Mercedes-Benz teases BMW X6 competitor

Scheduled to debut in 2015, the BMW X6 competitor from Mercedes-Benz was teased today during an event at the company’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant.

The Twitter photo reveals a silhouette with coupe roofline similar to the X6.

Dubbed MLC, the Mercedes Coupe Crossover is built on the ML-Klasse platform, but with design cues inspired from the current CLS.

The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe opened a new segment where multiple premium automakers are expected to introduce their offerings in the next years. Mercedes is reportedly favoring form over function for this crossover, with a bold, daring design that will steal away customers.

BMW sold a total of 46,404 units of the X6 in 2010 and the closes competitor comes from Infiniti and its FX.

Expected to hit the market as a 2014 model year model, the luxury crossover will be built at the company’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plant and will expand vehicle production there to five models.

Details and pricing are yet to be finalized, but the rumormill churns out a based price of around 62,000 euros.

[Source: Jalopnik ]




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