2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Info

With its feature-laden interior, and refined interior, the fresh 2017 Chevrolet Colorado promises to be a very appealing option to a full-size truck or a mid-size pickup. Some of its strengths include plenty of high-tech features, comfortable ride, maneuverable size, and fuel-efficient engines. Its release date is set for this fall.

A first for the 2017 Colorado include an upgraded driver information display for both the Z71 and LT models, and an optional diesel four-cylinder engine. Also, the Apple CarPlay is now supported by the MyLink touchscreen display.

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Many rejoiced when the current generation model debuted two years ago. It was appealing in comparison with older rivals in its class; offered a thriftier cabin that came chock full of upscale technologies; and had fuel-sipping engines. For 2017, things have gotten even better. For instance, the 2017 model comes with a diesel engine that not only promises performance, but also saves you some bucks at the pump.

The engine tidbits might not sound so impressive. After all, the output stands at 181 hp. What sweetens the deal, though, is the amazing 369 pounds of torque, which is far more the output you can get with the petrol V6. For starters, that torque means that you handle more towing jobs with your Colorado while still enjoying a stronger and smoother experience.

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Another upgrade worth a second mention is the Apple CarPlay smartphone integration that now features the MyLink infotainment interface. This, according to Chevy, should make any tech-savvy user excited. The full-size Silverado is also set to get the connectivity for 2017.

If you’ve been shopping in this segment, you’ll probably come across other alternatives. Chief among them is the Toyota Tacoma 2017, it comes with a superior approach angle, higher ground clearance, and a real-mountain goat. Also, its technology offerings have gone a bit higher. Other options include the Dodge’s RAM 1500, and 2017 Nissan Frontier. However, most people should find the street-based Colorado pleasing and enjoyable with its diverse talent galore.

Chevrolet Colorado – Available Trims

Offered in both two- and four-seat five-seat crew cab and extended-cab body styles, the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes in a whopping four trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, and Z71. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Configurations – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Interior leather seats, lcd screen, steering wheel

The Base comes equipped with vinyl upholstery, 16” steel wheels, adjustable steering wheel, automatic headlights, rear-seat delete, power windows, a six-speaker FM/AM audio system, auxiliary audio jack, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a tilt-only steering wheel, daytime running lights, air-conditioning, and a rearview camera.

Stepping up to the Work Truck trim which is available in both the crew cab and extended cab body styles gets you floor mats and carpeting, cloth upholstery, and fold-up rear jump seats. It also comes with a desirable list of options including remote keyless entry, enhanced visibility, 16” alloy wheels, a driver side convex “spotter” mirror, theft-deterrent system, body-color exterior trim, and chrome beltline trim.

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The upgraded audio package adds Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a spray-on beadliner, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a 4.2” display, and an automatic locking rear differential.

Opting for the LT gets you 17” alloy wheels, an 8” touchscreen display, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, four USB ports, illuminated visor mirrors, adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, voice and steering wheel controls, and an overhead console.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado interior steering wheel and dashboard

The plush 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 adds hill-descent control, LED daytime running lights, an off-road-oriented suspension system, leatherette/cloth upholstery, grille surround, locking rear differential, and dark-tinted 17” alloy wheels. Several packages are offered for the Z71 including but not limited to the Trail Boss, Safety, and Truck Appearance packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The Base and WT models come equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque. Towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado engine

A 3.6L V6 good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque is also available as an option. Its maximum towing capacity stands at 7,000 pounds. EPA ratings stand at 18/26/21mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two wheel drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the 4WD.

The Z71 and LT models are offered with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at an impressive 369 pounds of torque and 181 hp. When properly equipped, the diesel Chevy can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 pounds.

Price & 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $20,100 for the Base model, and up to $28,155 for the Z71 trim. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado release date should be expected this fall.

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2017 BMW X5 – Release Date, News and Rumors

With a steadfast high-speed stability, a huge list of features, efficient and potent engines, and a comfortable and luxurious interior, the 2017 BMW X5 is undoubtedly a standout in the luxury crossover SUV segment. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, though it is debatable. 

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The new 2017 BMW X5 is a source of many strengths, and of them is a standard all-wheel drive system that works even in full EV mode. And regardless of its weight due to the added sophisticated hybrid hardware, the X5 is still potent just as the regular xDrive35i model. In fact, its acceleration from 0-60 mph takes about 6.5 seconds.

2017 BMW X5 exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Another strength the 2016 X5 plug-in hybrid offers is its general versatility and power. Under its skin lies an electric motor and lithium ion battery working synergistically with a turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine. The 14 miles of electric-only range may not be enough, but is suitable in running local errands within the city. The output of the whole system is a healthy 308 hp, according to BMW.

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When it comes to the fuel economy, the green credentials of the 2017 BMW X5 might not be stellar as might be suggested, as the xDrive40e model offers 25 mpg highway fuel economy. But this is dependent, of course, by your driving pattern. The longer you travel the mediocre the fuel economy become, but the more you stay on EV the better they’re going to be.

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Areas you will find the BMW X5 disappointing in, include a cramped third-row seat, and a costly price tag relative to what the competition offers. There are no shortage of appealing rivals in this segment. They include the 2017 Audi Q5 Hybrid, the 2017 Lexus RX 450h, and Porsche’s 2017 Cayenne S E-Hybrid.

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Available Trims – BMW X5

The 2017 BMW X5 is offered in a single well-equipped trim all-wheel drive (xDrive40e) model. The xDrive50i, xDrive35i, and the xDrive35d reviews are separately covered, as is the high-performance X5 M and LCI models.

Exterior Changes & 2017 BMW X5 Interior Review

Accessories and features provided as standard for the plug-in X5 include roof rails, 19” wheels, a panoramic sunroof, adjustable suspension dampers, 10-way heated front power seats, rear and front parking sensors, remote keyless entry, adaptive xenon headlights, a rear air suspension system, Hybrid-specific instrumentation, auto-dimming heated mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, and automatic dual-zone climate control.

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Standard electronics include a USB port, a nine-speaker sound system, a 10.2” central display screen, BMW Assist, HD radio, an auxiliary audio input, a navigation system, a CD player, hybrid-specific iDrive menu, and voice controls.

2017 BMW X5 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Different color schemes, wheel designs, upholstery and trim selections are offered by many customizable option packages. For example, three equipment “line” – M Sport, xLine, and Luxury – offer plenty of interior customization depending on the user’s taste and style. The Luxury Seating, for instance, offers retractable headlight washers, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Premium package offers a leather upholstery, keyless ignition and entry, automatic dual-zone climate control, and satellite radio, while the M-Sport line tacks in shift paddles and sport front seats.

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Standalone options, as of this writing, include manual rear window sunshades, an upgraded leather upholstery, deluxe Harman Kardon audio system, a night-vision camera, a rear-seat entertainment system, pedestrian detection, power-closing doors, a self-parking system, an upgraded interior trim, and smartphone integration app.

2017 BMW X5 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid is a side-to-side working relationship between a four-cylinder gasoline engine and battery pack housed under the cargo floor. The familiar gasoline mill comes mated to an eight-speed specialized automatic transmission system.

2017 BMW X5 engine

There are also rumors of an additional mill but the claims haven’t been substantiated yet. We expect BMW to make an announcement regarding the same, months ahead of its official release date after which an update will be made to this post.

The total power production by the system stands at about 308 horsepower and 332 lbs. ft. of torque. Zipping from 0-60 mph, according to BMW, should be expected in just under 6.5 seconds, while 130 mph is the electronically limited top speed.

2017 BMW X5 Release Date & Price

2017 BMW X5 Release date

The 2017 BMW X5 SUV should be expected to cost $54,700, and $3,000 more for the BMW X5 Diesel. The model are scheduled to be offered for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class – New Model Info

When it comes to refinement, luxury and technology, the full-size 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a step above the rest. While there might be plenty of fresher models in the market, they are in no way a threat to its establishment as a luxury sedan. It is expected to be released in the market come May 2017.

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Unparalleled blend of technology and luxury, brisk acceleration, opulent cabin, incredible comfort and safety and entertainment feature galore, are some of the items the S-Class is expected to showcase best once made available.

For almost five decades now, the S-Class has won the hearts of many by offering what many love – luxury and performance. It has been able to set the benchmark and automotive excellence for the rest of the market and continues to do so with its intricate modern designs and innovation. Many could argue that ever since its founder Karl Benz invented the car, Mercedes has been the only leading car.

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

Flash forward to today and still you get a car that is still the embodiment of success. Folks, we are talking of a car that can essentially drive itself in stop-and-go traffic while automatically adjusting the suspension to counteract bumps while ensuring it gives you a relaxed stone massage.

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With the E-Class, you have to choose between four interior fragrances, four enormous display screens, six models, 24-speakers, and 12 music sources. Furthermore, the engines give you a power output that ranges between 436 horsepower to a whopping 621 hp.

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

If the list of its abilities could be converted into a video documentary, we’d assure you it could be the best and the longest you’d ever seen. It is almost impossible nowadays to talk about a car without mentioning its rivals. As such, we have to search far and wide to provide our readers with some of the closet alternatives they can check out before finally committing to one.

Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in both coupe and sedan form. Each body styles is further offered with this trims: coupe – S550, AMG S65, and sedan – S600 and S550. The Maybatch model is separately reviewed.

Interior Review & 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Exterior Pictures

The S550 models come standard with automatic climate control (dual-zone), adjustable air suspension system, keyless entry and ignition, all LED lighting (automatic high-beam control, and adaptive headlamps), cruise control, automatic wipers, 12-way power front seats, a power rear sunshade and lid, leather seat upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, and “MB-Tex” simulated leather interior trim.

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

Standard electronics include a navigation system, a 13-speaker Burmester premium sound system, a rearview camera, a 12.3” entertainment screen, two USB ports, 10GB of digital music storage, an iPod/media player interface, Mercedes telematics, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and satellite and HD radio.

The coupe differs with an automated parallel parking system, front and rear parking sensors, 19” wheels, and upgraded leather upholstery. The sedan comes with different 18” wheels.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

The sedan and coupe Premium package bundles rear window sunshade, rear parking sensors, additional adjustments, multicontour front seats, hands-free trunk opening, automated parallel parking system, surround-view parking camera, a heads-up display, and active multicontour front seats.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob

The S63 AMG gets all of the above plus more aggressively bolstered seats, 20” wheels, different engine and transmission system, aggressive styling differences, sport-tuned suspension components, and a different engine.

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

Available options for both the S63 AMG and S600 trims include a heads-up display, a heated windshield, full-length center console, airplane-style fold-out tray tables, and a refrigerated rear center console. Others include carbon ceramic brakes, leather colors and trim, and special “designo” paint.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engine Specs

All the Benz S550 models come fitted with a 4.7L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 449 horsepower and 516 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is routed to the sedan-standard rear wheel drive or the optional 4Matic AWD system via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.

4.7 seconds is the time you require to hit 60 mph with the 4Matic model. EPA projects the fuel economy to stand at 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the sedan.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class engine

The S600 offers a 6.0L turbocharged V12 able to crank out 523 horsepower and 612 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Mercedes, this model should be able to zoom 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.

Opting for the AMG S63 gets you a 5.5L V8 turbocharged engine good for 577 horsepower and 664 lbs. ft. of torque. Its EPA fuel economy ratings for both models stands at 15/23/18 mpg.

Finally, picking the S65 gets you the mother of all Mercedes powerplants. With this model you get a 6.0L turbocharged V12 engine. The output – a whopping 621 horsepower and 738 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear wheels via the AMG seven-speed transmission system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Convertible price & Release Date

Its release date although controversial at the moment as the details available are scanty should be expected in May next year. As for the window sticker, the sedan will cost you a base MSRP of $95,650, the S65 AMG – $224,650, the AMG 4Matic – $143,250, the coupe – $121,550, and the Hybrid – $95,650. The Cabriolet price tag is still unavailable at the moment but will be updated soon.

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