The Mercedes-Benz is one of the few car manufacturing brands in the world that actually adds new features to new versions of its models. In 2011, it took over as the best-selling luxury brand in the US from Lexus who had ruled the scene for over a decade. The brand sells over a million units annually across the world. In 2019, it hopes to maintain the same consistency in sales and, of course, upgrades. The latest released Mercedes models in 2019 have surpassed all expectations and we at Naijauto.com are bringing the review to you.
1. Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2019
Launched in 1979, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has remained one of the strongest models the German automaker has ever made. Its adaptability on Nigeria's rugged roads is one of a kind. The model has also retained its boxy look even in its latest G-wagon series. But in the Mercedes G-Class 2019, the edges were styled a bit differently, making it look sleeker and more sporty.
A fun fact is that since 1990, the G-Class 2019 is the first with an obvious redesigned look. The new G-Class gives you an option of a 9-speed automatic transmission gearbox, bi-turbo V8 engine that puts out 450 ib-feet of torque and 416 horsepower to make it a bit faster than the previous model. It also weighs a lot less than the predecessor. In addition, there's more space as those at back seat will enjoy over 5 inches of leg room.
The G-Class or G-wagon as Nigerians nicknamed it has gotten a massive upgrade this year
2. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe 2019
One of the latest released Mercedes models in 2019 is the AMG GT. It has always come as either a roadster or a coupe. It was first launched in 2014 as a 2-door car, but the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2019 version comes as a 4-door coupe. Now that's a major upgrade.
Even though a lot of critics have always attached the success of the AMG GT to looking like the E-class sedan, the latest model shows the car is likely to stand on its own and be successful. It comes with a totally different design from the E-class and has a front mid-engine placement as against the former longitudinal engine placement.
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The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 2019 comes in three variants - the AMG GT 63 S, AMG GT 63 and the AMG GT 53. The AMG GT 63 S comes with a twin-turbo engine that puts out 627 ib-feet of torque, 630 horsepower and a speed of 195 miles per hour. It's also a 4-wheel drive. The AMG GT 63 comes with a 4-liter twin turbo V8 engine that produces 577 horsepower. It's also a 4-wheel drive. The AMG GT 53 has a 3-liter twin turbo inline 6 cylinder engine with a 429 horsepower output - making it the least powerful of the 3 variants.
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3. Mercedes-Benz C Class 2019
When the C-class was launched in 2015, critics didn't expect it would be as successful as it is at the moment- especially in Nigeria. This success has prompted the German automaker to launch the latest version of the model for the 2019 model year.
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The Mercedes-Benz C Class 2019 comes with a facelift, lots of tech installations, automatic braking system and other driver assistance and safety features. The car comes in 4 variants - the C 43, C 63, C 63 S and the C 350e. The average engine is a 3-liter twin turbo V6 engine. The C 43 gets a 23 additional increase in horsepower from that of the previous version. It also has a 9-speed automatic transmission. The most powerful of the variants is the AMG C 63 C which cranks out over 500 Hp.
4. Mercedes-Benz GLA Class 2019
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-class was launched as a hatchback in 2014. The 2019 version which goes for about 12 million naira upwards (depending on features) is a crossover with an ideal upgrade. It comes with two different engines for you to choose from. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 2019 comes with a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 cylinder engine that churns out 350 ib-feet of torque and 375 HP, while the GLA 250 with the same engine puts out 258 ib-feet of torque and 375 HP.
The crossover comes with two engine options
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5. Mercedes-Benz A Class 2019
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019 has always been considered a role model for the Benz GLA-class. It's a hatchback that has almost the same cargo volume as a typical SUV. In 2019, the German car manufacturer took it up a notch by making this version a sedan! For now, it's only available in Canada and might be made available to the US and Africa in the long run.
The A-Class 2019 features a longer wheelbase than its previous version, it's also quite bigger, longer, and wider. It also comes with a 2 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine that puts out 221 horsepower. It also has a 7-speed automatic transmission. It goes for just around 10 million naira - which is still affordable in the Benz world.
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2019 is only available in Canada currently
6. Mercedes-Benz GLE Class 2019
One of the latest released Mercedes models in 2019 is the GLE class. This midsize crossover has never been a toast of Benz lovers in Nigeria. Maybe because it's not known to be adaptive to Nigerian roads. But the Mercedes-Benz GLE class 2019 was designed to be a sought-after vehicle.
First of all, it looks sporty. It also comes with the latest tech installations you can find in new model crossovers. From top class infotainment system, advanced safety gear and driver assistance to modern dual TFT screen, a 3-liter 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, and a bespoke navigation system, this version is definitely worth every kobo spent.
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It hasn't come as a success for the German car brand in Nigeria
7. Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 2019
The Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 2019 comes in a convertible and coupe variants. They both have a 3 liter inline 6 cylinder turbocharged engine with an output of 384 ib-feet of torque and 429 HP. They also will have the popular 4matic 9-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive system. Be ready to part away with up to 28 million naira if you wish to buy one. Possibly add hundreds of thousands for one with a hybrid engine.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG maintains the sporty appearance
8. Mercedes-Benz GLC Class 2019
When the Mercedes GLC-Class replaced the GLK in 2016, it was a much expected compact crossover. Therefore, the 2019 version didn't get so many adjustments as the idea is to keep it small. It comes in GLC 300 and GLC 350 variants. They both have a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine, but the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 2019 will be putting out around a 100 more horsepower and ib-feet of torque than the GLC 300 2019.
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9. Mercedes-Benz GLS Class 2019
Always known as a full-size SUV, the GLS class comes redesigned and looking different from its predecessor.
The model which was launched in 2013 has been known for its size and weight, but the Mercedes-Benz GLS Class 2019 seem to have shed some weight. It also comes with a newly added third-row seat, sleek interior design, and expected high tech features. It comes in three variants - the GLS 63, the GLS 550 and the GLS 450. They all have twin-turbo V8 engines except the GLS 450 with a V6 engine. The GLS 63 also has the largest engine which is a 5.5 liter, while the GLS 550 and 450 manages 4.7 liter and 3-liter engines respectively.
The Mercedes-Benz GLS Class 2019 comes in 3 different variants
10. Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 2019
The CLS class has always been like a wider, longer, sharper and lower version of the E-class, but the 2019 model looks entirely different. It's still a 4-coupe but with different styling. Its engine isn't exclusively V8 as many people thought. In fact, it comes with a 3-liter inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out over 360 HP on average. Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 2019 expected to go for a whopping 40 million naira.
The longer and wider body design was made on the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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11. Mercedes-Benz CLA Class 2019
The Mercedes-Benz CLA Class 2019 comes as a 4-door coupe with the newly designed interior, dual screens that are larger than those in the previous versions and enough room in the back seat. It comes with the exact kind of the engine the A-class we mentioned earlier has. The vehicle goes for about 12 million naira.
Finally, there's the Mercedes E-Class 2019 which didn't really have any major upgrade. It still looks like the predecessor and doesn't really differ in price either.
The CLA Class 2019 received the fewest upgrades
All in all, Mercedes-Benz went beyond expectations this year from the latest released Mercedes models in 2019 above, and we expect more upgrades from them subsequently.