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New for 2013: Mercedes-Benz

9/10/2012
2013 Mercedes-Benz Model Overview

For 2013, Mercedes-Benz launches the redesigned GL-Class SUV, redesigned SL-Class roadster, and the heavily revised G-Class SUV. Additionally, Mercedes introduces the new E400 Hybrid Sedan and the GLK250 BlueTec SUV this year, and expands availability of its Eco start/stop fuel-saving technology to more models.

Most 2013 Mercedes models get a new Mbrace 2 telematics system with iPhone/Android integration, Internet access, remote vehicle communication, and what Mercedes calls "control" features--geo-fencing, speed alert, curfew alert, and a driving journal. A new Mercedes-Benz Apps option offers Google POI search, Pandora Internet radio, Facebook access, and more.


2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an entry-level luxury sport coupe or sedan. The C250 features a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the C300 4Matic and C350 have V-6 engines, and the C63 AMG is equipped with a 6.3-liter V-8 engine. The C-Class lineup was updated and expanded last year, so there are few changes for 2013. The most substantial change is the addition of a 3.5-liter V-6 engine to C300 4Matic models, and the availability of 4Matic all-wheel drive in the C-Class Coupe.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • 248-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine for C300 4Matic
  • Eco start/stop for models with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Optional 4Matic all-wheel drive for C350 Coupe
  • Optional AMG Sports Package Plus with 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport interior with contrasting seat belts, unique exhaust tuning
  • Distronic Plus radar cruise control now offered as stand-alone option


2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is a premium luxury coupe based on the marque's flagship S-Class sedan. It carries into 2013 without modification, except for the addition of a new Grand Edition option package. Four models are available: the V-8-powered CL550, V-12-powered CL600, twin-turbo V-8-powered CL63 AMG, and the twin-turbo V-12-powered CL65 AMG.

What's New:
  • Optional Grand Edition package with Designo paint and interior, AMG styling, and 20-inch aluminum wheels


2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class kicked off the design trend toward 4-door coupes when it first arrived for 2004. For the 2012 model year, the second-generation version of the CLS-Class debuted, offered as the CLS550 with a V-8 engine and the CLS63 AMG with a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. Mercedes makes a single change to the CLS-Class for 2013.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics


2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet
Although they are designated as E-Class models, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are actually built on a different platform from the E-Class Sedan and Wagon, and are smaller models with a shorter wheelbase and overall length, lower roofline, and a narrower body. Available models include the E350 with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the E550 with a 5.5-liter V-8 engine.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • Standard electric steering
  • Standard heated front seats
  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • New wheel designs


2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan and Wagon
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midsize luxury car offered in 5-passenger sedan and 7-passenger station wagon variants. The 2013 model lineup includes the E350 Sedan and E350 4Matic Wagon with a V-6 engine; E350 BlueTec Sedan with a turbo-diesel V-6; E400 Hybrid Sedan; E550 4Matic Sedan with a V-8 engine; and the E63 AMG Sedan and Wagon with a twin-turbo V-8 engine. The E400 Hybrid is new, pairing the 3.5-liter V-6 engine from the E350 with an electric assist motor and a Lithium-ion battery pack. Features of the E400 Hybrid include electric-only operation at low speed, a "sailing" function, and Eco start/stop technology.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • Standard Premium 2 package for E63 AMG models including navigation, massaging front seats, Keyless Go, and bi-xenon headlights with Active Curve Illumination
  • Standard panoramic sunroof for E63 AMG Wagon
  • New E400 Hybrid model debuts


2013 Mercedes-Benz F-CELL
Available only for lease, and only in California, the Mercedes-Benz F-CELL debuted last year. This is a 4-passenger, 5-door hatchback equipped with a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell powertrain. It generates 134 horsepower, offers a 190-mile range, and emits nothing but water vapor from the combustion process.

What's New:
  • No changes for 2013


2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class--also known as the G-Wagon--is a 5-passenger luxury SUV built for serious off-road travel. For 2013, the G-Class is substantially updated, with new exterior styling, upgraded interior, and new safety technology. The G550's 5.5-liter V-8 engine receives a subtle increase in power, while the G63 AMG is equipped with a new twin-turbo V-8 engine with Eco start/stop technology.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard Distronic Plus technology
  • Standard Blind Spot Assist technology
  • Standard front and rear parking sensors
  • Restyled exterior with LED running lights
  • Updated interior with 7-inch in-dash display screen
  • More powerful standard 5.5-liter V-8 engine
  • G63 AMG model with 544-horsepower, 5.5-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine
  • Eco start/stop technology for G55 AMG
  • Red-painted brake calipers for G55 AMG


2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Redesigned for 2013, the new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is longer, wider and taller than previous-year models. Four models are offered, all offering 3 rows of seats and 7-passenger capacity. The Mercedes GL350 BlueTec has a 240-horsepower, turbo-diesel, 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The Mercedes GL450 has a new 362-horsepower, twin-turbo, 4.6-liter V-8 engine. The Mercedes GL550 has a more powerful version of the GL450's engine, which generates 429 horsepower, plus modified styling, wheel-arch flares, and 21-inch aluminum wheels. The Mercedes GL63 AMG has a 550-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.5-liter V-8 engine. All models offer 4Matic 4-wheel drive.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard Attention Assist
  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist
  • Standard adaptive brake technology
  • Standard crosswind stabilization technology
  • Standard reversing camera
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard Airmatic suspension
  • Optional Active Curve System
  • Optional Active Parking Assist
  • Optional Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Optional SurroundView camera system
  • Optional panoramic sunroof
  • Optional soft-close doors
  • Optional On- and Off-Road package with 2-stage transfer case, differential lock, 6 transmission settings


2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
The Mercedes-Benz GLK Class is a 5-passenger, compact luxury SUV. For 2013, it is offered as the GLK250 BlueTec equipped with a new 1.9-liter, turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine, or as the GLK350 equipped with a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine and Eco start/stop technology. New interior and exterior styling updates are included on the 2013 GLK.

What's New:
  • Restyled exterior with new headlights, LED running lights, LED taillights, grille, and bumpers
  • Restyled interior with new color instrumentation and air vents
  • Direct Select gear selector
  • GLK250 BlueTec model debuts with 190-horsepower turbo-diesel engine
  • 302-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine for the GLK350 model
  • Eco start/stop technology for the GLK350 model
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard 19-inch aluminum wheels for the GLK350 model
  • Optional ambient cabin lighting


2013 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a 5-passenger, midsize luxury SUV. Four versions are offered: the ML350 with a V-6 engine, ML350 BlueTec with a turbo-diesel engine, ML550 with a V-8 engine, and the performance-oriented ML63 AMG. For 2013, 4Matic all-wheel drive is no longer standard on the ML350 model. Additionally, new standard equipment is added to all M-Class models and new optional features are available.

What's New:
  • ML350 with rear-wheel drive
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics
  • Standard Collision Prevention Assist
  • Standard color instrumentation
  • Standard upholstered dashboard for ML550
  • Optional On- and Off-Road package with 2-stage transfer case, differential lock, 6 transmission settings
  • Optional massaging front seats


2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the automaker's full-size flagship luxury sedan. For 2013, it gets additional standard equipment, but no other changes are in store. Buyers can choose the S350 BlueTec with a turbo-diesel engine, S400 Hybrid with a gas/electric hybrid powertrain, S550 with a V-8 engine, or the S600 with a V-12 engine. Two performance-oriented models are also available: the S63 AMG and the S65 AMG.

What's New:
  • Standard Premium 2 package with massaging front seats


2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
The Mercedes-Benz SL grand touring roadster is redesigned for 2013, and offered as the SL500, SL63 AMG, and SL65 AMG. The Mercedes SL500 has a new 429-horsepower, twin-turbo, 4.6-liter V-8 engine with Eco start/stop technology and a 7-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes SL63 AMG has a new 530-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.5-liter V-8 engine with Eco start/stop and a 7-speed automated manual gearbox with 4 shift modes and a RaceStart function. The Mercedes SL65 AMG has a 621-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine with a new 7-speed automatic. All 2013 SL models have a power-retractable hardtop roof.

What's New:
  • Aluminum body shell
  • Electric steering with Direct Steer technology
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard FrontBass sound system
  • Standard panoramic glass roof
  • Optional Magic Sky Control variable transparency glass
  • Optional Active Lane Keeping Assist system
  • Optional Blind Spot Assist system
  • Optional Distronic Plus with Pre-Safe Braking
  • Optional Parktronic with Active Parking Assist
  • Optional Bang & Olufsen Beosound premium audio system
  • Optional Performance package for SL63 AMG with 557 horsepower


2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
The Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is a 2-seat luxury sports car with a power-retractable hardtop. Three models are offered. The SLK250 has a turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with a manual transmission. The SLK350 includes a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a 7-speed automatic transmission and Eco start/stop technology. The SLK55 AMG model is built for performance, and has a 415-horsepower, 5.5-liter V-8 engine.

What's New:
  • Standard Mbrace 2 telematics system
  • Standard Premium 1 package for SLK350 models includes premium surround-sound system, heated front seats, AirScarf neck heating system
  • Standard Eco start/stop feature for SLK350 models
  • New turn signal and cruise control stalks for all models
  • Optional Adaptive Highbeam Assist technology


2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Mercedes-Benz calls the SLS AMG GT a "supercar." Prices start at more than $190,000 for the 2-seat coupe, which features gullwing doors. The SLS AMG Roadster offers conventional doors and a fabric convertible top. Mercedes claims the hand-built 6.3-liter V-8 engine accelerates this model to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

What's New:
  • "GT" designation signifies 20 extra horsepower
  • SLS AMG GT now rated at 583 horsepower
  • Updated 7-speed AMG SpeedShift transmission
  • Revised AMG Adaptive Suspension
  • Darkened headlights and taillights
  • Gloss black exterior trim
  • Red-painted brake calipers
  • Additional wheel color
  • Alcantara upholstery
  • Red-contrast upholstery stitching
  • Red seat belts


2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is a full-size van designed for commercial or passenger use. It is offered in Cargo Van, Crew Van, Passenger Van, MiniBus and Cab Chassis models, and buyers can select between 3 wheelbase lengths, 2 roof heights, and 3 Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR). All Sprinters are equipped with a turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 BlueTec clean-diesel engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

What's New:
  • No changes for 2013