Mercedes-Benz M Class News

Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected
Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Daimler Expand Takata Airbag Recalls: 2.5 Million U.S. Vehicles Affected

Another day, another massive series of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. The devices have caused more than 100 injuries and at least ten deaths when they exploded after deployment, spraying vehicle occupants with shrapnel. Most of those deaths have occurred in the U.S. Two weeks...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 2014-2015 BlueTec Diesel Vehicles To Fix Oil Leak

Mercedes-Benz is recalling four high-tech diesel models from the company's 2014 and 2015 lineups. The recall is meant to repair a potential oil leak that could start a fire in the vehicles' engine compartment and make roads hazardous for other drivers. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - small overlap IIHS crash test
2014 Mercedes M-Class Is A Top Safety Pick+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2014 Mercedes M-Class mid-size luxury SUV the highest designation of Top Safety Pick+. The Mercedes M-Class thus becomes the first Mercedes to earn Top Safety Pick+ status since the IIHS began testing in 2012 for small overlap...Read More»

2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012-2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Recall Alert

Mercedes-Benz is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 and 2013 model year M-Class luxury SUVs over concerns that accessory floor mats could cause a stuck gas pedal. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potentially involved...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: M-Class, MINI, Mitsu i, Versa, iQ

We're rolling through the nominees for TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, and nearing the end of the list, we're still finding new themes among the group of 25 new cars, crossovers and SUVs that made the field this year. The mass market's well represented on this year's list, and gas...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M Class
2012 Family Cars With Hill-Hold Assist

Drivers who live in hilly areas or on streets with steep inclines learn fairly quickly that it takes a certain amount of skill to safely park and be able to start up again without rolling backward. No more need to turn the wheels into the curb or put blocks behind the rear wheels, as long as you...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Mercedes-Benz To Build M-Class Coupe In Alabama: Report

Mercedes-Benz will add a fifth model to the production line in its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant, according to Automotive News. The new model will be a version of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class crossover, but will sport a swooping, coupe-like roofline similar to the 2011 BMW X6 crossover. Although the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 - U.S. spec
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec: Big Savings At The Pump

In choosing a diesel vehicle instead of a gasoline model, you almost always get a lot more torque, for comfortable highway cruising and easier towing, plus significantly better fuel economy. Between the gasoline-powered 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and the 2011 ML350 BlueTec, this is true. EPA fuel...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, 2013 GT500: Car News Headlines

First drive report on the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. [TheCarConnection] BMW acquires a leasing firm to assist in i-Series electric car launch. [GreenCarReports] New details surrounding the 2013 Ford GT500 leak out. [MotorAuthority] Hot hatchbacks are attracting buyers again. [FamilyCarGuide] The NYPD...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV Gets Ready to Hit the Road

Looking for a luxury mid-size SUV with plenty of power, loads of safety features and the Mercedes-Benz name? Check out the completely redesigned third-generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV, ready to hit the road in the U.S. in September. Two models of the five-passenger 2012 M-Class SUV will be...Read More»

Pay Off Your Sins In Florida, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Today's Car News

Kill two pedestrians in Florida? No problem. If you are rich, you can just pay your way out of trouble. [TheCarConnection] Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2012 M-Class sport utility, now with more LEDs. [MotorAuthority] GM's CEO Dan Akerson thinks that gas taxes should go up to boost...Read More»

2003 Mercedes-Benz ML320
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recall Affects 2000-2004 Models

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV is being recalled for problems with its cruise control. The affected models include those from model years 2000 to 2004, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports. All were built in the Benz assembly facility in Vance, Alabama. A total of...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio
Recall Issued For 2011 Mercedes-Benz E, GL, M, And R Classes

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for E, GL, M, and R Class vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the fuel filter O-ring on those models may have been improperly lubricated, which could cause some unpleasant...Read More»

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Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally

Well, here's another reason to shoot a disdainful look at the guy in the shiny new luxury car even more as he jostles for an illegal parking space. Luxury-car owners (such as those of the BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz M-Class) carry a feeling of invulnerability with respect to parking fines—and...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550
Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

The Yugo sure doesn't have a reputation for reliability or durability. But they sure are cheap to repair. Meanwhile, for several Mercedes-Benz AMG models, the cost of parts alone for routine maintenance could leave a much larger hole in your wallet than you might anticipate—even if can afford the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
Preview: 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

• What is it? A luxury SUV that returns a fuel economy of 21 mpg/24 mpg (city/highway) • The basics: Two electric motors and a 3.5-liter V-6 • On sale: November 16, 2009 • Price: Only available on lease, from $549 per month First seen at the 2009 New York Auto Show back in...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI
Driven: 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI

The 2009 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI makes a lot more sense than the standard gasoline Touareg V-6 and V-8 models, but it's still a niche vehicle with niche appeal. That's an assessment that TheCarConnection.com couldn't quite steer around after a week and some 650 miles with the TDI. To see why...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Diesel, Hybrid and Twin Turbos

The Mercedes-Benz ML-Class sport-ute is nearing the end of its second generation. With a replacement due in 2011, the next M-Class could get a wide range of engines from a more efficient hybrid model to a twin-turbo AMG version, reports German car site Auto Bild. The next M-Class should arrive in...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class 5.5L
Driven: 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550

  Mercedes-Benz launched its M-Class back in 1997 as a 1998 model. What followed the blessed event wasn't pleasant for the manufacturer. Along with being panned for its dull, minivan-esque styling, the American-built ML fell down in lots of quality tests but amazingly, didn't deter shoppers from...Read More»