2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 320 CDI 3.0 turbo diesel from Bulgaria
Dream machine. Period!
I bought my new ML (W164 - second ML in a row) just a month ago from Germany. It's a 2007 320 CDI. What I noticed right away is in the morning it starts after 3-4 revs. I hear first one cylinder crank, then another one etc. During the day, when engine is hot, this disappears - she starts right away. I had similar problem with my old 2003 ML 270 CDI; it turned out to be worn out rubber rings on the fuel line. Air was sucked in the fuel line, before the fuel pump at the front. Once replaced - it was all back OK. However, I think I should take her to a MB service center.
At night my central and left rear view mirrors dim, when highlighted, but the right one doesn't. I wonder if it is OK, or if there is a malfunction.
My left rear view mirror doesn't move up and down, only left-right. Probably because the previous owner had programmed both mirrors to close, each time he locked the car. I changed the settings from the instrument panel, but the mirror(s) need fixing.
I previously owned a 2003 ML 270 CDI (W163) for 5 years and she never let me down.
My new one is like a dream come true - she jumps and FLIES, when needed (3.0 V6 turbo diesel), and still doesn't drink much, because of the FANTASTIC 7G-tronic auto gearbox. She stays at 130 km/h at 2300 RPM.
Great engine, amazing gearbox, fair consumption (10.0 highway, 12.0 city).
Overtaking is like on a big motorcycle - just think of it - when you press the pedal, you are ahead. It's kid's play.
LOTS of power, GREAT handling, and an ABUNDANCE of luxury.
She has THE top equipment - full leather, the BIG Command, integrated Bluetooth, rear view camera, sun roof, heated seats, hill assist and cross country control. For me - it's worth every single cent. A true dream come true. Hope she is reliable as my old ML - did 70000 km in it, just changed oils, filters and brake pads.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st December, 2014