The M-Class is a big, brawny SUV is small by Mercedes' global standards, but is quite big by India's. It is offered in two engine variants, both
six-cylinder engines that run on either petrol or diesel. The diesel will of course be the better seller as it isn't just fuel efficient but one doesn't
need to stop for a long distance and of course the initial torque produced by this diesel engine. This is the first Mercedes Benz SUV for India. It comes
with a low torque ratio and a transfer case to power all the four wheels, making it extremely convenient to drive on the road and even when one decides to
go off it. The DNA of the Unimog's off roading capabilities has been trickled down in the M to a good extent and it is the smallest off roader from
It is a mid sized SUV with two rows of seating. What it has going for it is a strong ride and handling compromise and off-road ability that is better than
its rivals, but it seats only five, which works against itself. The quality is top notch like any other Mercedes Benz and it also maintains high quality
features that will experience only in a luxury car or even an SUV.
This is the best Mercedes for India - its ground clearance, diesel engine and massive boot make it the perfect cross-country transport. For a country like
ours, there are bad roads and a lot of speed breakers, so most of the sedans do scrap the underbelly and hence, the M-Class becomes the best option if you
do not wish to slow down to crawling speeds on speed breakers and drive it more like a regular car. With high seating position, the road visibility is
better and you command the road.
1) M350 CDI - Diesel
2) M350 - Petrol