The first pictures of the 2013 Mercedes GL have leaked to the web, ahead of a possible unveiling at the New York Auto Show.

The first pictures of the 2013 Mercedes GL have leaked to the web, ahead of a possible unveiling at the New York Auto Show.

Looking more refined than ever before, the seven-seat crossover is based on the M-Class and features a bludging hood, LED-infused headlights and a two-bar grille. Further back, the model has an evolutionary design with an upward sweeping shoulder line and wraparound taillights. This particular vehicle is also equipped with an AMG package which has aggressive bumpers, LED fog lights and unique alloy wheels.

The cabin carries over from the M-Class and has leather seats, wood trim and metallic accents.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but choices could include a 258 PS (190 kW / 255 hp) 3.0-liter V6 diesel and a 4.7-liter V8 petrol with 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp). Regardless of the final details, the engines will likely be connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

 

All new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL leaked