.

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class sees additions to its standard and optional packages' features lists. Minimal visual changes include newly standard chrome accents (grille, door handles and exhaust tips) that spice up the looks of this year's ML. Last year's ML500 model has been replaced by the ML550 -- the number change signifies a new 5.5-liter V8. It provides 80 more horsepower than the ML500's V8. The ML350 "Edition 10" celebrates the 10th anniversary of the M-Class with special exterior and interior trim, as well as a few more luxury features.

Performance & mpg

A variety of engines are available for the 2008 M-Class. The ML320 CDI has a 3.0-liter turbodiesel rated at 215 hp and a stout 398 pound-feet of torque. Being a diesel, it provides better fuel mileage (rated at 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway) and range (more than 600 miles) than a comparably sized gasoline engine. Note that due to stricter emissions standards, the ML320 is unavailable in California-level emission states. The ML350 has a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Offering brisk performance, the ML550 boasts a 5.5-liter V8 that pumps out 382 hp and 391 lb-ft of torque. Should that not be enough, there is the ML63 AMG with a 6.3-liter V8 making a stunning 503 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to propel this SUV from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. All models are fitted with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Maximum tow capacity when properly equipped is 5,000 pounds.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction and stability control, hill descent/ascent control and a full complement of airbags (front seat side and full-length side curtain) are all standard. In government crash tests, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class posted perfect five-star scores in both frontal- and side-impact testing. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the SUV a top score of "Good" for its protection of occupants in frontal-offset crashes.

Driving

Although the 2008 Mercedes ML's steering is precise, it doesn't offer much feedback and feels a little dead in the center. The brakes, however, offer a sure-footed pedal and stop this SUV quickly. Despite some body roll, the near 5,000-pound, all-wheel-drive ML is a predictable and stable handler. It offers a confident feel during inclement weather as well as when negotiating twisty mountain roads on the way to the hiking or mountain biking trailhead.

Interior

Generous fillets of bird's eye maple wood and brushed aluminum trim lend the cabin a warm, upscale ambiance. Large front cupholders and adequate storage cubbies come in handy on road trips. Passenger room is especially impressive, as the ML affords rear-seat passengers more than 39 inches of legroom -- nearly 6 inches greater than the RX 350 offers. Folding down the rear seat provides a maximum 72 cubic feet of cargo room, which is on the small side for the segment.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great car
jojay1,06/05/2015
I have been owning my 2008 ml350 since three years, 54000 miles on it. Actually it's an enjoyable suv, smooth, very powerful with a good fuel consumption. I can say that the roads where i have been driving it are bad, but the ML can easily deal with it. No real problem to share and great reability from this car. I really love it and advice it to anyone who is searching for a good and solid suv.
2008 MB ML350
Erik_harnisch@hotmail.com,02/16/2016
Great SUV, with lots of comforts and toys. Solid road handling, good power. Things to look for: Suspension Bushings, Upper and Lower control arms front. Brake wear and life remaining Check power steering leaks at control head and power steering pump. I recommend no air suspension.
Probably not worth the investment
spicoli2,11/24/2011
I bought this car new in October 2007. I have general dislikes about this vehicle and the cost of ownership. First, the SUV has 37k miles on it and I am on my 3rd set of tires at $1100 per set (including mounting and balancing). MBUSA says it's due to the weight of the vehicle and that the tires available are soft (whatever you do DO NOT buy Continental 4X4 contacts for this car). Second, there are many, many little things that for a MB are un acceptable like, front defroster only has one setting, which is high, then you need to play the on/off game with it when the windows fog up, the radio does not display the song or artist, the alarm makes no audio sound to indicate it is alarmed, ect
Very nice
hemi_torque,02/23/2014
We have one without the airmatic setup….Lightens the weight of the ML and eliminates any potential air springs issues in the future. It has blazing acceleration - when launched, even at part throttle, it can feel like you just got rear ended by a truck that forgot to stop. You'd have to see it to believe what cars it can out accelerate on a regular basis. Has a solid yet comfortable ride. Structure is very solid & tough. Engine & exhaust are tuned to be quiet & relaxed, and so don't be expecting high performance sounds. Has been very reliable so far. It's also a very safe SUV with great crash test results. MPG is actually not bad considering this level of power in an SUV package.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
268 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
382 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
215 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 20 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
268 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Overview

The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is offered in the following submodels: M-Class SUV, M-Class ML63 AMG, M-Class Diesel. Available styles include ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), ML550 4dr SUV AWD (5.5L 8cyl 7A), ML320 CDI 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A), ML350 Edition 10 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and ML63 AMG 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 7A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class?

Save up to $300 on one of 6 Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,999 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 is priced between $8,999 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 124471 and131997 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML550 is priced between $10,850 and$12,987 with odometer readings between 108780 and110146 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 CDI is priced between $13,995 and$13,995 with odometer readings between 72129 and72129 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML63 AMG is priced between $19,995 and$19,995 with odometer readings between 91375 and91375 miles.

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