Mercedes-Benz ML 550 4Matic Review by AutoGuide

Apart from the 63 AMG version, the regular ML 550 (500 in Europe and all other parts of the world, except the US) is the most powerful and most expensive M-Class you can currently buy from your Mercedes-Benz dealer.
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AutoGuide recently got their hands on such a model and have both a written and a video review which you can watch down below.

Their test model was specced with pretty much anything you can check on the options list, including a $4,600 “Designo” package for the interior.

With an “Auburn Brown” leather upholstery that also engulfs part of the dashboard and comes with a diamond pattern on both the seats and the door panels, the interior atmosphere pretty much screams opulence.

AutoGuide loved the responsive seven-speed automatic transmission, the torquey and smooth running 4.6-liter V8 and, of course, the gorgeous interior. The impressive off-road specification was also nothing to be ashamed with, although they too think that most M-Class customers will never use it to its entire capabilities.

The not-so-good impressions come from the inflated-with-options price of the tested car, which comes at a whopping $81,000 and the fact that the throttle calibration and overall feel on the road is not that engaging for the driver/pilot in you.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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