Spyshots: 2012 Mercedes M-Klasse
For the past year or so, we kept on bringing you all the spyshots of the new ML we could get our hands on, along with whatever pieces of information we were able to find. It would appear, however, that this is as much as Mercedes plans on letting see when it comes to the looks of the M-Klasse, because, as you already noticed, the SUV wears pretty much the same camo as it did when it first came under the spotlight.
The reason behind this is, of course, the launch year. The new M-Klasse will likely not be revealed until early 2011, late 2010, at best. When the heavy armor will come off it, however, the new ML will bring with it a body a few inches shorter than the current generation and, at the same time, significantly different, with design cues taken from the E-Klasse and the GLK.
When it comes to the engines, Mercedes will turn to units which are both in-use units and soon-to-be-added. The petrol engines will likely include units with displacements ranging from 3.5l to 6.2l, with power outputs ranging from 272 to 510 hp. For the diesel version, engines are expected to be in the 3.0l – 4.0l range, with power outputs of 190 to 306+ hp.
With all the hybrid frenzy going around the automotive industry these days, a newer version of the hybrid system, said to be more fuel efficient than the current ML 450 Hybrid, will also join the range.
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