Friday, May 20, 2011

2012 Mercedes ML


Looking like an SUV version of the boxy E Class.
Sure, it does look a bit better than the GLK, but that's not saying much.

The current model still looks good, and better than this.

We'll see when they release actual pictures, but the one above does seem to match every spy shot I have seen of the car....

11 comments:

SalvatoreBellomo said...

Does look pretty accurate. Though you could tell it's a sketch by the front wheel. It's not proportioned correctly. What were going to be seeing is a boxier version of the ml on market today

FuioptimaSX said...

Eww....looks like the current one and they tryed to squeeze E-Class tail lights onto the rear...which makes it look like a 1st gen Volvo S40. I'll take the Grand Cherokee, Durango, or upcoming Grand Wagoneer over this mess.

jtz said...

The current one looks better.

Education Project said...

With regards to the side of the vehicle, I sure as hell hope not... The rear looks a bit busy but I'm fine with it. I think the tail-lights looks good.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope they make it a lot sportier than the current one. The ML drives like a Camry. The throttle is not very responsive… even changing the radio stations has an annoying delay. Although I am impressed with the accident avoidance and safety systems. But having just tested the X5, I was constantly frustrated driving the ML.

Anonymous said...

The current one is sloppy crap. This is a definite improvement. But I'd still take a Cherokee, Enclave, or Durango over this. As ususal, Merc will probably charge 2x what others charge for similar options (like Distronic Cruise which is $4k++ extra in a Merc and $2k (stand-alone) or $3k++ (bundled with a ton of other things--like HID--in Chryslers) using the EXACT SAME SYSTEM!

Anonymous said...

FuioptimaSX - those vehicles you mentioned are garbage compared to the ML, especially regarding interior quality.

You take the junk, ill take the good stuff.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
The current one is sloppy crap. This is a definite improvement. But I'd still take a Cherokee, Enclave, or Durango over this. As ususal, Merc will probably charge 2x what others charge for similar options (like Distronic Cruise which is $4k++ extra in a Merc and $2k (stand-alone) or $3k++ (bundled with a ton of other things--like HID--in Chryslers) using the EXACT SAME SYSTEM!

May 22, 2011 6:52 AM"

That "sloppy crap" is still rated ahead of every single vehicle you mentioned when it comes to quality according to JD Power, TrueDelta, and Consumer Reports.

Some people do no research.

Anonymous said...

That "sloppy crap" is still rated ahead of every single vehicle you mentioned

WRONG ignorance breath.

Grand Cherokee is consistantly ranked WAY WAY ahead of ANY Merceded SUV/CUV. And so is Enclave. (Durango has yet to be rated, but I've driven all of these, and in my opinion its right up there with Cherokee Summit & lightyears ahead of the dumpy M-class.)

FuioptimaSX said...

"Anonymous said...
FuioptimaSX - those vehicles you mentioned are garbage compared to the ML, especially regarding interior quality.

You take the junk, ill take the good stuff.

May 22, 2011 7:05 AM"

Newsflash, they are all the same vehicle, minus the bodykits. Have you actually sat inside either the Grand or Durango? The Chrysler sun of interior design has risen again! The rears of all 3 of these look like donkey. They must have been thinking of current Honda Odyssey owners while designing the Grand and Durango...I'm holding out hope for the Grand Wagoneer.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to trash all Merc's when I say the M is crap. The GLK is actually a very well designed machine. I'd even go so far as to say I'd sooner spend $50k on a GLK than I would $25 on an M. I had several friends with M's and all of them traded to a different brand within 1-1/2 years. Don't know anybody who got rid of a GLK that fast (or rid of any other SUV from Jeep, Cad, Infinity, Lincoln, or GMC.)