For The Mercedes M-Class has fabulous mechanical refinement and rock-solid high-speed stability. Go for a diesel model and the running costs are pretty good, too.
Against Cabin quality is a weak point and the many desirable optional extras are expensive.
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Refined, smooth and comfortable, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class is one of the best big 4x4s.
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There are 5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class versions available
Target Price team says:
The Mercedes M-Class range comprises a 2.1-litre four-cylinder diesel ML250, 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel ML350, and the 5.5-litre turbocharged V8 petrol ML63 AMG for those performance junkies with very deep pockets.
All models come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and a generous specification as standard, but there’s no shortage of extras to add to the car. Be warned, though: some of the options are expensive, so it’s easy to add significant sums of money to your bill if you get carried away.
Fuel economy and emissions are good for a car as big and heavy as the M-Class, but if you want to spread the cost of servicing, consider taking out a Service Care package. Pay a monthly fee and this covers the cost of regular maintenance in a Mercedes dealership.
Reader test team says:
I have not tried this car off road , but on road its better than my previous S class lots of room, fast enough, good economy easy to clean My travels…