Mercedes-Benz is teasing the MLC in Alabama plant image

After the German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has decided to invest 350 million USD in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant to produce a rival for the BMW X6 named the MLC, the manufacturer is now teasing its future SUV model with an image which ended up on the internet showing what seems to be a Mercedes crossover with the roof line of the CLS probably in the Alabama factory.

“This new model, from the Tuscaloosa plant, is an important element of our growth strategy. It is one of ten additional model which will introduce within the next four years alone across all segments”, as the Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said in a statement.

The Daimler official is actually confirming the fact that the MLC will enter production probably in late 2014, just to hit the Mercedes showrooms one year later. Sadly there’s no official word on the engines which will be used on the new SUV but rumors say that the model will get a range between 265 and the AMG 544 horsepower.

The same rumors which announce the MLC’s powerplants also say that the crossover will be priced at around 75.000 EUR for the entry-level version, but as we said above, don’t get too excited because the model will be available for its future customers in 2015.