Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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The Mercedes M Class has been around since 1997 and there have been three generations of the mid-sized luxury SUV in that time.

  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG (12-15)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG (06-10)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class (05-11)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class (98-04)

The Mercedes M Class has been around since 1997 and there have been three generations of the mid-sized luxury SUV in that time.

Badged ML followed by a three-digit engine code, the M-Class was available from launch with five seats and the option to extend this to seven with a third row.

Boasting a new Mercedes Four Wheel Electronic Traction System from launch, the M-Class has always been strong off-road, and has had to be in order to compete with luxury SUV products from Land Rover and BMW.

The second generation came in 2005 and offered a more stylish look inside and out. The trademark strong D-pillar was retained, as was the extensive engine range. Topping the bill was the AMG version which was powered by a 510bhp, 6.3-litre petrol engine.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG 2012 - 2015

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class AMG 2012 - 2015

New price range:
£85,905 - £88,100

Used price range:
£20,971 - £42,844

Ridiculously rapid, comfortable and loaded with kit
Expensive to buy, costly to run

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Estate 2012 - 2015

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Estate 2012 - 2015

New price range:
£43,095 - £57,705

Used price range:
£13,025 - £26,664

  • Strong performance both on and off road
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Simpler engine choice
  • Good level of standard trim
  • Good value compared to competitors
  • No seven-seat or manual gearbox options
  • Visually similar to previous model
  • More acronyms than a five-star general

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Hatchback 2005 - 2011

4 out of 5
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Hatchback 2005 - 2011

New price range:
£36,075 - £58,015

Used price range:
£2,993 - £15,253

Stylish looks, outstanding diesel engines, superb interior quality, commanding driving position
No seven seat option

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