2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Review: Smooth and solid

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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Smooth and solid
By oliverp on


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


After 1700 miles I can say this is a solid, safe, smooth package. The V6 turbo diesel, 7 speed transmission and AWD are a remarkable combination. The engine stays between 1,200 and 2,200 rpm most of the time, and with barely noticeable shifts or sound. The transmission provides engine braking automatically. Air suspension is adaptable and smooth. I drove up and down snowy, unplowed hilly roads all day yesterday without slips or slides, mostly in the Airmatic raised position. Surprisingly tight turning radius. Mileage 22-25 mixed Seating is very comfortable and interior appointments (brushed aluminum/ ultrasuede) are striking. Nice cargo management system. No defects at 1750 miles.

Best Features

Outstanding drivetrain, suspension/AWD system. Outstanding sound system. Great seating. Solid construction.

Worst Features

Right side view mirror could be placed better. Stalks at left of steering wheel can be confused. Replace ashtrays with storage cubbies.
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