Mercedes-Benz announces new nomenclature

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 11, 2014

Apart from the Mercedes-Maybach S600, Mercedes-Benz also announced a new nomenclature for its model series. As a result, the GL will become the GLS, while the new ML will arrive as the GLE. (GLA = GL A-Class; GLC = GL C-Class, previously GLK; GLE = GL E-Class, previously M-Class or ML; GLE Coupé = GL E-Class Coupe. Meanwhile, the GLK will become the GLC.

Other model will be called the same, except the SLK which becomes the SLC.

Also, Mercedes-Benz announced a new nomenclature for its drive systems. As aresult, the Natural Gas Drive models will receive the ‘c’letter for “compressed natural gas”(ex. B200 c), while the BlueTEC and CDI models will receive the‘d’letter for diesel (ex. E 350 d / GLA 200 d).

The Plug-In Hybrid and Electric Drive models will get the ‘e’letter for “electric”(ex. S 500 e / B 250 e). Fuel Cell models will get an ‘f’for “fuel cell”(ex. B 200 f). Hybrid and BlueTEC Hybrid models will get an ‘h’for “Hybrid”(ex. S 400 h / E 300 h). 4Matic models will remain the same.

"By expanding our brand world we are able to offer our customers some new ideas about Mercedes-Benz", according to Ola Källenius. "Even more choice and individuality in terms of our products, and a transparent and logical structure around them in the form of our new nomenclature." [source: Mercedes-Benz]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The Shooting Brake is probably the least rendered body shape in the automotive world. But it’s also the most sought after design among car nuts for its unique, old-fashioned charm....
by - January 23, 2017
Perhaps to make the upcoming Valentine’s day more special, Tinder dating app and Ford UK have cooked up a special blind date for all the single blokes and chicks in...
by - January 23, 2017
2017 is undeniably a very busy year for BMW. After introducing the new 4-Series, the German automaker has just released several new updates. In relation to this, BMW is also...
by - January 23, 2017
The renowned Shelby Super Snake is now 50 years old! As we greet the Super Snake a “happy birthday” or a “happy anniversary,” Shelby itself is celebrating half a century...
by - January 23, 2017
Nearly a year after the Subaru XV Concept was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, this SUV study is making its North American debut at the 2017...
by - January 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries