Back in the early 2000s, if you wanted power and performance, you wanted the Mercedes ML 500. This hefty ML SUV was introduced right off the bat with a throaty 24-valve V8 engine that produced 288 horsepower and 325 lb-feet of torque, all while carrying its 4,869 lb self. On the outside, the ML 500 showcased beautiful 17-inch rims and chrome strips on the tailgate and handles to give outsiders a hint of the luxury that’s inside. The interior contained new (at the time) climate control features and high-sitting seats that made you feel like you’re on top of the world. And in the ML 500, you practically were. This powerhouse of an SUV was only on the market for a few years before Mercedes made some major upgrades, but its dynamic legacy is still widely appreciated today. If you're driving an ML 500, make sure you only use OEM parts and accessories on it. This way, they'll last a lot longer. Find them here on our Official Mercedes-Benz Parts Store.