If the current jumble of letters and numbers that Mercedes-Benz uses to name its automobiles confuses you, you’re no longer by myself. The German carmaker is introducing a revamped naming scheme, and bringing one identify again from the dead.
That identify is Maybach, which Mercedes at last proven will as soon as once more be hooked up to a super sedan that surpasses the S-Type. In Contrast To the remaining attempt, although, this edition might be a model of the S-Class itself.
Officially badged Mercedes-Maybach S-Type, the lengthy-rumored sedan will seem at the 2014 l. a. Auto Convey subsequent week, and will also be shown in Guangzhou, China. Together, these signify what’s going to more than likely be the largest markets for Maybach.
Mercedes describes Maybach as a sub-brand in accordance with this special version of the S-Category on the way to function “additional spaciousness, different seats, and lavishly designed… interiors offering extensive scope for personalization.”
Expect the brand new Maybach to offer a much longer wheelbase than any present S-Class edition, V12 power exclusively, and luxurious facilities to rival the best from Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Whereas the Mercedes-Maybach will possible steal the Express in L.A., Mercedes is also rolling out new nomenclature that the carmaker hopes will make its sprawling lineup more comprehensible.
The Most Important trade is that all utility automobiles rather then the G-Category will get a “GL” prefix, with the following letter linking them to a Mercedes sedan or coupe.
So the SUV previously known as the GL will now be the GLS, because Mercedes considers it the SUV similar of the S-Type.
The GLA will preserve its identify, Whereas the GLK will turn into the GLC, and the M-Category will change into the GLE. The upcoming “coupe’ model of the M-Classification… err, GLE would be the GLE Coupe.
Just About the whole thing else in the lineup will maintain its present name, with the exception of for the SLK roadster, in order to henceforth be referred to as the SLC.
In Addition, Mercedes is consolidating its powertrain names, with totally different different powertrains now signified with the aid of a single letter.
This must avoid wasting house on trunk lids, as Mercedes ditches “Electrical Drive” and “Plug-In Hybrid” badging for a easy “e” for electrified automobiles, as well as a “d” for diesels, “f” for hydrogen gasoline cells, “h” for hybrids, and “c” for compressed pure gasoline.
So, in conception, the subsequent ML250 BlueTEC diesel would be the GLE250d. Possibly it could be easier if automotive companies to the usage of precise names.