Chris McGraw recaps the year in automotive news for Mercedes-Benz on this edition of Autoblog Minute​. We'll be publishing end-of-year recaps for the other major automakers throughout the coming days, so stay tuned!
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[00:00:00] I'm Chris McGraw and this is your Autoblog Minute year in review for Mercedes-Benz.

Stuttgart has rolled out a new coupe. It's clear that the 2017 model year C-Class coupe borrows some of it's styling from the larger S-Class coupe. When the smaller sibling Mercedes goes on sale in the spring of 2016, customers will first see the C300, with it's 2-L four cylinder engine and semi-autonomous driving features.

The 2016 GLC300 is now available in the US. The crossover enters into its second-generation with styling and performance upgrades. One of the most notable new features will be the increased space. The longer wheelbase of the 2016 GLC affords second row passengers an extra 2.2 inches of space along with more cargo room.

The SL showed off its latest look in LA as the Mercedes iconic drop top gets a refresh. For 2017 model updates to SL include interior and exterior styling, new tech and more power.

Daimler's micro machine also got updated this year. The 2016 Smart ForTwo gets more standard tech including Bluetooth, air conditioning, power windows, CD player, power steering, and cruise control. Another highlight of the 2016 ForTwo: the car is nearly 4 inches wider than its predecessor, resulting in an improved turning radius and more cabin space.

And that's the year-in-review for Mercedes-Benz. For Autoblog, I'm Chris McGraw.

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