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Latest on Mercedes Benz: 28 May, 2015

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has entered into a technological collaboration with Silicon Valley giants Apple to launch an application for the much-hyped Apple Watch. Known as the MB Companion App, it facilitates journey from door to door, according to its makers. Owners of Mercedes-Benz cars using this application on their Apple Watch or iPhone can make a complete door-to-door journey, which is quite impressive. The application initiates seamless navigation and directions are given to the car on Apple Watch and its navigation system.

Summary

Mercedes Benz has 36 cars models available in India out of which 2 are hatchbacks, 20 are sedans, 12 are SUVs and 2 are MUVs/MPVs. Mercedes Benz has total of 21 petrol cars and 15 diesel cars. There are 36 automatic cars to select from. A Class is the most economical car with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 25,95,000/- and the most expensive model is S Class with an ex-showroom price (Mumbai) of Rs. 1,11,39,956/-. B Class is the latest car by Mercedes Benz launched on 2015-03-11 and priced at Rs. 27,95,000/- (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) - Read Expert Review on B Class. Popular Mercedes Benz cars in May-2015 are A Class, C Class and CLA Class. Find details on 32 Mercedes Benz new car dealers across India.

Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury automobile manufacturer, is a multinational division of Daimler AG. Headquarters of Mercedes-Benz are situated in Stuttgard, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and the brand is known for developing luxury automobiles, buses, coaches and trucks.

The luxury car manufacturer entered the Indian auto market in 1994 as Daimler. When Diamler Merged with Chrysler, the Indian subsidiary was renamed to DaimlerChrysler India Private Ltd. Daimler then sold its shares in Chrysler in 2007 and became Daimler AG, and the Indian four-wheeler unit was named Mercedes-Benz India.

Mercedes-Benz India joined hands with Tata Motors in the country. The joint ventured introduced the E220 in India. In 1954, The German maker and Tata Motors had hit a deal to jointly make medium commercial vehicles. All the luxury cars were assembled at Tata Motors Pimpri manufacturing unit, and this unit was used by the Stuttgard based maker to assemble and paint their cars. In 2000-01, the homegrown automaker sold its entire stake to Mercedes India.

Indian Operations and Executive Managements

Eberhard Kern is the Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India. Born in 1963, he received his University Degree in 1985 in Stuttgart. Before taking over the company India's unit, he was working as the President and CEO of Mercedes Taiwan unit. Mr. Kern carries his huge experience to our market in the sales and marketing domains across the maker's different markets. He is responsible for all the decision and operations of the company in India.

In 2009, Mercedes-Benz India inaugurated its new production facility in Chakan, Pune. The manufacturing unit took just 13 months to get operational, and becomes one of the fastest green-field projects to be built. This facility is spread in 100 acres of land and has an independent assembly facility for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. It was constructed to meet future expansion plans of the company in India. Initially, the plant was designed to assembled Mercedes C-Class, E-Class and S-Class, but it is flexible enough to produce other models as well. The company will soon locally assembled the GL, ML, CLA and GLA in the country.

Mercedes-Benz also has a research and development centre (MBRDI) in Bangalore, India. In 1996, MBRDI had eight employees and now it has more than 350 people working for it. It is, currently, the largest research centre for the carmaker based outside Germany and is used in the areas of Computer Simulation, Design, Electrical/Electronics and IT-Services.

Product & Services

Mercedes-Benz India has the largest dealership network among all the luxury carmakers in the country. Currently, the manufacturer has 80 dealerships spread across all major cities of the nation. Adding to it, the manufacturer is also focusing on increasing its outlets in tier II cities.

The manufacturer also entered the used car market by launching 'Mercedes-Benz Certified' in the country in December 2014. The company opened 12 new pre-owned car dealerships across India. These dealerships provide customers a new place for driving home a Mercedes car. The outlets offer high-end facilities, infrastructure, tailor-made financing option, and warranty and service packages to its customers.

Environmental Initiatives

DiamlerChrysler India with Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) and the University of Hohenheim as joint ventures started ‘the Jatropha Biodiesel Project’ in August 2013. This project was funded by Deutsche Investitions Entwicklungesellschaft (DEG). Since its introduction, the Jatropha Bio-diesel has created interest and support towards alternate energy and Bio-diesel. This project also tested in field with Mercedes-Benz cars powered by pure Bio-diesel across nine states in India. Adding to it, the Bio-diesel cars were put on the cold weather high altitude testing in KhardungLa, the highest motorable road.

The German luxury carmaker is yet to launch electric or hybrid cars in the country. With the arrival of BMW 7 Series hybrid and i8 plug-in hybrid, it is expected that Mercedes, too, will introduce cars with alternate fuel options.

Founder & First Car

Mercedes-Benz’s history starts from Karl Benz who created the world’s first engine-powered car - the Benz Patent Motorwagen. The car was financed by Bertha Benz and patented in January 1886. Later that year, Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach's converted a stagecoach by the addition of a petrol engine. Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft marketed the first Mercedes automobile in 1901. The first models under were produced in 1926, following the partnership of Karl Benz's and Gottlieb Daimler's companies into Daimler-Benz company.

USP

Mercedes-Benz cars in India are known for offering excellent drivability and luxury to its clients. The company has spent a lot on its research and development, which helped the maker to achieve high performance engines. Earlier popular among Executive class, the German maker has worked upon its design and introduced several cars including CLA, A-Class and B-Class to target young enthusiasts. These fuel efficient Mercedes cars also offer high performance to its buyers. Most of its cars are locally assembled, which also helps the company to keep the maintenance cost of its cars on lower side. Moreover, the maker has also improved its dealership network to reach maximum buyers. Though almost all the Mercedes Benz cars are known for offering high mileage, the most fuel efficient Mercedes Benz Cars are - B Class, A Class and GLA Class.

Resale Value

It is one of the oldest players in the luxury car segment of India. If we talk about the used luxury car space, the C-Class - one of the most fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz cars in India - is among the most popular vehicles.

Competition

Mercedes-Benz is the second largest luxury car manufacturer in the Indian car market. Currently, Audi India is ruling the luxury car space of the country; however, the gap is minimal. The company is facing stiff competition from Audi, BMW, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover.

Mercedes Benz Car Models

Mercedes Benz A Class
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3.96 from 110 submission(s)
Rs. 25.95 - Rs. 26.95 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz A Class

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class in India is the most affordable 'Three Pointed Star' model available in the domestic luxury car market. Buoyed by the vehicle's success in Europe, the German auto maker introduced A-Class for steering its sales numbers in the country. Further, Mercedes-Benz wants to catch the imagination of young Indian buyers as they represent a major fraction of the company's customer base at the moment.

Mercedes Benz B Class
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3.9 from 91 submission(s)
Rs. 27.95 - Rs. 28.95 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz B Class

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Sports Tourer in India is launched with an aim of meeting luxurious demands of Indian buyers in sleek dimensions. The launch of the model was targeted at the dwindling sales of its country cousins, BMW and Audi in this segment. Performance of B-Class has enthralled the auto enthusiasts to great extent and thus, the car was able to carve a niche for itself in the Indian auto market.

Mercedes Benz C Class
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2.52 from 208 submission(s)
Rs. 36.9 - Rs. 40.14 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz C Class

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class finally launched in India in November 2014. Based on MRA (Mercedes Rear-wheel drive Architecture) platform, the 2015 Mercedes C-Class appears more like a baby S-Class. The length of the new C-Class has been increased by 95mm, while the wheelbase gets an extension of 80mm.

Mercedes Benz CLA Class
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4.4 from 5 submission(s)
Rs. 30.91 - Rs. 68.22 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz CLA Class

The CLA Class is an entry-level saloon that made its Indian debut at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo.The 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class is truly a stunning vehicle with a plenty of features, powerful engine and mature driving dynamics. It’s very premium from both inside and outside. Build and material quality are top-notch. Both the engines drive so well, but can’t be called sporty in character. The new CLA Class is the most affordable sedan from the German automaker that has the potential to attract the young buyers who aspire to own a luxury car.

Mercedes Benz CLS
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4.69 from 35 submission(s)
Rs. 76.5 - Rs. 90.21 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz CLS

Mercedes Benz CLS Class is a sporty four door coupe, which has fascinating exteriors and compelling looks. The notable exteriors of this car are LED high performance headlamps, LED Intelligent light system, active parking assist system and electromechanical direct steer system. There are two variants of this luxury coupe in India.

Mercedes Benz E Class
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Rs. 46.52 lakhs - Rs. 1.27 Crores
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Mercedes Benz E Class

The new Mercedes E-Class is certainly more powerful, sleeker and premium than its older version. Mercedes updated it to appeal young buyers, and made significant sporty changes. Feature-wise, it has much to offer along with a spacious and comfortable cabin. The engine line-up is powerful and efficient. Ride quality is excellent. However, drivability could have been more engaging. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a worthy investment and a great package for buyers.

Mercedes Benz G Class
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3.81 from 57 submission(s)
Rs. 1.87 Crores
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Mercedes Benz G Class

The all new Mercedes Benz G Class is a sports utility vehicle, which comes in single engine variant. COMAND system, Bi-Xenon headlamps, and corner illuminating fog lamps are the exterior feature of this luxury SUV. It has tremendous acceleration capacity and the car can cross 100 kmph mark in 5.5 seconds.

Mercedes Benz GL
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4.38 from 50 submission(s)
Rs. 76.06 lakhs - Rs. 1.72 Crores
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Mercedes Benz GL

The new Mercedes GL Class is an all around package. It is much better, bolder and mature than its predecessor. The exterior and interior tweaks are futuristic, and appeal young buyers. Focusing on the technical and comfort aspect of the SUV, Mercedes integrated it with various cutting-edge technologies and features. The highly potent engines deliver exceptional performance and drivability. However, fuel efficiency isn’t up-to the mark. The new GL Class is certainly a great value for money, but its high cost of maintenance and pricing might go against it.

Mercedes Benz GLA Class
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4.27 from 11 submission(s)
Rs. 32.14 - Rs. 70.58 lakhs
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Mercedes Benz GLA Class

Mercedes-Benz India GLA45AMG was launched on 27th October 2014. The GLA45AMG is offered in a 2-litre petrol engine. It is also claimed to be the most powerful 2L petrol engine ever to be installed in a production car. The GLA45AMG’s unit produces 360PS of brute power at 6000 rpm along with a torque of 450Nm.

The new Mercedes GLA–Class is an absolutely stunning SUV with a perfect balance of performance, ride quality and handling. Loaded with a plenty of standard equipments and features, it’s very comfortable and rich from inside. Drivability is good. Both the petrol and diesel engines are fuel efficient. The new GLA - Class is one of the most practical cars in its segment, and can be a perfect pick for the urban SUV buyers.

Mercedes Benz M Class
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3.98 from 44 submission(s)
Rs. 55.55 lakhs - Rs. 2.49 Crores
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Mercedes Benz M Class

Mercedes Benz M Class is dynamic SUV, which is offered in three variants. It was featured in famous Hollywood movie the Jurassic Park. Day time running lamps, lower honeycomb grille, and new darkened headlamps are the notable exterior features of this car. Various active and passive safety features are also provided in it.

Mercedes Benz S Class
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4.64 from 53 submission(s)
Rs. 1.11 - Rs. 8.9 Crores
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Mercedes Benz S Class

Mercedes Benz S Class, the luxury sedan from the German car manufacturer is loaded with numerous attributes. It has advanced sensor system, which reduces the speed in case of hard braking. In India, the car maker provides in vehicle in single diesel and two petrol variants. Seven speed automatic transmission gearbox helps it attain high speed.

Mercedes Benz SLK Class
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4.85 from 72 submission(s)
Rs. 71.66 lakhs - Rs. 1.24 Crores
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Mercedes Benz SLK Class

Mercedes Benz SLK Class is a perfect combination of style and comfort. This car is available in three different engine variants. The exterior of this car is complemented by dark-tinted tail lights and front and rear bumpers hosting trapezoidal exhaust. ESP, BAS, ABS and multiple airbags are also provided in the car to maximize on road safety.

Mercedes Benz SLS
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Rs. 1.9 Crores
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Mercedes Benz R Class

The Mercedes Benz R-Class model was launched in the Indian market in October 2010. The R-Class was company’s first crossover in the country. The R-Class model carries a price tag of Rs 58.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), and the Mercedes crossover comes equipped with a 3.5 litre, 3498cc, DOHC, V6 petrol power-train that incorporates a 7G Tronic automatic transmission that is capable of  delivering a peak power of 272 bhp.


Fueltype:Diesel,Transmission:Automatic
Mercedes Benz SL

Fueltype:Petrol,Transmission:Automatic

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