Initially, the M-Class will launched in ML250 Bluetec, ML350 Bluetec, and ML350 BlueEfficiency trim levels, with hybrid and AMG variants reportedly on their way as well.
The ML250 will be powered using a 2.1L diesel four-cylinder, developing 204 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Step up to the ML350 Bluetec, and Mercedes will treat you to a revised version of their 3.0L diesel V6, producing 258 hp and 457 lb-ft. Topping off the range is the ML350 BlueEfficiency, with its gasoline-powered 3.5L V6 putting out 306 hp and 273 lb-ft. All three engines are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, Mercedes will now offer an optional self-leveling Airmatic suspension with selective damping, as well as an “On&OffRoad” package, providing six different transmission modes for various driving conditions. Customers will also be able to choose from a range of wheels between 17 to 21 inches in diameter.
Visually, the M-Class hasn’t changed significantly, but now shares a closer resemblance to most recent Mercedes’ through a revised front fascia and LED daytime running lights, as well as an updated rear fascia.
On the interior, the ML looks very much like the rest of the Mercedes lineup, with plenty of luxury and technology toys thrown in for good measure. The COMAND infotainment system has also been updated, and now includes access to the Internet.
You can have a closer look at this facelift in the gallery below.