Mercedes-Benz unveils all-new models in Nigeria

By Kingsley Jeremiah   |   24 February 2017   |   4:00 am

Mercedes-Benz GLE 400

Authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria, Weststar Associates Limited, on Wednesday, in Lagos, unveiled about four brand new Mercedes Benz models into the market to expand its penetration in the premium car segment.

The new models, which are the latest edition of Mercedes GLE 400, V 250, GLC 300 and E 200 would be followed with the introduction of other “exciting products” to meet the specific needs of the market, Managing Director of the organisation, Mirko Plath, said at the event.

Plath believed that the design language of the brand, the determination to satisfy customers, the confidence in the firm as well as its sales and after sales strategies would continue to position the brand as a leading automaker across the world.

The new SUV GLE, which was formally called M-Class has witnessed commendable changes, particularly with an alluring front fascia that comes with new headlights, bumpers and grilles.

While the rear features redesigned LED stripes for an improved look, Mercedes Benz said the spacious car saw its fuel consumption and CO2 emissions reduced by 17 percent on average compared with the predecessor model series.

The variant is powered by a direct-injection twin-turbo V6 engine with spray-guided combustion, new piezo injectors and MSI multi-spark ignition, the company said.

The model, which may be going on sale for N55million, the firm got completely revised chassis to deliver better driving dynamics and agility, especially for Nigerian roads.

It also received two new steering wheel designs, one of which is reserved for the AMG versions, while, new material colours and trims are available options to contribute to a more upscale atmosphere.
The new V-Class MPV offers top class comfort, style and design to prove that it is a real eye-catcher perfected down to the very last detail for multiple purposes.

The V 250 variant, which is available in Nigeria, comes with 190 horsepower, and 325 pound-feet of torque.

Both the exterior and the interior received super twist to make it fit for all class.

The V-class is available with seven seats though it can be upgradable to eight seats if you need even more room for passengers.

The GLC is an improved version of the GLK, its predecessor. Its boasts of luxury competent crossover features, which may make it a great choice for singles and families as it is as sporty as a coupe.

Standard safety features for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 include antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, full-length side curtain airbags, trailer sway control, crosswind assistance, a forward collision warning system, a forward collision intervention system with automatic braking, Pre-Safe (takes measures to secure the cabin and occupants when a crash is imminent) and a drowsy driver warning system.

Likely to go for N35 million, GLC300 is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz’s new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission as standard as well as an 8.4-inch high-resolution command screen located in the center of the dashboard to provide navigation, mobile phone operation that could be controlled via the touchpad or the center console.

For Mercedes-Benz, the new E class saloon is the most intelligent business saloon base on its distinct, emotive design and high-grade interior.

It said the new E-Class is sophisticated, confidently stylish and sporty and when compared with its predecessor, the new model has a wheelbase length improvement of about 65 millimetres and overall length of about 43 millimetres.

The E 200 variant comes with a four-cylinder petrol engine and may go for N33 million.




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