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Old 31st July 2013, 15:09   #1
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Default 2015 Mercedes GLE caught testing, Will rival BMW X6

Its been some time back that Mercedes had announced that they were planning an M Class coupe variant & had been code named as C166

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These mules might seem like that of the regular ML's but however, upon a closer inspection you will notice both front and rear axles are wider, while the chassis underneath seems to be a bit lower at the front section.

Here are the 1st spy shots

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The car is wearing ML skin, as seen lately the trend being adopted over the usual camouflaging.

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The car will allegedly be manufactured at Mercedes-Benz factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where Daimler is investing 350M U$ to create 400 new jobs to match the extra production.

MLC will be out sometime in 2015

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Mercedes' MLC (SAV) Confirmed

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Default Re: 2015 Mercedes MLC caught testing, Will rival BMW X6

What has Mercedes done?! That's one ugly car / crossover. While I am not a fan of the X6, I have to say, BMW has executed the design much better then Mercedes.
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Game On! And the body line is much better balanced compared to the X6.
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Default Re: 2015 Mercedes MLC caught testing, Will rival BMW X6

LATEST UPDATE;

MLC might be showcased @ 2014 NY Autoshow (i.e. in about 2 weeks)

MLC will battle the X6 & the upcoming Audi Q6

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Mercedes reveals Concept Coupe SUV (MLC) ahead of Beijing.
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Production mule caught testing;

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MLC Spied again;

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^ The MLC is codenamed as c292 & this spy shot is from Stuttgart near Merc's test facility

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MLC caught on camera in Germany;

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MLC caught again this time with the trunk open;

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I just don't get it. The X6 is one ugly, pointless car,SUV, whatever.

And now Merc is doing the same with this thing.
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MLC AMG version spotted testing;

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Looks like a sedan on steroids... X6 looks way better!
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Default Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG Coupe spied with minimal camouflage

Spy photographers have just snapped what appears to be the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG Coupe SUV. The German car maker debuted the 'Concept Coupe SUV' at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. Based on the concept, the GLE SUV (Earlier thought to be the MLC before the nomenclature change) has been seen under heavy camouflage. However, the images seen here show the SUV in its AMG guise with the bodywork largely exposed.


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The GLE 63 AMG will rival the BMW X6 M. AMG introduced a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo motor with the AMG GT. However, reports suggest that the GLE 63 AMG will use the same 5.5-litre V8 that is used across multiple models in AMG range, including the other SUVs.

The test mule sports a ventilated bonnet, single slat front grille, plastic body cladding, metallic accents on the side steps and a tailgate mounted spoiler. The SUV also gets red brake calipers & a four tailpipe exhaust system.

Mercedes will debut the AMG sport range at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2015. While the GLE AMG Sport is expected to make its debut, the 'full fat' GLE 63 AMG remains an uncertainty.

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And we keep complaining about the chinese copying designs ! This is an X6 Ripoff and I'm shocked mercedes would follow the design so closely.
I understand Audi and Mercedes realized that the X6 created a new segment and they needed to offer cars in this body style but for god sakes, they are the pioneers in the industry and they should have an original design !
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