A Used Mercedes-Benz ML-Class for Sale is the mid-size luxury 4x4 from the German manufacturer. The ML-Class has been on the market since 1997 and has been a favourite in the South African market since the beginning. The well-known shape of the first models is still to be seen on the SA roads. Currently, in its fourth generation, the ML has gone through technological advancements and general design evolution on par with the Mercedes-Benz Brand. Immortalized by the blockbuster movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the 1997 ML 320 played a significant role and the manufacturers used the movie as a soft launch of their new vehicle. Subsequently, this new offering of Mercedes-Benz won several international awards in the USA and Europe despite criticism in some corners. A Used Mercedes-Benz ML for Sale has proved itself over time and competes for customers with Jeep’s Grand Cherokee, BMW’s X5, and Audi’s Q7.
The Second (2006 – 2011) and Third (2011 – 2019) generation Mercedes-Benz ML for Sale are probably the most available on the second-hand market. Both generations offer a plethora of engine configurations in diesel and petrol all matched with 7 or 6-speed automatic transmission. A good middle-of-the-road model to use as a reference point is the 2012 model.
The external design is unmistakable Mercedes-Benz design language. Smooth curves and the forward slant of the C-pillar bare the mark of authenticity when looking for a used ML for sale. Body details include curves and body detail that has the overall effect of a dynamic character without looking bulky. The grille is prominent with a three-pointed-star and slanting headlights, air intake LED lights, and subtle chrome details. Rear design updates from the previous model include tail lamps and an updated bumper.
The interior has been designed with luxury and comfort in mind. Leather interior with wood inlays in the fascia and matte chrome detail reminds you that this is full blood, Mercedes. Space is generous, but more so in the front than in the back. The front and back seats are adjustable. 20 CD audio system which is MPR compatible, Bluetooth, USB ports, and a telephone key-pad all ensure comfort. Safety features include driver alert assist, adaptive brake lamps, lane- and blind-spot assist. Inside a Used Mercedes-Benz ML for Sale, the cabin is dotted with storage options, from the cubby hole, center console, and door panels. Cargo space is around 800 liters with the backseats in position, folded down it expands to 90litres short of 1000litre loading capacity.
A Used ML for sale is available in many engine options, all with varying consumption levels and performance. While the ML350 4MATIC V6 petrol engine produces 225Kw with a combined consumption of 8,8litres per 100km. The 3 litre V6 turbodiesel produces 190kW with a 7,4litre per 100km consumption rate. The manufacturer claims that the ML250 BlueTec 4MATIC achieves 6,5litre 100km and emits 165g/km of CO2 and is powered by a 150kW four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.