Mercedes-Benz M-Class for Sale in Nigeria
The M-Class is a luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) by the German automaker Mercedes Benz which is division of German car company Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz started manufacturing the M-class in 1997 and after 17 years, in 2014 the production of this model is still going strong. The M-Class is a flagship model for the Mercedes-Benz company and to date Daimler has released 3 generations of M-class. Being the flagship model, it is the first model to receive most of the innovations and novel technologies developed by Mercedes-Benz. Initially the M-class was manufactured in Graz, Austria and in Alabama, USA but since 2008, new plants have popped up in Indonesia and in Pune, India as well. Anyone looking to purchase a luxury SUV can find a comprehensive collection of Mercedes-Benz M-Class for sale in Nigeria can be found on Carmudi Nigeria webpage.
What to know when Buying Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Performance and Specifications of Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The M-Class is an iconic luxury vehicle and has been in production for 17 years now. The majority of M-Class vehicles found on the Nigerian market have the following technical specifications:
- The M-Class is available as a midsize crossover SUV. It is a front engine rear wheel or front engine four wheel drive vehicle.
- It is available in many engine volumes but the five engine volumes most commonly found in Nigeria are 2.0L, 3.0L, 3.5L, 4.0L and 4.5L.
- The Mercedes M-Class is available both in the petrol and diesel version.
- The M-Class is available in five speed manual and five speed automatic transmissions
- The M-Class has distronic brakes which have built in anti-locking functions but more than that it has the anti-collision radar at the front and rear of the vehicle.
How is the design of Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Although in the beginning the M-Class was supposed to be fabricated as an off shoot of the Mitsubishi Pajero, under contract with Mitsubishi, those plans never materialized and Daimler got the M-Class designed by famous car designers Bruno Sacco and Peter Pfeiffer during 1992 to 1995. The production started in 1996 and the M-Class was ready for the market in 1997.
What are the standout features of Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The standout feature of Mercedes-Benz M-Class is certainly its power and off-road capabilities. It is the only car that gives the Mitsubishi Pajero a hard time off-road and is comparable to it in terms of power, performance and fuel consumption.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Mercedes-Benz M-Class in Nigeria
When refering to used Mercedes Benz M-Class SUVs that are offered on the car market for sale, majority of these SUVs fall happens to be tokunbo which simply means foreign used models that are imported into the country. The tokunbo version might cost a little more than the locally used regietered M-Class but there good point about it is that they are much more in good condition and a wide range of specs to choose from.
The Best Mercedes Benz M-Class year to Buy
Other than the 2015 Mercedes Benz M-Class that seems to be the latest model that Mercedes Benz SUV lovers are happy to have on the market, older versions like the 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class and the 2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class are regarded as the year models that are similar and have common features with the newest year model.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class Price in Nigeria
The Mercedes Benz M-Class is widely and easily available in all the major urban centers of Nigeria. The spare parts and labor are easily available as well. Being predominantly an urban vehicle, the biggest concentrations of Mercedes M-Class can be found in big cities. The price of a used or tokunbo Mercedes Benz M-class for sale depends on the general condition and mileage of the car.
- 1998 Mercedes Benz – 2005 Mercedes Benz ML 300, ML 320, ML350, ML 450, ML 500: N900k – ₦1.5 million
- 2006 Mercedes Benz – 2008 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4MATIC, ML 550 4MATIC: ₦2.3 million – ₦3.3 million
- 2009 Mercedes Benz – 2011 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4MATIC, ML 550 4MATIC, 2009 – 2011: ₦3.5 million – ₦5.5 million
Overall Impression of Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The latest generations of M-Class are so technologically advanced that they can not be serviced by ordinary mechanics. A mechanic has to be Mercedes-Benz certified in order to service an M-class. It is this mix of luxury, exclusivity and wealth that has made the M-Class the most well known luxury vehicle. The utilization of Mercedes-Benz as a symbol of luxury and affluence in movies, TV, literature and multimedia has made M-Class a synonym for class. According to a survey by Forbes Magazine, the first luxury car that every first time millionaire buys is the M-Class. Saying that the M-class gives you a very good value for money is an understatement because unlike other cars who see their value depreciate with time, a well maintained M-Class increases in value and becomes a collector item.