[PHOTOS] Mercedes at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The Benz is back
This week’s Geneva Motor Show is playing host to a number of big reveals from automakers across the globe. Among the contributing brands is Mercedes-Benz, arguably the world’s most loved luxury automaker. This year, Mercedes brought a number of new models to tout, among them a new race car and the ultimate limousine experience.
Check out everything Mercedes brought to Geneva this year:
Kicking off the show for Mercedes at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show was the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car.
“The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 is the perfect vehicle for customers who prefer to get their adrenalin kicks on the race track,” explained Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “That’s why we are starting 2015 not only as reigning double Formula 1 champions, but are also continuing our battle for supremacy in the hard-fought customer sport sector. Motorsport is a major part of our DNA.”
Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé
Next up was the Mercedes GLE Coupé in a sexy red. According to Dr. Zetsche, the GLE, with its “sporty design and agile handling,” will play an important role for the brand, which is calling 2015 the “Year of the SUV.”
Mercedes-Benz C350 e
The Mercedes-Benz C350 e appeared with plug-in hybrid technology—the same tech that debuted in the S500 e. In fact, Mercedes plans to bring ten new plug-in hybrids to the market by 2017. The C350 e yields about 31 km on all-electric power (about 19.25 miles), yet delivers a fair amount of performance (279 ponies).
Mercedes-Benz V-Class Concept V-ision e
The C350 e was not the only plug-in hybrid that made it to Geneva. The V-Class Concept V-ision e also made an appearance, touting a four-cylinder engine good for 333 hp.
“This concept vehicle shows the potential offered by the Mercedes of MPVs to address customer and market needs even more individually and exclusively in future,” remarked Volker Mornhinweg, Head of Mercedes‑Benz Vans. “With pioneering Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid technology, we are able to increase the output of the most powerful V-Class currently available by a further 105 kW, while lowering consumption to that of a compact car. That’s what I call a forward-looking performance increase.”
Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman
Alongside the Maybach S600, the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman limousine finally debuted in Geneva. Learn more about the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman.
“The second model from Mercedes-Maybach takes over the role at the absolute pinnacle – as a state limousine with a classic face-to-face seat configuration in the rear,” commented Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales. “The length of 6.50 metres and the wheelbase of 4.42 metres deliver an incredibly spacious interior and first-class comfort. It goes without saying that the new Mercedes-Maybach Pullman also embodies the very best in exclusivity.”