Mercedes USA prepares to expand its vehicle line-up in order to increase sales by 30% in the next five years. Now, don’t expect to see large cars as Mercedes CEO Ernst Lieb said in an interview that the real potential is in the small cars.

Starting in 2012 Mercedes will offer three new vehicles - a coupe, a crossover, and a sedan - all based on a new generation of the B class sold in Europe. When the redesigned C class launches in 2013, Mercedes will add a convertible and possibly other variants. A coupe based on the current C class goes on sale next year. Engines haven’t been chosen for the smaller vehicles, but Lieb says they will probably opt for a four cylinder.

"Everybody wants to be Mercedes-Benz," he said. "They are after us in the S- and E-class segment. With C class, we’re sitting with a four-door sedan and not doing anything else. Now we will go into segments where [competitors] are strong."


Source: Automotive News

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  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

oh that’s new Mercedes Benz is now using a 4 cylinder car? well I’m pretty sure they are going to play with twin turbo with it.

  (859) posted on 05.27.2010

This is a special C-class of the Mercedes Benz for the US market.

  (544) posted on 05.26.2010

hmm Yes, it’s wise but MB has a reputation to keep. Having a 4 cylinder for a luxury car like this ruins it’s reputation.

  (331) posted on 05.25.2010

Yes, a four cylinder is a wiser choice than the v8 - v12 engines. I bet they will use a twin turbo out of it to achieve maximum speed and torque.

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