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This Mercedes M-Class costs Rs 61 lakh!

Last updated on: February 16, 2010 18:31 IST

Mercedes-Benz launched the 2010 M-Class in two variants for India. The Sport Edition of the M-Class is priced at Rs 55 lakh (Rs 5.5 million) while the luxury edition is priced at Rs 60.9 lakh (Rs 6.09 million) ex-showroom Delhi.

"The M-Class has been a popular model series in India. The 'sports edition' and the 'luxury edition' are very aggressively priced considering the loadings and features of this marque. We are confident that customers who expect highest standards from their vehicles will find the M-Class a vehicle that exceeds their expectations- both on and off the road," says Wilfried Aulbur, managing director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India.

Design

The design of the M-Class includes lighting units (front with bi-xenon headlamps), expressive front bumpers with prominent horizontal lines with fog lamps and appealing 19 inch alloy wheels.

The radiator grille sub-divided by three black louvers with chrome trim, the rear tail lights with LED technology and the rear tailgate with its discreet spoiler edge and a panoramic rear windscreen are also present.

The M-Class also includes PARKTRONIC, electric sliding sunroof, front memory seats, media interface and audio system with 6-CD changer.

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This Mercedes M-Class costs Rs 61 lakh!

Last updated on: February 16, 2010 18:31 IST

Comfort

The 2010 M-Class has a permanent four-wheel drive and 4ETS traction systems. It also includes downhill speed regulation, acceleration skid control and the off-road ABS system.

The AIRMATIC air suspension significantly improves ride comfort, whiles the Adaptive Damping System, adjusts shock absorber response to suit driving situations.

The double-wishbone front suspension makes a significant contribution to reduced road roar and tyre vibration, ensuring impressive driving dynamics with its raised aluminum wishbones.

The rear axle has a four-link suspension system. Standard-fitted 19" light-alloy wheels emphasize the sporting pedigree of the new M-Class.

Safety

The M-Class (luxury & sports) is a reasonably safe car, say the Euro NCAP test results. The car comes equipped with seven airbags, belt tensioners, belt-force limiters and crash-responsive NECK-PRO head restraints, the SUV ensures its occupants an excellent standard of protection in the event of an accident.

The M-Class comes with an anticipatory occupant protection system PRE-SAFE that makes use of the valuable seconds which elapse between a critical situation being identified and a possible impact ensuing, to instigate protective measures.

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This Mercedes M-Class costs Rs 61 lakh!

Last updated on: February 16, 2010 18:31 IST

Overall

The sports edition includes two packages. The interior sports package that consist of interior lighting package, sports instrument cluster, sports pedal system made of brushed stainless steel with rubber studs, Alcantra/ARTICO man made leather upholstery with contrasting top-stitching, electrically adjustable front sports seats etc.

The exterior sports package comes with 19 inch 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels, rectangular tailpipes with chrome trim, aluminium-look roof rails, chromed waistline trim strip, load sill guard on the rear bumper in chrome and simulated front underguard in stainless steel.

In addition to the exterior sports package the luxury edition includes a wood/leather multifunction steering wheel, thermotronic 3-Zone automatic climate control, harmankardon LOGIC 7 Surround Sound system (12 high performance speakers with 610 watts output), anti-theft protection package and leather seats.

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