Mercedes-Benz at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Mar 5, 2013
Stuttgart/Geneva. The Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG will have its world premiere in Geneva, while the comprehensively facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-Class family will be unveiled for the first time in Europe. The new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class boasting the world's best Cd value and the special Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE model will be putting in their first appearance at a motor show.
Various new products from AMG, including S-Models and 4MATIC versions of the CLS 63 AMG and E 63 AMG, will also be spotlighted at the motor show.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class: efficient, intelligent, emotional
The new E-Class sees Mercedes-Benz raising the benchmark once again – in terms of safety, drive technology and design. The boldly updated design reflects the embodied technical advances. The front end features a completely new design featuring new headlamps with a single lens covering all functional elements. The E-Class Saloon and Estate are also available for the first time with two different faces – featuring the classic star on the bonnet or the sports car radiator grille with centrally positioned star.
Along with the Saloon and Estate, Mercedes-Benz has also carried out a thorough revamp of the Coupé and Cabriolet in the E-Class family. New features include powerful and efficient BlueDIRECT four-cylinder engines with pioneering injection technology and trailblazing assistance systems as part of the "Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive" concept. Such Intelligent Drive features include systems which are able to prevent accidents with crossing vehicles or with pedestrians, Active Lane Keeping Assist and dazzle-free permanent high beam, for example.
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: sleek as they come
The CLA is set to establish a new segment, with world-leading aerodynamics (Cd 0.22), avant-garde coupé design and 4MATIC all-wheel drive (optional). In keeping with its sporty positioning, the CLA is available with high-torque turbo engines rated at up to 155 kW (211 hp), sports suspension and 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
The technical highlights of this new design icon include a new world record in aerodynamics for series production automobiles (Cd value: 0.22) and numerous driving assistance systems, including advanced COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST. The radar-based braking system warns the driver of obstacles at speeds of 7 km/h and over and initiates precision braking when the driver steps on the brake pedal.
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG: Driving Performance for the new generation
The A 45 AMG sees Mercedes-AMG embarking on a new era. For the first
time in the company's history extending back over more than 45 years, Mercedes-Benz's performance brand is offering a fascinating high-performance vehicle in the compact class.
With a maximum output of 265 kW (360 hp) and up to 450 Newton metres of torque, the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is the most powerful series production four-cylinder engine in the world. The sensational power density of 133 kW (181 hp) outstrips even the most powerful super sports cars. At the same time, the engine also boasts supreme efficiency and complies with the EU6 emissions standard. The A 45 AMG also leads its segment in terms of fuel consumption, running on 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres in NEDC combined mode. The performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive on board the A 45 AMG sets new standards in the car's segment.
To tie in with the world premiere of the A 45 AMG, Mercedes-AMG will also
be announcing its collaboration with Monster Cable Products, a leading US manufacturer of high-end headphones. The collaboration is to be launched with a special product line by the name of "Monster DNA Headphones Inspired by AMG".
Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG as S-Model and with 4MATIC: the new benchmark
Performance update for the CLS 63 AMG, which benefits from the latest model upgrade in both its Coupé and Shooting Brake variants. The S-Model variant of the CLS 63 AMG also boasts the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive and comes with the AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine generating a maximum output of 430 kW (585 hp) and up to 800 Newton metres of torque.
The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine continues to be the absolute pinnacle of efficiency: the combination of high performance and low fuel consumption remains unrivalled by any other competitor in the segment worldwide. The rear-wheel-drive variant rated at 410 kW (557 hp) and generating 720 Newton metres of torque is optionally available with the performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series: GT3 performance for the road
Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 racing version, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series boasts a fascinating mix of breathtaking design, outstanding driving dynamics and uncompromising lightweight construction in accordance with the "AMG Lightweight Performance" strategy. With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gullwing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds.
The AMG RIDE CONTROL high-performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised AMG forged light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres raise the driving dynamics of the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG rear-axle differential lock with electronic control and the enhanced AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission also contribute to this highly dynamic performance. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle's driving dynamics.
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Edition 507: fresh dynamism
The C 63 AMG models are set to become an even more dynamic proposition: as the exclusive "Edition 507", these AMG high-performance automobiles are equipped with an uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. The 37 kW (50 hp) boost to 373 kW (507 hp) combined with maximum torque of 610 Nm derives from the transfer of technology from the SLS AMG, with the forged pistons, connecting rods and lightweight crankshaft adopted from the super sports car's eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine.
An AMG high-performance composite brake system with red callipers features as standard. The C 63 AMG "Edition 507" is designed to appeal to ambitious sports drivers who will appreciate high-calibre technology and a wealth of exclusive design details and appointments.
Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG as S-Model and with 4MATIC: performance, dynamism and efficiency
The new E 63 AMG is now also available as a particularly exclusive and powerful S-Model with an output of 430 kW (585 hp), 800 Newton metres of torque and featuring a newly developed performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine continues to be the absolute pinnacle of efficiency: the combination of high performance and low fuel consumption remains unrivalled by any other competitor in the segment worldwide.
The permanent all-wheel drive is also optionally available for the other E 63 AMG models – in which the V8 engine has been uprated from 386 kW (525 hp) and 700 Nm to 410 kW (557 hp) and 720 Nm of torque. With this range, Mercedes-AMG is premiering high-performance passenger car models with an all-wheel drive system geared to driving dynamics.
Mercedes-Benz Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE: elegant, dynamic, exclusive
The new top model of the versatile Viano range is the Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE. This special model stands for refined sportiness – as is immediately apparent from the combination of the new "rock crystal white metallic" paint finish with the radiator mask in sporty black paintwork. The exterior additionally boasts 19-inch five-spoke light-alloy wheels with tyres in size 245/45 R 19.
The interior exudes an aura of tasteful solidity in "satin-finish burr walnut look". The integrated "Grand Edition" badge highlights the vehicle's special flagship character. The new Grand Edition Viano AVANTGARDE is available in "compact" and "long" body variants and with various country-specific engine variants.