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

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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

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

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

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 exterior, front view, headlights, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 exterior,front view, taillights

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 front view, black color, grille and badges

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 exterior, rear view, taillights and tailpipe

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

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior, steering wheel, dashboard

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550 interior, leather front seats

2019 Mercedes-Benz G- Class

Intriguing Facts About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The newest 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class model actually does sound like a dream come true. The G-Class is a model that has been everywhere and has done it all. From being a luxury car for the rich and the famous to going down trenches in unreachable terrains all over the word. Unfortunately, the car has not been getting the attention that it once had.

That is until now. Ever since the spy photos pf the car were seen many people thought that it is only a mere update. Actually it is much more than that. The car is going thought a full generational makeover. We are going to see new panels, a different kind of a design and additional features.

This model is still up for grabs and they spy photos do reveal a model which is under development. Still, the vehicle is prepared for a release in late 2018, which also means that its appearance in showrooms can be expected somewhere in the first quarter of 2019. There is still a long ways to go until we get the final product, but much of it has already leaked.

What Might the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class be?

The newest 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is going to raise the price a little bit. Compared to the outgoing model the next-generation one will most likely see a higher pricing. If we compare it to the base MSRP of the current car which goes for $119,900, the newest version will probably go all the way to $125,000.

Of course the most powerful and top trims will go even beyond that and could be well worth around $220,000, which is expected due to the powerful engine the car has. But the price boost has been expected to happen because this is a new generation model. The latest G-Class cars only got some updates which did not developed the car in any significant way. This was merely done to give the vehicle a chance to sell better.

But they finally realize that better sales numbers demand more innovations and updates. Adding a completely new car in this sense is what is best. A new generation 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a great decision as it will help for the brand to grow and gain back some of its popularity.

Some Rumors about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The rumored 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been on people’s lips for a period of time now. Actually the vehicle has been lacking a redesign for a while now. Some of the pieces have not changed for 40 years since the vehicle’s inception. This means that the car has been desperate for an entire overhaul. The lack of changes that the car has gotten in recent times has led its ancient demeanor and body only worsen the car. The latest car really has an embarrassing on-road performance. The chassis is also ancient at best and it has a low center of gravity as well. The engine is very powerful, but it only undermines what the car already had and how the setup was made.

Before the spy photos, we only had the rumors about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to work with. A lot of people were saying that this should happen and that it was an important factor for the brand which would only drive it forward. Finally, all of those rumors are coming true. Fiction is becoming a reality. The G-Class is no longer a rumor, the news about the new-generation vehicle became a fact. A news that we impatiently awaited for.

Expect a lot of Exterior Changes for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

If you take a look at the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class and how it looks now, you would barely notice any difference. Mind you, the vehicle is under a lot of camo and has lots of things still hidden beneath it. The car has a lot of things going for it and one of them is the new kind of a design. Although it has a traditional front end, the front part is wider. It only gets to be wider once you go down the body of the car. The vehicle is adding some width to it and it will balance the model out a bit. It will also add more room on the inside.

They have decided to keep the staple pieces of the car. Those parts which have been familiar to the model for years are still there. The flared fenders are still there as well as the flat side glass and roof, with the vertical windshield also bring brought back as well. The rear end has a door with the spare tire on it which can swing back but they are probably going to make the tailgate a bit different and add some changes for it additionally. The tow hitch is also visible, which confirms that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will still be a utilitarian car.

Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Going to Add New Colors?

Speaking about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class colors and some newest accessories that the vehicle might have, we are still lost about this information. The bottom line is that the car will surely be fitted with some new and additional modifications. These will help it stand out compared to the previous model. The colors are probably the only thing that the company was constantly updating on this vehicle, so we do not see it lacking now. Still there are no information what the new ones are going to be. The camo is still heavy on the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class so it is really hard to spot or even guess which the added ones are going to be.

New Dimensions and Size

One of the things about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class that wasnoticed is that the vehicle is going to grow. Actually the model is much wider than the current and outgoing G-Class car. We are still not certain how much the numbers have changed, but it is apparent that they decided to give it a few more inches. By expanding the size of the car we get more interior roominess. Their bottom point is to give us a lot more room on the inside and that way enhance the comfort. The car will see its expansions made and with the help of other interior modifications bring a new style for the vehicle and its legacy.

Talking About the Interior Redesign of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The only thing missing with the reveal of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is at least a few pictures of the inside. Sadly, the company did not release any pictures of the interior of the car. It is probably a few months away until we get to see what the reality of the inside is going to be like. We are more than sure that car is going to get a treatment which will give it more comfort. All in all, the interior is getting bigger, thus we are expecting greater comfort.

This will be followed with added materials and pieces which will help with the car’s comfort. If you look at the direction the new S-Class and E-Class models have been going, you can get an idea where the G-Class could be heading. It is probably not going to be as swoopy as those models, but you can bet that the comfort is going to be high and exceptional. Also, the standard rear bench design will be applied here and a roomy cargo bay.

Expect Improved Engine Specs

One of the things that we want for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class to improve are its engine specs. There is probably going to be both a diesel and a gasoline option to go. Here in the US we are expecting to get 4.0-liter biturbo V-8. This is an engine that can provide 416 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.  As far as transmission goes, the rumors say that it may utilize a seven-speed automatic transmission. The G-Class will undoubtedly also add a 4WD or a modern AWD for low range gears.

2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Top Speed and 0-60 mph

The engine for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class will improve and so will the vehicle’s performance. There are no confirmation to say in what way they are planning to update the engine. But we can assume that the acceleration to reach 0-60 mph will be at around 5 seconds with a standard top speed of 155 mph. These are for now the closest estimations that we can make but will probably get some added information soon.

Can the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class improve its Fuel Efficiency?

There are no information to confirm if the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class’s fuel efficiency will improve. People are hoping that it does and that it will make the vehicle much more useful and efficient. This is possible but without the information and the possibility of this car going through changes, we are not sure how much it improves. For now the mpg rating is still a secret.

With the new E-Class Unveiled comes the 2019 Mercedes Benz E350

Mercedes has finally unveiled their new lineup so here comes the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 model to our doorsteps. This model has been on the bench and waiting for a renewal for a while now. The thing is that Mercedes has been planning to revamp their entire lineup of vehicles. Actually, the massive overhaul that Mercedes was planning was enough to revitalize the whole company. Not that they really needed it to. Nevertheless, the idea was to refresh everything. In other words, to enter into a new period with fresh legs and a completely modern new take to all of the new offers of the brand .

The massive overhaul actually started in 2013 when Mercedes remodel the new S-Class models. Next in line was the rebirth for the C-Class vehicles. They got a new style synonymous to the previous one that the S-Class got. So they revamped the entire lineup in this manner.  Finally it came time for the E-Class models to receive their own change. This is going to be the second time in Mercedes history when three sedan versions received a similar redesign. Back in 80s Mercedes did this for the first time in order to bring the brand more likeability. In addition, they wanted to bring it closer to the competition. It was not met with such large success as you would expect it to be. However, the crowds have changed since then and it would be interesting to see how they decide to meet it this time around.

As far as the styling goes, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 will adopt a long, sausage-like style that Audi has introduced with its recent models. It is interesting to see a Mercedes sedan adopt this kind of a look. Nonetheless, it also does seem appropriate for modern times. Moreover, the car also got a new platform and this is something that is going to change the setup of the car as well. Of course, the interior has been completely reshaped and updated. The E-Class models also got an entirely new line of engines. However, not all of them are going to be featured in the US. But the E350 will be appropriately managed in the drive-train department.

As far as things go, the new line of E-Class models is going to start with the E350 one which we see as the appropriate fit to come out first. There are some new emerging details that have come about the release date and the price of the car. Therefore, we bring it all to you in this review.

What are the News about the Release Date of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350?

As we have recently learned, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 is probably going to appear within the coming year. The model has been showcased at the recent Detroit Auto Show. So, we have seen the vehicle in his fullest glory and we have to confess that we like what we see. The model does pose some interesting features which will seem like a nice new addition to the car. The vehicle will be available for sale somewhere in the start or middle of the year. The fans are eager to see this one role out and the vehicle will probably be a great new addition to the Mercedes lineup. Although a third sedan does not seem like a great new idea at first, we have to wait and see what comes out of it. One of the three will certainly emerge on the top.

2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 Price

The price list for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 car has already been disclosed. The model will be on the market in the coming year so the price listings came earlier than expected. It will be on the market for a price of $52,150 to start. At the same time, the 4Matic version will be priced a little bit higher at $54,650. All in all, the price of this model is going to be a bit higher than for the previous one.

The reason for this is the slew of new changes that come with the new model. The vehicle will add a number of new and featured changes which will revamp this model. In addition, this will affect the entire lineup of cars which we have already mentioned. Mercedes might pull a very good move with their new design language. Nevertheless, it still remains for us to see how much it will affect the sales and how well they decide to market them. All in all, the future is still too far away and we will get to see what the company decides to do here.

The New Look of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350

Generally speaking, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 will resemble the new line of Mercedes sedan models. The E-Class models look like bigger C-Class ones or smaller S-Class models. So if you ignore the size of the car you get a pretty similar front and rear fascia. Even the profile is similar as they all have similar character line and a swooping belt-line. But there are some differences which differentiate the E350 from other ones. The headlamps have a different shape and a different clustered the LED stripes go a little bit towards the hood. The A-shape bumper is available for other models as well. Yet, this one will be a little bit different compared to the other versions.

The rear end sees some smaller taillights but they have decided to use the same cluster as in the C-Class models. The trunk lid is also unique for this car. Furthermore, the chrome trim placed above the license plate is also unique here. The apron is probably the only completely unique part for the E350 as it differs very much compare to any of the other S-Class and C-Class models.

The side view of the car displays a very cohesive design for the car. But the front and the back ends of the car are both raked at identical angles as the other Mercedes sedans are. Additionally, the roof line is also the same. The only difference is that the C-pillar is going to be thicker. The rear door is longer as well as the windscreen, which makes the car look a bit spottier in appearance. The upper characters line goes underneath the front door handles and slopes down further towards the rear fenders. And the lower character line is going to be more subtle in this design.

Interior Setup for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350

The interior of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 is going to be based on the S-Class version. But this does not come as a surprise. In fact, we are welcoming the change as this is one of the best cabins ever made in the segment. The dashboard is going to transfer the organic design. In addition, we predict the same kind of a touchscreen placed in the middle. The center stack and the console will have a new clean and elegant design which will fulfill the overall look.

Nevertheless, all of the entry E-Class models will now get a new instrument cluster which includes analogue dials and a seven-inch screen placed in between. The steering wheel is also updated and will get new touch sensitive buttons which can be used to detect horizontal and vertical swipes. This will be the first time a company used such thing in the automotive industry. The infotainment system will now only be accessible through the use of your thumbs only. This will help to improve safety as you do not have to use up your hands too much.

The model will also include a Linguatronic voice control system along with a Command rotary dial and energy-saving LEDs for interior lighting. It will have 64 colors that you can choose from and customize your interior. Finally, the comfort of the car is going to be addressed. It will come with the added high-grade leathers and wood inserts that are going to upgrade the seats and make things a lot comfortable. To sum up, the comfort is not going to be an issue here. We are once again in for a very nice looking and a comfortable interior.

Drive-train Possibilities

For now the newly arriving 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 is going to have only one engine available under its hood. This is going to be the 2.0-liter four-banger which is able to produce 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The drive-train is matted to a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission which is offered as standard. But you can additionally use the all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system that you can pick as optional. This will probably not be the only variant as we expect that they add some other optional ones further down the line.

0-60 mph and Top Speed

Based on the current capability of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 engine, the model is going to be capable of having a standard acceleration rating. The model is probably going to speed up to 60 mph from 0 in about 6.5 seconds while its top speed is  at 155 mph. In general, this is pretty standard for a luxury car.

What is the Fuel Economy of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350?

Based on the latest estimations, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 is going to have the same fuel consumption ratings as before. Being that it will only have one engine this time, some improvements may come later. However, it still remains highly unlikely for that to happen. Most likely, the consumption in the city will probably be 22 mpg, on the highway 30 mpg while the combined rating will amount to 25 mpg.

The Size of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350

There have been no news that the model is going to change the size of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350. The vehicle is staying the same for now and the updates in the size department have not happen recently. So there has been no need to do it ever since. The model is enjoying a pretty decent setup this way. Additionally, the vehicle will still have enough interior roominess and comfort inside. The car is 190.0 inches long and will have a wheelbase of 113.1 inches. The height is 56.3 inches while the width is 73.2 inches. Also the curb weight is somewhere between 4200-4300 lb and is yet to be officially determined.

Safety Equipment and Technology

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 will have a lot of safety technology like any modern and luxurious car from the segment. You can find the necessary airbags all over the area and the model will also provide various driver assistance features. But the newest additions here are the Drive Pilot, the Steering Pilot, a Speed Limit Pilot which are the latest technological boosts that Mercedes is adding in its vehicles. However, these features are only going to be available with the Driver Assistance Package Plus.

Furthermore, the vehicle will also add Active Brake Assist, Remote Parking Pilot and Attention Assist. Also, we saved the best for last and that is integrating the world’s first Car-to-X solution. With the help of other vehicles and drivers you will be able to see what lies ahead of you on the road and that way determine if there are any dangers waiting for you.

Rivaling Models in the Segment

The competition that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E350 will need to face is going to have the same set of established cars. These models are pretty advanced. Therefore the segment where Mercedes is competing in is never an easy one. The German competitors are already used to getting one over on each other. This is the game that they have played for a long time now. This time they are continuing to do the same and we are going to see the same kind of tactics pulled. The models that are going to compete here include Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series. This is a familiar company for the E350 to face as the models are very familiar. Yet, there have not been any special updates for them so the newest Mercedes might have an advantage. We shall have to see if the newest sedan works well in the segment.