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Selected Style RWD 4-Door ML350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door ML350 18 24 $44,445 $47,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 17 22 $46,770 $50,290
4MATIC 4-Door ML350 BlueTEC 20 28 $48,165 $51,790
4MATIC 4-Door ML550 14 19 $55,289 $59,450
4MATIC 4-Door ML63 AMG 13 17 $90,443 $97,250
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 18 27 $50,690 $55,100
AWD 4-Door xDrive35d 23 31 $52,070 $56,600
AWD 4-Door xDrive50i 14 22 $62,745 $68,200
RWD 4-Door sDrive35i 19 27 $48,575 $52,800
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TCC's Bottom Line For active families who need to tow a boat or occasionally head off-pavement–but don't need a third row–the 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellence vehicle choice. The 2014 BMW X5 lightens up its look and its act with a warmer cabin, lots of techno handling tricks, and standout safety gear.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 58.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.4 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 60.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.8 76.1
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 64.7
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 68.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.2 65
Wheelbase (in) 114.8 115.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.3 66
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 38.2 22.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.2 22.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 13.7
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) 12.8 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 24.6 22.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 41.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P255/50HR19 P255/55HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 990 893
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6600 5952
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6600 5952
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6600 5952
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 660 595
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4652 4680
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 210
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 273 @ 3500 300 @ 1200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 300 @ 5800
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code NA 205
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz M-Class BMW X5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.2 (Est) 8.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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