Ever imagine you will drive a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon? Pricing is not a problem now.
1. Mercedes Benz - King of automobile empire?
First introduced in 1926 under the name Daimler-Benz, Mercedes Benz is a division of German vehicle manufacturer Daimler AG.
The brand is actually the combination of Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft and Benz Patent Motorwagen founded by Karl Benz. It aims to produce ranges of luxury vehicles, from passenger cars, buses to lorries. The headquarter is now located in Stuttgart in Germany.
Besides two main subsidiaries: AMG and Maybach which produces ultra-luxury versions, this company also collaborates with BYD Auto group to design battery-electric cars in China.
Mercedes Benz is an active participant in motorsport activities
It also proves its leading position in transportation engineering through reputable motorsport activities like Formula One as both participant and engine supplier.
Just like its slogan: “The best or nothing”, Mercedes reveals its nonstop endeavor to rule the auto world with diverse products such as compact sedans, coupes, off-road vehicles or large-size truck etc. It’s totally understandable why some refer to Mercedes as the King of automotive industry. These vehicles of Germany boast high performance on different types of terrains and climates, flexibility and undeniable durability.
It’s impossible to list out all Benz products here, so Naijauto.com will just mention most common cars from this manufacturer which are produced during the late 20 years. Below are renowned names from Mercedes family.
Mercedes offers a wide range of products for multi purposes
Segment/Car body style
Mercedes Benz SL Class
1989 - 2001
Mercedes Benz C Class
Compact executive car
1993 - 2000
Mercedes Benz E Class
1995 - Present
Mercedes Benz S Class W140
Full-size luxury sedan/saloon, coupe & cabriolet
1998 - 2005/6
Mercedes Benz S Class W220
Full-size luxury sedan/saloon, coupe & cabriolet
1998 - 2005/6
Mercedes Benz A Class
Subcompact luxury hatchback/sedan/saloon
1997 - Present
Mercedes Benz M Class
Mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle
1997 - 2015
Mercedes Benz CLK Class
Mid-size/ entry-level luxury coupes and convertibles
Besides aforementioned classes, Mercedes has also recently added its line-up with other automobile layouts such as buses, vans or crossovers. Some newly arrived names are R Class, GLA Class, CLA Class, AMG C63 and X-Class (luxury pick-up truck).
All Mercedes products are popular worldwide but for Nigerian market, there’re certain trims more favored than others. The price list below will not include all but select typical models often chosen by Nigerian residents only.
2. Latest Mercedes Benz price list in Nigeria
Buying a Mercedes Benz is not difficult at all but the price tags of a brand new unit may hurt one’s eyes. A more advisable strategy is turning to Mercedes foreign used (Tokunbo) or locally (Nigerian) used cars for sale with much more affordable price tags.
Albeit classified as a hi-class brand, Mercedes is widely chosen in all markets.
However, when purchasing a pre-owned car, you should pay close attention to variations in currency exchange rate, custom clearance tariff as well as other issues related. These factors may make prices vary a bit, while buying a locally used car is less complex. You just need to check carefully car condition, fuel mileage as well as some similar features before reaching an agreeable price with the seller.
2.1. Brand new Mercedes Benz prices in Nigeria
Not all Mercedes models remain in production till date, so Naijauto just presents here prices of some brand new vehicles in Nigeria, which is among the most sought-after product of this carmaker in the N postcode area.
3. Do you know enough about Mercedes Benz line-up?
As we said earlier, Mercedes Benz automobiles are globally recognized for their durability and remarkable performance on various road conditions. Though names, layouts and primary purposes might differ between classes, they all share the same firmness on the ground as well as classy decoration throughout.
Not only fashionable but also durable is what we appreciate in Mercedes’
Mercedes Benz ML350 belongs to the GLE Class (previously known as M Class) specialized in mid-size luxury SUVs. This series was manufactured from 1998 to 2015 when it gave way to more modern GLE products.
ML350 features a charming crossover SUV designed in different automobile layouts namely front engine rear wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive.
Actually, ML series is called M Class at first. However due to the possible mistaken reference to BMW M units, it was changed to ML Class before being renamed one more time in 2015 to GLE. This title stays in line with certain products of the same automaker like G-Wagon.
ML350 employs various powertrain options including 7-speed or 9-speed AT mated to a vast range of engines, 3.5L V6, 5.5L Bi-turbo V8 and 2.1L I4 turbo-diesel to name but a few.
Review video on Mercedes Benz ML350 BlueTEC 2014
3.2. Overview of Mercedes Benz C Class
Unlike M Class, C Class majors in more compact designs such as luxury sedan, coupe or cabriolet with elegant aesthetic highlights. No matter what series you choose, either Mercedes Benz CLK or CL (built with complete knock-down kits), you can be firmly assured the best experience while driving these hi-end models. Not only stylish body frame but also smooth operation under a variety of conditions is the frequent remark when mentioning these four-wheeled machines.
The mainstream in this class are bestowed a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission to produce 241 hp at max. Meanwhile, the hybrid plug-in version of C Class sedans can reach up to 275 hp and 51 MPGe according to Environment Protection Agency conversion.
The elegant design of C Class models
3.3. Overview of Mercedes Benz G Class
If you have never heard of G-Wagon from Mercedes Benz, you might not belong to this planet. And should you spot a G-Class model around your neighborhood, make sure you know exactly who is driving it. He or she is probably among the most powerful nearby, a member of the senate for example.
This is because price of Mercedes G Wagon is not pocket-friendly at all, ranging from N50 million to N100 million for a brand new model while the cheapest Tokunbo is around N16 million. Locally used G Wagon is a bit more affordable, from N7 million to N60 million based on the car condition and fuel mileage. Should you determine to get one, pick a pre-owned Mercedes G Wagon with a much comfortable price tag on our website.
Though people once regarded this design as an eccentric for its cardboard-box-like outlook, the model soon caught on like fire, especially among influential classes in the society.
G Wagon soon caught on like fire despite false impression at first
You must be surprised to know this full size luxury SUV series was produced back to 1979. So many modifications have been applied that it has totally transformed to a whole new level after nearly 40 years. Thanks to its durable strength, G Class has been trusted by numerous police forces and even national armies all over the world, namely Germany, France, Egypt and Canada.
4. What would we say about Mercedes Benz?
There’s not much to comment on, after all above descriptions of renowned models from this auto marque.
What we love about its products is:
Outstanding durability: Needless to say, Mercedes Benz vehicles welcome almost all kinds of routes and challenge the most extreme weather conditions.
Hi-class orientation: Of course many might frown upon this feature as the pricing is truly a concern for average citizens. However, luxury outer designs and classy equipment inside can’t be overlooked when talking about Benz line-up.
Following hi-class orientation but Mercedes are embraced by the entire public
Utility: With such a wide range of car body styles and engine configurations, Mercedes products can serve many functions, of both individuals, groups and organizations. One can easily find himself a smart car for daily transport or a spacious van to ship cargo across the country.
Unmistakable trademark: Clearly, driving a Mercedes Benz distinguishes you and other drivers on road. Segment can be the same but the status is surely different.
What we recommend for Mercedes to upgrade is:
Fuel economy: This demerit is commonly seen in luxury series when money doesn’t matter that much to their owners. However, to gain more popularity from the mass public, Mercedes definitely needs to improve its fuel consumption rate.
Pricing: We are not sure how much it costs to manufacture a Benz model but the price tags can cause eye sores to look at, really. High pricing might come from the brand value, so manufacturers can absolutely reduce the retail price so that more people can get access to these luxury brands.
5. Our conclusion
All in all, we must admit that Nigerian price list of Mercedes Benz products are not as expensive as other markets thanks to an abundance of Tokunbo and locally used units. However, brand new Mercedes Benz prices in Nigeria may still cause headache for many car lovers in this country.