2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 – Release Date, News and Rumors

When it comes to technology, refinement, and luxury, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 is a step above the rest. It’s a truly one of the world’s finest automobile. Some of the highlights that define the Mercedes-Benz S550 2017 include an opulent cabin, effortless acceleration, an unparalleled blend of technology and luxury, endless safety and entertainment features, and an incredible ride comfort. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. 

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 side view, black color, alloy wheels

The S550 is one among several models that make up the 2017 Mercedes-Benz Series. For several decades, the class has been the benchmark and the pinnacle of automotive excellence for the rest of the automotive landscape. In fact, one could come up with a very insightful argument that affirms Mercedes position as the luxury leader from the very beginning.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 spy shots

Today, Karl Benz’s legacy continues to linger on and is very apparent on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S-Class boasts of premium technologies and luxury amenities unparalleled by none other in its class and beyond. Its bag of tricks comes with laden with everything luxury ranging from the stereo to the suspension, it is one such automobile that can figuratively offer you a hot stone massage while driving itself in stop-and-go traffic.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

Much can be said about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2017 and the S550 in particular, but suffice to say, it is one of the finest automobile one could ever get. If you’re looking for apples-to-apples competitors, the Bentley Continental GT is perhaps the closest you can get. Others include Jaguar XJ, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, and the Bentley Flying Spur.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior, steering wheel, lcd screen

The newest Mercedes-Benz S550, just like the rest of the S-Class lineup, is available in both coupe and convertible body styles.

Standard accessories for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 coupe includes a 12-way power front seats, automatic wipers, all-LED lighting, “MB-Tex” simulated leather upholstery, adaptive headlights, a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, full power accessories, automatic high-beam control, adjustable air suspension system, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, a power rear sunshade, a power trunk lid, driver and front passenger memory settings, leather seat upholstery, mbrace telematics, a 12.3” display screen, a navigation system, satellite radio, an iPod/media player interface, an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, a rearview mirror, the COMAND interface, and Bluetooth connectivity.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 front angle, headlights and grille

Options offered for both the S550 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S63 models include an automated braking and acceleration, adaptive cruise control, power-adjustable rear seats, rear seatbelt airbags, front and rear heated armrest, automatic four-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, nineteen-inch AMG wheels, power-adjustable rear seats, a power right-rear footrest, 24-speaker Burmester 3-D sound system, upgraded leather upholstery, a night-vision system, a rear seat entertainment system, a 36-degree camera, a heated steering wheel, twenty-inch wheels, and heated and ventilated seats.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior, leather seats, sunroof

Additionally, there are plenty of optional packages offered such as the Executive Rear Seat, Warmth & Comfort, Sport, Rear Seat, and the Driver Assistance packages. The contents of all these packages will however be known on its release date. A variety of special “design” paint and leather colors are available as well.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior, leather back seats

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Engine Specs

Motivation for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 is offered by a turbocharged 4.7L V8 produced by a 449 horsepower and 516 lbs. ft. of torque. RWD is standard, as is a seven-speed automatic transmission system. The 4Mtaic drive system is optionally offered.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 engine

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 coupe 4Mtaic 0-60 mph takes around 4.7 seconds. The EPA estimates the 4Matic coupe will return 16/24/19 mpg in the city/highway, the 4Mtaic sedan 16/26/19 mpg, and 17/26/20 mpg for the standard sedan.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid combines an electronic motor integrated with a seven-speed automatic transmission and a turbocharged 3.0L V6 to generate a total of 436 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 Release Date & Price

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 release date

Rumors allege the new vehicle will most likely go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. Pricing is yet to be confirmed but we don’t expect a significant change from the current $121,550 price tag.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 side view, exterior, headlights and alloy wheels

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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.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class side view, white color, alloy wheels and headlights

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.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class side view, taillights, tailpipe, alloy wheels

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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2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class Release Date, News & Specs

Despite being built on an antiquated platform with thirsty turbocharged engines and questionable practicality, the 2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class still remains a force to reckon with in the luxury SUV segment. Additionally, its strong turbocharged engines luxuriously appointed cabin, unmatched presence, and go-anywhere capability, undoubtedly make it appealing option. Various undisclosed sources put its release date in August 2017.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class exterior, red color, front view, headlights

By today’s standards, this is the only vehicle that successfully spans the cultural chasm between Sunset Strip and Beirut. For starters, this is a vehicle that has been used extensively in the military in over six continents, served civilians globally, and won the Dakar Rally once. Therefore, it is an understatement to call it versatile.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class front view, headlights, alloy wheels, grille

Interior wise, the SUV designed with ancient underpinnings capable of landmines-laden craters’ navigation offers incongruously contemporary engineering and leather-wrapped luxury surfaces. It’s heavy, its square, it rides, it steers like the decades-old military vehicle – and this is what makes it popular.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class side view, pink color, alloy wheels, taillights

However, utility and practicality aren’t high on this SUV. Other cons include abysmal fuel economy, ineffective cupholders and interior storage, limited front legroom, and unwieldy handling. If you can’t live with this, there are other tangentially related competitors in the segment with as much muscle or attitude. Some of them include the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover and the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The 2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class is nevertheless hard to beat.

Available Trims – Mercedes–Benz G-Class

The 2017 Benz G-Class is available in three trims: G550, AMG G63 and the AMG G65.

Interior Colors & 2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class Exterior Pictures

Standard features available on the G550 trim include front and rear parking sensors, LED running lights, dual side-mounted exhaust outlets, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, a sunroof, 19-inch wheels, power-folding heated mirrors, and a blind-spot monitoring system.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class steering wneel, lcd screen, dashboard

Interior wise, the cabin comes equipped with driver memory settings, ventilated 10-way power front seats, automatic climate control (dual-zone), two 12-V power ports, a 7” touchscreen display, COMMAND electronics interface, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, shoulder supports, adjustable side bolsters, a navigation system, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound system, voice commands, a 115-V power outlet, a heated rear outboard seats, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, CD and DVD player, HD radio, SD card reader, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class interior, leather front and back seats

Opting for the G63 gets you an upgraded leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel, automatic stop-start function, a sport exhaust, 20” wheels, performance brakes, a more powerful turbocharged V8, AMG specific styling elements, a sport steering wheel, an AMG-tuned suspension.
Upgrading to the G65 brings a diamond-stitched door and seat upholstery, unique styling flourishes, jaw-dropping premium price, and a turbocharged V12 engine.

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Very few stand-alone features are provided for the G-Class and include a rear-seat entertainment system, a synthetic suede headliner, a carbon-fiber or premium wood interior trim, stainless steel brush guard, and a heated steering wheel.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class rear view, alloy wheels, white color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class Engine Specifications

Inspiring the Mercedes–Benz G-Class for 2017 are three turbocharged engine choices: two V8’s, and a V12.

The G550 gets a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine good for 416 hp and 450 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is consequently distributed to all the wheels via the seven-speed automatic transmission system. As you-d expect from such a huge power-sapping vehicle, EPA ratings should be expected at 13/14/13 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class engine

Picking the AMG G63 gets you a 5.5L twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 536 horsepower and 561 lbs. ft. of torque. Test drives conducted on the model yielded a 0-60 mph acceleration in 5.3 seconds. This is impressive considering the vehicle weighs about three tones. EPA ratings put its rating at 12/14/13 mpg.

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Should you want more bravado, the AMG G65 provides an eye-popping 621 horsepower and 738 lbs. ft. of torque. However, the fuel economy ratings get a nail in the coffin with their 11/13/12 mpg.

The maximum towing capacities for all models stands at 7,000 pounds.

Price & 2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class Release Date

An MSRP starting from $139,900 gets you the G-Class AMG G63, $217,900 gets you the G-Class AMG G65, and the G-Class SUV will demand $119,900. Its release date should be expected in August 2017.

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