The introduction of the diesel engine in the M-Class is the Mercedes-Benz ML 300 CDI, the 280 CDI has replaced the model as a basis for the model year 2009. Conceived as an SUV Mercedes-Benz ML 300 CDI shines with the new engine together with better performance with a minimal consumption. Thus, (280 CDI) now consumes just 8.4 liters of diesel fuel on average than its predecessor by 9.6 liters, despite the fact that around 14 hp more from the Mercedes-Benz ML 300 CDI are provided. In general, the V6 engine is a very good choice : 204 hp provides the common rail engine from just under 3.0 liter engine that produces a maximum torque of 50 Nm. Thus, the SUV on the highway can be brought to speed 210 km / h easily. Also in the sprint makes the Mercedes-Benz ML 300 CDI no weaknesses, because with 8.2 seconds to 100 over the SUV the Porsche Cayenne and VW Touareg diesel is almost competitive, despite the smaller sized motor. Besides the complete series features a new car, can the Mercedes-Benz ML 300 CDI as a new car, according to taste, be customized with a variety of extras from the Mercedes shelf.