Mercedes-Benz Confirmed Premieres at Frankfurt

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With over 8000 square meters (86,111 square feet) of exhibition space disposed on three levels, Mercedes-Benz will one again have one the largest, if not the largest indoor exhibition areas from the entire car manufacturers present at this year's edition of the biggest motor show on the planet, the Frankfurt Auto Show.
About 1500 employees have been working for a whole year on planning and building the Germans' appearance for this edition, with 830 metric tons of steel and about 100 kilometers (62 miles) of cabling having been installed in the Festival Hall of the Frankfurt trade fair center. On top of that, over 5,500 square meters (59,200 square feet) of presentation space will also be available on the grounds outside the exhibition center.

The total number of Mercedes-Benz models that will be exhibited will surpass 70 cars, but the really interesting ones are the world premieres, and the Stuttgart manufacturer has just confirmed the following:

Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe is a near-production looking replacement for the CL-Coupe (C216), which in the future will be part of an expanding S-Class family that will also feature a convertible model.

Mercedes-Benz GLA is the latest addition to the MFA (Modular Front-wheel drive Architecture) platform, which now consists of four models (A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA). Another unconfirmed body type will follow in the next couple of years.

Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid will be the most fuel efficient luxury sedan on the planet, with an official fuel economy of just 3 liters per 100 km (78.4 mpg), while its interior amenities and performance will be those of a regular V8 model.

Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG is the most fastest and dynamic S-Class model in the history of the brand, with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine with direct injection that offers 585 hp and 900 Nm (664 lb ft) of torque. For the first time ever, the AMG S-Class will also be available with 4Matic all-wheel drive.

smart fourjoy is a crazy four-seater concept that heralds the addition of a future model in the smart range, the upcoming second generation of the ill-fated forfour. With an elongated tridion cell, the concept car previews most of the styling cues that will be found on the MY 2015 smart forfour.

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Racing Series previews an upcoming customer racing car in the style of the SLS AMG GT3, made in cooperation between Mercedes-AMG and HWA, their longtime DTM and other motorsport series partner.
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