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Mercedes-Benz Renames Most of Their Lineup, Maybach Returns As A Sub-brand

Nov 11 2014 11:05 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Starting next year, Mercedes-Benz is revising the names of a fair number of vehicles. This naming change shouldn't come as a shock to anyone - see Cadillac and Infiniti. Mercedes' reasons for the name change is to make their lineup a bit easier to understand and to make it easier to come up with a name for a new model.

The majority of the changes will be focused on Mercedes' utility lineup as all models will wear the G, followed by a letter to signify class lines they are a part of.GLA – New small crossover based on the A-Class. (Unchanged)GLC – Currently the GLKGLE – Currently the M-Class/ML-ClassGLE Coupe – Mercedes' answer to the BMW X6GLS – Currently the GL-ClassG – The GeländewagenAlso seeing a change is name is the SLK r...


SEMA 2014: Mercedes-Benz Metris

Nov 04 2014 09:15 AM | Mercedes Benz News
SEMA isn't the likely place for an automaker to introduce a new model, but Mercedes-Benz chose the aftermarket show to reveal the the North American versions of its new V-Class vans. For North America, the V-Class will be called the Metris and it will go sale next fall in cargo and passenger van models.

Mercedes didn't go into any details about the Metris, but did talk about the four conceptual models that are sitting on the show floor.Garmin: Mobile Golf Pro Shop - Golf lovers will love this rolling Pro Shop that features a high-tech golf simulator and infotainment system designed for both personal and merchandizing usage. Offering a Mobile Performance Center, this concept offers technology that helps players evaluate their g...


Paris Motor Show: 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63

Sep 24 2014 09:15 AM | Mercedes Benz News
Whenever a new BMW M3 (and M4) appears, you can expect other automakers to introduce their competitors to give the roundel a run for its money. Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to launch its competitor to the M3/M4 and the name is the Mercedes-AMG C63.

Mercedes-AMG? Are you sure you didn't mistype that? No. From now on, AMG vehicles will wear the Mercedes-AMG nameplate. This was introduced on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT coupe that will do battle with the Porsche 911.

Like the E63, the new C63 will be offered in two states of tune. The standard C63 features a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 producing 469 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. The C63 S increases the output to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of tor...


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

Aug 28 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in 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....



Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz Plans An AMG Sport Lineup

Aug 05 2014 01:30 PM | William Maley in 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...





Revealed: 2016 smart fortwo & forfour

Jul 16 2014 03:15 PM | William Maley in 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 th...



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...