As spring arrives, Mercedes-Benz is using the 87th Geneva Motor Show as a stage for an array of elegant and sporty new models. Having started the year with the best results in company history, the brand with the three-pointed star is celebrating four world premieres and two European premieres.
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The focus of Mercedes-Benz's presence at this year's Geneva Motor Show lies squarely on the world premiere of the E-Class Cabriolet. After the E-Class Coupé which also celebrated its premiere in Geneva, the open-top four-seater is the latest member to join the successful model series. The E-Class family has been completely renewed within a period of a year and alongside both of the two-door models now comprises the world's most intelligent executive saloon, the Estate model plus the All-Terrain (Fuel consumption, combined: 5.3–5.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 139-137 g/km*) model. The E-Class Cabriolet combines a puristic, sensual design with high levels of comfort on long journeys for four people and state-of-the-art technology.
Open-air luxury both on- and off-road
For the first time in Geneva it is also possible to see a new, exceptional variant of the legendary off-road icon, the G-Class, in the guise of the Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet (Fuel consumption combined: 17.0 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 397 g/km*).
smart – two special models celebrate their world premiere
The world premiere of two smart special editions rounds off the Group’s appearance in Geneva. On show for the first time are the smart fortwo cabrio BRABUS edition #2 (Fuel consumption combined: 4.2 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 97 g/km*) and the smart forfour crosstown edition (Fuel consumption combined: 4.3 l/100 km; CO₂ emissions combined: 99 g/km*). The open-top BRABUS two-seater is launched as a limited run of 100 units and powered by a 66 kW (90 hp) three-cylinder turbocharged engine combined with the twinamic 6 speed dual-clutch gearbox. On the smart forfour crosstown edition, which has the 66 kW (90 hp) engine and a five-speed manual gearbox, special trim elements give an underbody-protection look that pairs with distinctive sills for a sporty crossover feel.
Driving Performance of the future
The GT Concept shows that clean mobility and amazing performance can go hand-in-hand.
Unique performance paired with high efficiency and emotional design. That’s the statement clearly made by the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept, which sets yet another milestone for Mercedes-Benz’s highly successful sports car and performance brand, presenting innovative features such as its high-performance hybrid powertrain. “The GT Concept shows that clean mobility and amazing performance can go hand-in-hand. As a consequence, the four-door sports car is the first to receive our “EQ-Power+” label, which we are now using to identify intelligent electrified drive,” says Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “This also makes the GT Concept the product-development pioneer within the remit of our CASE Strategy.”
The Mercedes-AMG GT Concept is characterised by muscular proportions, large volumes and surface design that is both sensual and minimalist. The Panamericana grille with vertical fins painted red on their sides, the new graphic of the extremely slender main headlamps and the dominant form of the side air intakes in the front skirt are further developments of classic AMG GT design features, and an expression of sheer power. Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development: “Cars like this show that the next 50 years of AMG will be at least as exciting as the first 50.”
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In the video:
Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC Cabrio: Fuel consumption combined: 8.6–8.3 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 194–187 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG E 63 S T-Modell: Fuel consumption combined: 9.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 206 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster Edition 50: Fuel consumption combined: 11.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 259 g/km *
Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet: Fuel consumption combined: 17 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 397 g/km *
Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupe: Fuel consumption combined: 7.0–6.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 160–147 g/km *
Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 6.6–6.5 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 155–152 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG GLA 45S 7-Modell: Fuel consumption combined: 7.4 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 172 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe Night Edition: Fuel consumption combined: 8.3 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 190 g/km *
Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Cabriolet Ocean Blue: Fuel consumption combined: 8.9 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 208 g/km *
Mercedes-Benz E 350e Coupe: Fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 49 g/km; power consumption weighted: 11.5 kWh/100 km *
Mercedes-Benz E 220d 4MATIC All-Terrain: Fuel consumption combined: 5.3–5.2 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 139–137 g/km *
smart cabrio edition BRABUS #2: Fuel consumption combined: 4.2 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 97 g/km *
smart forfour crosstown edition: Fuel consumption combined: 4.3 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 99 g/km *