Mercedes-Benz has planned to launch 15 products this year in India, as a part of 15 models in 2015. The company has launched the new CLA-Class, which is the new-entry level sedan to the three-pointed star. The German manufacturer is now planning to get the ML 500, as another new product to India.
The ML is the company's mid-size SUV, which is currently available as ML 250 CDI and ML 350 CDI. There is already the ML 63 AMG, as the more powerful version. The ML's next-version will be called as the GLE, as per the new nomenclature from Mercedes-Benz. A 4.6-litre 456bhp engine that will produce a maximum torque of 700Nm will power the ML 500. This engine also powers the new-generation S-Class as well. Mercedes-Benz has commenced the assembly of the S-Class in India, and this engine will be shared with ML-Class as well. The assembly of the ML-Class commenced in 2013 and this will be a new addition to the Mercedes-Benz SUV fleet. We could expect the company to commence the assembly of the ML 500 as well. The reason why we state that the ML 500 will be assembled is because if Mercedes-Benz had to import the ML petrol, then it could have done it with the ML550.
The ML-Class is one of the most selling Mercedes-Benz SUVs in India and the Stuttgart-based manufacturer will also be getting the AMG GT too, which is the company's new daily sports car and the second all-new product from Mercedes AMG. Last year the company for the first time sold in excess of 10,000 units in a year.
Source : MotorOctane