Upcoming Mercedes-Benz Name Changes

March 15th, 2015 by

Upcoming Mercedes-Benz Name Changes

Mercedes-Benz Name Changes

Your favorite Mercedes-Benz SUV (and one roadster) will soon be given a new moniker. The first wave of these nomenclature changes will occur in model year 2016 (Calendar Year 2015). As the 2016 SUV models start rolling off the delivery trucks, you’ll notice that there will be no more familiar GLK’s, ML’s or GL’s. All 2016 Mercedes-Benz SUV names will begin with a “GL” (in honor of the iconic G-Class SUV).

The reason for this change is to create a simpler logic and more organized naming conventions for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in their respective categories. The logic behind the 3rd letter in the name is the core model. So, for example, the “GLK-Class” is based on the “C” core model, and hence will be renamed the “GLC-Class” in model year 2016.

Here is the list of the updated nomenclature for model year 2016:

Previous Name Core Model MY 2016 Name
GLK-Class C-Class GLC-Class
M-Class E-Class GLE-Class
GL-Class S-Class GLS-Class
SLK-Class C-Class SLC-Class

In addition to these Mercedes-Benz class name changes, there will also be new designations given to the engines. Goodbye BlueTEC®, and PLUG-IN-HYBRID, hello “d” for “diesel” , “e” for “electric”, “f” for “F-CELL” and “h” for HYBRID and BlueTEC® HYBRID. If you have any additional questions about these upcoming name changes, please feel free tocontact us via our website or give us a call at (877) 226-3798.

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