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  • Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: the new long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
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    Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018.

The new C-Class L Saloon for China.

The new long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon is celebrating its world premiere at Auto China 2018. Built in China for China, the long-wheelbase version debuts with a sharper design, digital cockpit, new comfort features and the latest iteration of Intelligent Drive. Also on show were the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class L Saloon and the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury show car. Both vehicles celebrated their world premiere on the eve of the biggest motor show in the People’s Republic of China.


Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: the new long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: the new long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.

The success of the C-Class.

The success of the C-Class is based in part on the broad diversity of its model line-up, which has included a long-wheelbase version of the C-Class Saloon since 2014. Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC) in Beijing produces it exclusively for the Chinese market. Compared with the regular saloon, the wheelbase of the C-Class L Saloon is eight centimetres longer, resulting in even more legroom for rear-seat passengers. The front passenger seat can also be electrically adjusted from the rear. The regular-wheelbase saloon is also for sale in China and locally produced there.


C-Class: dynamic nature, sportier and fun to drive.

New four-cylinder engines equipped with 48-volt technology (EQ Boost) underscore the dynamic nature of the C-Class, making it even sportier and even more fun to drive. Now fitted as standard, the LED high-performance headlights feature a new design, while the MULTIBEAM LED headlights with ULTRA RANGE high beam are available as an option. The upgraded interior with fully digital instrument display, larger media screen and new multifunction steering wheel with touch-control buttons offers plenty of options for individualisation. Ambient lighting now with 64 colours, the Multicontour Seat Package with massage function and the ENERGIZING comfort control enhance driver wellbeing.


Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: the new long-wheelbase version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon.
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: A-Class L Saloon.
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World premiere: A-Class L Saloon.

Unveiled for the first time on the eve of Auto China 2018 was the A-Class L Saloon, making it the latest member of the compact line-up. Developed exclusively for the Chinese market, its wheelbase is six centimetres longer. The highlights of the saloon model include driver assistance systems on par with those in the S-Class and the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system.


“The new A-Class L Saloon does a lot of things differently – and a lot of things first: it is the first long-wheelbase Mercedes in the compact segment. It is the first Mercedes in China to feature touchscreen controls. And it is the first Mercedes with a widescreen navigation display and augmented reality in China,” says Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars.


Mercedes-Benz Cars at Auto China 2018: Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury.

World premiere: Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury.

Also presented on the eve of the show was the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, which unites the DNA of an SUV with that of a limousine to create an exceptional SUV with a three-box design. The result is a timeless vehicle that underscores the position of Mercedes-Maybach as the ultimate luxury brand.

Go to https://media.mercedes-benz.com/autochina2018 to find the world premieres as video-on-demand and the Media Special on Auto China 2018.