Monday, 8 October 2012

Official - Mercedes ML 250 CDI launching on 10th October 2012




Mercedes-Benz India is ready to launch the ML 250 CDI, a smaller-engined version of the ML in a bid to become a prominent player in the luxury SUV segment.

The third-generation ML that was launched in May this year is currently offered with a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel, badged the ML 350 CDI. But come October 10, the first ML to roll out of their new Rs 200 crore plus new paint booth will be the ML 250 CDI.

Even for a price of 56.9 lakhs (ex-showroom) of ML 350 CDI, Mercedes managed to receive 100 orders within just a week for a launch. The vehicles were CBU units, flown in from its US plant.

The ML 250 CDI will be powered by a smaller 2.2 liter, four cylinder diesel engine that generates 204 bhp@4200 rpm and 500 Nm of torque between 1600-2500 rpm. This is the same engine that powers the E Class and C Class.

This could be Mercedes player to be in competition to BMW X3 and Audi Q3. Stay tuned for more details on its launch date - 10th October 2012.

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