The Mercedes M-Class is about to receive a minor facelift but that hasn't stopped the company from making a handful of changes to the 2015 model in the United States.

The Mercedes M-Class is about to receive a minor facelift but that hasn't stopped the company from making a handful of changes to the 2015 model in the United States.

First up, the ML550 will be replaced by a new ML400 which features a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 329 bhp (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (479 Nm) of torque. It will be connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission and a 4MATIC all-wheel drive system which will enable the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds and return 18 mpg city / 22 mpg highway (US).

Automobile Magazine is also reporting the ML350 BlueTec will be replaced by a ML250 BlueTec which has a twin-turbo 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 200 bhp (149 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

The models will go on sale shortly and the ML400 will be priced from $62,900.

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