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2019 Mercedes-Benz Model Changes

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Another year, another round of updates for cars. The latest news about 2019 lineup changes from Mercedes-Benz.

For the upcoming year, Mercedes-Benz has a long list of changes coming to the new luxury cars. Because of this long list, the press release is dense with information and I want to break it down as easily as possible for you all. So here’s the breakdown, direct from Mercedes:

  • “Third-generation CLS debuts new coupe style plus in-line six-cylinder turbo powertrain with EQ Boost and 48V electric system
  • Full redesign of iconic G-Class SUV brings greater comfort, luxury, technology and safety, plus enhanced off-road capability
  • First-ever AMG GT 4-Door Coupe offered in three variants
  • E-Class Family adds E 450 and E 450 4MATIC models
  • New AMG CLS 53 and E 53 performance models with in-line six, 48V, EQ Boost and electric auxiliary supercharger
  • C-Class debuts more powerful 2.0L turbo engine and AMG- enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine, design and safety updates
  • Most advanced Intelligent Drive safety features added to more model lines
  • All SUVs add new comfort and convenience features”

That’s quite the list. The most popular of these changes has to be the new G-Class design, as well as the new AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.

Now the question is: when can you get these cars? Thankfully, Mercedes also included a full timeline of what’s to come, with dates subject to change.

  • “CLS 450 / CLS 450 4MATIC (all-new) Fall 2018
  • E 450 4MATIC Sedan (new engine) Fall 2018
  • E 450 4MATIC Wagon (new engine) Fall 2018
  • E 450 / E 450 4MATIC Coupe (new engine) Fall 2018
  • E 450 / E 450 4MATIC Cabriolet (new engine) Fall 2018
  • AMG E 53 Sedan (all-new) Late 2018
  • G 550 / AMG G 63 (facelift) Late 2018
  • C 300/C 300 4MATIC/AMG C 43, C 63 & C 63 S Sedan (facelift) Late 2018
  • C 300/C 300 4MATIC/AMG C 43, C 63 & C 63 S Coupe (facelift) Late 2018
  • C 300/C 300 4MATIC/AMG C 43, C 63 & C 63 S Cabriolet (facelift) Late 2018 AMG E 53
  • Coupe (all-new) Late 2018
  • AMG E 53 Cabriolet (all-new) Late 2018
  • AMG CLS 53 (all-new) Late 2018
  • AMG GT 4-door Coupe: GT 53, GT 63, GT 63 S (all-new) Early 2019 S 560e Sedan (new variant) Mid-2019″

Below, you can find the the highlighted updates for each model in greater detail. Just click/tap on the plus button to see it all.

All 2019 Mercedes-Benz Updates

CLA 

Highlights for 2019

  • Introduction of Denim Blue exterior paint AMG Updates
  • Additional Standard Equipment/Packages:
  • Premium Package
  • Convenience Package
  • 19” AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels

C-Class Sedan                                                   

Facelifted for 2019

The C-Class family is fully refreshed for MY19 with enhancements to performance, technology and styling across the lineup, as well as valuable additions to standard equipment.

Highlights for 2019

  • The C 300 Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet receive a new 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine producing 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Addition of advanced technology including the newest generation of Driver Assistance featuring Active Lane Change Assist, Route-Based Speed Adaptation, etc.
  • Refreshed headlamps, taillamps, front and rear fascias
  • LED headlamps and Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) are now standard on all C-Class models
  • Interior highlights include: new-generation steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons and integrated cruise control buttons, optional 10.25″ high-resolution center display, optional 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster and optional 64-color ambient lighting
  • New individualization options including new paints, upholsteries, trims and wheels

AMG Updates

  • 10.25″ center display is standard across all AMG C-Class models
  • New rear apron and diffusor, as well as new tailpipe designs
  • Addition of “Slippery” mode to AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
  • New SmartKey in black with AMG lettering and AMG crest
  • New AMG Performance Steering Wheel options in various materials
  • AMG Performance Seats now available with seat heating and ventilation
  • AMG C 43
    • AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9-speed transmission
    • Increase of 23 hp for a total output of 385 hp
    • New grille with twin louver design
    • New AMG Performance Steering Wheel
  • AMG C 63 / C 63 S
    • New AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-speed transmission
    • AMG-Specific Grille
    • Electronic limited-slip differential now standard on C 63
    • AMG DRIVE UNIT now optional for increased steering wheel functionality

C-Class Coupe                                                  

Facelifted for 2019

The C-Class Coupe receives facelift enhancements like the C-Class Sedan, with the addition of the 10.25″ high-resolution center display as standard equipment.

AMG Updates

  • AMG Performance Studio Package available with new package content
  • Wood trim now standard

C-Class Cabriolet                                               

Facelifted for 2019

The C-Class Cabriolet receives facelift enhancements like the C-Class Sedan, with the addition of the 10.25″ high-resolution center display as standard equipment.

AMG Updates

  • AMG Performance Studio Package available with new package content
  • Premium Package and wood trim now standard
  • AMG Performance Seats now available with seat heating and ventilation and AIRSCARF®

E-Class Sedan                                                   

Introducing new variants for 2019: E 450 4MATIC & all-new AMG E 53 Sedan

New engine, 48V electrical system, fully variable all-wheel drive, larger brakes and more equipment features: the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan. The centerpiece of the new E 53 Sedan is the electrified AMG-enhanced 3.0L in-line 6 Turbo Engine with EQ Boost featuring an electric auxiliary compressor. The in-line 6-cylinder engine generates an output of 429 hp and delivers a peak torque of 384 lb-ft which is supplemented with an electric EQ Boost starter generator. Other technical highlights include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the fully variable all-wheel drive system
AMG Performance 4MATIC+.

Highlights for 2019

  • Power increase as the E 400 4MATIC becomes the E 450 4MATIC (362 hp and 369 lb-ft)
  • New-generation steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
  • Enhanced safety systems within the Driver Assistance Package (Route-Based Speed Adaptation)
  • 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster and Head-Up Display now available as Stand- Alone Option
  • Power rear-window sunshade now available as Stand-Alone Option
  • Introduction of new 19″ AMG Twin 5-Spoke wheel in Night Package
  • Introduction of matching center console with Brown Ash & Burl Walnut wood trimAMG Updates
  • Introduction of a Mercedes-AMG E 53 Sedan, featuring an AMG-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost (429 hp, 384 lb-ft torque)
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully-variable all-wheel drive
  • New exhaust tailpipe design with round tips
  • Hood with double powerdomes
  • AMG Performance Seats now available
  • New-generation AMG Performance steering wheels now available
  • Brown Ash wood trim with matching center console now available
  • Optionally available Parking Assistance Package with Active Parking Assist and Surround View System (E 53 only; standard on E 63 S)
  • Surround View System as standard (E 63 S only)
  • AMG Illuminated Door Sills as a Stand-Alone Option (E 53 only)

E-Class Coupe & Cabriolet                                          

Introducing new model designation for 2019: E 450 & E 450 4MATIC Coupe & Cabriolet and all-new AMG E 53 Coupe & Cabriolet

The new E 53 Coupe & Cabriolet models combine powerful performance with sporty style and high efficiency. At their heart lies a new, electrified 3.0-liter engine featuring an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor. The cylinder in-line engine generates 429 hp and delivers maximum torque of 384 lb- ft. Its EQ Boost starter-alternator momentarily provides an additional 21 hp of output plus 184 lb-ft of torque and furthermore feeds the 48 V on-board electrical system. Other technical highlights include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.

Highlights for 2019

  • Power increase as the E 400 becomes the E 450 (362 hp and 369 lb-ft)
  • New-generation steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
  • Enhanced safety systems within the Driver Assistance Package (Route-Based Speed Adaptation)
  • Introduction of ENERGIZING Comfort Package
  • 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster, Head-Up Display, and power rear-window sunshade now available as stand-alone options
  • Enhanced ambient lighting with illuminated air vents (64 colors)
  • Introduction of Night Package with 19″ AMG wheels
  • New AMG floor mats in matching upholstery color (AMG Line)
  • Matching center console with Light Brown Sen & Brown Ash wood trim
  • Introduction of wood/leather steering wheel with Light Brown Sen wood trim
  • New Rubellite Red metallic paint

AMG Updates

  • Introduction of a new Mercedes-AMG E 53 model, featuring an AMG-enhanced with EQ Boost
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully-variable all-wheel drive
  • New exhaust tailpipe design with round tips
  • Hood with double powerdomes
  • Standard AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL
  • Standard AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
  • Standard 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Standard Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Optional AMG Exterior Carbon Fiber Package and AMG Night Package
  • Optional AMG Performance Exhaust System
  • Standard AMG Nappa Leather Performance steering wheel; optionally available AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel and AMG Nappa/Black Piano Lacquer Performance steering wheel
  • Standard AIRCAP®, AIRSCARF® and Fabric Acoustic Soft Top (Cabriolet only)

E-Class Wagon                                                  

Introducing new model designation for 2019: E 450 4MATIC Wagon

Highlights for 2019

  • The E-Class Wagon receives model year updates & enhancements like the E- Class Sedan
  • Power increase as the E 400 4MATIC becomes the E 450 4MATIC (362 hp and 369 lb-ft)
  • 115V AC power outlet standardAMG Updates
  • New-generation AMG Performance steering wheels now available
  • Brown Ash wood trim with matching center console now available
  • Surround View System equipped as standard

CLS                                                        

All-new model for 2019

With the launch of the first-generation CLS in 2004, a new segment was born. Combining the emotional charisma of a Coupe with the comfort and functionality of a Sedan, the four-door CLS was a true design icon. Today, the third-generation CLS continues to be the forerunner of a refined Mercedes-Benz design language. The CLS is also among the first vehicles in the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG lineup with 48-volt technology offering increased performance.

Highlights for MY19

  • New 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost, producing 362 and 369 lb-ft of torque mated to the superb 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
  • EQ Boost pairs an Integrated Starter-Generator with a 48V battery to supply up to an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque at predetermined RPM ranges
  • Standard AMG body styling and 19″ MB wheels (20″ AMG wheels optional)
  • New upholstery designs and colors, and new trims with matching center consoles
  • For the first time, the CLS is a give-seater (three seat capacity in the rear)
  • New-generation steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons and integrated cruise control
  • Standard: COMAND® NTG 5.5 headunit with 12.3″ center display, Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) & 64-color ambient lighting
  • Newest generation of Driver Assistance featuring PRE-SAFE® Impulse Side, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, and Route-Based Speed Adaptation
  • Standard: PRE-SAFE® Sound, Car-to-X Communication, Active Brake Assist, DYNAMIC SELECT and KEYLESS START

AMG Updates

  • Introduction of a new Mercedes-AMG CLS 53, featuring an AMG-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost
  • EQ Boost pairs an Integrated Starter-Generator with a 48V battery to supply up to an additional 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque at predetermined RPM ranges
    • AMG enhancements include an electric auxiliary compressor and a larger turbocharger
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9-speed transmission
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully-variable all-wheel drive
  • Standard AMG Sport Suspension based on AIR BODY CONTROL
  • Standard AMG DYNAMIC SELECT
  • Standard 12.3″ Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Standard Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Optional AMG Performance Exhaust System
  • Standard AMG Nappa Leather Performance Steering Wheel; optionally available AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel and AMG Nappa/Black Piano Lacquer Performance Steering Wheel
  • Edition 1 Package available, which includes edition-specific content: 20″ AMG Black Twin 5-Spoke Wheels, Black Nappa Leather with Copper Stitching, AMG Carbon Fiber Trim with Copper Accents, IWC Analog Clock with Copper Accents, AMG Performance Steering Wheel with Edition Lettering, AMG Floormats with Copper Accents

S-Class Sedan 

Introducing new variant for 2019: S 560e Sedan

The latest addition to the S-Class family is a new-generation plug-in hybrid with an on-board 7.2-kW charger that allows for fast charging of the battery.

AMG Updates

  • Two new steering wheels available:
    • AMG Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel
    • AMG Wood/Leather steering wheel

S-Class Coupe & Cabriolet     

Highlights for 2019

  • The newly-facelifted S-Class Coupe & Cabriolet return for MY19 with no equipment changes.

AMG Updates

  • Two new steering wheels available:
    • AMG Carbon Fiber/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel
    • AMG Wood/Leather steering wheel

Mercedes-Maybach                                       

Highlights for 2019

  • The esteemed Mercedes-Maybach Sedan receives a new, Maybach Vision-6- inspired grille design for 2019.
  • The Maybach S 560 and S 650 will also be available with two-tone paint combinations, double-clear-coat for dark-colored paints, new Exclusive Nappa Leather interior colors and new contrast stitching colors.

G-Class                                                      

Facelifted for 2019

The most significant redesign in the 40 year history of the G-Class.

Highlights for 2019

  • Larger vehicle dimensions but 375 lbs lighter
  • All-new, modern interior design
  • Traditional G-Class off-road performance
    • Ladder frame
    • Low-range gear box
    • Locking differentials
    • Improved off-road capability
  • Better on-road performance
    • Independent front suspension
    • Electromechanical power steering
  • Updated safety and assistance systems including Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC® and Active Steering Assist
    • Standard safety equipment upgraded as well

Exterior Updates

  • Two, new 19″ & 20″ wheel choices
  • Offered with 24 exterior paint choices
  • Bullbar as standard equipment
    • Now offered in black design with optional Night Package
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
  • LED Intelligent Light System with integrated Daytime Running Lamps

Interior Updates

  • Enhanced legroom for driver and all passengers
  • Exclusive Nappa Leather with diamond-pattern stitching now available on G 550
  • All new interior upholstery colors and trims
  • 3-Zone climate control
  • 64-color ambient lightning
  • Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Power tilt/sliding sunroof
  • COMAND® Navigation is standard equipment
    • Including Touchpad and 12.3″ Central Display
  • Standard Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto)
  • Other Standard equipment:
    • Heated front seats
    • KEYLESS-Start
    • DYNAMIC SELECT
    • New-generation steering wheel with Touch Control Buttons
    • Split-folding rear seats (60/40)

AMG Updates

  • Handcrafted-AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine producing 577 hp and 627 lb-ft torque
  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission
  • AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with adaptive, adjustable damping
  • AMG DYNAMIC SELECT with three new off-road modes
  • AMG-Specific Grille
  • Flared wheel arches
  • AMG Performance Exhaust System with side pipes
  • AMG Performance steering wheels
  • Wheels up to 22″ in diameter
  • Optional AMG Driver”s Package

GLA                                                          

Highlights for 2019

  • Introduction of Iridium Silver & Denim Blue exterior paints

AMG Updates

  • Additional standard equipment:
    • Premium Package
    • Convenience Package
    • 20″ AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels

GLC SUV & Coupe

Highlights for 2019

  • Heated Front Seats and 115V Power Outlet are now standard
  • Addition of 3-Zone Climate Control
  • Addition of Off-Road Engineering Package (available for 4MATIC® only)

EQ Power (Plug-in Hybrid) Updates (SUV only)

  • New 20″ 5-Spoke Wheels with Black Accents
  • 20″ AMG Multi-Spoke Wheels now available

AMG Updates

  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9-speed transmission
  • AMG Performance Seats and AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance steering wheel now available
  • New designo packages available in conjunction with AMG Performance Seats
  • AMG Performance Studio Package includes new AMG Optics Package

GLE & GLE Coupe                                                 

Highlights for 2019

  • The GLE and GLE Coupe return for MY19 with no equipment changes.

GLS

Highlights for 2019

  • Grand Edition available for GLS 450 & GLS 550
    • Luxurious interior featuring designo Porcelain/Espresso Brown Nappa Leather (with Budapest stitching)
    • designo Natural Grain Linden wood trim with stripes
    • GLS 450 features a unique 20″ 10-Spoke Wheel with Black Accents
    • Grand Edition badging

SL

Highlights for 2019

  • The timeless SL returns for MY19 with no equipment changes.

SLC

Highlights for 2019

  • New Stand-Alone Options: Blind Spot Assist, harman/kardon LOGIC7® Sound System, Dashtop Analog Clock, Ambient Lighting & PARKTRONIC

AMG Updates

  • Increased power from 362 to 385 hp
  • Dual-zone climate control becomes standard
  • Active LED Headlamps and Adaptive Highbeam Assist become standard
  • Graphite Grey exterior paint newly available

AMG GT                                                      

Highlights for 2019

  • GT C Coupe now receives standard Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

AMG GT 4-door Coupe                                            

Introducing all-new GT 4-door Coupe family (AMG GT 53, GT 63 & GT 63 S)

The third vehicle developed fully developed by Mercedes-AMG, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe combines unique design, high comfort and outstanding sports car engineering with an athletic, four-door fastback layout.

Highlights for 2019

  • AMG SPEEDSHIFT® TCT 9-speed transmission for the AMG 53 variant and AMG SPEEDSHIFT® MCT 9-speed transmission for the V8 variants
  • AMG Performance 4MATIC+ fully-variable all-wheel-drive system is equipped on all variants and includes standard “Drift Mode” on the GT 63 S
  • designo Brilliant Blue Magno paint available
  • GT 53
    • GT 53 features an AMG-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine producing 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
      • The additional EQ Boost (Integrated Starter-Generator) is able to produce up to 21 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
    • Standard AMG Ride Control Sport Suspension
  • GT 63 / GT 63 S
    • GT 63 and 63 S feature a handcrafted-AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine producing 577 hp/553 lb-ft of torque and 630 hp/627 lb-ft of torque respectively
    • AMG Ride Control+ Air Suspension
    • Standard rear-axle steering system
    • Electronic Rear Limited-Slip Differential
    • Standard AMG Dynamic Plus Package on GT 63 S; available as an option on GT 63
    • AMG Aerodynamics Package available
    • GT 63 S to receive Edition 1 package, featuring edition exclusive content: designo Graphite Grey Magno paint, AMG Stripes on the hood/roof/decklid and along the side sills, 21″ AMG Forged Cross- Spoke Wheels with Black Accents, AMG Matte Carbon Fiber Trim, AMG Magma Grey/Black Exclusive Nappa Leather with Yellow Stitching, AMG Floormats with Yellow Stitching and Lettering, AMG DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel with Yellow 12 o’clock marking and edition badging, and yellow seatbelts

smart EQ

Highlights for 2019

  • The smart EQ fortwo and the smart EQ fortwo cabrio return for MY19 with no changes to standard equipment or packaging.

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