Torque. A quick web search will offer the following definition: a twisting force that causes rotation. Or, in simpler terms, what the 2015 Mercedes ML350 Bluetec is made out of. At 1800 rpm, this 4 door school shuttle makes 455 ft lbs of the good stuff. That means 0-60 in 7 seconds flat thanks to an all aluminum 3.0 Liter V6 connected to a smooth, quick shifting 7 speed automatic and 4-matic all-wheel drive. But this is diesel propulsion we are talking about here. Not only will you be able to accelerate ahead of almost anyone from traffic light to traffic light, the world the ML lives in is one where a single tank of fuel gives you over 900 kms of range.
That translates to downtown Vancouver to Downtown Calgary, with the only stops being an occasional bathroom break. With Germanic fuel efficiency that would make the Wehrmacht jealous, and performance that 40 years ago would be reserved for supercars, the only box left that needs ticking, is comfort.
Pull the door handle to unlock, slide on in, hit the heated seat button and melt into the Nappa Leather interior. Flip the heated steering wheel to the on position, and the only thing left to do is connect your phone via Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, select your favorite song, and then let the silky smooth Mercedes drivetrain do the rest.
There are few vehicles that combine everything you need into a package that is so perfectly tailored for the everyday. Some come with great performance but then fail with terrible fuel economy. Some have great fuel economy, but when you attempt to pass someone on the freeway, you are met with fully planted right foot, a loud cacophony of sounds, yet your vehicle accelerates at something akin to a sloth climbing a tree limb.
Few manufacturers achieve the holy grail of efficient people/stuff/life mover with confident elegance, yet one brand crosses the finish line with ease. That brand, is Mercedes Benz.
OPTIONAL FEATURES OF THIS ML350 BLUETECH:
AMG Sports Package
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Rear Seats
Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
Ride Height Control
Extended Black Leather Interior
Navigation, Bluetooth Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling
Massaging Front Seats
Blind Sport Monitoring, Attention Assist and Distance Warning
Sport and Comfort Suspension
Dual Climate Zones
Rear View Camera and Parking Sensors
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