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

Sporty and athletic, the sensuous, vivid design of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class embodies modern luxury and cuts a fine figure on the road. It does so while elevating the style and beauty to a sporty level. An optionally available air suspension together with the dynamic configured chassis, form the basis for a high level of suspension comfort, driving pleasure, agile handling, and low road roar and tire vibration. Its price and release date details among a raft of other important features are covered below.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class side view, red color, alloy wheels

For 2017, the new C-Class brings forth a reduced weight, efficient engines, excellent aerodynamics, and a higher performance relative to the vehicle it is replacing. Safety is of the highest caliber thanks to plenty of driver assistance systems. Theirs is no doubt that the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017 is the honcho of its class – a position it has held for a couple of years in a row.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior, rear view, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Several features make the new model distinctively enjoyable to drive even when standstill. The front features a long bonnet and a diamond-radiator grille that gives it a sporty striking front section. Its length between the front axle and the firewall has increased over its predecessor giving way to crouched greenhouse the lines of which flow into the powerful-looking and bold rear end accentuating the genetics roots of a Mercedes-Benz.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots

Well, the C-Class isn’t the only “Young Turk” around, there’re several other models that parallel its game. Some of the culprits coming from its own backyard include the Audi A5, and the BMW 4 Series. The Lexus RC 350, and the 2017 Cadillac ATS Coupe are also possible alternatives hot on the heels of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class release date

According to sources, the new C-Class release date should be expected sometime in early 2017. The base price will start from around $80,080 – a fair price if your ask me! Leasing is also available. You can start placing an order at your nearest Mercedes dealer.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior

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

First things first, here are the new model’s dimensions: 71.3-inches – width, 55.3-inches – height, 184.5-inches – length. The wheelbase is 11.8 inches while its curb weight stands at 3638 pounds. These measurements are unchanged over the existing model that it is replacing.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The front is sportier and distinct. Both the sedan and coupe versions are different. The common denominator between the two versions are the larger air intakes, eye-catching three-star Mercedes logo, and a larger bumper. Other exterior features a potential buyer will encounter include 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, LED headlights, a power-folding fabric top (Cabriolet), and an optionally available illuminated Mercedes emblem in the rear spoiler and grille.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior

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

The interior of the C-Class coupe is similar to that of the sedan in most respects, and that’s a good thing. The cabin blends evocative classic design and modern high technology. While some may critique its tablet-like infotainment system, the driver-centric nature with which it is mounted on the dashboard more than makes for the gawkiness. The material’s quality is unquestionably excellent whether you upgrade to the genuine leather or you stick to the standard MB-Tex simulated leather upholstery.

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

Some of the standard accessories include keyless ignition and entry, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, six-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirror, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, USB ports, HD radio, a CD player, a seven-inch infotainment display, a rearview camera, a 13-speaker Burmester premium audio system, a navigation system, satellite radio, adaptive cruise control, and 40/20/40-split folding rear seats.

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

Available Trims

The full list of trim levels hasn’t been released by Mercedes, however, the C300 Coupe is available as a Cabriolet of hardtop, along with the high-performance C63 S, and the AMG C63 models. Other trims may include C300 4Matic sedan, C300 Coupe, and the C450 AMG 4Matic.

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

Engine Specs

At the heart of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lurks a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine able to generate 241 hp and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. The default drive system is RWD, while the transmission is a seven-speed. 0-60 mph with the C300 takes 6.3 seconds, while fuel economy stands at 26 mpg for combined city/highway cruising.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine

More power can be given by the AMG C43 Cabriolet that gets a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine able to churn out a cool 363 horsepower and 384 pounds-feet of torque. 0-60 mph takes 4.7 seconds.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3.8 in. (111.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.5 in. (184.5 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.3 in. (71.3 in.)
Passenger volume: 81 ft³
Cargo volume: 9 ft³
Curb weight: 3638 lb
Top Speed: 130-174 mph
0-60: 4,7 sec
MPG: 24/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Polar White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior, overhead view

Available safety features include automatic high beams, adaptive headlights, a rearview camera, rear-end collision warnings, lane-keeping assist, and a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts. The existing model got a perfect five out five star rating for overall crash protection, results that we also expect for the 2017 model.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class amg c43 auto show, front view, headlights

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior, sideangle, alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class red color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class frontview, silver color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class rear view, silver color, taillights and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet rear view, interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class interior, gear shif knob and lcd screen

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan Release Date, Review, Specs, Interior, MSRP Price – With the release of the newest roster of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-class, comes the E350 Sedan. The new additions to the Mercedes-Benz roster are characterized with a high dose of elegance and such luxury that comes offered in several flavors. The E-class also gives a choice between a V-8 engine and a diesel option this time, while the E350 manages to find its place there as well.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan

The E-Class is a lot of things to many people. This actually means that the versatility of vehicle here is high and that anyone can make their pick among the large specter of vehicles offered. What the E350 offers is a choice between a sedan and a wagon setup which comes with its own levels of luxury and great performance characteristics. But what these cars of course strive to is luxury in the first place and the 2016 models certainly come with an abundance of it.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

As far as other vehicles in the E-Class are concerned, you can make your pick. All of them come with their own brand of elegance and you have a sedan, wagon and convertible option with either a RWD or an AWD option. Mercedes-Benz has gone all out this year and have managed to produce a quality fleet which is going to make many people very happy, but the competition is shaping up greatly with the models like Audi A6, Cadillac CTS and the BMW 5 Series models that are getting new releases soon. Just read the rest of the review and see what the specs tell you, and if that is not enough there are some exclusive picks that will show you how great these cars actually are now.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan rear angle, blue color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan exterior

The most part of the E-Class has undergone a similar treatment in terms of design. This does not by any means mean that all cars are the same but rather that they are all built on the same idea. What is different about them can be determined depending on the style, as there are four body styles offered now, their packages and amenities inside them and of course the wheels as well. The new styling of the vehicle is pretty sleek and makes all of the car much slimmer and in that case very elegant. The sedan models have gained a very nice treatment in that way and is what characterizes the 2016 E350 sedan. With a very graceful roofline it offers a visual aid which makes the car seem a bit lower, adding the elegance effect even more. This is not the same with the convertible options of course, but they manage to get away with their own characteristics and advantages.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan front
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan front

The versatile features that are added to the vehicle also give it a much bolder complexion. This is most noticeable with the new headlamps dual design as they merge together and combine with the LED additions nicely. The sharp bodywork has been combined to perfection with the body creases that the vehicle receives to combine for a luxury image of the car. The coupe and the convertible E-Class trims come with much more pronounced wheel flares at the back, adding more aggressiveness, but the sedan version lacks this and remains an elegant option. For the front part a three-bar grille is added for the luxury trims, while the sporty ones get a twin-louver grille style.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan back
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan back

Interior

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan interior, leather front and rear seats

The inside of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 is supposed to bring a high amount of luxury and comforts. Yet it feels a bit conservative than some of the other products that Mercedes produced. It is a modernist surrounding with some well pressed crease exemplified everywhere across the cabin. The inside and the design of it are combined well with the outside of the car and bring a well enough surrounding of the car. The base models get a wood trim combined with metal and refined plastic as well. This allows the car to be elegant and a real Mercedes-Benz vehicle even in its base form. They also leave room for a lot of customization available

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan interior
2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan interior

What you are offered with to enhance the look and design of your Mercedes-Benz car are stock choices which come in burl walnut or black ash. These are some highly elegant trims and will certainly emphasize your car even more. Something that also comes as an interesting additional feature is a tank-style analog clock which you can place on your dash. But what throws us off a bit is a more than necessary inclusion of matte-plastic buttons used for audio controls and climate regulation. The instrument panel also has the COMAND interface which you can use for all of the infotainment features of the car while a large LCD in the middle provides a lot of help as well.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan interior, leather seats

Engine

As there are various options given under the hood for the newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars, the base one comes in the E350 sedan car. It is the It is of course the E350 gasoline engine with direct fuel injection and an output of 302 horsepower. Other trim levels come with a 4.6-liter twin-turbo V-8 in E550 ones, and a 5.5-liter biturbo V-8 which comes in the E63 AMG performance edition options. The twin-turbo E400 with the output of 329 hp is offered as an optional choice and can be used to replace the E350 in certain trims. The RWD is available for all options while the AWD is optional for some of the sedan versions mentioned here.

Mercedes-Benz-V8 engine

Price and release date

The new lineup of the E-Class coming from the production of Mercedes-Benz for the 2016 model year comes available at the start of the very same one. The vehicles that come are going to be available all at the same time and come with a base price of 52,650 USD as base MSRP. The E350 vehicle is offered for a base MSRP of 55,600 USD in both Luxury and Sport trims.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E350 Sedan Release date

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Release Date and Info

With the latest releases coming from the German automaker is the new series of 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vehicles. This is going to be a luxury crossover series which will extend the life of the M-Class vehicles coming from this maker as well. This time the greatest innovation is see through the addition of a new swoopy coupe model that is added to the GLE-Class for this year.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The class which was formerly known as the M-Class, or the ML-Class, is getting a renovation this time and from now on will be called the GLE-Class. The class itself is not anything new or spectacularly different but it does manage to get a lot of new addition for the 2016 model year. The class was due for a renovation for some time now and the name change and a bit of a style change will do good for it and bring it some much needed refreshment to the class.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class side view, white color, alloy wheels

The new GLE-Class is not much closer to the X5 and X6 models as the changes are added on both the inside and out. Although the exterior of the car has not suffered that much changes and has not been drastically changed, more or the renovation has been made on the inside of the car. The recently released pictures showed us how much the vehicle has changed for the better how well it works for the brand. In this review you will find out everything that you need to know that concerns the new models and will help you learn the latest news, changes and specs about the latest Mercedes-Benz product. Also you can see what the competition brings with the models, 2016 Porsche Cayenne, 2016 BMW X5 and 2016 Infiniti QX70.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class side angle, gray color, alloy wheels and taillights

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class exterior

The car does get to change its name completely, but keeps some of the base characteristics for the new exterior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. As the current model was a third-class car which was established in 2012 this is an extension or actually a mid-life refresh for the car. It uses the elements present in the aforementioned M-Class and provides it with a great continuation of the brand’s looks and refresh them completely. With the latest redesign which came in 2012, the car got a more road-orientated look which means a wider stance and a cartlike look. The design was refined and the car became a far more rugged utility vehicle.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class front
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class front

The new design gains the better part of the changes right at the front of the car. With a more emphatic front end style the GLE-Class gets a drawn-back air dam, sculpted fenders, a chunkier grille. The changes are meant for the entire lineup and not just the GLE Coupe. As for the Coupe version is concerned, it is a complete new take on the utility mid-size vehicle. The look is perhaps misleading a bit as it adds a roofline which has a completely different arc that you would expect. The hatchback also gets a lip spoiler at the back while the side of the car is more organic looking and softer. The entire GLE-Class gets a much more established and modern look and is going to be the stronger side of the proposing vehicles.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class back
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class back

Interior

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class interior, leather front and rear seats

On the interior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class models there is not a drastically overted change but actually something that adopts the car to the new direction they are taking. The inside elements have been preserved from before and add a bunch of characteristics that are innovative for the class. The SUV models get something that is close to the current addition to the C-Class and S-Class vehicles and is a great refurbishment of the insides of the cars.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class interior
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class interior

The changes include the new style sportier seats which update the comfort level for the driver. There is a new steering wheel which is a bit smaller than before and does come with a different kind of a style made to it. There is a new and updated infotainment system added that keeps the modernistic elements of the vehicle in check while the center console houses all of the COMAND controls with the touchscreen pad added there for better and more appropriate use. All in all, the ambience of the vehicle is much sportier and ergonomic than before and is a great new update for the car.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class trunk, cargo space

Engine

As for the powertrain of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class vehicles is concerned, there are going to be a several engine variants added to the mix. The One of the options is the 2.1-liter four-cylinder rated at 201 horsepower dubbed the GLE300d, which is a turbodiesel option which is based on the engine from the current E-Class vehicles. The GLE350 version is going to use the V-6, 302 hp with a rear-wheel drive and an added all-wheel drive as well while the GLE400  comes with an all-wheel drive as standard and uses the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, 329 hp engine. All of these models will use a seven-speed automatic as their base option.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 400 engine

There is also going to be a plug-in hybrid GLE550e  option which makes  329-horsepower,  thanks to the direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 which adds a hybrid module output of  114 hp  and thus comes to a total of 436 hp and up to 19 miles of range. Inside the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 which is offered with an S trim version you get the 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8 rated at 550 hp or 577 hp for the S trim. It can accelerate to 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class 63s engine

Finally inside the GLE Coupe you get two powertrain options. The  Mercedes-AMG GLE450 4Matic uses a twin-turbo V-6 and is rated at 362 hp and 384 lb-ft, with a nine-speed automatic, while the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4Matic will use the same type of engine and add 20-inch standard wheels to it.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 6.8 in. (114.8 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 9.1 in. (189.1 in.)
Width: 7 ft. 0.3 in. (84.3 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 38.2 cu.ft. (max 80.3 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 4900-5400 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 4.2 sec
MPG: 18/24 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Polar White, Steel Grey Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 6600 lbs

Price and release date

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class side view, auto show, headlights and alloy wheels

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class lunches at the beginning of next year when all of the offered vehicles get a release date in January. The price range starts at a base MSRP level of 51,100 USD, while the GLE300d is priced at 52,500, the GLE350 is at 53,600 and the   GLE450 4Matic stands firm at 64,400 USD.