The 2008 Mercedes Benz ML320 CDi is a solid competitor to the BMW X5 and Lexus RX 350. This Second generation ML is very capable on road and off. The new platform uses is a Uni-body type, Improving the over all ride and performance. The diesel engine used is the familiar 3.0L Mercedes-Benz diesel. This engine comes in a wide variety of cars from Mercedes, it’s also in the European Chrysler 300C CRD, and the U.S. Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel. This engine produces 215 horsepower at 3800 rpm and 398lb-ft of torque at 1400-2800 rpm. You also get the 7 speed automatic. This ML320 CDi also has a towing capacity of 7200 lbs. Even with a curb weight of 4,817 lbs. the ML can accelerate from 0-60 in 8 seconds. EPA Fuel Economy is 18/24 These new diesels have very impressive statistics. Base Price for the 2008 ML320 CDi is $44,650. Since the second generation ML (W164) was launched in 2006, we should see it produced at least for another 4 years. A face lift has been announced for 2009.