Only a few days are left until the Frankfurt Motor Show opens its gate to public. Mercedes-Benz has made the list of premieres, counting on sustainable solutions for the future mobility, but also on high performance and connectivity.
These is the list of the models Mercedes-Benz will be bringing to Frankfurt.
Exhibited this past spring as a prototype at the Geneva Motor Show, the new electric model will be revealed in series production variant. It is the world’s first electric MPV and, similar to the conventional model, it can be configured with 6, 7 or 8 seats, in order to meet the demands of families, VIP transportation or cargo shipment.
Mercedes-Benz A- and B-Class plug-in hybrids are available for the first time, bearing the EQ Power label. They will bear the names of A 250 e and B 250 e and be powered by a system integrating a 1.33-liter 4-cylinder engine of 218 horsepower and a torque of 450 Nm. The prices starting at 36,943.55 and 37,300.55 euros respectively.
Mercedes-AMG ONE is the name of the future hypercar of the company. The designation hints to the fact that the car will take over the technology of the Formula 1 racing cars. Only 275 such units will be built and sold for a sky-high price of 2.275 million Euros.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG A 45 and CLA 45 get the world’s most powerful 4-cylinder engine ever built for series production. The top variants of the two come with 421 horsepower, a figure reserved for the S models. The 4Matic + all-wheel drive system with Torque Control function and eight-speed automatic transmission AMG Speedshift DCT 8G are offered as standard.
As expected, the GLE Coupe gets the design of the standard variant, but receives a descending roofline. The cab of the SUV coupe will also mimick that of the SUV revealed this year and also the engine range. The high-ride coupe will also receive the 48-Volt active suspension system.
the new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ with an electrified 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine, that delivers 435 horsepower and a peak torque of 520 Nm. The EQ Boost starter-generator, based on a 48-volt on-board electrical system, temporarily provides it with extra 16 kW and 250 Nm of torque.
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de is also on the list of premieres that will make their debut in Frankfurt.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB is the company’s first compact SUV, capable of transporting up to seven people, thanks to its generous wheelbase of 2,829 mm. The access to the rear seats will be easily made as the second seats row comes with Easy Entry function.
Its currently most potent variant comes with turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 306 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. delivered to all four wheels via the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G automatic transmission and via the AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.
Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-In Hybrid
The model introduced this past spring in Geneva is now getting a plug-in hybrid variant, which combines the same 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine with a battery and a transmission integrated electric motor. The SUV can run exclusively on electric power up to 50 kilometers.
The electric models will receive a series of design changes, small interior improvements and, according to sources, a battery with a larger storage capacity. It is the first step to converting the brand, half acquired by the Chinese carmaker Geely, into a totally electric car maker.
With a plug-in hybrid drive system, the Experimental Safety Vehicle is a preview of the future safety technology that will make its way to the series production vehicles. In self-driving mode, the steering wheel and the pedals retract in order to reduce the risk of injury in case of a crash. It is a solution that allows the car maker to install the airbag for the driver directly in the dashboard.
The official list also includes the SC 039 Showcar. As mysterious as the code name may sound, it may be a reference to what Mercedes has been teasing for the past week: the EQS concept, whose interior we have already seen.