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New for 2017: Mercedes-Benz

New for 2017: Mercedes-Benz

By Christian Wardlaw, March 02, 2017

Mercedes-Benz 2017 Model Overview

Given the breadth and depth of its lineup, there are numerous changes to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz models.

The biggest news of the year is the introduction of a redesigned E-Class sedan and wagon. The company also expands the C-Class lineup with new coupe and convertible body styles, provides the SL-Class and SLC-Class sports cars with significant updates, and freshens up the CLA-Class and GLS-Class. A raft of new twin-turbocharged AMG 43 models arrives, too, across multiple model lines.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan front quarter left photoDetailed changes for each 2017 Mercedes-Benz car, SUV, and van model are shown on the pages that follow.



2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

  • Price reduced to $40,825 before tax credits and incentives
  • Revised equipment packaging
  • Electric Blue Interior package debuts
  • New color: Lunar Blue


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • Lineup expands to include coupe and convertible body styles
  • New AMG C43 models debut with twin-turbo V-6 engine, performance tuning
  • Reversing camera is now standard
  • Revised equipment packaging
  • Available Natural Grain Brown Ash wood trim
  • New colors: Brilliant Blue and Selenite Gray


2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

  • Minor exterior styling, wheel design, and interior trim updates
  • Standard 8-in. infotainment system screen, reversing camera, and forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Optional hands-free trunk access, LED headlights
  • New Sahara Beige/Black interior color combination
  • New Lunar Blue exterior paint color


2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

  • CLS400 model now has a 9-speed automatic transmission
  • New color: Selenite Gray Magno


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • Sedan and station wagon are completely redesigned
  • Coupe and convertible are carried over without changes
  • Sedan lineup includes E300 and AMG E43 (early 2017 arrival)
  • Wagon lineup includes E400 model with standard 4Matic all-wheel drive
  • Mercedes-Benz characterizes the E-Class models as the most advanced that it currently builds
  • Highlights include new Drive Pilot suite of semi-autonomous technologies, Car-to-X communication capability (early 2017), touch-control buttons on the steering wheel, evasive steering assist, Pre-Safe Sound and Pre-Safe Impulse Side safety systems, Near Field Communication smartphone charging, and more
  • Racy AMG E63 models coming for 2018


2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

  • New G550 4x4 hard-core off-roading model debuts
  • Standard smartphone integration for all versions
  • New Night, Designo Luxury, and Designo Mojave option packages
  • New AMG Performance Studio special-edition models


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

  • Standard remote engine starting capability
  • Available Android Auto smartphone-projection technology
  • Multimedia package gains 8-in. infotainment display screen
  • New Convenience and AMG Dinamica Interior option packages
  • Updated instrumentation
  • New color: Lunar Blue


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

  • GLC Coupe added to lineup, with rakish rear styling
  • AMG GLC43 debuts in standard and Coupe format
  • Standard wiring for Garmin navigation
  • Infotainment system now offered with touchpad control
  • LED headlights are now available
  • Revised Premium package contents
  • Saddle Brown leather color is now available
  • New color: Brilliant Blue


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

  • GLE450 becomes the AMG GLE43
  • AMG GLE43 receives a performance massage worthy of the badge
  • Standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi availability
  • Revised option package contents
  • New colors: Selenite Gray and Brilliant Blue


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

  • Large SUV previously known as the GL-Class
  • Updated exterior and interior design
  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Select (except AMG GLS63)
  • Standard air suspension
  • New interior and exterior color choices


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT

  • New, lower-priced GT model with slightly less power but same acceleration as existing GT S model
  • Black piano lacquer interior trim replaces black diamond trim
  • New AMG Aerodynamic package
  • Optional 10-kW onboard trickle charger
  • High-performance cup tires now available in conjunction with AMG Dynamic Plus package


2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris

  • New, low-priced Metris Worker model in cargo and passenger configuration


2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission for S550
  • Standard Magic Sky Control for panoramic sunroof
  • New 18-in. wheel design; new optional 20-in. wheel design for Maybach model
  • Brown floor mats included with beige/brown interior
  • New color: Emerald Green


2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

  • Refreshed for the 2017 model year
  • Revised styling with new hood, grille, LED headlights, standard AMG body styling, standard 19-in. wheels
  • Updated interior styling and materials
  • SL450 gains a more powerful V-6 engine
  • SL550, AMG SL63, and AMG SL65 continue
  • New 9-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Select for SL450 and SL550
  • Available Active Body Control suspension with curve-tilting function
  • Convertible vario-roof operates at speeds up to 25 mph, includes an automatic trunk separator function
  • Standard forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking
  • New colors: Brilliant Blue and Selenite Gray Magno


2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

  • Sports car formerly known as SLK-Class gets a new name
  • SLC300 and AMG SLC43 models are available
  • SLC300 has a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • AMG SLC43 has a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine
  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Select
  • Revised exterior styling and interior design
  • Convertible vario-roof operates at speeds up to 25 mph, includes an automatic trunk separator function
  • Rear quarter windows can now be independently raised with roof down to quiet cabin
  • Standard forward-collision warning system with automatic emergency braking
  • Optional adaptive LED headlights
  • Upgraded Comand infotainment system
  • New Saddle Brown and Platinum White interior colors


2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

  • Affordable Sprinter Worker lineup expands to include more van sizes and styles, including both cargo and passenger variants
  • Optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine now offered for Worker models

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