Mercedes-Benz Announces Additional 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 product information for the GLC, G-Class, GLE (ML facelift), C450 AMG 4MATIC sedan, and GLE Coupe. This follows the 2016 Mercedes-Benz pricing and model year changes already announced in mid-June 2015.

Arriving in dealerships in November 2015, the all-new GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC represent a compelling new entry in a thriving SUV segment. With a starting MSRP of $38,950*(2WD) and $40,950* (4MATIC) respectively, the all-new GLC features a powerful 2.0 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine that generates 241hp and 273lb-ft of torque and a new 9-speed automatic transmission. The versatile GLC offers distinctive new styling, advanced safety systems and a luxurious interior that is substantially more spacious for front and rear occupants alike with an increase of almost 5 inches in length and 2 inches in width.

The venerable G-Class family is further enhanced for MY2016 and arrives at U.S. dealers in November. The G550 is priced at $119,900* and features restyled bumpers, enlarged wheel arches, and larger standard 19" 5-spoke wheels. It also features an updated instrument cluster and a brand-new and more fuel-efficient 4.0 V8 engine, derived from the AMG GT S and AMG C63 and rated at 416 hp (+34 hp) and 450 lb-ft (+59 lb-ft). The AMG G63 currently accounts for over half of all G-Class sales in the USA. Priced at $139,900,* its engine output is increased to 563 hp (+27 hp) and maintains its powerful 560 lb-ft of torque since going on sale in Fall 2012. The AMG G65 is added to the U.S. portfolio after being available to discerning customers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East since 2012. Priced at $217,900,* it joins the SL65 and the S65 sedan and coupe in an exclusive price range and features a powerful 12-cylinder biturbo engine with 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque.

Mercedes-AMG Performance models with the one man, one engine philosophy of hand-built engines such as the GT S and C63 will continue to represent the pinnacle of driving performance, whereas the Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport models will provide an all-new entry into the world of AMG and a wider array of customers. AMG Sport models are designed and engineered by AMG to deliver impressive performance at a great value, and the new C450 AMG is a powerhouse of true AMG engineering and technology designed to expand the brand's reach to  a new group of AMG customers. Priced at $50,800,* this new AMG model arrives at U.S. dealers in September boasts a 3.0 liter biturbo V6 that has been uprated by AMG to produce 362 hp and a stout 384 lb-ft of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels courtesy of the AMG Performance 4MATIC system.

The AMG exclusive 4MATIC system has a torque split of 33% to the front and 67% to the rear. This rear-biased torque split is geared to sporty driving and provides outstanding driving fun and dynamic handling. The overall result is crisp acceleration and handling with a 0-60 time of only 4.8 seconds. The AMG influence is not just limited to the drivetrain, and also includes such enhancements as: AMG Adaptive 3-Stage Suspension, larger brakes with 4-pistion front calipers, AMG specific interior and exterior styling, upgraded Dynamic Select profiles, AMG engineered steering profile, axle hardware, and a tuned exhaust system that produces the signature AMG exhaust note.

The all-new 2016 GLE Coupe represents a particularly sporty new model range that combines the beautiful styling of a coupe and the utility of an SUV. Arriving at U.S. dealers in August, the GLE Coupe will be offered in two AMG models; the Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG, as part of the new family of AMG Sport models, and the Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S.

The GLE450 AMG Coupe utilizes the same 3.0 liter biturbo V6 as the C450 AMG sedan, producing 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque delivered via the AMG Performance 4MATIC system. In this case, the GLE450 AMG Coupe offers a 40:60 torque split front/rear. Priced at $65,100,* it also has an impressive list of standard features, including 21" AMG wheels, AIRMATIC suspension, COMAND System with Navigation and Touchpad, a brand new 9-speed automatic transmission, LED Intelligent Light System, DYNAMIC Select with 5 driving programs, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, Power Folding Mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Power Front Seats, and much more.

The AMG GLE63 S Coupe features the performance of a hand-built AMG 5.5L V8 biturbo engine with 577 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. The exterior of the GLE63 S Coupe features standard equipment such as distinctive 22" AMG cross-spoke wheels, AMG sculpted front air intakes and a unique rear treatment with 4 exhaust tips. Running boards are available as a no-cost option. On the interior, AMG Exclusive Nappa Leather and a DINAMICA headliner further differentiate the cabin experience. Three interior colors and a wide range of trim options are available to suit individual preferences. Priced at $109,300,* the AMG GLE63 S Coupe is a step above high levels of standard equipment already available in the GLE450 AMG Coupe, and also adds the awe-inspiring  performance, and craftsmanship of a hand-built engine.

Pricing for each vehicle for the 2016 model year is shown below, including the additions of GLC, G-Class, GLE (ML facelift), C450 AMG 4MATIC sedan, and GLE Coupe. In addition, a comprehensive model year change document follows that outlines specific model updates or technology functionality enhancements.

Approximate CY2015 on-sale date unless otherwise noted MSRP*

C
Sedan

C300d 4M (NEW)

Q1/2016

TBA

C300 (rwd)

August

$38,950

C300 4M

August

$40,950

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

E
Sedan

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 

E
Wagon

E350 4M

April 14, 2015

 $59,900

E63  S AMG 4M

April 14, 2015

$104,300

E
Coupe

E400 (rwd)

April 14, 2015

$54,200

E400 4MATIC

April 14, 2015

$56,700

E550 (rwd)

April 14, 2015

$60,300

E
Cab

E400 (rwd)

April 14, 2015

 $62,250

E550 (rwd)

April 14, 2015

 $68,700

CLS

CLS400 (rwd)

July

$66,900

CLS400 4M

July

$69,400

CLS550 (rwd)

July

$74,100

CLS550 4M

July

$76,600

CLS63 S AMG 4M

July

$107,800

S
Sedan / Maybach

S550e (PIH/New)

September

$95,650

S550 (rwd)

August

$95,650

S550 4M

August

$98,650

S600 (rwd)

August

$169,050

S63 AMG 4M

August

$143,250

S65 AMG (rwd)

August

$224,650

Mercedes-Maybach S600 (rwd)

April 14, 2015

 $189,350

S
Coupe

S550 4M

August

$121,550

S63 AMG 4M

August

$163,150

S65 AMG (rwd)

August

$234,050

SL

SL400 (rwd)

July

$85,050

SL550 (rwd)

July

$108,050

SL63 AMG (rwd)

July

$149,700

SL65 (rwd)

July

$217,550

SLK

SLK300 (rwd) (NEW)

July

$47,000

SLK350 (rwd)

July

$59,200

SLK55 AMG (rwd)

July

$72,600

B

B-Class Electric Drive

October

TBA

CLA

CLA250 (fwd)

October

TBA

CLA250 4M

October

TBA

CLA45 AMG 4M

October

TBA

smart

Coupe (Gasoline) (NEW)

September

TBA 

 

 

 

Coupe (Electric)

early July (carryover MY15)

TBA

GLA

GLA250 (fwd)

October

TBA

GLA250 4M

October

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

GLE
Coupe

GLE450 AMG 4M (NEW)

August

$65,100

GLE63 S AMG 4M (NEW)

August

$109,300

G

G550 (4x4)

November

$119,900

G63 AMG (4x4)

November

$139,900

G65 AMG (4x4 / NEW)

November

$217,900

GL

GL350 4M BlueTec

August

$64,550

GL450 4M

August

$66,200

GL550 4M

August

$91,300

GL63 AMG 4M

August

$121,100

GT

AMG GT S (rwd / 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 (updated)

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

The CLA45 AMG model also receives upgrades for model year 2016. New specifications include revised transmission gear ratios, more horsepower (+20hp = 375hp @ 6,000rpm), more torque (+18 lb-ft = 350lb-ft @ 2,250-5,000rpm), and a faster 0-60mph:

  • CLA45: -0.3sec = 4.1sec 0-60mph

New Standard Equipment includes:

  • - New DYNAMIC SELECT System replaces E/S/M button
  • - New Rotary Knob & 'M' button for Manual Mode
  • - New 'RACE' mode with all-new P71pkg Dynamic Plus Package
  • - New Infotainment Generation (NTG5) with the following standard upgrades:
  • - Media interface -- Pre-Wiring for Garmin Map Pilot -- 7" display
  • - Dual Zone Climate Control standard (581)
  • - KEYLESS-START standard
  • - New 'TURBO 4MATIC' Side Fender Badge

Package Changes include:

  • - P71pkg - AMG Dynamic Plus Package – New
  • - Limited Slip Front Differential, AMG Adaptive Suspension, 'RACE' Mode, 167mph Top Speed
  • & Performance Steering Wheel
  • - P25pkg - AMG Driver's Package – Discontinued
  • - P97pkg – AMG Performance Studio Package - Discontinued on GLA45 but stays on CLA45

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. 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
  • 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 (updated)
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

The GLA45 AMG model also receives upgrades for model year 2016. New specifications include revised transmission gear ratios, more horsepower (+20hp = 375hp @ 6,000rpm), more torque (+18lb-ft = 350lb-ft @ 2,250-5,000rpm), and a faster 0-60mph:

  • GLA45: -0.5sec = 4.3sec 0-60mph

New Standard Equipment includes:

  • - New DYNAMIC SELECT System replaces E/S/M button
  • - New Rotary Knob & 'M' button for Manual Mode
  • - New 'RACE' mode with all-new P71pkg Dynamic Plus Package
  • - New Infotainment Generation (NTG5) with the following standard upgrades:
  • - Media interface -- Pre-Wiring for Garmin Map Pilot -- 7" display
  • - Dual Zone Climate Control standard (581)
  • - KEYLESS-START standard
  • - New 'TURBO 4MATIC' Side Fender Badge

Package Changes include:

  • - P71pkg - AMG Dynamic Plus Package – New
  • - Limited Slip Front Differential, AMG Adaptive Suspension, 'RACE' Mode, 167mph Top Speed
  • & Performance Steering Wheel
  • - P25pkg - AMG Driver's Package – Discontinued
  • - P97pkg – AMG Performance Studio Package - Discontinued on GLA45 but stays on CLA45

GLC
The 2016 GLC is completely redesigned, replacing the current generation GLK, with a number of new options as well as additional standard equipment and refinements that will establish a new benchmark in its segment. The new model is substantially more spacious for front and rear occupants alike. The increase in the GLC's length in comparison to the GLK has been translated effectively into useful interior space. Almost all key comfort factors have been improved in the new GLC, and the model change also brings a marked upgrade for the interior. A modern setting prevails, which is reminiscent of the new standard set by the new C-Class and the larger GLE. In the United States, the GLC300 and GLC300 4MATIC will be powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4 cylinder engine. The preliminary data shows that this fuel efficient powerplant will produce 241 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque @ 1,300-4,000 rpm. The new GLC features the AGILITY CONTROL suspension with steel springs and a variable damping system as standard. The GLC is the sole model in this market segment to offer the option of fitting the chassis with a full-support multi-chamber air suspension system and electronically controlled, continuously adjustable damping. The AIR BODY CONTROL suspension combines excellent driving stability and sporty agility with optimum comfort and outstanding off-road capabilities.

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 (updated)
The 2016 G-Class includes the introduction of the new Mercedes-AMG G65. It will also include a number of new options and added standard equipment for existing models. G550 receives the latest V8 with more power and more fuel efficiency, refreshed bumpers and wheel arch designs, a new instrument cluster and 19" wheels. Mercedes-AMG G63 receives more horsepower, and is now at the middle positioning point.

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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