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2009 Mercedes M-Class

First offered in '97 as a '98 model, the Mercedes M-Class SUV marked the automaker's first step into a shift from being a quaint regional luxe automaker into trying to play with the big boys on a global level. Step two was the "merger of equals" with Chrysler. Step three, which we all know to be profit, never so…

Carlsson Tunes the ML500

With the M-Class weighing more tham a sack full of osmium (yes, we do Periodic Table humor), German tuning haus, Carlsson had to go crazy with its traditional, highly engineered system of superchargers and intercoolers get it to get up and get gone. The system adds enough extra juice to propel the 2.1-ton SUV to 60mph…