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Old 09-11-2015, 04:52 PM
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My "New to Me" '15 ML Bluetec

I've been hanging around now for a couple weeks as I figure out our new ML. Wasn't really looking to come back to MB as I've loved our BMWs over the last several years. But, my better side didn't like the difficult/hard steering in the BMWs so we are back to her love: Benz.


Got a '15 ML250 Bluetec
Diamond Silver Metallic
Black MBTex
Parktronic
Panorama Roof
Heated steering wheel
Tow package
20" AMG wheels
Harmon Kardon Logic surround
Ambient lighting/illuminated sills
Keyless go
Illuminated running boards
MB Tex wrapped dash
P1 pkg
Convenience pkg
Lighting pkg
Exterior Sport pkg
Chrome accessory pkg
Drive Assistance pkg


MSRP $71,110. Bought it CPO with 6k miles. A service is done, so got prepaid B-A-B service and 5 year MB Tire/Wheel policy also.


So far only a couple mods. The pedals are awesome compared to stock. Best $60 spent so far on this ML. Steering is really soft, ride is luxury. Good to be back. Look forward to sharing experiences.


Oh, I got a set of winters already getting put together. Should be fun to get this out in the snow in a couple months. Or maybe a little later than that if we're lucky!
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I like that now you can get the sport pkg ext on the diesels. Which BMW(s?) did you have? Many on that side are complaining that the steering has gotten too light!
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I like that now you can get the sport pkg ext on the diesels. Which BMW(s?) did you have? Many on that side are complaining that the steering has gotten too light!
I personally don't like the ML steering. Way too boosted in my opinion. But, it's not my opinion that matters in this case. I had an X5 diesel, then X5 M Sport (this is the one that had the "bad" steering for someone, but I thought it was perfect!), then for fun I got a 650 M Sport. Most addictive car I've ever owned.


This ML is a great luxury transportation device. It's not exciting for me to drive. But, it serves a purpose and the looks have really grown on me since the first time I said I disliked this design. The sport package definitely helps.
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For $71K MSRP, I'm guessing a purchase price of $58K?

The F15 (2014+ X5) has similar steering resistance and ride comfort compared to the ML/GLE. Many BMW enthusiasts are not happy about it but the X5 serves a different market than the 3 Series. Smart move by BMW.
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Tell me about the $60 pedal mod.
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Tell me about the $60 pedal mod.
AMG pedals. Widely discussed here.
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For $71K MSRP, I'm guessing a purchase price of $58K?

The F15 (2014+ X5) has similar steering resistance and ride comfort compared to the ML/GLE. Many BMW enthusiasts are not happy about it but the X5 serves a different market than the 3 Series. Smart move by BMW.
You are really close on the price I paid. Overall, a really fair deal.


As for the BMWs, I had pre '14 so I had the real (hydraulic) steering. The M Sport version rode like a car. Like I said, this ML has a different purpose and it's great at what it does.
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Tell me about the $60 pedal mod.
The retail price is over $100 I think, but there is an eBay seller (keenanmotors4311) that will sell for $55 plus shipping. They bundled shipping and I got the cargo tray, pedals covers and plate frame.


The pedal cover for the brake pulls right off. The accelerator pedal didn't even have a cover(!!!). That was easy.
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The retail price is over $100 I think, but there is an eBay seller (keenanmotors4311) that will sell for $55 plus shipping. They bundled shipping and I got the cargo tray, pedals covers and plate frame.


The pedal cover for the brake pulls right off. The accelerator pedal didn't even have a cover(!!!). That was easy.
Thx. Looks like a great source.
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