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The W166 Mercedes-Benz M-Class was just launched in Malaysia last year, but Mercedes-Benz is already preparing the SUV’s mid-life facelift. It’s also expected to be joined by an X6-fighting ‘MLC’ too, but that’s a story for another day.

Based on these spyshots, the new M-Class (also known as the ML) will get a revised front end with a new grille and bumper. Since the headlamps are taped up we can assume there are some minor changes to the headlamp graphics as well.

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This shot of the interior that our spy photographer managed to snap shows something interesting – it looks as though Mercedes-Benz will be moving the COMAND display from the current integrated look to the new ‘tablet stuck on the dashboard’ look Mercedes-Benz have been using in all their new cars. The COMAND controller will likely be updated to have the new touchpad feature as well.

The M-Class is only available as the ML 350 4MATIC variant in Malaysia. Read our test drive review of the Mercedes-Benz ML 350.