2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Casually Spotted in Germany

2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class (W166) Facelift 1 photo
Photo: Mercedes-Benz Prototypes/YouTube
Now that the nearby future plans of Mercedes-Benz are somewhat known, the Germans hard at work testing pre-production prototypes of their upcoming 2015 models in a wide variety of locations.
For example, the camouflaged Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 facelift from the video below was caught somewhere in Germany, trying to blend in with the traffic but obviously being rather far from succeeding.

We can only catch a glimpse of the car in the slowed down footage, but it's enough to see that the mid-cycle refresh will bring an entirely new fascia to the model, just as we correctly guessed since the first spy shots with the new M-Class started to appear back in 2013.

If our Spidey senses are also correct, the front end of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class facelift will be somewhat similar to the one featured by the Concept Coupe SUV, confirming once again that Mercedes-Benz is trying to align most of it models with its newly-introduced design theme.

Compared with the current variant, the refreshed M-Class W166 will also benefit from a redesigned interior, with an all-new center console that will borrow some of the stylistic approach used on the Porsche Cayenne when it comes to the air conditioning vents, while the size of the center display will be drastically increased.

Expect a color head-up display and a touchpad controller with a haptic function to be added to certain versions in standard, while lower powered variants get them only optionally.

Engine-wise, the car will benefit from almost all the current range of powerplants, with the exception that the already-announced three-liter twin-turbocharged V6 will finally be paired with the hyper-efficient 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

We should be seeing the M-Class facelift launch at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, unless Mercedes-Benz changes its mind and introduces it later, at Geneva.

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