Report from Geneva – The 84th Geneva International Motor Show

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Mercedes-Benz' new V-Class

Mercedes-Benz’ new V-Class

Next came the European premieres of the BMW 2 Series Coupe, the BMW M3 Sedan and the BMW M4 Coupe. The BMW 2 Series Coupe was introduced with three diesel variants, the 218d, 220d, and 225d. All three diesel models are powered by the same two-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that provides a different power output for each model type. For the North American market, BMW will launch the BMW 228i and M235i, both powered by a turbocharged gasoline engine.

Additional highlights on the BMW floor include the presentation of the BMWi model family and the updated 2015 BMW X3, which received its life-cycle refresh. The new design includes exterior modifications, such as the new twin circular headlights featuring full LEDs, as well as turn signals integrated in the exterior mirrors. Under the hood, the X3 is now, for the first time, available with a diesel-powered 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to U.S. customers. The BMW X3 xDrive28d develops 180 horsepower and offers 280 pound-feet torque.


The Sindelfingen-based automaker celebrated on Tuesday the world premiere of two all-new vehicles and the presentation of the new V-Class . The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the C-Class T-Model are joining existing models in their respective lineups. Additionally, Mercedes presents the new V-Class as the successor to the outgoing Viano.

The Mercedes-Benz name has always been synonymous with exclusive and luxurious automobiles and the all-new Mercedes S-Class Coupe will only expand on that reputation. The new coupe displays a sporty and elegant appearance and may be ordered with optional headlights that feature 47 built in Swarovski crystals. The S-Class Coupe arrives with the Pre-Safe brake assistant with pedestrian detection, Active Lane Keeping Assistant and several other safety options, maintaining Mercedes’ reputation as a safety innovator

The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class was being described by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the board of Management at Daimler, at the end of January as “a Mercedes sedan for up to eight people.” With the launch Tuesday, at the Geneva Motor Show, customers in Germany can order the new van. At launch, Mercedes will offer four and six-cylinder diesel engines for the new vehicle. A 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with common rail direct injection is available as is a six-cylinder diesel that powers the V 250 BlueTEC. The first deliveries are expected to be in late May.

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