Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2009
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Good road grip, Good boot space and easier to load
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2009 Price and Specs
|Mercedes-Benz M-Class Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|ML280 CDI (4X4)||SUV||3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO||$14,700||$20,790|
|ML280 CDI Luxury (4X4)||SUV||3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO||$18,900||$26,290|
|ML300 CDI (4X4)||SUV||3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO||$12,700||$18,370|
|ML300 CDI Luxury (4X4)||SUV||3.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO||$14,600||$20,570|
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2009 Dimensions
Dimensions for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1911mm x 1960mm and can vary on the basis of model.
|Mercedes-Benz M-Class Model||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|ML280 CDI (4X4)||SUV||1911x1779x4780 mm||216 mm|
|ML300 CDI (4X4)||SUV||1911x1779x4780 mm||216 mm|
|ML350 (4X4)||SUV||1815x1911x4780 mm||216 mm|
|ML350 CDI (4X4)||SUV||1815x1911x4780 mm||216 mm|
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2009 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
ML 320, ML 350 or Jeep Grand Cherokee for towing a boat?
As you say Mercedes generally cost more to service and repair, particularly if you have a dealer do the work.
They're not as expensive if you use an independent Mercedes specialist, and there are plenty around who can do that for you. They not only charge less for their labour, they usually have access to cheaper parts. Most of those parts are full factory parts, just sourced from overseas, instead of locally, so you don't miss out on quality or reliability by using them.
Jeep owners generally swear by the cars, but they have had issues over the years that should make you wary about signing on to the brand.
There's not much to split them, perhaps I would prefer the 'Benz.
Mercedes or Jeep for towing a boat?
You're correct in thinking the Mercedes would cost more to service and repair, particularly if you use a dealer. Going to an independent service mechanic with experience of Mercedes-Benz cars would save you plenty. The Jeep would be the cheaper of the two in terms of servicing, and of the two you are looking at that's the one I would opt for.
Cost of Mercedes-Benz parts
Mercedes-Benz spokesman David McCarthy replies: "In Australia we have an additional year of warranty and we cover labour as well if fitted in our workshop. America has 10 times the volume of Australia and bulk purchases are arranged, but if the part fails the customer would have to manage a claim with the US. Also, if purchased from eBay is it really genuine, or re-boxed, or was it from a obsolete sale?"
Ask Smithy Xtra Sporting values
The rate of depreciation will be the same as any other Mercedes-Benz model; while the AMG badge will be more attractive to buyers it won’t slow the rate of depreciation as it might once have done when it was a rare model. Unfortunately your car was immediately devalued when the new price was cut with the tariff reduction, there’s not much you can do about that.