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Topic: Future Models
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Coming to the US!

A-Class Sedan

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class made its debut recently and was extensively covered by the automotive press. Normally this hatchback doesn’t get any attention in the Untied States because it has never been sold here. However, this time is a little different.

No, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback is not coming to the US. However, the framework and technology will be translated to a more US-friendly sedan styled vehicle that we are expecting to be for sale by the end of calendar year 2018! The Concept A Sedan is featured in the Future Vehicle section of MBUSA and should give you a pretty good idea of what the A-sedan might look like.

Later on this A-Class architecture will be the basis for the next generation CLA and GLA-Class vehicles so we are getting a sneak peek into those models as well.

There are also a lot of great reviews of the A-Class hatchback that might help you understand the underpinnings of this new model.

Car and Driver – “When it comes to the user interface, infotainment, and telematics, the next A-class will be more advanced than the S-class. Or pretty much any other car in the market, for that matter.”

AutoWeek – “The launch of the A-Class sedan will be a pretty significant step for Mercedes-Benz in the States; it’s the first true sub-C-Class sedan model offered here (we’re not counting the near-fastback CLA), which should present a tempting option for those who do not want to stretch their budgets to the now-opulent C-Class but still want a small four-door sedan with a three-pointed star.”

Jalopnik – “The new A-Class is also apparently very safe: each piece of its body is made of high-strength materials and has a very rigid passenger cell, kind of like how Smarts are made.”

I do not have any details yet on this model for the US but we have already started an order list!

2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Sedan – E-Class with a V6

E300 safety

The redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been heralded as the most technologically advanced vehicles available! New safety features, steering wheel touchpads, Car to X communication and more! The redesign made it more spacious than the previous generation. The interior is beautiful, with a very quiet cabin and high end surfaces. If there was one fault with the car it was the limited engine choices.

The 4-cylinder engine in the E300 is fantastic. It is plenty of power for daily driving and the 9-speed transmission gives it great acceleration. It is smooth, quiet and has excellent fuel economy! I have been on many, many test drives when people did not realize that that the E300 was a 4-cylinder at all. However, it is sometimes hard to convince a V6 driver that the 4-cylinder will be adequate.

The Mercedes-AMG E43 is also a great choice. The AMG-enhanced V6 delivers more power and a more aggressive feel. It has a sporty ride with amazing handling characteristics. For a client looking for a powerful and sporty E-Class this is a good option. However, it is aimed more at performance than luxury. We lacked a middle ground – more power, less sport.

Well, for 2018 Mercedes-Benz USA is correcting this issue! The 2018 E400 4matic sedan will be arriving in the 4th quarter of 2017! Here is what I know:

  • Starts at $58,900
  • Unique standard 18” wheel design
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive is standard
  • 3.0 liter biturbo V6 engine delivers
  • 329hp and 354 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC Transmission
  • Positioned between the E300 and the AMG E43

Our first 2018 E400 sedans are currently in production and should arrive in the US soon. There are still productions slots available for customization that will be ready before the end of the year. So, if you have been holding off on the E-Class, now would be a great time to take another look!

Future Mercedes-Benz Vehicles

The Future Vehicles section at MBUSA.com is currently full of awesome new things! See what’s on the horizon!

Future Vehicles

2017 Model Year Arrivals!

S550 Cabriolet Atlanta

Quite a few of our 2017 models have arrived but there are still a few we are waiting for.

The first 2017 SLC and SL models with refreshed exteriors are here. I will try to get some side-by-side pictures soon!

Several of the SUV models have revised package structures for 2017. The vehicles themselves are the same but packages were renamed.

The C-coupe, S-Cabriolet and GLE43 are all doing quite well!

We are still waiting for the GLC-coupe, redesigned E-Wagon and the 17 C-Class and S-Class vehicles. Coming soon!

Mercedes-Benz at the 2016 Atlanta Auto Show!

I went, I saw, I was impressed!

Model Year 2017 is on the Way!

Future Models

Model year 2017 is going to be a great one! If you haven’t been cruising the Future Models Page at MBUSA.com get over there and start planning! The S-Class Cabriolet is sure to have a wait list, the C-Class coupe is a knockout and the new GLS-Class is going to get me a million GL-Class trade-ins! Order early!

Self Driving Mercedes-Benz? Almost!

I am often asked when we will have “self-driving cars.” I say that we do! A Mercedes-Benz equipped with the Driver Assistance Package has just about all it needs to drive by itself. Yes, it still requires a little input from you but it can handle the hard stuff!

When I started with Mercedes-Benz in 2003 Distronic was a $3000 option that only worked at highway speed and could only keep you a set distance behind the car in front of you. Today the Driver Assistance Package costs just about the same and has a suite of features that sound like the future! Radar Adaptive cruise control that works to a complete stop, Steering Assist, Autonomous braking with Collision Prevention Assist and Cross Traffic Detection, and on and on!

F 015 Luxury in Motion from Mercedes-Benz

I have had a few questions about this vehicle recently. It is currently a concept car and is not scheduled to be produced. The concepts and technologies are being tested and shown as a demonstration of what could be…down the line. It looks like the future is a little early!

Model Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz New Nomenclature

Mercedes Nomenclature

Does this help?

For Model Year 2016 Mercedes-Benz is renaming/reorganizing some of our models. If you think of the C/E/S as the building blocks and then the GL as a prefix for SUVs, SL as a prefix for roadsters and CL as a prefix for coupes, I think it makes sense!

My chart isn’t perfect. I left out the S-Coupe and E-Coupe that are staying the same. Also, the B-Class is a strange case and doesn’t fit here. It is a work in progress! We’ll get it eventually.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

Next year Mercedes-Benz will be introducing the GLE-Class Coupe. What’s that, you say? Well, the GLE name means that it is the midsize SUV, currently known as the M-Class, and the coupe designation is like the 4-door coupe styling in the CLS-Class and the CLA-Class.

All of the details are now in the Future Vehicles Section at MBUSA.com. It is scheduled to arrive in the US in August of 2015.

  • 362-hp biturbo V6 engine
  • 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive
  • DYNAMIC SELECT multimode drive program
  • Intuitive head unit with 8-inch display screen
  • COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST with autonomous braking
  • Available DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • Touchpad and safety equipment upgrades
  • Standard 21-inch wheels; optional 22-inch wheels
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