Mercedes-Benz has always been an innovator in the automotive industry. The German carmaker is constantly pushing the envelope in terms of power, performance, comfort and pure luxury. All Mercedes Benz parts and systems are expertly crafted to keep their vehicles running smoothly for years – that’s become somewhat expected of the brand.
What’s known about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz lineup is very promising. Many of the most popular models are continuing to roll off the assembly line along with a few new vehicles.
Even if you’re not in the market for a new Mercedes next year, if you’re interested in ever owning one simply knowing what’s ahead can make a difference. Both new models and discontinued models can affect the availability of Mercedes auto parts everywhere, and consequently how feasible it is to acquire those Mercedes parts. New technology and features, as well as updates to old parts and systems, certainly also affect how easy it’ll be to maintain those older models, not to mention affect the car’s value when it comes time to sell.
New Mercedes Models For 2017
Of course, many car enthusiasts are most interested in is which new Mercedes-Benz models they can expect to see in showrooms. The future vehicles range from extremely sporty concept cars to reimagined wagons.
In fall 2016, Mercedes-Benz added to the C-Class with three new convertible models and a performance coupe. But the additions aren’t stopping there. You may remember our article a little earlier this year on the upcoming C-Class diesel Mercedes-Benz will unveil in 2017. It was slated for an earlier release but got delayed. We’re hoping things stay on track so drivers can finally have a diesel option of this beloved Mercedes model.
While the diesel engine may be a newer addition, the C-Class is nothing new to the Mercedes lineup. Owners looking to tune or tinker their new diesel automobile should be met with little resistance because of the line’s long existence. Mercedes OEM parts to provide even better performance or efficiency should be readily available for the 2017 C-Class diesel.
A new base AMG GT is already on the road, but the supped-up 577 horsepower AMG GT-R won’t be available until the summer of 2017.
Another new AMG will add more power to the iconic E-Class. Equipped with AMG-enhanced engine parts and the AMG performance 4MATIC AWD transmission, the 2017 AMG E43 gives this mid-size Mercedes Benz more power like a sports car without hurting its efficiency. Since it has inherited parts and technology from its AMG older brothers, you’ll find that mods won’t be too difficult. Performance parts for firming up that Mercedes suspension or boosting the power of the engine will be fairly easy to find.
The E-Class has another entirely new model in 2017. The 7-seater E-Class Wagon offers an amazing amount of space without sacrificing performance or safety. The automaker is stating that it’s the “most intelligent wagon Mercedes-Benz has ever built.” With so much rich history behind the E-Class, this wagon has some big shoes to fill. If you want to transform it into not-your-grandmas-stationwagon, look around for some Mercedes performance parts that will help you fine-tune and beef up the suspension system and braking parts- always fun mods on a wagon.
Mercedes-Benz was among the first to play around with a 4-door coupe design. Soon afterward, fellow European automakers BMW and Audi followed in their footsteps by designing vehicles with that new exterior body design. Mercedes’ 2017 GLC Coupe promises to marry the convenience of a small SUV with the sportiness of a coupe.
AMG GLC43 Coupe
If the new GLC coupe just isn’t powerful enough for you, Mercedes-Benz is also offering the AMG GLC43 Coupe. It’s being dubbed a sports car SUV. Every aspect borrows from AMG racing performance parts technology to produce a 362-horsepower engine and a body that’s stylish and efficient.
Experts are noting that there’s a good chance the G500 4×42 will finally be released in the U.S. as soon as late 2017. Supposedly, Mercedes-Benz is in the final decision-making phase on how and when to introduce the boxy, military-inspired G500 off-road SUV. If they do decide to pull the trigger, this US-vehicle will likely use many of the same Mercedes SUV parts as the G500 4×4 currently available in other countries, meaning a design and production phase for new parts will not be needed.
New Concept Vehicles of the Future
If you plan to hit a car convention in 2017 you’ll get a glimpse of two new concept vehicles from Mercedes-Benz. They are true feats of engineering that will pave the way for models in coming years.
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Concept Car is stunning. The lower, elongated body is futuristic, but the automaker has borrowed features from the past, like their revolutionary gull-wing doors. Even more impressive is the fact the vehicle will be all-electric and still boast 738-horsepower along with a 200-mile range.
If you think the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 has a forward-thinking design, you’ll be blown away by the F 015 Luxury in Motion Concept Car. It’s Mercedes-Benz first foray into luxury self-driving vehicles. The exterior design may be a bit too conceptual for some (since it doesn’t have a defined hood), but the inside could very well win over any skeptics. It’s designed to take advantage of the self-driving capabilities with seats that can be rotated so people in the front can face passengers in the back. The saloon-style doors are also appealing.
New Intelligent Safety Features for 2017
There’s already been a lot of talk about Mercedes-Benz’s Intelligent Drive Suite that’s in the new 2017 E-Class and C-Class vehicles. The new and improved driver-assist features are being touted as the bridge between today’s cars and the autonomous vehicles of the future.
The Intelligent Drive Suite allows for comprehensive technology integration and it dramatically improves safety. There are cameras all around so the driver has a 360-degree view of what’s happening. Radar and sensors are also reducing collision risks by detecting things that the human eye cannot.
All of the new models and technological changes give a peek into how Mercedes-Benz will evolve in the near future. It’s becoming clear that the automaker intends to maintain its classic vehicles that have become bestsellers while simultaneously introducing futuristic automobiles that’ll become very influential in the self-driving era.