2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup

2012 mercedes ml350 bluetec diesel
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Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel SUV and thinking about the Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add!

The Mercedes-Benz ML350 M-Class SUV has been redesigned for 2012. Under its hood is a redesigned 3.0 liter V-6 turbo-diesel engine that generates 240 horsepower — that’s an increase of 30 horses from the previous model. The redesigned ML350 is about 1-inch longer and half an inch wider than the previous model. Cargo space measures  7 cubic feet more than before. It features 4MATIC all-wheel drive and gets 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway. Base price for the diesel is about $50,490.

Car and Driver – 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-class ML350 BlueTEC

C&D discusses much-needed changes including a repositioning of the turn signal/wiper stalk and the cruise control command. Still, they complained that “you’ll still find yourself flicking at the column-mounted gear selector whenever you desire wipers. It’s annoying.”