2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Caught Testing

Launched back in 2011, the mid-size SUV from Mercedes-Benz is heading towards a rather early mid-cycle facelift, which is set to be unveiled in production form this autumn, most likely at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift 1 photo
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Sporting an entirely new front end, which takes some styling cues from the newly-introduced design language present on the S-Class W222 and the C-Class W205, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 facelift will feature full-LED headlights for the first time, along with new side character lines.

Engine-wise, we are expecting the new three-liter twin-turbocharged V6 to replace the somewhat aging 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 from the current ML 350, while the hyper-efficient 9G-Tronic automatic transmission will gradually replace the 7G-Tronic on almost all engines.

A plug-in hybrid version of the same engine is expected sometime in 2015 as well.

On the technology front, the semi-autonomous driving systems present on the S-Class W222, E-Class W212 facelift and the upcoming C-Class W205 will also find their way into the M-Class, making it the most advanced premium SUV in the world from this point of view.
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