2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Release Date, Specs and News

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Release Date, Review, Specs – The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class comes as a replacement for the outgoing GLK-Class. It offers an excellent balance of comfort and performance, a fuel-sipping turbocharged engine, a generous interior passenger space, abundant safety equipment, and elegant exterior and interior design. Its date of release should be expected towards the end of March next year.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class exterior

For starters, the GLK-Class model was among the first compact luxury SUVs to hit the market. With it came a sophisticated handling and ride quality, and boasted of a strong performance, however, not everything was likable such as the cramped cabin space, elevated window noise, and a blocky exterior design, and that birthed the GLC-Class.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class front angle, grille and headlights

Although the GLC-Class seems faultless, it falls short in terms of cargo space relative to its competitors in its class. Otherwise, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class is set to be an appealing choice for buyers shopping in the compact crossover luxury SUV segment.

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

The fuel economy ratings have been improved with the new naturally-aspirated 3.5L V6 engine under its hood. This is the only option the giant German automaker has offered as of this writing, although there are speculations of additional powertrains.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class side angle, alloy wheels

The interior is quieter, solidly built, and elegant than its competition. It comes with high test-crash score reports and a feature galore that will keep you entertained while cruising around. Also, this is the only SUV in its class that offers an adjustable air suspension system that suits driving intentions and conditions by altering both ride height and firmness.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class side view, alloy wheels

As far as the rivalry in the segment goes, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class will still face the same competitors as its outgoing model but with a little less effort this time round. Although aging, the 2017 Audi Q5 is a formidable rival that offers many appealing amenities and a standard AWD system. Others include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Volvo XC60, the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 BMW X3.

Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

This five-passenger seater SUV is available in only two trims: GLC300, and GLC300 4Matic.

Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Both come standard with power-folding mirrors, LED daytime running lamps, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, an adaptive suspension damping, 18-inch alloy wheels, and all-season Michelin tires.

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

Inside, you’ll get the Mercedes COMAND interface, driver memory settings, a 10-way power driver seat, an eight-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a media player interface, a 40/20/40-split power-folding rear seats, adjustable driver settings, synthetic leather upholstery, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-inch infotainment display, dual-zone climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, and mbrace integration.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

The optional packages add black exterior accents, full-LED adaptive headlights, automatic high-beam headlight control, black wheels, painted calipers, cross drilled brakes, 19-inch wheels, and a navigation system, a keyless entry and ignition, an MB-Tex-wrapped dash, satellite radio, illuminated front door sills, an SD card reader, a cabin fragrance, a blind-spot monitor, a 115-V power outlet, 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, LED ambient lighting, voice controls, a sporty body styling.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class interior, leather seats

Standalone options available for the GLC trim includes a “designo” premium leather upholstery, a 14-speaker Burmester premium sound system, cruise control, a heated steering wheel, a rear-side window shades, an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, a trailer hitch, and a panoramic sunroof.

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

Price & 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class Date Of Release

We should expect to see the Mercedes-Benz GLC Class for 2017 this March, at least for U.S buyers. Once available, the GLC-Class SUV will cost you a base MSRP of $38,950.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 183.3 in
Width: 74.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 19 cu ft
Curb weight: 3,947 lbs
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 5,9 sec
MPG: 22/28 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cardinal Red Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, Polar White…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Engine Specifications – 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class

Both models are powered by the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine beneath their hoods. The power generated – 241 horsepower and 273 lbs. ft. of torque gets routed to the rear-wheel drive GLC300 and all-wheel drive GLC300 4Matic models via the nine-speed automatic transmission system.

EPA says you should look forward to 28/22/24 mpg on the highway/city/combined for the rear wheel drive model, and 28/21/24 mpg for the 4Matic.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class engine

According to Mercedes, a time of 7 seconds should be adequate to take you from 0-60 mph with the GLC300 model.

Safety features that will give you a piece of mind whilst inside the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class include antilock brakes, a driver inattention warning system, a forward collision warning system, trailer sway control, automatic braking, a driver knee airbag, front-seat side airbag, stability and traction control, and the contents of the embrace Secure telematics system.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Release Date & Info

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Release Date, Review – There have been over a year of speculations being rumored and it has finally been confirmed that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan vehicle going to be released. The initial showcasing is going to happen at the Detroit Auto Show where the new car is going to be exhibited to the general public for the first time. This is going to be the 10th-generation of the E-Class and the revamping of the lineup started in 2013 with the S-Class. Later on we got the C-Class release that came in 2014 as the updated started with a sporty exterior and brand new feature. The E-Class is going to showcase the same kind of elements that have been seen in the previous sedans.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan side view, alloy wheels, grille, headlights, silver

The newest E-Class is going to be restyled in the same manor the current S-Class was designed. The midsize vehicles are going to come with some unique features that are going to diversify it from other models in the lineup but Mercedes-Benz is planning on incorporating more of a cohesive appearance which the vehicle adopts this time. All in all, there are going to be less details that will differentiate the models from each other which only happened one time before and it was in the 80s.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan front view, red color, grille and headlights

Leaving styling aside, the technical side of the new E-Class adopts a completely new platform which adds a new interior with a completely gorgeous look to it. There is going to be a new lineup of powertrains added this year and are going to include a turbocharged four-cylinder and a brand-new four-pot diesel. Not all of the engines are going to be available in the US market and for more information about the specs and the date you will be able to read in the review below.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class exterior

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

The best way to describe the exterior look of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is as a larger C-Class model or a smaller S-Class car. So if you ignore the proportions you will notice that all of these vehicles have a similar or perhaps the same front fascia to their design. The swooping roofline, the character line and the muscular beltline are all the same with these models. But there are many things that differ it from the other class vehicles as well. Some of the details include the headlamps which include LED additions and are designed with e different cluster. The bumper is A-shaped and is something which is added to almost any model that comes out under the Mercedes-Benz name. But the greatest changes will come based on the trim level actually.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedanrear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Viewing the vehicle from the back, we notice that the designers in Mercedes-Benz aimed for a more cohesive design of their E-Class vehicles. It also poses some similarities with the aforementioned sedan classes above but does offer us some distinguishing patterns here. The roofline of the E-Class is almost as identical to the C and S classes with the exception of the C-pillars which are thicker here. The rear windscreen is positioned in a sportier angle and also add some longer doors to the back. The added character like is identical to the design with the other vehicles but this one is more subtle than seen in the other ones. The newest E-Class also has some larger dimensions than the preceding vehicles before it, so the length is increased to 193.8 inches and the wheelbase amounts to a total of 115.7 inches.

Interior

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan steering wheel, dashboard, lcd screen

The interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a similar interior as the S-Class, which is good news as this is generally the best kind of an interior setup one could get inside a tightly packed competitive market. The cabin has the same organic type of a design of the dashboard which adds an enormous touchscreen in the middle of it. There are four air vents at the sides and a wide center stack which adopts a very beautiful design. The instrument cluster is completely new though and the added elements make it a very useful vehicle now. On the base models you can get a two analogue dials and a seven-inch screen in between while higher trims get a 12.3-inch screen. The base trims also get an 8.4-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system while the in higher ones there is the 12.3-inch one used.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan leather seats, steering wheel, lcd screen

There is an innovation made to the steering wheel design which adds some function buttons atop of it. It can be used to detect horizontal and vertical swipes just like the screen of a smartphone or tablet and is used for the first time in this manner in a vehicle. The infotainment system is completely updated with new menus and functions which are assumed to be transferred to the S-Class when it receives its mid-cycle facelift. Much like in any new type of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, you will get the same Linguatronic voice control, energy-saving LEDs for interior lighting and Comand rotary dial as well and additionally second-generation Burmester sound system with 23 speakers are going to be integrated into the roof.

Engine

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the US market is only going to be released with one engine option. It will use a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-banger with the capability of amounting a production level of 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque in the E300. It combines with a 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and also is available with a all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system optionally.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan engine

European models of the E-Class are going to come with 2.0-liter four-pot will pump 184 horses and 221 pound-feet inside the base version of the car. The same engine is combined in a hybrid powertrain which adds an output of 79 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet of twist combined with the electric engine. The  2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel variant adds an output level of 195 horsepower and 295 pound-feet, and there is also going to be a 3.0-liter diesel  engine with 258 horses and 457 pound-feet of torque as well.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 5.2 in. (113.2 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 0.1 in. (192.1 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1 in. (73 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 12.9 ft³
Curb weight: 3979 lbs
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 5 sec
MPG: 23/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cardinal Red Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Dolomite Brown Metallic, Indigo Blue Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price and release date

The price rage for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan vehicles starts at $52,650  and the release date comes in the alter part of this year making them available for sale by 2017. Closest competitors are the 2017 Audi A6 and the 2017 BMW 5 Series, respectively.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date, News & Info

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date, Review, specs – Despite its questionable practicality and thirsty turbocharged engines, the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, notwithstanding its antiquated platform, remains an attractive choice for shoppers looking for a luxury SUV. This review will bring you up to speed with the latest news, exterior and interior designs, release date, engine specs, and G-Class’ MSRP window sticker, among other updates.

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

With its go-anywhere capability, strong turbocharged engines, luxurious and hush cabin, and an unmatched presence, the redesigned GL-Class is undoubtedly the only vehicle sold today that successfully spans the cultural chasm between Sunset Strip and Beirut.

G-Wagen – as it is popularly referred to by folks at Mercedes, is an icon of prosperity and has been used in six continents on a military deployment. It also boasts of several medals won from its participation in Dakar Rallies. Folks! This is a car that is uniquely resistant to rational analysis, and to say its versatile would be the wildest understatement.

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

Its antiquated underpinnings mean the G-Class is able to maneuver some of the most mundane conditions. These, combined with incongruously modern engineering and a bespoke cabin, result in a super-SUV that very few vehicles would dare pose a formidable competition. Not because they couldn’t but because they’d be making fools of themselves even to be referred as rivals to the G-Class.

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

And despite its decades-old architecture, many people still long for its release. It offers plenty of comfortable and upscale amenities that make driving it a memorable experience regardless of the distance traveled. However, you’d want to ask yourself very important questions before finally adopting one of your own GL-Class. These questions might be based on your priorities as a buyer or whether you could manage to live with its downsides such as abysmal fuel economy, unwieldy handling, ineffective cupholders and interior storage, and cramped front leg-room.

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

Whichever your decision is, the bottom line remains – the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the best vehicle you can have if you want to make a statement or if you have a strong hankering for it. Otherwise, the closest alternative that exists is the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport but not far behind it are the Lexus LX 570 and the 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Trims Available – Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Three trims are offered for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class: AMG G65, AMG G63, and the base G550.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class exterior & interior

G550’s list of standard accessories and features includes LED running lights, a rearview camera, 19” alloy wheels, an electrically adjustable suspension, adaptive cruise control, exhaust side-mounted exhaust outlets, rear and front parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor, automatic wipers, running LED lights, bi-xenon headlights, and power-folding heated mirrors.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class front angle, green color, headlights, alloy wheels

Interior wise, you get shoulder supports, automatic dual-zone climate control, a 115-V power outlet, driver memory settings, 10-way ventilated power front seats, leather upholstered seats, a navigation system, a 7-incg touchscreen screen, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, HD and satellite radio, CD and DVD player traffic reporting, voice commands, COMAND electronics, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-view audio system, and a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

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

The G63 upgrades you with an AMG-tuned suspension, an automatic stop-start function, upgraded leather upholstery, 20” wheels, sport exhaust, performance brakes, a sport steering wheel, and an AMG-specific styling elements.

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

Finally, the G65 model gets you unique styling flourishes, door upholstery, diamond-stitched seats, 21-inch wheels, and a turbocharged V12 engine.

2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Engine Specification

Three engines are offered for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2017. The first one is a 416 hp and 450 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 4.0L twin-turbo V8 should be expected. The output is then forwarded to the full-time AWD system via the seven-speed automatic transmission system.

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Secondly, Mercedes has offered a 536 horsepower and 561 lbs. ft. of torque – pumping 5.5L V8 engine under the hood of the AMG G63 hood. With it, you should expect to get past 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds – an impressive figure considering its massive weight.

2017 Mercedes–Benz G-Class engine

Finally, the AMG G65 offers more bravado with its eye-popping 621 hp and 738 lbs. ft. of torque – generating engine. The engine displacement and other specs pertaining this engine are still under wraps as of this writing but we expect more details soon. EPA says you should expected 11/13/12 mpg in the city/highway/combined with this powerplant.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 187.6 in
Width: 76.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 40,3 cu. ft.
Curb weight: 5820 lbs
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 5,8 sec
MPG: 13/15 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Agate Green, Almandine Black Metallic, Black, Capri Blue Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Indium Grey Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 7000 lbs

Price & 2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Release Date

A base MSRP of $119,900 should get you the G-Class SUV, $139,900 the G-Class AMG G63, and $217,900 for the G-Class AMG G65. Its release date is still speculative as it is still too early to be conclusive, however, February 2017 is what many online sources quote.

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

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