Mercedes 2007 ML 320 CDI, diesel just got more popular !
In the United States of America, diesels are not all that popular, only 3.2 percent share of first-time registrants. However, due to the gasoline prices that are going higher and higher, this number is predicted to rise up to 15 percent by 2015.
Mercedes-Benz is one of the firms that sold diesel cars in the past, in the 1960s and 1980s 80% of the sales were disesels. In 2004, Mercedes presented the ML, the powerplant of which was legal in most states. Since 2008, BlueTec line will be rolled out of disels models, and cars will be legal in all states.
The 2007 Mercedes-Benz ML 320 CDI is a representative vehicle for the new diesel models, with burn low-sulfur fuel and particular filter. An additional filter at the exhaust pipe will be implemented from 2008, and from then on disesels will be as clean as gasoline models. The ML 320 CDI is e heavy vehicle, with it’s 4817-pound weight. Still, the 215 hp 3.0-liter V6 engine give sforth a 398 lb-ft torque. Transmission is seven-speed automatic. Interior is Mercedes-quality, and that says it all.
We are talking about a SUV, a big, roomy car. And that uses diesel. Still, it has good specs concerning power and consumption (23 mpg) , it doesn’t make too much noise, and only at starting-throttle can you feel a small difference from the gasoline models. A specialist from AutoWeek considered: â€œPower comes strong and steady, it pulls hard right through the rev range, and the seven-speed tranny does a great job of matching ratio to engine speed to provide good power when you need it.â€
Mercedes has planned well the ML 320 CDI, this attractive diesel SUV costing only $1.000 more. So the ML just got better, and rising gasoline prices will surely make it a top-choice from now on.