Mercedes Highlights Its 2018 Model Year Lineup In The United States

Mercedes is entering the 2018 model year with an assortment of changes and additions to its lineup in the United States.

Starting with the brand’s flagship, the 2018 S-Class features revised styling, updated technology, and a handful of new engine options.

The S450 and S450 4MATIC are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine which produces 362 hp (270 kW), while the S560 and S560 4MATIC have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 cranking out 463 hp (345 kW).

Buyers looking for something more powerful can check out the updated Mercedes-AMG S63 which features a new turbo-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 603 hp (450 kW). Thanks to the extra power and a new nine-speed automatic gearbox, the model accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.

The 2018 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are also new and come with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 developing 329 hp (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (479 Nm) of torque. The engines are connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Speaking of the E-Class, the sedan receives a new E400 variant with the aforementioned engine. Customers can also order the new Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon which has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 603 hp (450 kW) and 627 lb- ft (849 Nm) of toque. Designed to haul more than just groceries, the model rockets from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds before topping out at 180 mph (290 km/h).

Moving on, the Mercedes-AMG GT lineup expands thanks to the addition of the GT Roadster, GT C Coupe, GTC Roadster, and GT R Coupe. The latter model is the cream of the crop as it features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 cranking out 577 hp (430 kW).

On the crossover side, the facelifted GLA features revised styling and additional standard equipment. The GLA250 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 208 hp (155 kW), while the GLA45 boasts a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 375 hp (280 kW).

On the topic of performance crossovers, there are three new editions for 2018 including the GLC63, GLC63 Coupe, and GLC63 S Coupe. The GLC63 variants have a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 469 hp (350 kW) and 479 lb-ft (648 Nm) of torque which enables them to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 3.9 seconds.

The GLC63 S Coupe goes one step further as it produces 503 hp (375 kW) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque. This reduces the 0-60 mph time to just 3.7 seconds.

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  • PK

    Mercedes Benz is killing it this year, the next year and beyond! Indeed The Best or Nothing!!!! <3

  • B.Stokes

    Only model I’d wish they’d produce is an E-Class Coupe 63 AMG. I don’t know why they won’t make it with all of the other random AMG versions they make.

    • Ermal Morina

      Because there’s a C63 Coupe and a S63 Coupe.
      An E63 Coupe would mean killing it’s own lineup

  • europeon

    Where’s the new CLS?

    • YUDHA BAGASKARA

      probably for 2019
      production model will be unveiled on frankfurt this september

  • Waleesa1

    @Carscoops, Are you sure that the S450 will be powered by a V6? A few months ago, they announced that they were switching to an all-new inline 6.

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