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|Everything but a cavity search, courtesy of Mercedes-Benz|
|Written by Mark Elias|
|Wednesday, 08 August 2007 19:00|
Officially, the pre-production prototype is being readied for the upcoming 2008 North American International Auto Show, but Mercedes-Benz designer Volker Hellwing described it as the firm's card into the entry-level SUV classes at M-B. Slotted against the BMW X3 and Acura MDX, expect it to be priced similarly (Acura checks in around $39,990).
Even under duress, Geoff Day, Mercedes' head of communications and experiences, would offer little in the way of details other than to say that the interior which featured the Mercedes-Benz COMAND-Plus control knob (don't say iDrive!) was pretty well "locked in." That’s all he can confirm at this point. (From what we could see, the interior featured an off-white leather with dark contrasting piping, and black wood appliques. Woo hoo!) To further cloud the matter, when asked about power, all he would offer was that "Mercedes-Benz has a very large family of engines."
Other than having a very high roofline, with upright windshield and grille, the cladding did a very good job of obfuscating the matter at hand....
And so it went in McCall, Idaho....