• (4.5) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,597$19,621
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 12-21
  • Engine: 215-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Our Take on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Our Take

The M-Class was redesigned two years ago, so there's no major changes for 2008, but the SUV does get new standard equipment. The ML500 also gets a beefed-up engine and a new name: ML550. The M-Class has been on the market for 10 years, and an anniversary edition marking the occasion will be ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat impaired side-rear visibility
  • Grabby transmission when slowing to halt
  • Small navigation screen
  • Radio and navigation controls

Notable Features

  • AMG performance version
  • Diesel version
  • Standard 4WD
  • Unibody platform
  • Anniversary Edition 10 package


Our Expert Reviews

A couple weeks ago, my hairstylist and I got into a discussion about pet peeves. Her No. 1 irritation? People who drive too slowly in the left lane. This opened the door for us to discuss all kinds of vehicular pet peeves. While I certainly get ticked off when people aren't using the left lane properly, they're out there in the world and I can't control what they do. My worst veh... Read full review for the 2008 Mercedes Benz M Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car

by Car enthusiast from Braintree, MA on August 31, 2007

Very dependeable car so far. Much better experience than with my previous X5. Handles very well, and it looks great. Very smooth all around.

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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