May 23, 2019

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Mercedes-Benz introduces various distinctive designs in its vehicles which fall into up to 17 classes.

Among a large number of current car manufacturers and counting, Mercedes-Benz has been standing as one of the best auto brands on earth throughout its development in bringing in the newest models and latest technologies into the world of cars.

One thing that contributes significantly to the car brand’s success lies in its design. Mercedes-Benz is trademarked as the one brand that introduces various distinctive designs in its vehicles which fall into up to 17 classes.

Today Naijauto.com is glad to present you with an informative article which dissects all 17 various classes of Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

But first, let us group those 17 into 4 smaller categories upon the body types.

The A, B, C, E, and S belong to the core classes.

The GLA, GLC, GLE, GLS, and G classes belong to SUV and off-road.

The CLA and CLS belong to 4-door Coupe.

The SLC and SL belong to Roadster.

1. A-Class

The German car manufacturer batches its A-Class on the subcompact luxury saloon (sedan) and hatchback and for that reason, Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts call it Baby Benz for its decent size. Since its first introduction to the auto market in 1997, Mercedes-Benz has been released a total of 4 generations.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class

A-Class is also called Baby Benz

2. B-Class

Coming 12 years later than the A-Class, the subcompact MPV has been increasing in size and having bigger engines than its brother’s.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The subcompact MPV has been increasing in size and having bigger engines than the A-Class

3. C-Class

It was in 1993 that the C-Class was brought to life. This was an attempt to replace the Mercedes-Benz W201 a.k.a 190.

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Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

It was in 1993 that the C-Class was brought to life

4. CLA-Class

The CLA-Class is designed to be a subcompact luxury four-door Coupe or Wagon Estate. It was first introduced at the beginning of the year 2013 in form of a first-ever 2WD 3-box saloon.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The CLA-Class is designed to be a subcompact luxury four-door Coupe or Wagon Estate

5. CLS-Class

The CLS-Class is developed for mid-size luxury four-door coupe or Wagon Estate. It came into life in 2004.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The CLS-Class came into life in 2004

6. E-Class

Having gone through five generations since 1993, the E-Class is considered to be the executive vehicles of Mercedes-Benz.

Fun Fact: The letter E refers to its fuel injection engine which was used as a prefix for each model.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E-Class is considered to be the executive vehicles of Mercedes-Benz

7. G-Class

This is among the longest produced Mercedes-Benzes and is 35 years old now. First aimed to be a military vehicle, the G-Class has a boxy look which we call G-Wagon (short for Geländewagen).

The mid-size 4-wheel drive SUV was built based on the ideas of the king of Iran, a huge Mercedes-Benz shareholder.

The side of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class

First aimed to be a military vehicle, the G-Class has a boxy look which we call G-Wagon (short for Geländewagen)

8. GLA-Class

The GLA can be seen as an alternative for the A-Class. It is a subcompact luxury SUV which has power transferred to both front wheels and all wheels. This class just came into actions in 2015.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

The GLA can be seen as an alternative for the A-Class

9. GLC-Class

Also going into production in 2015 and also being an alternative of another class (C-Class), the GLC-Class comes in form of a compact luxury SUV.

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Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

 The GLC-Class comes in form of a compact luxury SUV

10. GLE-Class

The GLE-Class has its other name as the M-Class. The GLE is a mid-size luxury SUV which has been developed since 1997.

The GLE-Class is considered to be equivalent to the E Class.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The GLE is a mid-size luxury SUV which has been developed since 1997

11. GLS-Class

The full-size SUV has joined Mercedes-Benz’s production lines since 2006. Designed with three rows of seats, this 7-seater vehicle is the longest Mercedes-Benz SUV ever.

It has been now in its second generation since 2012.

The GLS-Class is equivalent to the S Class.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

The full-size SUV has joined Mercedes-Benz’s production lines since 2006

12. S-Class

S-Class stands for Sonderklasse (Special Class). The full-size flagship cars belonging to the S-Class has been going on roads since 1972.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class

S-Class stands for Sonderklasse (Special Class)

13. SL-Class

The SL-Class has been charming the heart of million car enthusiasts since 1954. The LS stands for Sortlich-Leicht (Lightweight).

The SL-Class is produced to aim at the luxury purchasers only.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The SL-Class is produced to aim at the luxury purchasers only

14. SLC-Class

The SLC-Class is the roadster that is based on the SL Class.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

15. V-Class

The C Class is the light commercial van and MPV which have now been in its third generation. The first-gen vehicles hit the auto markets in 1996, the second came in 20014, and the current-gen models have been active since 2014.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz V-Class

The C Class is the light commercial van and MPV which have now been in its third generation

16. AMG GT

Every AMG GT model comes in form of a 2-door, 2-seater coupe or roadster which is paid a great deal of attention to the aerodynamics with a low center of gravity.

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The first model in the AMG GT Class was unveiled in 2014.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Every AMG GT model comes in form of a 2-door, 2-seater coupe or roadster

17. X-Class

The X-Class is the latest class Mercedes-Benz introduced to the auto industry. Its first model was revealed in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Angular front of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

The X-Class is the latest class Mercedes-Benz

Video: Mercedes X-Class (2018) Off-Road Test Drive

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