Mercedes-Benz ML 250 CDI Review Specifications - The super-economical ML 250 CDI joins the revised three.0-litre V6 diesel ML 350 CDI in the range. The newcomer has a two.1-litre power plant with a healthy 201bhp power output and 500Nm of torque. That matches the punch of the earlier entry-level V6 model an impressive feat. Even better is the fact that the ML 250 CDI is the most frugal automobile in its class, with a fuel economy of 48mpg and CO2 emissions of 158g/km.
Mercedes has introduced a frugal four-cylinder turbo diesel to the new M-Class line-up, and it will go on sale next April.
Key Facts ::
Pricing: £40,000 (estimated)
Engine: two. 1-litre turbo diesel
Transmission: seven-speed automatic, four-wheel drive
Body style: five-door SUV
Rivals: BMW X5, Land Rover Discovery, Lexus RX 400h
CO2 emissions: 165g/km
Combined economy: 44. 8mpg
Maximum speed: 125mph
0-62mph: 9.0 seconds
Torque: 369lb.ft at one,600-1,800rpm
All M-Class come with selective damping on the standard steel suspension, and the ride is nicely controlled as a result. There is the choice of full air suspension with optional active roll stabilisation - called Active Curve Technique - which utilises active anti-roll bars front and rear to counter body roll. Save your funds, as in ML 250 CDI guise it is unlikely, you'll be hustling it through bends - the most economical of the new Miles not exactly lightning quick. It is frugal though, extraordinarily so, which is its key selling point. The two. 1-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel makes a respectable attempt at shifting the ML, but its relative slovenliness is brought in to sharp focus when you jump in to the three.0-litre V6 ML 350 CDI - it feeling effortless in comparison.
Driving Mercedes-Benz ML 250 CDI Review Specifications :
As we have come to expect from Mercedes Benz, there are a myriad of driving assist systems, with a speed limit assist and attention assists as standard along with lane-keeping, clever lighting, blind-spot warning systems all offered optionally. It'd benefit from some more steering feel and better consistency in the wheel's weighting, as, although the turning circle is impressive, there is tiny feel at the wheel and the weighting off centre is odd. They didn't drive it off-road, but if getting muddy is your thing then it is offered optionally with an off-road specific package that includes under guards, a two-stage transfer case and enhanced ground clearance by Airmatic suspension.
The quest for economy in the ML 250 CDI has the seven-speed automatic shifting up swiftly to utilise the one,600-1,800rpm sweet spot for maximum torque. It does feel - and crucially, sound - like it is labouring a bit, it worth denting the economy a tiny and selecting the Sport setting on the gearbox to hold onto revs an extended. Doing so the benefit's response, . It is quiet on the motorway, and while it is no rocket, it is difficult not to be impressed that a two. 1-litre four-cylinder engine can give the ML credible performance and headline grabbing economy figures. Officially, it is going to return 44. 8mpg and emits 165g/km, which is better than an automatic two.0-litre turbo diesel Ford Kuga. It is faster, with a 0-62mph time of 9.0 seconds.
The quality of the cabin and was excellent in the previous version, but this new generation is another step forward. The leather covering and unvarnished wood dash are the highlight of a luxurious interior and solid.
The space will not be a problem either, with huge amounts of space for all occupants. The boot can swallow 610 liters of luggage with the rear seats upright, or 2010 liters them down. otomodification