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Few names and symbols have the prestige of Mercedes-Benz and its three-pointed star. Its roots date back to 1886, when Gottlieb Daimler designed and manufactured the first gasoline-powered automobile. Established as a premium automaker since the early 20th century, Mercedes has built a reputation for durability and technical prowess matched by few others. In 2016, Mercedes-Benz began to change its model nomenclature to better reflect an expanding lineup of crossover vehicles.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

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2017 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The B-Class Electric Drive is an electric only vehicle. Power is provided by a 177-bhp electric motor. A 28kwh lithium-ion battery pack should allow for a range of 87 miles.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class sedan is all-new for 2015.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Although Mercedes-Benz sells smaller cars in other markets, the smallest model in the US has traditionally been the C-Class. That changes with the introduction of the new CLA-Class sedan. The CLA-Class is compact four-door vehicle with seating for five passengers. Unlike other Mercedes-Benz models sold in the US, the CLA is front-wheel-drive with a transversely mounted engine. The front-wheel-drive CLA250 and all-wheel-drive CLA250 4MATIC are powered by a 208-bhp turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The CLS-Class is a mid-sized car with four full side doors and seating for four passengers. The CLS is a stylish and pricey alternative to the conservatively styled E-Class sedan upon which it is based. Mercedes refers to the CLS as a coupe due to its four passenger seating and sleek styling. The model range includes the V8 powered CLS550 and the high-performance CLS63 AMG model. Both models include seven-speed automatic transmissions and rear-wheel-drive, although the CLS550 is offered with an optional all-wheel-drive setup (CLS550 4MATIC). Recent Mercedes-Benz models have touted high output engines and the latest engines in the CLS are no exception. The standard 4.7l V8 (CLS550) is rated at 402-bhp and the optional 5.5l V8 (CLS63 AMG) produces an impressive 518-bhp. There is a long list of standard and optional features befitting a luxury car. With a base price exceeding $71,000, the CLS is aimed a well-heeled niche.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

The E-Class is Mercedes-Benz mid-sized product range. With the introduction of the latest generation of products, the E-Class now includes a coupe and convertible. The E-Class Cabriolet replaces the long running CLK convertible. Although Mercedes-Benz offers two other convertibles, the E-Class Cabriolet is the only one that has seating for more than two passengers. Like other MB products, the product names correspond to the powertrains: the E350 has a 3.5l V6 under the hood, whereas the E550 equips a V8. A seven-speed automatic and RWD are standard on both models. Unlike other MB products, no AMG performance model is offered. The convertible top is a power operated cloth top that operates in 20 seconds. When the top is down, a diffuser (called AIRCAP) extends from the top of the windshield to cut down on drafts. An optional AIRSCARF system provides heat through the headrest for top down driving on chilly days. Prices start at around $60,000.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe

The E-Class is Mercedes-Benz mid-sized product range. With the introduction of the latest generation of products, the E-Class now includes a coupe and convertible. Although the E Class is technically mid-sized, the coupe is close in size to the BMW 3-Series, Infiniti G, and Audi A5. Two alphanumeric models indicate the powertrains within. A 302-bhp 3.5 L V6 powers the E350, whereas a 402-bhp V8 powers the E550. Both models are rear-wheel-drive only and only offer a seven-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the sedan, there is no AMG model. The interior is finished with seating for four. The rear seat has two large seats similar to bucket seats separated by a fixed center console.

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Mercedes-Benz will sell a crossover version of their new A-Class similar to the BMW X1.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The M-Class was the first mainstream SUV from Mercedes-Benz. Now in its third generation, the M-Class is primarily a road-oriented SUV with car-like ride and handling. Competitors in this segment include the BMW X5, Infiniti FX, Cadillac SRX, Porsche Cayenne, and Lincoln MKX. Mercedes-Benz offers the base ML350 with a 3.5L V-6 rated at 302-bhp. A standard 7-speed automatic is optimized for maximum fuel economy. Buyers looking to further improve their fuel economy can opt for the ML350 BLUETEC diesel model which is rated at 20 MPG City, 27 MPG Highway. The M-Class is also offered with two different V8 engines. The ML550 equips a 4.7l V8 rated at 402-bhp, whereas the AMG performance model of the series equips a 518-bhp hand built 5.5l V8. Pricing starts at about $50,000 and does not include leather upholstery.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger van

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an icon for the Mercedes brand and serves as a benchmark for all other large luxury sedans. The model range is typically vast, with models ranging in price from $92,000 and up. The S-Class is a handsomely styled vehicle with a complex combination of smooth and angular surfaces. Interior trim materials include wood, chrome, leather, and aluminum. The S-Class is packed with technology and safety features including a radar-based cruise control, and active infrared night vision system. In this small but visible segment, buyers can also shop the sporty BMW 7-Series, the understated Audi A8, or the utterly reliable Lexus LS 460. With a huge price spread, the S-Class also competes at the top end with vehicles like the Maserati Quattroporte and Bentley Flying Spur.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC-class

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Passenger

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