If you’re looking for a mid-size luxury SUV, then you might not want to gloss over the Mercedes-Benz. Although their sedans and coupes are more popular, their 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class still delivers a superior driving experience.
For 2015, the biggest change to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is its engine. Two new classes with small, turbocharged engines give up little power.
The four-cylinder ML250 Bluetec diesel has been installed instead of the V6 ML350. The gasoline-fed V6 ML400 has taken over the V8 ML550’s spot.
The entire M-Class has a stop-start system engine to make it more fuel efficient. Other than that, not much has changed. But there’s still a few important things to consider if you want to buy the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.
Here’s a few reasons why…
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review
- Great Safety Features
The M-Class is a top rated SUV by the IIHS. In fact, they gave it perfect ratings across the board. It has a comprehensive list of safety features compared to rivals, such as the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RS350.
2. Excellent fuel economy
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class’ new engine has made it a gas-saving machine. Typically most luxury SUVs are gas guzzlers… but Mercedes-Benz has made it a priority to make their vehicles more gas efficient. And with carbon taxes on the rise, you can’t go wrong with a gas efficient vehicle.
The new ML250 Bluetec diesel rates better than the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne in terms of fuel efficiency.
3. Luxurious interior
Mercedes-Benz has developed a name by making their interiors extremely luxurious. Once you sit inside you’ll be surrounded with amazing comfort features. It has a fine leatherette upholstery, heated front seats… and… dual-zone automatic climate control.
Drivers consistently give the interior high marks for comfort and rear visibility.
4. Lots of storage space
The M-Class is great if you ever have to cart around a lot of objects in the back. With the rear seats up, the M-Class gets 38.2 cubic feet of storage.
With the seats down, it gets 80.3 cubic feet. That’s 30% more space than both the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne.
5. Standard package is robust
The features in all M-Class models are:
- HD Radio
- Power sunroof
- USB ports
- Bluetooth support
- Automatic garage door opener
- Mercedes COMAND infotainment system with a 7-inch display screen.
6. Add-On Features
Still looking for more features? There’s still a lot more to choose from. No luxury SUV is complete without tons of added on bonuses.
The rear-seat DVD entertainment system and choice of Harman Kardon or Bang & Oulfsen audio systems are available. Both systems are powerful enough to blow the hair off your head.
Additionally, Mercedes has other features including:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-keep assist.
7. Comfortable ride
All models of the M-Class have 4Matic AWD, which will give you a sturdy balance on the roads. It helps deliver smooth handling and gives you a tranquil driving experience.
8. The insanity option
Looking for more power from your SUV? If so, you might want to grab the ML63 AMG model. Why? Well, it comes with a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 that can churn out 518 horsepower.
It has the speed and power of a race-car. (Almost).
The Sport adds upgrades to the suspension, front seats and steering wheel… giving you firm control over the handling.
9. A wide range of models
The M-Class supports a wide range of driving needs. It has a fuel efficient ML250 Bluetec and high-powered Ml63 AMG to favor budget-conscious drivers and speed demons alike.
Plus… the base ML350 offers a little bit of both. You really can’t go wrong…
10. We’re talkin’ about Mercedes here…
If you’ve ever driven one of these bad boys before, then you know there’s just something about a Mercedes that no other car make can deliver.
It catches eyes while you drive down the street. It’s like a magnet for attention. Why? Well, it’s known for its excellence. How many people go to bed dreaming about a Lexus? Not many.
The M-Class was forged into a fine SUV. What sets it apart is the interior luxury and safety. These two categories are high priorities when shopping for a vehicle.
Compared to the Cadillac SRX and BMW X5, the M-Class offers much more. It has the perfect combination of comfort and serenity. It may not be as fast as other SUVs in its class – but most people buy SUVs for the comfort… don’t you?
You can be rest assured that driving a M-Class is very pleasant. In fact, why not schedule a test drive right now? At Direct Auto Mall we have one of these beautiful machines sitting on our lot right now.
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