Preview new Mercedes vehicles coming in 2016

November 28th, 2015 by
2016 Mercedes-Benz

 

A new year means a new crop of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz will launch a new generation of exciting models in the U.S.

Each Mercedes-Benz will sport fresh designs, feature ground-breaking technology and deliver on the company’s promise of “The best or nothing.”

Let’s take a closer look at what’s to come in 2016:

S-Class Cabriolet

This sleek drop-top is the fourth variant of Mercedes-Benz’ S-Class family of vehicles available in the US. It will be the first four-seater convertible from Mercedes-Benz since 1971. And a few things have changed since then, to say the least.

The S-Class Cabriolet sports an evocative design and features many cutting-edge technologies, including state-of-the-art THERMOTRONIC climate control system that keeps you cool or warm inside the vehicle no matter if the top is open or closed. You won’t have to give up comfort for a convertible with the S-Class Cabriolet. The enhanced wind protection and climate control system uses 12 sensors and 18 actuators to automatically adjust the cabin’s temperature. Special AIRSCARF® neck heating keeps you warm even in cooler temperatures.

The S 550 Cabriolet includes a 4.7-liter V-8 biturbo engine. The AMG® version, the S 634MATIC®,  steps it up a notch with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine able to hit 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, all while delivering 577 horsepower and torque up to 664 pounds/ft.

The Cabriolet also is available with new assistance systems that make driving more comfortable and safe:

  • PRESAFE® brake with pedestrian detection
  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • Brake Assist BAS® PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist® Plus
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS

If the vehicle senses that it is danger of rolling over, the airbag control unit goes to work quickly to protect the occupants. For the first time in a Mercedes-Benz, roll bars will be extended not by spring force, but by pyrotechnical means, using a gas generator.

The new 2017 S-Class Cabriolet will be available in the US in summer 2016.

C-Class Coupe

C-Class vehicles, which are compact, executive-style vehicles, are among the top sellers for Mercedes-Benz. They range from smaller, sporty coupes to larger sedans.

The new C-Class Coupe is athletic and sporty. It is agile and dynamic with lowered sport suspension and light-alloy construction.

Multimode drive programs allows the driver to customize their sport suspension by selecting either Sport Mode or Dynamic Select.

New assistance systems provide safety and comfort. These include:

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • BAS® PLUS Brake Assist
  • Enhanced Active Lane Keeping Assist

Thee C-Class Coupe comes standard with a wealth of features including;

  • LED headlights
  • PRESAFE brake with pedestrian detection
  • KEYLESS START
  • Sport Suspension
  • Panorama Sunroof

A Sport Appearance Package also is available. This highlights the sporty features of the coupe and includes special bumpers and sills that feature AMG® body styling, a diamond radiator grille, 18-inch AMG® light-alloy wheels. On the interior the sports package includes a sports steering wheel and AMG® sports pedals.

The C 300 Couple has a 2.0-litter four-cylinder gas engine that delivers 241 horsepower and up to 273 pounds/ft of torque.

In-car technology includes the COMAND® system, which features a larger, high-resolution display. The new C-Class Coupe also includes mbrace2 connected car technology.

The 2017 C-Class Coupe will be available in spring 2016.

C 350 Plug-In Hybrid

Following the C 300 BlueTEC® HYBRID, the C 350 PLUG-IN HYBRID is the second hybrid model in the new C-Class and the second Mercedes-Benz model to feature PLUG-IN HYBRID technology.

The new C 350 Plug-In Hybrid is everything you come to expect in a C-Class vehicle from Mercedes-Benz, but with the added efficiency of a hybrid.

This vehicle includes a four-cylinder gasoline engine that works in conjunction with a powerful electric motor. It delivers 275 horsepower and up to 443 pounds/ft of torque, yet allows for emission-free driving in electric mode for up to an estimated 18.6 miles.

The C 350 is still sporty and fun to drive. It offers five custom transmission modes (Individual, Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Economy). Additionally the vehicle has three engine modes (E-Mode, E-Save and Charge) that allow you to adjust the ratio of gas and electric energy.

As with all other new Mercedes-Benz models, the C 350-Hybrid comes standard with safety technology like ATTENTION ASSIST® and COLLISION ASSIST PLUS.

The C 350-Hybrid will be available in early 2016.

GLS

Mercedes-Benz’ SUV line has proven to be among the car maker’s most popular vehicles. In 2016, the latest SUV in the G-class will be the new full-sized GLS.

The new GLS has room to seat seven and delivers the ultimate combination of usable space, cutting-edge safety technology and world-class luxury.

The GLS 450 4MATIC® has a 3.0-liter V-6 biturbo engine with 362 horsepower and up to 369 pounds/ft of torque. The powerful GLS 550 4MATIC® version has a V-8 biturbo engine which generates 449 horsepower and up to 516 pounds/ft of torque. The AMG® GLS 63 offers more power and dynamism with 577 horsepower and 561 pounds/ft of torque. In addition to the gas offering their also is a diesel version, the GLS350d 4MATIC®.

It features DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes, which allow the driver to customize the driving experience with up to six transmission modes (Comfort, Slippery, Individual, Off-Road and Sport.) The Off-Road+ mode is available through the Off-Road Engineering package.

Intelligent drive systems keep the GLS safe on the road, including:

  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • Crosswind Assist
  • PRESAFE
  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist

In-car connectivity and infotainment come standard including the latest generation of COMAND® with an 8-inch color media display and intuitive touchpad. Other interior features include ambient lighting and new trim elements.

The GLS is available to order now, with deliveries in the US market beginning late March 2016.

Sources:

https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/AboutUs/PressReleases/The_New_GLS.pdf

https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/AboutUs/PressReleases/S-Class_Cabriolet_US_en.pdf

https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/AboutUs/PressReleases/Teaser_2017_C-Class_Coupe.pdf

https://www.mbusa.com/vcm/MB/DigitalAssets/AboutUs/PressReleases/2016_C 350_PLUG-IN_HYBRID-FINAL.pdf

http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/2017-mercedes-benz-slc-arrives-at-dealerships-in-spring-2016-detroit-auto-show.html