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Mercedes-Benz Naming Conventions

Mercedes-Benz, a maker of luxurious cars has been smart with naming their cars keeping their shoppers in mind. Their strategic use of the alphanumeric system to name their vehicles makes it a lot easier to identify the vehicle's properties such as engine displacement in gallon multiplying it by a hundred and a sequence of alphabetical suffixes revealing the body and engine style.

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The letter prefixes signify the classes the vehicle identifies with. For example, an S-class is a special class while the SL class  identifies with the sporty models. So while most companies prefer specific names for their vehicles, Mercedes-Benz takes an interesting route by assigning specific letters to their car names. These letters refer to a specific class or feature of the car so with the name not only do you get the model but also understand what the product offers. For example:

SL-Class (Sport Lightweight):Grand Tourer Sports Car.

S-Class:(Sonderklasse) which is interpreted "Special class" or a full-size Luxury car in the German language

GLS:An off-track SUV alternative to S-class

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Loeber Motors is a new and used Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lincolnwood, IL
Loeber Motors is a new and used Mercedes-Benz dealership in Lincolnwood, IL


Mercedes-Benz assigns both a letter and a number to its model name, each aspect of the name denoting a certain feature. Numbers like 350, 450 and 550, etc. are codes referring to the chassis code for the specific model of the vehicle. These numbers are the marketing names that are codes for engine size and engine displacement in liters. For example:

  • A 270 is a 2.7 Diesel
  • C 240: C is for Class which is a compact luxury sedan whereas 240 is for 2.4 gallon
  • C 350 has a 3.5L, six-cylinder engine
  • G 55: 5.5-gallon engine

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What is 4MATIC and AMG?

4MATIC is the latest all-drive system which utilizes power in the most efficient way possible. It distributes power to the front and the rear depending on the road conditions. In smoother conditions, the vehicle works in a front-wheel drive system only. Under challenging road circumstances, it channels power to the rear axle until it is no longer needed. The rear drive deactivates automatically to maximize fuel efficiency.

AMG, on the other hand, is the performance division/trim of Mercedes-Benz. These are tuned in a particular way and increment in power. Moreover, AMG vehicles are made for rash driving and have a sportier outlook. AMG engineering ensures intricate designing through hand building of all engines. All of these qualities make AMG vehicles stand out in the market.

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Why Buy from Loeber Motors in Lincolnwood, IL?

Loeber Motors, a family owned business with a reputation referring back from the 1930s. Our 80-year service has played an immense role in providing luxurious vehicles in the world. We not only offer brand new cars but have a wide selection of Certified Pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models. Moreover, we provide professional maintenance services for them as well. We have proved to be the best Mercedes-Benz dealership in Chicago. So, please visit Loeber Motors for having a great experience.

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