The images of the 2012 Mercedes Benz M-Class have leaked onto the internet. But Mercedes’s designers have done a very good scalpel job of making the SUV look subtle and stylish. It is definitely a progressive design from where they left.
The new M-Class gets a new face which is more aggressive than the current generation. The new SUV has grown in size and looks bigger. The front bumper looks chunkier which further added to the aggressive looks. The SUV gets newly stylized headlamps and tail lamps.
The interiors have also got treatment with a new steering design, dashboard and centre console. The SUV will be packed a host of safety and tech features in addition to the current gen M-Class.
The new M class will be powered by either
- 3.5 L Petrol V6 with 302 horsepower OR a reworked
- 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 generating 240 horsepower
Both will get a 7 speed automatic transmission and a host of fuel saving features such as smart oil and water pumps, and A/C compressor. The tentative fuel economy for the diesel is 9.78 Kmpl
Being an SUV, it will boast a superb off-road package with six different modes (Automatic, Offroad 1, Offroad 2, winter, Sport, and Trailer). It has a ground clearance of 11.2 inches and fording depth to 23.6 inches. It has an Airmatic air suspension system, a two-stage transfer case and skid plates to protect the underbody.
We expect the new M-Class to debut sometime in 2012.
Also see – 2011 Mercedes Benz GL Class Grand Edition
More pictures of 2012 Mercedes ML Class –
Source – MotorAuthority.com