Mercedes ML 2001

This generation of Mercedes ML has been produced from September, 2001 to July, 2005. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. 2001 Mercedes ML comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Mercedes is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 3.2 to 5.4 litres and power of from 218 to 347 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 2.7 to 4.0 litres and power of from 163 to 250 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (1 version), as well as automatic (6 versions) gearbox.

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Mercedes ML 2001 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 13.5 to 14.8 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.4 to 10.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 2001 petrol engine version is Mercedes ML 320 2001, consuming 13.5 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 2001 diesel - Mercedes ML 270 2001 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 +13% for petrol engines and +7% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes ML modification.

Mercedes ML 2001 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 324 to 354 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 248 to 288 grams per kilometer. From Mercedes ML with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mercedes ML 320 2001 which produces an average of 324 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Mercedes ML diesels least CO2 distributes Mercedes ML 270 2001 CDI - 248 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.7 seconds has Mercedes ML 55 2001 AMG version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes ML 270 2001 CDI reaching this speed only in 12.2 seconds. The maximum top speed is 235 km/h for the 5.4 petrol 347 hp version (Mercedes ML 55 2001 AMG).

Lenght of Mercedes ML is 464 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mercedes ML is about 3 cm longer than Honda CR-V, but 3 cm shorter than BMW X5. Mercedes ML gross weight is from 3365 to 3500 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 20 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This Mercedes is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 3300 €. According to user reviews, average Mercedes ML repair costs are 210 € per year. Users calculated Mercedes ML 2001 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3000 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 61%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 21% 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 7.7 (from 10) it corresponds to average rate for cars of this age. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. All authors of reviews would recommend Mercedes ML to the friend.

Mercedes ML modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Mercedes ML 2.7 270 2001 CDI 4x4

Most fuel efficient diesel version
Only version with manual transmission

2.7 Diesel 163 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (6)
Mercedes ML 2.7 270 2001 CDI 4x4 2.7 Diesel 163 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 3.2 320 2001 4x4 Sep 2001 — Oct 2002

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.2 Petrol 218 HP 13.5 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 3.7 350 2002 4x4 Oct 2002 — Jul 2005 3.7 Petrol 245 HP 14.1 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 4.0 400 2001 CDI 4x4

Most powerfull diesel version (250 HP)

4.0 Diesel 250 HP 10.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 5.0 500 2001 4x4 5.0 Petrol 292 HP 14.6 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 5.4 55 2001 AMG 4x4 Sep 2001 — Feb 2004

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds

5.4 Petrol 347 HP 14.8 l/100km Automatic (5)

Mercedes ML prices

Mercedes ML 2001 - 2005 crossover price in Latvia is from 1800 € to 6000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes ML price is average - Mercedes ML is approximately for 23 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2001 - 2005 prices). The reason of Mercedes ML low price could be its poor quality (see below) so we recommend particularly examine the car before purchase and do not choose it only by price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Mercedes ML 2005 price 3400 € 4700 € 6000 €
Mercedes ML 2004 price 2800 € 3700 € 4900 €
Mercedes ML 2003 price 1800 € 2600 € 3500 €
Mercedes ML 2002 price 2000 € 3000 € 4000 €
Mercedes ML 2001 price 2000 € 2500 € 3200 €

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Mercedes ML reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes ML reliability is extremely low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2016 defects were detected in an average of 43.7 percent of Mercedes ML of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 31.4%.

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Mercedes ML 2001 features (options)

Percentage of Mercedes ML with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
77%
Conditioning
71%
Metallic paint
66%
Leather upholstery
59%
Adjustable steering wheel
57%
Rain sensor
56%
Cruise control
55%
Roof bars (railings)
54%
Electrically adjustable seats
54%
Heated seats
46%
Xenon headlights
38%
Rear parking sensors
33%
Navigation
26%
Front parking sensors
25%
Sunroof
25%
Dimming mirrors
18%

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Mercedes ML reviews

Total 17 Mercedes ML owner reviews

Mercedes ML 2003 Diesel 2.7 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2020 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:9`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 11.1 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1028 € (~ 514 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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   male, age 67
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