At first glance, the multitude of classes that make of the Mercedes-Benz lineup can seem overwhelming. But trust us: it’s not (quite) as scary as it looks. Once you dive in, you realize it’s an elaborate code that, like a foreign language, makes sense once you learn it.
Letters and Numbers in Mercedes-Benz Class Names
The letter in the class name signifies the base design of the vehicles within. Here is the key:
- A-Class: Hatchbacks
- C-Class: Mid-sized luxury sedans
- E-Class: Larger luxury sedans
- S Class: Luxury flagship
Once you get into a class, you will see different body types and ascending numbers. The body types are fairly self-explanatory. The numbers, for their part, indicate engine capacity.
The current classes of Mercedes-Benz vehicles are:
- Sedan, coupe, cabriolet,
- Sedan, wagon, coupe, cabriolet
- Sedan, coupe, cabriolet
What Mercedes-Benz vehicles are not in classes?
In addition, Mercedes-Benz produces many vehicles that do not officially fall into a “class.” These are the:
- CLA coupe
- CLS coupe
- Mercedes-AMG GT
- Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe
- SL Roadster
- SLC Roadster
Is there a Mercedes-Benz G-Class?
The G-vehicles are what we like to call a “lost class.” They’re not currently designated as a class, but they do contain several different variations of the SUV. These are the:
- GLA – SUV
- GLB -SUV
- GLC – Hybrid SUV, coupe
- GLE – SUV, coupe
- GLS – SUV
And then there’s the electric SUV, known as EQC.
Experience the Mercedes-Benz Classes at Pohanka Mercedes-Benz in Salisbury, MD
If you’d like more information or to try these out in-person, come on down to Pohanka Mercedes-Benz here in Salisbury. We’d be happy to go over any Mercedes-Benz model or get you set up with a test-drive. If you’d like to discuss further the concept of “classes,” we’d be happy to do that too. Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon!