Mercedes-Benz leaves nothing to the imagination, with no less than twenty of their latest fascinating models fashionably displayed, at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show 2013, from 16 October to 27 October.
As a pioneering leader in technology and safety and a vision of accident-free driving, Mercedes-Benz will showcase new ground-breaking safety systems, outstanding comfort and high-end communications technology and infotainment systems.
The iconic brand presents the new S-Class – the best car in the world – leads the way with a new dimension of motoring: comfort and safety merged into one.
The current extensive line-up of Mercedes-Benz models includes the recently launched compact car range of the feisty A 45 AMG that has taken top position in many a boy racer’s list of must-haves. Added to the A-Class offering is an A 200 BlueEFFICIENCY “Black Devil” model. This devilish diva sporting a new front and roof spoiler, chrome add-ons, rear diffusor twin exhaust and stainless steel foot pedals gives added bling. This stylish package demonstrates the lengths to individuality one can pursue with the A-Class.
Being at the forefront of green technology, Mercedes-Benz showcases the “World’s most efficient luxury sedan”, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID. This model demonstrates that enhanced efficiency is possible without compromising on comfort. No body modifications are necessary as the hybrid module is flexible and also suitable in other model series, such as the new S 400 HYBRID.
Mercedes-AMG continues to champion performance, dynamism and efficiency. In the spotlight will be the SLS AMG “Black Series”. 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 7 400 r/min and accelerates the most dynamic gullwing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. This star is sure to draw the crowds.
The new E 63 AMG is now available as a particularly exclusive and powerful S-Model with an output of 430 kW and 800 Nm of torque. The AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine continues to be the absolute pinnacle of efficiency. With the ‘S-Model’ range, Mercedes-AMG is premiering high-performance passenger car models geared to driving dynamics.
The C 63 AMG sedan and coupé models are set to become an even more dynamic proposition with the exclusive “Edition 507″. These AMG high-performance vehicles are equipped with an uprated AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine. The 37 kW boost to 373 kW 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.
High performance with lower fuel consumption is an important part of the Mercedes-AMG strategy and all these new models prove that the combination of high performance and low fuel consumption remains unrivalled by any other competitor in the segment worldwide.
Roadster heaven continues with the SL and SLK sports cars characterised by fun at the wheel and open-air enjoyment. The SL with exemplary new features and the SLK AMG Sport Line with its sporty and dynamic eye-catching design suggests sheer power. This impressive stature is further enhanced with superior high-class interior and new headlamps give further visual distinctions.
Mercedes-Benz “Dream Cars” continue in terms of unique style sees the CLS 500 Shooting Brake making its mark once again with a creative design concept that underscores its leading role in the design field: while unmistakably coupé in its proportions, the new CLS opens up a wealth of new possibilities with five doors and a roof extending back all the way to the rear end. As such, the new Shooting Brake represents an innovative development of the four-door coupé concept.
The complete range of SUVs from Mercedes-Benz will satisfy the off-road fraternity. The GL 500 is the “S-Class” of SUVs and sets new standards in comfort, dynamics, safety, elegance and efficiency. The superior comfort of this seven-seater, as well as its outstanding power and confident performance are really convincing even when the going gets really tough.
Sustainable mobility solutions abound in all the innovative vehicles on display at the Mercedes-Benz stand in Hall 6. This year show-goers will definitely be exposed to a feast of the automotive sensors.