Mercedes-Benz M Class News

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE (M-Class) spy shots

    The current Mercedes-Benz M-Class first arrived as a 2012 model, and soon the popular luxury SUV will receive a mid-cycle update. These are the newest spy shots of a prototype for the updated SUV, which we expect to be launched on the market next year, as a 2016 model. The vehicle is heavily disguised at the front, suggesting there will be extensive changes made to the styling. Expect a rounder and more elegant look for the headlight and grille area, bringing the styling of the M-Class closer in line to that of the 2015 GLA-Class as well as the recent Concept Coupe SUV. We can also expect...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE (M-Class) spy shots
    Mercedes To Rename M-Class The ‘GLE’ In SUV Nameplate Shakeup: Report

    Mercedes-Benz may be about to change the names of some of its most popular SUVs in an effort to harmonize the various nameplates ahead of the rollout of several all-new high-riding models. According to reports out of Germany, the transition will start with the facelifted M-Class due out later this...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (ML350 BlueTEC)
    M-Class To Join C-Class And S-Class In Mercedes Plug-In Hybrid Range

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a mid-cycle update for its M-Class SUV and word on the street is that the update will see a plug-in hybrid model added to the lineup. Mercedes has already revealed its first plug-in hybrid in the form of the S-Class-based S500 Plug-In Hybrid, which is due for the 2015...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class spy shots
    Mercedes-Benz’s X6 Rival May Be Called An M-Class Coupe

    Mercedes-Benz is working on a new crossover with coupe-like styling to rival BMW’s X6 and already we’ve seen a concept version in the form of the Concept Coupe SUV as well as spy shots of a prototype. The new crossover will share underpinnings with the M-Class and be built on the same...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Crash Test
    2014 Mercedes-Benz ML Goes Blammo For IIHS, Scores Top Safety Pick+: Video

    Crash tests are a necessary thing. A funny, necessary thing... which we enjoy watching. A vehicle that scores well shows us just how we can be protected in the event of an accident, and that's wonderful to see. On the flip side, a vehicle that does poorly provides an amusing vantage point of...

  • Pope Francis handed the keys to the Popemobile by Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche
    Pope Francis Presented With Mercedes M Class-Based Popemobile

    Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche headed to Rome, Italy recently to personally greet Pope Francis and hand over the keys to the Pontiff’s new Popemobile, a modified Mercedes-Benz M Class. The vehicle was built specially for the Pope and will first go into action later this month when he makes an...

  • The Mercedes-Benz M-Class Guard

    Mercedes-Benz already builds what may qualify as the most comprehensive line of civilian armored vehicles available, with models in the S Class, E Class and G Class product lines awaiting delivery to high-profile consumers worldwide. Now you can add the Mercedes-Benz M Class crossover to the list of available Guard family vehicles, too. Like other Mercedes-Benz Guard vehicles, the M Class Guard is designed from the ground up as an armored vehicle, so it delivers optimal protection while retaining the same level of luxury and ride comfort as the standard M-Class. Mercedes claims that the...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
    Did Mercedes-Benz Outsell BMW In The U.S. Last Year?

    Based on the U.S. sales numbers reported at the end of 2012, BMW, excluding its MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, sold 281,460 cars and SUVs last year. Mercedes-Benz, excluding the Smart brand and its Sprinter vans, sold 274,134 cars and SUVs here. Simple math shows that BMW outsold Mercedes-Benz by...

  • Pope Benedict XVI takes delivery of his new M Class Popemobile at the Vatican, December 2012
    Popemobile Mercedes-Benz M Class Delivered To Benedict XVI

    From Ford-based presidential limos adapted for His Bubble-car-ness to SEAT Pandas to Chilean one-offs, the Popemobile has a history as colorful as the garments of the man who rides in its protective shelter. The newest Popemobile, based on the Mercedes-Benz M Class, was delivered today to Pope...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class teaser
    Four-Cylinder Diesels Coming To Mercedes E Class, ML Models

    The Mercedes-Benz name has long been associated with diesel power in the United States, so the concept of an oil-burning E Class is nothing new. What is new-ish, however, is the planned diesel engine downsizing from six cylinders to four. Mercedes-Benz has previously sold four-cylinder diesels in...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
    Mercedes-Benz's Alabama Plant To Produce SUV Kits For Asian Markets

    The Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class SUVs have always been built in a single plant located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. That’s about to change, as final assembly of Asian-market M and GL-Class vehicles will soon shift to plants in India, Thailand and Indonesia. That doesn’t mean that the...

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class
    2012-13 Mercedes M-Class Floor Mats Recalled For Pedal Entrapment Risk

    Mercedes-Benz has announced the recall of 8,675 pairs of floor mats for M-Class vehicles from model years 2012 and 2013. While there is no defect with the vehicle itself, customers who have purchased Mercedes-Benz all-season rubber floor mats may experience pedal entrapment of the accelerator...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

    Earlier today we brought you pricing details for the 2013 BMW X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs. Now we have pricing info for the BMW duo’s main rival, the recently revealed 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG. The sporty Merc SUV, which goes on sale in March, will be priced from $95,865 including its $875 destination charge. By comparison, the 2013 X6 M is priced lower at $91,100, while the 2013 X5 M looks downright cheap at $88,850. Importantly, the BMWs aren’t just cheaper than the Mercedes, they’re more powerful too. While the X5 M and X6 M make do with 555 horsepower and 480...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 - U.S. spec
    Mercedes-Benz Sells Its Two Millionth SUV

    After the launch of its first SUV, the G Class, more than 30 years ago Mercedes-Benz is now celebrating the sale of its two millionth luxury soft-roader. As you may have guessed, most of those SUVs have ended up in the U.S., though China is fast on its way to overtaking it, and despite fuel prices...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG live photos
    Mercedes-Benz Details The 2012 ML 63 AMG: Video

    Fresh off its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG is the company's latest entry into the high-performance SUV fray. AMG's boss Ola Kallenius says it's a segment the company invented with the original ML AMG, and though BMW and Porsche have attacked it with a...

  • Filming the latest Mercedes-Benz ML 350 commercial.
    Filming Car Commercials Isn't As Easy As You Think: Video

    Most people who view car commercials have no idea of how complex, expensive and potentially dangerous they are to film.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG live photos
    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Live Photos: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    After driving the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG and C 63 AMG Black Series this week, we saw the 2012 ML 63 AMG unveiled at Bernardus Lodge in Monterey. While we were able to get up close and personal with it even before the L.A. Auto Show, and again today, most of you won't be so lucky--so here's...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG: 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

    Following the release of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class last summer, the model variant we’ve all been waiting for, the high-performance ML63 AMG, has finally been revealed ahead of its official world debut this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. As predicted, the uber-SUV gets...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG teaser

    This summer Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the 2012 M-Class, so it's natural that the AMG version should be close behind. Our spy shots have tracked the progress of the uber-SUV, and the latest images show it to be very complete and just about ready for prime time. We’ve already confirmed that the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will be appearing next week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto but now here is an official teaser revealing some of the vehicle’s front-end details. We can clearly see oversized square-shaped intakes, which are new to the ML63 design language and very similar...

  • Mercedes-Benz teases new crossover at plant presentation in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Mercedes-Benz Teases Its BMW X6 Rivaling Crossover

    Late last week Mercedes-Benz announced that it would start building a new model at its U.S. plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by 2015 though failed to mention exactly what it would be. Now a leaked image allegedly taken during the announcement at the plant has surfaced online, indicating that the new...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
    2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Tests Its Mettle In The Dirt: Video

    Luxury SUVs are proliferating at what many sport sedan aficionados might consider a disturbing pace--but are they really all-terrain capable or are they just tall, bulky hatchbacks? Mercedes-Benz puts the 2012 M-Class to the test in this video. While you'll see the results for yourself in the...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG spy shots
    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG Spy Shots

    2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will come with the latest M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V-8 from AMG and at least 518 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque on tap.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
    Mercedes-Benz Investing $2 Billion In Alabama Plant

    The money will go towards the installation of tooling for the new M-Class and next-generation GL-Class and C-Class models in Tuscaloosa, as well as the expansion of capacity.

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 - U.S. spec
    Mercedes-Benz: Four-Cylinder Diesel M-Class A Possibility For U.S.

    A four-cylinder ML250 BlueTec, powered by a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, could be headed to the U.S.

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