2007 Mercedes ML 320 CDI 4 matic avtomatik SPORT pack Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
For more in depth reviews check my channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/avtomobil...
Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
What's the most sought-after item on a Mercedes M-Class? The wood-and-leather interior? The latest diesel engine? Or maybe it's just the badge on the bonnet that says you've made it.
Oddly enough, none of these is on the 'wanted' list of our long-term ML270 CDI. Instead, four tiny pieces of metal regularly attract attention in the car parks. They're the dust covers on the valves of the chunky off-roader's tyres. And, for some reason - much like the craze for Volkswagen badges, thanks to the Beastie Boys rock band in the Eighties - the Merc's metal protectors are the target of the thieves.
So far, around a dozen caps have been swiped while the M-Class has been parked. But it's not only the big Merc that's suffered from this. We've had more caps nicked from a new E-Class - while it was being tested during a week long stay with the magazine's road test team.
When I called the local Mercedes dealer for replacements, this wasn't a surprise. "It happens all the time," the parts manager said. "People like the metal covers, and steal them to replace their own plastic ones." Ruddy cheek! Is there nothing they won't take these days?
I've been driving the Merc for a few months now and, with its class-leading boot space, it has proved a popular choice for a host of chores... it's been subjected to rent-a-van duties, transporting student belongings to university, while several trips across to the south of France and beyond by other staffers have been completed without a hitch.
It's on these longer hauls where the M-Class's turbodiesel engine shows its strength. Despite having only 163bhp on tap, there's plenty of torque to shift such a hefty vehicle. And the 2.7-litre unit is a first class motorway cruiser.
Around town, though, the five-speed automatic gearbox is constantly hunting for the correct gear, making smooth progress tricky and over-use of the brake pedal a tiring reality. It's much better to switch to the Touchshift manual function and do the cog-shifting yourself.
The engine, however, has a taste for oil which, on one occasion, caused an emergency call to the local dealer. A red light on the dash had warned that we should stop and seek immediate assistance, but it proved nothing more serious than an oil top-up. "It's a common problem to watch out for on these engines," commented the breakdown man in attendance. But it was a surprise nonetheless, after only a few thousand miles. A steering lock which refused to free itself on the key led to another, later callout. On both occasions, however, the response from the local dealer was impressively swift.
Meanwhile, fuel economy so far has been around 25mpg across a mix of driving conditions - that's good for the class. A petrol version returns less than 20mpg. Inside, the M-Class is generally comfortable, although the seats could do with better support, particularly as the 4x4 wallows its way round corners. And, in a vehicle which costs the better part of £30,000, you would expect reach as well as rake adjustment for the steering wheel.
But there's plenty of other kit in the cabin, with climate control, a CD player and curtain airbags all standard (and our test car also features an excellent satellite-navigation system from the options list). We expect the first service warning sign to light up any mile soon (it's due at around 15,000, we reckon), so watch out for further reports including service and runningNorway completely ruined my bladder. Normally I can drink a pint or so without needing to visit the lavatory, but up there among the elk and the permafrost it was so damn cold that an above-average dew point was enough to keep me at the urinal for up to six hours at a time.
And I don't want to lower the tone over your breakfast table, but it wasn't only my bladder that shrank in the chill. This makes life difficult when you're wearing long johns, jeans and heavily padded waterproof overstrides.
This is the weird thing about Norway. On the surface it appears to be a monochrome and rather chilly version of Britain. There's the same northern European efficiency, the same things make us laugh, and the town centres are full of vandals who like to key your car. I was there 10 days and liked it a lot.
2009 W164 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Sports Edition Full Vehicle Tour
This is the top-of-the-line ML-Class Mercedes SUV sold in Malaysia. The other one being the base, non Sports Edition ML350. Only one engine is offered in Malaysia, with no diesel version in sight, unlike the BMW X5, which has the xDrive30d model in Malaysia.
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI Alabaster White
ML could stand for many things. For you, it will probably stand for "my love" when you fall in love with your new Alabaster White 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI with navigation, back up camera, 4Matic AWD, and Harman/Kardon sound system. You will be hard pressed to find something to dislike about this beautiful piece of automotive engineering. From its Parktronic system to 4-wheel drive to its great fuel economy, there is something to satisfy every aspect of your personality, including your fun and practical sides. But there's so much more to your new Mercedes, so let's take an even more in-depth look at your new ML320 CDI.
EXTERIOR: The exterior ALABASTER WHITE paint is an outstanding color for this vehicle. It is in great shape with no unsightly scratches or dings. It is just two years old after all! The ML320 CDI is powered by a great 3.0L 215 horsepower V6 diesel engine with 398 lb-ft of torque. What this means for you is no lack of "get up and go." And even with this strength, the fact that it is the diesel powered CDI means that you'll get very good fuel economy, especially for an SUV: 21 city and 27 highway MPG. Unbelievable! There are powerful selectable light-sensing halogen headlamps which will keep you seeing at night and during bad weather. This SUV has a sporty look from the hood to silver grille. There are also dual power heated mirrors with integrated turn signals. You will appreciate the power and opening door which will come in handy for times when you have plenty of luggage or groceries to move around. Your new ride sits on 17" seven-spoke chrome wheels for a great look. Don't forget, too, that as a 2007 model year car, you'll still have the remainder of Mercedes' 4-year/50,000 mile basic and powertrain warranties.
INTERIOR: The sumptuous interior features a very refined MACADAMIA color scheme. The interior is in great, clean condition from the headliner to the seats. The eight-way power seats are are in great shape and have a memory feature so you can save the most comfortable positions for all the cars drivers. The leather trimmed 4-way tilt and telescoping steering wheel features buttons to control the information center, telephone, radio, and other great functions. No one likes to get lost. You certainly wont have to worry about that with the in-dash DVD navigational system. It's great for turn by turn directions to your destinations. When you put your car into reverse, the back up camera will be visible on the screen to help you avoid backing into hard-to-see objects. This flip down unit also controls your Harman/Kardon sound system with AM/FM/XM stereo with CD player, eight speakers, and automatic speed sensitive volume adjustment. There is also a great iPod integration cable so you can hook your portable MP3 player directly to your car! When you are backing up, the car's rear camera comes on so you can see behind you as parking aid. The back bumper sure loves that feature! Some other great features ready for you to enjoy are: power sunroof, 60/40 split rear seating, touch turn signals, SmartKey system, cruise control, dual zone automatic climate control, 12-volt power outlets, rear window defroster, carpeted cargo area, programmable lighting, and cupholders. Your ML320 also comes with factory mats, books, and two keys with remotes.
SAFETY & SUM-UP: Some of the safety features included in your new Mercedes-Benz are: ABS system with brake assist, driver and front passenger adaptive dual-stage airbags, front and rear side-impact airbags, side-impact air curtains for first and second row seats, three-point seatbelts, LATCH system for child seats, electronic stability program, four-wheel electronic traction system, and driver programmable daytime running lamps. Also, this ML320 CDI is equipped with Mercedes-Benz' 4Matic all wheel drive system so you can get out of less than desirable driving conditions.
We invite you to enjoy perusing the many pictures included to get to know the car a bit better. We always try to make sure our cars are as close to new condition as possible which means any dings removed and light scratches polished out. Consider the excellent savings you'll have in purchasing this pre-owned vehicle: the price tag on the 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI was around $50,000! You'll be saving thousands while still enjoying this great SUV. The new love of your life.