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Mercedes-Benz Of Long Beach Confirms, Mercedes-Benz Debuts The 2012MY M-Class


Mercedes-Benz Introduces the All-New Third Generation M-Class SUV

June 14, 2011 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is proud to confirm Mercedes-Benz USA debuts the all-new third-generation M-Class SUV.

The all-wheel-drive SUV debuts with more contemporary styling and includes LED daytime running lights and taillights, chrome roof rails and optional panorama sunroof. Interior features include a standard 7-inch display screen, electromechanical steering, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist, multicolor ambient lighting and new entertainment and telematics systems.

“ We are excited to have a new generation of Mercedes-Benz M-Class vehicle that will offer Mercedes-Benz drivers the luxury and efficiency Mercedes-Benz drivers deserve,” said Bob Milner, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach.

The 2012MY M-Class also features new direct-injection powertrains. The ML350 BlueTEC is powered by a 50-state V6 turbodiesel now with 240 hp, 455 lb-ft of torque and 19-inch wheels. The gasoline-powered ML350 4MATIC features a new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 generating 302 hp, 273 lb.-ft. of torque and 19-inch wheels.

In addition to more economical engines, the 2012MY M-Class has a new seven speed automatic transmission with a more fuel-efficient torque converter, friction-optimized bearings and a transmission oil thermal management system plus low-friction axle drives and electromechanical steering which all contribute to reducing fuel consumption.

The all-new 2012MY M-Class will make its U.S. retail debut in September 2011.

Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach proudly serves the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.

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