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12-10-2003, 09:37 PM
Does anyone know why Mercedes didn't outfit the ML55 with the same quality that they did the other AMG cars? My uncles ML55 has the same (cheap, plastic) dash as his ML430. The interior of something like, the E55 doesn't really belong in the same class. Just wondering, thanks to those who answer if any.<br>87 bmw 535i

12-11-2003, 12:45 AM

12-11-2003, 02:05 PM
You misunderstand me, I have nothing against Mercedes Benz. I was just wondering why there was such a difference between the AMG outfitted cars. <br>87 bmw 535i

12-13-2003, 01:44 PM
Try this: Made in the U.S.A.

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12-16-2003, 02:45 PM
with the specific exceptions of engine, brakes, wheels, etc. that increased performance and/or luxury content to the AMG level. No changes were made to the basic hardware, for the most part, only to items that could have their performance enhanced. It would have been very costly for MB to upgrade the myriad subpar details in the ML to match or exceed those found in their other offerings, perhaps even more than the cost of the AMG-specific items.

The '99 ML55s were the least desirable from this standpoint; the 2000-2001s were middling, and the 2002s were the best of the bunch. Each group taking advantage of general running improvements made to the W163 platform in 2000 and 2002.

My '99 ML430 wasn't a bad unit, but it had more in common with an Explorer than a Mercedes.


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