Famous around the world as luxurious, technologically advanced and exquisitely designed, Mercedes-Benz epitomises style, status and class.
Whether it’s a Mercedes saloon, 4x4, cabriolet or a red-blooded AMG model, you’ll feel fully in command from the moment you climb into the driver’s seat as you take in the eye-catching but functional interior design, superior materials, superb fit and finish, high-end equipment and, not least, sheer level of comfort.
Featuring precision German engineering at its core, even small details such as the reassuringly solid ‘clunk’ of the driver’s door will leave a strong and lasting positive impression – something Mercedes-Benz drivers have been aware of for decades.
Having patented the first passenger car safety cell way back in 1951 and been the first manufacturer to put it into production in 1959, Mercedes-Benz continues to lead the way in passive and active safety systems. What’s more, the brand remains right at the cutting-edge of everything from engine development to suspension.
The compact but capacious Mercedes B-Class, for example, incorporates satellite navigation, climate-controlled aircon, a trip computer and multiple airbags. To this the stylish C-Class 250 Sport compact saloon adds a 7-inch touchpad colour display, two-zone aircon, Speed-tronic cruise control, five driving modes and more.
The benchmark executive saloon, the E-Class Sport, also has a hill start function and sumptuous leather upholstery, while the high-end 455hp S500 AMG Coupé boasts a sub 5-second 0-60mph time plus Magic Body Control with Curve Tilt Function.
These highly advanced systems employ cameras to scan the road ahead and work together preparing the suspension for crests and dips, while also leaning the car into bends so you stay squarely in your supportive seat for even greater comfort.
In 1886 Karl Benz created the Benz Patent-Motorwagen – widely regarded as the world’s first petrol-powered car, and since 1901 Mercedes-Benz’s pioneering advances have been relentless.
The late 1990s saw Mercedes introduce autonomous Level 1 radar-managed cruise control. In 2014 some models progressed to Level 2 autonomy where several driving functions are handled by computer. The current flagship Mercedes S-Class goes further still by using satnav data to automatically steer, accelerate and brake.
Mercedes recently revealed its full-electric EQC crossover model, and in the near future we can expect to see cars that communicate with each other with even higher levels of automation, all bearing the legendary three-pointed star.
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