First spotted in Europe and currently in Dubai, this Mercedes MLC sports utility vehicle has been spotted in a coupe test. It is being based on the Concept Coupe SUV that was introduced During the Beijing Motor Show in 2014 and it shall be released in the market sometimes in 2015. New 2016 Mecedes MLC will come with unique characteristics which shall enable it to withstand the tough competition from its rivals like BMW and Audi. The MLC will be a remodeled version of Mercedes’ Concept Coupe SUV. The automaker has surely crafted this redesigned 2016 Mercedes MLC to give it a majestic appearance.
2016 Mercedes MLC: Redesign Exterior and Interior
2016 Mercedes MLC will get very attractive features both inside and outside. Some of its most appealing exterior features include the humongous 22 inches wheesl in addition to a moderately high belt line. The new wheels have been reshaped to feature large arches and huge well-built wings. The 2016 Mercedes MLC comes with as short front overhang with an angled hood that provides the auto with powerful appearance for an urban crossover. Another attractive refreshment has been done on its rear. The 2016 Mercedes MLC gets new tail lights which stretch horizontally across the entire rear giving an impression of a futuristic auto. Again, its rear end has been notched from below enabling one to see a large exhaust pipe. Among other major exterior redesigned features in this majestic machine include the LED based headlights while its roof has been reshaped to form a slight arch. Its windows have been updated by installing a sliver tint to them.
Interior design of 2016 Mercedes MLC includes seating surfaces which have been covered using soft leather with an extreme amount of emphasis being on its stitching. Its cockpit comes with a large screen mounted on the center panel. The screen houses control features for infotainment like the radio and weather updates. The car has been equipped with a number of features which include automatic climate control, airbag system, anti locking system, seat belts, a rear view camera for security purposes and forward collision waning and many more. To ensure that the 2016 Mercedes MLC is stable, it has been equipped with adjustable suspension which will enable this car to pass through any terrain.
2016 Mercedes MLC: Engine and Hybrid
Under the bonnet of 2016 Mercedes MLC, it is expected to house some M-class engines. There are rumors that this model will run on a 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine which generates 302 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque. There are also speculations that it might have an alternative 3.o liter turbocharged diesel or a 4.6 liter twin turbo V8 four cylinder engine which delivers 429 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque. There are expectations of a hybrid version in combination with the 3.5 liter V6 engine in combination with an electric set-up such as the one used on Mercedes Benz E400 hybrid model.
2016 Mercedes MLC: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Although all of the features in this redesigned coupe are not yet known, it seems to be a great competitor for models such as Porsche Macan and BMW X6. Its production is said to commence in 2015 at Mercedes Tuscaloosa Alabama plant in the U.S, Thus it is likely to arrive in the market towards the end of 2015 as a 2016 year model. As for its price, it is still a secret but considering the number of changes on this auto, its price will certainly increase from that of the current MLC.