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.
For many, the way a car performs is a key criterion for which car to purchase. Our Velocity Index helps determine which vehicles are the best all-around performers taking in to consideration a balance of factors such as acceleration and handling. A higher number is better.
|Mercedes-Benz AMG GT||85-87|
|Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe||67-81|
|Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe||66-80|
|Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet||61-74|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe||68-73|
|Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet||63-71|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan||65-69|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet||66-68|
|Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon||65|
|Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe||61-65|
|Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe||60-64|
|Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class *||53-63|
|Mercedes-Benz G-Class *||45-53|
|Mercedes-Benz Metris passenger van||TBD|
|Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 Passenger||TBD|
Note: Bar graphs denote the composite performance for the model. "*" indicates models with incomplete data.
For more information, view our new car performance guide.