8 March 2005

Mercedes M-class off-roader has gone from chronic underachiever to best-in-class - and you can find out how this week. Autocar has introduced Stuttgart's reinvented SUV to the opposition that made its predeccessor look so off the pace; the second-generation Benz 4x4 has proved powerful, refined, practical and agile enough to claim top spot amongst its peers; and you can read about it in this week's magazine.

'The success of Mercedes last ML helped turn the premium off-roader niche into a highly profitable sector,' explains deputy road test editor Alastair Clements, 'but quality issues and dynamic inadequacies fell far short of what we knew the brand could achieve.'

'Mercedes has responded with a car good enough to challenge - and convincingly beat - even the strongest opposition.'Find out more in Autocar this week

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