The Mercedes M-Class has been on the market for a couple of years so the company is preparing a minor facelift for the midsize crossover.

The Mercedes M-Class has been on the market for a couple of years so the company is preparing a minor facelift for the midsize crossover.

Caught undergoing testing near the Arctic Circle, the facelifted M-Class has a new front fascia with a single bar grille that is flanked by restyled headlights. Our spy photographer also says the crossover has new character lines and an updated daytime running light bar.

Engine options will likely carryover with minor modifications to improve performance and fuel efficiency. However, there could be a new hybrid variant and a ML 400 that uses a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that develops approximately 330 bhp (246 kW) and 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque.

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2015 / 2016 Mercedes M-Class facelift spied near the Arctic Circle