by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

SPY - 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse

These spy shots revealing a mildly-camouflaged Mercedes-Benz M-Klasse test prototype were captured on a highway in North America. As the car lost some of its cladding, the future generation ML boast a very dynamic side profile, with a muscular shoulder line and an elongated rear overhang. The front fascia will likely be another tough point of the new SUV, sporting a beefy, but polished stance throughout its impressive three-slat grille and the teardrop-shaped LED headlights. Expect a new range of assistance technologies for ensuring improved on-road and off-road capabilities as well as a completely rehauled engine lineup comprising frugal, yet powerful diesel and petrol units, including the spectacular modular V6 and V8 powerplants. Moreover, in the forthcoming years, Mercedes-Benz engineers will be readying "green" versions for the new M-Klasse, such as efficient BLUETEC and full-hybrid variants. There's also a slight possibility the 2012 ML will be premiered earlier than programmed, next month at the New York Motor Show or at the Shanghai Auto Salon.

Check out more spy photos after the jump!

Source of the photos >> Car and Driver

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