The Mercedes-Benz stand has opened its doors to the media in Geneva, at the 88th edition of the Swiss Motor Show. The EQ electric mobility brand and several premieres of the new electrified vehicles took center stage.
Dr. Annette Winkler, Head of smart, and Wilko Stark, Vice President of Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy & Head of CASE, provided insights on the product line-up and on the electric plans of the company.
The pre-production versions of the first plug-in diesel hybrids in the Mercedes-Benz line up were presented as part of the strategy of electrifying no less than 50 vehicles by 2022. They bear the new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder OM 654 engine with 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission and 90 kW of electrical power to a total electric range of around 50 kilometers.
The list also includes the Mercedes-Benz S 560 e, with a hybrid drive that brings together 270 kW generated by its V6 petrol engine and extra 90 kW of electrical power.
The smart brand also comes to attention with its fast run along the road of electric mobility. The former electric drive models are now adopted by the EQ family.
Further technological premieres were displayed in Geneva last night. It was the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class with its one-of-a-kind DIGITAL LIGHT with HD quality lighting with high beam for almost zero dazzle and an outstanding resolution of more than two million pixels.
The X-Class pick-up was also there to show off its robustness and modern design, its impressive off-road capabilities with exceptional performance and safety, but also style and comfort.
The monstrous Mercedes-AMG G 63 got plenty of attention in Geneva, as journalists gathered around to check the biggest transformation in the history of the 1979-born model.
Mercedes also brought the all-new C 43 4MATIC Saloon and Estate, keeping company to the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, presented in Amsterdam in February.
But all eyes were on the new user interface that will find room in the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe, set to celebrate its world premiere tonight.