2016 Mercedes MLC

Unveiled for the first time at the Beijing Auto Show, the Mercedes Benz Concept Coupe SUV has been seen to be going through its final testing stage. The 2016 Mercedes MLC, which is likely to be launched as 2016 Mercedes Benz GLE Coupe, is one of the main competitors of the BMW X6. The company describes this car as a ‘City SUV’. When asked, a company representative explained that this car is going to fulfill the need for SUVs in the city without its off-road functions.

2016 Mercedes MLC front

2016 Mercedes MLC Review (Interior, Exterior)

The exterior of the car is a complete mix of the company’s traditional SUV design and its newest coupe concepts. The car has a sleek upper body with 22-inch huge wheels and large wheel arches in the lower half. The front of the car is quite aggressive with its colossal grille and large air intakes. The back design of the car is more sophisticated with its stretched taillights similar to the S-Class Coupe and the thin chrome strip.

The interior of the car are typical of what is expected of a Mercedes Benz automobile. The infotainment system of the car has a central display similar to that of the Porsche Cayenne while the lower control has a touchpad system. The frameless windows add on to the beauty of the car. Various color options are available from single tones to dual tones and trim options from wood to aluminum to carbon fiber. Overall, the car has a sporty look for all those young professionals who want to drive an SUV in the city and have no longing to go off-road.

2016 Mercedes MLC side

2016 Mercedes MLC Engine options

The 2016 Mercedes MLC is said to be launched in both diesel and gasoline variants. The car will be mostly launched with a 3.0 liter V6 engine rated at a horsepower of 258 and 457 pound-feet of torque. The top range of this class, the Mercedes Benz GLE 450 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, is most likely to have a bi-turbo 3.0 liter V6 gasoline engine making 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet torque with a nine speed automatic transmission. The company has given immense focus on the driver’s performance and car handling in this car. They have come up with DYNAMIC SELECT-dynamic handling system which gives the driver driving options from racy to comfortable.

Other than BMW X6, the Porsche Cayenne and Audi Q8 are the direct competition to 2016 Mercedes Benz MLC.

2016 Mercedes MLC interior

2016 Mercedes MLC Release date and price

The 2016 Mercedes MLC is scheduled to be launched in the fall of 2015. The official price of 2016 Mercedes MLC has not been announced yet, but it’s rumored to be priced at $66,000. This car is to be produced at the company’s largest manufacturing plant in Tuscaloosa in Alabama.

Some say this is a car is a sportier, trendier and less practical version of the company’s earlier SUVs. The rest time would tell.

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One Response to 2016 Mercedes MLC

  1. molefi tsolo says:

    ask the boss to give me one 2016 Mercedes mlc please

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