Mercedes-Benz S-Class Convertible, V-Class On the Way
Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling luxury automaker in the U.S. last year, and the automaker is looking to strengthen its position globally over the next few years. By 2020, the automaker plans on introducing 11 new models to keep its product lineup fresh. Five new variants of its flagship S-Class are set to debut in the next few years, according to a report from Automotive News. Before an S-Class convertible arrives in 2016 or 2017, a new S-Class coupe will make its way to market. This new offering replaces the CL and is lower, wider, and shorter than its predecessor. The company will revive the Maybach name with a special edition S-Class expected to arrive next year. Meanwhile, an extended-wheelbase Pullman will arrive with a hefty price tag of around $1 million. More mainstream buyers will gravitate toward the redesigned C-Class, arriving in September. This new car is lighter, bigger, and more angular than its predecessor. Mercedes-Benz is also promising improved interior quality to differentiate the model from the entry-level CLA-Class. Next year, a two door coupe and convertible are coming, followed by a plug-in hybrid and diesel. Perhaps the most interesting addition to the Mercedes-Benz lineup is a new minivan. Dubbed the V-Class, this new offering is expected to arrive in the first half of 2016. Expect four and six-cylinder options as well as that classic minivan wood trim we have grown to love. Refreshes are coming this year for the SLK, CLS, and ML models. In 2015, expect revised versions of the SL, GL, and GLK. In 2016, expect an ML, E-Class and G-Class redesign, as well as updated versions of the CLA and CLS. Source: Automotive News
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