2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review

Until a 2008 M-Class was assigned to me for this review, I had kind of forgotten that Mercedes redesigned this luxury SUV two years ago. Sure, I knew about the update when it was first announced, but I hadn't noticed the SUV in commercials, on the road or in weekly newspaper ads. After a long, 10-day loan, however, I started seeing new ML350s and 550s all over the Chicago area.

That bit of psychological auto trickery may already be familiar to other drivers out there, but believe me when I tell you these full-time M-Class drivers might be on to something: The new M-Class is one alluring SUV.

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DISTRONIC PLUS displays in the multifunction display
General notes You can select the distance display in the Assistance menu of the onboard computer. Display when DISTRONIC PLUS is deactivated Select the Distance Display function using the ...

Brake fluid level
If you notice that the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the MIN mark or less, check the brake system immediately for leaks. Also check the thickness of the brake li ...

Setting the temperature
Different temperatures can be set for the driver's and front-passenger sides. Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. To increase/reduce: turn controls 1 and 8 clockwise or cou ...