Black Mercedes-Benz S-450 sedan, a member of the S-Class, sits in a futuristic garage.

What are the different classes of Mercedes-Benz cars?

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.

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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.

Mercedes-Benz Classes

The current classes of Mercedes-Benz vehicles are:


  • Sedan


  • 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
  • Mercedes-Maybach
  • 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!

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