Although it was just a rumor it appears that Mercedes-Benz will indeed take on the BMW X6. As expected, the car will be based on the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and the new car will use the same running gear found on its brother. An AMG version is also planned and it will use the same engine found on the ML63 AMG.
Asked why Mercedes-Benz decided to build such as car, an executive said that due to the ample demand but also due to the fact that it involves reduced engineering work and costs. The new crossover will be sold in the United States, China and Europe. Still, Mercedes-Benz is currently chasing BMW into a sub-segment, which is not very big or glamorous.
Still, the BMW X6 is quite popular and this is what Mercedes-Benz wants. Despite its success, other carmakers failed to impress with their X6-styled crossovers, such as Acura with its ZDX or the Honda Crosstour. We shall see if the new Mercedes-Benz MLC will be different when it will hit the dealerships by 2014.
The BMW X6 is the world's first ever Sports Activity Coupé - an exceptional mixture of energetic dynamics and superior flexibility with a significantly improved appeal from spring 2012. Specific changes in design and ingenious hardware features sharpen the profile of the all-new BMW X6 as an exclusive model within the top-of-the-line segment of all-wheel-drive vehicles.
Its remarkable standing and unending prominence is because of its two highly dynamic design, combing the energetic and sophisticated lines of a car with the superiority of a BMW X model, and the exhilarating driving experience given by very potent petrol and diesel engines equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the intuitive all-wheel-drive system xDrive, which includes Dynamic Performance Control.
Since its market debut, over 150,000 of the Sporty Activity Coupé were sold within roughly three years. This far surpassed the original goals. Furthermore, the constant high level of interest for the BMW X6 on the international vehicle markets is a remarkable confirmation of the exclusive car concept of the Sports Activity Coupé.
Accurately changed details in the front view provide the all-new BMW X6 with a look characterized by exceptional energy and superiority. The standard fog lights that are presently set in matte finish encompasses the upper region of the external air inlets. Their higher and more lateral position highlight the breadth of the car. The stunning three-dimensional modeling of the frame and recently created bars, angled in the lower section, make the BMW kidney grille rise up especially conspicuously within the car front section.