The entry level ML 250 is powered by a 2.1 liter four-cylinder diesel with 204HP (150 kW) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft). It is mated to a 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox delivering the power to an all-wheel drive system.

The new M-Class has a selective damping suspension, while the Airmatic self-leveling air suspension and an Active Curve System with dynamic roll stabilization is available as an option. The SAV equipped with this is a real pleasure to drive.

The safety is at extemely high level – Night View Assist Plus including pedestrian recognition, Speed Limit Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Active Park Assist and Distronic Plus and some other intersting systems.

Although the big SUV weighs 2.2 tons, the performance is at decent level as well as the fuel consumption. Check out the video below to see the test.

2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 1 of 6
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 2 of 6
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 3 of 6
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 4 of 6
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 5 of 6
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTEC 4MATIC, 6 of 6

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class:

ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC ML 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 4MATIC (Predecessor) ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC ML 350 CDI 4MATIC (Predecessor)
Number of cylinders 4 6 6 6
Displacement               cc 2143 2987 2987 2987
Rated ouput                 hp 204 204 258 231
Max torque                Nm 500 500 620 540
NEDC combined mpg CO2 / km 43.4 – 47.0 158 31.4 – 33.6 224 38.1 – 41.5 179 30.0 – 31.8 235-246
Acceleration 0 – 62 mph                     s 9.0 8.3 7.4 7.6
Top speed                 mph 130 130 139 136
Emissions standard EU6 EU5 EU6 EU5

Source: Autocar co uk via Youtube