Development teams are seriously busy at Mercedes at the moment. Not only is the company readying a new A-Class, but also the new CLS, S-Class and updates to the GLE. The new S-Class should debut in September and will feature extensive revisions to the front and rear styling. It will adopt the Intelligent Drive system from the E-Class and the plug-in hybrid version is expected to get wireless charging.
Meanwhile, our sources confirm that the new GLE SUV will get styling changes to improve its aerodynamics and thus its efficiency. Changes will be made to the engines with the aim to cut consumption across the range by 20%. Expect the GLE in SA in 2018.
Bigger news for Merc can be found in the new CLS. Under the bonnet, the CLS will ditch its V6 engines in favour of inline six units and the 2.1-litre turbodiesel will be replaced by a 2.0-litre. The CLS will get the dual screens of the E-Class and Merc will ditch the Shooting Brake version altogether. – BD Motor News