2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE priced from $52,025

C-Class Diesel, SLK 9-Speed Confirmed In Model Year Updates

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Mercedes-Benz released its full 2016 model year lineup and pricing details, and we've learned that the M-Class-replacing GLE will start at $52,025, including $925 for destination. The German automaker confirmed a few changes to the rest of its lineup, as well.

For the GLE, that $52,025 price gets you the base GLE350. The GLE350 with 4Matic all-wheel drive starts at $54,525. The rest of the GLE range consists of the diesel-powered GLE300d 4Matic at $53,425, the GLE400 4Matic at $65,525, the GLE63 AMG at $100,875, and the range-topping GLE63 S AMG at $108,025. Mercedes will also offer the GLE500e 4Matic plug-in hybrid, but exact pricing for that model has not been released as of this writing. The GLE models start hitting dealers in August. Pricing for the BMW X6-fighting GLE Coupe – available in GLE450 and GLE63 forms – is also unknown.

Elsewhere in the range, Mercedes-Benz will offer a new, diesel-powered C300d 4Matic, which goes on sale in February 2016. We already know the C-Class gets a new C350e plug-in hybrid model this year, which will arrive in September. Finally, the C400 has been killed, replaced by the C450 AMG Sport. Pricing for these new C-Class models has not been released.

The small SLK roadster will receive a refresh soon, where it will be renamed SLC. In the meantime, the base SLK250 is now the SLK300, and comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Finally, Mercedes confirms the CLA will get a special "Edition: Orange" model, available on the CLA250 and CLA250 4Matic, limited to just 750 units nationwide.

A host of other, smaller updates are available across Mercedes' model range. Read all about them in the very detailed press release, below.

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

June 12, 2015 - MONTVALE, NJ -- 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.

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


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


SL400 - mid-July - $85,050
SL550 - mid-July - $108,050
SL63 AMG - mid-July - $149,700
SL65 - mid-July - $217,550


SLK300 (NEW) - mid-July - $47,000
SLK350 - mid-July - $59,200
SLK55 AMG - mid-July - $72,600


B250e - mid-October - TBA


CLA250 - mid-October - TBA
CLA250 4MATIC - mid-October - TBA
CLA45 4MATIC AMG - mid-October - TBA


Coupe (Gasoline) (NEW) - September - TBA
Coupe (Electric) - early July (carryover MY15) - TBA


GLA250 - mid-October - TBA
GLA250 4MATIC - mid-October - TBA
GLA45 4MATIC AMG - mid-October - TBA


GLC300 (NEW) - mid-November - TBA
GLC300 4MATIC (NEW) - mid-November - TBA


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


G550 - mid-October - TBA
G63 AMG - mid-October - TBA
G65 AMG (NEW) - mid-October - TBA


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


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.


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 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


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)


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:
- Dual-Zone Climate Control (581)
- 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 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.


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


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).


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.


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 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)


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



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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