The 2012 redesign was a significant improvement.
The SUV became quick and very refined, in addition to quiet and well finished.
Handling is responsive, but steering is a little vague at the ML's cornering limits.
Towing capacity is impressive.
A turbodiesel V6 is also available, as is a high-performance AMG version.
Some controls are improved, but others are still complicated.
As of 2015, available safety equipment for all versions include crosswind assist, collision prevention assist, cross-traffic alert, blind-spot detection and lane-keeping assist.
The 2016 models got a nomenclature change to GLE.