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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz R-Class
#355 of 441 Mercedes-Benz News....
Apr 23, 2006 (10:47 pm)
Worldcarfans (in the Germancar section) has a timeline for upcoming Mercedes 2007 (in the U.S.) model introductions.
USA: ML63 AMG 4MATIC July 2006
USA: CLS550 September 2006
USA: CLK63 AMG Cabriolet September 2006
USA: GL450 4Matic May 2006
USA: E-Class July 2006
USA: R320 CDI October 2005 und R63 AMG 4MATIC September 2006
It appears that the R500 and ML500 keep the ancient SOHC 5L V8! Don't get that at all. It also mentions "further" CLK models, read CLK550.
#356 of 441 GL arrival and other news.......
May 02, 2006 (3:45 am)
The 2007 GL450 has landed I see. The build your own feature is up at MBUSA.
There should be some type of announcement on the new CL very soon. I'd say sometime in the next couple of weeks or so prior to May 19th, a very big day in Stuttgart!
Autoweek is reporting that the G-Class' facelift will be shown at the Paris auto show this September.
The updated SLR "Track Sport" is also rumored to be heading for a Paris debut along with an SLR Roadster.
Sometime between now and then there should be an announcement about the SLK55 Tracksport. A lightened and stiffened SLK55 AMG with carbon fiber here and there and 400hp from the current 5.5L V8.
#357 of 441 Re: ML diesel [qbrozen]
May 02, 2006 (3:49 am)
The only thing is when are the Bluetec versions of the ML,R and GL going on sale in all 50 states. Mercedes is missing out on a lot of sales by not being able to sell diesels in New York, Maine and especially Cali. A GL320 Bluetec would get really good mileage for a vehicle of its size.
#358 of 441 April Sales....
May 03, 2006 (12:53 am)
Sales info for April 2006, up 13 percent compared to April 2005. The S,GL,R,CLK,SLK and to a lesser degree the E-Class all contributed to the gain.
#359 of 441 Re: April Sales.... [merc1]
May 03, 2006 (6:33 am)
1600 or so R's is probably not making anyone's day at MB. Given the increasing number that I am seeing, as well as the incentives, I thought it would be more.
MBUSA does seem to be shooting the lights out otherwise, though.
#360 of 441 Re: April Sales.... [albell]
May 03, 2006 (9:51 pm)
True I'm sure they'd like to do about 2K a month, but that isn't going to happen often enough. I expect the GL to do much better.
#361 of 441 May 2006 Sales
Jun 04, 2006 (8:27 pm)
Sales were up 21+ percent for May 2006 vs. May 2005. The S,E,R,SL,SLK and new GL were all responsible for this huge gain.
Dealers must be giving away 06' E-Classes ahead of the new 07' model arriving at the end of June. The R-Class moved only 1400 or so units, still not up to what MB needs in order to meet their goal of 20K a year. The GL was the surprise, it outsold the ML.
Also Mercedes has confirmed their 2007 model lineup. The new CL550 and CL600 arrive at year-end. In the "I don't understand category", the R500, ML500 and G500 keep the old 5L V8 instead of getting the new 5.5L V8. The CLK550 has also been confirmed.
2007 MB Models
#362 of 441 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Series
Jun 09, 2006 (4:01 am)
As the only eight-cylinder roadster in its segment the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG provides unique driving experience. The two-seater is now even more sporty: Mercedes AMG has developed an exclusive and distinctly puristic special series which sets new standards in driving dynamics. With the AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine enhanced to 294 kW/400 hp and 520 Newton metres, numerous lightweight construction components, carbon hardtop, 19-inch AMG forged wheels, AMG height-adjustable torsion sports suspension and AMG high-performance composite brake system the special SLK 55 AMG demonstrates even more convincingly its sports talent – and makes a good figure on any closed course.
The only bad news is that this appears to be a Germany-only model.
#363 of 441 S65 AMG
Jun 12, 2006 (8:22 pm)
The S65 AMG is now up at MBUSA.com. A hefty $182,275.
#364 of 441 2007 Recap...
Jun 13, 2006 (3:39 am)
New or revised for 2007:
S550, S600, S65 AMG
CLS550, CLS63 AMG
E320 Bluetec, E550, E63 AMG
GL450, GL320 Bluetec (early 2007)
R320 CDI, R63 AMG
ML320 CDI, ML63 AMG
CLK550, CLK63 AMG Cabriolet
CL550, CL600 - all new, more info on these soon.
G-Class - facelift
2008 Model Year - A glimpse into the future:
New C-Class, C350 should get the new direct-injection V6, 292hp. C63 AMG with somewhere over 400hp to combat new RS4 and upcoming V8-powered E90 BMW M3.
SLK - Facelift, SLK350 gets above engine from new C350 and SLK55 becomes the SLK63 with 440hp.
The S63, CL63 and SL63 models should be added for 2008 with a turbocharged version of the new AMG 6.2L making around 570hp.
S320 and E320 Bluetec arrive in 50-state legal form with Adblue.