CGI: 2012 Mercedes M-Klasse

Mercedes' M-Klasse is getting ready for a major make-over next, or at least this is what we can gather from these CGIs. Although, as you now, CGIs are meant only to give us a glimpse of what is to come, they can also provide a closer insight into the overall design cues of the cars they depict.

In our case, the CGIs come to complete the very first spyshots of the future M-Klasse, which we brought you towards the end of June. Heavily disguised in the spyshots, the M-Klasse presents us in these CGIs with a somewhat disappointing look.

As with any new generation of a vehicle, the new M-Klasse will surely bring redesigned front and rear ends. Whereas, overall, the basic shape of the front and back will remain the same, the CGIs hint to redesigned headlights, spoiler and tail lights.

The major makeover we were talking about earlier concerns M-Klasse's powerplants. Whereas the new SUV will most likely use similar engines with the ones found on today's version, including both diesel and petrol powerplants, they are also expected to be severely tweaked into providing better fuel efficiency.

For the petrol units, displacement will be in between 3.5l and 6.2l, with power outputs ranging from 272 to 510 hp. The diesel engines are expected to be in the 3.0l – 4.0l range, with power outputs from 190 to 305 hp. A hybrid version is not out of the question, but it may be introduced at a later date.

The M-Klasse is already being tested, with the production version expected to hit the streets sometimes in 2011.
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