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Grand tag for Merc SUV

2011-05-04 07:24

GRAND EDITION: The latest add-on package for M-Class customers does what it says on the box – attaching a host of (very) subtle styling upgrades to the ML range.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model M-Class Grand Edition
Engine 3.2l V6, 3.5l V6 CDI, 5l V8
Power 200, 165-, 285kW
Torque 350-, 510-, 530Nm
Transmission Seven-speed auto
The original German premium SUV has been given a grand upgrade in the form of some optional of styling and trim trinkets, all contained in a single package.

Mercedes-Benz’s M-Class is now locally available with the brand’s Grand Edition design upgrade.

What Mercedes has done with the Grand Edition is add some AMG (and other) styling features to the M-Class, catering to customers who desire a level of individualisation for their vehicles.

LIKE AN AMG (A BIT)

The most obvious aesthetic upgrade is an AMG radiator grille flanked by LED illumination-enhanced tinted headlights.

Around the rear of this latest M-Class derivative there are darkened tail lights with embedded LED's and subtle Grand Edition badging with a chromed rear underguard and stylised, rectangular exhaust ends rounding off the upgraded rump design.

Further distinguishing the Grand Edition models from their AMG and standard M-Class siblings are 19-inch, 10-spoked alloy rims. Aluminium running boards and roof rails add both a differentiating visual effect and utility with regards to passenger ingress/egress and loadability.

Move into the Grand Edition M-Class cabin and you’ll notice the performance-biased steering wheel courtesy of a new AMG helm, brushed stainless-steel pedals (with contrasting rubber studs for secure actuation), stainless-steel finishes and a sunroof.  

Available on all M-Class models bar the 63 AMG (obviously), the Grand Edition adds that subtle touch of personalisation to ensure your ML looks a little more individualistic, and recognisable, when parked among all the others in the golf club’s members' section.

PRICES

ML 350 CDI - R789 333
ML 350 - R770 983
ML 500 - R896 232

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