New 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – Release Date and Info

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the S-Class Cabriolet have been updated and with them are important changes that are expected to further enhance their standing in the automotive landscape niche. Here, you’ll get all important info regarding the S-Class release date, price, specifications for the engine, exterior and interior redesigns, and whatnot.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class side angle, black color, alloy wheels

There’s no doubt that Mercedes has been the leader in automotive excellence ever since the company founder Karl Benz invented the car. The S-Class in particular has been the preferred choice for buyers looking for a distinct form of luxury and comfort offered in a well-packaged bundle that has a history of reliability and excellence. It has been that way since the 1970s, and the same seems to continue even into the future regardless of the competition offered by fresher models.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class spy shots

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is typically available in three body styles: coupe, sedan and convertible. All are available also for 2017, however, the latter has already been released and has been an internet sensation for some weeks now thanks to its exciting features and technologies that it promises to offer. The S-Class Cabriolet, for starters, is the 6th variant of the current family of what constitutes the S-Class lineup. For 2017, it promises to offer a cutting-edge technologies, and an exclusive, distinct, and sensual design.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior, overhead view

This is what Ola Kallenius, Board Member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales had to say of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet, “the new model is representative of the passion Mercedes has always been part of from the very beginning, and which we share with our customers at every turn of the model year. And after slightly four decades, we’re once again offering our brand’s aficionados an open-top car in the S-Class.”

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rear view, green color, taillights and tailpipe

We can go on and on about what the S-Class Convertible offers, but the bottom line remains – it is the ultimate solution for comfort, and innovativeness. It’ll be interesting to see how it fares in the market given the availability of other well-rounded rivals. Away from the Convertible and to other news making headlines – Mercedes is yet to offer news of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach, which was offered last year exclusively for the US and Chinese market. More updates on the Maybach will be offered soon.

Possible rivals that’ll sure to nip the heels of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class include the Bentley Continental GT, Bentley Flying Spur, Audi A8 2017 , and the BMW 7 Series.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class release date

The S-Class price starts from an MSRP of $131,400 for the base model. As for its release date, expect the new model to be offered for sale sometime in early 2017, at least for the Convertible, and later for the sedan and coupe body styles.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class front angle, headlights and grille

The S-Class is one of the most beautiful and exclusive car of all time thanks in part to the sensual and pure design idiom. “It is an expression of effortless progressivity and superiority and embodies modern luxury in every way,” said Daimler AG, Head of Design – Gorden Wagener. Some of the changes that have made it to the exterior design include chrome inserts on the grille and Mercedes star, an LED Intelligent Light System, muscular shoulders at the rear, and a sporty finished front and rear bumper.

Others include all-LED lighting, 18-inch wheels for the sedan and 19-inch for the coupe, automatic highway beam control, and four colors for the soft top convertible.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The interior is highlighted by fine materials, and a luxurious sporty design. The interior layout distinct design is underscored by the high-quality controls, carefully-matched choice of materials and colors, and a luxurious sporty design idiom. Six different interior color concepts, and a choice of leather, nappa leather, and designo Exclusive nappa leather are available.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior, leather back seats

Some of the standard accessories available include 12-way power front seats, automatic wipers, two USB ports, a power trunk lid, cruise control, an automatic dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 13-speaker Burmester sound system, voice controls, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Available Trims

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug in hybrid, charging port and cable

Both the S-Class coupe and sedan body styles are available in S550, AMG S63, AMG S65, S600, and the S550 Plug-In Hybrid. The latter two are offered for the sedan only. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maybach and the Cabriolet reviews are handled elsewhere on our blog.

Specifications

The Mercedes S-Class Coupé concept car drives on stage, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Wheelbase: 115.9 in
Length: 197.9-198.6 in
Width: 74.8-75.2 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 9-12,4 ft³
Curb weight: 4,819 lbs
Top Speed: 155-186 mph
0-60: 3.8 sec
MPG: 15/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Anthracite Blue Metallic, Black, Diamond Silver Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Magnetite Black Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Ruby Black Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, Verde Brook Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Engine Specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class engine

The new model comes with the same engines as those in the existing model that produce power ranging from 449 horsepower on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 to 621 horsepower for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class AMG S65.

Safety

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class lcd screen, safety

In government crash tests, the existing model earned five out of five stars for overall crash impact protection. The same values are expected for the newest of the breed given the improved sophistication that Mercedes has injected.

Photos gallery

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class white color, front view, headlights

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior, silver color, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class rear angle, taillights

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class trunk, cargo space

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior, gear shift knob

2017 BMW 3 Series – Release Date, News and Rumors

The 2017 BMW 3 Series has been feted as an icon of this vehicle for the past four decades and is the founder of the modern sports sedan segment. For the four decades that it has been around, it now has six generations under its résumé, and has been the honcho when it comes to everyday practicality, a sporting driving experience, efficiency and design, and dynamic excellence. It is also a very successful model, in fact, for every BMW sold, one is a 3 Series. For 2017, BMW hopes to re-establish itself even more strongly with its cutting-edge engines, advanced technology, and a sharper design. Its release date should be expected sometime in mid-2017.

2017 BMW 3 Series side view, red color, alloy wheels

Anyone shopping for a compact luxury sport sedan is almost assured of bumping on the BMW 3 Series somewhere. It is so popular in the segment thanks to the aforementioned features in spite of the fierce competition that newer and fresher models are posing each passing model year. The new model is available in sedan, coupe, wagon, convertible, and a hatchback model. The latter however, the 3 Series Gran Turismo model is reviewed separately, as is the convertible and coupe.

2017 BMW 3 Series rear view, tailpipe and badges

But here is the sneak preview of what the 2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is all about: it is the king when it comes to the premium mid-size class and has successfully established itself around the globe. It combines both the elegant dynamics of a coupe and the versatility and functionality of the 3 Series Touring with the sporting attributes of the 3 Series Sedan. Furthermore, the distinct character of the BMW 3 Series GT has enabled it alluring not only in Europe but also here in the USA and China. Its release date is expected, too, at the onset of 2017.

2017 BMW 3 Series spy shots

Standard features of the most basic version of the BMW 3 Series include BMW Assist emergency telematics, push button start, remote keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, a six-way manually-adjustable front seats, automatic headlights, foglights, a nine-speaker audio system, and a 6.5-inch display.

2017 BMW 3 Series front angle, headlighs and grille

Visual changes on the exterior are subtle, and it would take an untrained eye a hard and long look to notice any redesigns. The interior, relative to the exterior, got the hugest chunk of the updates. The infotainment system has been updated and is a significant improvement over the previous model. Threats on the 3 Series establishment shouldn’t be taken for granted, especially considering how they’ve improved in leaps and bounds in comparison to their outgoing models. Some rivals include the 2016 Lexus IS 350, 2016 Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

2017 BMW 3 Series Release Date & Price

2017 BMW 3 Series release date

Rumors allege the new BMW 3 Series release date is set for early January 2017. Pricing structure hasn’t been released yet, however, pundits within the industry say the new BMW 3 Series price will start from around $33,150. As for the funkier four-door Gran Turismo which is offered in two trims: 335i xDrive and 328i xDrive, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $51,995. Lease deals are available.

2017 BMW 3 Series Exterior Pics

2017 BMW 3 Series rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The exterior benefits from various detail improvements and a greater precision. Up front, the revised air intakes and new aprons accentuate the width, while the central air intake is harmoniously integrated with the optional Active Cruise Control. The standard LED rear lights, and the sculptural rear apron design emphasize the sporting appearance and the car’s width. Again, the exterior gets a powerful visual and sporty appeal thanks to the striking LED daytime running lights, and an innovative lighting concept which also have a newly designed headlights.

2017 BMW 3 Series Interior Pictures

2017 BMW 3 Series interior, dashboard

The interior faithfully reflects the elegant and dynamic lines of the sporty BMW 3 Series model range. It is centric to the driver and therefore provides optimum access to all crucial functions of the vehicle. High-gloss surfaces and carefully arranged chrome highlights improve the already outstanding ergonomics of the cabin.

2017 BMW 3 Series interior, leather back seats

Available Trims

The 2017 BMW 3 Series sedan is available in 320i, 328d, 328i, and 340i trim models. The wagon, on the other side, is available in 328d xDrive and 328i xDrive trims.

Engine Specs

2017 BMW 3 Series engine

Four engines are available: a standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 180 horsepower and 200 lbs. ft. of torque; a 240-horsepower – generating turbocharged four-cylinder engine available for the 328i model; a 180-horsepower – producing turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder diesel engine for the 328d models; and a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine available for the 340i sedan rated at 320 hp.

Specifications

2017 BMW 3 Series exterior, front view, grille and badges

Wheelbase: 110.6 in
Length: 182.8 in
Width: 71.3 in
Passenger volume: 94 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 3686 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.8 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White Black, Sapphire Metallic Glacier, Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Jet Black, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic …
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 BMW 3 Series safety

The government crash tests for the existing model are perfect at five out of five stars for overall crash protection. Four stars for total frontal protection, and five stars for overall crash protection. Again, the IIHS gave the 3 Series sedan a “Good” rating – the highest rating – for moderate-overlap frontal crash test.

Photos gallery

2017 BMW 3 Series front view, headlights and grille

2017 BMW 3 Series rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 BMW 3 Series exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

2017 BMW 3 Series exterior, front view, headlights

2017 BMW 3 Series exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 BMW 3 Series side view, blue color, alloy wheels

2017 BMW 3 Series trunk

2017 BMW 3 Series interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 BMW 3 Series interior, leather front seats

2017 BMW 3 Series interior, gear shift knob

2016 Audi Q3 Release Date and Info

2016 Audi Q3 Release Date, MSRP Price, Review, Interior, Specs – What the biggest advantages of the 2016 Audi Q3 is that it is a compact luxury SUV with some great characteristics and specs, yet it does not offer ample interior space nor is it too fuel efficiently. Yet with the newest release of the Q3 vehicles Audi is hoping that the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages and that the car will become a useful addition to its lineup. The 2016 model is a really good one but will it make it in the sense as the people from Audi are hoping it would.

2016 Audi Q3
2016 Audi Q3

The Audi Q3 is a pretty nice compact crossover SUV and has been added to the Audi’s flock only last year. With its second update it will be a much better car but will it be able to rival the cars from the segment which are much larger in size. This is the smallest utility vehicle that Audi is offering and it may not offer the most amount of spacing that most vehicles provide but it will try to make up with other characteristics that the car has.

2017 Audi Q3 exterior, side view, yellow color, alloy wheels, headlights

The car has a very nice look as it sports a standard Audi shape which is a very pleasant one and is a very good choice for all of the vehicles that come from Audi. The beauty of the car cannot be denied as its looks are perhaps one of the things that goes in its favor. The car is going to be released as of next year as a 2016 model and here you may see the exclusive pictures of the car and find out everything that you need to know in this review.

2016 Audi Q3 exterior, taillights, tailpipe, rear view

2016 Audi Q3 exterior

The exterior look of the 2016 Audi Q3 is perhaps its greatest feature. It is nothing too overtly dramatic nor does it sport some styling cues that are considered revolutionary. It is a car which has a typical Audi style and some toned down features. It actually looks like a much smaller Q5 car as it borrows many parts from its brethren. Styling a crossover car which has a smaller shape like this one is not particularly easy to do and to make it look well. But the people from Audi have managed to achieve this in the greatest sense possible. As there are many constraints that come with the design of this car, they have pulled it off to respond well to all of it. The car has emerged very well and will be of great use to most of the people.

2016 Audi Q3 front
2016 Audi Q3 front

The 2016 model has received only a few updates compared with the previous version. For instance, the front and the back part of the car have suffered the most amount of changes, if we can call them like that. The grille is still the all-consuming Audi one that is seen on most of the vehicles that come out of the Audi production line, and it enables the front part of the car to dip further to the ground. Around it there are fairly big headlights that are enhanced with fairly large air intakes as well. The sides then gradually climb up to the roofline and give a coupe like look to the Q3 car. The glass is slimmer and the overall look is stubby and with the added wraparound tailgates and LED taillamps it concludes the design well.

2016 Audi Q3 back
2016 Audi Q3 back

Interior

2016 Audi Q3 interior, leather seats, steering wheel

The inside of the car, particularly the cockpit do not suffer from some faults that other Audi vehicles come by. Yet it cannot be denied that the 2016 Audi Q3 lacks some interior spacing. The materials and finishes that are used inside this vehicle are as good as in any luxury car and actually make up in a good way for the lack of interior spacing which provides a better comfort level. The dash has been designed using some hard plastic surfaces and combines with a metallic trim as well. The thing that stands out the most is the navigation and multimedia system that is the main part of the dashboard.

2016 Audi Q3 interior
2016 Audi Q3 interior

This car also comes with a standard Audi’s MMI system, but there is a key difference here as the lack of space on the dash also meant that there needed some changes to be added. it does not come with a roller controller but a knob on the dash. To some it may be a large change if you are too used to the previous one and may take a while to adapt to the new kind of a sue in this vehicle. The smaller spacing does not affect the display so much and actually makes everything perfect and look very good. The car makes up for the lack of space in a good way and responds well with the adapted tech and comfort levels, but will it be enough for some fans.

2016 Audi Q3 cargo space

Engine

For the US market, the Audi Q3 will come with only one engine option. It will use a turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder that provides 200-horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It will make use of a six-speed automatic transmission and will also be fitted with a Audi’s ubiquitous all-wheel drive which comes optional for an added price of $2,100. The Q3 also has fine acceleration ability as it can spring to 60 mph in 8 seconds flat and has the capacity of attaining a 180 mph top speed as well.

2016 Audi Q3 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 6.5 in. (102.5 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 4.8 in. (172.8 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.2 in. (72.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 84 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 3686 lb
Top Speed: 126 mph
0-60: 8 sec
MPG: 20/29 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Glacier White Metallic, Hainan Blue Metallic, Misano Red Pearl Effect, Monsoon Gray Metallic, Mythos Black Metallic, Utopia Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

The 2016 model of the Audi Q3 will be available on market next year as its release date has been scheduled for March. Those who wish to purchase this car immediately will have to spend some 33,400 USD, which is the base MSRP price of the car. hither trims, like the Premium Plus and the Prestige trims are available for sale at 35,800 USD. The competition is also shaping up quite nicely with the latest releases of the 2016 BMW X1 and 2017 Lexus NX.

2016 Audi Q3 side angle, blue color, alloy wheels, exterior

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