Model Year Changes For The South African Mercedes-Benz C, E, GL & M-Class

Model Year changes include small updates which cannot be kept back for Facelifts or New Models. With this being said, Mercedes-Benz South Africa has released a few MY changes for the C-Class, E-Class, GL-Class and M-Class models.

The C-Class changes include:

Standard feature changes:

  • Four New CGI Engines
  • BlueEFFICIENCY Badging
  • Avantgarde and Elegance design line badge included on the centre console
  • Shift programme
    o E – Economy mode
    o S – Sport
  • Audible locking verification – this function can be activated by the driver through an on/off switch in the cluster menu.
  • New-look interior mirror.
  • The ESP® OFF switch is incorporated in the cluster menu.

Optional Extra’s Include:

  • New paint colour – metallic – Cuprite Brown
  • Intelligent Light System with bi-xenon with active light function, dynamic range adjustment, headlamp cleaning system and includes LED daytime running lights
  • Reversing camera option available in conjunction with PARKTRONIC and COMAND
  • Optionally available heated front seats
  • Manual sun blinds for left and right rear doors
  • Performance Package Plus which includes an additional 24 kW of power (C63 AMG)
  • Limited slip differential (C63 AMG)
  • AMG Driver’s Package with increased speed limit (C63 AMG)

E-Class Sedan and Estate Changes Include:

Standard feature changes:

  • Daytime running lights in the ‘hockey stick design’

New optional extras:

  • Daytime running lights included in the ‘Light package’ and ‘Avantgarde’
  • design line standard with the ‘stripe’ design.
  • New designo paint colours
  • o Designo Mocha Black
    o Designo Mauritius Blue
    o Designo Graphite
    o Designo Platinum Black

E-Class Coupe/Cabrio Changes Include:

Standard feature changes:

  • New Pine Wood trim available in conjunction with Elegance leather trim in Black, Almond Beige or Alpaca Grey

New optional extras:

  • New Designo paints available:
  • o Designo Mocha Black
    o Designo Mauritius Blue
    o Designo Graphite
    o Designo Platinum Black

  • Interior trim – Black piano lacquer
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Integrated child booster seat
  • 17” 5-twin spoke wheel on E350
  • AMG Sports Package

GL-Class Changes Include:

Standard feature changes:

  • New folding towbar

New optional extras:

  • Blind spot assist
  • Climatised front seats
  • Paint colours:
  • o Additional – Diamond White
    o Discontinued – Carneol Red and Sanidine Beige

M-Class Changes Include:

Standard feature changes:

  • New towing package
  • COMAND APS with integral DVD changer for 6 DVD’s, integral 6,5” colour display, fast hard-disc navigation, high resolution map display, 6GB memory for audio data (music register), SD memory card slot, DVD video, LINGUATRONIC voice control system (standard on ML500 and ML63 AMG only)

New optional extras:

  • KEYLESS-GO
  • Blind Spot Assist (not available for ML63 AMG)
  • Bi-Xenon with Active Light System, including headlamp washer system and Daytime running lights (not available on ML63 AMG)
  • Climatised front seats (seat heating and ventilation)
  • Wood/leather multi-functional steering wheel
  • DISTRONIC
  • Illuminated door sills
  • Aluminium & Rubber Studded Foot plates (standard on ML63 AMG)
  • AMG Sports Package (not for ML63 AMG)
  • Driver’s package with increased speed limit (ML63 AMG)
  • Anthracite Poplar Wood trim
  • Paint colour
  • o Additional colour – Diamond White Paint

Pricing for these updates have been adjusted accordingly, however we have not received the updates.

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