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mjw930 06-13-2011 08:56 AM

Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
When you look you see the similarities. No idea on the pricing but it's interesting to see the commonality.

http://wot.motortrend.com/refreshing...suv-86371.html
http://www.leftlanenews.com/mercedes-benz-m-class.html

http://wot.motortrend.com/files/2011...ew-623x389.jpg

White WK Swagga 06-13-2011 09:01 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Honestly, I think I'll take a overland over the new ML. Not crazy about it at all.

GTOGreg 06-13-2011 09:11 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Honestly, around here wouldn't look twice at it.

andyh 06-13-2011 09:16 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Honestly, I like it. The 455 pound feet of torque from the diesel is nice as well. :thumbsup:

mjw930 06-13-2011 09:17 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by andyh (Post 429912)
Honestly, I like it. The 455 pound feet of torque from the diesel is nice as well. :thumbsup:

I was wondering how long it would take for someone to catch that and the 7 speed gearbox.....

Red G8R 06-13-2011 09:42 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
I saw lots of pics at Edmunds Insideline. It's very similar to the old version in looks.

But, the engines are really interesting, especially the new 3.0 L turbo diesel. Can't wait for the WK2's diesel to arrive here.

Technosavant 06-13-2011 10:58 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
I think the Jeep looks better; the Mercedes looks like an adapted shape.

I'd have to see the interior to know if I'd go for the Benz, but the M-B powertrain options might be nice. As would the dealer network.

Bmwister 06-13-2011 11:30 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Speaking as an old Mercedes customer, the Jeep version looks better but of course looks are a VERY subjective thing. Regarding powertrains, given the problems we've had with our E and S class vehicles over the years, I'm perfectly happy with the "old tech" Hemi and 545RFE considering I usually keep vehicles for 8-10yrs. Too many gear ratios makes for a fussy driving experience, IMHO.

Red G8R 06-13-2011 11:50 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Here are some interior photos taken fron Inside Line:

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531111_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531112_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531116_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531115_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531111_717.jpg

Red G8R 06-13-2011 11:57 AM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Some exterior pics from Inside Line:

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531114_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531115_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531113_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531115_717.jpg

http://media.il.edmunds-media.com/me...531114_717.jpg

Lots more here: http://www.insideline.com/mercedes-b...-revealed.html

mjw930 06-13-2011 12:06 PM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Technosavant (Post 429949)
I think the Jeep looks better; the Mercedes looks like an adapted shape.

I'd have to see the interior to know if I'd go for the Benz, but the M-B powertrain options might be nice. As would the dealer network.

I agree on the shape. I never liked the previous versions and this one doesn't win me over either.

As for the dealer network, remember this is an entry level vehicle for MB and even then I'll bet the base model will be priced higher than the Summit so with that price comes the upgraded dealership experience. If MB dealers needed to sell cars at the margin Jeep dealers do I doubt they could sustain their business model.

tri0829 06-13-2011 12:17 PM

Re: Take a look at our Mercedes cousin!
 
Meh looks like a van to me, the wk2 is cooler looking IMO I would choose the BMW x5 or jeep overland before that.


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