Introducing the 2011 M-Class. Five-star safety. Five-star comfort. One Star leads the way. What drives us to continually reinvent, redefine and reimagine what a vehicle can do? When Mercedes-Benz introduced the original M-Class more than a decade ago, it forever altered what people expect from SUVs. But it didn’t change what they count on from the Three-Pointed Star. The first luxury SUV to feature 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel traction control and electronic stability control, after all, came from the same engineering leadership that brought each of these innovations to passenger cars. No matter how times change, the ingenuity to lead drivers into the future remains a way of life for the people who invented the first automobile125 years ago. And it’s why the M-Class continues to guide the way with advanced low-emission power, top safety scores, the right balance of space and size, and innovations that give its driver and passengers the Star treatment. Elevating your driving enjoyment, satisfaction and confidence will always be what drives us.
Performance that’s milestones ahead. From the gasoline-powered ML350 V-6 and ML550 V-8, to the clean diesel V-6 of the ML350 BlueTEC, every M-Class offers torque-rich performance over a wide range of speeds, with certified Ultra Low Emissions across the 50 states. A nimble independent suspension and available 4maticTM all-wheel drive1 seamlessly collaborate to handle a sudden turn in the weather as eagerly as an unexpected twist in the road. But the precise handling, refined ride and rugged capability of an M-Class do more than inspire your sense of security and satisfaction. The countless innovations in performance and safety it’s pioneered have influenced every SUV that’s followed in its tracks. An M-Class is driven not just by a powerful engine, but by the motivation to lead like a Mercedes-Benz.
Source: Mercedes-Benz press