Mercedes ML Starcruiser gt500 by Hofele Design

by SpeedLux

Hofele Design of Germany is known best for aftermarket work on Audis and VolksWagen‘s. The occasional Mercedes-Benz does make its way through the firm’s doors and when it does, HD goes all out on the project. The most recent is the Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, an SUV which is now called as the Starcruiser GT 550 and fitted with plenty of style and power.

Well the first thing you would notice on this Mercedes is, that the German tuners added to the ML-Class was an extensive 14-piece wide body kit, complete with a new front bumper, larger air intakes and integrated LEDs.

On the exterior you see,New wide skirts,wider front and rear fenders, rear trunk-lid spoiler and a new rear bumper with integrated diffuser and quad-pipes made out of stainless steel.

Giving first Importance to aerodynamics, the body kit combines with the use of an electronic lowering module on its air suspension for a much lower ride profile. The SUV is capable of being dropped by as much as 40mm up to speeds as high as 50mph. And The Beast sits on a set of 20-inch in the front, 22-inch in the back Hofele Reverso II light-alloy wheels.

Talking about the Interior, the new upgraded ML-Class will get such features with plenty of high-quality materials. “Star-light” two-tone leather that wraps the seats with intricate ornamental seams while the same covering can be found on the steering wheel, door panels, dash and arm rests.

The German’s work was indeed Precise and upbeat that even the ML-Class’s 350 BlueTec diesel engine has received an upgrade with which the power has been increased from 255 Hp and 620 Nm to 308 Hp and 700 Nm.

No official details about the price are out, but yes the Body Kit used in the Ml-class starts from €6,500 while the custom interior runs €5,900, and if in case you want to upgrade much more with wheels and other features, Make sure you have a huge Pocket!

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