With the Concept GLB at Auto Shanghai , Mercedes-Benz shows what SUV ideas on the company’s compact car platform might also be realised alongside the GLA. The concept car has space for up to seven occupants thanks to its long wheelbase (2829 millimetres).
From June production, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has enhanced the Sprinter by adding stop/start as standard. Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd, said: “Our mighty Sprinter is already WLTP compliant, and has been since it launched in the UK in 2018, so we can offer continuous supply without interruption. We have taken the opportunity that WLTP emissions testing gives us to further benefit customers by adding in the fuel-efficient Stop/Start technology across the Sprinter range.
Further to the launch of the Vito PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM lines earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has announced new engines that are now Euro 6c compliant (previously Euro 6b), alongside the introduction of Mercedes PRO connect and an adjusted look to the instrument cluster.
Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a series of improvements for its contender in the mid-size vans segment. Among the highlights are high-torque four-cylinder diesel engines for the Vito Tourer with passenger car approval. Mercedes says that in comparison to the predecessor, the new OM 654 engine range reduces emissions and consumption values whilst also optimising noise and vibration comfort. The power units, already familiar from the Mercedes-Benz passenger car range, will see their first ever usage in a commercial vehicle at Mercedes-Benz Vans.
The new Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé is now on sale, with prices starting from £30,550 for the entry-level CLA 180 AMG Line. All models will be initially available with a 7G-DCT seven-speed automatic transmission, with a manual gearbox coming later. The diesel-powered CLA 200 d and CLA 220 d will also be added to the line-up later in the year. The CLA Shooting Brake was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and will be going on sale in May
The new Mercedes-Benz G 350 d is now available to order, with prices starting at £94,000 .The G 350 d is powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 282 bhp and 442 ft lb of torque. It’s the most powerful diesel engine ever to have been fitted to a G-Class. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph. It delivers up to 29.4 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 252 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size)
Two new diesel engines have been added to the GLE range: 350 d 4MATIC (£61,955) and 400 d 4MATIC (£64,230). The GLE 350 d 4MATIC and GLE 400 d 4MATIC are powered by a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder diesel engine, with an output of 268 bhp and 443 ft lb of torque in the GLE 350 d and 325 bhp and 516 ft lb in the GLE 400 d. They are both capable of delivering up to 40.4 mpg on the combined cycle and emit 184 g/km of CO2 (depending on wheel size)
Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd will be introducing three distinct trim levels to the Vito van and crew range. Launching in January 2019, all Vito models will benefit from a leather steering wheel (and gear selector on manual models), comfort driver’s seat, automatic headlights, and parking sensors, and will have a choice of PURE, PROGRESSIVE and PREMIUM lines
The new Mercedes E 300 e is available to order, with prices starting at £47,450 for the entry-level SE model. Following on from the E 300 de, the E 300 e (saloon only) now completes the E-Class hybrid range
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class is now available to order, with prices starting from £26,975 for the B 180 Sport. Diesels start with the B 200 d Sport at £29,625, while the B 220 d AMG Line costs £32,375