Paris has got that certain something, that ‘’je ne sais quoi’’ that keeps people coming like a magnet. But apparently, it does the same to cars. Mercedes-Benz is preparing an army for the Parisian Motor Show, set to debut on October 1st.
Held once every other year and always gearing up to be one of the hottest event on the automotive calendar, the Mondial de l’Automobile bursts with exclusivity, as the world’s automakers are desperate to get attention with their brand-new creations.
The 2014 Paris Motor Show brought 1.25 million people to the stands. How will this year be? Mercedes-Benz is making plans. Let’s see what they are bringing to Paris, the city of lights.
This will be the new kid in town. The AMG GT convertible that Mercedes has been testing for the past few month, all skyrocketing with the latest teaser video: the silhouette of the roadster in black and white, wrapped in shadows that don’t much. The latest drop top of the premium brand will be powered by the same old (yet still new) 4.0-liter V8, but might get some extra power to make up for the extra weight caused by the rigid body.
The Green Beast with active aerodynamic features, trained by racers and up to all tricks is going to be one of the car show’s highlights in Paris.
Packed with 585 HP, the GT R is the most powerful vehicle ever made in Affalterbach. It’s got the figures to prove it: it hits 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 318 km/h.
Set to fight the Audi A6 Allroad and lately undergoing intensive testing, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain should find its way to Paris in 2-weeks’ time. With a ground clearance that would lift the classical E-State by 4 centimeters from the ground, the new All-Terrain E will make use of the engines of the sedan and of the estate version, and it will be standardly fit with the 4Matic 4-wheel drive.
Planning to electrify the SUV range, Mercedes-Benz is making the brand’s first step in Paris. The company has already registered the EQ name for its upcoming electric car range. The first all-electric Mercedes-EQ is coming to Paris in the shape of a fully electric modular platform (MEA) for battery powered vehicles. The first car based on this platform will be launched by the end of the decade.
Powered by the 3.0-liter V6 biturbo, developing 367 HP and a 520-Nm maximum torque, the GLC 43 4Matic Coupe runs from a standstill to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. It is the perfect fusion between the sporty character and elegance. The SUV Coupe fitted with the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission is coming to Paris full speed ahead: 250 km/h.