Mercedes Announces 2016 Model Updates, Pricing
With deliveries to dealerships arriving in August, Mercedes-Benz USA has announced pricing and product information for the 2016 GLC, G-Class, GLE (ML facelift), C450 AMG 4MATIC sedan, and GLE Coupe.
For MY16, the GL-Class includes 5 years of mbrace services as standard. Cinnabar Red metallic (151) is no longer a color option with Mercedes teasing a replacement, Cardinal Red, as an option for MY17.
GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC
Arriving in dealerships in November 2015, the all-new GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC (replacing the GLK) will have an MSRP of $38,950*(2WD) and $40,950* (4MATIC). Under the hood potential buyers will find a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine that generates 241hp and 273lb-ft of torque and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Inside the 2016 GLC riders will notice an increase of almost 5 inches in length and 2 inches in width providing a more spacious interior.
The G550 arrives at U.S. dealers in November. with an MSRP of $119,900. On its exterior, the vehicle features restyled bumpers, enlarged wheel arches, and larger standard 19″ 5-spoke wheels. Moving inside, potential buyers will see an It also updated instrument cluster and a brand-new, more fuel-efficient 4.0 V8 engine, rated at 416 hp (+34 hp) and 450 lb-ft (+59 lb-ft).
Priced at $139,900, the AMG G63 has seen its engine output increased to 563 hp (+27 hp) and maintains its powerful 560 lb-ft of torque since going on sale in 2012.
The new C450 AMG is riced at $50,800 and is set to arrive at U.S. dealers in September. The vehicle boasts a 3.0 liter biturbo V6 that has been uprated by AMG to produce 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels courtesy of the AMG Performance 4MATIC system, which has a torque split of 33% to the front and 67% to the rear amounting in a 0-60 time of just 4.8 seconds.
We called it sexy when it debuted earlier this year and now buyers will be able to purchase the all-new 2016 GLE Coupe starting in August. The GLE Coupe will be offered in two AMG models; the Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG ($65,100), as part of the new family of AMG Sport models, and the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S ($109,300).
For MY16, the SLK250 is replaced with the SLK300, which comes standard with the new 9-speed automatic transmission. A simplified packaging strategy (Base, Premium 1, Premium 2, Premium 3) is designed to reduce offering complexity. Additionally, in the SLK300/350, Blind Spot Monitor has become available outside of Driver Assistance Package for 2016 and paint color options have changed- in are Selenite Grey metallic (992) and Magno Shadow Grey (281) while Steel Grey (755) and Palladium Silver (792) are out.
The hardtop convertible has seen an increase in power, up 20 to 449hp for MY16. Selenite Grey metallic (992) becomes a color option for 2016 as Mercedes drops Omission of Steel Grey (755) and Palladium Silver (792).
The limited Mille Miglia Edition will consist of 400 units with special paint, upholstery and trim pieces.
Here’s when the entire MY 2016 product line will be in dealerships:
|Approx CY2015 on-sale date||MSRP*|
|C300d 4M (NEW)||Q1/2016||TBA|
|C350e (PIH/New)||Spring 2016||TBA|
|C450 AMG 4M (NEW)||September||$50,800|
|C63 AMG (rwd)||August||$64,700|
|C63 S AMG (rwd)||August||$72,700|
|E250 BlueTec||April 14, 2015||$52,650|
|E250 BlueTec 4M||April 14, 2015||$55,150|
|E350 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$53,100|
|E350 4M||April 14, 2015||$55,600|
|E400 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$63,100|
|E400 4M||April 14, 2015||$65,600|
|E63 4M S AMG||April 14, 2015||$101,700|
|E350 4M||April 14, 2015||$59,900|
|E63 S AMG 4M||April 14, 2015||$104,300|
|E400 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$54,200|
|E400 4MATIC||April 14, 2015||$56,700|
|E550 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$60,300|
|E400 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$62,250|
|E550 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$68,700|
|CLS63 S AMG 4M||July||$107,800|
Sedan / Maybach
|S63 AMG 4M||August||$143,250|
|S65 AMG (rwd)||August||$224,650|
|Mercedes-Maybach S600 (rwd)||April 14, 2015||$189,350|
|S63 AMG 4M||August||$163,150|
|S65 AMG (rwd)||August||$234,050|
|SL63 AMG (rwd)||July||$149,700|
|SLK||SLK300 (rwd) (NEW)||July||$47,000|
|SLK55 AMG (rwd)||July||$72,600|
|B||B-Class Electric Drive||October||TBA|
|CLA45 AMG 4M||October||TBA|
|smart||Coupe (Gasoline) (NEW)||September||TBA|
|Coupe (Electric)||early July (carryover MY15)||TBA|
|GLA45 AMG 4M||October||TBA|
|GLC||GLC300 (rwd) (NEW)||November||$38,950|
|GLC300 4M (NEW)||November||$40,950|
|GLE||GLE300d 4M (Diesel/NEW)||August||$52,500|
|GLE550e 4M (PIH/New)||September – ZEV States only||TBA|
|GLE350 4M (NEW)||August||$53,600|
|GLE350 (rwd) (NEW)||August||$51,100|
|GLE400 4M (NEW)||August||$64,600|
|GLE63 AMG 4M (NEW)||August||$99,950|
|GLE63 S AMG 4M (NEW)||August||$107,100|
|GLE450 AMG 4M (NEW)||August||$65,100|
|GLE63 S AMG 4M (NEW)||August||$109,300|
|G63 AMG (4×4)||November||$139,900|
|G65 AMG (4×4 / NEW)||November||$217,900|
|GL||GL350 4M BlueTec||August||$64,550|
|GL63 AMG 4M||August||$121,100|
|GT||AMG GT S (rwd / NEW)||April 14, 2015||$129,900|