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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, SUV
#3 of 125 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class [merc1]
Jan 31, 2005 (5:25 pm)
Personally my opinion it is larger, and a lot nicer on the inside. While the w164 is in sop at the moment later this year the M-class will introduce a new X164 long wheel base, I have seen the w164 but as of yet not seen x164 still keeping it created up and all.
To give you a hint, I would love the new M-Class compared to the first generation which was a little cheaper looking this one is not, with more enhancements which are to many to go into. Wait until the later part of 2005 if you want an suv the larger M-class will be for you, sporting a frame that is supposed to be larger than the ford Expedition, but really The GST is awesome in style and in comfort. It does have the Panoramic roof and really a great product. Any questions just ask I try to help you with anything I can.
Feb 17, 2005 (2:13 pm)
My dealer, Fletecher Jones of Newport Beach, CA called to say he was sending me advance information, specs, photos, etc. Should have them this weekend when I return home. The new design sounds and looks promising. Better MPG is a big plus along with more room and a much nicer interior.
Price was up in the air. I heard mid 50s which seems like a huge jump over the current model. You can get a 2005 ML Special Edition for around 40,500. Why spend 15k more for a new model especially when an RX 330 or Touareg runs in the 39-42k range.
I'll wait and test drive the new ML before making any decisions. I hope the hit the market with right options and pricing as the service on my two current MBs has been fantastic!
#5 of 125 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class [cedest1]
Feb 19, 2005 (9:30 pm)
Don't know much about the MB's. Currently lease a Jeep Cherokee. What is a GST?
Will the M Class have 3rd row seat/7 passenger capacity?
#6 of 125 One thing I don't like about the new ML is...
Feb 20, 2005 (3:45 pm)
the 2-speed transfer case is now an option, that comes with the off-road package. So, if you don't get that, the ML is high-range only AWD.
#7 of 125 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class [drexelrich]
Feb 21, 2005 (8:33 am)
The new ML will be in two versions, first to release is the 5 passenger version. Gone are those funky fold up rear seats. Then in the fall the long wheelbase version with 7 passenger seating is scheduled to be released.
The GST is an upscale wagon with AWD, higher driving position, an all glass roof, and seating for 6 or 7 depending upon configuration. Practical use of an all glass roof with no sun roof and no rack remain to be seen. If you ever use your sun roof or roof rack don't waste your time waiting for the GST.
#8 of 125 Extended-length?
Feb 21, 2005 (1:07 pm)
Hmm.... sounds kind of like the Trailblazer/ Trailblazer EXT business to me. Well, at least the new one isn't shpaed like a shoe box.
#9 of 125 Saw the new 2006
Feb 22, 2005 (4:12 pm)
By chance came upon a road test of the new ML by dealers/salesmen today. Several were testing about 6 ML's. Really liked the exterior redesign. They said they would be available in late March (South Florida). Can't wait to test drive.
#10 of 125 Re: Saw the new 2006 [dessuv]
Feb 23, 2005 (10:50 am)
You are one lucky person. I've been hounding my local dealer and the area MBUSA person to sneak me into one of those tests. No luck yet.
Glad to hear that they look good in real life. The photos are nice but nothing like seeing a the real deal.
#11 of 125 7 Seats
Mar 04, 2005 (4:20 pm)
Does anyone know the 2005 MB-ML has 7 seats or 5 seats?
#12 of 125 Re: 7 Seats [carzzz]
Mar 09, 2005 (1:44 pm)
5 seats in the first release. Then the long wheelbase version will be introduced in 7 seat. This should be in the fall with the GST at the same time.