The first images of the 2012 Mercedes Benz M Class have leaked onto the internet. Thanks to folks at Germancarforum who are carrying the brochure images of the new Mercedes Benz SUV. The new M Class seems to have grown into a more bigger SUV compared to its older sibling. The 2012 model looks longer and could also sport a longer wheelbase. If I was to have a guess and this is just pure speculation, the new M-Class might have a wheelbase similar to the Gl-Class.
The old M-Class was a bit cramped on the inside and Mercedes Benz could make an attempt to rectify it this time around. The GL Class is a huge, 5 meter long SUV with awesome road presence but boxy styling. The M Class on the other hand is a more follows a more dynamic design philosophy. The M Class is characterized by the wrap-around rear glass with a hidden D-pillar. The new models proportions look impressive although the front styling is a bit bland compared to the old version. The front grille lacks the thicker horizontal elements which gave the old M Class a masculine look.
As we move towards the rear, little has changed on the sides apart from what looks like a longer platform than the earlier. At the rear the wrap-around glass dominates and a major aesthetic change that has been made to the rear is the tail lamp cluster which now resembles the one on the new Mercedes Benz E- Class.
Inside, the centre console would seem more familiar as the latest versions of cars from the shinning star share a similar dashboard design. Wood and leather has been employed to make the interior more upmarket. Even the steering wheel has wood as well as brushed steel inserts which do look classy.