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2018-10-01 21:00
Mercedes-Benz EQC

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The limelight of Mercedes-Benz cars at the 2018 Paris Motor Show will be on its battery-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC and the world premieres of its GLE and B-Class.

Also making its first public appearance is an all-new entry-level model from the world of Driving Performance, the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic. The new six-cylinder GT 43 4Matic+ 4-door Coupé rounds off the offering from Mercedes-AMG at the show. Another highlight is a show car from smart to mark the brand's 20th anniversary.

More credentials

The Mercedes-Benz GLE is the best-selling SUV in the history of Mercedes-Benz. As comfortable on the road as a luxury saloon, the new GLE comes with better off-road credentials than ever before.

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The new model offers significantly more room in the interior, the new user interface, considerably extended and refined driving assistance systems, the best aerodynamics in the segment, an all-new range of engines and a host of other innovations.

Mercedes-Benz A35

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The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class puts the emphasis on the sports part of Sports Tourer. It looks more dynamic than its predecessor and is more agile while offering greater comfort. In addition, the interior has been made more spacious, while the engines are now more efficient and cleaner.

Its avant-garde interior makes for a unique feeling of space with the unique design of the instrument panel. The intuitive user interface of the adaptive MBUX multimedia system is ground-breaking.

State-of-the-art driving assistance systems give the B-Class one of the highest standards of active safety in the segment with functions carried over from the S-Class.

Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic

With the A 35 4Matic, Mercedes-AMG presents an all-new entry-level model from the world of Driving Performance. Based on the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it is powered by a newly developed 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 225kW (306hp).

Bodyshell, suspension, all-wheel drive, transmission, drive programs, fine-tuning – the AMG engineers have designed every detail for maximum driving dynamics without compromising on everyday comfort.

Mercedes-Benz GLE

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There has also been a new addition to the AMG GT family. The new 270kW six-cylinder Mercedes-AMG GT 43 4Matic+ 4 door Coupé extends the range of sports cars to include an attractively priced entry-level model.

The looks, technology, equipment and individualisation options are the same as those of the more powerful six-cylinder AMG GT 53 4Matic+ unveiled in March 2018.

Open to everything and never boring

With the world premiere of the smart show car, smart gives playful expression to its attitude to life: simple, reduced and pure, yet never boring, and unconventional in its ideas.

To mark the brand's 20th anniversary, the show car also makes reference to the earlier concept vehicles Crossblade (2002) and for speed (2011). As a radically open electric convertible, the latter in particular was a natural example for the new star of the show to follow.

New models from Mercedes-Benz EQ

The new product and technology brand EQ will unveil two models in Paris. Making its first appearance at a motor show is the EQC, the first all-electric standard-production model from Mercedes-Benz EQ.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

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The Mercedes-Benz among battery-electric vehicles, it symbolises a new era of mobility with extensive services for the electric mobility of today and tomorrow. The EQC impresses with the sum of its attributes in terms of comfort, quality and range.

The EQ Silver Arrow show car is an emotive signpost to the future of design. The single-seater also pays homage to the successful record-breaking W125 car from 1937.

The A-Class Sedan is also making its debut at a motor show. It represents the compact point of entry into the world of premium saloons from Mercedes-Benz.


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