Breaking - Mercedes begins producing the M Class in India

10/10/2012 - 13:30 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

We've just received an update that Mercedes Benz India has inaugurated production of the M Class SUV at its Chakan plant in Pune this morning.

Mercedes ML250 CDI production Chakan Pune

India is the first country outside the US to manufacture the M-Class. To mark this milestone, MB India has introduced a new entry-level variant, the ML250 CDI.

The ML250 CDI is powered by a 2.2L, 4cyl diesel engine that makes 202.7hp@4,200 RPM and 505Nm@1,600-1,600 RPM. It is priced at 45.64 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Pune).

Mercedes ML250 CDI side viewMercedes ML250 CDI front three quarters

The ML350 CDI, launched a few months ago, is the top-end variant that is also now produced at this plant. 30% of the car has been localized.

MB India has received 200 orders for the M Class. Delivery of these cars will be complete by November.

Mercedes ML250 CDI rear three quartersMercedes ML250 CDI variant

We're awaiting more details in the hours to follow.

Story developing.

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