2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$47,790-$97,250
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What's New for 2014:

  • Sporty AMG styling now optional on all M-Class vehicles
  • Available split-screen display serves both driver and passenger
  • Luxury SUV offers choice of engines

Introduction
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a midsize, 5-passenger luxury SUV, available with a choice of a V-6, diesel, or one of two V-8 engines. The base model employs rear-wheel drive (RWD) with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). AWD is standard on all higher trim levels. The M-Class might be cross-shopped with the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and the Acura MDX. The M-Class comes with a solid array of sophisticated features, plus a long menu of custom options that includes packages as well as individual options and accessories. The 2014 model varies little from the previous year, but a few options have been added, and the upscale AMG styling cues are available as options on all trim levels.

Models and Features
The 2014 M-Class comes in four trim levels: the base ML350; ML350 Bluetec; ML550; and the ML63 AMG. All offer various opportunities for customization. Both the ML350 (which features a V-6 engine) and the ML350 Bluetec (powered by a diesel engine) can tow up to 6,600 lbs., properly equipped. Standard features include19-in. 5-spoke wheels, LED daytime running lights and wraparound taillights, aluminum roof rails, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, premium interior lighting, eucalyptus wood trim, power tilt/sliding sunroof, privacy glass, 4.5-in. color instrument cluster display, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with driver lumbar support, heated front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40 split rear seats, retractable luggage cover, and infrared-remote window opening and closing. The top-of-the-line ML63 AMG features 20-in. wheels and adds leather upholstery, upgraded seats, trim, and lighting, and more power features. The ML350 can tow up to 6,600 lbs., while the other trim levels top out at 7,200 lbs. The M-Class offers 38.2 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and 80.3 cu. ft. with rear seats folded.

Options and Packages
Option packages, and individual enhancements, are available for both interior and exterior on the 2014 Mercedes M-Class. On the base ML350 model, the Sport package features AMG body styling and 19-in. AMG wheels; 20-in. wheels may be substituted at an additional charge. The Lighting package adds bi-xenon headlights and adaptive high-beam assist. Individual exterior options include brushed aluminum running boards, panoramic sunroof, 21-in. wheels, trunk handle, and various chrome enhancements.

On the inside, various types and colors of leather upholstery are available, as are various upgrades to the steering wheel. The Premium 1 package includes a hard-drive navigation system, 10GB music register, upgraded media system, and SiriusXM traffic and weather with 6 months of free service. Other interior options include active ventilated front seats, multicolor ambient lighting, heated rear seats, Harman Kardon sound system, rear-seat entertainment system, keyless ignition, heated and cooled front cupholders, rear side-window sunshades, and a rear center-armrest pass-through. Some of these options are standard on the upper trim levels. The ML63 AMG offers a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system as an option.

Under The Hood
The base ML350 features a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The ML350 Bluetec provides a 240-horsepower diesel engine that makes 455 lb.-ft. of torque. The ML550 features a 402-horsepower, 4.7-liter, turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 443 lb.-ft. of torque, while the ML63 AMG offers a 518-horsepower, 5.5-liter turbo V-8 that produces 516 lb.-ft. of torque. All M-Class engines are mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters.

Fuel Economy
The EPA's fuel-economy ratings for the 2014 M-Class are 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway/20 mpg combined for RWD models. The ML350 with AWD returns 17/22/19 mpg. The ML350 Bluetec's diesel engine is rated at 20/28/23 mpg. The smaller V-8 gets an estimated 14/19/16 mpg, while the ML63 AMG's turbo V-8 gets 13/17/15 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Standard safety features on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class include a full complement of air bags, front and rear head protection, advanced tire-pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program, rain-sensing wipers, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist. Many optional safety features are available, including the Driver Assistance package, which consists of the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system, active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist, and upgraded brakes.

No crash-test ratings are yet available for the 2014 M-Class from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the M-Class its top rating of \"Good\" in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength crash tests.

What's New for 2014:

  • Sporty AMG styling now optional on all M-Class vehicles
  • Available split-screen display serves both driver and passenger
  • Luxury SUV offers choice of engines

Introduction
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a midsize, 5-passenger luxury SUV, available with a choice of a V-6, diesel, or one of two V-8 engines. The base model employs rear-wheel drive (RWD) with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). AWD is standard on all higher trim levels. The M-Class might be cross-shopped with the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne and the Acura MDX. The M-Class comes with a solid array of sophisticated features, plus a long menu of custom options that includes packages as well as individual options and accessories. The 2014 model varies little from the previous year, but a few options have been added, and the upscale AMG styling cues are available as options on all trim levels.

Models and Features
The 2014 M-Class comes in four trim levels: the base ML350; ML350 Bluetec; ML550; and the ML63 AMG. All offer various opportunities for customization. Both the ML350 (which features a V-6 engine) and the ML350 Bluetec (powered by a diesel engine) can tow up to 6,600 lbs., properly equipped. Standard features include19-in. 5-spoke wheels, LED daytime running lights and wraparound taillights, aluminum roof rails, Nappa leather multifunction steering wheel, premium interior lighting, eucalyptus wood trim, power tilt/sliding sunroof, privacy glass, 4.5-in. color instrument cluster display, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats with driver lumbar support, heated front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, 60/40 split rear seats, retractable luggage cover, and infrared-remote window opening and closing. The top-of-the-line ML63 AMG features 20-in. wheels and adds leather upholstery, upgraded seats, trim, and lighting, and more power features. The ML350 can tow up to 6,600 lbs., while the other trim levels top out at 7,200 lbs. The M-Class offers 38.2 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the rear seats and 80.3 cu. ft. with rear seats folded.

Options and Packages
Option packages, and individual enhancements, are available for both interior and exterior on the 2014 Mercedes M-Class. On the base ML350 model, the Sport package features AMG body styling and 19-in. AMG wheels; 20-in. wheels may be substituted at an additional charge. The Lighting package adds bi-xenon headlights and adaptive high-beam assist. Individual exterior options include brushed aluminum running boards, panoramic sunroof, 21-in. wheels, trunk handle, and various chrome enhancements.

On the inside, various types and colors of leather upholstery are available, as are various upgrades to the steering wheel. The Premium 1 package includes a hard-drive navigation system, 10GB music register, upgraded media system, and SiriusXM traffic and weather with 6 months of free service. Other interior options include active ventilated front seats, multicolor ambient lighting, heated rear seats, Harman Kardon sound system, rear-seat entertainment system, keyless ignition, heated and cooled front cupholders, rear side-window sunshades, and a rear center-armrest pass-through. Some of these options are standard on the upper trim levels. The ML63 AMG offers a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system as an option.

Under The Hood
The base ML350 features a 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 lb.-ft. of torque. The ML350 Bluetec provides a 240-horsepower diesel engine that makes 455 lb.-ft. of torque. The ML550 features a 402-horsepower, 4.7-liter, turbocharged V-8 engine that produces 443 lb.-ft. of torque, while the ML63 AMG offers a 518-horsepower, 5.5-liter turbo V-8 that produces 516 lb.-ft. of torque. All M-Class engines are mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual paddle shifters.

Fuel Economy
The EPA's fuel-economy ratings for the 2014 M-Class are 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway/20 mpg combined for RWD models. The ML350 with AWD returns 17/22/19 mpg. The ML350 Bluetec's diesel engine is rated at 20/28/23 mpg. The smaller V-8 gets an estimated 14/19/16 mpg, while the ML63 AMG's turbo V-8 gets 13/17/15 mpg.

Safety Ratings and Technology
Standard safety features on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class include a full complement of air bags, front and rear head protection, advanced tire-pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program, rain-sensing wipers, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist. Many optional safety features are available, including the Driver Assistance package, which consists of the Distronic Plus adaptive cruise control system, active blind-spot assist, active lane-keeping assist, and upgraded brakes.

No crash-test ratings are yet available for the 2014 M-Class from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the M-Class its top rating of \"Good\" in moderate-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength crash tests.

Available Trims for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name ML350 (RWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 47790.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/24
Name ML350 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 50290.00 Engine 3.5 L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/22
Name ML350 BlueTEC (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 51790.00 Engine 3.0 L/182 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name ML550 (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 59450.00 Engine 4.7 L/285 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name ML63 AMG (4MATIC 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 97250.00 Engine 5.5 L/333 City/Hwy MPG 13/17
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INTERIOR
  • Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: power adjustable front seats w/driver lumbar support
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • 8-Way Passenger Seat
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Flip Forward Cushion/Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Send2Benz Selective Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
  • Ashtray
  • Compass
  • Valet Function
  • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
  • Homelink Garage Door Transmitter
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Residual Heat Recirculation and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Chrome Door Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
  • Tracker System
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual w/Tilt Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Chrome Door Panel Insert, Aluminum/Genuine Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents and ARTICO Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Cargo Net
  • Heated & Active Ventilated Front Seats -inc: 10-way power memory front seats w/door-mounted controls and 4-way lumbar support
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver And Passenger Seats, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 19" Twin-5-Spoke Alloy
  • Tires: 255/50R19 AS
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
  • Aluminum Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Fixed Interval Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Chrome Grille
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front And Rear Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • LED Brakelights
  • Flex Fuel Capability
  • Wheels: 19" AMG 5-Spoke
  • Tires: P255/50R19 AS
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Running Boards
  • Wheels: 20" AMG 5-Spoke
  • Tires: 265/45R20 Performance
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally Adaptive Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Washer and Delay-Off
  • Cornering Lights
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-Valve V6
  • Transmission: 7-Speed Driver-Adaptive Automatic -inc: steering wheel shift paddles
  • 3.90 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,283 lbs
  • Transmission w/Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • 70-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 180 Amp Alternator
  • Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
  • 2 Skid Plates
  • 1631# Maximum Payload
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Automatic Ride Control Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 24.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive
  • 1532# Maximum Payload
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-Valve TurboCharged V6 Diesel
  • 3.45 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,504 lbs
  • 95-Amp/Hr 600CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 1466# Maximum Payload
  • Engine: 4.6L Direct Injection Twin-Turbo V8
  • 3.27 Axle Ratio
  • 1522# Maximum Payload
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 5.5L Direct Injection Twin-Turbo V8
  • Transmission: 7-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT Automatic -inc: steering wheel shift paddles
  • 3.67 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,724 lbs
  • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and AMG SPEEDSHIFT Sequential Shift Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • 1486# Maximum Payload
  • AMG Brand Name Shock Absorbers
  • 4-Corner Auto-Leveling Suspension
  • Front And Rear Active Anti-Roll Bars
  • Automatic w/Driver Control Height Adjustable Automatic w/Driver Control Ride Control Sport Tuned Adaptive Suspension
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Air Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Air Springs
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S
    • PRE-SAFE Forward Collision
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • First Aid Kit
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Advanced Parking Guidance Automated Parking Sensors
    • Blind Spot Sensor
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Front Camera, Left/Right Side Cameras and Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: COMAND AM/FM/DVD/CD -inc: 7" color display, Bluetooth interface for hands-free calling, DVD video/audio player, in dash SD memory card reader, USB port and 8-speaker audio system w/automatic speed-sensitive volume adjustment
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and Weatherband
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Radio: COMAND Navigation & 6-disc CD/DVD -inc: 7.0" high resolution LCD screen w/3D map views, enhanced voice control system, 10GB music register, 6-disc DVD changer, Gracenote album information including cover art, SD card slot, SiriusXM traffic and SiriusXM weather
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, Weatherband and 10 Gb
    • iPod/MP3 Media Interface
    • SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio -inc: SiriusXM real-time traffic and SiriusXM weather (w/6 month trial)
    • 14 Speakers
    • harman/kardon Sound System
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

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