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Selected Style AWD 4-Door 4MATIC 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $45,561 $48,990
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 27 $46,956 $50,490
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 15 20 $53,559 $57,590
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 14 18 $88,341 $94,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$83,075
$45,561
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$90,300
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1505 / month
$817 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class is improved in nearly way, and remains one of the most luxurious and secure choices for families not needing a third row of seats.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.9 58.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.4 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 58.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 132.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.4 64.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 71.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.8 65.2
Wheelbase (in) 115.5 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.1 76.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 75.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 59.7 71.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 41.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.6 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.2 x - TBD - 12.8 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 27.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 18.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P275/40WR20 P255/50R19
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P315/35WR20 P255/50R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 1080
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 7200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5324 4751
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 10.0 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 555 @ 6000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 500 @ 1500-5650 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X6 M Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.3 9.6
 
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