A-class sedan: Mercedes' latest entry-level model arrived in U.S. dealerships in March. The subcompact sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine that produces 188 hp and 221 pound-feet of torque. The A-class sedan, which takes aim at the Audi A3, was the first vehicle to feature Mercedes' next-gen multimedia Mercedes-Benz User Experience system. An A-class freshening is expected in 2022.
The Mercedes-AMG A 35 provides up to 302 hp and will go on sale in spring 2020. The AMG treatment includes AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, sport suspension, unique AMG bumpers, two round tailpipes and a spoiler on the trunk lid.
CLA: The redesigned coupe-like four-door is based on the MFA2 platform and will have sportier, fastback styling to set it apart from the A class. The CLA 250, arriving in the U.S. this year, is equipped with a new 2.0-liter Inline-4 turbocharged engine, producing 221 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. It could be freshened in second-half 2022. AMG versions of the CLA 35 and CLA 45 coupes are expected to arrive in the U.S. by late 2019.
C class: The freshened 2019 C 300 and C 300 4MATIC have new front and rear styling, interior improvements and a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The C-class compact sedan is expected to be redesigned in early 2021.
CLS: The redesigned 2019 CLS is powered by a new 3.0-liter turbocharged Inline-6 engine, making it the first U.S. application of the automaker's new 48-volt electrical system paired with an integrated starter generator, known as EQ Boost. Mercedes scrapped the eight-cylinder engine for the base U.S.-market CLS, now called the CLS 450. With the update, the CLS moves to the new Modular Rear-wheel-drive Architecture platform, the same platform used for the redesigned E class.
E class: The midsize sedan should receive a redesign in 2023. It will run on the MRA platform and have a mild-hybrid system. In 2023 expect a plug-in hybrid AMG E 63.
S class: The flagship sedan will be redesigned in 2020, and the coupe redesign is expected in 2021. The powertrain will include mild hybrid inline-6 and V-8 engines. The AMG version of the S class could have a plug-in hybrid variant in the future.
SLC: Daimler is ending production of the small roadster next year, citing a challenging market for compact two-seat roadsters as tastes shift toward sporty crossovers. U.S. sales of the SLC dropped to 1,993 in 2018 and have fallen steadily since topping 10,000 a year in the early 2000s.
SL: The large roadster is in line for a redesign in first-half 2021. The new SL is being engineered alongside the next GT, with both models set to ride on what is known internally as the Modular Sports Architecture. A fabric top and 2+2 seating are rumored possibilities for the next-generation SL.
AMG GT: The high-performance sports car series grew in 2019 with the addition of the first GT 4-Door Coupe. The third model developed independently by AMG melds the front and rear design of the two-seat GT models with a four-door, four-seat body wearing a sweeping coupe roofline. The new track-tuned AMG GT R PRO special model and AMG GT R Roadster will be added to the GT family for the 2020 model year. The AMG GT two-door coupe and roadster receive redesigns in first half 2023.
Mercedes-AMG One: The miden-gine hypercar, which debuted at the Frankfurt auto show in 2017, continues to be bogged down by delays. It was expected to arrive in the second half of 2019, but has since gotten delayed until 2020. The AMG One uses a Formula One-based drive-train to produce more than 1,000 hp, and will be priced at about $2.5 million. AMG plans to make 275 of the hypercars during a roughly two-year production run. The U.S. allotment of 55 supercars is already sold out.
GLA: The compact crossover will be redesigned in the second half of 2020. The next-gen GLA will be based on the MFA2 platform. It will have a more upright design and taller roof, addressing complaints of the current generation being cramped. A plug-in hybrid is expected to begin production in 2020, and a mild-hybrid version will go into production in 2021.
GLB: Mercedes-Benz's first seven-seat compact crossover, the GLB, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in late 2019. It will slot between the GLA and the GLC in the Mercedes crossover lineup. The GLB, also based on the MFA2 platform, is powered by an updated 2.0-liter, inline-4 engine that delivers 221 hp. The GLB will be offered in an all-wheel-drive variant that will include an off-road package. Plug-in hybrid and a mild-hybrid versions could go into production in 2020.
GLC: The 2020 crossover and coupe was announced this year, and will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2019.
The GLC 300 features an inline-4 turbo engine with 255 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. The GLC 63 crossover and coupe feature a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine with 469 hp. The GLC 63 S Coupe features a 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine with 503 hp. The GLC 350e (plug-in-hybrid) was also announced this year and will go on sale in the U.S. by late 2019.
GLE: The redesigned 2020 midsize crossover launched with several engine offerings for the U.S. They include 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo engine on the GLE 350 and GLE 350 4MATIC that produce 255 hp and a GLE 450 4MATIC with a 3.0-liter inline-6 Turbo with EQ Boost producing 362 hp. The 2020 GLE includes an adjustable second row, and a third row is available as an option.
New for 2020 is the GLE 580 4MATIC, which features a biturbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine paired with a 48-volt on-board electrical system and integrated starter/generator. The combination can add 21 hp and 184 pound-feet of torque to the engine's base output of 483 hp and 516 pound-feet of torque.
A redesigned GLE Coupe will make its world debut this year and is expected to arrive in the U.S. in first-half 2020.
GLS: The flagship SUV received a redesign this year, with the 2020 model available in two variants. The GLS 580 4MATIC is the first Mercedes-Benz to introduce a new 4.0-liter V-8 biturbo engine, which delivers 483 hp. The GLS 450 4MATIC is equipped with a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbo engine, delivering 362 hp. Both variants receive an additional 21 hp from an electric EQ Boost feature enabled by a starter-alternator. The GLS features a wheelbase that's 2.4 inches longer, creating a roomier interior. A six-seat variant with two captain's chairs in the second row is available for the first time.
The SUV is expected to receive the luxe Maybach nameplate. The unibody Mercedes-Maybach GLS will likely debut in China in 2019 and go on sale in early 2020. It is expected to be priced at about $200,000, powered by a 560-plus-hp V-8 engine. The automaker plans to build the ultra-luxe Maybach model exclusively at its plant in Alabama, sources told Automotive News.
G class: The second-generation G class received a long overdue redesign in late 2018 and is now bigger, lighter and more luxurious than its predecessor. With more extensive use of lightweight materials, the SUV has shed 375 pounds.
The base G class has a 4.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine. A new nine-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter specifically adapted for off-road requirements also helps lower fuel consumption. A freshening could come in second-half 2023.