The 31st Thailand International Motor Expo 2014: Mercedes-Benz launches two new C-Class BlueTEC HYBRID models along with exciting luxury lineups

C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic (2) Archivnummer: SSPIP32296 Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse (S 205) 2014 Mercedes-Benz C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, T-Modell (S 205) 2014

BANGKOK —— Mercedes-Benz Thailand today sets a new benchmark for environmentally-friendly vehicles with the launch of the new C-Class generation, equipped with the latest C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic engine and the C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Estate AMG Dynamic engine, the new C-Class generation completing the portfolio of Mercedes-Benz’s Contemporary Luxury diesel hybrid cars. In total, the company will unveil an ever-exciting luxury lineup of 22 models in all categories at the upcoming 31st Thailand International Motor Expo, from 29 November to 10 December 2014 at Challenger Halls of IMPACT Muangthong Thani.

President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Michael Grewe

President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Michael Grewe

President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Michael Grewe said: “Mercedes-Benz continues to deliver the Best for our clients and consumers. Our persistence in creating new innovative vehicles has resulted in new product lineups that satisfy discerning customer’s needs and lifestyle. With our development of greener products, Mercedes-Benz reaffirms its commitment to deliver the best to customers and clearly reflects our brand values of ‘Fascination’ and ‘Perfection’.”

“At the 31st Thailand International Motor Expo, Mercedes Benz (Thailand) is proud to underline our image as the leader in environmentally-friendly vehicles by launching the new C-Class BlueTEC HYBRID models, new additions to completing our Contemporary Luxury diesel hybrid portfolios. Apart from the newly-launched the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID and the new S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, we are showcasing altogether 22 luxury models in our pavilion, all in the categories of New Generation Compact Car (NGCC), the Contemporary Luxury Car and the Dream Car. The display will showcase the unique and appealing looks of the cars, as well as the ground-breaking technology inherent in our new products.”

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Martin Schulz

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Martin Schulz

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Martin Schulz added: “Mercedes-Benz has prepared special highlights for this upcoming Motor Expo. We are presenting two new models of the diesel hybrid C-Class, including C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic and C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Estate AMG Dynamic. Apart from this, we also present the new premium SUV – GLA 200 Urban, beefed up with the Off-road Suspension Package. Another highlight is the new generation CLS, a popular luxury generation that combines the unique exclusivity and agility of a coupe car with the convenience and functionality of a saloon car in one vehicle.”

The new C-Class BlueTEC HYBRID: Leading innovation in premium cars with the new diesel hybrid engine

The new C-Class BlueTEC HYBRID, latest from the C-Class, enhances the Contemporary Luxury hybrid diesel category’s portfolio. With 2 exciting models; C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic and C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Estate AMG Dynamic, both equipped with HYBRID Technology, the cars come with an excellent power control system which runs on a four-cylinder diesel engine with an electric motor. The automatic transmission ensures smooth driving operation, saving on fuel consumption and reduced pollution every time you slow down or stop the car. The electric motor acts as a generator to convert kinetic energy into electrical energy stored in the lithium ion battery. When energy is required for the motor this is converted back to AC as it leaves the battery. These new vehicles also pass the stringent emission standards for light-duty vehicles (Euro 6).

Both of the new C-Class models also exude a sporty exterior, featuring the AMG Sports Package; the avant garde 18-inch five-spoke alloy grille. Also sporting the AMG Bodystyling, the centre of gravity is lower resulting in sportier driving dynamics. It also features a sporty front grille accentuated by the large central Mercedes star on the front apron, the “twin blade” radiator grille. The high-quality interior features a luxurious yet bold look. The AMG Line multifunction steering wheel comes with flattened lower section.

C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic – The interior has been meticulously designed to offer the highest level of luxury and comfort, but at the same time strongly maintaining a sporty finish. Its one-piece centre console panel sweeps  to the armrest, creating a modern and purist feel. An innovative touchpad in the handrest provides simple and intuitive operation of all head-unit functions, such as the MB Audio 20, through finger movements.

C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Estate AMG Dynamic is launched for the first time in Thailand. The new model is the epitome of safety, convenience and elegance in a saloon car, coupled with the functionality of an estate car. Its interior has been designed to meet demands for a spacious passenger cabin equipped with all functions for convenience and ease of use. The new C-Class Estate comes with  a large load compartment at 450-1,470 litres with EASY-PACK tailgate to automatically open or close the compartment in a touch. 1/3 or 2/3 split folding rear seats with quickfold system and lockable compartment under the load compartment floor allow flexible use of the load capacity. This opens up a wide range of possibilities to use the interior according to individual wishes.

Model Engine Type Engine Displacement (cc) Rated Output (hp/rpm) Rated Torque (Nm/rpm) 0-100 km/h Acceleration (seconds) Top Speed (km/h) Fuel Consumption Combined (km/l)

– C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Dynamic             Price in Thai Baht:  3,190,000,-

– C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Estate AMG Dynamic     Price in Thai Baht:  3,390,000,-

The GLA-Class: Challenge every trip with the premium SUV with the Off-road suspension package:

The new GLA 200 Urban stresses its stylish premium SUV concept with the Off-road suspension package. Featuring its newly-improved off-road suspension, the new GLA is also beefed up with a higher 30-millimetre body and larger 19-inch wheels replacing the 18-inch to give a more bold, sporty look. The exterior is designed to boast a powerful off-road body, sporting the large central Mercedes star on the front apron, chrome twin-louvre grille, large air intake with chrome surround, chrome window frame and chrome exhaust muffler.

The two-wheel-drive GLA 200 Urban is powered by a 1,595cc 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 156hp at 5,300rpm and 250Nm at 1,250-4,000 rpm. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h takes 8.8 seconds and the GLA 200 Urban can reach a top speed of 215 km/h. Thanks to various fuel-saving technologies, including the 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission.  It offers load compartment capacity of 421-1,235 litres.

– GLA 200 Urban (Off-Road Suspension) Price in Thai Baht:  2,470,000,-

The new generation CLS: Innovative design for a livelier drive

The new generation CLS are highlights among the luxury Dream Car category, including the 4-door CLS Coupé and the 5-seater CLS Shooting Brake – a perfect blend of Coupé and Estate cars. Both models of the new generation CLS are outstanding with sporty and avant-garde design of the exterior, accentuated by a bespoke silhouette of a coupé car. The new generation CLS are equipped with a very special LED light system The MULTIBEAM LED Light System improves visibility in very different situations. In each headlamp, 24 LEDs are controlled independently of each other using an infrared camera to detect and calculate the amount of light needed in each traffic situation and driving environment. Furthermore, the models are equipped with the diamond grille, a striking front bumper with large air intakes, slightly darkened tail lights with multi-level function, a long bonnet, narrow window line with frameless side windows and dynamically downwards sloping roof. The all-new, beefed up interior reflects unique design and a spacious cockpit, equipped with outstanding functionalities, ranging from a free-standing 8-inch colour multimedia display screen in a head unit, navigation system, newly-designed three-spoke sports steering wheel and a central control panel in the centre console with four buttons.

– CLS 250 CDI Exclusive                                         Price in Thai Baht: 4,490,000,-

– CLS 250 CDI AMG Premium                              Price in Thai Baht: 4,990,000,-

– CLS 250 CDI Shooting Brake AMG Premium   Price in Thai Baht: 5,090,000,-

With special deals and immediate delivery within 2014

Other stunning luxury vehicles showcased at the Mercedes-Benz’s pavilion:

Mercedes-Benz will unveil 22 new innovative models covering all categories, including those running on a benzine and a diesel engine, along with those using a hybrid diesel engine. To name some of the showcased models, visitors to the Mercedes-Benz’s pavilion can see the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class Coupé, E-Class,  E-Class Coupé, E-Class Cabriolet, E-Class Estate, CLA-Class, SLK-Class, M-Class and Vito.

Special deals at the Motor Expo

Moreover, Mercedes-Benz offers appealing deals to customers who purchase and receive cars from today to 31 December 2014, (Except commercial vehicles Sprinter, Truck and Bus) including:

– The chance to join a special lucky draw and win a S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID AMG Premuim, valued at THBaht 6.79 million. (Buyers who currently own Mercedes-Benz, purchased from Mercedes-Benz authorised dealers will get one additional lucky draw ticket.)

– Free one-year premium insurance

– MB protections (Extended)** the privileges offered to customers including:

– Sum insured up to 100% of car price.

– 7-year guarantee for genuine spare parts under continuous renewal with Mercedes-Benz Protection.

– Mercedes-Benz Courtesy Car is provided up to 20 days per year in the case that the Mercedes-Benz car is in the service and maintenance of more than 48 hours and serious accidents.

– Non deductible in case of unknown counter party for the causes of accident.

– Terrorism coverage.

**For both types of Cash payment Financial Contract via Mercedes-Benz Leasing Thailand for all models (except Vito, Viano, Sprinter, Courtesy Car, Proven Exclusivity)

Mercedes-Benz invites you to witness the epitome of environmentally-friendly, luxury vehicles from its newest lineup, equipped with latest technological advances at the 31st Thailand International Motor Expo, from 29 November to 10 December 2014 at Impact Challenger Halls of Muangthong Thani, Bangkok.

[Source : Mercedes-Benz]

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