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Old 07-25-2011, 11:10 AM
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Lightbulb Mercedes-Benz will build M-Class "coupe" in Alabama

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If there's one thing the world needs, it's another BMW X6, right? Mercedes-Benz seems to think so - after all, this isn't the first time we've heard rumblings about a four-door coupe-crossover from the German automaker. Now, Automotive News reports that the new X6 rival will be built at Mercedes' Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant.

Makes sense to us. The swoopy new crossover - speculated to be dubbed 'GLS' - is understood to be based on the redesigned 2012 M-Class, which is also being built at the Tuscaloosa facility. Sources within Mercedes-Benz have told Automotive News that the new crossover will likely start production around 2015.

This announcement of the new M-Class variant's production plans is part of a larger $2 million investment in the Tuscaloosa facility. In addition to the new M-Class, Mercedes-Benz has said that the C-, R- and GL-Class vehicles will also be produced in Alabama.Mercedes-Benz will build M-Class "coupe" in Alabama originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Old 07-25-2011, 10:51 PM
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Oh for frick sake why are they building this thing

The X6 is already the most pointless car in the world....why would you try to compete with it? Just cause BMW does it doesn't mean you have to.
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