The Mercedes-Benz ML 280 was manufactured from 2005 to 2008 as a new car as an SUV in the W164 series. In the M-Class from Mercedes-Benz ML 280 acted as an entry model and was equipped with a common rail diesel engine that came from the ML 320 CDI and was throttled by the engine control unit. Thus, the performance of the Mercedes-Benz ML 280 was limited against the 224-hp version of the "big" brother to 190 hp, which mobilized the SUV from the 2,987 cc displacement. Even in the smallest variant of the Mercedes-Benz ML 280 could very well put against its competitors such as the VW Touareg and the BMW X5 and generate the hoped-Daimler approvals. For an SUV in its class and the cars of the Mercedes-Benz ML 280 can still testify fully about. The 190 hp of compression-ignition engine providing a top speed of 205 km / h and 9.8 seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km / h, given the curb weight of over 2.0 tons of very good values. The combined fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz ML 280 is average 9.6 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers.