Winter Spy Photos of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Emerge

An early prototype of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cold weather testing north of the Arctic Circle

Spied at Lapland Proving Ground, a testing area designed for vehicle cold climate testing and located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle in the most Northern area of Finland, an early prototype of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is hard at work.

Based on the lines, the new C-Class will take a large portion of its design cues from the prior models.  But that will be where the similarities will likely end as the new C-Class will be redone from the base up, starting with the modified MRA2 rear-wheel-drive platform that is shared with its big brother, the E-Class.

Plan on four and six cylinder options under the hood and of course our favorite AMG offerings that make the car one of our favorites on the track.

Our thanks to Motor1 for bringing us these fine photos.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE Coupe Spy Photos

For the first time, we have spy photos of the enhanced AMG version

While we’ve been seeing prototypes for the redesigned GLE Coupé for nearly a year, for the first time, we have spy photos of the enhanced AMG version. The coupé styled crossover will feature a lowered suspension and huge wheel/tire combination. You can see the round exhaust tips at the rear as well which has us thinking this is the GLE43 Coupe replacement. Also suggesting this is the entry level replacement, is the single-bar grille in the front. On the GLE63 AMG Coupé, we’d expect to see a multi-slatted P.

Another giveaway is the single-bar grille up front. The fully fledged GLE63 Coupe should sport AMG’s multi-slatted and rather striking, Panamericana radiator grille.

 

Spy Photos: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

First look at the GLE Coupe, which was spotted in prototype form outside Mercedes' headquarters in Germany

There’s a redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLE just around the corner, and that means a redesigned GLE Coupe as well. Here’s a quick look at the GLE Coupe, which was spotted in prototype form outside the Mercedes headquarters in Germany.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Spy Photos

It’s immediately clear that the the designers are going with a sleeker, more athletic look for the second-generation GLE Coupe. There’s even a large rear spoiler attached to the tester, likely part of an AMG Line styling package.

Underpinning the vehicle is Mercedes’ MHA modular platform designed for crossover SUVs. The platform is closely related to Mercedes’ MRA platform found in most of the automaker’s sedans and coupes, and made its debut in the 2016 GLC. A redesigned GLS based on the platform is also in the works.

Powertrains should include Mercedes’ latest inline-6 with mild-hybrid tech, plus a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 reserved for a Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe. A plug-in hybrid option should also be available.

Completing the drivetrain in each model should be a nine-speed automatic and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

Look for the GLE Coupe to be revealed next year as a 2020 model. It should trail the regular GLE by about six months to a year.

A redesigned BMW X6 is due around the same time. Other contenders in this segment include the new Audi Q8, Porsche Cayenne and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Via: MotorAuthority

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2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet Spy Photos

Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class range is about to spawn a convertible for the first time, or Cabriolet as the German automaker refers to it

Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class range is about to spawn a convertible for the first time, or Cabriolet as the German automaker refers to it. And along with the regular car, there will be a couple of performance-oriented models developed by Mercedes-AMG.

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

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2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes AMG C43 Cabriolet

One of these will be a new C63 Cabriolet. Another will be a tamer version expected to don a “C43” badge and whose full title should be Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet.

You’ll recall that Mercedes-Benz recently introduced a new AMG Sport range to fill the gap between its most potent offerings and those of Mercedes-AMG. Some of the cars that make up the range include the C450 AMG and GLE450 AMG Coupe.

However, we recently learned that going forward these AMG Sport models will be part of the Mercedes-AMG lineup.

And as a reflection of this they will carry the “43” designation. The transition started with the 2017 SLC43 and will soon lead to the launch of a new E43 based on the 2017 E-Class.

As for this C43 Cabriolet, it should feature a similar drivetrain to the one offered in the C450 AMG, which will eventually be rebadged a C43. This means a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 packing 362 horsepower. The 0-60 mph time should take around 5.0 seconds and drive should be to all four wheels.

We know this isn’t an ordinary C-Class Cabriolet because of its more aggressive front bumper, uprated brakes and quad-exhaust tips. You’ll notice that the exhaust tips aren’t square in shape like they are on the top-end Mercedes-AMG models.

Look for the C43 Cabriolet to debut later this year, most likely as a 2017 model. The more potent C63 Cabriolet should arrive around the same time.

Via: MotorAuthority

Near-Production E-Class W213 Prototype Photos

The distinctive design of the outgoing E-Class will soon be history as its successor will fully embrace Mercedes-Benz’s latest design language

Motor1 spies have featured what we are hoping to be one of the last batches of images with a near-production E-Class W213 prototype as Mercedes-Benz should just stop with the tease and show us the car already.

Mercedes-Benz is certainly taking its sweet time coming out with the new E-Class, but at least the wait is almost over as the prototype spotted here had only a minimal amount of disguise which means an official reveal is nearby. The Daimler-owned marque recently said the new E (W213) will be revealed following the introduction of the GLS which will take place tomorrow, so expect to see the mid-size sedan online before the year’s end, with a proper introduction in January at NAIAS in Detroit.

The distinctive design of the outgoing E-Class will soon be history as its successor will fully embrace Mercedes-Benz’s latest design language and as you can see it will look like a long wheelbase C-Class on the outside, with an interior cabin partially sourced from the S-Class.

We’ve been through the details many times, so there’s no point in detailing the technical specs once again, but we are curious to find out whether that rumor about a straight-six turbodiesel engine will come true. Word on the street says it’s going to be a 2.9-liter twin-turbo with 313 bhp (233 kW) along with a beefier quad-turbo configuration good for an estimated 400+ bhp (298 kW).

It’s only one of the reports concerning the new E-Class, with another one indicating the availability of a new in-house developed 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine serving as the entry-level diesel offering and without having to source the motor from Renault.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spy Photo

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spy Photo

Mercedes GLS Spied

The Mercedes GLS has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of a possible debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Mercedes GLS has been spied virtually undisguised ahead of a possible debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Essentially a facelifted version of the GL, the GLS features a new front fascia with a revised grille and modified air intakes. The crossover also has a new rear bumper and restyled lighting units.

GLS Spy Photo

GLS Spy Photo

Our spies couldn’t get close enough to snap interior photos but the cabin is expected to echo the GLE. This means we can likely expect a new multi-function steering wheel, a freestanding infotainment system and updated upholstery.

Engine options are largely expected to carryover so expect to see a handful of familiar petrol and diesel units.

Via: WCF

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Testing in Dubai

The next generation Mercedes E Class (codenamed Mercedes W213) has been spotted testing in Dubai

The next generation Mercedes E Class (codenamed Mercedes W213) has been spotted testing in Dubai. The 2017 model is expected to world premiere at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (2016 NAIAS) in January.

Underpinned by the MRA platform (Mercedes Rear Wheel drive architecture) that first came on the new C-Class, the 2017 Mercedes E Class, in construction, is expected to be more intensive of high-strength steel and aluminium. The result will be a significant loss in weight, by an anticipated figure of 100 kg.The exterior of the next generation E Class is upgraded to the company’s current school of design, making it look similar to the C- and S-Class models. This includes the almond-shaped Multibeam LED headlights.

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Find out more at IAB.

Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio Looking Sexy in Spy Photos

The 2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio has been spied wearing very little disguise

The 2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio has been spied wearing very little disguise.

Caught undergoing testing in Germany, the high-performance model follows in the footsteps of the S63 AMG Coupe but adopts a retractable soft top and a modified rear end. The car also features an aggressive front fascia, lightweight alloy wheels and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Like the coupe, power will be provided by a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 577 bhp (430 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. It enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph) so expect similar figures from the convertible.

The 2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio has been spied wearing very little disguise

The 2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio has been spied wearing very little disguise

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2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

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2016 Mercedes S63 AMG Cabrio

Via: WCF

Mercedes AMG GT Spy Photos With Less Camo

Something fast is coming from Mercedes-Benz. Could this be it?

Mercedes recently said “something fast is coming” and it appears it could be the road-going version of the AMG GT3 as our spies have caught the model wearing less camouflage than ever before.
Looking decidedly more aggressive than the AMG GT S, the high-performance variant has a new front bumper with carbon fiber flics and what appears to be a front splitter. Moving further back, we can see a prominent rear wing and a unique rear end with an aggressive diffuser and a center-mounted exhaust system. The model also has five-spoke alloy wheels that are backed up by a high-performance braking system with golden calipers.

AMG GT3 Spy Photos

AMG GT3 Spy Photos

Mercedes is keeping specifications under wraps but AMG CEO Tobias Moers previously hinted the model will be lighter than the GT S and have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 550 PS (404 kW).

AMG GT3

AMG GT3

Via: WCF

Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Coming in 2016

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe will fulfill all of your high powered two-door fantasies

If you’re a fan of the latest Mercedes C 63 AMG saloon but feel all that noise and pace deserves a more aggressive look, you’ll soon be pleased to see that Mercedes is set to launch a sleek coupe version at the start of 2016.

Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe

Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe

Seen here being put through its paces by engineers, the hot two-door will hope to replicate the success of the BMW M4, which is predicted to sell more than the M3 saloon over time. The C63 has always sold better as a coupe, too.

Although under heavier disguise than the standard C-Class Coupe we previously spotted, the muscular styling add-ons of the C63 should suit the sleeker bodywork. The rear profile is inspired by the flagship S-Class Coupe, with a curvy rear and wider stance.

The powertrain will remain identical, but that’s no bad thing – the ‘base’ C63 saloon has a very competitive 469bhp, while the S variant gets a whopping 503bhp and 700Nm of torque. It should be able to complete the 0-62mph sprint in just under four seconds.

Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe Spy Photo

Mercedes C 63 AMG Coupe Spy Photo

A convertible version is also on the horizon.

Via: autoexpress

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Leaves Behind Old Exterior for 2016

New spyshots and our exclusive images give glimpse of 2016 Mercedes E-Class with a curvier look

Development work on the all-new Mercedes E-Class is well underway, and AutoExpess published images showing the look of the comprehensively overhauled fifth-generation car, set to arrive in early 2016.

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2016 Mercedes E-Class

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2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

2016 Mercedes E-Class

Via: AutoExpress

Spied for the First Time: Mercedes C-Class Coupe

Mercedes' C-Class compact executive looks set to get a whole lot curvier

Mercedes’ C-Class compact executive looks set to get a whole lot curvier, if the first spy shots of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe are anything to go by. Expected to go on sale in October 2015 and debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show shortly beforehand, this disguised prototype shows the two-door’s new S-Class Coupe inspired rear-end.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The Stuttgart-based firm’s answer to BMW’s 4-Series, this coupe is the next model in the range after last year’s new C-Class saloon and estate. The Coupe is expected to be followed in 2016 by a similarly-styled cabriolet we spied previously. The engine range will be carried over, with a choice of turbocharged petrols and diesel engines and possibly the Mercedes BlueTEC hybrid powertrain.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

The front end of the Coupe will be familiar to existing new C-Class owners, but the bonnet appears slightly elongated and the lights have been stretched back. From the windscreen line rearward everything changes, with a steeply raked screen giving way to a lower, sloping roofline. At the rear, although the car is in heavy camouflage, you can see the S-Class Coupe influence on the shape.

This disguised car isn’t a world away from our exclusive renderings inspired by insider info. Yet this prototype appears to have a sharp rear wing that may indicate a sportier model/powertrain. The AMG-Sport and full-fat Mercedes-AMG performance models are expected later, with the latter carrying over the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the C63 saloon.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

A shot of the C-Class Coupe’s cabin shows the majority of the saloon’s switchgear has carried over, including the seven-inch tablet-style central infotainment screen. That lower roofline may impede on headroom slightly, but we still expect the coupe to be a proper four-seater like its rivals.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

Via: AutoExpress

Mercedes-Benz GLS Spied Winter Testing

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will be unveiled at a major auto show sometime in 2015

The Mercedes-Benz GL facelift (GLS) has returned in a fresh batch of spy shots while the prototype was undergoing winter testing.

Mercedes-Benz’s flagship SUV is about to receive a mid-cycle refresh which as noticeable in these images won’t be very significant since the styling tweaks will be limited to the bumpers and hood. The headlights & taillights will also be going through mild surgery while the interior is bound to receive a few updates.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes-Benz GLS

The facelifted GL will be commercialized with the GLS moniker as part of the new nomenclature and it could also spawn a more luxurious Maybach derivative slotted within the newly established Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand.

Engine lineup is expected to be carried over without any changes and will include the recently introduced twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter in the GL400 where it delivers 333 HP (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque.

Mercedes-Benz GLS

Mercedes-Benz GLS

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will be unveiled at a major auto show sometime in 2015.

Via: WCF

Mercedes A-Class Spy Photos

The vehicle spotted in these spy images was equipped with the diamond-studded front grille which could indicate the prototype was probably an A250 Sport

Mercedes-Benz applied a minor facelift on the B-Class in time for the Paris Motor Show this month and now they are preparing a similar makeover for its smaller brother, the A-Class. There’s not much to talk about in terms of styling tweaks as the prototype seen here carries camouflage only on the front bumper and headlights & taillights.

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift spy photo

2015 Mercedes-Benz A-Class facelift spy photo

The vehicle spotted in these spy images was equipped with the diamond-studded front grille which could indicate the prototype was probably an A250 Sport in front-wheel drive guise featuring a 211 HP (155 kW) 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. In this configuration, the A-Class runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 6.6 seconds (6.5s for 4MATIC version) and tops out at 149 mph (240 km/h).

The B-Class facelift will probably be introduced in September 2015 at the Frankfurt Motor Show but Mercedes-Benz could decide to show it as early as March at the Geneva show.

Via: WCF

Camouflaged Mercedes-Benz M-Class Spied on the Nürburgring

Engine options are largely expected to carryover but there have been rumors about a new hybrid or plug-in hybrid variant

The 2015 / 2016 Mercedes M-Class has been spied on the Nürburgring.

While this particular prototype has a heavily camouflaged front end, we can see the model will have a more aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes. The styling changes are less noticeable out back but appear to include a new rear bumper and restyled taillights.

We can only get a glimpse of the interior but previous spy photos have shown there will be an upgraded cabin with a freestanding infotainment system.

Engine options are largely expected to carryover but there have been rumors about a new hybrid or plug-in hybrid variant.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Via: WCF

Mercedes E-Class Prototype Spied

A heavily-camouflaged prototype of the next-gen Mercedes E-Class undergoing testing was recently spied

A heavily-camouflaged prototype of the next-gen Mercedes E-Class undergoing testing was recently spied by the photogs at AutoExpress.co.uk.

This is our first look at the forthcoming executive saloon’s new bodywork, and despite the disguise, it’s clear the BMW 5-Series and Jaguar XF rival will more or less carry over the current model’s dimensions, albeit with a slightly longer wheelbase.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spied Testing

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Spied Testing

Styling changes look set to follow a similarly conservative approach, building on the S-Class-inspired design cues added as part of a 2012 facelift, and including a wider, thinner grille and scooped-out intakes.

Mercedes will push the boat out elsewhere though, and is set to fit the E-Class with an interior based on that found in the stylish new C-Class. It will also share the manufacturer’s lightweight MRA rear-wheel drive platform with the updated small executive car. This architecture is around 50 per cent aluminium, and should help cut the overall kerbweight, improving dynamics and efficiency.

The E-Class range – once again set to feature an estate, coupe and cabriolet alongside the saloon – will likewise benefit from a revised engine line-up. A new E63 AMG flagship is expected as part of this, and looks set to share AMG’s all-new 4.0-litre V8, a twin-turbo petrol engine that debuts in the upcoming Mercedes AMG GT.

Aside from confirming the new E-Class will arrive in 2016, Mercedes is keeping further launch and spec details firmly under wraps for the time being.

Mercedes-Benz MLC Spied on the Nürburgring – Video

Mercedes-Benz MLC (ML-Coupe) has been caught again, this time testing on the extreme Nürburgring

Mercedes-Benz MLC (ML-Coupe) has been caught again, this time testing on the extreme Nürburgring.

The sporty SUV with a coupe like profile was first previewed by Concept Coupe SUV and is expected to wear MLC or ML Coupe name when it arrives sometimes in 2015.

Codenamed c292, the X6 rivalling MLC rides on the same platform as M-Class, featuring a sloping roofline and other design updates, like different bumpers, wide grille and new lights.

Engine line-up will carry over from the M-Class with the range topping AMG model competing with the second-generation X6 M that is also currently in testing.

This new model will be built in United States at Mercedes-Benz’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant alongside the C-Class, GL, ML and R-Class.

Via: GMotorsco.uk

What Will the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Look Like

The 2015 Mercedes GLK was spied testing on video recently, and while covered in camo, you can easily make out the shape and overall look of the new model

The 2015 Mercedes GLK was spied testing on video recently, and while covered in camo, you can easily make out the shape and overall look of the new model.

Since the new GLK model will be based on the 2014 C-Class, you can expect a multitude of engine options that are likely to carryover and include:

  • 2.2-liter CDI four-cylinder with outputs of 170 HP (125 kW), 204 HP (150 kW) and 231 HP (170 kW)
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 184 HP (135 kW), 211 HP (155 kW) and 252 HP (185 kW)
  • 3.0-liter V6 with 333 HP (245 kW)

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Updated Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Spied in Death Valley

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GL has been caught on camera once again while undergoing testing in the Death Valley

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz GL has been caught on camera once again while undergoing testing in the Death Valley, United States.

Set to come out shortly after the 2015/2016 ML facelift, the larger GL is bound to receive a modestly updated front fascia with a fresh grille and a different bumper. The prototype spotted testing in the Death Valley had the dashboard covered in order to hide the standalone screen seen on most recent Mercedes-Benz products which will also find its way inside the facelifted GL.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Spy Photo

2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Spy Photo

These are probably the only changes planned for the full-size SUV since the engine lineup is expected to be carried over, including the 333 PS twin-turbo V6 3.0-liter in the recently introduced GL400 which sprints to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.7 seconds and tops out at 149 mph (240 km/h), not too shabby for a vehicle that weighs almost 2.5 tons.

The facelifted GL will probably be offered for three model years since an all-new model is expected around 2017 as a 2018MY and is rumored to get a high-end Maybach derivative, a treatment which will likely be applied onto the S-Class Coupe and the ML Coupe / MLC.

Via: WCF

Mercedes-Benz ML Coupe Spied

Answering BMW's X6, Mercedes is working on a ML Coupe and it has recently been spied testing in Nevada.

Answering BMW’s X6, Mercedes is working on a ML Coupe and it has recently been spied testing in Nevada.

According to the plate, the test mule is registered in Michigan, so either the cold front is to cold for summer testing or they’re testing the long range comfort and durability of the SUV Coupe.

The ML-Class, even with all of it’s camo, is a clear spin-off of the Concept Coupe SUV unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year.

“The BMW X6-rivalling ML Coupe looks set to carry over that design study’s gaping grille and full width lower air intake. There’ll also be a sloping roofline, which plunges dramatically towards the rear of the car, plus sculpted flanks similar to those on the GLA.” Auto Express