2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Review

There are news about the announcement of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 model being released. It appears that Mercedes is continuing in revamping its entire lineup. There have been a number of vehicles which have done so already and that have received changes not only in appearance but even with their names. The AMG E63 is another model which has been given a new name as many of the Daimler’s AMG sub-brands have done so as well, namely the AMG C63 and AMG GT.

What the changes made to the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 are going to concentrate on is the updates made to the chassis of the ca, a completely revised interior and a new kind of engine matted under the hood. We have created a review which will help you fathom just how much the model has changed for the better and it makes the model lighter but more rigid as well.

This model at the same time marks the new-generation vehicle of this brand and is supposed to substituted the former one in great fashion. This one can be particularly important as it needs to fend off against the all-wheel drive M, which has been announced, and against competitors like Cadillac and Audi which have still to reveal their play into all of this. Find out more about the release date and the specs and performance rates about the Mercedes-AMG E63 2017 right here.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 rear side

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Exterior

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 is going to take the exterior styling direction of the current E Class model that Mercedes-Benz is outputting. As it was seen at the Detroit Auto Show and as it is the case with many current E-Class models the AMG E63 is going to have a shape like a larger C-Class with just minor differences. So we can actually say that the E63 is going to be very similar to the C63. What the difference between these two cars is a longer wheelbase, different headlamps, a new kind of rear bumper, slightly modified roofline, the taillights are also going to be changed and thicker C-pillars. But the greatest and most important innovation here is heavily revised upper character lines which this model gets.

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But there are some parts which will help the 2017 AMG E 63 stand out among its E-Class peers. The difference is going to be in the reshaped front and rear bumper parts, with new side skirts as well and a similar grill but with a different pattern. There is going to be a  motorsport-inspired rear diffuser in the back of the car as the rear end also gets three fins, chrome-plated, quad-exhaust tips with an integrated  trunk-lid spoiler. The front fenders are also new and are wider which also prompts a wider front track and some lightweight sporty wheels.

2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 side

Interior Specs

The interior of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 is not going to bring many surprises as it is going to continue the same kind of design which the previous AMG models have had. The fact is that the new model is going to borrow a lot of new elements from the C63 model but they will be built on the basis taken from the S63. This is seen in the fact that the E-Class models and S-Class models have a dashboard which has a similar design as they both have a smooth look and the same positioning of the A/C vents.

The majority of the cockpit is going to be the same as the E-Class but it will be enhanced by adding sportier elements. These sporty features include a bespoke instrument cluster with a 200-mph speedometer, a flat-bottom steering wheel, a carbon-fiber and aluminum trim and of course bolstered seats wrapped in leather. And of course, what AMG brand could go without a AMG Dynamic Select switch and AMG-exclusive analogue clock. There is going to be an expanded range of options which is going to range from new seats and stitching as well.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 interior

Engine Details

The greatest fact about the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 update is that it is going to get an all new all-wheel drivetrain. The twin-turbo, 5.5-liter V-8 is no longer going to be used as the model now continues on with a 4.0-liter V-8, the same one found in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT car.

The specs were preserved for the release date of the model, but as they have been leaked they now stand at a whopping 563 horses and 553 pound-feet of torque for the E63 and 604 horsepower and 627 pound-feet for the E63 S version. The E63 goes 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds while the E63 S can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. The top speed remains the same at 155 mph as the car that it borrows the engine from. The models comes with a standard 4MATIC all-wheel drive and a nine-cog automatic which is supposed to improve fuel economy for the car.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spy shots

Release date and price

Expect the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 model to appear by the middle of 2017 as there are some more things that need to be worked out and the release date cannot be expected sooner than that. The price is known as the base model stands at $93,600, while the E63 S model goes up to  $100,600.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet version is going to update the offer of the C-Class models that is coming form the German automaker. The C-Class was initially built to rival the Audi A4 models and the BMW 3 Series one but never managed to get close as it did not manage to offer different body styles gave the advantage to its competition. The previous C-Class models only came in sedan, station wagon and coupe options, with the cabriolet one only being a desired one but never completely fulfilled. Finally, the 2017 model year marks the release of the new generation model which also comes with a convertible option.

As most cabrio version are a base vehicle with only the roof chopped off, this is not the case with the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Convertible. This convertible car has been built form ground up and was immediately meant to be a topless model. The Geneva International Auto show is going to be the first time we will get to see the latest C-Class convertible version.

This is going to be a way for Mercedes to enter in the world of refined luxury as this model has been a long time in the making. The firth glimpses of this car were through the spy photos back in 2013, when the model was spotted doing tests. So you see how long did it actually take to bring this project to life. Keep reading the review and see what are the characteristics and specs about this car.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet rear side

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet Exterior

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet exterior design looks great. Actually this is thanks to “Sensual Purity” design language which has been incorporated and combined  with the cues taken from Mercedes’ last convertible model, namely the S-Class one, it brought about to a more than great kind of a design. With the top on, convertible option of the C-Class has similar dimensions as the coupe version has, with a small difference of 0.2 inches in height.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet front

The front end of the car sports a standard radiator grille which is further complemented by LED headlights. The rear end also has the LED taillights which are a standard for the model. There is some chrome placed on the A-pillars windshield surround and the beltline as well, but this model sits 0.6 inches lower than the sedan version but also comes with some 18-inch wheels as well.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet front side

As everyone expected for the model to get a electro-hydraulic convertible metal roof, Mercedes went classic and added a fabric rag top which cuts a bit off the curb weight of the car. The top is made using multilayer materials and can be retracted in 20 seconds. at a speed of 31 mph. The available finishes include a black one, which is the standard choice, and also brown, dark blue, or dark red, but in total there are 12 paint options available.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet with roof

Interior Changes

The interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet is actually based more on the base version of the C-Class models. In fact in transfers a lot of it even though this car has been built independently from the base model. It uses the layout from the sedan version which includes information display in the gauge cluster,  five high climate control vents, a large touchscreen atop the central console and seat adjustment buttons on the doors.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet inside

Of course there are also a lot of convertible specific features which are only present in such models. These include standard AirScarf neck heater, a standard manual folding wind blocker behind the front seats, and vents which are directed at the driver’s hands which deactivate immediately when the roof goes down. Giving a little bit extra will get you a Premium package which will in return give you so much more, like electric AirCap automatic draft stop system.  optional heat-reflecting leather, that you get in different colors and many more.

The driver’s side has sport seats that are taken from the C-Class model which offer more back support and there are  13 different upholstery variants and seven trim levels available for you to customize them. The materials used include carbon fiber, aluminum, silver fiber glass, and open-pore wood in either brown or black.

Engine specs

As the release date in the US market gets closer so is the decision final that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet model will have only one available engine option. Thus the buyers in the US can only opt for a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder which in turn leaves us with an output of 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The choice of having a RWD and an AWD is available to you as well and the specs also say that the car can reach 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph. The gearbox that is used 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission as standard and it also comes with different driving modes available.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet grille

Release Date and Price

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet arrives in the US next year, although it will be released a bit earlier than that in its respective home market. The release date for the US customers is going to be in the first quarter of 2017. Officially the price has not yet been transferred to US dollars but a possible quite is around $50,000.

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet

The Geneva Auto Show also marks the debut of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet as it finally comes to the market. As the base version with the sedan and coupe versions are going to be released in March already, the next setup is the cabriolet form which is going to be a great model and another body choice for the brand. The performance is going to be the most talked about thing, after all it uses a  4Matic all-wheel drive and combines with a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet side exterior

The designers in Mercedes have said that they are planning on expanding their AMG roster and that they are going to help the portfolio of the car reach new heights and introduce new models. With the driving performance, you also get an diverse driving experience that will change based on the body type that you chose from. This also gives you an opportunity to use the vehicle in many different ways and situations. The AMG cabriolet is going to speak more clearly to the younger target group as it is clearly aimed at a price choice for them.

So the future might expect even more variants coming from Mercedes-AMG. There are currently many rumors and suggestions on where they might expand but for now this is one of their primarily choices. So until something new comes up let us get acquainted with the the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet and study its specs through the review.

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet sides

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet Exterior

The exterior design of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet matches many of the exterior design parts with the C43 Coupe version. The front fascia is going to be completely carried over and will add distinctive corner vents and a mesh-filled air dam. The side of the car has the light-alloy wheels and a finish which is accented by a chrome trim that goes around the waistline of the car. The front fenders have some “BITURBO-4MATIC” badges added to indicate the model.

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet front side

The back end of the car has more changes which are incorporated in order to match the model’s drop top. This makes the deck lid significantly shorter than the one used before which manages to accommodate the door and storage space for the car. The cargo bay will be cut down unfortunately, but that was expected to happen when cutting down to a cabrio. Outside of the declid area, the rear end is mostly the same and does not suffer any other changes. the rear fascia has the same corner vents and the  grey-colored rear diffuser which accents the chrome exhausts.

Generally speaking, the designers wanted to keep the convertible as sporty as its coupe version, and they did a stellar job with it. They have also added an optional “Night” package option, which brings all sorts of added features.

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet from bird

 

Interior

You get a completely refined offer once you get in the interior of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet. The seats are upholstered in Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfiber and they also wrap the beltline, center console, door panels and armrests in the same type of materials. This addition gives the interior of the car much needed sportiness and enhances the ambience of the car. Holding the leather are some red contrast stitching which combine with red seat belts and black floor mats.

The instrument cluster has a great contemporary design as well and includes  two tube-shaped round dials and a 4.5-inch color display placed in the very middle. The background has a checkered-flag design as the speedometer has an engraved speed limit of 173 mph. Some optional features that only come for the Cabriolet version are AirScarf neck-level heating  automatic closing of the boot separator and of course a fabric soft top which operates at speeds up to 31 mph. The soft top is also available in red, brown, dark blue and of course black.

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet interior

 

Engine Specs

The drivetrain of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet is going to be equally adaptable as well as the model is no slouch on the track. It uses a 3.0-liter, biturbo, V-6  that produces 367 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The power is transferred to all-four wheels using a 9G-Tronic automatic transmission which has been specifically tune in order to fit in the C43 models. This gives better responsiveness when shifting the gear and better incorporation with the engine. You also have the Sport and Sport Plus modes which allow more powerful and emotional shifting but Eco, Comfort, and Sport get faster shift times. The 0-60 mph performance is possible in 4.7 seconds while it manages to go to a top speed of 155 mph.

 

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet side roof

 

Release Date and Price

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 4Matic Cabriolet  is one of the more expected vehicles of the year and the talks about it is reaching sky high. As the base version has already reached us we will have to wait a few months more for the cabrio one to appear. So the release date is set for the later part of this year. The price of the base version is around $50,000  leaving the cabriolet version at between $55,000 and $60,000.

 

2016 Mercedes ML

The 2016 Mercedes ML will be made available as medium sized SUV and will have tonnes of excellent performances and as well have the ability to keep up with its reputation. There is quite an expectation from the four door SUV and portraying impressive features and specs won’t come as a surprise for anyone who is a Mercedes ML fan. A more elegant and stylish design would go a long way especially in the rear part and well-rounded headlights.

 

2016 Mercedes ML spy

 

2016 Mercedes ML Interior

An appealing design will be anticipated from the 2016 Mercedes ML in order to improve its style. The interior will come equipped with an advanced infotainment system which will offer support for the larger infotainment touch screen display. The Germany made infotainment system will be an upgrade from the predecessor with the presence of the latest dashboard system. Expect a touch sensitive controller which will make it easy for functional navigation of the car by the passengers. A higher level of comfort should be forthcoming compared to the previous models in order to attract more buyers and also to give something different but classy.

 

2016 Mercedes ML interior inside

 

 

2016 Mercedes ML Exterior

Talking of the exterior of the 2016 Mercedes ML, a new style as well as a facelift are a guarantee and which will work perfectly around the bodywork which include the rear and the front part. The front of the Mercedes ML will have a magnificently looking four bar grille and will be supporting the new designed headlights. In addition, the ML grille has been engraved with the iconic Mercedes badge which when compared to previous models has a bolder looking loom. A new set of air intake found below the front bumper are an interesting addition. An inspiration of the new model of BMW is what has defined the front fascia. A new set of LED’s which are almost indistinguishable from the S- Class Mercedes are on the rear side of the car.

2016 Mercedes ML spy

 

 Powertrain of 2016 Mercedes ML

When we come to the engine of the 2016 Mercedes ML, difference from the previous models is what we first see and the notable changes are as a result of the designers need to improve the fuel efficiency of the car. Porsche Cayenne will pose as the greatest challenge for the car and will be in deed a formidable rival. Hopefully the old ML350 will get a replacement, and the new engine will be ML400 which will be among the most sought after upgrade. A 3L direct injection engine V6 will be able to generate 329HP and 354 pounds of torque. Also the transmission is expected to change to the 9 speed auto gear transmission from the 7G tronic Gear speed auto transmission.

2016 Mercedes ML rear

 

 Price and release date

Talking of the release date for the 2016 Mercedes ML price and release date, the car is expected to make a debut on the spring of this year (2015). The estimated cost for the revamped Mercedes ML is nothing short of 40,000 dollars.

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