Mercedes-Benz announces new nomenclature

Article by Christian A., 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]

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