Mercedes Benz M Class 2016 spotted – ML 400 to get 3.0L Twin turbo V6, slighter price hike expected
Mercedes Benz and BMW are the two leading premium car makers in the global market and both have their own way of quality making and styling their models. It has become routine in recent times that both these manufacturers launches a counter model to push out the other’s model. The rivalry between models of both these manufacturers is always interesting. BMW has recently unveiled the upgraded F15 X5 2015 earlier this year but Mercedes has not made any counter so far.
In the SUV segment, the recently unveiled BMW F15 X5 has become the hot favourite since its launch and now some enthusiast has caught Mercedes Benz testing the prototype of a brand new Sports Utility Vehicle model that has not been spotted so far. The respective test mule was covered in heavy camouflage and however it has been recognized as the upcoming edition of the M Class SUV. The enthusiast has revealed a set of spy images of the respective prototype over web recently. From the spy snaps, we could notice few cosmetic changes made to the model when compared with the former edition.
The next gen M Class is flagged as a 2016 launch and it is expected to be launched by the end of 2015 officially. The front fascia of the test mule spotted was wearing a single bar grille that was not found in the former edition and a new set of head lights have been added to the model along with new day time running LEDs. The former edition of the M Class has been launched into the market in the year 2012. Under the hood, the next gen M Class is expected to get fitted with a 3.0 litre twin turbo charged V6 engine most probably.
No remarkable changes are made to the rear fascia of the respective test mule and few cosmetic changes have been made to the sides of the model. As per the information, the price variation between the former edition of the M Class and the next gen edition will not be huge and the official debut of the model is going to be a bit earlier in the European market relatively than in the US market.
[Source: Auto Evolution]