STUTTGART – The Mercedes M-Class, which helped blaze the trail for a fleet of luxury SUVs when it launched in 1997 from a new assembly plant in Alabama, goes on sale in the U.S. in third-generation dress in September with more powerful engines, a host of lightweight materials and improved interiors. Unveiled to journalists here in the Carl Benz Arena, the ’12 M-Class will continue to be manufactured in just one location, the Mercedes plant outside Tuscaloosa, AL, alongside the R-Class ...

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