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Mercedes Adding Coupe-Like SUV to Alabama Line-up

Maker also introducing its most powerful compact ever.

by on Jul.25, 2011

Mercedes unveils the most powerful C-Class ever.

Mercedes-Benz isn’t slowing down its product proliferation program.  The maker, once limited to a handful of models such as the C, E and S-Class sedans, now has a broad range of sedans, coupes, crossovers and SUVs – and will add a new model that apparently blends the off-road capabilities of its M-Class line with the sleek coupe-like shape of its CLS sedan.

Reports indicate the new model will be one of the new additions to go into the Mercedes plant in Vance, Alabama.  The maker has announced that it will spent about $2 billion to upgrade the factory – more than twice the original cost of the plant.  Among other things, the investment will permit Mercedes to produce its C-Class model in Alabama, as well.

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The C-Class line-up will also be getting bigger, the German maker revealed, with the 2012 launch of the new C63 AMG Coupe Black Series.  It will be the most powerful version ever in the compact line – originally known as the Baby Benz.  Powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 developed specifically for the AMG brand-within-a-brand, the Black Series coupe will make 510 horsepower and should launch from 0 to 60 in about 4.2 seconds, Mercedes says.


First Look: Mercedes-Benz F800 Style

The shape of things to come.

by on Mar.02, 2010

The shape of things to come for Mercedes, the F800 Style gives a hint of the maker's new design theme...and its green powertrain technology.

To get a sense of where Mercedes-Benz will be heading, in the years ahead, take a close look at the F800, which the automaker introduced at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

The coupe-like concept vehicle gives a good hint of what’s being developed by designers and engineers down in Stuttgart, both in terms of styling and powertrain technology.  And the environmentally-friendly drivetrain, hinted the maker’s CEO, could show up “in the next-generation S-Class.”

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“This gives a good indication of (Mercedes’) overall strategy, going forward,” said Dieter Zetsche, during a media roundtable following the automaker’s news conference, at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.  The mustachioed executive noted that until now, Mercedes, “did not have comprehensive styling strategy for all of its steadily-increasing line-up.  The F800 Style will help correct that, though Zetsche quickly cautioned that, “This doesn’t mean there will be a fewer design that will be the same for all.”