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Old 07-06-2008, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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08 ML 320 CDI VS 09 ML Bluetec?

Newie here..

I feel I have scoured the internet looking for the answer to this question.....(I even tried searching on here, but that was a bit troublesome- so I hope(but I doubt) this topic is somewhat fresh.

But what is or are the key differences(not cosmetic) between these 07-08 and 09?
Is it mostly the urea exhaust bath? or does the 08 have a version of that as well?
It looks like the MPG is downgraded for 09 too? I noticed this happened with the 09 VW TDI as well once it had to pass the 50 states.

thank you for any discussions!
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Read up on mbusa's site about Bluetec... which is starting on the 09 ML.

Do some searches here on run-flats and adblue. You might get some insight on some of the concerns members are voicing about these things- perhaps they won't matter to you.

Since much of this has already been discussed in great length, I'd say great things come to those who search.
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But to your question regarding mileage, I think it is ever so slightly better in the 09'. The difference you may see is in the standards by which mileage is calculated. That's a completely different issue of changing standards not that the vehicle achieves any less mpg.
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Urea tank on '09 replaces spare tire, meaning you have to live with runflat tires, which are crap. Get an '08 while you can.
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Urea tank on '09 replaces spare tire, meaning you have to live with runflat tires, which are crap. Get an '08 while you can.
+1 Runflats SUCK...Hated them on my MINI Cooper S
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+1 Runflats SUCK...Hated them on my MINI Cooper S
Agreed.

Porsche solution in the 911 is a pump and a can of "flat fixer". No spare tire and no runflats.
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Nearby thread suggests the fix-o-flat solution may be Mercedes' approach, too. Good if so.
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