Mercedes ML 1998

This generation of Mercedes ML has been produced from March, 1998 to September, 2001. We can provide information about 6 modifications of this generation. 1998 Mercedes ML comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This Mercedes is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 2.3 to 5.4 litres and power of from 150 to 347 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.7 litres and power of 163 HP. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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Mercedes ML 1998 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 12.7 to 14.4 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 9.4 to 9.5 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 1998 petrol engine version is Mercedes ML 230 1998, consuming 12.7 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient Mercedes ML 1998 diesel - Mercedes ML 270 1999 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 9 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +5% for petrol engines and +12% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific Mercedes ML modification.

Mercedes ML 1998 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 306 to 345 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 248 to 250 grams per kilometer. From Mercedes ML with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mercedes ML 230 1998 which produces an average of 306 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Mercedes ML diesels least CO2 distributes Mercedes ML 270 1999 CDI - 248 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.9 seconds has Mercedes ML 55 1999 AMG version, conversely the tardiest one is Mercedes ML 230 1998 reaching this speed only in 12.3 seconds. The maximum top speed is 232 km/h for the 5.4 petrol 347 hp version (Mercedes ML 55 1999 AMG).

Lenght of Mercedes ML is 460 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Mercedes ML is about 3 cm longer than Honda CR-V, but 1 cm shorter than Jeep Grand Cherokee. Mercedes ML gross weight is from 2650 to 3365 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 11 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 2400 €. According to user reviews, average Mercedes ML repair costs are 130 € per year. Users calculated Mercedes ML 1998 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3300 € cost per year and 0.21 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 62%, 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.

Mercedes ML modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
Mercedes ML 2.3 230 1998 4x4 Mar 1998 — Mai 2000

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.3 Petrol 150 HP 12.7 l/100km Manual (5)
Mercedes ML 2.7 270 1999 CDI 4x4 Dec 1999 — Sep 2001

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.7 Diesel 163 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (6)
Mercedes ML 2.7 270 1999 CDI 4x4 Dec 1999 — Sep 2001 2.7 Diesel 163 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 3.2 320 1998 4x4 3.2 Petrol 218 HP 13.8 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 4.3 430 1999 4x4 Mar 1999 — Sep 2001 4.3 Petrol 272 HP 13.9 l/100km Automatic (5)
Mercedes ML 5.4 55 1999 AMG 4x4 Dec 1999 — Sep 2001

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds

5.4 Petrol 347 HP 14.4 l/100km Automatic (5)

Mercedes ML prices

Mercedes ML 1998 - 2001 crossover price in Latvia is from 1200 € to 3500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mercedes ML price is below average - Mercedes ML is approximately for 42 percents cheaper then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 1998 - 2001 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 2001 price 1900 € 2700 € 3300 €
Mercedes ML 2000 price 2500 € 2800 € 3500 €
Mercedes ML 1999 price 1200 € 2000 € 2900 €
Mercedes ML 1998 price 1400 € 1900 € 2400 €

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Mercedes ML reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service Mercedes ML reliability is very low. In the roadworthiness tests in 2013 defects were detected in an average of 35.5 percent of Mercedes ML of this generation (on average 14 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 27.6%.

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Mercedes ML 1998 features (options)

Percentage of Mercedes ML with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
79%
Leather upholstery
62%
Adjustable steering wheel
61%
Metallic paint
57%
Electrically adjustable seats
56%
Roof bars (railings)
54%
Cruise control
47%
Heated seats
45%
Sunroof
36%
Climate control
27%
Rain sensor
16%
Navigation
16%
Panoramic sunroof
13%
Xenon headlights
13%
Dimming mirrors
12%
Rear parking sensors
11%

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Similar cars to Mercedes ML 1998

Cars similar and most compared to Mercedes ML 1998. Click on the image to view the car's specifications or on the "Compare..." link to compare cars.

Honda CR-V 2002 Honda CR-V 2002 has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
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Hyundai Santa FE 2000 Hyundai Santa FE 2000 has
  • also available in 2WD
  • lower price
  • better manoeuvrability
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Nissan Qashqai 2008 Nissan Qashqai 2008 has
  • also available in 2WD
  • lower fuel consumption
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Mercedes ML reviews

Total 17 Mercedes ML owner reviews

Mercedes ML 1999 Petrol 3.2 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 14.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 500 € (~ 125 € per year)
Total car rating:
7
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