As seen on the photos and sketches of the new Mercedes-Benz models, it shows a new LED daytime running light, while its wheelbase looks the same as the current model, it also features a smaller overhangs seen in its front and back point, making its body a little smaller than the 2009 ML-Class.Â Based on some spy photos, the prototype of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class that has been spied while doing its test run in Nurburgring circuit in Germany this week. The prototype also showcase much better details compared to older models, even though its roof and belt-line appears to be the same as the 2009 model. According to the news, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class will be unveiled to the public at around the middle of 2011.
The new ML is said to come out with a 2.2 litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 152kW for a more environment friendly car and to be able to meet the strict European Standards. For Mercedes enthusiasts who wants performance driven cars, the AMG model will also release a diesel injected and forced induction engines by using a pair of turbo chargers with an output of a minimum 425kW. It is said that Mercedes will also come out with a new 168kW V6 diesel and 248kW petrol V6. News coming from Europe says that the latest line of the ML-Class has an diesel-electric hybrid in its line-up, also a petrol-electric hybrid Mercedes is expected to be out on the market before the year ends. To be able to keep their development and production expenses low, the new 2012 ML-Class is said to borrow most of its components and underpinnings from the famous R-Class and G-Class models.