junenewsmercThe all-new Mercedes-Benz M-Class range arrives in the UK with two new models and to celebrate, the COMAND Online internet connectivity system is now available for only £750 (if ordered by the end of June), which is a saving of some £1380. It is indeed interesting that a premium marque like this is looking at ‘special offers’ to entice customers into the showrooms. Exterior highlights on both models include aluminium-finish running boards with rubber studs, chrome underguards in the front and rear bumpers, 19-inch five-spoke light alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, metallic paint in one of four colours (Diamond White paint is available as an £815 option), and the Mirror Package of electrically operated, heated, folding and auto-dimming door mirrors. Engine offers are the Mercedes-Benz 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox, which features ECO start/stop technology. These engines meet EU6 emissions regulations not due to come into force until 2014. The four-cylinder ML 250 BlueTEC develops 204bhp and 500Nm (369lb ft) of torque and has combined fuel consumption of 44.8mpg with CO2 emissions from 165g/km, while the corresponding figures for the V6-engined ML 350 BlueTEC are 258bhp, 620Nm (457lb ft), 39.2mpg and 189g/km. The Special Editions will be available with either the ML 250 BlueTEC or ML 350 BlueTEC advanced turbodiesel engines.  The ML 250 BlueTEC costs £43,235 on the road and the ML 350 BlueTEC is priced at £46,335 on the road.

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