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Mercedes-Benz ML 500

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Mercedes-Benz ML 500

5-door 5-seater sport utility vehicle (SUV), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 24-valve V engine, OHC, 4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in, 215.0 kW / 288.3 hp / 288.3 hp @ 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm, 440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft @ 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm, automatic 6-speed transmission, four wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed, consumption 13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Mercedes-BenzIssued from2008
ModelML 500Issued until
SerieML classNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerMercedes-BenzCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors5
Bodywork typesport utility vehicle (SUV)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)633 l / 22.35 cu ft / 22.35 cu ft
Passenger space (volume)3030 l / 107.00 cu ft / 107.00 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)2020 l / 71.34 cu ft / 71.34 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4640 mm / 182.7 in / 182.7 inTotal (curb) weight2210 kg / 4872 lb / 4872 lb
Width1850 mm / 72.8 in / 72.8 inDry weight
Height1830 mm / 72.0 in / 72.0 inLoad capacity660 kg / 1455 lb / 1455 lb
Wheelbase2830 mm / 111.4 in / 111.4 inGross (max.) weight2870 kg / 6327 lb / 6327 lb
Track frontTowing weight3365 kg / 7419 lb / 7419 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance220 mm / 8.7 in / 8.7 inFuel capacity83 l / 18.3 UK gal / 21.9 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.64  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.88 m2 / 31.0 sq ft / 31.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves24
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder3
Engine constructionBore97.0 mm / 3.82 in / 3.82 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke84.0 mm / 3.31 in / 3.31 in
Fuel detailsunleaded 95Bore/Stroke ratio1.15
Fuel supplyInjectionEngine displacement4966 cm3 / 303.0 cu in / 303.0 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity620.74 cm3/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder / 37.880 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHCCompression ratio10.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power215.0 kW / 288.3 hp / 288.3 hp at 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm / 5600 rpm
AspirationMax. torque440.0 N·m / 324.5 lb·ft / 324.5 lb·ft at 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm / 2700 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)86.0 kW / 115.3 hp / 115.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output43.3 kW/l / 0.951 bhp/cu in / 0.951 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque88.6 N·m/l / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in / 0.78 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefour wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio132.1 kW/ton / 100.1 bhp/ton / 100.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)16.8 l/100km / 16.8 mpg-UK / 14.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)12.4 l/100km / 22.8 mpg-UK / 19.0 mpg-US
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)13.4 l/100km / 21.1 mpg-UK / 17.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions237 g/km / 381 g/mi / 381 g/mi
  Range619 km / 385 mi / 385 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control. Electronic stabilisation program (ESP).
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front275/65-R17Tyres rear275/65-R17
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Mercedes-Benz ML 500

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