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A joint agreement with Mitsubishi Motors to develop and produce a sports-utility vehicle was made in early and was confirmed publicly that June.
In Maythese plans were abandoned citing "technical problems" and Mercedes-Benz continued on with in-house development from January By Septembera location in the state of Alabama was chosen and construction started in While plans were being made overseas, in Germany development continued.
Design work took place from late to A design from Mercedes' Sindelfingen studio was chosen in and approved by the executive board in February The design patents were filed in Germany on 13 Julyand in the U.
Prototype testing started with test mules and crash tests using mock-ups in May First functional prototype's crash test took place in Februarywith full testing run from March to December in various climates and regions of the world. Pilot production began in May In Julyconstruction on the Mercedes-Benz U.
International plant in Vance, Alabama concluded, with the very first production M-Class rolling off the assembly line the week of 9 February It is a mid-sized body-on-frame SUV with seating for five, or seven with an optional third-row seat. The M-Class was the first luxury SUV to feature electronic stability controla system designed to detect loss of control and instantaneously intervene with selective braking to bring the vehicle back on its intended course.
Furthermore, the M-Class boasted front- and side-impact airbags with advanced occupant detection for the front passenger seat, which helped earn the W the highest marks in insurance industry crash tests.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class W was available with permanent 4Matic four-wheel drive, which routed torque to all four wheels through all open front, center, and rear differentials.
The ML was sold internationally, with the "" suffix alluding to the 3. An entry-level, manual transmission-only MLfitted with a 2. This unit was made available in Australia in and continued on in the W until being replaced upon the release of the W M-Class in Later, inthe more powerful ML became available with the newly introduced Mercedes-Benz 4.
In Septemberbefore the vehicle was launched, Mercedes-Benz allowed the producers of the film The Lost World: As a result, a Mercedes-Benz advertisement appears before the film on original VHS copies of the film.
Jeff Goldblumthe star of the film, received a complimentary ML from Mercedes-Benz as a result of the tie-in. Three versions were used in the movie, of which 2 copies of each were built. It also received the World Car Award in Marchvoted by an international jury of automotive journalists in Geneva. Quality improved over the years, especially after the facelift in for the model year.Driven to Delight, Delivering World-Class Customer Experience the Mercedes-Benz Way by Joseph A.
Michelli © McGraw Hill Education. A must read for any current, future or past Mercedes-Benz owner, as well as Mercedes-Benz dealership employee.
Mercedes-Benz India currently has the widest network reach for any luxury car maker in India: in 40 cities with 83 outlets. Mercedes-Benz also inaugurated in three AMG Performance Centres (APC) in Delhi, Bangalore & Mumbai in and added two more APCs in in Hyderabad and Pune.
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