The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a mid-size sport utility vehicle, which was used for travel by Dr. John Hammond‘s research team during their 1997 expedition to Isla Sorna. They were more mobile than the bulky mobile research laboratory. These particular vehicles were the 1997 Mercedes M-Class W163.
The M-Class was the first luxury SUV to feature stability control, a system designed to detect loss of control and instantaneously intervene with selective braking, bring the vehicle back it its intended course. Eddie Carr made use of this as well as the vehicle’s 4-wheel drive in his heroic efforts to try and save the lives of the rest of the research team after the Tyrannosaurus parents left them stranded over the edge of a cliff.