September 2017 News
The first versions of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class are now on sale, with the luxury saloon now sold exclusively in AMG Line trim. Power comes from a new 3.0-litre straight-six diesel engine that develops 282bhp and is mated to a ninespeed automatic transmission. Prices start at £72,705 for the standard car, with £75,505 buying you the long wheelbase edition. More powerful 335bhp S 400 d editions will join the line-up at a later date, alongside plug-in hybrid petrol versions with a 48-volt architecture and a range of up to 31 miles. All versions adopt a revised louvred front grille, as well as a re-profiled front bumper, revised headlights and an updated rear end that incorporates crystal-effect tail lights clusters and a redesigned lower bumper section. New alloy wheels designs complete the fresh look, ranging from 19- to 20-inches in size. The cabin of the S-Class adopts a twin display appearance, similar to the latest E-Class, each measuring 12.3-inches in diameter. Touch-sensitive controls are added to the steering wheel, which respond to a swiping action, similar to the latest smartphones. Standard equipment includes a sports body kit, LED headlights, air suspension and an active park assist system with reversing camera, together with a new flat-bottom steering wheel, electric and heated front seats with memory functionality, leather upholstery, 64-LED mood lighting, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, as well as wireless charging. The latest S-Class is available to order now, with the first cars arriving at dealerships later in the year.
July-August 2017 News
The E-Class range has been expanded with extra derivatives for the saloon and estate, along with new Cabriolet an All-Terrain models. The latter is designed to take on Audi’s A6 allroad and comes in a single E 350 d 4Matic version paired to exclusive All-Terrain Edition trim. Priced at £58,880, the latest car features a 39-millimetre raised ride height compared to the conventional estate, and includes 4Matic four-wheel-drive. Standard equipment includes a Burmester surround sound audio system, air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, navigation system, a pair of 12.3-inch displays, LED headlights, keyless entry and start and rear privacy glass. All-Terrain Edition specification also includes 20-inch alloy wheels, an electrically folding tow bar, electric front seats and split/folding rear seats. At the same time, E 350 d 4Matic AMG Line versions of the four-door saloon and five-door estate have gone on sale, priced at £48,955 for the former and £51,255 for the latter. Newly introduced to UK dealers, the E-Class Coupé range is expanded with 4Matic versions in E 220 d and E 350 d guises. The newcomers are priced at £41,820 and £51,415, respectively. The final new additions to the line-up, and completing the E-Class’s five-version model range, are two-door Cabriolet editions in E 220 d AMG Line and E 350 d 4Matic AMG Line specifications. The fabric roof can be opened or closed in just 20 seconds, and at speeds of up to 31mph. Three roof colours are on offer at no extra cost – black, dark blue or dark brown. Prices start at £44,675 for the E 220 d AMG Line Cabriolet and rise to £55,910 for the E 350 d 4Matic AMG Line Cabriolet. The standard specification is similar to that of the Coupé, with the addition of Airscarf, a heating system to keep the neck warm with the roof down. In addition, Aircap helps to redirect the airflow around the cabin and cut down on buffeting. All of these new E-Class models are available to order now at Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
December 2016 News
Extra engines are now available in the E-Class saloon and estate ranges, with the former gaining a 4Matic edition of the E 220 d, while E 200 d and E 350 d versions of the estate are now on sale and arriving in showrooms in December. Alongside, an optional rear-facing folding bench seat is now available to order on estate versions. Costing £1,250 extra, the pair of additional seats, bringing the total up to seven, are designed to be used by children up to 1.15 metres tall. The chairs fold away when not in use, disappearing into the load compartment floor. Meanwhile, it’s the first time that the E 220 d has been available with 4Matic four-wheel-drive, and costs £1,500 more than the rear-wheel-drive edition. Offered with a choice of SE or AMG Line trim levels with the saloon bodystyle, prices start at £37,730 for the former and £40,225 for the latter. Topping and tailing the latest E-Class estate range are E 200 d and E 350 d models, powered by the same engines that feature in the saloon. Prices start at £36,735 for the E 200 d SE Estate and rise to £49,735 for the E 350 d AMG Line Estate.
Although announced at the GLC-Class Coupé’s launch earlier in the year, it isn’t until now that the GLC 350 d versions are available to order. Powered by the familiar 255bhp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, it manages to accelerate to 62mph in just 6.2 seconds and in Sport guise, emits 161g/km of CO2 and can achieve 47.1mpg according to the official laboratory figures. Priced from £47,135 for the GLC 350 d Sport 4Matic, the better specified AMG Line edition costs £1,610 more at £48,745. Both models are available to order now, with the first examples set to be delivered to customers in December.