Spied – Mercedes MLC SUV caught testing in the Death Valley

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014 - 10:30am IST

The M Class-based coupe crossover launching next year. 

The Mercedes MLC was spotted testing in the Death Valley, U.S.A., by Auto Plus reader Philippe. Based on the M Class’s platform, Mercedes previewed the design of the MLC in the form of the Concept Coupe SUV which was shown this year at the Beijing Motor Show.

Mercedes MLC spied Death Valley front quarters
The MLC was previewed by the Concept Coupe SUV earlier this year.

Apart from featuring LED headlights and taillights, the concept measured about 5 meters in length, 1.75 meters in height and 2 meters in width. The dimensions of the MLC are expected to be in the ballpark.

Power for the X6 rival would come from four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, all matched to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox or possibly even the new 9-speed single-clutch transmission.

Mercedes MLC spied Death Valley taillight
Power for the SUV will come from four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

Watch this video of the Mercedes MLC on test

The MLC will launch in Europe sometime next year. If Mercedes decide to introduce the MLC in India, the launch could take place sometime in late 2015 or early 2016. The SUV will first enter production at Mercedes’ Tuscaloosa plant in the United States.

Competitors: BMW X6

Expected Price: INR 70 – 80 lakhs, ex-Showroom

Launch Date: 2015 in Europe

Mercedes MLC – Spyshot Gallery

Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV – Image Gallery

[Images from Auto Plus]

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