2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class – Release Date, Review and Specs

The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is the smallest sedan in the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup. But even in spite of this fact, it continues to charm different kind of buyers particularly those who are huge fanatics of midsize and full-size German sedans and SUVs. This is partly due to its affordable status, an available fiery performance from the AMG model, commendable handling and power, and tons of features for the money. Read on for more details concerning its exterior and interior redesigns, engine specs, price, and release date.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class auto show, side view, red color, alloy wheels

For 2017, the new model comes with a raft of improvements that Mercedes hopes will tilt the scales to its advantage farther. Although certain concessions have been made in order to offer the CLA-Class with a price point advantage, it feels and rides like an authentic sports car. It still boasts of features such as user-friendly ergonomics, a serene cabin at speed, impeccable fuel economy ratings, and balanced performance dynamics.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

For 2017, notable improvements include new-look instrument cluster gauges, new trim pieces, new chrome-plated controls, and new seat covers. It also compares heavily with the GLA crossover that is essentially a hatchback but with a higher ride height. For a strong yet economical performance, we highly suggest you test drive the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 trim model that gets its power from a 208-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This power also enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in just 7.0 seconds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class spy shots

More power can be specified via opting for the 2017 CLA45 AMG that gets a 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged engine able to churn out a whopping 375 horsepower. 4.1 seconds will get you from 0-60 mph. matters of power aside, the new model is enjoyable to ride although we wouldn’t suggest it for family purposes as the backseat can be quite underwhelming. The cargo volume however is surprisingly usable.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior overhead view

Safety has been taken a notch higher over the previous model as well. Some of the buffed up technologies include attention assist system, a collision prevention assist system, a rearview camera, parking-assist feature, adaptive cruise control, high-performance LED lights, parking sensors, and excellent exterior visibility. While the new changes and redesigns make the new model irrefutably competitive in its class, there’re other vehicles in its class that offer stiff competition.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class side view, silver color, alloy wheels

The 2017 Audi A3 although costs in the region of 50,000 MSRP, offers plenty of desirable features that make it our top recommendation. Its full review can be found on this blog. Other competitive cars in this class include the BMW 320i, Acura TLX, and the BMW M235i.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class auto show, release date

Its release date is set for the spring of 2017, at least according to latest info on our news desk. An MSRP starting from $33,000 for the CLA-Class Sedan and $49,500 for the CLA-Class AMG CLA45 shouldn’t come as a surprise. More updates will follow as and when we get them from the horse’s mouth.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Exterior

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

The headlights are the only assemblies that didn’t change a bit over the previous model. The radiator grille is now black with diamond-like highlights, and the hood displays more muscular lines. The corner vents have been connected and recessed across the fascia’s width. Similar to other Mercedes models, the fascia of the CLA-Class also slopes on either side at the center to make for a smaller air dam.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class AMG CLA45 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The side profile didn’t change a lot as up front. It got refined side view mirrors. Down beneath, the model, as it appears got a set of eighteen-inch, thirteen-spoke wheels that add an extra dose of style to the exterior profile. According to Mercedes, the rear fascia got a totally redesigned profile, but if you ask me, it simply looks more refined than before.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class interior, steering wheel and lcd screen

The interior tacks on even more improvements. Most notable are perhaps the silver-chrome finished steering wheel spokes, dashboard, bezel trim, door switches, and storage area. The instrument panel and the floating 8-inch display have also been redesigned. The display, for instance, is thinner and better responding than that of the outgoing model. Furthermore, there’re additional trim elements such as aluminum, matt black ash wood, and sail-look finish.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

As of this writing, buyers should expect a minimum of three trims for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: AMG CLA45, CLA250, and the CLA250 4Matic.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class CLA250 4Matic rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Engine Specs

Changes here are negligible or nonexistent. The CLA250 comes with a 208-horsepower – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, while the AMG CLA45 gets a powerful 2.0L version of the base engine able to crank out 375 horsepower. The CLA250 4Matic distinguishes itself from the base model only in terms of its AWD system architecture alone.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 106.3 in
Length: 182.3 in
Width: 70 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 13.1 ft³
Curb weight: 3,395 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 3,6 sec
MPG: 16/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Cirrus White, Cocoa Brown Metallic, Cosmos Black Metallic, Jupiter Red, Mountain Grey Metallic, Night Black, Northern Lights Violet Metallic, Polar Silver Metallic and designo Magno Polar Silver
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior, front view, red color, headlights andgrille

Safety

The government is yet to offer these crucial details concerning the CLA-Class’ crash impact safety. However, it is a well-known fact that it will come with a perfect score of five out of five stars for overall crash safety protection just like its ilk. More details will be known on its release date nonetheless.

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

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior, side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class auto show, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class exterior, rear view, tailpipe and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class trunk, cargo space

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class interior, gear shift knob and dashboard

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

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.

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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