Yes, MERS is the new SARS, because it has the potential to be dangerous. It is not likely that it will actually turn into a large epidemic that kills everyone, but SARS created big problems on a regional level too. Like SARS, people are knowledgeable about MERS, and they are vigilant to protect themselves from the spread of disease.
Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome definitely appears to be the new SARS. It has killed a large amount of the people that have been affected by it. As the world evolves and society changes it is likely that these deadly viruses will also keep adapting therefore affecting a large amount of people before people become immune to them.