2-3 Years: Mercedes M-Class / GLE (Type W166): • Year of production: 2011 to date • This can: ride comfortably on long journeys, pull a trailer weighing up to 3500kg and move confidently outside asphalt roads. This makes us nervous: at the end of 2012, about 2,800 ML cars have been called up for service because of glued bedding.
Conclusion: The good performance of the M-Class in the TÜV report is a tribute to the older generation, released in 2011, the W 166. Despite the huge mileage, the models are wear-resistant and high-quality. The second generation of the M-Class (W 164) is significantly worse and suffers from engine and transmission oil leaks.