Are you ready to be super-knowledgeable about the latest Mercedes-Benz models? Now you’ll be able to tell the ML from the GLE SUV and Coupe! The 2016s have arrived and I am excited to introduce you to them.
From the front: Count the grille slats. The 2015 ML350 has 3, the GLE350 has two and the GLE450 has one.
The noses have a slightly different profile. The headlights have changed from the 15 to the 16.
The steering wheel and infotainment screen are the obvious interior differences.
The 15 ML has a clear portion in the middle of the tail light and the 2016 has the clear portion at the bottom.
The coupe is pretty easy to pick out!
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We got a sneak peak at the Metris today! This new van will be arriving as both cargo and passenger vans this fall. I was able to drive it around a little bit and was impressed with the handling and maneuverability.
As you can see the Metris is about the same size as out GL-Class so it will fit in the garage and any parking space! This would be a great family hauler as well as a great cargo hauler. I can’t wait to start seeing them on the road!
It’s here! The updated mid-sized SUV, now known as the GLE, has arrived! Our first shipment has been unloaded with two more on the way. I’ll get it posed for some good side-by-side pictures soon but here is a quick first round. I love the new Cardinal Red paint!
“I mention this because when Evans was driving the M3, I simply walked away from him in the C63. I lost him four different times in my rearview mirror.”
“To put it in the very simplest of terms, Race mode works. Contrast this with the M3, where even if everything is flipped over to the most aggressive setting, it somehow doesn’t quite work. With the C63, Race mode turns the car from a big man in a fancy suit into a pissed-off pugilist with brass knuckles on each fist. Race mode just kind of solves everything.”
“I wish I had more room to tell you all how much better the AMG’s interior is than the other two.”
“The end of the story is that all four of us ranked the BMW in last place. The M3 is a fabulous sporting machine, but if you walk around a rifle range for years with a big target on your back, you eventually will get shot. “
For 2016, Selenite Grey has been made available on many models and Palladium Silver has been discontinued. I was trying to describe this color as the New Palladium but the more I looked at it, the less Palladium it looked. So, I pulled together all of my greys and here is what I came up with!
From Left to Right: Palladium Silver S550, Selenite Grey E350, Mountain Grey CLA250 and Steel Grey C300
I think Palladium is lighter and has more gold than Selenite.
If you compare the Steel C300 (closest) to the Mountain Grey CLA250, the Steel looks very blue and the Mountain looks a touch brown.
I think this is the best light/angle I captured to show the different colors.
I hope there is a color or paint expert out there that can tell me how to explain these! Until then it will remain light grey, medium grey and dark grey.
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“It’s one of the best-handling cars I’ve ever driven. Certainly the best in the big, powerful bruiser category. Completely hooked up, without understeer. The car comes right into a corner, but the tail doesn’t come around. It’s just beautifully balanced all the time.”
“This thing is basically just the greatest car there is,” Lieberman said. “Too hyperbolic? Well, it’s certainly not as well-mannered as the Turbo S. And that’s a good thing. Philosophically speaking, a little bit of attitude, a bit of misbehaving, that’s kind of what we all prefer, right?”
“If you want thrills and excitement and entertainment, the GT S is your car. It does everything the 911 does but with just enough hints of danger to get your blood pumping. “It’ll kill momentum, jink, stick, and rocket away from bends like a Le Mans racer,” Martinez said. “If the GT S is indicative of a new era in AMG history, all others had better watch out.”
“Are you still grinning like an idiot three days later? If yes, well, special. Is the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S a special car? I’ll save you the suspense. Double hell yes it is!”
“But you don’t buy the AMG GT S for the numbers. You buy it because it eats up a road like nobody’s business.”
“I’ll end this one by stating the obvious. I’m totally smitten with the Mercedes-AMG GT S. It’s special. It checks all the boxes. It’s beautiful, it’s luxurious, and it runs down canyon roads like an axe murder on a parkour course, devouring everything in its path.”