On location in Europe, our very own Allyson Harwood snapped these shots revealing the all-new Mercedes ML sport-utility without disguise. Motor Trend editor Angus MacKenzie clicked off some photos of this vehicle seen around Southern California, but these are the best semi-official shots yet of Mercedes’ bread-and-butter midsize luxury SUV.

Truck Trend editor Allyson Harwood snapped these on-scene photos from her cell phone from Europe, revealing the all-new ML sport-utility in all its bare glory. We have snapped some camouflaged photos of this vehicle in various locales, including in Southern California, near MT headquarters, but these are the best shots yet of Mercedes’ bread-and-butter midsize luxury SUV.

Spied! 2012 Mercedes Benz ML Fully Revealed! imageAlthough previously thought to be introduced as a 2013 model, there’s a chance the new ML may debut as a 2012, as an update on the ML line was conspicuously absent from a recent release on updates for 2012 Mercedes-Benz models.

Official specs are not yet known, but it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to assume the U.S. powertrain lineup will include the 3.5-liter direct-injected V-6 recently released in the C and E-Class sedans, the 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8, and the 3.0-liter Bluetec turbodiesel. These engines produce 302, 402 and 210 horsepower, respectively in the E-Class, and should offer similar outputs in the ML.

Allyson promises us more details as they become available, so stay tuned to Truck Trend for the latest!