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Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz To Change Up Nomenclature On SUVs and Crossovers

Aug 28 2014 11:35 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Car and Driver reports that Mercedes-Benz is planning some major changes for its nomenclature on SUV and crossovers. Sources tell the magazine that Mercedes is trying to make their SUV and crossovers fall more in line with the C, E, and S-Class models. The first model to receive a name change is the ML-Class. When the model gets refreshed next year, it will be named the GLE-Class. Then when the Concept Coupe SUV heads into production, it will wear the GLE Coupe nameplate.

The GLK-Class will become the GLC-Class, and the GL-Class becomes the GLS-Class. The only model that will not see a name change is the G-Class.

Source: Car and Driver

Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz Plans An AMG Sport Lineup

Aug 05 2014 01:30 PM | Mercedes Benz News
Audi has S and BMW has M Performance. According to Autocar, Mercedes-Benz is working on its own performance sub-brand. Named AMG Sport, this sub-brand will offer improved gas and diesel engines, suspensions, wider tracks, reprogrammed electronics, and more.

“We have identified growing demand for our more overtly sporting models, both in petrol and diesel guises. We intend to extend our range with a new line of models developed in partnership with AMG,” said a source.

The first model from this sub-brand is the C450 AMG Sport which takes the standard C400's turbocharged 3.0L V6 and increases power from 329 to 367 horsepower.

Other AMG Sport models from the A to the S-Class are being worked on.


Revealed: 2016 smart fortwo & forfour

Jul 16 2014 03:15 PM | Mercedes Benz News
From the 'we weren't expecting this news' department, smart has revealed the 2016 fortwo and forfour. smart hopes that the new models begin to turn their fortunes around.

The 2016 fortwo and forfour are instantly recognizable as smart vehicles with the tall body height, short overhangs, and the rear body panel that is a different color to highlight the model's Tridion safety cell. The front end is squashed-in and comes with larger headlights.

Inside, the fortwo and forfour get a much more contemporary and playful layout with bright colors complemented by a floating touchscreen and mesh texture on the dashboard and door panels. Standard features include cruise control, trip computer, and monochrome LCD display.

Rumorpile: Three Plug-In Hybrids Coming From Mercedes-Benz

Jun 02 2014 05:35 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

A new report from Green Car Reports says Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch three plug-in hybrid models by 2016 or so. We know two of those models have been confirmed. The first is a S-Class Plug-In Hybrid due out next spring. The model will utilize a...

Rumorpile: Changes In Store For The G-Wagen

May 06 2014 09:25 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen has been around for 35 years and in that time, the vehicle hasn't gone under any sort of drastic change. That could be change could happen in 2017 as the German automaker is planning some drastic changes.   Autocar has le...

Mercedes-Benz Ponders An 'On-Road' SUV Lineup

Apr 29 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

From the 'this isn't April Fools Day' file, Mercedes-Benz is considering splitting its SUV lineup into two parts; those with off-road capabilities and those without.   According to Automotive News, the company is planning to this after they launch...

Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz To Show Resurrected Maybach At LA & Guangzhou Auto Shows

Apr 21 2014 10:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

A new report from Reuters says we'll get our first look at the new Maybach this November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Guangzhou Motor Show. We've been hearing about the resurrection of the nameplate for the past few months, but weren't sure wh...