With ML The Third, Mercedes has managed to offer the expected level of comfort, but not much more. We'll start with the air suspension: it's great to be able to play with the ride height and be able to make full use of the vehicle's on and off road abilities, but the cushions will leave a few things to be desired when you meet certain types of roads, with the best example being a fidgety ride over surfaces that have been affected by the years of use.
The story is the same with the seats. We were treated with ones that offered enough electric adjustments and Designo perforated leather, as well as a heating function, but these fall a bit short when compared to those of a Range Rover, for example, as they feel a tad too firm.
However, there are a lot of elements that work in a brilliant way to convince you to not step out of the car, such as the top-level soundproofing and the tweaking of the 7G -Tronic Plus gearbox
The engineers have adapted the transmission for this model and so it offers a smooth transition between gears, one that allows rear passengers to sleep, if they want to, for example.
If there's one element that really impresses for this chapter, it's the interior space, as the ML really makes excellent use of its now-larger dimensions.
Mercedes did a great job at concealing the metallic eruptions around the car in plush materials that can be enjoyed with more than one sense, but we still can't help but wonder what's under the fine leather, where the tech
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