2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class can be a real work horse


Mercedes-Benz has just added more photos on the new 2012 M-Class, which show another working side of it besides being a luxury SUV. Besides the new photos of the 2012 M-Class, Mercedes-Benz also drops some technical details on this mid-size SUV.

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the engine choices of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class for Europe. It will initially be available with a new 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel producing 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque while providing about 6.0 lt/100 (39.2 mpg US). The second choice is a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine producing about 302 horsepower,  which is 34 horsepower more than the outgoing ML 350.

If you are a fuel miser, there is the ML350 with BlueTec diesel technology. This 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine produces around 240 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque, and provide a fuel return of 9.4 lt/100 km (25 mpg US) on the highway.

And lastly is the usual AMG version, and expect to see this model to be powered by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine. All models of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class are equipped with a standard seven-speed automatic transmission.