The world has revolved around the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class for a day. But the masterpiece of intelligence is not the only car presented by the Stuttgart premium brand in Detroit.
The Mercedes SLC, the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet and the smart cabriolet also stole the spotlight at the year’s first auto show. Together with the car that has a mind of its own, the E-Class, all these make up an army of exclusive automobiles, ready to bring into the customers garages, whatever they may be dreaming of.
The Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, is previewing a whole year of success for the premium car maker: “We are sure to make more customers dreams come true. That’s why 2016 is going to be our year of dream-cars. With every Mercedes, our aspiration is to create products one class ahead of the competition. Our target is to provide more design, more safety and more comfort.”
With record sales in 2015, Mercedes-Benz is hoping to break the record figures of 1,871,511 units sold in a year ending with the strongest month of December ever (178,017 cars delivered).
And in order to do just that, Mercedes-Benz is sending the company’s dream cars into the world, under the guidance of the three pointed star.
The new Mercedes-Benz SLC is one of the highlights of the Detroit Auto Show. By its brand-new name and design, the roadster built on the success of its predecessor, the SLK, shows its tight connection to the C-Class family.
The entry level version, the SLC 180, boasts a 156 HP engine and a fuel consumption of 5.6 l/100 km. At the opposite end, the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 leads the range, with its 3.0-liter V6, developing 367 HP, it re-engineered AMG sports suspension and its DYNAMIC SELECT, that changes the response of the engine, transmission, steering and suspension according to the preferences of its commander.
Four passengers, twelve cylinders, 630 HP and 1,000 Nm! And with a “dress to impress” type of looks, the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Cabriolet is catapulted from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds.
An AIRMATIC-based sports suspension and the three-layer soft top make it what Mercedes calls the most comfortable and silent convertible out there.
With a one-way ticket to fun in the sun, the smart cabrio has just celebrated its American debut in Detroit. At the simple touch of a button, it only takes 12 seconds for the softop to fully close or open. The tiniest convertible out there is offered in three super modern colors: blue denim, red or black.
“Dream cars have been part of the mystique of our brand from its very beginnings. And this year will see us expand our collection of dream cars with a whole host of fascinating new products”, predicts Ola Kallenius, Member of the Management Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing and Sales.