Mercedes-Benz ML 350 suv

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a 4-door Sport Utility Vehicle with light off-road capability and was first offered in 1997. The model was in production at a plant in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. At the same time, competitor Lexus RX was also entering production. This was a new beginning for Mercedes-Benz in that they were becoming a global player. True, they had plants outside of Germany previously, but those only built reproductions of German models. This was a first in that the M-Class was created with the American market in mind and to boot, it was built at an American factory. Despite early negative press about quality control, the M-Class quickly became a huge sales success in the United States. In fact, it was such a success that only the C-Class and E-Class sell better in the United States. Size wise, it is slotted below the G-Class. It was even made popular before it was ever launched given that before the vehicle was released, Mercedes-Benz allowed the producers to use two pre production M Class SUVs in the film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. This turned out to be a great marketing tactic as the vehicle's appearance in the film was a way to advertise it when it was launched. Even a Mercedes-Benz ad appears before the film on original VHS copies of the film. Does it get any better than that – bombard people in their own homes while they least expect it. Further, on the quality side, the M-Class was the first SUV to feature stability control. This system is now hailed by safety experts, and studies have shown stability control and systems like it are capable of reducing single vehicle crashes by up to 30 percent. Furthermore, the M-Class earned the highest marks in insurance industry crash tests. For the 2007 model it was named a top safety pick.