It is hard to believe that the first generation Mercedes Benz M-Class was launched in 1997 and although 620,000 were sold world wide (38,000 in the UK) it was never really liked by the motoring press who labelled it a bit too American. The standard of build quality and the materials used were not what we Brit's expected from Mercedes Benz.
This has now been addressed and the all new M-Class was launched in the UK on the 15th September 2005 with a more European feel.
The design of the second-generation M-Class is a beguiling blend of heavily contoured surfaces and taut lines. The swept-back windscreen, striking front wings and rising shoulder line of the new car set an unashamedly sporting tone, a theme developed by the proportions of the body. The new M-Class is 158 mm longer (now 4788 mm), 71 mm wider (now 1911 mm) and 5 mm lower (now 1815 mm with roof rails) than its predecessor whilst the wheelbase has grown by 95 mm to 2915 mm.
Resulting in a longer, wider and lower M-Class.
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