• Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
  • Image Credit: CarPix
Following a spate of images in early April, Mercedes has removed some of the camouflage on the facelifted M-Class SUV in preparation for its eventual debut, probably at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Gone is the swirly, psychedelic camo that featured so heavily on our last round of photos. In its place sits simple, unpatterned vinyl, which is limited to the front and rear of the mid-level luxury SUV. The vinyl looks to be hiding new headlights, which appear to borrow inspiration from the new S-Class and C-Class. Unlike the previous example we spotted, this new model has its taillights concealed, indicating there could be minor changes in store. The rear bumper is also slightly different, with more visible exhaust outlets, indicating that this could be the ML550 that we're seeing.

There remains a fair amount of camouflage over the front grille and lower intakes, through which we can spot a tweaked grille, which should, again, borrow inspiration from the brand's newer sedans.

We'll keep our eyes open for additional info and images of the facelifted Mercedes M-Class as its debut date continues to approach.


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      Hernan
      • 6 Months Ago
      It's a REFRESH? I would have expected an overhaul, considering the new X5 and the new Range Rover Sport, not to mention the inevitable new Q7 which has to come any day now, and the new XC90.
        Hernan
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Hernan
        The exterior works fine, but the interior should look more like the S-class and 2015 C-class, rather than just a 'refresh' like the 2015 E-class which doesn't share the updated interior styling even though it's been refreshed.
      Edward Chan
      • 6 Months Ago
      Doesn't this ML generation date back to 2007? Shouldn't it be getting an overhaul rather than a refresh now?
        sjmoo
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Edward Chan
        The W166 M-Class bowed in the fall of 2011. It isn't due for a total redesign for at least 3 more years.
        skoobey
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Edward Chan
        This is the refresh of the "new model". Lol It's not new, as you said, they just changed a bunch of body panels and Interior design. And now they're redesigning the redesign.
      zizixx89
      • 6 Months Ago
      Wont be ML550 anymore but ML400 most likely
      skoobey
      • 6 Months Ago
      Yes, interior will look more like the C class, it's a great interior. But all I see when I look at ML, GL and GLK are old cars. I mean, yes updates came and went, but these cars simply look dated. Change the underpinnings already! I would not in a million years consider this against the Range Rover for example.
        sjmoo
        • 6 Months Ago
        @skoobey
        First off, the M-Class doesn't compete with a Range Rover. It is positioned a class below that and compete directly with the BMW X5, Lexus RX, etc. MB has the GL and G-Class to do battle with the Range Rover. Secondly, why do the underpinnings need updating? They are only 3 years old? Most reviewers have lauded the M-Class' chassis. It just needs a better sorted suspension.
          skoobey
          • 6 Months Ago
          @sjmoo
          Hm... the GL is even less refined and even worse drive that the ML. And , yes, I see your point, price-vise GL is closer to the Range Rover, but size vise, and not to mention they can easily cost the same if you spec out the Merc.
      LBJ's Love Child
      • 6 Months Ago
      It looks like a Pontiac Aztek! :-)