Mercedes-Benz at the Beijing on 20 November, will present the Concept Coupe SUV, the prototype of the MLC, its own proposal in the category of the BMW X6.
The prototype we see in the photo adopts the new design language of the company, with a large grille, which features the company’s logo. The car features large wheels, a strongly sloping roofline and emerging door handles.
The coupe production version of the ML-Class will be built in the factory town of Tuscaloosa in Alabama, in which, Daimler has invested 2 billion dollars to upgrade. It will be the fifth model made in U.S. factory, since it is already manufacturing the ML-Class, GL-Class, R-Class, while the 2014 it will start manufacturing the new C-Class.
The range of engines avaiolable for the MLC will be a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine producing 258 hp, a 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine producing 306 hp and a V8 4.6 liter engine producing 435 hp. Of course there will also be a hybrid version and the GLS 63 AMG which will be equipped with a twin-turbo V8 5.5 liter engine producing 525 hp with 700 Nm of torque.
Mercedes-Benz was ” forced ” to send such a model to production, since there is a great demand for such vehicles. It will quite profitable for the company, since they did not have to invest a lot of money for its development, given that it is a different version of the ML class.