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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class Getting More Power, More Smarts

Semi-autonomous tech moves over from the S-Class.

by on Feb.14, 2018

The most important of the introductions by Mercedes-Benz at the Geneva Motor Show may be the midcycle refresh of the C-Class.

It’s going to be a busy Geneva Motor Show for Mercedes-Benz, the automaker rolling out an assortment of new models for global or European debuts, including the new four-door AMG GT, the updated S- and G-Class models, the all-new A-Class, and an updated C-Class.

While that compact sedan may only be getting a midcycle refresh it could prove to be the most significant of the introductions considering that the C-Class remains Mercedes’ global best-seller, generating more than 400,000 sales in 2017. Freshening it up will be critical at a time when more and more buyers are shifting from passenger cars to SUVs and CUVs.

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Both the C-Class sedan and wagon models will be updated for 2019, and while exterior and interior changes will be modest, buyers will be tempted with an increase in power, as well as the addition of new semi-autonomous technology lifted from the lofty S-Class and able to handle a limited amount of hands-free driving. (more…)

Mercedes Ready to Unleash the New S-Class

Zetsche says new model will hit the show circuit.

by on Mar.29, 2017

The S-Class sedan is getting an update that will be on display at the New York and Shanghai auto shows.

Mercedes-Benz plans to present an updated version of the S-Class sedan next month during auto shows in New York and Shanghai, Daimler AG CEO Dieter Zetsche told the company’s shareholders in Berlin.

“Technological paradigm shifts often result in the former top dog of a sector being replaced. But we’ve got everything we need to resist that pattern,” he said.

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“The future offers Daimler a multitude of new opportunities and we will do our utmost to take advantage of them,” said Zetsche, who added the company’s overall strategy calls for boosting new initiatives and well-established advantages. (more…)

Mercedes Gives Closer Look at New S-Class Convertible

Top to come down formally at Frankfurt Motor Show.

by on Aug.25, 2015

Mercedes-Benz continues to tease mavens with slight reveals of the new S-Class convertible.

Like a fan dancer doing a slow and carefully choreographed striptease, Mercedes-Benz is slowly lifting the fan to tease the new S-Class Cabriolet it will formally unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show in barely three weeks time.

The German maker has been billing the droptop S-Class as “the first luxury four-seater cabriolet since 1971,” something that might come as a surprise to Bentley which will now get an only slightly less expensive competitor to its exclusive Continental GTC model.

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“After 44 years we can again offer friends of our company an open variant of the S‑Class. The new S-Class Cabriolet symbolizes our passion for individual and timelessly exclusive mobility, which we share with our customers”, remarks Ola Källenius, board member of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. (more…)

Mercedes S-Class Coupe Throws an (Active) Curve

Mercedes-Benz infuses top-line 2-door with technology.

by on Mar.04, 2014

The new 2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe premiered at the Geneva Motor Show features all of the active safety technology of the S-Class Sedan.

Fans of all the gadgets that came out with Mercedes’ S-Class Sedan last fall are going to be just as happy with the new S-Class Coupe that debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

If anything, the new two-door is set to match and even exceed the sedan’s level of technical sophistication.

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Thomas Weber, head of corporate of corporate research at Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars development, said the new S-Class coupe comes with “active curve-tilting function.” The vehicle leans into curves much like a motorcyclist, thereby reducing the lateral acceleration acting on the vehicle’s occupants. On country roads, in particular, this means greater driving pleasure and ride comfort for our customers,” Weber said. (more…)