Mercedes-Benz promotes the aggressive wedge shape and sweeping front fenders of the M-Class. The grille consists of three wide louvers with pronounced air vents and is complemented by a chrome three-pointed Mercedes-Benz star.
Two vent grilles on the hood incorporate the trim that’s common on many Mercedes-Benz models. Widely flared wheel arches, angled C-pillars and a sharply angled windshield complete the picture. A prominent rear spoiler and twin tailpipes go in back.
A chrome/silver grille and 19-inch wheels are standard on the ML350. The more-powerful ML550 has AMG body styling with 19-inch AMG wheels.
The M-Class seats up to five occupants and has a sport-oriented instrument panel and a multifunction steering wheel. A 60/40-split rear seat creates a level load surface when folded. Cargo volume totals 29.4 cubic feet with the seats up and 64.6 cubic feet with the backseat folded. Options include Parktronic parking assistance and a DVD-based navigation system.