Wherever the destination is, there should be a time to decide as to how we need to go there. Be it with your family or with your friends, choosing a car that well suits you a hell of a difficult task. The answer to these question is well depend upon the size of your wallet. But, imagining that you are full healthy and sound on your financial side, and then the choice is yours. Yes, nothing incomparable, the car beyond comparison and without an unmatchable rival – the M Class Mercedes Benz – and to be precise the ML 350. The M-Class comes with a solid layout of advanced features, plus a long menu of customized options that includes packages as well as individual options and accessories. This model varies little from the former year, but a few options have been added together to upscale the AMG styling cues.
Standard features include19-inch. spoke wheels, LED daytime running lights and wrap around taillights, aluminum roof rails, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, premium interior lighting, power tilt/sliding sunroof, privacy glass, color instrument cluster display, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with driver lumbar support, heated front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40 split rear seats, retractable luggage cover.
Other interior options include active ventilated front seats, multicolor ambient lighting, heated rear seats, Harman Kardon sound system, rear-seat entertainment system, keyless ignition, heated and cooled front cupholders, rear side-window sunshades, and a rear center-armrest pass-through. Some of these options are standard on the upper trim levels. The base ML350 features a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The EPA’s fuel-economy ratings for the 2014 M-Class are 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway/20 mpg combined for RWD models. The ML350 with AWD returns 17/22/19 mpg. The V-8 gets an estimated 14/19/16 mpg, while the ML63 AMG’s turbo V-8 gets 13/17/15 mpg. Standard safety features on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class include a full complement of air bags, front and rear head protection, advanced tire-pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program, rain-sensing wipers, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist.
But the updated powertrain makes light of it. The displacement of the ML350’s DOHC 24-valve aluminum V-6 is still 3498 cc, but its feeding regimen has changed; direct fuel injection replaces the previous port-injection system. The new diet produces noticeable results. Horsepower is up 34, to 302, and torque increases by 15 lb-ft, to 273. Better yet, in an era of unprecedented mpg consciousness, EPA fuel-economy ratings are up, too—18 mpg city and 23 highway for both the rear-drive and 4MATIC versions of the 2013 model versus 17/22 for the previous generation (it was available only in 4MATIC form).
Many optional safety features are available, including the Driver Assistance package, which consists of the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system, active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist, and upgraded brakes.