The new announcement coming from the German Automaker is that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class models are going to be renewed for the upcoming year. They have done this as the popularity of these vehicles have been steady and there was enough acclaim to bring back the brand again. This is going to be a part of the current third-generation of ML-Class cars which are going to be released for another go in the 2017 model year.
The ML-Class is actually only available for certain markets. Other markets are featuring the car under a different name as there you will be able to see it under the guise of GLE-Class models. Nevertheless, although the popularity of the GLE class vehicle has been growing in its markets the ML class cars have been in decline. There were a lot of suspects if it was worth bringing in the brand at all. But as a far cry they have added some updated features and are offering the car once more.
Interestingly enough the car is not going to change considerably when you think about it. The model is going to be more or less the same. This does not go well for the car at all as the already declining sales are not going to get that better. Instead they have decided to go for an updated and salvage what can be salvaged. They are being cautious with this one and are not investing a whole lot of in it, if the car does manage to become flop.
Thus the 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class has been green lit and we can expect it to come for its respective markets soon. We have the exclusive pictures and the updates related to it in this review to guide you until the release date.
2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class Exterior Update
The design of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class exterior is a sporty utility style car through and through. But with a luxury addition of a Mercedes brand of course. The car is going to remain mostly unchanged compared to the last incarnation that we had. It is going to bring together all of the already known features which the model possesses and will be a lot familiar to the fans of the brand.
There are some minor aesthetical changes which can be seen in the front end of the car. The headlights are a bit reshaped and also the grille and the bumper are now closer together. There are also some air ducts added to the front which shape up a bit of an aggressive style for the car and make it seem somewhat muscular. But everything else is virtually the same. The rear end also features similarly styled taillights compared to the back and that way reshape the car a bit.
It will be interesting to see how well will the car fair on the market when we essentially do not have a lot of changes for the looks. The car is going to rely on the updates and the inside for its appeal. But those who wanted to see a different car will be disappointed. The car still has a handsome look which is good enough and there are no changes necessary for the car in fact, but if you are bringing in an update we should expect more.
The inside of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class actually features some more updates compared to the outside. The model is first and foremost going to update the current features to the modern standard. This means that all of the gadgets inside the car are going to have the latest programs and software. When it comes to the infotainment part, the car is going to utilize the latest Command infotainment system which Mercedes has developed, so the brand gets to be much more fun compared to before.
Also there is going to be a wide array of features installed. Besides the ones that we are already used to having the model will widen the touchscreen, making a completely new and wider one available. The controls are going to be transferred from the V-Class model and also there are going to be more trims available for the inside. The car which bares a Mercedes-Benz logo cannot go without its fare share of comfort updates and it will certainly be featuring a lot of those. Expect more comfortable materials and better accents on the inside.
Also, the safety has been addressed for the car. Besides the usual ones the car is going to get the same kind of a package as seen in the G-Class models. Fort and back parking sensors, a lane departure warning, forward collision warning, traction control, a total of nine airbags, as well as safety belts are all going to be included here.
Powertrain Options and Specifications
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class is still going to have its three available engine options which is used before. The base versions is the four-cylinder, turbo charged 2.1 liter BlueTEC diesel engine which comes for the ML250 car. It generates a total of 200 horsepower and 369 pounds per feet of torque. Next in line is the ML350 trim which uses a 3.5 liter V-6 power and comes with added power as it expands to 302 horsepower and 273 pounds per feet of torque. The final engine option is found under the hood of a ML400 car. It can bring forth 390 brake horsepower and 354 pounds per feet of torque with the use of a twin turbo charged 3.0 liter power engine. The last option is the AMG version which uses the 5.5 liter V-8 unit which makes 518 horsepower and 516 pounds per feet of torque.
Release Date and Price
The earliest one is going to be able to get the 2017 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class vehicle will be by mid-2017. The car’s actual release is set for June and the model is going to be available immediately in all of its respective markets. When it comes to the price of the car, the starting one is going to be at around $61,000.