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Ascariss
12-16-2004, 10:40 PM
old thread:<br><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1081980154" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....80154</A><p><IMG SRC="http://img131.exs.cx/img131/4356/C-SUV.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://motortrend.com/future/spied/112_2006fvf_mlk_z.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: motortrend<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://mitglied.lycos.de/breitlee/Spass%20010.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>SOURCE: <A HREF="http://www.carpassion.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carpassion.com</A><p>New pics from Autobild.de<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51937.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51939.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51940.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/Car/Mercedes-Benz/M-class/13444113714.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>X-RATED BENZ LINES UP BMW X3<p>Mercedes-Benz is taking aim at the BMW X3 and the next Land Rover Freelander with this new baby off-roader to slot beneath the M-class.<p>The new X-class stretches the tape measure to around 4500mm, some 100mm shorter than the ML. The wheelbase, in particular, is noticeably shorter than the bigger SUVs.<p>The new 4x4 is part of a two-pronged junior off-roader strategy being readied by the German car maker, which plans to sell the new high-riding five-seater to slot between a new Smart SUV and the next-generation, bigger M-class.<p>The new Smart off-roader will be called ForMore, in keeping with the companys new naming policy that has already given us the ForTwo and ForFour. The name of the Mercedes has not yet been decided, although indications are that it may go into production as the X-class.<p>That name was registered in February last year for the US, Canada and Germany and Autocar has discovered that Mercedes has already registered model designations including X280 and X350.<p>There is clearly room at the lower end of the Mercedes line-up for a smaller four-wheel-drive vehicle, said one senior source in Stuttgart. Our plan is to come at the established competition with a bottom-up and top-down approach.<p>The X-class should go on sale in 2007 and will be priced from around 25,000  comfortably less than the 31,000 todays M-class costs. Mercedes is keen to avoid the mistake made by BMW, whose X3 has been roundly criticised as being too similar to the X5.<p>To keep profits high, both the X-class and Smart ForMore will be assembled at Mercs Juiz de Fora factory in Brazil, which currently churns out C-class models for the US market. This explains why the new SUVs permanent four-wheel-drive system borrows componentry from todays C-class 4Matic.<p>Suspension is by conventional MacPherson struts up front and multi-links at the rear. Engineers confirm that the emphasis will be more on on-road comfort than achieving top marks in off-road conditions. Transmission electronics will split the torque between different axles and wheels according to the available traction.<p>The X-class will be sold with four-cylinder and V6 power, including range-topping 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 3.0-litre V6 common-rail turbodiesel engines.<p>The X350 should become one of the most rapid cars in the class, thanks to a peak power output of around 270bhp  at least until the rumoured AMG version goes on sale; the power-hungry Germans have also registered the X55 and X63 model names.</i>[/quote]<p>continue discussion here.

jro4566
12-20-2004, 07:37 PM
The spacing between the grill and headlights it too much...

knihc2008
12-20-2004, 07:49 PM
this one looks like butt. i hope they can this before it sees the light of day. old-style MB door-handles, what were they thinking?

skoochythatone
12-21-2004, 01:50 AM
Prototype=uses materials and shapes on the outside to hide or to distract from real proportions or features...<p>I am sure it wont have the old doorhandles. Looking at the new M-Class I am confident that the doorhandles used on the X-Class prototypes are not the real deal.

Chris
12-21-2004, 01:56 AM
<IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51937.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>reminds me of a hamster...lol? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>...very reminds me of the old m class<br>and the design of the rear side windows is always almost the same at Mercedes SuV's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

skoochythatone
12-21-2004, 03:04 AM
And BMW SUV dont look alike? The X3 looks like a premature X5 if you ask me.<p>Brand resamblence is not a bad thing, even though I believe that every car should have its own character while not denying its roots. The X-Class is going the right way. But it will be a long time till we will see any of the real deal. That car is not due to come out till 2007.

geary
12-21-2004, 04:59 AM
If they made it small and made it look as cheap and nasty as Huckfelt's rendition, I think the Rav4 or even the XL7 may have a competitor!

jro4566
12-21-2004, 04:46 PM
Does anybody else think it looks like a CR-V and RAV4 combined?

Walker
12-21-2004, 05:29 PM
I think it looks like a RAV-4 with a few Mercedes cues and the new badge. I really hope Mercedes doesn't bring it out looking like this.

SV
12-21-2004, 10:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Walker</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think it looks like a RAV-4 with a few Mercedes cues and the new badge. I really hope Mercedes doesn't bring it out looking like this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>they probably wont, although all the chops have showed basically the same thing

Tudor
12-21-2004, 11:06 PM
Pretty standard fare Mercedes, nothing special though. It'll sell just because of the badge on the front if nothing else. I think I'd almost rather have that over the X3, which I imagine will be it's main competition.

bolita
12-22-2004, 09:25 AM
Looks younger than the ML so IMO if its priced right even looking like those chops it will be a hit...

Chickpig
04-05-2005, 02:12 AM
Old Thread:<p><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=spy&action=display&num=1081980154" TARGET="_blank">Prior Thread I</A><p><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=vault&action=display&num=1091810051" TARGET="_blank">Prior Thread II</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivakki</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=vault&action=display&num=1087152310" TARGET="_blank">Prior thread III</A><p>Continue discussion here:<p>x class article:<br><A HREF="http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v123/vivsnaki/article_x.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img40.photobucket.com/a...x.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v123/vivsnaki/new_xreal2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img40.photobucket.com/a...2.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v123/vivsnaki/new_xreal1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img40.photobucket.com/a...1.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v123/vivsnaki/new_cgireal.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img40.photobucket.com/a...l.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://img40.photobucket.com/albums/v123/vivsnaki/new_xrear_copy.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img40.photobucket.com/a...y.jpg</A><br>(Autocar)</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>Here is the Autocar article that goes with Vivaki's pictures:</b><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/Car/Mercedes-Benz/M-class/13444113714.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>X-RATED BENZ LINES UP BMW X3<p>Mercedes-Benz is taking aim at the BMW X3 and the next Land Rover Freelander with this new baby off-roader to slot beneath the M-class.<p>The new X-class stretches the tape measure to around 4500mm, some 100mm shorter than the ML. The wheelbase, in particular, is noticeably shorter than the bigger SUVs.<p>The new 4x4 is part of a two-pronged junior off-roader strategy being readied by the German car maker, which plans to sell the new high-riding five-seater to slot between a new Smart SUV and the next-generation, bigger M-class.<p>The new Smart off-roader will be called ForMore, in keeping with the companys new naming policy that has already given us the ForTwo and ForFour. The name of the Mercedes has not yet been decided, although indications are that it may go into production as the X-class.<p>That name was registered in February last year for the US, Canada and Germany and Autocar has discovered that Mercedes has already registered model designations including X280 and X350.<p>There is clearly room at the lower end of the Mercedes line-up for a smaller four-wheel-drive vehicle, said one senior source in Stuttgart. Our plan is to come at the established competition with a bottom-up and top-down approach.<p>The X-class should go on sale in 2007 and will be priced from around 25,000  comfortably less than the 31,000 todays M-class costs. Mercedes is keen to avoid the mistake made by BMW, whose X3 has been roundly criticised as being too similar to the X5.<p>To keep profits high, both the X-class and Smart ForMore will be assembled at Mercs Juiz de Fora factory in Brazil, which currently churns out C-class models for the US market. This explains why the new SUVs permanent four-wheel-drive system borrows componentry from todays C-class 4Matic.<p>Suspension is by conventional MacPherson struts up front and multi-links at the rear. Engineers confirm that the emphasis will be more on on-road comfort than achieving top marks in off-road conditions. Transmission electronics will split the torque between different axles and wheels according to the available traction.<p>The X-class will be sold with four-cylinder and V6 power, including range-topping 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 3.0-litre V6 common-rail turbodiesel engines.<p>The X350 should become one of the most rapid cars in the class, thanks to a peak power output of around 270bhp  at least until the rumoured AMG version goes on sale; the power-hungry Germans have also registered the X55 and X63 model names.</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New pics from Autobild.de<p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51937.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51939.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/51940.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chickpig</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://motortrend.com/future/spied/112_2006fvf_mlk_z.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img131.exs.cx/img131/4356/C-SUV.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>-------------------------------------------------------------<p>New Article:<p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6050404.001/page/1/mercedes/1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s....html</A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 11:52 AM 4/5/2005</i>

toni
04-05-2005, 04:22 AM
Interesting pictures:<br> <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6050404.001/6050404.001.Mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br> <A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6050404.001/6050404.001.Mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><br> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 9:18 AM 4/7/2005</i>

erzhik
04-05-2005, 08:25 AM
looks like an X3, Rav4 rival

Santeno
04-05-2005, 08:55 AM
Did you just say X3 and Rav4 in the same breath?

Flagship
04-05-2005, 12:25 PM
I believe that the last 2 shots are the 2006 ML<br><A HREF="http://www.imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img127.exs.cx/img127/5698/mercedesbenzmclassml5002006386.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><A HREF="http://img127.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img127&image=w16481489mg.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img127.exs.cx/img127/3601/w16481489mg.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Flagship GT at 3:30 PM 4/5/2005</i>

skoochythatone
04-05-2005, 01:13 PM
Totally agree that the last two shots are the regular M-Class.<p>The X-Class will be an interesting new model I believe, the renderings(even though very early) are promising, so are the spyshots.

erzhik
04-05-2005, 03:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Did you just say X3 and Rav4 in the same breath?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>well nearly...I mean the size is the same, the engine nearly the same...tkae 2.5 X3 and 2.0 VVT-i manual RAV4 get some cold air intake on RAV4 and they are the same.. seen how a manual RAV4 ate X3 on drag...<p>

kuules
04-05-2005, 03:24 PM
no thats not M-class the rear side door are diferent and the rear window is diferent too

Smithie
04-05-2005, 04:44 PM
As is the crease from above the rear fender over the rear door

skoochythatone
04-06-2005, 04:40 AM
I am almost certain that the spyshots are indeed the M-Class. It is too big to be the X-Class, which will be based on the C-Class. And the pics are of a model with not a whole lot of tape on it(especially the sides). Considering the X-Class is not due till at least 2007(2008 model year), these cant be of the X-Class. MUST be M-Class.

Don Carleone
04-07-2005, 07:57 PM
The major giveaway with the X-class is the shape of the rear side door, especially that little triangular window in it. On the G-class this window is rectangular. on the M-class its a perfect triangle. But onthe X-class the right part ofthis triangle builds a little bow

Cozz
04-07-2005, 08:14 PM
All of the pics are of the X-class, I didn't see one pics of the ML. The ML is bigger than the X-class but not by much.

JBlair
04-07-2005, 08:48 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am almost certain that the spyshots are indeed the M-Class. It is too big to be the X-Class, which will be based on the C-Class. And the pics are of a model with not a whole lot of tape on it(especially the sides). Considering the X-Class is not due till at least 2007(2008 model year), these cant be of the X-Class. MUST be M-Class.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those pics are of the X-class not of the C-class. The give-away is the shape of the side windows, the headlamps, and the crease in the side of the bottom pic. This mule isn't actually that far along all things considered, and it has more than 'tape'. Also, the scale of the interior makes this thing look like it is smaller than the ML. The proportions are also significantly different than the ML. (the hood is more slanted and the whole vehicle looks more like the old M-class than the new one).

skoochythatone
04-08-2005, 05:32 AM
JBlair, I never said is the C-Class. But the X-Class is based on the new C-Class, thats why I brought the C-Class into it. Who knows if its the MLK(the name of the X-Class) or not...

Top Secret
04-08-2005, 05:44 AM
I thought the mini-ML Class was based on a shortened ML chassis, not a C-Class's chassis.

JBlair
04-08-2005, 08:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">JBlair, I never said is the C-Class. But the X-Class is based on the new C-Class, thats why I brought the C-Class into it. Who knows if its the MLK(the name of the X-Class) or not...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol, sorry. Two trains of thought going on at the same time. I meant to say that it wasn't the ML-class.

Spock
04-14-2005, 11:10 AM
From AMS :<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/Mercedes-MLK_450.jpg" BORDER="0">

erzhik
04-14-2005, 03:08 PM
can't wait what Audi will launch as a rival

against the wall
04-14-2005, 03:25 PM
well if this is a mini ml then maybe audi will launch a mini q7

Player4
04-14-2005, 05:42 PM
Adi's competing vehicle for the BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz MLX is the Audi Q5. <p>More here<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/future/2007/audi/q5/100520359/preview.html?tid=edmunds.f.mmindex.content.num6.0. all" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/future/...0.all</A>*<p>Edmunds.com

Comrade
04-19-2005, 08:53 AM
<A HREF="http://autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102231" TARGET="_blank">http://autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=102231</A>

erzhik
04-19-2005, 03:57 PM
that a VERY smart step for MB.. By launching X class, they will fill the gap in SUV group. They have a big SUV (new G class), medium size (M class) and now a small class to compete against Rav4, X3 and others (X class)<br>

Comrade
04-19-2005, 04:30 PM
I don't think the RAV4 will compete with the X3, Freelander or X-class.<br>No one is going to say "hmm... RAV4 or X3...tough choice huh?"

geary
04-19-2005, 05:54 PM
I'd take a fully optioned over the 2.5L X3, and pocket the 10Gs. I think this will do battle with the Next Gen Rav-6 nicely...

erzhik
04-19-2005, 06:16 PM
I thought that Freelander is a completely direct rival for RAV4...<br>I mean next generation RAV4<br>X3 is completely the same size as RAV4.

Comrade
04-19-2005, 09:16 PM
Oooh... the next generation.<p>The current RAV4 is 1 foot shorter than the X3 which is also 5 inches wider than the RAV4, MSRP is 10K less for the RAV4 and it weighs less by about 900 lbs. As you can see, I had some reasons to suspect they weren't in the same class.

Hornbag
04-20-2005, 12:18 AM
yes, comrade has a point. i think size and price more importantly rule the Rav-4 vs X3 debate out.<p>Im not too sure about those chops tho, they look too much like a mini M-class. i mean, all it looks like they did was shorten proportions...nothing new

JagZ
04-21-2005, 06:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">yes, comrade has a point. i think size and price more importantly rule the Rav-4 vs X3 debate out.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Rav-4, Honda CRV, Escape etc. are together in their own segment. Kind of the Corollas and Civics of the small SUV class.<p>Next LR Freelander, BMW X3, Merc X-Class, Mini Acura MDX, Audi Q5 will make up the premium small SUV class.<p>

toni
05-01-2005, 11:04 PM
<A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/14507_1114788951190.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...0.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/auto/news/anzeige.jsp?id=14507" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/auto/n...14507</A><p> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 10:50 AM 6/23/2005</i>

Ascariss
05-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Hmm can it be? An acceptable photoshop from Reichel? It's a side view, so relatively easy to make. Anyone care to find the original of that?

toni
05-02-2005, 10:24 PM
<I><br>New Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) to be produced at DaimlerChryslers Bremen plant<p>Stuttgart, 05/02/2005 - The DaimlerChrysler Board of Management has decided that an additional, new Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) will be produced at the companys Bremen plant. We are expanding our product offering by adding an attractive vehicle in a very interesting and growing market segment, says Dr. Eckhard Cordes, DaimlerChrysler Board of Management member responsible for the Mercedes Car Group. <p>This decision was preceded by in-depth negotiations with the works council. The decision to produce the vehicle in Bremen is a building block of our employment accord, and also shows that Germany is a competitive production location if the right framework conditions are defined, says Prof. Jrgen E. Schrempp, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler. <p>After the positive response to the Sports Tourer vehicles of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class and R-Class as well as the successful launch of the new M-Class, Mercedes-Benz is rounding out its portfolio with another SUV below the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. The Groups plant in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, was also considered as a possible production location for the SUV. DaimlerChrysler now plans to resume CKD assembly of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Juiz de Fora.<p>Sourse: <A HREF="http://www.daimlerchrysler.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.daimlerchrysler.com</A> </I>

Hornbag
05-03-2005, 03:42 AM
Although the chop is VERY attractive, there is absolutly no origionality to it...its just a shrunken M class!

Charger
05-06-2005, 08:22 AM
<IMG SRC="http://autocar.co.uk/Car/Mercedes-Benz/M-class/13444113714.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: autocar<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mercedes-Benz has confirmed it will produce a compact 4x4 to take on BMWs X3 and Land Rovers Freelander. The junior off-roader was scooped by Autocar last year, and X-class or MLK are the strongest possibilities for its name.<br>The vehicle will be built at Mercedes Bremen factory, which currently assembles the C-class saloon, CLK, SLK and SL models. It is therefore likely to share much of its layout with the upcoming C-class, including the 4matic four-wheel-drive system offered in Europe.<p>There could be AMG versions in the pipeline as well  the names X55 and X63 have been registered. Its unlikely the new 4x4 will arrive before 2007.<br></TD></TR></TABLE>

sc43018
05-08-2005, 07:20 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>X3 is completely the same size as RAV4.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>i may have said this in other forums, but the hyundai sonata may be "completely the same size" as the 3er, but they are not competitors<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hornbag</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Although the chop is VERY attractive, there is absolutly no origionality to it...its just a shrunken M class!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>isnt that what it is supposed to be?

Santeno
06-23-2005, 07:49 AM
New renderings from Autobild. They are now calling the Car the MLK instead of MLX:<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg</A><p>It seems like Huckfeldt merged styling cues from the new ML and G to come up with these renderings<p>There is an article in german here:<p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen/artikel.php?artikel_id=9009&A_SESS=d46b38c71df79ceea6c0fc46913abf1a" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/test/ne...abf1a</A><p>Can someone please translate?

toni
06-23-2005, 07:50 AM
Here is some of the info about engines from the article:<p>MLK 220 CDI : 2,2-LITER, 177 HP<p>MLK 280 CDI: 3,0-LITER-V6, 211 HP<p>MLK 320 CDI: 3,0-Liter-V6, 252 HP<p>In work (however not finally decided) is also an interesting variant with hybrid drive. Gasoline-hybrid for North America, Diesel-hybrid for Europe.<br>

husseindesign
06-23-2005, 08:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New renderings from Autobild. They are now calling the Car the MLK instead of MLX:<p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg</A><p>It seems like Huckfeldt merged styling cues from the new ML and G to come up with these renderings<p>There is an article in german here:<p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/test/neuwagen/artikel.php?artikel_id=9009&A_SESS=d46b38c71df79ceea6c0fc46913abf1a" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autobild.de/test/ne...abf1a</A><p>Can someone please translate?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>there is no way the new MLK will look like that! The spyshozs show a totally different design <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
06-23-2005, 08:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>husseindesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there is no way the new MLK will look like that! The spyshozs show a totally different design <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Perhaps not as aggressively Macho in style, but I'd beleive some of the styling cues Huckfeldt suggests (the man does have a track record for accuracy - even when he is off on the final design). As for the spy pics, most show a car that is very heavily claded with hard-shell-camo, so there isn't much to be told about what's underneath.<p>So has this car definitely been renamed MLK instead of MLX? Let me know and I'll change the title of the thread.

Player4
06-23-2005, 08:35 AM
I hear<br>MLK-Class<br>MLX-Class<br>X-Class<p>Whats next??<p>It looks good but whne i saw the rear the first thing that came to mind was "2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee".

LSS_C6
06-23-2005, 09:59 AM
I also heard MST! I`m not understanding nthing about this!

Ascariss
06-23-2005, 10:28 AM
perhaps the prototype was a quick mock up and not really the real design? again we'll see soon enough.

The Water Is Poison
06-23-2005, 10:30 AM
I heard that they can't use MLK cause of Martin Luther King Junior. X-class also wont work due to the BMW X5 and X3, might be confused with X500 or X350

Santeno
06-23-2005, 10:48 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I heard that they can't use MLK cause of Martin Luther King Junior. X-class also wont work due to the BMW X5 and X3, might be confused with X500 or X350</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I doubt either assesment is accurate. The reason being that MLK is an accronym for Martin Luther King, which I would be interested to know if it is a recorded trademark and if it's use for a different purpose is enforceable (I doubt it). As for your BMW concerns that is definitely incorrect, since The same concerns where brought up when the original ML came out. If I recall correctly, that car was originally intended to be called the M-Class, But in defference to BMW's Motorsport division (and potential litigation, It was actually introduced as the ML-Class. Calling the Vehicle ML-X, as has been speculated, should avoid any such problems.

Cozz
06-24-2005, 04:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>So has this car definitely been renamed MLK instead of MLX? Let me know and I'll change the title of the thread.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not to sure about it though possible. Remember that a 3-row ML was in the pipeline 2 years back and the G can be a 3-row standard.

skoochythatone
06-24-2005, 06:39 AM
I am pretty confident(heard it from several DCX people) that it will indeed be called "MLK"-Class..

Naga Royal Guard
06-24-2005, 08:40 AM
rosa parks sued outkast for using her name -

CC
06-24-2005, 09:10 AM
If you check out the 2006 Audi Q7 spy video in the Automotive video's you will see the MLK on the Nurburgring with the Audi Q7

Tidal
06-24-2005, 12:15 PM
Well, MLK does make the most sense, has this will be a " short/compact " ML, the name just does not sound good. Has this is based on the C-klass, it could have been called the MLC.<p>Does anyone know if this will pick up anything from the Smart ForSome-name-i-can't-remember 4x4 that got cancelled? That would have been based on the C-klass also, i think. <p>

knihc2008
06-24-2005, 03:25 PM
the letter "K" for mercedes has always denoted the smaller and literally "lighter" version of a vehicle. which is why we get SLK from SL and CLK from CL. it's just unfortunate that we see the "K" lined up with the ML but it does make the most sense in terms of mercedes denotation.

against the wall
06-24-2005, 03:25 PM
i think the formore got cancelled. it was supposed to debut last january but it didnt. o btw skoochy nice avatar

Krypton
06-24-2005, 05:54 PM
I think the MLS would sound the best but thats my opinion, the back of huckfelds chop looks sort of like a grand cherokee

StevenZoz
07-13-2005, 05:01 PM
<A HREF="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/StevenZoz/scan0004.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albu...4.jpg</A><p>SOURCE: Car and Driver, Aug. 2005

Ascariss
07-13-2005, 05:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevenzoz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y230/StevenZoz/scan0004.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://i6.photobucket.com/albu...4.jpg</A><p>SOURCE: Car and Driver, Aug. 2005</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> Whoever made the PS really got lazy, they didn't even touch the front bumper and the headlights as well. I like my impression better.

Warewolf
07-14-2005, 05:39 AM
"K" is for "Kurz" (or "Kurtz"??? forgive my german), "Short" in english,an historical heritage of MB cars since 1930

copic
07-14-2005, 07:52 AM
it's "kurz", yeh :)

Kemble
07-25-2005, 05:07 AM
couple more shots of it track testing.<br><A HREF="http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_article.asp?na_id=216253" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autocar.co.uk/news_...16253</A>

JOKEJOE
08-09-2005, 06:59 AM
Interior picture....<p><A HREF="http://www.global-autonews.com/board/view.php3?table=bd_chae_free_new&gubun=2&page_num=1&idx=2055&keyfield=&key" TARGET="_blank">http://www.global-autonews.com...=&key</A>=<p><br>JOKEJOE

DoMiNo
08-09-2005, 08:14 AM
I'm going to assume the SLK seats won't make it to production?<p>Not much need for AIRSCARF in a closed vehicle...<p>edit: it appears the driver/passenger side seats are different, so maybe it's just there for testing.

Omar
08-09-2005, 10:30 AM
can someone put up a pic of the new ML's interior - i wanna know if they are identical.<p>I don't wanna go too far, but could it be possible that the next C-class will have an identical interior as the MLK and C-class are supposed to be sharing lots of bits 'n bobs?

Uberwagon
08-10-2005, 03:19 PM
If I recall correctly, the K in SLK was originally said to represent the "kompressor" supercharged 4-cyl engine it first came with (a truly lousy engine at that). At least that's what the marketing people were saying in the press at the time.<p>MLK would be a logical step but cultural sensitivity is always an issue in naming. I know that Porsche was and continues to be concerned about the unfortunate dual meaning of "Nine-Eleven." The concern is probably not that MLK is trademarked so much as the fact that it's a set of initials that hold deep meaning for many people. Perhaps that's why Porsche refers to the 911 only as the "Carrera" now?

CosworthKid
08-10-2005, 04:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I heard that they can't use MLK cause of Martin Luther King Junior. X-class also wont work due to the BMW X5 and X3, might be confused with X500 or X350</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Out-of-subject as this may be, i personally think that regardless of any legal rights Mercedes might or might not have it is still a very bad idea to use the X-class monicker.I mean what is the reason for doing that?What will the X stand for on this particular vehicle?The X5 and X3 are 100% recognisable as BMWs.I'd even go to great lenghts to say that Mercedes is being disrespectful towards BMW.Also remember the BMW CSL version of the M3?Well now Merc has a CLS.Pretty confusing if you ask me

Kemble
02-13-2006, 08:21 PM
Old thread is gone. <br><A HREF="http://www.mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0034" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mph-online.com/web/spyphotos/0034</A><br>Is it a mule using the new C-class body? or is that the actual MLK body? i'm very confused.<br>

Ascariss
02-13-2006, 09:44 PM
Uhm, that looks like a jacked up C class, and wouldn't really be kind of odd to make a mule using the new C class. Perhaps it has air suspension? the new C I mean? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

toni
02-13-2006, 11:26 PM
<br>Or then they are just testing the platform/suspension and based on that then they will build the actual MLK. The body can be totally something else. And anyway prototypes or test mules are very in early phase, if the actual product will come to market on 2007/8.<p>Other approach is that the they are testing 4matic for their next C-class.

Ascariss
02-13-2006, 11:38 PM
there already were mules of the MLK though, or somekind of a prototype.

Hornbag
02-14-2006, 04:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">rosa parks sued outkast for using her name - </TD></TR></TABLE><p>And if Paris Hilton can trademark "That's hot" then anyname can be trademarked?

mphmag
02-14-2006, 05:46 AM
it's based on the new C just like the X3 is based on the old 3 series. <br>I do think they will change the name when it gets closer to production. If there's one set of initials not to use I would say its this one. Plus they don't really have a need to use a k here. <br>Maybe MLS ? like CLS?<br>

Cozz
02-14-2006, 05:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">there already were mules of the MLK though, or somekind of a prototype.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If I remember correctly, Cordes pulled the plug on that too. Also others like the McLaren P8.<p>There is no MLK or smaller (cute-ute) on the pipe line for now. <p>This is airmatic suspension with it's newest AWD at work.

against the wall
02-14-2006, 01:34 PM
i thought now that cordes is gone or whatever the p8 was back on...

SHEPO
02-14-2006, 02:02 PM
Maybe the MLK is going to be a coupe-thingy like what BMW is planning with the X6???

skoochythatone
02-14-2006, 03:13 PM
The MLK is not among the models that have been cancelled from going into production. The next generation C-Class sportscoupe and its convertible and the SLT(SLK based coupe) were cancelled due to increasing costs in development.<p>The MLK will definetly come, production has been confirmed, it will be produced in Bremen, Germany. It was in the news here in Germany, they calculate an annual number of about 40,000units a year.<p>And no, the MLK will not be a jacked up coupe version of the C-Class, it will share most compartments with the C-Class and will fight against competitors such as the BMW X3, Toyota Rav4 and Landrover Freelander.

Cozz
02-14-2006, 04:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i thought now that cordes is gone or whatever the p8 was back on...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, I wonder if some other models are back on as well such as the MLK.

Cozz
02-14-2006, 04:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skoochythatone</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The MLK is not among the models that have been cancelled from going into production. The next generation C-Class sportscoupe and its convertible and the SLT(SLK based coupe) were cancelled due to increasing costs in development.<p>The MLK will definetly come, production has been confirmed, it will be produced in Bremen, Germany. It was in the news here in Germany, they calculate an annual number of about 40,000units a year.<p>And no, the MLK will not be a jacked up coupe version of the C-Class, it will share most compartments with the C-Class and will fight against competitors such as the BMW X3, Toyota Rav4 and Landrover Freelander.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I could have sworn that Cordes put it on pause at least. I remember them testing it way before any shot of the C-class was ever out then simply disappered from thin air. Wasn't the MLK on testing when the CLS and S-class were testing as well? Those two have come out but not a word on the MLK since. Hmmm...

Ascariss
02-14-2006, 05:13 PM
The thing is, the MLK prototypes were thought to be the ML as well or some kind of variation, but the rear door frame was different than the actual ML.<p>The protoype(s) looked actually more or less finished with the entire vehicle design almost done. Anyways, they stopped testing, with the last pics I saw, were from the ring.<p>I am sure the C wouldn't be used as a mule, it's a C class under that camo. Even so, there was also a C mule I saw back in 2005, not sure exactly when, of an extended C class wagon.<p>The x3 mule actually used a complete 3er wagon jacked up in the air, I've seen the pics and it was an old E46. <p>This is clearly a new C class under that camo, and I am with Cozz on this, it has to be new airmatic suspension.

DSC-OFF
02-18-2006, 09:12 AM
GCF is also refering to this as the MLK mule<p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060214.001/6060214.001.1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060214.001/6060214.001.mini1L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.germancarfans.com/spyphotos/6060214.001/6060214.001.mini3L.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.germancarfans.com/s...L.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060214.001/mercedes/mercedes-mlk-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">GCF</A><br> <br>

IcedG35
02-18-2006, 09:49 AM
that's too bad...Merc really needs a 3 series coupe competitor and the CLK is way to expensive to be considered

toni
02-18-2006, 09:51 AM
Actually this sentence makes sence that it really could be the MLK:<p><I>"The photos are showing a testmule undergoing current cold weather testing in Scandinavia. As can be seen in one photo, the engineers have a BMW X3 included in their tests for comparison." </I> <p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060214.001/mercedes/mercedes-mlk-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...hotos</A>

Ascariss
02-18-2006, 12:56 PM
Apparently they cover up the car during the night according to protocatcher, so maybe there is something about this car.<p>we'll see, nice mule though.

Cozz
02-18-2006, 02:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>toni</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually this sentence makes sence that it really could be the MLK:<p><I>"The photos are showing a testmule undergoing current cold weather testing in Scandinavia. As can be seen in one photo, the engineers have a BMW X3 included in their tests for comparison." </I> <p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.worldcarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/country/gcf/spyphotoID/6060214.001/mercedes/mercedes-mlk-spy-photos" TARGET="_blank">http://www.worldcarfans.com/sp...hotos</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't fully believe the story on it. The MLK will be based on the C-class chassis. The pictures show some sort of sedan instead of any type of SUV/wagon. This is the full C-class at work. I remember articles stating the rear of the C-lass will have some sort of look as the CLS. By looking at the upper rear window line, it becomes noticeble that this is the same car as the C-class of last year in testing with a curved upper rear window arch, also seen on the CLS.<p>I'm sure they are testing the systems for the AWD C-class and upcoming MLK. But this is not the MLK in covers by any means.<p>MB has tricked us before all too many times in testing. This will be the same.

protocatcher
02-18-2006, 04:04 PM
This is really a mule for the C-class based MLK.<br>They use it because they will share platforms , and its a great way to do alot of testing before they will have to get the right body on it . Therefor the heavy roof rack too, they put extra weight on it to simulate a higher body then the c-class.<br>They still drive some c-class prototypes with that old cammo, but those cars they park everywhere........this mule however they cover up when they leave it , even in their own testarea. <p>So, NO....this is not just a C-class with airmatic.

DSC-OFF
03-17-2006, 02:10 PM
<A HREF="http://media.autobild.de/bild/F/289bf48aed92b69c00cbffbf5b450c1f_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.autobild.de/bild/...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://media.autobild.de/bild/5/99c15c73972e8515dcf8e49217899b95_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.autobild.de/bild/...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autobild.de/projektor/galerie.php?pos=8&artikel_id=11010" TARGET="_blank">AutoBild</A><br> <br>

toni
03-18-2006, 06:37 AM
According to article it will be published 2008. So need to still wait 2 years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">

CosworthKid
03-18-2006, 01:18 PM
This will turn out to be even more bizzare as a Mercedes than the CLS was. Im looking forward to see whether it is more than just a quick niche gimmick or an actual serious contender.

mr_putter
03-19-2006, 10:19 AM
It is very unusual, but it's nice to see something different.<p>Although this picture reminds me of the Rodius. Anyone else agree?<p><IMG SRC="http://img226.imageshack.us/img226/2675/mercedesrodius8dh.png" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
03-19-2006, 02:27 PM
let's hope they never use the MLK name nor the JFK name for that matter.

JBlair
03-19-2006, 02:32 PM
<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Its either MLK or MLX.

StevenZoz
03-19-2006, 04:27 PM
<IMG SRC="http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/6718/mlk5dy.jpg" BORDER="0">

toni
03-19-2006, 11:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JBlair</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Its either MLK or MLX. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But how they then call MLK/MLX if nowadays everybody talk about MB M-class, not usually ML class ? Atleast K class does not sound well...

Rossell
03-20-2006, 04:20 AM
I thought it was MLX, since MLK stood for Martin Luther?

CosworthKid
03-20-2006, 10:25 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rossell</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought it was MLX, since MLK stood for Martin Luther?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Has anyone actually copy protected the "MLK" letters so that Mercedes cant use them??Mercedes is a German brand, i dont see how Martin Luther King's initials would be any of their concern. Im sure every country has their own corresponding leader or honourable person but we cant all demand car manufacturers to go through politics before they name a car! I dont want to sound dissrespectful but this is absurd in my ears. Imagine if every nation that cars are sold, the manufacturers have to go through this filtering process. Maybe in the same way GM should not use the SS branding on its models then which is far more "offensive" given that its asociated with Hitler in ppls minds.

synthesis
03-20-2006, 11:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CosworthKid</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone actually copy protected the "MLK" letters so that Mercedes cant use them??Mercedes is a German brand, i dont see how Martin Luther King's initials would be any of their concern. Im sure every country has their own corresponding leader or honourable person but we cant all demand car manufacturers to go through politics before they name a car! I dont want to sound dissrespectful but this is absurd in my ears. Imagine if every nation that cars are sold, the manufacturers have to go through this filtering process. Maybe in the same way GM should not use the SS branding on its models then which is far more "offensive" given that its asociated with Hitler in ppls minds.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>It is not uncommon for cars to take different names when sold in different countries (although Mercedes doesn't usually go this route to my knowledge, except with the G-Wagon). They don't have to pick one name that will work in ALL countries, as long as they have names that work in each country individually. BTW, no Chevrolet sold in Germany carries the SS moniker. And I don't think there will be one anytime soon, even if they have a high performance version. <p>But back on topic, I suggest we not worry about the naming situation until we know for a fact what Merc has decided for the U.S. market. <br>

CosworthKid
03-20-2006, 11:33 AM
Yeah ok fair enough, i thought the debate was about the global naming of the car, since Mercedes usually carries same names around the world. My mistake <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps: no Chevrolet does but hasnt Opel used the SS?

synthesis
03-20-2006, 12:48 PM
Well you are probably right about Merc sticking to one name worldwide. And I don't know anything about Opel's aside from they will soon be the donors for many Saturn cars here in the US.

against the wall
03-20-2006, 03:38 PM
opel and chevy are both part of gm so i dont know if opel would want a copyright infringement lawsuit against it's parent company...

knicks125
03-21-2006, 05:29 PM
Has these been posted yet?<p><A HREF="http://www.emercedesbenz.com/Mar06/20SpyShotsOfMercedesBenzMLK.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.emercedesbenz.com/M....html</A>

Cozz
03-21-2006, 07:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has these been posted yet?<p><A HREF="http://www.emercedesbenz.com/Mar06/20SpyShotsOfMercedesBenzMLK.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.emercedesbenz.com/M....html</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah man.

Denali
03-21-2006, 08:40 PM
who cares what the name is, MB needs a X3 fighter

toni
04-20-2006, 02:17 AM
New MLK spyshots:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454004426.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454040353.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454073887.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454111087.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...7.jpg</A><p>and whole article:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/auto/news/anzeige.jsp?id=16537" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/auto/n...16537</A><p>Looks promising....

~*~STORM~*~
04-20-2006, 03:27 AM
the promise has already been delivered..thats the ML63 AMG spy shots..

Cozz
04-20-2006, 05:22 AM
That's a lot of exhaust tips for a cute-ute. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

protocatcher
04-20-2006, 08:49 AM
Thats not the MLK.....its an old ML AMG prototype

husseindesign
04-20-2006, 09:31 AM
It's too small to be an ML prototype and has a (slightly) different design. I do believe that this is the MLK.

Marticos
04-20-2006, 12:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>toni</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">New MLK spyshots:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454004426.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...6.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454040353.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454073887.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/webcore/data/content/Auto_Article_EXT/16537_1145454111087.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/webcor...7.jpg</A><p>and whole article:<p><A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de/auto/news/anzeige.jsp?id=16537" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de/auto/n...16537</A><p>Looks promising....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that are old photo, I seen the same 2 years ago <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

toni
04-20-2006, 12:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Marticos</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that are old photo, I seen the same 2 years ago <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Only clear difference between this and ML is the rear door shape. <p>Dunno if <A HREF="http://www.auto-news.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.auto-news.de</A> is correct or wrong when it claims that those are MLK pictures...

protocatcher
04-20-2006, 12:36 PM
MB changed the rear doors since then ........<br>they also did the same with the R-class

husseindesign
04-20-2006, 12:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>toni</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Only clear difference between this and ML is the rear door shape. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>And the headlights and the side profile design and the size of the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Nurburgring
04-20-2006, 04:05 PM
I want something more than a miniaturized ML! The new C-Class doesnt look promising and now this?

thegriffon
04-21-2006, 09:51 AM
There's no such thing as an MLK ;-)

husseindesign
04-21-2006, 03:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thegriffon</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There's no such thing as an MLK ;-)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>And the source of your information is.....?

The Spy
04-25-2006, 02:21 PM
Well, at least there is a X204! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
04-26-2006, 04:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>protocatcher</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats not the MLK.....its an old ML AMG prototype</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This was an old question when the new ML was in testing in the older thread. The only real difference other than certain details of the car was it's stance on the street. It was smaller than the ML in testing just by looking at it's space between highway lanes.<p>The MLX uses the under pinnings of the C-class including drivetrain, electronics and the newest 4WD that they are coming out with. This is the X3 of BMW using the 3'er for majority of parts. It will also compete with the X3. (so the rumors say)<p>The MLX was put on hold including other projects like the McLaren P8 thanks to Cordes in his money saving project. Many projects were started again when Cordes steped down.

salebg
04-28-2006, 09:07 AM
<A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45258/SP32-20060420-125003.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45259/SP32-20060420-125027.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45260/SP32-20060420-125038.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...8.jpg</A>

Ascariss
04-28-2006, 09:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>salebg</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45258/SP32-20060420-125003.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...3.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45259/SP32-20060420-125027.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...7.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://forums.autoweek.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/31-32021-718838-45260/SP32-20060420-125038.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.autoweek.com/ser...8.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>NOT new x class that is an older ML AMG prototype, the rims are amg.

ACURARDX
04-28-2006, 03:04 PM
<A HREF="http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/mercedes_mlk.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cwwcardesign.com/cars/mercedes_mlk.html</A>

LEXUS FAN!
04-28-2006, 04:38 PM
isn't this the same things as the MLK?

against the wall
04-28-2006, 07:48 PM
that would be a chop. hence the cwwcardesign web adress.

gotrice
04-29-2006, 05:02 PM
I think they should give up on the MLK/MLX name and dub the baby Benz the GLK.. seems more in line with the off-road image of a little ute, and it would prevent Mercedes from having to now refer to the M-class as the ML-class.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by gotrice at 7:15 PM 4/29/2006</i>

dirkdiggler
04-29-2006, 06:59 PM
No heres a product thats gonna make Merc a $h!tload of $$$!!

Cozz
04-30-2006, 06:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dirkdiggler</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No heres a product thats gonna make Merc a $h!tload of $$$!! </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, that's the plan. The unit is based on the C-class. Suspension and all.

Mil
04-30-2006, 02:11 PM
LOL yeah, i woulndt put it past Merc to make it look quite like the new c-class...obvioulsy on the inside (dashboard etc.), but on the outside it may be quite the same...=)

Designo
05-01-2006, 06:16 PM
hmmm... this thing actually looks kind of cute with those round headlamps (like the '98 ML)

the1
05-25-2006, 03:31 PM
<A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/me40_447595dc9719d.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...d.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/me20_447595dc94e09.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...9.jpg</A>

IcedG35
05-25-2006, 03:40 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>the1</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/me40_447595dc9719d.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...d.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://news.auto.cz/img/galleries/me20_447595dc94e09.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://news.auto.cz/img/galler...9.jpg</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>if you read even the posts on this page, you'd see that that pic has been posted and is an old ML63 testing, not the MLK/X<p><br>Anyone know if this truck is based on the current or upcoming C class? It would make sense if it was the upcoming C class because they both seem to be at similar stages of production.

Ascariss
05-25-2006, 03:54 PM
Upcoming, since the test mules are on jacked up new C models.

knicks125
06-29-2006, 04:50 PM
Now rumored to be named "GLX"<p>Article and impression:<p><A HREF="http://www.emercedesbenz.com/Jun06/28_Auto_Bild_Reports_On_Mercedes_Rumored_Small_SUV .html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.emercedesbenz.com/J....html</A>

against the wall
06-29-2006, 04:57 PM
eghhh i dont like it. its nice and smooth until you get to the window and then the roofline is all square. what sucks even more is that its a huckfeldt so it could be close to real.

Ascariss
06-29-2006, 05:40 PM
actual images of the chops<p><A HREF="http://media.autobild.de/bild/0/4ec9c1eddc0a5080b9c8d0e9f15f0110_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.autobild.de/bild/...1.jpg</A><p><A HREF="http://media.autobild.de/bild/2/06cb435a9ac09e0fb00f20e129a193b2_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://media.autobild.de/bild/...1.jpg</A><p>older versions<br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72355.jpg</A><br><A HREF="http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://bilder.autobild.de/bilder/1/72356.jpg</A>

the1
06-30-2006, 08:26 AM
What an ugly box... They should have made a mini ML, not a GL.