New nomenclature Mercedes-Benz model series

Mercedes-Benz is ushering in 2015 with an improved naming scheme for its off-road vehicles, four-door coupes as well as the diminutive roadster lineup. The Three-Pointed Star is also bringing the opulent Maybach name back to life by positioning it as a luxury-focused sub-brand called the Mercedes-Maybach.

Instead of giving the nomenclature a major shake up, Mercedes-Benz makes remembering the names of its new products a little easier with this new nomenclature. Overall, the SUV/off-road vehicles lineup is identified with the letter “G” as in Geländewagen. The current GLK will be known as GLC while the M-Class will bear the name GLE. The GL-Class will add an “S” to its name to GLS while the GLA name is retained.

In the rest of the lineup, things are pretty much the same. The CLS and CLA four-door coupes get to keep their badges while in the roadster range, the SLK will be transformed to SLC.

New nomenclature Mercedes-Benz drive systems

Apart from model names, Mercedes-Benz has also revised the designations for its natural gas, hybrid and electric vehicles. “Natural Gas Drive” models will be given the “c” designation while diesel models will be identified with “d” instead of “BlueTec” and “CDI”. For electric, models with “Plug-In Hybrid,” “BlueTEC Plug-In Hybrid,” and “Electric Drive” names will all bear the simpler “e” designation. Meanwhile, fuel cell and hybrid models get the “f” and “h” designations, respectively.

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 (X 222) 2014

On the other hand, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is set to mark its revival with a world debut at the upcoming LA Auto Show in its S600 form. Based on the already luxurious S-Class, the S600 distinguishes itself over the standard model with “extra spaciousness, special seats and lavishly designed, prestigious interiors.”



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