Mercedes-Benz ML350 AMG Sports Edition Arrives For RM555,888
A year after the debut of Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Malaysia, the ML 350 AMG Sports Edition is here for RM 555,888, costing RM 7K more than the regular ML 350 at RM 548,888. For the extra money, you get 21-inch alloy wheels, front and rear AMG aprons, AMG twin oval exhaust tailpipes, AMG lettering at the rear, and aluminium-look running boards.
Mated to the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, which can be manually-shifted via the gear shift paddles, the 3.5-litre V6 powerplant generates 268 bhp at 6000 rpm and 350 Nm at 2400–5000 rpm, driving the car from rest to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and on to a top speed of 225 km/h.
Permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the ESP/4ETS system, the Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) system and AIRMATIC air suspension mean ML 350 is safe, comfortable and reliable on the roads. The standard Off-road Pro package allows the raising of vehicle height by as much as 90 mm, increasing the fording depth to 600 mm. A two-level transfer case with a low-range ratio is also included.
Inside, there is the COMAND APS telematics system with a 6.5-inch colour display, 40-GB hard disc, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and LINGUATRONIC, the voice-control system. COMAND APS also controls the audio system, which comprises a DVD changer, a 4-GB space for storing up to 1000 tracks, and a 12-speaker 610-watt Harman Kardon sound system.
Other standard features include leather upholstery, bi-xenon Active Headlights, four-zone THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control, reverse camera, PARKTRONIC, eight airbags, plus front seats with memory settings, NECK-PRO active crash head restraints and PRE-SAFE positioning.