In celebration of the 130th year of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz showcased nothing but the best line-up of its cars during the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Aligned with the motor show’s theme, “Steer the Future,” the luxury brand’s array highlighted vehicles that target specific requirements of the discerning market.
The luxury car brand went nostalgic as it paid tribute to one of the most sensational cars in the history—the W123, which was displayed at the venue’s lobby. As the heritage car turns 40 this year, car enthusiasts surely appreciated how it took the global car market by storm when it was launched: many owners endured being on a one-year waiting list, some of its pre-owned units were sold for more than the brand new sticker price, and its fuel-injected engine was more powerful than some race cars of that time.
From the line of succession of W123, Mercedes-Benz’s “Masterpiece of Intelligence” were on display at its main booth. The recently launched 10th generation E-Class can easily be described as ahead of its time, again in the brand’s distinct stylish tradition. Car enthusiasts were able to take a close look at the model and see for themselves why the most important car of today is one that can truly steer the industry into the future.
The German automaker highlighted its sole multi-purpose vehicle in its family of luxury cars in the Philippines––the V-Class. As a unique concept in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, the vehicle combines the functionality of a van with the outstanding features of a luxury saloon. Its spaciousness makes it an ideal vehicle for a family or a group as it can carry up to eight passengers at a time.
Mercedes-Benz’s new compact executive saloon got the spotlight at PIMS this year. The C 180 Avantgarde is an elegant and sporty sedan that is at the same time impressively efficient. It takes design cues from the brand’s flagship S-Class and added a tone body, sporty proportions and elegant curves. It is available for as low as P29,900 per month.
And then the reinvention of the luxury SUV takes the sidelight. The most advanced of its kind in the market today, Mercedes-Benz GLE is engineered to please, in all possible aspects. Find out why this vehicle can change the way you look at SUVs.
New-generation compact cars
Mercedes-Benz also showcased its New-Generation Compact Cars (NGCC), a line-up of efficient luxury cars that retain the premium three-star emblem.
The A-Class is designed to excite one’s emotions. It has an athletic built and power but at the same time, it looks sophisticated for those whose lifestyles are bent for stylish mobility. The B-Class is a compact sports tourer, a sleek but efficient car for people with on-the-go lifestyle. Meanwhile, CLA is a compact executive 4-foor coupe that beams a seductive character.