2004 G500 (gone)
From Mercedes Benz to your computer. Enjoy!!
There is a reason for this, but it has nothing to do with being â€œcheapâ€?. It has everything to do with safety. Metal or even thick plastic front-end components are more dangerous for both your vehicleâ€™s occupants and the occupants of a vehicle with which you are colliding. Seemingly cheap and flimsy materials are much better at absorbing energy and breaking-away instead of transferring energy into the cockpit.The disappointment is the front bumper/nose area. It is all damn cheap plastic! The front grill and the air intakes(on bumper) are all cheap, flimsy plastic. The fog lights are seated in a psuedo-grill plastic. It looks cheap for $40K+ SUV. Mercedes should use black wire mesh instead. The CLS500 next to the ML350 has the cheap plastic grill also, and it was sticker at $71K.