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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz R-Class
#253 of 441 Re: Mercedes-Benz - The Future [mssurrey]
Dec 15, 2005 (7:41 pm)
I assume that this also applies to the ML 500 as well ?
In an earlier post I replied to this with a "yes" regarding the ML500 becoming the ML550 with the new 5.5L V8. However, Mercedes debuting the new GL with the new 4.6L 340hp V8 first which begs the question as to whether a ML450 will replace the ML500 or with they have both the ML450 and ML550 for 2007. I'm looking for the Detroit autoshow to provide some answers on this.
#255 of 441 Latest Rumored MB models........
Dec 20, 2005 (10:56 pm)
Per the article, upcoming MB models.
1) The S 65 AMG, featuring a 612 horsepower V12
2) The CLK 63 AMG, featuring a 482 horsepower V8
3) The E 63 AMG, featuring a 515 horsepower V8
4) The CLS 63 AMG, featuring a 515 horsepower V8
I'd say the CLS/E models are a given since the E is due for a facelift and the CLS is just a fancier E-Class. A 482hp CLK63 is going to be a monster. The S65 AMG is a given.
#256 of 441 Re: Oh...... [merc1]
Dec 21, 2005 (11:31 am)
Is it just me, or does thing look like the offspring of a 4 Runner-XC90 tryst?
#257 of 441 Re: Oh...... [albell]
Dec 21, 2005 (9:20 pm)
No it isn't just you. It does look like a number of SUVs to me too. That is one of my problems with it, while good looking, it isn't distinctive enough for a Benz.
#258 of 441 Re: Oh...... [merc1]
Dec 22, 2005 (3:28 am)
It's a shame and a step backwards for MB. I think their design of new models -- E, CLS, ML, R and now the S -- has been pretty good and a huge step forward for them. The GL leaves me cold.
#259 of 441 S65 AMG to be presented at Detroit!
Dec 28, 2005 (2:32 am)
#260 of 441 2006 Mercedes-Benz Happenings....
Dec 28, 2005 (3:23 am)
So far we know about the new S-Class - S450, S550, S600 and now the S65 (which should be here by late summer).
The new GL-Class - GL450 is only model slated for the U.S. so far, can't see why we won't get the larger V8 GL500 (GL550 in the U.S.). On sale in late March/early April.
At some point over the next 6 months the CLK500, E500, CLS500, R500, and ML500 will all switch over to the new 5.5L V8 (382hp) and become "550" models. Not sure if there will be corresponding "450" models of any of these with the smaller 4.6L V8 with 335hp as in the new GL450. I doubt there will be any more 450 models than the S450 and maybe a ML/R450.
G-Class (the original) is scheduled to get a facelift after being granted a few more years of life. This should include the new generation V8s also.
Then we have the ML63, R63 and the inevitable CLS63, E63, CLK63, S63, CL63 and SL63 models. Only the ML63 and R63 have been shown so far, both with 503hp. The rumor mill puts the E/CLS63 at 515hp and the CLK63 at 482hp. Source
Then there is the pending diesel push. A ML320 CDI has been confirmed for the U.S. market for the 2007 model year. A R320 CDI is also likely as is the E320 CDI all with the new V6 replacing the old I6 engine.
The new CL should be presented at the Geneva motorshow in March. Also on the stand should be the facelifted E-Class and possibly the facelift SL also, both with the engine changes noted above.
I suspect the S450 will make its official debut at the L.A. autoshow on Jan 4th since the S65 has now been shown.
#261 of 441 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz Happenings.... [merc1]
Dec 29, 2005 (3:10 pm)
Man that is a torrent of new cars-engines...I am particularly curious about the new S...I feel it will be winner on the technology front, but still have reservations on the wheel arches...It is hard to imagine that many minds just doing the arches for no purpose...One small thing that my Audi has, that I would never have thought to be meaningful, is the adjustable arm rests...I have found them to be a great addition...Tony
#262 of 441 Re: 2006 Mercedes-Benz Happenings.... [anthonyp]
Dec 29, 2005 (10:04 pm)
Yep, 2006 is going to be a big year for MB I predict. They have a decent amount of new and/or facelifted product coming and every V8 will be upgraded at some point like the V6s were this year. New managment at the wheel should be a big plus. Since the S-Class seems to be a hit elsewhere in the world I'm sure they wait breathlessly to see how it will do here.