Discontinuing the M-Class to replace by the GLE-Class, Mercedes-Benz put the faith in breathing the fresh air to the company's luxury mid-size van line-up. However, the M-Class's legacy just can't help living among the Nigerian buyers with lots of the M-Class cars seen on Nigerian roads till these days. Among the most successful models throughout the generations, the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 is often considered one of the best to purchase. It is also the last M-Class which was manufactured during 2002-2015 and would later give way to the GLE-Class. Today Naijauto will introduce more about the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 price in Nigeria as well as related facts to help you buy the best ML 350 car on the market. Read on!
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class now GLE-Class still reps as the Daimler's most sold SUV of all time
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class's production started in 1997 with inspiration for its design blending features from the more compact GLC-Class and the bigger GLS-Class. In fact, before that, in 1991 to be specific, Mercedes-Benz intended to join hands with Mitsubishi to develop the car; however, the collaboration went sideways and the former went solo and it wasn’t until 1997 that the W163 M-Class was released in the form of an average-sized SUV that proved to be one of Daimler AG’s best sellers of all time, with an estimated 1.2 million owners since its advent.
The M-Class in the early ages was subject to many controversial debates, all coming from its name. At the time of its release, German rivals BMW had started selling its M models. BMW contested the “M” badge followed by 3 numbers (for example M 350. This forced Mercedes-Benz to add an “L” to the nomenclature of the M-Class category. Ultimately in 2015, the nomenclature of the M-Class changed to GLE-Class.
Prices of Mercedes-Benz ML 350 in Nigeria
Now that we've read a brief history, let’s cut to the chase. So, the question pops: “How much for this?” Naijauto has gathered the most recent prices of new, tokunbo, and locally used units of the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 price in Nigeria. Let’s take a look!
Brand-new Mercedes-Benz ML 350 price in Nigeria
Nigerians are car lovers. You will see the latest models of vehicle brands, including the 2015 ML 350 among the millions of vehicles plying our roads every day. The oldest models of the ML 350 may not be available as brand-new as factors such as importation policies and resale value may seriously mitigate their distribution. A brand-new Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2015 is priced to be from 20 million - 24 million naira.
Most Nigerians would buy foreign-used cars instead of new ones. They usually offer that “just-like-new” feel and are a lot cheaper. Generally, Tokunbo cars do not come with major faults, as most of what makes up the car are still working fine.
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Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2005
₦2,500,000 – ₦2,800,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2006
₦2,500,000 – ₦3,500,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2007
₦3,200,000 – ₦3,900,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2008
₦4,200,000 – ₦5,000,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2009
₦4,300,000 – ₦5,200,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2010
₦5,500,000 – ₦6,000,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2011
₦5,500,000 – ₦6,500,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2012
₦7,000,000 – ₦8,350,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2013
₦9,500,000 – ₦13,000,000
Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz ML 350 2014
₦10,500,000 – ₦18,000,000
Please note that Tokunbo prices may vary due to several factors, including shipping fees, import tax, currency exchange rates and also the cost of clearing Mercedes Benz cars in Nigeria (click on the link to see details). Before agreeing on any purchase, make sure you know the exact price you have to pay in total.
The latest generation of the ML 350 is quicker and fine-tuned, with great fuel economy
Nigerian used Mercedes-Benz ML 350 prices in Nigeria
Because locally used cars are generally rated lower than foreign used ones, local users intending to sell their vehicles at a later time now take good care of their vehicles in order to boost resale value. Buying a second- to third-hand luxury SUV may not be a wise way to spend your savings but if you must, please employ an auto mechanic for a thorough inspection.
Originally, the M-Class was proposed to replace the G-Series with Mercedes getting into an agreement with Mitsubishi to base it on the Montero/Pajero chassis. If the plan had worked, the resulting SUV would have been labeled a Mercedes-Benz as well as a Mitsubishi, depending on the region and market.
The original M-Class attracted a lot of criticism for low-grade material quality and lack of sophistication but Mercedes only addressed most of those issues with the production of the Mk2 ML in 2005. That said, the pros must greatly outweigh the cons as the ML has sold over 1.2 million units since its release in 1997. Its manufacturers also laud it as the world’s most popular 4x4 luxury SUV.
The development of the ML 350 was to be originally based on the Pajero/Montero platform
The ML 350 is a classy but elegant mid-size luxury family SUV. It seats 5 people comfortably. You would love the roominess and cargo space of earlier models. Though recent models may not be able to compete with minivans, sacrificing some space for style makes Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts happy.
The ML 350 provides a comfortable ride with its 7-speed automatic transmission that shifts smoothly. The interior features other ergonomic gripes. However, criticisms abound for its complicated controls. Some improvements were made with the 2012 model redesigning but some controls are still finicky.
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Mercedes-Benz ML 350 specifications
Acceleration (0-60 mph)
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
Standard in-car entertainment features a 100 watts stereo output, 8 total speakers, AM/FM stereo, speed sensitive volume control, auxiliary audio input, and USB with external media control, and DVD player.
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Whether you live in a busy city or a laid-back environment, the ML 350 is one of the most pleasurable SUVs to drive. It is luxurious and spacious, yet produces enough power to handle hard-line driving. You will also find an impressive range of safety features in earlier models, including blind-spot detection, crosswind assist, cross-traffic alert, and collision prevention assist. For an ML 350 that’s in good condition, we’d say it’s worth buying, as its compelling features are sure to overshadow its flaws.
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