2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Review: Why do hybrids even exist?

2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Consumer Review

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ML320 CDI 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel AWD 7-speed Automatic)

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Why do hybrids even exist?
By Mikey on


2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 CDI 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A)


Wonderful vehicle. Terrific performance from all that diesel torque, yet it gets superb mileage (avg. 22.1 MPG over 45,000 miles). Very comfortable on long trips. Lots of storage. However, it's outrageous that memory seats are not standard equipment at this price. Maybe they are now standard on newer models? My dealer in Grand Rapids, Michigan is excellent, both sales and service. BTW, hybrids are a losing proposition. We already have diesel infrastructure in place, the technology is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt and the diesel complaints (noise, polution and smell) have been solved. My second M-B diesel won't be my last.

Best Features

Engine. Engine. Engine. Good seats. Good looking design, both inside and out. Comfortable ride. 4Matic is excellent. Electric tailgate. Acceleration. Rain sensing wipers. Large gas tank for almost 700 mile range on the hwy. The overall driving experience is very good.

Worst Features

Nav system is very clunky. Windshield wipers destroy themselves if they get frozen in place. Expensive oil changes, etc. Beige MB-TEX is hard to clean where my belt rubs black onto it. Wish I could have more seat adjustment options and electric steering wheel adjustment. Needs memory seats.
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