How The 2015 M-Class W166 Facelift Could Look

Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Rendering 3 photos
Photo: Remco Meulendijk
Mercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift RenderingMercedes-Benz M-Class W166 Facelift Rendering
Even though some people may only see it as a concept car that previews the upcoming MLC “five-door Coupe SUV”, the recently-unveiled Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV is also previewing some of the design features that will be seen on the 2015 M-Class W166 facelift.
We are obviously talking strictly about the headlights, as the profile and rear will have nothing in common with how the redesigned M-Class may look.

With that in mind, we can't agree 100 percent with how the rendering above - made by Remco Meulendijk - tries to depict the new front-end, especially since the headlights seem to be not that different in overall shape with the ones from the current version.

As previous spy photos have shown, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class facelift will sport entirely redesigned headlights, with their exterior contour to follow the new Mercedes-Benz line of design.

In other words, apart from finally switching to full LED, the new headlamps should follow the contour of the oversized and more upright engine grille, just like it does in every Mercedes-Benz model launched in the past two years.

The rest of the rendering doesn't look half bad though, as things like the engine grille and new front bumper in the style of the newly-launched GLA shouldn't be unexpected on the refreshed M-Class as well.

The rear, on the other hand, may or may not get slightly restyled taillights as this rendering shows, with most spy photos of pre-production prototypes appearing to sport identical lights with the current version, but it could just be a bluff.

Expect more information about the refreshed M-Class W166 in the upcoming months, as the car is nearing its launch date, which should be happening either at the 2015 NAIAS in Detroit or at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
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