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Merced 791 597x323 Model plans for 2012

Okay folks, this might be a little bit too much info for all of you to digest. But if you’re a die-hard Mercedes-Benz fan, heck even if you’re just starting to marvel at the legacy of Daimler’s brainchild, you’ll find that it’s all worth reading. These are plans the company have under their to-do-list for 2012. So if you’re bent on finally getting a Merc next year, you’d better check this out.

C-Class Sedan (September)

  • Restyled four-door sedan with new direct-injection 4- and 6-cylinder
    engines, more fuel-efficient 7-speed automatic transmission, aluminum
    hood and increased standard equipment including HD radio, rain-sensing
    wipers, integrated garage door opener, auto-dimming mirrors, USB
    interface and integrated compass.
  • Exterior updates include new headlights, LED DRL’s and taillights, bumpers and grille.
  • A completely redesigned interior features a color instrument cluster
    display, new headunit (described above) w/fixed 5.8″ screen, avail.
    PARKTRONIC w/Parking Assist
  • New safety features includes standard ATTENTION ASSIST, ADAPTIVE
    BRAKE with HOLD function and available Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Lane
    Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
  • C250 Sport/Luxury: new direct-injection 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo (201 hp, 229 lb.-ft.)
  • C300 4MATIC Sport/Luxury: continues with existing 3.0-liter V6 (228 hp, 221 lb-ft) and standard all-wheel drive.
  • C350 Sport: new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp, 273 lb.-ft.)
  • C63 AMG: receives AMG 7-speed Multi-Clutch Transmission (MCT) and
    continues with naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 (451 hp, 443 lb-ft) and
    optimized suspension. Optional AMG Development Package yields 481 hp.

C-Class Coupe (September)

  • New two-door coupe debuts with bold AMG styling, standard panorama
    sunroof, steering wheel shift paddles, split-folding rear-seats, front
    seats with integrated headrests and driver memory plus a fuel-efficient
    7-speed automatic transmission as well as the other technology
    highlights of the sedan.
  • C250 Sport: new direct-injection 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo (201 hp, 229 lb.-ft.) and 17inch 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • C350 Sport: new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp, 273 lb.-ft.)
    and 17-inch AMG twin 5-spoke alloy wheels, rear trunk spoiler
  • C63 AMG: features hand-built naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V8 (451
    hp, 443 lb-ft), AMG 7-speed MCT and 18-inch twin 5-spoke alloy wheels.
    Optional AMG Development Package yields 481 hp.

CL-Class Coupe (July)

  • CL550 4MATIC continues with 4.6-liter direct-injection biturbo V8 (429 hp, 516 lb-ft.)
  • CL63 AMG continues with 5.5-liter direct-injection biturbo AMG V8 (536 hp, 590 lb-ft) with ECO Stop/Start and AMG 7-speed MCT.
  • CL600 5.5-liter biturbo V12 model (510 hp, 612 lb-ft) continues
  • CL65 AMG High-performance 6.0-liter biturbo V12 model (621hp, 738 lb-ft) continues
  • Model line continues to showcase advanced driver assistance systems
    such as Distronic Plus with PRE-SAFE Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist
    and Active Blind Spot Assist with automatic brake intervention and
    Nightview Assist PLUS with pedestrian detection.

CLS-Class Four-Door Coupe (June)

  • New-generation four-door coupe debuts with dramatic styling, two new
    V8 engines, electromechanical steering, aluminum doors and world-first
    active LED headlights.
  • CLS550 new direct-injection 4.6-liter biturbo V8 (402 hp, 443
    lb.-ft) with more fuel-efficient 7-speed automatic transmission,
    AIRMATIC suspension and available with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive (Sept).
  • CLS63 AMG new direct-injection 5.5-liter biturbo AMG V8 (518 hp, 516
    lb-ft) with ECO Stop/Start technology, AMG 7-speed MCT and AIRMATIC
    rear suspension. Optional Performance Package yields 550 hp/590 lb-ft.
  • Other new technology includes a color instrument cluster display, multicolor ambient lighting and central controller
  • LED taillamps and PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
  • Safety technology includes available Active Lane Keeping Assist,
    Active Blind Spot Assist, 10 standard airbags and standard ATTENTION
    ASSIST

E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet

  • E350 Coupe and Cabriolet (July) new 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 engine (302 hp, 273 lb-ft) and new 17-inch twin 5-spoke wheels
  • E550 Coupe and Cabriolet (Oct.) new 4.6-liter direct-injection V8 engine (402 hp, 443 lb-ft) and electromechanical steering.
  • New available assistance systems include both active and passive Lane Keeping Assist and Blind Spot Assist.
  • Other highlights include new steering wheels with standard shift
    paddles, color instrument cluster display, standard LED DRLs, more
    fuel-efficient 7-speed transmission and media interface moved to the
    center console.

E-Class Sedan and Wagon (October)

  • Model line features more fuel-efficient 7-speed automatic
    transmission, new steering wheels, color instrument cluster display and
    standard LED DRL’s, media interface moved to center console.
  • E350 4MATIC Wagon continues with sport or luxury models, new
    direct-injection 3.5liter V6 engine (302hp, 273 lb-ft) and standard
    all-wheel drive, 3rd-row rear-facing seat, power tailgate, rear air
    suspension and electromechanical steering,
  • E350 BlueTEC 50-State V6 turbodiesel (210 hp, 400 lb-ft) continues.
  • E350 Sport/Luxury new direct-injection V6 engine (302 hp, 273 lb-ft) and available 4MATIC all-wheel-drive.
  • E550 4MATIC Sport new 4.6-liter twin-turbo direct-injectionV8-engine
    (402 hp, 443 lb-ft), electromechanical steering and standard 4MATIC
    all-wheel-drive.
  • E63 AMG Sedan new 5.5-liter twin-turbo direct-injection V8 engine
    (518 hp, 516 lb-ft) and ECO Stop/Start technology mated to the AMG
    7-speed MCT plus new 19-inch AMG 10-spoke wheels. Optional Performance
    Packages yields 550hp/590lb-ft.
  • E63 AMG Wagon debuts with drivetrain mentioned above and standard panorama roof
  • Model line continues to showcase advanced new driver assistance
    systems such as ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active
    Blind Spot Assist with automatic brake intervention, PRE-SAFE Brake with
    Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Nightview
    Assist PLUS with pedestrian detection.

F-Cell

  • 5-door, 4-passenger hydrogen-electric car (134 hp, 214 lb-ft) continues, available for lease in southern California.
  • Powered by fuel cell technology with an EPA estimated range of 190 miles (European driving cycle: 240 miles)

G-Class SUV (October)

  • G550 5.5-liter V8-powered model (382 hp, 391 lb-ft) continues
  • “Edition Select” package offered in choice of 3 paints, AMG fenders,
    exhaust sidepipes, silver-painted wheels and other interior highlights
    including designo upholstery

GL-Class SUV (August)

  • GL350 BlueTEC 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (210 hp, 400 lb-ft) model continues
  • GL450 4.6-liter V8-powered (335 hp, 339 lb-ft) model continues
  • GL550 5.5-liter V8-powered (382 hp, 391 lb-ft) model continues
  • Minor updates to the interior, rearview camera now includes directional lines, all models now feature standard LED DRLs

GLK-Class SUV (July)

  • GLK350 3.5-liter V6-powered (268 hp, 258 lb-ft) model continues w/available 4MATIC all-wheel-drive.
  • Media interface relocated to center console.

R-Class Crossover (August)

  • R350 4MATIC new direct-injection V6 engine (302 hp, 273 lb-ft), more
    fuel-efficient 7speed automatic transmission & standard 4MATIC
    all-wheel drive.
  • R350 BlueTEC 50-state V6 turbodiesel (210 hp, 400 lb-ft) continues
  • Model line features standard LED DRLs, directional lines on rearview camera and minor interior updates.
  • New standard equipment includes COMAND system with hard-drive
    navigation, enhanced voice control for audio, telephone and navigation,
    Gracenote® media database, HD Radio®, SIRIUS® satellite radio with
    SIRIUS real-time traffic service, Zagat® Survey restaurant guide, 4GB
    hard-drive with Music Register

S-Class Sedan (July)

  • S400 HYBRID continues with the first lithium-ion battery designed
    exclusively for automotive use and 3.5-liter V6 mild hybrid powertrain
    (295 hp, 284 lb-ft)
  • S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC new model features standard all-wheel-drive and 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine (240 hp, 455 lb-ft)
  • S550 new 4.6-liter direct-injectionV8 engine (429 hp, 516 lb-ft) and
    more fuel-efficient 7-speed automatic transmission. Available with
    4MATIC all wheel drive.
  • S63 AMG High-performance model continues with 5.5-liter
    direct-injection biturbo V8 engine (536 hp, 590 lb-ft) and ECO
    Stop/Start functionality as well as AMG 7-speed MCT. Optional
    Performance Package yields 563hp/664 lb-ft.
  • S600 flagship 5.5-liter biturbo V12 model (510 hp, 612 lb-ft) continues.
  • S65 AMG high-performance 6.0-liter biturbo V12 model (621hp, 738lb-ft) continues.
  • Model line continues to showcase advanced driver assistance systems
    such as Distronic Plus with PRE-SAFE Brake, Active Lane Keeping Assist
    and Active Blind Spot Assist with automatic brake intervention and
    Nightview Assist PLUS with pedestrian detection.

SL-Class Coupe/Roadster (June)

  • SL550 5.5-liter V8 model (382hp, 391 lb-ft) continues
  • SL63 AMG high-performance 6.3-liter V8-powered model (518 hp, 465 lb-ft) with AMG 7-speed MCT continues

SLK-Class Coupe/Roadster

  • New-generation SLK debuts with SLS AMG styling cues, new powertrains
    and retractable hardtop that opens/closes within 20 seconds and offers
    Panorama roof and MAGIC SKY CONTROL. Standard LED daytime running lamps
    and electronic parking brake.
  • SLK350 (June): new direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp, 273
    lb.-ft.) with 7-speed automatic transmission and 18-inch 5-spoke wheels
  • SLK250 (Early 2012): new direct-injection 1.8-liter 4-cylinder turbo
    (201 hp, 229 lb.-ft.) available with 6-spd manual or 7-spd automatic
    and 17-inch 5-spoke wheels
  • New interior highlights include sun-reflecting leather, Direct Ambient Lighting, COMAND control knob and AIRGUIDE.
  • New safety highlights include Adaptive Brake, NECK-PRO head
    restraints, PARKTRONIC with Parking Assist, 8 airbags and standard
    ATTENTION ASSIST
  • New standard equipment includes rain-sensing wipers, power-folding
    auto-dimming mirrors, power memory seats with lumbar support, integrated
    garage door opener, rearview mirror with integrated compass and HD
    Radio.
  • New headunit (described above)

SLS AMG

  • AMG-developed super sports car with aluminum body and
    high-performance powertrain featuring a hand-built V8 engine (563hp, 479
    lb-ft) with front-mid layout and dry sump lubrication mated to a carbon
    fiber driveshaft and advanced dual-clutch transaxle transmission with 4
    driving modes.
  • New equipment includes standard Blind Spot Assist, optional 3-mode
    AMG Adaptive Suspension and AMG Performance Media including driving
    telemetry and G-Force measurement
  • SLS AMG Coupe (July) continues with new paint offerings
  • SLS AMG Roadster (late 2011) debuts with power soft top in choice of
    three colors that opens/closes in 11 seconds up to 30 mph,
    conventionally hinged doors, standard AIRSCARF and removable wind
    deflector.

Sprinter Van

  • Cargo Van, Crew Van, Passenger Van, MiniBus and Cab Chassis models continue with 50-state BlueTEC clean diesel engine
  • Available in 3 GVWRs, 3 lengths and 2 roof heights.

Source: Car Scoop

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