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The product pipeline for Mercedes-Benz is a Horn of Plenty over the next three years, with at least seven new models landing on American shores on top of refreshed and new-generation offerings. We've seen the new CL, CLS, S-Class and R-Class, and spy shots of the coming SLK, SL, SLS Convertible, C-Class Coupe.

Beyond those, it's the next B-Class that could be one of the most intriguing additions to the MBUSA playbook. The redesigned hatch will be made more compelling for American buyers, and will be the first Mercedes to arrive Stateside with front-wheel drive and four-cylinder engines. Recent rumors also suggest it will get a rear-wheel-drive AMG version and be the basis for a CLC Shooting Brake, as well as getting its own coupe, crossover and sedan trims.

Other models in the queue will be brand new, not just new to us. These include a C-Class convertible and potential crossover would give M-B 3 Series convertible and X3 competitors. A 100-strong fleet of F-Cell vehicles will be tested in California, and the SLS E-Cell will come in 2013 with 526 horsepower and a 120-mile range. And just as all of those treats are arriving, the same year will see the arrival of the new S-Class Coupe (replacing the CL nameplate), S-Class, E-Class and GL.

[Source: Autoweek]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Here's the deal;

      The all new 2012 ML, SLK, SL and C-Class Coupe will be the first vehicles release, and then the 2012 GL. (The GLK is the C-Class Crossover SUV = X3)

      As far as the B-Class, we probably will see this as a 2013 model in 2012. Maybe they'll build an X1 crossover, but its a bad idea as the GLK is small enough.

      Also the new E-Class just came out, it won't be till 2015 before we see a new one state side.


      • 4 Years Ago
      This is awesome! I will be deciding between the B-class and the A3 TDI (and Alfa Romeo Giulietta, whenever they get here to the States) for my next car. I love the A3 and the diesel engine, but the Audi dealer near me really sucks (ie: not friendly at all!) and the Mercedes dealer near me is really fantastic! The B-class totally works for me, although I'd like to have a hatchback option like the Audi, not just a sedan or crossover. Yes, RWD is better, but the A3 is front wheel drive too, so that really doesn't matter. I'll be ready to upgrade in about 3 years and this is really exciting news!
      As far as BMW, the 1 series is pretty ugly, I don't think it is better looking than either of these...and the back seat is a joke!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Isn't the GLK M-B's X3 competitor?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thats what I was thinking too... and the GLK is based off the C class sedan.

        *sigh*

        I miss the days where the choices from Mercedes were a C class sedan, E class sedan (coupe, wagon, and convertible), S class coupe and sedan, G class, and a SL. What more do you need? Yes, the M, SLK, and GL are nice... but I'm not sure if bringing the B would be a good idea, We do all see how well the R class is selling?

        Mercedes should stop before they over do it, you can't make cars for everyone Mercedes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        my thoughts exactly
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're right. I think the new sport-utility is supposed to be the BLK and compete with the X1.
      Al.O.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What ever happened to classy Mercedes Benz vehicles?
      • 4 Years Ago
      The B-class looks outdated, ugly. Not a basis for a new model. It needs a total makeover.
        • 4 Years Ago
        that picture is for current platform.. i believe the article is about a new B platform for which to house the fam.
        • 4 Years Ago
        NUKE IT FROM ORBIT
      dee8817
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oddly I really like this Mercedes. It's like a depature from the big saloons that you usually associate with Mercedes. It's not bad looking, dinky and probably really easy to park and live with in large cities. I've always favored the B-class over the A-class. I heard nothing but horror stories from A-class owners. This isn't bad, but I wonder how much it would cost if imported into the U.S.
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