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.


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.