2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Release Date and Info

With a beautifully executed blend of performance, luxury and technology, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is undoubtedly advantaged over its competition. The roadster also comes with a myriad of upscale features such as a relatively spacious and impeccable trimmed interior, effortless acceleration, capable handling, relaxed ride, big-for-a-convertible trunk, and a retractable glass-roof hardtop. Its date of release, although speculative, should be expected towards the end of 2nd Q of 2017.

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Just like a high-dollar diamond, you’ll have to look hard and long in order to find the faults in the new 2017 SL-Class model. See, it may not be excellent, but its stylish looks, and immaculate cabin are definitely the best we’ve seen in a long time. And if you do happen to find them, they will just me mere quibbles.

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The cabin comes dressed up in some of the finest materials you can find, and lots of technologies that are certainly designed to delight and pamper you, from the Magic Sky panoramic roof to the beats provided by the upscale Bang & Olufsen sound system, and the AirScarf neck-level heater in between.

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Under the hood, Mercedes has provided four sprightly capable engines ranging from 329-hp to the eye-popping 621 horsepower from the V12 behemoth. The SL-Class ensures that you do not run out of impressive technologies regardless of the trim level.

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But even so, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class still has some competitors grasping at its heels. They include the 2017 Porsche 911, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type, and the 2017 Audi R8. And if cost is not a problem for you, the 2017 Bentley Continental GT is a great option too. We think the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is nonetheless the best even in the face of these diverse and lust-worthy rivals.

Available Trims – Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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The two-seat, retractable-hardtop 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class convertible is available in a whopping four trims: SL400, SL550, AMG SL63, and the AMG SL65 trims.

Interior Changes & Exterior Colors – 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Some of the standard features and equipment available on the SL400 trim includes LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, automatic high-beam control, 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, an adaptive suspension system, front and rear foglights, automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, driver memory functions, sun-reflective leather upholstery, full-width glass roof panel, power-folding hardtop, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power-operated wind deflector, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, four-way power lumbar, and heated eight-way power seats.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class leather seats, steering wheel, gear shift knob, lcd screen

Technology features available include an 11-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, mbrace emergency communications system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite and HD radio, a CD player, a navigation system, and the COMAND electronics interface.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class interior, leather seats, steering wheel

The optional Premium package tacks in a 12-way “active multi-contour” seats, a hands-free power trunk closer, a rearview camera, keyless entry and ignition, adjustable side bolsters, the AirScarf neck-level heating system, an automatic parallel-parking system, and a hands-free power trunk closer.

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The only difference between the SL400trim and the SL550 trim includes front and rear parking sensors and V8 engine.

Both the SL550 and SL400 are eligible for the Sport Wheel option. The package bundles a perforated leather trim, a sport steering wheel, drilled rear brake discs, 19-inch wheels, and painted brake calipers.

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The AMG SL63 trim bundles upgraded brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels, a limited-slip rear differential, a more powerful V8, special styling elements, more aggressively calibrated adaptive suspension, an IWC “Ingenieur” dashtop clock, a sport exhaust, an upgraded leather upholstery, carbon fiber interior trim, and a higher top-speed limiter.

The top-rated AMG SL65 gets everything above plus 20” rear and 19” front wheels, and a V12 engine.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Engine Specifications

Propelling the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S400 is a 3.0L V6 engine rated at 329 hp and 354 lbs. ft. of torque. This power gets routed to the rear wheels via the seven-speed automatic transmission system. A time of 4.9 seconds is what this model requires to hit 60 mph.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class engine

A 4.7L V8 engine rated at 429 horsepower and 516 lbs. ft. of torque inspires the SL550 trim, and only needs 4.4 seconds to zoom past 60 mph.

The SL63 AMG trim comes equipped with a 5.5L V8 engine rated at 577 horsepower and 664 lbs. ft. of torque under its hood.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class interior, engine

Finally, a turbocharged 6.0L turbocharged V12 engine comes under the hood of the SL65 AMG trim. The power – 621 hp and 738 lbs. ft. of torque is routed to the rear wheels via the specialized seven-speed automatic transmission system.

Price & 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Release Date

Expect its release date during the 2nd Q of 2017. The SL-Class Convertible will cost you an MSRP of $85,050, $149,700 for the SL-Class SL63 ALG, and $217,550 for the SL-Class SL65 AMG model.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Release Date, News & Specs

With its coupelike styling and relative affordability, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will appeal to buyers looking to upgrade to a luxury brand. However, rear seat space, transmission, ride quality should give you a pause. According to our investigation, its date of release should be expected around August 2017.

Its success pillars are built on a fiery AMG-model performance, commendable handling and power, and an affordable window sticker for a luxury-car status.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class side view, red color, exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Known for its affordability, the new CLA-Class continues to offer many people a chance to own a new luxury sedan with a Mercedes nameplate. However, its price has continued to increase despite an initial MSRP offering starting below $30,000. This has put its affordability in question considering the price competition fresher and newer models come with. But considering this is a Mercedes-Benz which to many symbolizes a sense of uniqueness, reliability, and performance, its rivals in its price range pose little or no threat.

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

Although the CLA-Class makes considerable concessions in certain areas in order to remain in the same price range, it still ride, feels, and appeals like an authentic luxury sedan. The CLA250 model for instance offers user-friendly ergonomics, a serene cabin, performance dynamics, and impressive fuel consumption ratings. Also, there is the AMG CLA45 model which comes with a standard AWD system, a blistering acceleration, revised transmission gear ratios, and eye-popping 375 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque.

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While the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class will still attract a significant sales figure, other alternatives in the segment offer a functional and practical appeal for the money. Some concerns you should be worried about the CLA-Class include a cramped rear seat, potentially harsh ride quality, sluggish throttle response and unrefined transmission, and limited rear visibility.

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

Are you ready to live with that? If not, there are some pretty good alternatives you should consider. They include the 2017 Audi A3, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 BMW M235i, 2017 Audi S3, and 2017 Volkswagen GTI. Nevertheless, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class provides the prestige and style worth a tri-point star badge.

Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The compact Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class 2017 luxury four door sedan is available in the top-of-the-range AMG CLA45, mid-trim CLA250 4Matic, and the base CLA250.

Interior Changes & 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Exterior Pictures

The base CLA250 comes standard with a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic wipers, ambient interior lighting, an eight-way power driver seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a 60/40-split folding rear seat, and MB-Tex premium vinyl upholstery.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class steering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard

Electronic features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, a media player interface, HD and satellite radio, mbrace2 emergency communications, a 7” central display, a USB port, and an auxiliary audio jack.

The only difference between the base CLA250 and the CLA250 4Matic is the latter’s exclusive standard all-wheel-drive system.

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

The AMG CLA45 comes equipped with a sport-tuned suspension system, a special seat upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, upgraded brakes, a more powerful engine, exterior and interior styling elements, LED daytime running lights, special AMG wheels, and upgraded brakes.

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The Premium, Multimedia, and Driver Assistance packages optionally available for all CLAs includes heated front seats, a larger 8” central infotainment screen, keyless entry and ignition, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a navigation system, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure intervention, adaptive cruise control, satellite radio, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. Also available for an extra are Sport, Night, Sport Plus, Interior, and AMG Dynamic packages.

Engine Specs – 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

A four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine rated at 208 horsepower and 258 lbs. ft. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the Benz CLA-Class for 2017. This output is routed to the front wheels via the seven-speed automated manual automated manual transmission system. The estimated fuel economy for the FWD model as per EPA are 26/38/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 24/33/27 mpg for the CLA250 4Matic model.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class engine

Next up, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-CLA45 comes with a more agile version of the above engine – rated at 375 hp and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. According to Mercedes, this model should be able to sprint to 60 mph in just under 4.7 seconds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Price & Release Date

August 2017 is the estimated time for its release according to various speculative online sources. The window sticker for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class features – “MSRP starting from $32,050 for the sedan, and $49,500 for the AMG CLA45 model.”


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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date, News & Specs

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class News – With its high-tech driver assistance and safety features, luxurious and comfortable interior, and advanced engines, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the best small luxury sedans you can get at its price. Its release date should be expected sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017.

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

Additionally, a refined handling and ride quality, meticulous construction, rip-roaring AMG C63 model, diverse engine choice, elegant interior, and unrivaled engineering are just some of the features the new vehicle boasts of. Coming off a redesign last year, the new vehicle boasts of several updates and changes but you shouldn’t expect anything evolutionary.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan, alloy wheels, side view

Interior wise, the new C-Class departs dramatically from the conservative aesthetic of its outgoing model. The materials quality is exceptional, in all fairness, you won’t get an interior with this level of sophistication in its rivals. The soft-touch materials provide a cool and modern driving environment.

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

Another change over the previous model is the improved rear leg-room which, according to Mercedes, is now 35.2”. with this space now available for your backseat comfort, there is no reason why you should opt for the either the BMW 3 Series of the Audi A4 as space was one of the chief reasons why many people opted for those two over the Mercedes.

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

The cabin comes chock full of technology offerings. You can either settle for the standard 7” display of opt for the 8.4” screen. Whichever way you decide to go, the bottom line is, you’ll get crisp graphics that underpin the brands upscale offerings. Additionally, the standard COMMAND entertainment display available mimics a trackpad and tablet gesture like tapping, pinching and swiping.

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

Well, it is always imperative we offer you other alternatives for a wholesome approach before settling on one. As such, its bogeys to check out include the 2017 Audi A4, 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, 2017 Lexus IS, the 2017 Infiniti Q50. Although the competition may offer slightly expensive alternatives, engaging driving dynamics, and lots of appealing features, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is undoubtedly one of the best small luxury sedans globally nonetheless.

Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class just like the previous model is offered in a walloping six trims: AMG C63 S, AMG C63, C450 AMG, C350e, C300d, and the base C300 trim. Furthermore, some trims come with both Luxury and Sport subtrims.

Interior Changes & Exterior Review – Mercedes-Benz C-Class For 2017

The C300 offers standard automatic climate control (dual-zone), 10-way power front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, synthetic leather upholstery, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, the COMMAND infotainment system, driver memory settings, automatic wipers, a console-mounted dial controller, Bluetooth phone and audio controls, HD and satellite radio, an SD card reader, 7-inch central display, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, and a CD player.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lcd screen, steering wheel, dashboard

The optional Premium and Multimedia packages bundle LED taillights, ventilated and heated front seats, leather upholstery, LED headlights, 13-speaker Burmester sound system, a rearview camera, a navigation system, an upgraded 8.4” touchscreen display, automatic high beam control, adaptive LED headlights, ambient interior lighting, keyless entry and ignition, and scented cabin air.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class leather seads, steering wheel, interior

The Night, Airmatic, and Parking Assist packages bundle gloss-black exterior, unique black-and-silver wheels, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure intervention, rear-cross traffic alert, an enhanced collision mitigation system, and front and rear impact sensors.

Next up is the C450 AMG 4Matic. It comes packed with 18-inch wheels, sport front seats, AMG-themed interior styling, upgraded brakes and steering, a V6 engine, sport front seat bolstering, and an adaptive sport-tuned suspension.

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The RWD AMG C63 sedan adds a performance software, a mechanical limited-slip differential, wider 18” wheels, and a V8 engine. The C63 S trim further adds an active engine mount, a limited-slip differential, red brake calipers, larger front brakes, and 19-icnh wheels.

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Stand-alone options include race-inspired front sport seats, two-tone leather upholstery, a dual-mode sport exhaust, a panoramic sunroof, a power rear window sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades, front and rear parking sensors, a heated steering wheel, carbon fiber exterior and interior trim, and automatic parking assist.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine Specs

The base C300 4Matic sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 241 hp and 272 lbs. ft. of torque. According to preliminary EPA reports, the model should be able to return 24/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined. 6.5 seconds is the time you require to zoom to 60 mph with the 4Matic sedan.

The AWD-only C300 features a diesel four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 190 hp and 369 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA projections for this model haven’t been concluded yet as of this writing but we should expected 35mpg/combined.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engine

Opting for the C350e Hybrid model will get you a combination of a gasoline four-cylinder engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 275 horsepower and 443 lbs. ft. of torque. More details on charging time and fuel economy ratings are forthcoming.

A turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine rated at 362 hp and 383 lbs. ft. of torque is available for the C450 AMG trim. It is estimated to return 21/29/24 mpg.

Finally, both the AMG C63 S and AMG C63 employ a turbocharged 4.0L V8 engine able to crank 469 horsepower and 479 lbs. ft. of torque, and 503 hp and 516 lbs. ft. of torque for the regular C63 and C63 S respectively.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Release Date & Price

Its date of release should be expected sometime during the 3rd Q of 2017. As for the window sticker: the AMG C63 will cost you $65,250, the AMG C63 S – $73,250, the C-Class sedan – $38,950, and the C450 AMG 4Matic – $50,800.

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