Thursday, June 9, 2011

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV To Debut in September

Mercedes-Benz USA will debut the all-new, all-wheel-drive third-generation 2012 M-Class SUV in September. The ML350 BlueTEC is powered by a 50-state 240 horsepower V6 turbodiesel and the gasoline-powered ML350 4MATIC features a new direct-injection 302 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. Both are mated to a new sevenspeed automatic transmission with a more fuel-efficient torque converter, friction-optimized bearings and a transmission oil thermal management system plus low-friction axle drives and electromechanical steering which all contribute to reducing fuel consumption.

The 2012 M-Class has LED daytime running lights and taillights, chrome roof rails and optional panorama sunroof. Interior features include a standard 7-inch display screen, electromechanical steering, optional climatized cupholders, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist, multicolor ambient lighting and new entertainment and telematics systems.

Added safety systems include the innovative ATTENTION ASSIST drowsiness detection system as standard equipment and available Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist.