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Mercedes-Benz: Future Models



  • albellalbell Posts: 185
    Y'know, except for the S and GL -- which seem to have driven most of the increase -- looking at these numbers, I find little for MB to crow about. Most models are down compared to last year, and many by significant percentages.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Yeah their Dec numbers should have been much better than last year considering all the new models this year compared to last. The SL and E particularly should have done better this year considering they have a facelift. Still though, 30K S-Classes at 90K a pop on average, someone is printing money. If only the R could sell like the ML and GL then they would really have seen some big growth. I thought they'd at least get to 260K units in 2006, but nope.

  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Some pics have leaked out from a 08 C-Class brocure:






    It appears the Sport versions get the same grille as the SL/CL/CLK.

  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    C-Class unveiling live on the Internet

    The countdown has began for the world premiere of the new C-Class in the Mercedes World in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The press conference, which will be attended by some 600 journalists from around the world on 18th January 2007 can be seen live on the internet from 7:00 to 7:40pm (CET) by using a link that will be provided by DCX in the coming hours. Following the event various text and photo materials relating to the new C-Class will also be available on here on the DaimlerChrysler Media Site, along with pictures of the world premiere.

    There is nothing we can do, other than look at the leaked C-Class photos, or wait and make sure to come back to BenzInsider at 7pm (CET) for the link to the live show. Just an important FYI for everyone; CET means (Central European Time), so if you live in the following areas, these are the times to come back.

    East-Coast (e.g. New York) - 1pm
    West-Coast (e.g. Seattle) - 10am
    West-Central (e.g. Denver) - 11am
    East-Central (e.g. Chicago) - 12pm


  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Some scanned brochure pics:




  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    They have been posted (at least partially) on

    Available in two unique models — sport sedan and luxury sedan — the all-new C-Class offers an impressive list of exciting features, including:

    * A choice of two V-6 engines (3.0 or 3.5 liter sport sedan and 3.0 liter luxury sedan)
    * Standard 7-speed automatic transmission (optional on C300 Sport Sedan)
    * Standard 8-way power driver and passenger seats
    * Adaptive brakes
    * Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
    * Burl Walnut trim (luxury sedan) or Aluminum trim (sport sedan)
    * DIRECT CONTROL adaptive suspension system with selective damping for comfort and handling
    * Standard Bluetooth® connectivity
    * Aggressive AMG bodystyling on sport sedan models
    * Standard power sunroof
    * Seven standard air bags
    * Standard PRE-SAFE® occupant protection system
    * Adaptive suspension system
    * 17-inch twin-spoke aluminum wheels (Optional 18-inch twin-spoke aluminum wheels on C300 and C350 Sport Sedans)
    * Optional standard 4MATIC™ all-wheel drive (availability scheduled for fall 2007)

    2008 C-Class

    That is a lot of standard equipment for a C-Class, hope the base prices stay realistic.

  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Up 37 percent, press release.

  • dfc3dfc3 Posts: 87
    Good to see that they've renamed the C280 as the C300. As an owner of the 2006 C280, I get tired of having it confused with the previous version of this car - which is really no comparison. With the 3-liter engine, not sure why they didn't do it earlier.

    Anyway... looks like a solid, continued improvement.
  • abhikuabhiku Posts: 114
    Do someone knows what's the diff. in GL450 and GL550? like comparison link or something...

    Looking on, there is diff. of price tag in GL550 by $20K vs GL450.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Do someone knows what's the diff. in GL450 and GL550? like comparison link or something...

    As I understand it, the main differences are the engine, of course, and the options packages are all standard.

    As you know, Mercedes is notorious for expensive option packages and accessories that escalate the prices of its vehicles.

    If you took the GL450 and started equipping it like the GL550, you would see how rapidly and significantly the price jumps.

    BTW, the '08 GL550 has the new more aggressive front end with that larger front grill. I like it.

  • Are there any other B-200 Turbo owners in the USA besides us (we're in California)?
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