Massive in style, Massive in performance – and the list Ms goes on for the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Evening things out with the BMW X5 and the top-ranging Toyota Land Cruiser 200 is just for starters, as the M-Class has more. Filipinos in the A-B brackets will be in for a slew of class and exclusivity, and with its sheer size and brutal strength, it can only be described as a hulk in a tuxedo suit. Exterior styling is vaguely reminiscent of a top-ending Toyota Fortuner, yet gets elevated way up to a level befitting a Filipino A-lister’s personality. Interior dimension is where it’s at, for its roomy five-to-seven-seater cabin not only is comfortable and packed with modern-day touches; it is also a class leader in built quality and standards.
Mercedes-Benz’ 4MATIC full-time 4WD system and multi-terrain-adjustable suspension systems are what enables the M-Class to be monstrous in motion as well, and beating within is a choice between a 2.1L inline 4-Cylinder diesel and a 3.0L V6 diesel. A petrol preference gets catered as well via either a 3.5L V6 or a 5.5L AMG-tuned V8. Transmission choices are between a 7G-Tronic Plus 7-Speed AT and an AMG SpeedShift Plus 7G-Tronic 7-Speed AT.