New M-Class Rear End Exposed

Emmanuel P April 21, 2011

The next generation M-Class rear end has been caught in undisguised form and like the rest of its Mercedes brethren, displays more angular lines compared to the rounded rumps of previous generations. Called the W166 by Mercedes, the new M-Class is expected to be available in the 3rd quarter of this year.

The rear lights look to be LEDs, a lighting technology that is already widely used, and the fronts would probably have LED daytime running lights. Driver aids like Blind Spot Assist, Distronic Plus and the Intelligent Light System should also make it to the new M-Class.

Engines are expected to range from a 4-cylinder diesel to a V8 twin turbo. These would include a BlueEfficiency variant with 204 horsepower, a 3.5 liter BlueTec with around 300 hp and of course the range topping ML63 from AMG. Hybrid versions are also expected to be part of the product line.


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