A second announcement from the German automaker today who has also revealed the 2011 Mercedes M Class Grand Edition price list.
The 2011 Mercedes M Class Grand Edition comes with unique 19 inch light alloys, blue-tinted thermal insulation glass, dark-tinted
headlamps and taillights, daytime driving LEDs, aluminium roof rails, an AMG from grille plus various other chromed elements.
The 2011 Mercedes M Class Grand Edition has a metallic paint finish and at the interior the manufacturer adds high-grade poplar wood
trim and a black roof lining, ambient lighting, an AMG
sports steering wheel with shift paddles, brushed stainless steel pedals and door entry
panels. 
The 2011 Mercedes M Class Grand Edition price starts at 48,590 Euro for the version based on the ML 300 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY while the ML 500 4MATIC Grand Edition has a price tag of 64,590 Euro.
Mercedes press release :
The M-Class Grand Edition
 
The exterior of the M-Class Grand Edition is
distinguishable by numerous attractive features. These include 48.3 cm
(19-inch) light-alloy wheels in a Y-spoke  design with tyre size
255/50 R19, blue-tinted thermal insulation glass all-round, dark-tinted
headlamps and LED technology for the daytime driving lights and sporty,
darkened tail lights. Aluminium roof rails and an extensive chrome
package with an AMG radiator grille and underguards at the front and
rear round off the additional features. Standard equipment also includes
PARKTRONIC and a metallic paint finish. On request the Grand Edition
can be further enhanced with a paint finish in chromite black or diamond
white, and 50.8 cm (20-inch) bicolor light-alloy wheels with 265/45 R20
tyres, options which are only available for this M-Class model. A
bonnet with the powerdomes typical of sporty Mercedes-Benz models is
standard equipment for the V8 models ML 450 CDI 4MATIC and ML 500
4MATIC, and is available as an optional extra for the other variants.
 
Sheer class: the interior of the Grand
Edition

 
The feel-good atmosphere that is the hallmark of
any Mercedes-Benz impresses in the interior of the sporty yet luxurious
Grand Edition interior. The eye is treated to high-grade poplar wood
trim and a black roof lining. At night the ambient lighting creates a
pleasant and exclusive Grand Edition mood. The hard-wearing, breathable
and pleasant-feeling ARTICO man-made leather upholstery with contrasting
seams and raised piping is reserved exclusively for this model series,
and ensures outstanding seating comfort. The dashboard in a 3D-look is
also lined with ARTICO, while the centre door panels are lined with real
leather. The sporty nature of this series is accentuated by an AMG
sports steering wheel in leather with shift paddles, sports pedals of
brushed stainless steel with rubber studs and stainless steel door entry
panels. A Grand Edition emblem on the centre console provides the
reference to exclusivity. A full leather interior is available on
request, likewise with contrasting seams and piping. Comfort head
restraints are included as standard.
 
In 1997 the M-Class was the first premium
SUV

 
The M-Class is seen as the precursor to the
modern premium SUVs, and is one  of the most popular SUV models
worldwide. Since the world premiere of the first model generation in
1997, more than one million examples have left the production lines in
Tuscaloosa, USA. Two variants of the M-Class are available to cater to
the different requirements of off-road drivers: in addition to the basic
4MATIC version with its electronically controlled off-road driving
modes, the "Offroad-Pro Engineering package" can be ordered to make the
M-Class capable of mastering even the most difficult terrain. Like all
4MATIC models, the M-Class has a special driving mode which counters
critical behaviour when towing a trailer right from the outset, thereby
decisively contributing to handling safety.
 
Grand Edition equipment package with a
price advantage of 40 percent

 
The new Grand Edition equipment package is
available for all models in the series with the exception of the ML 63
AMG. At the package price of Euro 3990, there is a price advantage of
Euro 2670 compared to ordering the features individually for the
variants with a V6 engine. The price advantage is Euro 2015 for the V8
models ML 500 4MATIC and ML 450 CDI 4MATIC.
 
The basic prices for the M-Class "Grand Edition"
at a glance:

Model kW / hp Nm Basic price*
"Grand Edition"
Price advantage*
ML 300 CDI 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY 150 / 204 500 Euro 48,590 Euro 2670
ML 350 CDI 4MATIC 170 / 231 540 Euro 50,840 Euro 2670
ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 155 / 211 540 Euro 52,840 Euro 2670
ML 450 CDI 4MATIC 225 / 306 700 Euro 64,540 Euro 2015
ML 350 4MATIC 200 / 272 350 Euro 50,090 Euro 2670
ML 500 4MATIC 285 / 388 530 Euro 64,590 Euro 2015

* excl. VAT

Source: Mercedes