Mercedes-Benz Announces 2016 model year pricing and product updates

The unprecedented product offensive continues with a host of exciting new models

Mercedes-Benz USA today announced pricing and model year changes for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz product portfolio. The company continues to expand its highly desirable model range this year with the addition of the awe-inspiring new Mercedes-AMG GT S, the ultra-exclusive Mercedes-Maybach S600, the sporty and versatile GLE, the sleek and stylish new GLE Coupe and the highly anticipated new GLC that will succeed the popular GLK when it arrives in U.S. showrooms in late November. In addition, smart will also welcome a redesigned smart fortwo that will launch in the U.S. market in September.

Pricing for each model is shown below, followed by comprehensive model year change details that are listed by specific model or technology functionality.

  Approx CY2015 on-sale date unless otherwise noted  MSRP*

C Sedan

C300d 4MATIC (NEW)

February 2016

TBA

C300

August

$38,950

C300-4M

August

$40,950

C350e (Plug-In-Hybrid)(NEW)

September – ZEV states only

TBA

C450-4M Sport AMG (NEW)

September

TBA

C63 AMG

August

$64,700

C63 S AMG

August

$72,700

 

E Sedan

E250 BlueTec

April 14, 2015

$52,650

E250 BlueTec 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

$55,150

E350

April 14, 2015

$53,100

E350 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

$55,600

E400

April 14, 2015

$63,100

E400 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

$65,600

E63 4MATIC S AMG

April 14, 2015

$101,700 

 

E Wagon

E350 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

 $59,900

E63 4MATIC S AMG

April 14, 2015

$104,300

 

E Coupe

E400

April 14, 2015

$54,200

E400 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

$56,700

E550

April 14, 2015

$60,300

 

E Cab

E400

April 14, 2015

 $62,250

E550

April 14, 2015

 $68,700

 

CLS

CLS400

mid-July

$66,900

CLS400 4MATIC

mid-July

$69,400

CLS550

mid-July

$74,100

CLS550 4MATIC

mid-July

$76,600

CLS63 4MATIC S AMG

mid-July

$107,800

 

S Sedan / Maybach

S550e (Plug-In-Hybrid)(NEW)

early August – Calif only until early August, then ZEV-state only

$95,650

S550

early August

$95,650

S550 4MATIC

early August

$98,650

S600

early August

$169,050

S63 4MATIC AMG

early August

$143,250

S65 AMG

early August

$224,650

Mercedes-Maybach S600 (NEW)

April 14, 2015

 $189,350

 

S Coupe

S550 4MATIC

early August

$121,550

S63 4MATIC AMG

early August

$163,150

S65 AMG

early August

$234,050

       

SL

SL400

mid-July

$85,050

SL550

mid-July

$108,050

SL63 AMG

mid-July

$149,700

SL65

mid-July

$217,550

 

SLK

SLK300 (NEW)

mid-July

$47,000

SLK350

mid-July

$59,200

SLK55 AMG

mid-July

$72,600

 
B B250e mid-October TBA
 

CLA

CLA250

mid-October

TBA

CLA250 4MATIC

mid-October

TBA

CLA45 4MATIC AMG

mid-October

TBA

 

smart

Coupe (Gasoline) (NEW)

September

TBA 

Coupe (Electric)

early July (carryover MY15)

TBA

 

GLA

GLA250

mid-October

TBA

GLA250 4MATIC

mid-October

TBA

GLA45 4MATIC AMG

mid-October

TBA

 

GLC

GLC300 (NEW)

mid-November

TBA

GLC300 4MATIC (NEW)

mid-November

TBA

 

GLE

GLE300d-4M (NEW)

early August

$52,500

GLE550e-4M (Plug-In-Hybrid) (NEW)

early September – ZEV States only

TBA

GLE350-4M (NEW)

early August

$53,600

GLE350 (NEW)

early August

$51,100

GLE400-4M (NEW)

early August

$64,600

GLE63 AMG (NEW)

early August

$99,950

GLE63 S AMG (NEW)

early August

$107,100

 

GLE Coupe

GLE450-4M (NEW)

early August

TBA

GLE63 S AMG (NEW)

early August

TBA

 

G

G550

mid-October

TBA

G63 AMG

mid-October

TBA

G65 AMG (NEW)

mid-October

TBA

 

GL

GL350-4M BlueTec

early August

$64,550

GL450-4M

early August

$66,200

GL550-4M

early August

$91,300

GL63 AMG

early August

$121,100

 
GT AMG GT S (NEW) April 14, 2015  $129,900

Below is a short summary of what's new for Model Year 2016 for Mercedes-Benz USA.

B-Class Electric Drive
Details about the the 2016 B-Class Electric Drive will be communicated closer to the launch date.

CLA
The 2016 CLA will feature a number of new options as well as a limited special edition.

  • Limited Edition 'Edition: Orange' – 750 units nationwide, available for CLA250 and CLA250 4MATIC models.
  • Standard DYNAMIC SELECT (formerly known as Agility Select in the MY15 C-Class)
  • Introduction of Night Package 
  • New option 'Selective Damping System'
  • 'Welcome Light Show' for optional Ambient Lighting
  • New contrast stitching color for black and grey MB Tex upholstery

C-Class
The MY16 C-Class Sedan will see the introduction of three new variants (C450 AMG Sport – replacing the C400 4MATIC; C350e Plug-In Hybrid; C300d 4MATIC), several new options, and an adjusted packaging structure.

C300/C300 4MATIC

  • New Premium 1 Package (SIRIUS Satellite Radio, KEYLESS-GO, Blind-Spot Assist);
    newly introduced Premium 2 Package (Heated Seats, Burmester Premium Sound System, LED Headlights)
  • Introduction of Parking Assist Package with Surround View Camera
  • Introduction of Night Package 
  • Addition of designo Cardinal Red interior
  • New Optional Heated Steering Wheel
  • Luxury Package:
    - Rim (R08) painted silver instead of dark grey
    - visible exhaust pipes replaced by chrome 'wing' design

C350e (Plug-In-Hybrid)

  • Introduction in ZEV-states only
  • Standard AIRMATIC Suspension and 18" Wheels (22R)                  
  • All other equipment based on C300 (exception: Sport Package not available)

C300d 4MATIC

  • Further information provided closer to launch

AMG C63 and C63 S sedan

  • New designo interiors will be available

E-Class Sedan/Wagon
The 2016 E-Class Sedan and Wagon will include a number of new options including the introduction of an all-new headunit (NTG5*1).

  • Introduction of Night Package    
  • Sedans: AMG non-S Model sedan has been deleted (wagon never had a non-S model in the USA)
  • See below for cross-carline and connected car services changes impacting the E-Class

E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet
The 2016 E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet includes a simplified packaging structure and a new headunit.

  • New, streamlined option packages
  • Code 792 Palladium Silver metallic paint replaced by 992 Selenite Grey metallic
  • Code 321 Sport Package now includes AMG Bodystyling on the E400 models
  • Introduction of Night Package    
  • See below for cross-carline and connected car service changes impacting the E-Class

CLS-Class
The 2016 CLS550 4MATIC receives the 9-speed transmission made available for MY15 CLS550 RWD

  • New 9-speed automatic transmission now standard on CLS550 4MATIC, (in addition to CLS550 2WD)
  • Code 792 Palladium Silver metallic paint is replaced by new paint Code 992 Selenite Grey
  • Introduction of Night Package    
  • See below for cross-carline and connected car services changes impacting the CLS-Class

S-Class Sedan
The 2016 S-Class is the first model with Speed Limit Assist as well as Near Field Communication (NFC). A Plug-In Hybrid variant will also be offered.

  • New model: S550e, our first Plug-In Hybrid model, available in California as of late Spring 2015 and in ZEV states by Fall 2015
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) added as standard equipment
  • Driver Assistance Package now includes Speed Limit Assist
  • Code 792 Palladium Silver metallic paint deleted. (Available on Maybach S600 until June production)
  • New paint code 992 Selenite Grey metallic and code 989 Emerald Green metallic available starting with October production

S-Class Coupe
The S-Class Coupe will include Speed Limit Assist as well as a designo upholstery and Swarovski Crystal Headlamps.

  • Driver Assistance Package now includes 513 Speed Limit Assist
  • Code 792 Palladium Silver metallic paint replaced by new paint code 992 Selenite Grey metallic available starting with October production
  • New upholstery designo Bengal Red/Black is now available on S550 (code 977) and AMG S63 (code 567), already offered on AMG S65
  • Swarovski Crystal Headlamps available as an option on S550 and AMG S63 (code 5U5)

GLA
The 2016 GLA includes a number of new options as well as added standard equipment.

  • New Infotainment Generation (NTG5) with upgraded standard features:
    - Media Interface
    - Pre-wiring for Garmin® Map Pilot
    - 7" display (upgraded from 5.8")
  • Otherwise upgraded Standard Equipment:
    - KEYLESS-START
    - Dual-Zone Climate Control (581)
    - DYNAMIC SELECT
    - seat cushion length adjustment
  • KEYLESS-GO becomes part of the Premium Package (also remains stand-alone option)
  • New Option Multi-color Ambient Lighting (877) – part of Interior Package and stand-alone option
  • Grey leather (808) replaced by two-tone beige/black leather interior (855)
  • Introduction of Night Package (only i.c.w. Sport Package 321)
  • Introduction of Kryptonite Green metallic (175), replacing Universe Blue
  • 180 degree view functionality for Rear View Camera
  • Power Passenger Seat available as stand-alone option

GLC
The 2016 GLC is completely redesigned, replacing the current generation GLK. We will see a number of new options as well as added standard equipment, moving the GLC to the top of its segment. Additional details will be communicated following the World Premiere in mid-June 2015.

GLE
This year Mercedes-Benz introduces a simplified nomenclature strategy to further differentiate the growing SUV portfolio and make it easier for customers to understand how the models are related in our product range. The ML-Class officially becomes the GLE SUV. This thoroughly revised SUV becomes even more appealing with newly designed headlamps, front fenders, front and rear bumpers, full LED tail lamps as well as a redesigned cockpit. This new design includes increased standard equipment while  maintaining the high level of quality and safety systems expected in this premium SUV.

GLE300d, GLE350, GLE350 4MATIC, GLE400 4MATIC, GLE550e 4MATIC, GLE63, GLE63 S

  • High levels of active and passive safety systems including: Collision Prevention Assist Plus, PRE-SAFE PLUS with rear-end collision prevention, and Crosswind Stabilization
  • New interior color and trim options
  • Introduction of designo Cardinal Red metallic
  • New Wheel designs offering 18"-21"options
  • New headunit generation with larger display
  • Introduction of the high-performance Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S 4MATIC

GLE Coupe
The all-new GLE Coupe blends the heritage of classic coupes with the ruggedness of SUVs, merging a sporty and dynamic driving experience with an emotional, eye-catching design.

GLE450 AMG Sport Coupe

  • Introduces the first of the all-new AMG Sport models
    • 3.0-Liter biturbo V-6 producing 362 hp & 384 lb-ft of torque
  • Sporty and aggressive stance
  • Standard Equipment:
    • 21" wheels with optional 22" wheels
    • Standard AIRMATIC Suspension
    • 9-speed transmission
    • AMG Performance 4MATIC
    • New headunit generation with larger display
    • LED Intelligent Light System
    • Rearview Camera

GL-Class
For MY16, the GL-Class includes 5 years of mbrace services as standard. Please also note the deletion of 151 - Cinnabar Red metallic (MY17 designo Cardinal Red will be introduced).

G-Class
The 2016 G-Class includes the introduction of the new Mercedes-AMG G65. It will also include a number of new options as well as added standard equipment.

SLK
For MY16, the SLK250 is replaced with a more powerful SLK300, coming standard with the new 9-speed automatic transmission. A simplified packaging strategy (Base, Premium 1, Premium 2, Premium 3) will reduce offering complexity.

SLK300/350

  • SLK300 replacing SLK250 - standard 9G-TRONIC
  • Blind Spot Monitor becomes available outside of Driver Assistance Package
  • Omission of Steel Grey (755) and Palladium Silver (792);
    Addition of Selenite Grey metallic (992) and Magno Shadow Grey (281)

SLK55 AMG

  • P18pkg - AMG Carbon Styling Package is available for 2016 Model Year

SL

SL550

  • Increase in power from 429hp to 449hp
  • Mille Miglia Edition – 400 units with special paint, upholstery and trim pieces

All models

  • Omission of Steel Grey (755) and Palladium Silver (792)
  • Addition of Selenite Grey metallic (992)

Cross-Carline Equipment
Various changes and additions affecting all or most models include:

  • Elimination of 049vgc Media Interface cables for all models (except SL/SLK/G)
    • Customer can now use their own USB cable
  • Change from AGILITY SELECT to DYNAMIC SELECT for all MY16s (various features depending on model series)
  • NTG5*1 Headunit rollout to GLA/GLC/GLE/GLE Coupe/E
  • Introduction of HD Voice for compatible mobile devices
  • Ability to De-activate Touchpad through Headunit Menu

Connected Car Services (mbrace® and SiriusXM)

  • Five years of 'mbrace Connect' connected car standard services (included in MSRP of every MY16) - including those retailed prior to the official launch in mid-July
    • A marketing campaign will occur over the summer to inform customers and migrate pre-launch vehicles.
  • New Remote Start function as part of 'mbrace Connect' on compatible model lines, including C, CLA, GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS and S/Maybach
  • Three customer-pay upgrade options — each with a complimentary trial period—called 'mbrace Secure,' 'mbrace Concierge,' and 'mbrace Entertain'
  • The retail activation process for all mbrace services via ESA or iPad Delivery App remains unchanged and will be essential for the customer to receive service, including 'mbrace Connect'
  • Credit card will not be required to activate the 'mbrace Connect' standard services, but remains a requirement to receive trials for the optional packages
  • Detailed information about the new mbrace offerings and pricing will be issued closer to launch
  • SiriusXM Traffic & Weather data services will now be included in MSRP of COMAND-equipped vehicles for five years (previously three years).

* excluding MY2016 $925 destination/delivery charge

 

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