The 2009 ML350 with 2 Wheel Drive has been released for sale! The base MSRP is $44,600, which represents a $2,500 discount to the ML350 4MATIC. That should be about $20/month on an apples to apples lease. The ML350 2 Wheel Drive has the same exact standard and optional equipment and great look as the ML350 4MATIC.
Here in Georgia we don’t get a lot of opportunity to use the all wheel drive capability of the 4MATIC system so the 2 Wheel Drive system is a nice alternative. I should have one shortly and I’ll go drive them back to back to see if they perform any differently on the street.