Mercedes-Benz ML W166 widebody from the tuner Kahn Design

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One of the saddest news in the automotive industry was probably the one after 68 years Land Rover sets the legendary Defender. But what do you do when you, like Kahn Design, a company that is close to this model, among other things shot Has? Well - you can of course primarily modify the last model properly with that Defender Limited Edition "Ultimate Defender" happened impressively. But at least now it was said "Look out for something new“And Kahn Design has struck gold. The object of desire is the Mercedes-Benz W166 ML, which celebrated its premiere in the first part of Jurassic Park (W163) and has become known as a result. But that too popemobile (Pope's car) from 2002 is unforgettable and was based on the W163 (facelift model). And now Kahn Design has taken the third generation in the form of the W166 (since 2015 as GLE SUV) and does exactly what you can do with a car of this category with the elegant SUV - you modify it discreetly! Subtle means that the ML has received a few perfectly fitting fender flares and a new bumper at the front.


The bumper contains a couple of daytime running lights with LED technology and, in conjunction with a discreet bootlid rear spoiler, belongs to the newly developed body kit for the ML. In addition to the body kit, the ML gets a set of 22 inch G06 alloy wheels that are equipped with 275/40/22 tires and line the wheel arches much more format-filling than the standard rims. The team from Kahn Design has published the ML the days and we are of course happy to show you the first pictures. After the extensive but still very subtle tuning cure that the W166 was allowed to endure, it is now definitely visually more beefy, more individual and more dynamic than the production version. So if you have been thinking about buying an ML W166 for a long time or if you are already a happy owner, Kahn Design is definitely an interesting starting point when it comes to differentiating the vehicle from the production model.

As far as the further changes to optics or technology are concerned, we have tried to find out the most important details. As always, we have listed what came out of this in a small summary for you in the lower part of the article. If you discover more changes that we have missed, please use our comment box and let us know, we will then add them to the article as soon as possible.

Ps. You liked Kahn Design? Then we have something for you, following a few examples of which vehicles have already been released by Kahn Design on tuningblog:

And if that is not enough for you, there is the complete overview by clicking on the name in the Photo Reference under this picture.

(Photos: Kahn design)

These are the changes to the Mercedes-Benz ML W166

  • Kahn Design widebody kit (front and rear wider wheel arches - fender flares all around with attachments for rear bumpers and doors, new front bumpers - including daytime running lights, rear spoiler)
  • 22 Inch G06 Alloy Wheels (9,5 x 22 Inch, Diamond Cut) on 275 / 40 / 22 tires
  • darkened / tinted windows
  • possibly a performance increase - (chip tuning, tuning box, compressor or turbo conversion, NOS etc. - more information is not available)
  • possibly a sports exhaust system (more information is not available)

We are sure that we will receive some information and definitely new pictures and videos in the next few weeks. As soon as this is the case, we will of course add to the article and inform you about it.

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Maybe you also want to read a report from other car brands? Apart from the above manufacturer, you'll wonder what vehicles these days coilovers, alloy wheels, Chiptuning and the craziest foiling built in & attached. Take a look at the following manufacturers: ALFAROMEO, ALPINA, AUDI, BMW, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, CHRYSLER, CITROËN, DACIA, DAEWOO, DODGE, FIAT, FORD, HONDA, HYUNDAI, INFINITI, ISUZU, JAGUAR, JEEP, KIA, LANCIA , LANDROVER, LEXUS, MASERATI, MAZDA, MERCEDES, MINI, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, OPEL, PEUGEOT, PORSCHE, RENAULT, SAAB, SEAT, SKODA, SMART, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TATA, TOYOTA, VAUXHALL, VOLVO, VW and ALL others.
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