A-Class: Mercedes' entry-level vehicle is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that produces 188 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful AMG variant — the A 35 — went on sale last year. Its engine is AMG-enhanced, producing 302 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The A-Class is expected to be freshened in the second half of 2022, but the model likely won't continue beyond the current generation. A-Class production is scheduled to end in 2025, according to AutoForecast Solutions data.
CLA: The CLA should see a freshening in the second half of 2023, followed by a redesign in the third quarter of 2025.
C-Class: When the next-generation C-Class arrives in the U.S. next year, it will jettison its six- and eight-cylinder engines, offering only a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder with fuel-saving hybrid technology. The redesigned C-Class compact will have an integrated starter-generator and 48-volt technology.
CLS: Mercedes' midsize four-door coupe is getting a sporty face-lift that includes a new grille and bumper this fall. The updated CLS 450 4Matic features a mild-hybrid powertrain. The 2022 model-year freshening comes as consumer demand for cars slides across the industry. With the increasing focus on sporty crossovers in the U.S., the CLS' days could be numbered. Production is expected to end in late 2023, according to AutoForecast data.
E-Class: The midsize sedan received a freshening late last year that featured two new engines: a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a beltless 3.0-liter inline-six turbo. The 3.0-liter is paired with the EQ Boost integrated starter-generator, which can add up to 21 hp for short periods. The brand also debuted an All-Terrain variant as well as Mercedes-AMG variants of the E-Class coupe, cabriolet, sedan and wagon in late 2020.
The E-Class should receive a redesign in the third quarter 2023. It will use the MRA2 platform and feature a mild-hybrid system.
S-Class: The halo car and profit-generator for Mercedes-Benz was redesigned for this spring and is now powered by a lineup of turbocharged engines. The 500 4Matic model sports a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo that delivers 429 hp. The 580 4Matic is powered by a 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo with 496 hp.
To reduce complexity and streamline ordering, Mercedes offers the 2022 S-Class in just three trims — Luxury Line, AMG Line and Executive Line — vs. nine major packages available with the previous generation. Overall, the redesigned S-Class has 86 percent fewer configurations, Mercedes said.
A redesign of the Maybach S-Class arrived this summer. The redesigned V-12 model is expected in early 2022.
SL: The large luxury roadster is in line for a redesign early next year as a 2022 model. It is being engineered by AMG and will be available exclusively as a Mercedes-AMG model. The redesigned SL is set to ride on an all-new sports car platform known internally as the Modular Sports Architecture.
Mercedes-AMG GT: The new top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG GT zoomed into stores this summer. The 720-hp AMG GT Black Series, powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine, starts at $326,050, including shipping. The performance car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 202 mph.
Meanwhile, the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe model receives a freshening this fall that includes a wider range of equipment, including a new rear bench seat option that offers space for up to five passengers total. A new Manufaktur Exclusive Edition will be available for the 4-Door's GT 53 model.