2017 Renault Clio Release Date, News and Rumors

Details of the new 2017 Renault Clio are finally out! Including its release date and pricing estimates. In line with other recent Renault models, the 2017 Clio stands out from the crowds thanks to its full-LED front lighting signature. The most notable add on at the front is perhaps the full LED “Pure Vision” headlights. The new technology takes the vehicles safety and aesthetics value to a whole different angle. Safety wise, it gets 20% more powerful than a halogen beam, all the while reducing glare.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, side angle, alloy wheels

The new model is now more visibly broader and modern thanks to the redesigned lowered grille. Around back, it gets additional robustness thanks to the redesigned skirt. Meanwhile, it also gets new wheel designs, and four additional new entries to its color palette. Iron Blue, Pearly White, Titanium Grey, and Intense Red are the new colors that make it to the redesigned color list.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

Unlike before, the new 2017 Renault Clio also benefits from upgraded materials that are otherwise offered for the top-of-the-range Renault vehicles. Although plastics haven’t been phased out, they’re of a higher tactile and visual quality. The colors inside the cabin are more refined, and the chrome is subtler, with less gleam. In overall, the new model feels and looks mature with its new-found interior sophistication, and seductive styled exterior.

Even in basic versions, the Renault Clio feels upmarket thanks to the upgraded materials, while the available full-grain leather for the higher-end versions takes the top-of-the-line models a notch higher even competition wise. Also, the redesigned door panels, and gear lever give it an impression of high quality.

2017 Renault Clio spy shots

Another thumbs up for the new model is due to the new customization program. Thanks to it, thirty different color combinations can be customized for the 2017 Renault Clio. Customers can choose from: four exterior customizations packs for its protective moldings and front grille bars, and, five roof decals and painted door mirrors for a two-tone effect. As a complement for the additional exterior colors, the new model also comes with two new interior ambiences: Smoky Grey, and Florida Red.

2017 Renault Clio exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Upgrades to the convenience, infotainment, and safety has also been taken into account. For instance, the infotainment gets three different multimedia systems, and a Bose sound quality. In overall, the 2017 Clio is an all-rounded car that’ll without a doubt be an appealing choice to consumers.

2017 Renault Clio side view, red color, alloy hweels

Completion wise, the new model will have to battle it out with the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, and the 2017 Ford Fiesta. Both vehicles have been face-lifted for 2017, and promises to offer the redesigned Clio a run for its money. It’ll be interesting to see how the three battle it out once they hit the market sometime next year.

2017 Renault Clio Release Date & Price

2017 Renault Clio release date

Its release date, according to multiple sources, should be expected sometime in early 2017. As for the pricing estimates, expect the new model to cost around $15,751 for the base model to up to $30,000 for the fully-equipped version. Unfortunately, the Clio, as before, will not be offered for the USA market. It is strictly made for the European market.

2017 Renault Clio Exterior

2017 Renault Clio front angle, headlights and grille

We wouldn’t say that the exterior of the new model is completely redesigned from last year’s model, as there’re plenty of carryover designs. One such carryover feature is the wide radiator grille with the Renault emblem. Although now featuring new lens layout, the headlights also seem to return unchanged from before. New features you can however expect include new foglights, and a large air dam beneath.

2017 Renault Clio rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Side-ways, things seem to return unchanged. Around back, the 2017 Clio still features the same character lines and overhangs. New changes however include more pronounced reverse lights, and new lens layout for the taillights.

As previously mentioned, buyers now get four new colors to choose from. An American guy would say “awesome” – maybe Euro folks should too.

2017 Renault Clio Interior

2017 Renault Clio intyerior, steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Depending on the version, there’re a variety of enhancements to make the Renault Clio’s 2017 in-car experience hassle-free and enjoyable. They include an auto-dimming electro-chrome rear-view mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, automatically-folding door mirrors, and upgraded LED lighting that improves safety and offers greater visual comfort and visibility.

2017 Renault Clio interior, leather seats

Available Trims

The new 2017 Renault Clio returns with three trims: Trophy, Cup, and Sport. The new 2017 Renault Clio RS review is seperately covered.

Engine Specs

2017 Renault Clio engine

Rumors allege the new model is available in 11 different engines, with power ranging from between 90 hp to 220 ponies. For 2017, Renault claims a new “powerful” and efficient 110-horsepower-yielding 1.5L dCi diesel mill will be the new deal in town.

Safety

2017 Renault Clio safety, backup camera

There’s been no talk of safety up to this point. What we however know is that the new model is all-rounded and that includes even the safety department. Those who wouldn’t want to assume should probably wait for nits release date to confirm the available technologies as well as the score for its crash impact assessment.

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2017 Renault Clio exterior, red color, headlights, badges and grille

2017 Renault Clio exterior, rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, headlights, alloy wheels and grille

2017 Renault Clio front view, red color, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Renault Clio rear view, red color, taillights, tailpipe and alloy hweels

2017 Renault Clio exterior, silver color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Renault Clio interior, dashboard, steering wheel and lcd screen

2017 Renault Clio interior, gear shift knob

2017 Audi A8 Release Date and Info

It may be not be the freshest face among the luxury flagships, but the new Audi A8 for 2017 remains competitive in terms of athletic character, ambient interior, and powerful engines. Though, most of its rivals offer upscale technology features. Some of its strengths include a handsome and well-appointed cabin, a standard AWD system, sharp handling, fuel-efficient diesel engine, and a powerful base V6 engine. Its release date should be expected early next year.

2017 Audi A8 exterior, grille and alloy wheels

New features for 2017 include standard dual-pane acoustic glass, upgraded 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and extended leather upholstery. Additionally, Audi has added optional and no-cost add-ons packages depending on the variant.

The available Executive package, for instance, adds side-and top-view cameras, a panoramic sunroof, and ventilated front seats for the TDI trim, and Audi will have to credit the owner for the package’s cost. Anyone shopping in the elite luxury sedan segment will at one point come across the new 2017 Audi A8.

It is supremely comfortable, fast, loaded with lots of technology tidbits, and elegantly appointed. And despite the A8 lacking the same prestige as its German rivals, it features a way better personality and athletic character than most of them.

2017 Audi A8 rear, taillights

The A8’s road manners are supplemented by the standard all-wheel-drive, and a carefully thought-out tuned suspension system. Additionally, this very large sedan grips the road extremely well regardless of the tires and wheels you opt for, you might occasionally find yourself taking back-road detours for the sheer driving fun.

Under the hood is a selection of four able fuel-sipping engines that offer an exemplary performance. For best performance, the 4.0T is your perfect bet.

2017 Audi A8 black color

Performance aside, the A8 still features a stunning interior, and despite its competitors offering a matching cabin competitiveness, the A8’s décor is something worth opting for. To start off with, it comes fitted with extended leather on the center console, dash and doors.

Still, the vehicle still features several downsides which include: a small cargo space; and it lacks in most technology details which its rivals are keen to offer.

Available Trims – Audi A8

The 2017 A8 is offered in a single, long-wheelbase L version. Additionally, the large luxury sedan can be gotten with a lineup that consists of 3.0T diesel TDI, two six-cylinder models, an eight-cylinder 4.0T, and the plush W12 trim.

Interior Review & Exterior Redesign – 2017 Audi A8

2017 Audi A8 steering wheel and dashboard

Equipped on both the 3.0T and TDI trims are: auto-dimming mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-pane acoustic glass, LED headlights, 19” wheels, automatic climate control, an adaptive air suspension system, leather upholstery, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, rear side windows, power sunshades, an adaptive air suspension system, power door closers, rear parking sensors, and a sunroof.

2017 Audi A8 side angle

Electronic features available include Audi’s MMI infotainment system, an 8” touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, 14-speaker Bose sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, voice controls, iPod connectivity, satellite radio, a rearview camera, a navigation system, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

Opting for the eight-cylinder A8 4.0T version gets you a simulated suede headliner with an upgraded leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitoring, active noise cancelation, 18-way multi-contour front seats, a sportier bumper, a panoramic sunroof, a heads-up display, side sill treatment, and 20” wheels.

2017 Audi A8 interior and leather seats

Springing for the W12 will get you a power adjustable outboard rear seat, a heated steering wheel, enhanced variable-ratio steering, a dual-screen rear seat entertainment system, a glove-mounted six-CD/DVD changer, stainless steel accents, and exterior chrome accents.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 10 ft. 2.9 in. (122.9 in.)
Length: 17 ft. 3.4 in. (207.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 4.7 in. (76.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 121.9 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.2 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4464 lbs.
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 18/28 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Black, Cuvee Silver Metallic, Florett Silver Metallic, Glacier White Metallic, Ibis White, Moonlight Blue Metallic, Oolong Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specs – 2017 Audi A8

A supercharged 3.0L V6 engine good for 333 hp and 325 lbs. torque powers the 2017 Audi A8. The eight-speed transmission system is the default system and drives all the four wheels. In our test drive, the 3.0T model was able to clinch 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds.

Next up is the diesel-driven TDI A8 that is inspired by a 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine rated at 240 horsepower and 428 lbs. of torque. It hits 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

2017 Audi A8 engine

As for the 4.0T models, expect a 4.0L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 435 horsepower and 444 lbs. of torque. Its EPA stands at 18/29/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The top of the line 2017 Audi A8 W12 trim comes fitted with a 6.3L normally aspirated engine that cranks out a whopping 500 horsepower and 463 lbs. of torque.

Price & 2017 Audi A8 Release Date

Expect the new 2017 Audi A8 to cost you an MSRP starting from $79,503.

As for its release date, the vehicle should be headed to dealerships any time before March next year.

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2017 Audi A8 black color, grille and headlights

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2017 Audi A8 grille, white color

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2017 Audi A8 Interior lcd screen, gear shift knob and steering wheel

2017 Audi A8 headlights

2017 Audi A8 exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Audi A8 Interior lcd screen, gear shift knob and steering wheel

New 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Release Date and Review

The design of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is best described by four elements: sensuous, vivid, athletic, and sporty. Now you get the picture! Again, its interior embodies modern luxury, style, and beauty. See, designers and engineers – mostly engineers – were able to offer the new model agile handling, low road and tire vibration, and a high-level of suspension comfort, courtesy of the optional air suspension system, and the dynamically-configured chassis. Its release date, among a host of other details, is covered exhaustively below.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Mercedes knew one thing for sure: the entry-level rear-wheel-drive C300 had to get the best body construction and driving dynamics, let alone the interior appointments and output, in order to keep up with its well-rounded rivals that include the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5, and the Infiniti Q60. While the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the undisputed honcho of this exclusive crowd, the aforementioned cars are also top dogs that return with changes in their leaps and bounds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Just like it was expected, the new model, and all models wrapped under the C-Class umbrella at large, have set a new standard in the segment in terms of high-class appeal. Safety is of high caliber, the interior is impeccable, the exterior sports excellent aerodynamics, and the performance is simply breathtaking. I mean, what more could a shopper in this segment ever want!

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe spy shots

The exterior design is distinct thanks to the extensive aerodynamic hues that its skin offers. Unlike its predecessor, the new Coupe is 60 mm longer. What this means in Layman’s language is the interior space has significantly improved over the outgoing model. Buyers should therefore expect better legroom than before. A long bonnet and a diamond grille give the coupe a striking sporty front fascia.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe front angle, headlights and grille

Under the hood of the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of making a whopping 241 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque. According to the German marque, this power should be enough to power up the C-Class from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. And despite the power the engine packs, the same sources reveal it offers up to 30 mpg in highway fuel economy ratings.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, overhead view

The Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe 2017 also comes with several packages such as the mbrace Connect, AIRMATIC Package, Sport Package, parking assist, night package, and the Premium package. All in, it is highly possible to crest $62,000 with the C300 plus options. Those who aren’t running on a budget can get even more features by opting for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 C43 and 263 AMG – the C-Class bad boys.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe release date

Pricing for the C300 Coupe is set at $43,575 including the destination fee. Lease deals will of course be offered on the table as well. Its release date should be expected sometime in the January 2017.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Exterior

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

When you take a look at the C300, it is an obvious fact that its sports car camouflaged with the profile of a coupe. Just like a speedster, the exterior silhouette appears taut, low, and elongated. In relation to the Sedan version, the Coupe makes itself unique through its distinctive, sportier shape. The sportiness and the width sense are underscored by the larger air intakes that also offer clues on the performance engine requirements.

H7 halogen lamps are standard across the entire C-Class lineup while Adaptive Highbeam assist and LED intelligent light system are standard.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe Interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The interior of the new model underscores Mercedes-Benz’s sensual purity design philosophy. A myriad of features are available including modern piano lacquer carbon design and wood surfaces. All the designs are ergonomically created while the available technologies’ intuitiveness and response is simply second to none in its class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

The C-C300 coupe belongs to a larger group of models that constitute the C-Class. The C300 4Matic coupe is reviewed separately.

Engine Specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe engine

A 7G TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission system pairs to the 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine to deliver a whopping 241 horsepower @5,500 rpm, enough to propel the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe from 0-60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. As previously told, its EPA ratings for highway fuel consumption stands at 30 mph, and 23 mpg for the city ride.

Specifications 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

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: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: N/A ft³
Curb weight: 1515 kg
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 23/30 (city/highway), Available Exterior Colors: Black, Brilliant Blue, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White, Selenite Grey, Cardinal Red Metallic, Diamond White Metallic, Selenite Grey Magno…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Safety

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe safety

Available safety features include pre-safe assist, collision prevention assist plus, attention assist, seat-belt technology, a slew of airbags, occupant classification system, location lighting, emergency trunk opener, smartkey, antitheft alarm with remote panic feature, driver-programmable driveaway locking, and nigh security illumination. With all these and more safety features on its résumé, a five out five star rating for its crash impact safety from NHTSA is inevitable.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe auto show, white color, front view, grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, front view, grille, badges and headlights

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, rear view, taillights and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe exterior, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe side angle, silver color, alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe front view, headlights and grille

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, gear shif knob and lcd screen

2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe interior, leather back seats