M ercedes has big goals for the future: In 2015 want to sell the Stuttgart around 1.5 million cars worldwide. And from the core brand Mercedes-Benz alone. In order to achieve this increase in sales, Mercedes is planning a number of innovations in all segments.
From the new A-Class to the small SLS AMG
The revised Mercedes C is already at the start -Class, flanked by the new SLK and the new Mercedes C-Class Coupé, both of which have been available since March. At the IAA in autumn, the range of new products at Mercedes will be expanded to include the new edition of the Mercedes M-Class and the long-awaited Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster.
In 2015 the product portfolio will be expanded with a small Mercedes SLS AMG. Although this will not have gull-wing doors, sports car fans do not have to dig deep into their pockets for the mini SLS. Also for 2015 there is a van based on the C-Class in the Mercedes program.
Much earlier, namely at the Shanghai Motor Show 2011, Mercedes will present a concept vehicle that should give a very specific outlook on the next A-Class. From 2012, the new Mercedes A-Class will compete against the BMW i3.
In 2011, however, the go-ahead for a completely new, expanded model family in the compact segment will be given: In November 2011, the successor to the B -Great. On this basis there will later also be a van and a small off-roader called GLC, which will then compete against the Audi Q3, for example. A Mercedes A-Class successor is also to be positioned below this, which no longer comes with a boring van cut, but also wants to make prey with dynamic driving characteristics from 2013 onwards.
New design philosophy for Mercedes models
Mercedes is even better equipped for the future: 2012 is also the year of the Smart Fortwo successor, the stylish Shooting Brake variant of the Mercedes CLS, the new generation of the SL as well as the electric variant of the super sports car SLS AMG, which then has the E-Cell will be nicknamed.
New in 2012 is the Mercedes GL, which is still based on the ML. The absolute highlight of 2014 will be the new edition of the C-Class, which will follow the new Mercedes design philosophy with more coupé-like lines and a short trunk lid. The new Mercedes E-Class will also follow the same guidelines, which will also significantly slim down andshould appear more dynamic. The Mercedes S-Class comes onto the market in 2013 with a four-cylinder hybrid. From 2014 the model will also be available as a convertible. The days of exhibited wheel arches are a thing of the past with the new edition.