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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, SUV
#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.
#13 of 125 MB Suvs
Mar 09, 2005 (9:49 pm)
Well the current rumor mill has the M-Class being followed up early next year by a new G-Class which will have 7 seats. The R-Class will have 3 rows of 2 seats for 6. At first the word was that the longer ML would be called the MLX, but now the thinking is that the longer version will replace the current G-Class.
#14 of 125 offroad capability
Mar 10, 2005 (7:35 pm)
is not a huge priority among the majority of M-class buyers. Do they want excellent traction in foul weather, and the overall onroad performance of allwheel drive - yes. Are they the least bit interested in taking their $45k-plus luxury car off road - mostly no. If they really have to, they will be glad to pay for the option.
#15 of 125 stroudman
Mar 11, 2005 (3:49 am)
What is the launch date? Any pricing info yet?
Mar 11, 2005 (7:08 am)
They keep us in the dark about pricing until the last minuit, but I would imagine between the improvements on one end, and making things like low-range optional on the other, the price will probably remain in the mid 40's once leather, power seats, roof, et al, are added on. My first ML350 is ready to ship, so we expect to get that car sometime in april, to the best of my knowledge.