Mercedes ML 2005

This generation of Mercedes ML has been produced from July, 2005 to July, 2008. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. 2005 Mercedes ML comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Mercedes is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 3.5 to 6.2 litres and power of from 272 to 510 horsepower un three diesel engines with displacement from 3.0 to 4.0 litres and power of from 190 to 306 horsepower.
The car is available with only with automatic gearbox.

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Mercedes ML 2005 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 12 to 16 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.4 to 11 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 2005 petrol engine version is Mercedes ML 350 2005, consuming 12 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 2005 diesel - Mercedes ML 280 2005 CDI for 100 kilometers consumes 9.4 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, Mercedes ML real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +9% for petrol engines and +11% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes ML modification.

Mercedes ML 2005 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 275 to 392 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 249 to 294 grams per kilometer. From Mercedes ML with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mercedes ML 350 2005 which produces an average of 275 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Mercedes ML diesels least CO2 distributes Mercedes ML 280 2005 CDI - 249 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5 seconds has Mercedes ML 63 2006 AMG version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes ML 280 2005 CDI reaching this speed only in 9.8 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 6.2 petrol 510 hp version (Mercedes ML 63 2006 AMG) and the 5.5 petrol 388 hp version (Mercedes ML 500 2007).

Lenght of Mercedes ML is 478 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mercedes ML is about 2 cm longer than Toyota Land Cruiser, but 2 cm shorter than Volvo XC90. Mercedes ML gross weight is from 2830 to 2950 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class.

This Mercedes is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6000 €. According to user reviews, average Mercedes ML repair costs are 210 € per year. Users calculated Mercedes ML 2005 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3500 € cost per year and 0.33 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 20% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Mercedes ML for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Mercedes ML prices and costs.

In user reviews Mercedes ML received average grade 9.3 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 7.9. All authors of reviews would recommend Mercedes ML to the friend.

Mercedes ML modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption
Mercedes ML 3.0 280 2005 CDI 4x4

Most fuel efficient diesel version

3.0 Diesel 190 HP 9.4 l/100km
Mercedes ML 3.0 320 2005 CDI 4x4

Most fuel efficient diesel version

3.0 Diesel 224 HP 9.4 l/100km
Mercedes ML 3.5 350 2005 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.5 Petrol 272 HP 12.0 l/100km
Mercedes ML 4.0 420 2006 CDI 4x4 Jun 2006 — Jul 2008

Most powerfull diesel version (306 HP)

4.0 Diesel 306 HP 11.0 l/100km
Mercedes ML 5.0 500 2005 4x4 Jul 2005 — Mar 2007 5.0 Petrol 306 HP 13.0 l/100km
Mercedes ML 5.5 500 2007 4x4 Mar 2007 — Jul 2008 5.5 Petrol 388 HP -
Mercedes ML 6.2 63 2006 AMG 4x4 Feb 2006 — Jul 2008

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5 seconds

6.2 Petrol 510 HP 16.0 l/100km
Mercedes ML service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

Mercedes ML prices

Mercedes ML 2005 - 2008 crossover price in Latvia is from 3300 € to 8000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes ML price is average - Mercedes ML is approximately for 9 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2005 - 2008 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Mercedes ML 2008 price 6000 € 7000 € 7500 €
Mercedes ML 2007 price 5000 € 6500 € 8000 €
Mercedes ML 2006 price 4900 € 6000 € 7000 €
Mercedes ML 2005 price 3300 € 4600 € 6000 €

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Mercedes ML reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes ML reliability is below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2016 defects were detected in an average of 28.7 percent of Mercedes ML of this generation (on average 10 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 25.1%.

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Mercedes ML 2005 features (options)

Percentage of Mercedes ML with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
87%
Rain sensor
79%
Conditioning
74%
Metallic paint
67%
Tire pressure control
59%
Xenon headlights
56%
Electrically adjustable seats
52%
Cruise control
50%
Leather upholstery
50%
Rear parking sensors
46%
Adjustable steering wheel
45%
Front parking sensors
43%
Roof bars (railings)
41%
Navigation
39%
Heated seats
38%
Dimming mirrors
24%
Bi-xenon lights
22%
Sunroof
21%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
16%
Auxiliary heating
12%

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Mercedes ML reviews

Total 17 Mercedes ML owner reviews

Mercedes ML 2008 Diesel 4.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2022 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 790 € (~ 395 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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