Mercedes-Benz M-Class History
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class was first introduced back in 1997 as a smaller option than the brand’s larger GL-Class. Since its introduction, the M-Class has steadily established itself in the luxury mid-size SUV class, giving the Mercedes brand a leg up on the competition.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a luxury mid-size SUV lineup produced at Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plant, where initial production began on February 9, 1997. It was created to replace the G-Class, originally part of a joint platform with Mitsubishi, though the partnership was abandoned before the M-Class was completed.
When the Mercedes-Benz M-Class was first introduced, it was with the ML320, which was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine. Now in its third generation, the M-Class offers four different trim levels with the ML350, ML350 Bluetec, ML550, and ML63 AMG.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Awards
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has won many awards, including the 2013 Ideal Vehicle Award, the 2006 “Best New Sport Utility Vehicle” Canadian Car of the Year, and the World Car Award in 1999.