Posted Tue, 05/15/2012 - 21:58 by admin
One of the world’s most acclaimed and reputed luxury car maker, Mercedes Benz launched the face lifted version of their majestic SUV, 2012 Mercedes ML 350 CDI today. The event was hosted at the luxurious Grand Hyatt in New Delhi, graced by all the top people in the country. Mercedes Cars in India have always been known as a status symbol for many rich and affluent people in the society. The company is expanding their portfolio of SUVs with this launch and is expecting it to generate good business for them. To start with, the 2012 Mercedes M Class price is Rs. 56.90 lakh for the CKD model and Rs. 66 lakh for the CBU model (both prices mentioned are ex-showroom Delhi). The SUV was first showcased in the 2012 Automobile Expo, which had taken place earlier this year in India. This New Mercedes M Class is better than the prevailing version of the SUV in quite a few aspects. At the outset, the size of this new version has been increased and now offers enhanced comfort and space to the occupants. There have been some prominent changes in the design of the nose of this New Mercedes M Class. The front fascia of this new version is looking bolder and aggressive with a huge radiator grille that also houses the company’s insignia and a lot of chrome has been used as well, which is clearly visible in the 2012 Mercedes M Class pictures.
The interiors have also been done up tastefully and with a lot of wooden finish, the insides are now very classy and urbane. The other important addition is a panoramic sunroof and the company has also integrated an advanced audio as well as driver information system. Other features include a sturdier chassis, brake energy recuperation system, standard all-wheel drive for enhanced driving pleasure, a smart and sassy instrument cluster and many more such features to attract the buyers. The total weight of this powerfully built SUV is around 2,175 Kgs and is fitted with a tweaked 2997 cc V6, 3.0 L, diesel engine that has competence to produce a peak power of 258 Hp along with a colossal torque of 619 Nm. This engine can boost this mighty SUV from 0 – 100 Kmph in just 7.4 seconds, which is very impressive. This SUV car can reach a top speed of 224 Kmph. Mercedes Benz India is still getting this new SUV through the CBU route into the country, despite the hike of 2% in the excise duty by the Indian government in the union budget this year. But at the same time the company is assembling this SUV through CKD units as well at their Chakan manufacturing facility, which is located near Pune, Maharashtra.