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Mercedes-Benz ML430

 Mercedes-Benz ML430 ML430

With a 268-horsepower 4.3-liter V8 engine and driver-adaptive five-speed automatic transmission, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 sets new standards for midsize SUV performance, including 0-60 miles per hour in about eight seconds and, on the German autobahn, a 130 mph top speed -- while maintaining an unparalleled fun-to-drive quotient in the sport-utility category.

The first lucky owners took delivery of their ML430 in October 1998.

Priced under $45,000 the ML430 will outshine its competition with technology such as four-wheel independent suspension, 4ETS, and standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Visually, the ML430 exterior can be distinguished from its V6 sibling with body-color bumpers, rocker panels and side moldings as well as super wide performance oriented 275/55R17 seven spoke alloy wheels.

torque specs

Mercedes-Benz ML430 230

1999 M-Class prices

MBUSI press release

ML430 1999 specs