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Mercedes-Benz Cars at a Glance. Edition 2013.

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Daimler at a Glance Management team of Mercedes-Benz Cars Key figures of Mercedes-Benz Cars The brands of Mercedes-Benz Cars Sustainable, safe and fascinating mobility of the future Road map to sustainable mobility Intelligent Drive of Mercedes-Benz Connected Car Production locations of Mercedes-Benz Cars Product range of Mercedes-Benz Cars Mercedes-Benz smart Media contacts of Mercedes-Benz Cars Daimler Brand Portfolio 2 4 5 6 15 17 21 24 25

2013 is ... the year of the S-Class. No other Mercedes has contributed more to establishing our brands reputation than the S-Class. You can talk about a claim to leadership as much as you want this car makes it a reality. We will put the new sedan model on the road in 2013, and follow it up with four additional variants. the year of the E-Class. We have thoroughly updated the E-Class, equipping it with efficient new engines and 11 new assistance systems. We have also given it a new design idiom. From the sedan and estate to the coup and cabriolet, we expect all versions of the vehicle to give our sales a major boost. the year of the CLA. The new CLA will establish a completely new vehicle segment. We have given the automobile a sporty design to win over new customer groups for the Mercedes-Benz brand. The CLA is based on the Concept Style Coup, which met with an overwhelming response. The most frequent remark we heard was please mass produce this car. And thats exactly what were doing. an important year for Mercedes-Benz. In 2013, our model offensive is continuing to propel us at top speed toward 2020. By then, we also want to be the Number One automaker when it comes to sales in the premium segment. Were making good progress, and demand is steadily increasing. Our plants are also operating at near full capacity. For these reasons, we are continuing to invest in our global production network. As a result, we will be able to manufacture our vehicles closer to our markets and customers particularly in the high-growth regions. But why not take a look at whats going on for yourself? Pleasant reading! Sincerely, Dieter Zetsche Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars
Brand variety Media contacts Product range smart Product range Mercedes-Benz Production locations Mobility of the future

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As of March 31, 2013 | Errors excepted and subject to change

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Management team and key figures

Daimler at a Glance

Amounts in millions of EUR 2012 EBIT Value Added Net profit Earnings per share (in EUR) Investment in property, plant and equipment Research and development expenditure 8,615 4,185 6,495 5.71 4,827 5,644 2011 8,755 3,726 6,029 5.32 4,158 5,634

Daimler AG is one of the worlds most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the worlds biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance and innovative mobility services. The companys founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Groups focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. For many years now, Daimler has been investing continually in the development of alternative drive systems with the goal of making emission-free driving possible in the long term. So in addition to vehicles with hybrid drive, Daimler now has the broadest range of locally emissionfree electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment. Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities on five continents. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the worlds most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, Fuso, Setra and Thomas Built Buses. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart, Germany (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2012, the Group sold 2.2 million vehicles and employed a workforce of around 275,000 people; revenue totaled 114.3 billion and EBIT amounted to 8.6 billion.

Amounts in millions of EUR 2012 Revenue Western Europe thereof Germany NAFTA thereof United States Asia thereof China Other markets By divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars Daimler Trucks Mercedes-Benz Vans Daimler Buses Daimler Financial Services 114,297 39,377 19,722 31,914 27,233 25,126 10,782 17,880 2011 106,540 39,387 19,753 26,026 22,222 22,643 11,093 18,484

61,660 31,389 9,070 3,929 13,550

57,410 28,751 9,179 4,418 12,080

Employees (Dec. 31) 2012 Total Germany United States Rest of World By divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars Daimler Trucks Mercedes-Benz Vans Daimler Buses Sales Organization Daimler Financial Services 275,087 166,363 21,720 87,004 2011 271,370 167,684 20,702 82,984

98,020 80,519 14,916 16,901 50,683 7,779

99,091 77,295 14,889 17,495 49,699 7,065

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Daimler at a Glance

Daimler at a Glance.

Management team of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Key figures of Mercedes-Benz Cars.


Management team and key figures

Amounts in millions of EUR 2012 2011 5,192 57,410 2,724 3,733

Frank Lindenberg Executive Vice President Finance & Controlling Mercedes-Benz Cars, Vans & Corporate

EBIT Revenue Investment in property, plant and equipment Research and development expenditure

4,389 61,660 3,495 3,863

Employees (Dec. 31)

Andreas Renschler Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans

2012 Total Germany United States Rest of World 98,020 84,346 3,258 10,416

2011 99,091 86,670 3,083 9,338

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Dr. Joachim Schmidt Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars

2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class C-Class, CLK-Class, SLK-Class E-Class, CLS-Class S-Class, CL-Class, SL-Class, SLR, SLS, Maybach M-Class, R-Class, G-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class smart Mercedes-Benz Cars 1 Western Europe thereof Germany NAFTA thereof United States Asia/Pacific thereof China Japan
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2011 1,279,100 192,300 411,800 340,100 80,700 254,300 99,700 1,381,400 625,200 290,700 288,400 250,400 353,300 223,100 32,500

Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development

1,345,800 231,100 425,000 313,600 80,700 295,400 105,700 1,451,600 631,400 289,900 342,100 299,700 358,300 208,500 44,600

Including Mitsubishi vehicles manufactured and/or sold in South Africa

Dr. Dieter Zetsche Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG/Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

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The brands. Mercedes-Benz Cars.


Following record sales in the prior year, Mercedes-Benz Cars also achieved a record annual result in 2012. More than 1.4 million customers opted for a Mercedes-Benz or a smart vehicle last year. Through its two car brands, Daimler boasts the most new vehicle registrations of any premium manufacturer in Germany for the past 20 years. We also posted record sales in two other core markets: China and the U.S. Throughout the world, demand was particularly high for the new models. While the B-Class, the GLK, the M-Class, and the G-Class achieved record sales, the SL also saw sales rise sharply. The S-Class Sedan, the C-Class Coup, the SLK, the CLS, and the M-Class are the worlds best-selling vehicles in their comparative segments. The new A-Class also performed well in its segment, receiving more than 90,000 orders within a short time of going on sale. Another product highlight of 2012 was the CLS Shooting Brake, with which Mercedes-Benz opened up a new segment and impressively demonstrated its design expertise and leadership role when it comes to innovation. The brand expects this positive development to continue in 2013. Dr. Dieter Zetsche expressed his optimism as follows: In 2013, with our product offensive in the premium and luxury segments, we will continue our Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy and give our endeavors an additional boost. Customers can look forward to a whole series of fascinating product highlights in 2013. The new E-Class, for example, was unveiled at the beginning of the year, when it was presented at the International Auto Show in Detroit. Following total sales of more than 13 million units, the E-Class sedan, estate, cabriolet and coup models were completely revamped and now feature highly efficient engines, new assistance systems, and a new design idiom. The new E-Class family not only boasts numerous technical innovations but is also much more efficient, environmentally friendly, and dynamic than its predecessor. All models of the E-Class family are being equipped with new or optimized assistance systems from the upcoming S-Class. Under the heading Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive, the systems combine comfort with safety. The new features include systems that for the first time can prevent collisions with pedestrians and crossing vehicles, a Lane Keeping Assist system that can also prevent accidents
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with oncoming vehicles, and a permanent high-beam headlight system that is glare-free (Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus). With these systems, Mercedes-Benz is emphasizing its leading role as a safety pioneer. The new E-Class has kicked off a comprehensive model offensive in the premium and luxury car segments. For example, the new S-Class will celebrate its world premiere in mid-2013. This offensive is being supplemented by the new four-door CLA Coup, which boasts the worlds best aerodynamics and an avant-garde design that makes the brand even more attractive for young buyers. As far as the further development of automobiles is concerned, one of the key trends is comprehensive onboard connectivity, which links mobility with consumer electronics. Innovative telematic and infotainment systems can now be found in most Mercedes-Benz models as a matter of course. Under the heading Drive Kit Plus, Mercedes-Benz is integrating iPhones in cars with its proprietary Digital DriveStyle app. The system was launched on the market in the fall of 2012, when it was introduced in the new A-Class. It enables motorists to operate the navigation system and other features safely and conveniently while driving. The controller is located in the center armrest and can be used to access services such as real-time traffic information, Internet radio stations, Twitter, Facebook, and Glympse. However, this development is still far from over. This spring, Mercedes-Benz will begin installing the Siri system in its vehicles. As a result, drivers will be able to use all iPhone features conveniently via voice control. A completely revamped Mercedes-Benz vehicle configurator was put online late last year in order to make putting together ones very own Mercedes-Benz dream car an even more fascinating experience. Visitors can experience the new configurators emotional scope in a variety of dimensions. A 360-degree view of the car depicts the effect created by the various designs, paintjobs, and wheels. The configurator comes with a zoom function and allows users to view cars under simulated daytime or nighttime conditions. HD views provide detailed depictions of a wide variety of interiors. This allows the images to depict even the tiny nuances and irregularities that are typically found in masterwork leather seams, and which make a car interior distinctive and special. In addition to providing a fantastic visual experience, the new vehicle configurator is extremely userfriendly. Navigation, for example, is incredibly easy, as visitors have complete freedom and are not forced to take specific steps. To assist customers in making decisions, the integrated TechCenter can now show videos that provide easy-to-understand in-depth explanations of the technical details of various equipment features. The Stuttgart-based star brand is also blazing new trails and setting international standards when it comes to using social networks and
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digital communication. Mercedes-Benz is responding to the trend toward an increasingly mobile lifestyle by offering a large number of informative and entertaining smartphone apps, which enable users to directly access attractive content. This approach is making it possible for the company to attract diverse customers especially younger ones and get them enthusiastic about the brand. More than 9.3 million fans on Facebook bear witness to this fact. In addition, the brand has more than two million friends who receive the latest information on Mercedes-Benz at Google+. Moreover, a completely new communication service went online last year at www.socialpublish.mercedes-benz.com. Mercedes-Benz Social Publish is a service for bloggers and online journalists, who do not restrict themselves to traditional media sites when looking for inspiration concerning automobiles and their technology and design. The Social Publish site offers information on a wide variety of topics related to Mercedes-Benz product range and brand experience. This information can serve as raw material for users own stories in independent blogs and portals. The platform intentionally focuses on networking content with published articles on external websites and in digital magazines as well as with tweets on Twitter. Bloggers responses to this new service have been overwhelmingly positive. The Avant/Garde Diaries digital interview magazine has been successfully reaching out to young people since 2011. As part of its communication measures for the new generation of compact cars, Mercedes-Benz is using the site at www.theavantgardediaries.com as a creative platform for addressing current and socially relevant topics that are related to art, fashion, music, innovation, trends, culture, and automobiles and that young people find interesting. Mercedes-Benz unique design characteristically sets standards and generates innovations. The designers at Mercedes-Benz also successfully create non-automotive products. For example, the first EC 145 Mercedes-Benz Style helicopters were delivered to customers
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in 2012. The Mercedes-Benz Style team also worked together with Silver Arrows Marine to create the designs for the first Silver Arrow yacht, which will be celebrating its world premiere this year. Additional highlights include the brands first range of designer furniture, which was created in cooperation with the Formitalia Luxury Group. At the beginning of 2013, Rodenstock and Mercedes-Benz Style presented a new range of eyeglasses, which were unveiled at the opti optics trade show in Munich. The Mercedes-Benz designers are currently working on a line of bag and luggage products that will be introduced this year. Mercedes-Benz is also underscoring its commitment to a distinctive style and trend-setting design through its involvement in fashion activities worldwide, which it steadily expanded in 2012. For example, the brand helped launch the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weeks Australia, Cape Town, Joburg, and Africa, as well as the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zurich. In total, the star brand presented itself at major fashion events in more than 35 countries on all continents. Sports sponsorship forms an important part of Mercedes-Benz activities in the area of social responsibility. An example of this is the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, through which over 1.5 million disadvantaged children and teenagers receive support in more than 140 social sports projects worldwide. In addition, the Laureus Academy honors the worlds best athletes each year with its renowned Laureus World Sports Awards. In 2013 and 2014, the awards will be presented in the southern hemisphere for the first time. The ceremony will be held in Rio de Janeiro, which will be one of the cities hosting the 2014 soccer World Cup. In 2012, Mercedes-Benz was once again extensively involved in German sports activities as well. The Pulse of a New Generation was the slogan of a campaign supporting the soccer team coached by Joachim Lw at last years European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine. The claim perfectly summarizes the attributes of Germanys national team and the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. The brand has been a partner of the German Football Federation since 1972 and its general sponsor since 1990. In 2011 the partnership was extended for another seven years. Mercedes-Benz is also very active in the area of golf, where it served as the exclusive automotive partner for three of the four major tournaments and for the Ryder Cup 2012. In the area of amateur sports, the MercedesTrophy premium golf tournament will be held in 2013 for the 24th time and involve more than 65,000 players worldwide. In addition, Mercedes-Benz is involved in tennis and equestrian sports and has been supporting the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe foundation in Germany for many years. Mercedes-Benz has been the foundations national sponsor since 2008.
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Mercedes-AMG AMG these three letters are a symbol around the globe for exclusive high-performance automobiles that deliver a dynamic driving experience. The company, which was founded in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2012. Impressive results in motor sports and unique vehicles underscore AMGs image as Mercedes-Benz high-performance brand. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, AMG serves as the Groups technological trendsetter in the high-performance automobile segment. AMGs brand claim of Driving Performance stands for cutting-edge technology and the pure fascination of driving. As part of its AMG Performance 50 growth strategy, the company is continuing to signal dynamic growth with an unparalleled model offensive that aims to increase the brands vehicle lineup to around 30 models by the time the performance brand celebrates its 50th anniversary. AMG is also planning to penetrate new, dynamic markets. Because the AMG performance centers are playing a key role in this endeavor, their number will be increased from 270 in 24 countries to around 350 over the next five years. The company now has a larger and more diverse model range than ever before, encompassing a total of 26 AMG high-performance vehicles. The models range from sedans, coups, and SUVs to roadsters and the SLS AMG. The SLS family is continuing to grow, thanks to the addition of the SLS AMG coup Electric Drive and the SLS AMG coup Black Series. This year, AMG will also be launching its first four-cylinder automobiles: the all-wheel-drive A 45 AMG and the CLA 45 AMG. Meanwhile, the E 63 AMG and the CLS 63 AMG are now available as especially powerful S-models, featuring the new, performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The introduction of these new model variants enables Mercedes-AMG to offer its customers more scope for individualizing vehicles than ever before.
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Customers looking for something special will also be able to find what they are looking for at Mercedes-AMG. After all, the AMG Performance Studio develops and produces limited edition AMG vehicles as well as one-of-a-kind automobiles. Moreover, the AMG Driving Academy offers unique driver training courses for motor sports enthusiasts. Course participants can train their driving skills on legendary racetracks or, for example, in Lapland.

For many years now, smart has exemplified innovation, functionality, and the zest for life like no other brand. Thanks to its unconventional design and high technological standards, the smart is the perfect vehicle for city driving whether its a conventional smart or an electric car. In its quest to create the best urban mobility solutions, smart calls the status quo into question and is thus the worlds smallest automotive think tank. The brand has been very successful in this endeavor, and sales of around 105,700 units worldwide in 2012 (an increase of 2 % on the figure for 2011) demonstrate that smarts concept of combining environmentally compatible mobility with driving pleasure has been a success. At the very start of 2012, the smart for-us concept showed what an urban pick-up should look like. And at the Paris Motor Show, the smart forstars concept car humorously demonstrated the possibilities that electric mobility already offers. The cars hood contained a projector that can instantly turn any wall into a movie screen. The smart fortwo was thoroughly updated in 2012, and the sharpred and iceshine limited edition models brought new colors to cities. The year came to a close with the world premiere of the one-of-akind smart forjeremy show car. The vehicle was created by fashion designer Jeremy Scott and was unveiled in Los Angeles in November. smart focused on electric drive systems last year. As a result, three electric models (the new smart fortwo electric drive, the smart BRABUS electric drive, and the smart ebike) are now rolling off the production line and meeting with a great customer response. The brand is continuing its success story in 2013. At the beginning of the year, smart introduced another limited edition model: the cityflame. Meanwhile, the design teams from smart and BoConcept have joined forces to create a range of furniture and accessories, as well as the smart fortwo BoConcept signature style. A special edition model of the smart forjeremy show car will be launched on the market later this year. smart is also expanding its extensive range of urban mobility services in a program called smart add-on. Through the brands cooperation
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Past & present 1886 Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler invent the automobile. 1900 The first modern automobile: the Mercedes 35 HP. 1936 First series-produced car with a diesel engine: the Mercedes-Benz 260 D. 1954 First series-produced car with gasoline direct-injection: the 300 SL Gull-wing. 1959 First series-produced car with a crumple zone: the 220 S/SE Fintail. 1978 Introduction of the anti-lock braking system (ABS) in the S-Class. 1981 Introduction of the driver-side airbag in the S-Class. 1990 Electric test car equipped with a ZEBRA high-temperature battery. 1994 First vehicle with a fuel cell drive: the NECAR 1. 1995 Introduction of the ESP safety system in the S-Class. 1997 First series-produced car with a CDI diesel engine: the C 220 CDI. 2002 Introduction of the PRE-SAFE safety system in the S-Class. 2006 First series-produced car with BlueTEC diesel technology. 2009 Introduction of the S 400 HYBRID as the worlds first series-produced hybrid car with a lithium-ion battery. The car has the lowest CO2 emissions in the luxury segment. 2010 Presentation of the F 800 Style research vehicle for use as a technology platform. The vehicle is a multi-drive system platform (fuel cells or batteries). 2011 With the F 125! research vehicle, Mercedes-Benz offers a vision of tomorrows zero-emission mobility in large and luxurious automobiles. 2012 Introduction of the new A-Class as an attractive entry-level model for the Mercedes family; 45th anniversary of the Mercedes-AMG brand. 2013 The new E-Class kicks off a comprehensive model offensive in the upperrange and luxury car segments. The CLA impresses customers with the worlds best aerodynamics and an avant-garde design that make the brand even more attractive to young customers.

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with car2go, Europcar, and APCOA, smart drivers can now travel faster, more cheaply, and more flexibly than ever before. The car2go mobility concept is also becoming increasingly popular. The service is now available in 18 cities throughout the world. Since the service was introduced, around 275,000 customers have driven the over 6,100 car2go vehicles more than six million times. By the end of the year, car2go plans to expand its fleet to more than 10,000 vehicles worldwide. car2go is already being successfully offered in Ulm, Hamburg, Dsseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, Stuttgart (Germany), Austin, San Diego, Washington D.C., Portland, Miami, Seattle (U.S.), Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto (Canada), Vienna (Austria), Amsterdam (Netherlands), and London (UK). Highlights After San Diego and Amsterdam, car2go also began to operate an all-electric fleet (300 vehicles) in Stuttgart last year. Electric mobility for everyone: Since 2012, smart has been offering electric mobility on two wheels or four in the form of the smart fortwo electric drive, the smart BRABUS electric drive, and the smart ebike. Following a successful history in Austria stretching back over ten years, the worlds largest smart enthusiast meeting smart times took place in another European country in 2011 for the first time. In 2012, the smart enthusiasts gathered in Antwerp, Belgium, where they formed the worlds longest smart parade, which consisted of 1,114 vehicles. In November 2012, smart and the fashion designer Jeremy Scott together presented a sensational show car in Los Angeles. The corresponding special edition model will be launched on the market in 2013.

Sustainable, safe and fascinating mobility of the future.

Past & present 1998 Delivery of the first smart fortwo. 2007 Introduction of the second-generation smart. 2008 Production of the one millionth smart fortwo coincides with the brands 10th anniversary. 2009 Series production of the smart fortwo electric drive begins. 2010 The market launch of the updated smart fortwo. 2011 The smart forvision concept vehicle features impressive, pioneering technologies. 2012 The smart for-us, smart forstars, and smart forjeremy concepts create a stir. 2013 smart launches new special edition models on the market. 14 | Contact: ina.schultz@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76876

Mobility of the future

Our mission We invented the automobile, and are continuing to reinvent it time and again. Thats because our mission is to shape the future of private transport. Focal points of our research and development activities To ensure future mobility, we are primarily focusing on the following issues: Environmental compatibility and sustainability Safety Networked driving Comfort Quality Design. By doing so, we anticipate global trends and social developments.

Road map to sustainable mobility.

The challenges In the future, private transport will have to meet increasingly diversified and complex requirements, including those associated with growing urbanization and increased networking. Strategy for sustainable mobility Our strategy encompasses all activities related to the vehicle and drive system that are designed to conserve resources and minimize emissions throughout the entire value creation process. Mercedes characteristic levels of comfort and safety remain unchanged. We are exploiting all of the possibilities for achieving these goals in our vehicles and drive systems We are tapping the potential harbored in all development areas, from lightweight construction and optimized aerodynamics to the electrification of ancillary components. Our 3D Body Engineering program pools all of the measures we implement in order to provide our vehicles with maximum safety while also making them light and aerodynamic, and thus more efficient. Daimler also is committed to the use of clean and alternative fuels.
Mobility of the future

Our goals We are making mobility safe and sustainable. To this end, we are launching products that are tailored to our customers needs. In this context, we equally consider all of the key aspects of an automobiles overall system. As we pursue our goal of accident-free driving, we are continuing to network our assistance systems and boosting their capabilities in order to reduce driver stress and even enable vehicles to drive on their own. We are working to cut our vehicles fuel consumption and emissions, which we want to reduce to zero in the long-run. Another long-term goal is to network automobiles with all of their surroundings. We develop economical, environmentally friendly premium vehicles without sacrificing safety, comfort, or cultivated sportiness.
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A broad mix of drive systems for creating tailored customer solutions Optimization of the vehicles with state-of-the-art, high-tech combustion engines. A further increase in efficiency by means of tailored hybridization measures with various output ratings and for different applications. Driving with zero local emissions using fuel cell or battery technology. These technologies have already been an integral part of our drive system strategy for years. Depending on their respective areas of application and customer profiles, they make an optimal contribution to sustainable mobility. We consistently transfer these technologies to our series-produced products.

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Hybridization of vehicles with efficient combustion engines We have developed a modular hybrid system to meet customer requirements with tailored solutions: Hybrid modules associated with various output ratings and a variety of batteries can be combined with our most commonly produced gasoline and diesel engines. Features here range from the user-friendly start-stop function to energy boosting/recovery and purely electric driving. Another option is the plug-in HYBRID, in which batteries can be recharged at normal power outlets in order to increase a vehicles range on electric power. The next generation S-Class will include a plug-in HYBRID model, which will be the first car in this segment to consume only three liters of fuel per 100 km. In 2012, we introduced our latest hybrid models: the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID (the worlds most fuel-efficient upper-range automobile with a fuel consumption of 4.1 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 107 g/km) and the E 400 HYBRID, which was launched on the U.S. market and will later be offered in other countries such as Japan and China. In addition, we are rolling out hybrid technology in all of our other core production series.
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Optimization of vehicles with state-of-the-art, high-tech combustion engines The new generations of gasoline and diesel engines clearly demonstrate that combustion engines remain attractive as a drive system if they are consistently further developed. In other words, they must become even more fuel efficient while at the same time boasting better performance and smoother operation. The new BlueDIRECT four-cylinder gasoline engines already comply with the EU6 standard, which will go into effect in 2015. The engines are also the first in the world to use the stratified lean-burn process in combination with turbocharging and external high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation. As a result, the E 250 is the only gasolinepowered car in its segment to achieve Efficiency Class A. The vehicle consumes 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 km and emits only 135 g of CO2/km. Some of the diesel-powered E-Class cars are BlueTEC models equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology. As a result, they comply with the EU6 emissions standard before it comes into effect. Mercedes-AMGs all-new AMG Cylinder Management system substantially increases the efficiency of the SLK 55 AMG. Under partial load conditions, the system switches four of the cylinders off, leading to a significant decrease in fuel consumption. The BlueEFFICIENCY version of the A 180 CDI also achieves outstanding results: emissions of only 92 g of CO2/km and a fuel consumption of 3.6 liters per 100 km.
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Local zero emission driving: Electric vehicles with fuel cells or batteries Electric vehicles are powered by an electric motor. The electricity is either supplied by a rechargeable battery or directly by an onboard fuel cell. Both fuel cell and battery electric vehicles are quiet, highly efficient, and produce no local emissions. With a total of nine models, we offer a range of locally emission-free vehicles that is unique in the automotive industry. These models include passenger cars, vans, light trucks, an ebike, and a bus. As a result, we can meet almost every road mobility requirement. The models are the: smart fortwo electric drive including the BRABUS variant smart ebike Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coup Electric Drive Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL panel van and crewbus Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL HYBRID Fuso Canter E-CELL Freightliner Custom Chassis MT E-CELL All-Electric Other battery powered Mercedes-Benz Cars are ready for launch. The smart BRABUS ebike will be introduced in 2013, while the B-Class Electric Drive and the smart scooter will be launched a year later. Prototypes of the DENZA electric car from our joint venture with BYD are already being successfully driven on Chinas roads. The brand will once again present itself to the general public at this years Auto Shanghai. The F 125! research vehicle provides a visionary glimpse of the automobile of the far future, which has been conceived as a fuel cell sedan with a range of 1,000 kilometers.

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive Program Opens Up a New Dimension in Driving. The Merging of Comfort and Safety.
The program aims to provide all-round protection to vehicle occupants and other road users In pursuing its goal of accident-free driving, Mercedes-Benz is continually improving the performance of its driver assistance systems. Numerous systems with new and expanded features are now serving as active partners that can assist drivers in an increasing number of situations. Through the intelligent combination of various sensors, these assistance systems can continually monitor the area around the vehicle and, if necessary, support drivers in line with the given traffic situation. The new systems set the standard for safety in the automotive industry and represent a new milestone in relation to Mercedes-Benz holistic approach to safety What began ten years ago with PRE-SAFE and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS is now leading to a new dimension in driving at Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz uses the term Intelligent Drive to refer to the possibilities that are opening up as a result of new assistance systems. The basis of many new functions is a stereo camera and an algorithm developed by Mercedes-Benz. The camera detects moving objects such as pedestrians and other vehicles, and also records complex traffic situations. The networking of the sensors and systems not only lends the vehicle eyes but also gives it 360-degree vision. This technology was nominated for the German Future Prize in 2011, and also received the 2012 Karl Heinz Beckurts Award. Along with other innovative safety, assistance, and lighting systems from Mercedes-Benz, this technology will become standard equipment in the future S-Class. Several of these innovations are already being used in the new E-Class.
Mobility of the future

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Intelligent Drive all-round protection: Assistance systems now with markedly enhanced performance capabilities

Assistance systems for noticeably enhanced comfort and safety Our range of driver-support features begins with systems for reducing stress and enhancing comfort and extends to visual, acoustic, and tactile alarms, as well as systems that improve drivers reactions. Some of these systems can even intervene independently to correct driver mistakes if necessary. DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist helps keep drivers in their lane and can automatically follow a vehicle in front in slow-moving traffic. For the first time, BAS PLUS Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Assist is now able to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians. If necessary, the system can boost the braking force applied by the driver. The PRE-SAFE Brake can detect pedestrians and independently initiate a braking maneuver in order to prevent a collision at speeds of up to 50 km/h. For the first time, PRE-SAFE PLUS can now recognize an imminent rear-end collision and subsequently trigger PRE-SAFE occupant protection measures. PRE-SAFE Impulse can reduce the risk and severity of injuries to drivers and front-seat passengers in a frontal collision. Active Lane Keeping Assist detects oncoming traffic and automobiles in the adjacent lane, and can prevent the vehicle from leaving its lane unintentionally. Adaptive Highbeam Assist PLUS makes it possible to keep highbeams on permanently without blinding the drivers of oncoming vehicles. Night View Assist PLUS can warn drivers of the presence of pedestrians or animals in unlit areas. The system can also flash a spotlight at the pedestrians it detects. ATTENTION ASSIST can alert drivers to their own inattentiveness and drowsiness in an extended speed range of 60200 km/h. For the first time, the systems level of sensitivity can now be adjusted in line with the drivers condition. Traffic Sign Assist can detect and identify Do Not Enter signs and warn the driver accordingly. In such cases, the system emits three loud warning signals and shows a red Do Not Enter symbol in the display to notify drivers of the danger.
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Mercedes-Benz has augmented its assistance systems with new functions which are now able to support the driver in a substantially broader range of situations. Using cutting-edge sensor technology, they are able to monitor the area around the vehicle, providing the driver with warnings and support and reducing his workload as an intelligent on-board partner. Intelligent Drive is the intelligent combination of sensors and systems to establish a new dimension of driving. A crucial aspect is the networking of all the systems involved referred to by safety experts as sensor fusion. Mercedes-Benz is continually enhancing the capabilities of its assistance systems. The aim is to achieve allround protection not only for the occupants of a Mercedes-Benz model, but for other road users as well.

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Mobility of the future

Connected Car. Production locations. Mercedes-Benz Cars.


The networked world is leading to greater flexibility and freedom. In its role as an automotive pioneer, Daimler is harnessing the tremendous innovation potential of the interfaces between communication and mobility Automobiles are increasingly being transformed into intelligent digital companions that not only assist motorists and think ahead, but also link drivers with their social networks and immediate surroundings. This digital drivestyle is made possible through the linking of the Internet and mobile terminals with innovative telematics systems and Mercedes-Benz apps. Just as a smartphone can be far more than a communication device, a smart car can be much more than just a means of transportation. Indeed, Mercedes-Benz apps allow drivers to safely and conveniently access multimedia content such as music, news, weather reports, stock prices, and Facebook and Google services while on the move. The telematics systems from Mercedes-Benz make all the associated data available. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are connected to the digital world by the COMAND Online multimedia system, which includes an Internet browser and provides real-time traffic information, as well as audio, telephone, and navigation functions. Mercedes-Benz puts the iPhone on wheels With the Digital DriveStyle app and the Drive Kit Plus system, Mercedes-Benz has become the worlds first automaker to consistently integrate iPhones into its vehicles. This innovation celebrated its premiere in the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and will be gradually introducing the digital lifestyle to all of our other vehicles. The system gives drivers access to all of the key iPhone content as well as to additional online services.

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Contact: koert.groeneveld@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-92311

Production locations

Tuscaloosa/USA 6th of October/ Egypt Pune/India

Beijing/China Ho Chi Minh City/Vietnam

Samutprakan/Thailand Pekan/Malaysia Wanaherang/Indonesia

East London/South Africa

Main production location Affalterbach Germany


Plant founded 1976 Plant area in m2 78,231 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees On site 2012 2011 2010 34,829 1,156 1,036 917 Production AMG engine plant, the AMG Performance Studio Managing director Ola Kllenius
As of December 31, 2012

Production plant Powertrain plant (powertrain production network) CKD/SKD plant (completely/semi knocked down: complete kits supplied from other plants are assembled locally) Equity interest Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd., Beijing: Joint Venture with BAIC Motor External partner Magna Steyr, Graz: production and assembly on behalf of Daimler AG AMG engine plant

Website www.mercedes-amg.com

Hamburg Bremen Berlin Klleda (MDC Power GmbH, wholly owned subsidiary)

Mercedes-AMG GmbH has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG since 2005. AMG is the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz. The Affalterbach plant houses the management and administrative and sales departments of Mercedes-AMG GmbH plus the engine facility and the development and design departments for AMG vehicles. The powerful AMG engines are built according to the one man, one engine principle i.e. each engine is produced by one assembly worker. The brands focus on driving performance results in innovations that can be directly experienced in every high-performance AMG vehicle. Other facility units include the AMG Performance Studio for vehicle customization, the Sport Packages & Models unit, and the Driving Academy & Motorsports department.
Past & present 1967 Founded as the engineering studio and design and testing center for the development of racing engines.

Hambach/France Rastatt

Aalterbach (Mercedes-AMG GmbH, wholly owned subsidiary) Stuttgart-Untertrkheim Sindelngen

1976 AMG moves from Burgstall to Affalterbach. 1990 AMG begins to officially cooperate with Mercedes-Benz. 2005 Mercedes-AMG GmbH becomes a wholly owned Daimler subsidiary. Mercedes-Benz had already acquired 51 % of AMG in 1999. 2008 AMG opens 175 new AMG Performance Centers in 15 countries. 2010 For the first time in its history, AMG designs and develops a completely new vehicle all on its own: the SLS AMG. 2012 The company is poised for further growth as it celebrates its 45th anniversary. AMG plans to expand its model range to around 30 vehicles by the time it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Graz/Austria Kecskemt/Hungary

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Main Production locations

Main production location Berlin Germany


Plant founded 1902 Plant area in m2 501,502 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees On site/from MBC Annual production Engines 235,975 2012 2,585/2,295 2011 2,628/2,516 2010 2,707/2,599 2012 2011 2010 151.592 169,365 165,837
As of December 31, 2012

Main production location Bremen Germany


Plant founded 1938 Plant area in m2 1,514,794 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees On site/from MBC Annual production 597,532 2012 12,678/10,6171 2011 12,843/10,9531 2010 12,416/10,5851 2012 2011 2010 316,621 313,026 257,861 Production Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Sedan, Estate, Coup), E-Class (Coup and Cabriolet), SLK, SL, GLK Plant director Andreas Kellermann

Production Engines, components, transmission parts and fuel systems Plant director Dr. Hansgeorg Niefer

Excl. production of body panels

The Daimler location in Berlin has existed for more than 100 years. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin was established in 1902, making it the Groups oldest production facility in operation. The facility focuses on developing and producing cutting-edge components and parts with the help of environmentally friendly manufacturing technologies. The Berlin plant manufactures BlueEFFICIENCY and BlueTEC variants of the V6 diesel engine, which is one of the worlds cleanest and most innovative drive systems.
Past & present 1902 Takeover of Motorfahrzeug- und Motorenfabrik Berlin AG (MMB) by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). 1936 Production of large engines for ships and airplanes, as well as of off-road trucks. 2005 Production launch of the new generation of V6/V8 diesel engines. 2010 The one millionth new-generation V6 diesel engine rolls off the assembly line. 2011 Opening of a 600 m2 healthcare center for the plants employees and their families. 2012 Production launch of the CAMTRONIC, a new generation of fully variable valve adjustment systems that substantially reduce the amount of CO2 emitted by the new generation of 4-cylinder engines. 28 | Contact: vivien.weiss@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49899

As the areas biggest private-sector employer, the plant is deeply rooted in the region. More than 6 million Mercedes-Benz cars have been produced in Bremen since 1978. The Bremen plant flexibly manufactures the C-Class Sedan, the Estate, the Coup, and the GLK on one production line. The plant serves as the competence center for the new C-Class and manages the global ramp-up of this mass-produced model series.
Past & present 1938 The Carl F.W. Borgward Automobile and Engine Plant opens. 1971 Complete takeover by Daimler-Benz AG. 1978 The plant begins to produce Mercedes-Benz passenger cars. 1996 Production launch of the first generation of the SLK. 2007 The new C-Class is manufactured as a Sedan and a Estate. 2008 Production launch of the new GLK compact SUV. 2009 The new E-Class Coup is manufactured in Bremen. 2010 The new E-Class Cabriolet is launched on the market. 2011 World premiere of the C-Class Coup and the new SLK. New generation of the C-Class Sedan and Estate is launched. 2012 The new SL features an innovative aluminum body. 2013 Launch of the new E-Class Coup and Cabriolet. Contact: bettina.nickel@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-40217 | 29

Main Production locations

Website www.berlin-plant.mercedes-benz.com

Website www.bremen-plant.mercedes-benz.com

As of December 31, 2012

Main production location East London South Africa


Plant founded 1948 Plant area in m2 603,600 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees Annual production Vehicles 2012 2011 2010 2012 2011 2010 265,075 2,525 2,376 2,324 60,030 54,312 52,101
As of December 31, 2012

Main production location Hambach France


Plant founded 1997 Plant area in m2 695,000 Built-on plant area in m2 150,749 Number of employees Annual production 2012 795 2011 777 2010 788 2012 2011 2010 104,155 103,635 97,435
Main Production locations As of December 31, 2012

Production Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan (right- and left-hand drive) Plant director Arno van der Merwe

Production smart fortwo, smart fortwo electric drive Plant director Dr. Joachim Betker

Website www.eastlondon-plant.mercedes-benz.com

Website www.hambach-plant.smart.com

C-Class for right-hand drive markets: The current C-Class is already the third generation to be produced in South Africas Eastern Cape district. The plant has been exporting sedans to right-hand drive markets since 2000. Since the production launch of the current C-Class in 2007, the facility has also been exporting left-hand drive vehicles to the U.S. Starting in 2014, the East London plant also will produce the successor generation of the C-Class.
Past & present 1958 Car Distributors Assembly Ltd. begins producing vehicles under contract to Mercedes-Benz. 1984 Daimler-Benz AG acquires a 50.1 % share in United Cars and Diesel Distributors (UCDD). The company is registered as Mercedes-Benz of South Africa (Pty) Ltd (MBSA). 2000 Expansion of the plant: first right-hand drive models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. 2003 The 100,000th C-Class rolls off the assembly line. 2007 Production launch of the current C-Class. 2010 Investment decision for the production of the successor generation of the C-Class. 2012 More than 60,000 cars produced for the first time. 30 | Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264

smartville: The smart fortwo is produced in Hambach, France, where the plants cross-shaped assembly line is optimally suited to the needs of logistics and assembly operations and provides an efficient arrangement for production processes. The plants green production process is in keeping with the product. The plant has an organic water treatment facility and a heat recovery system. Series production of the new smart fortwo electric drive commenced in June 2012. Like the models with combustion engines the electric smart is now produced completely in accordance with a standard manufacturing process. More than 200 million has been invested to expand the facility, thereby ensuring its future viability.
Past & present 1997 Inauguration of the smart plant in Hambach. 1998 Production of the first smart fortwo. 2003 The 500,000th smart fortwo rolls off the assembly line. 2007 Production launch of the second-generation smart fortwo. 2008 One millionth smart fortwo marks the tenth anniversary of the start of production. 2009 Production of the first series of smart fortwo electric drive vehicles begins. 2011 The 500,000th second-generation smart fortwo is produced. 2012 Fully integrated series production of the new smart fortwo electric drive begins. Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264 | 31

Main production location Hamburg Germany


Plant founded 1935 Plant area in m2 331,000 Built-on plant area in m2 138,000 Number of employees On site/from MBC Annual production Rear axles/front axles Production Axles and axle components, steering columns, components for exhaust emission technology and lightweight structural parts

Main production location Kecskemt Hungary


Plant founded 2008 Plant area in m2 1,420,000 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees Annual production 2012 2012 250,315 3,416 41,035
As of December 31, 2012

Production Mercedes-Benz B-Class, CLA Plant director Frank Klein

2012 2,600/2,187 2011 2,609/2,314 2010 2,569/2,277 Plant director 438,817/551,727 Werner Schalow 2012 2011 574,616/494,302 2010 453,100/431,781

Website www.kecskemet-plant.mercedes-benz.com

The Hamburg plant develops and produces the following products: axles, axle components, steering columns, exhaust emission technology components, and lightweight structural parts. The facility also develops pioneering technologies to the series-production stage. Examples include advanced welding techniques and a system that combines hydroforming with plastic injection molding. All of the plants four product areas contributed to the successful launch of the new A-Class in 2012.
Past & present 1935 Founding of Vidal & Sohn Tempowerk GmbH; production of a three-wheeled light truck. 1969 The company is absorbed by Hanomag-Henschel-Fahrzeugwerke GmbH, 51 % of which is owned by Daimler-Benz. 1978 The Hamburg plant is taken over by Daimler-Benz AG. 1993 Creation of a separate development department in order to create complex components adapted to production at the site. 2007 The award-winning Montage 21 assembly concept with 45 robots further increases production flexibility. 2011 Completion of a new 10,000 m hall for the production of lightweight components. 2013 All four of the plants product areas make extensive preparations for the next- generation C-Class. 32 | Contact: vivien.weiss@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49899

Past & present 2008 The plant site is selected. 2009 Cornerstone laid and start of construction. 2010 Roof-topping ceremony and start of machinery installation. 2011 Trial operations and production tests. 2012 Plant opened and launch of B-Class production in March. 2013 Production launch of the CLA. Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264 | 33

Main Production locations

Website www.hamburg-plant.mercedes-benz.com

As of December 31, 2012

The Kecskemt and Rastatt plants together form a production network for the new generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars. The network contributes substantially to the overall profitability of compact car production and makes it possible to flexibly and optimally manage capacity utilization at both plants. The plant was opened in March 2012, less than four years after the site was selected in the summer of 2008. Production is carried out with state-of-the-art, environmentally compatible technology. Since operations commenced, the facility has been manufacturing the B-Class, which also runs off the assembly line in Rastatt. In January 2013, the plant started to produce the new, four-door CLA compact Coup, which is the first model series to be manufactured exclusively in Kecskemt.

Main production location Klleda Germany


Plant founded 2002 Plant area in m2 178,652 Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees Annual production Engines 2012 2011 2010 2012 2011 2010 93,032 778 530 399 638,067 474,010 351,421
As of December 31, 2012

Main production location Peking China


Start of production 2006 Plant area in m2 1,983,626 Built-on plant area in m2 569,100 Number of employees 2012 2011 2010 Annual production Website www.bbac.com.cn 2012 2011 2010 9,048 7,204 5,556 96,499 80,356 39,690
Main Production locations As of December 31, 2012

Production Engines Plant manager Dr. Sven Breitschwerdt

Production Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class (long version for the Chinese market), GLK Plant director Frank Dei

Website www.mdc-power.com

The engine factory in Klleda, Thuringia, has been manufacturing three and four-cylinder engines since 2003. The plant has been continuously expanded over the past few years. To date, more than two million engines have rolled off the production line in Klleda. MDC Power GmbH celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. In 2013 the plant began producing an AMG engine for the first time. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine is handcrafted in accordance with AMGs traditional one man, one engine principle.

Past & present 2003 Two years after the start of construction at MDC Power GmbH, the first series-produced engine rolls off the assembly line. 2006 MDC Power GmbH becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler AG. 2007 Construction of an 18,000 m2 hall for final assembly of the new Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder diesel engine. 2010 A hall extension adds 14,000 m to the production area. 2011 Production launch of the new gasoline engine for the new compact cars. 2012 The business magazine Produktion names MDC Power GmbH Factory of the Year. 34 | Contact: vivien.weiss@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49899

In 2006, Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd. (BBAC), a joint venture between Daimler and its Chinese partner BAIC, commenced local production of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars in Beijing. Production of the C-Class Sedan began in spring 2008. Since May 2010, BBAC has been manufacturing the current E-Class in a long version that is especially adapted to the needs of the Chinese market. In December 2011, the facility began producing a third model, the GLK. In September 2012, the cornerstone was laid for the future production of compact cars. In 2013 a new engine plant will begin to produce the engines for the Mercedes-Benz cars and vans that are manufactured in China. In addition, a new R&D center will focus on testing and adapting vehicles. It will also conduct R&D activities in cooperation with suppliers.

Past & present 2006 The plant begins to produce Mercedes-Benz vehicles. 2008 C-Class production begins. 2010 Production launch of the long version of the E-Class for the Chinese market. 2011 Production launch of the GLK. 2012 Cornerstone laid for the future production of compact cars. Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264 | 35

Main production location Rastatt Germany


Plant founded 1992 Plant area in m2 1,474,512 Built-on plant area in m2 471,698 Number of employees On site/from MBC Annual production Vehicles 2012 6,599/6,278 2011 6,168/5,918 2010 5,982/5,756 2012 2011 2010 201,211 177,572 238,351
As of December 31, 2012

Main production location Sindelfingen Germany


Plant founded Built-on plant area in m2 Number of employees On site/from MBC Annual production 1915 Production Mercedes Benz C-Class Sedan, E-Class (Sedan and Estate), S-Class, CL-Class, and CLSClass, CLS Shooting Brake, SLS AMG (Coup and Roadster) Plant director Dr. Willi Reiss
Main Production locations As of December 31, 2012

Production Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class Plant director Peter Wesp

Plant area in m2 2,952,149 1,318,000 2011 25,9471/22,1612 2011 26,4141/22,9122 2010 26,9921/23,5632 2012 424,609 2011 484,014 2010 460,038

Website www.rastatt-plant.mercedes-benz.com

Website www.sindelfingen-plant.mercedes-benz.com
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The Rastatt plant is the Competence center for Mercedes-Benz compact cars. The team has already produced over three million vehicles. Beginning in 2009, Daimler invested a total of about 1.2 billion in the plant to prepare it for the production of the new compact cars. A total of 900 permanent jobs were also created for this purpose. With the expansion of the product range in the premium compact segment , Mercedes-Benz will offer five models in the future to win over new customer groups and generate growth in additional markets. Three of the models (the A-Class, the B-Class, and the compact SUV) are manufactured in Rastatt.
Past & present 1992 Inauguration of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Rastatt. 1997 Series production of Mercedes-Benz A-Class begins. Opening of the Mercedes-Benz Customer Center in Rastatt. 2002 Start of the plant expansion for the new A-Class and B-Class. 2005 Series production of Mercedes-Benz B-Class begins. 2010 Production of the A-Class E-CELL (small batch) begins in October. 2011 The new B-Class is the first of the new compact cars to roll off the assembly line. 2012 Launch of the new A-Class. 2013 Production launch of the third model series, the compact SUV. 36 | Contact: bettina.nickel@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-40217

Excl. Research and Development Incl. body parts production at the plants in Bremen and Hamburg, as well as some of the catering and plant security services at the Untertrkheim plant

The Sindelfingen plant is the largest production facility at Daimler AG. The Mercedes-Benz Technology Center contains the Research & Development department for new Mercedes-Benz models. The Sindelfingen plant serves as the competence center for the production of upper-range and luxury class vehicles.
Past & present 1915 The plant is founded by Daimler-Motorengesellschaft for the production of aircraft and aircraft engines. 1919 Production of the first vehicles. 1980 Cornerstone laid for the Mercedes-Benz Customer Center. 1995 Inauguration of the Mercedes-Benz Technology Center. 2009 Series production of the E-Class and the S 400 HYBRID begins. 2010 Series production of the B-Class F-Cell and the gull-wing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. 2011 Production ramp-up of the CLS-Class and launch of the new SLS AMG Roadster. 2012 Launch of the CLS Shooting Brake. 2013 Launch of the new S-Class, the new E-Class, and the SLS AMG Coup Electric Drive. Contact: marianne.ihring@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-47018 | 37

Main production location StuttgartUntertrkheim Germany


Plant founded 1904 Plant area in m2 2,060,045 Built-on plant area in m2 1,040,786 Number of employees On site/from MBC
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Main production location Tuscaloosa Alabama/USA


Plant founded 1995 Plant area in m2 Number of employees Annual production Vehicles 3,803,240 350,700 2,932 2,828 2,792 180,379 148,092 125,393 2012 2011 2010 2012 2011 2010 Built-on plant area in m2 Production Mercedes-Benz M-Class, R-Class, and GL-Class Plant director Markus Schfer (until June 30, 2013) Jason Hoff (from July 1, 2013)
As of December 31, 2012

Website www.untertuerkheim-plant. mercedes-benz.com


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As of December 31, 2012

Incl. Research and Development

The companys main plant: Daimler has concentrated the development, production and shipment of engines, transmissions and axles for the Mercedes-Benz Cars division at the Untertrkheim location. Also located in the main plant are the Daimler Group headquarters, parts of the Trucks division, the research and development unit, and a steeply banked curve for testing vehicles. In 2012 the powertrain lineup was expanded by two new products: the efficient 4-cylinder gasoline engine and the innovative dual-clutch transmission for the new compact cars from Mercedes-Benz.
Past & present 1904 Start of production in Untertrkheim. 1926 Merger of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft and Benz & Cie. 1936 The first series-produced car with a diesel engine is introduced. 1995 New V-engine factory is built in Bad Cannstatt. 2006 The plant becomes the location of Daimlers headquarters. 2012 The company invests more than 900 million in a range of measures at the facility, including the construction of another assembly line for the extremely popular 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission. 38 | Contact: vivien.weiss@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49899

The plant traditionally manufactures SUVs (M-Class, GL-Class, and R-Class). Since 2012, the plant has also produced vehicle assembly kits for the new M-Class and GL-Class, which are shipped to India, Thailand,* and Indonesia (*M-Class only) for final assembly and sale in the local markets. Starting in 2014, the Tuscaloosa plant will also produce the successor generation of the current C-Class for the North American market. A new, especially dynamic SUV model series will begin to roll off the assembly line in 2015 as the plants fifth product.

Past & present 1997 Opening of the plant and production launch of the M-Class. 2005 Plant expansion opens; R-Class production begins. 2006 Production launch of the GL-Class. 2007 One millionth vehicle produced. 2009 The one millionth M-Class rolls off the assembly line in Tuscaloosa. 2011 Production of the 1.5 millionth SUV in Tuscaloosa. 2012 Start of production for M-Class and GL-Class vehicle assembly kits. Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264 | 39

Main Production locations

2012 17,811 /15,527 2011 17,6901/16,078 Plant director 2010 17,1881/15,782 Peter Schabert Annual production 2012 2011 2010 Engines 686,119 808,463 853,008 Rear axles 1,126,040 958,547 906,744 Front axles 618,944 733,156 701,239 Transmissions 1,342,609 1,309,588 1,244,990

Production Engines, axles, transmissions, components, incl. upstream facilities: foundry and forge

Website www.tuscaloosa-plant.mercedes-benz.com

Product range. Mercedes-Benz.


Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan
Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders A 180 CDI BE Edition A 180 CDI A 200 CDI A 220 CDI A 180 BE Edition A 180 A 200 A 250 A 250 Sport A 45 AMG 80 [109] 11.3/- 190/- 92/- A+ 3.6/80 [109] 11.3/10.6 125 [170] 90 [122] 90 [122] 155 [211] 155 [211] 265 [360] 190/190 105-98/116-109 A+ 4.0-3.8/4.2-4.1 -/115-109 A 120/- B -/4.4-4.2 5.2/5.8-5.5/5.7-5.4 5.8-5.5/5.7-5.4 -/6.2-6.1 -/6.4 -/7.1-6.9 *limited

100 [136] 9.3/9.2 210/210 121-111/116-109 A 4.6-4.3/4.2-4.1 -/8.2 -/220 9.9/- 190*/- 9.2/9.1

202/202 135-128/133-127 B 224/224 136-129/133-127 B -/145-143 C -/148 C -/165-161 D

115 [156] 8.4/8.3

-/6.6 -/240 -/6.6 -/240 -/4.6 -/250*

Positioning With the new A-Class, Mercedes-Benz is writing a new chapter in the history of the compact segment: Not only does the car have a decidedly emotional design, it is also dynamic and extremely efficient, featuring engines with 80 to 265 kW of output (109 to 360 hp), emissions as low as 92 g of CO2/km, and a best-in-class Cd value of 0.27. The A-Class makes optimal use of space and has compact exterior dimensions. The vehicle focuses on sportiness and driving pleasure, combined with a high-quality look and pioneering safety features (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST and ATTENTION ASSIST as standard). The A 180 and A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Editions are particularly environmentally friendly, boasting a Cd value that has been improved further to 0.26. Equipped with the worlds most powerful series-produced four-cylinder engine, the A 45 AMG provides an impressively sporty driving experience, a performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system, and a dynamic design. Highlights The car consumes considerably less fuel than predecessor models equipped with comparable engines. All engine versions are equipped with the ECO start/stop function irrespective of the transmission used. A 6-speed manual transmission and an automated 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (optional equipment) for rapid gear changing. Three sporty chassis variants that ensure agile driving pleasure. Comprehensive integration of iPhones into the cars display and operating system.
Contact: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41264 Contact: anja.wassertheurer@daimler.com, Tel. +49 (0)711 17-75855 | 41

Product range Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Sedan


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class Coup


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders B 180 CDI B 200 CDI B 220 CDI B 180 B 200 B 250 80 [109] 100 [136] 125 [170] 90 [122] 115 [156] 155 [211] 10.9/10.7 9.5/9.3 -/8.3 10.4/10.2 8.6/8.4 -/6.8 190/190 220/220 -/220 190/190 220/220 -/240 121-114/120-112 121-115/120-112 -/120-114 144-137/139-135 144-138/139-136 -/147-145 A A A C C C 4.6-4.4/4.5-4.2 4.6-4.4/4.5-4.2 -/4.6-4.4 6.2-5.9/5.9-5.8 6.2-5.9/5.9-5.8 -/6.3-6.2 4.4-4.3 kg/ 4.3-4.2 kg

4 cylinders CLA 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Edition CLA 180 CLA 200 CLA 220 CDI CLA 250 CLA 45 AMG 90 [122] 90 [122] 115 [156] 125 [170] 155 [211] 9.9/- 9.3/- 8.6/8.5 -/8.2 -/6.7 190/- 210/- 230/230 -/230 -/240 250* 118/- 130-126/- 131-127/129-122 -/117-109 -/144-142 no data** B B B A+ C no data** 5.0/5.6-5.4/5.7-5.5/5.5-5.2 -/4.5-4.2 -/6.2-6.1 no data**

B 200 Natural Gas Drive 115 [156] 9.2/9.1 200/200 119-117/117-115 A

265 [360] no data**

*limited **Certified data was not yet available when the brochure went to press

Positioning The B-Class is an all-rounder that combines the advantages of a sedan, an estate, and a van. The cars ENERGY SPACE body concept, including a double floor under part of the rear seat, supports alternative drive concepts of various specifications. Highlights In a first for the compact segment, the new B-Class offers an anticollision system (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST), which is provided as standard equipment. A completely new range of drive systems: four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines with direct injection, turbocharging, and a specially developed 7G-DCT dual-clutch transmission (optional equipment) reduce fuel consumption by up to 21 %. The new B-Class comes with natural gas drive. Its CO2 emissions are over 16 percent lower and the fuel costs around 50 percent lower than those of a comparable gasoline-powered model. Many of the assistance systems that are familiar from the S- and E-Class are now being introduced in the second generation of the sports tourer. The B-Class has a sensational Cd value of 0.26. At over 145,000 units, more B-Class cars were sold in 2012 than ever before.

Positioning Boasting the worlds best aerodynamics, an avant-garde design, and an all-new 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system developed specifically for vehicles with front-wheel drive architecture, the four-door CLA Coup is creating a new segment. Continuing a tradition associated with its successful big brother, the Mercedes-Benz CLS, the vehicle transports the four-door Coup concept to the mid-range segment. Highlights The BlueEfficiency Edition model of the Mercedes-Benz CLA has a Cd value of 0.22 (0.23 in the other models), which is a new world record for series-produced automobiles. The vehicle is equipped as standard with the enhanced COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST system, which now provides protection against rear-end collisions at speeds as low as 7 km/h. In combination with DISTRONIC PLUS, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS can even initiate braking maneuvers on its own. The new CLA comes with two different chassis variants: A comfort enhancing chassis with elastically detached rear axle cross members and an optional sports chassis for sporty yet comfortable driving. As an option, the midsize coup is also available with 4MATIC permanent allwheel drive. 4MATIC distributes the drive forces completely variably between the front and rear axles, and stands out due to its very low system weight. The CLA 45 AMG 4MATIC is the high-performance variant of the fourdoor premium coup for the mid-range segment. The car is powered by the worlds most powerful series-produced four-cylinder engine, which ensures outstanding driving performance and maximum efficiency.
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders C 180 CDI C 200 CDI C 220 CDI C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition C 250 CDI C 250 CDI 4MATIC C 180 C 200 C 250 6 cylinders C 300 CDI 4MATIC C 350 CDI C 350 C 350 4MATIC 8 cylinders C 63 AMG*** 336 [457] /358 [487]** 4.4 (4.3**) -/250* -/280 G -/12.0 170 [231] 195 [265] 225 [306] 225 [306] -/6.4 -/6.0 -/6.0 -/6.0 -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* -/189-185 -/157-154 -/164-159 -/178-174 D C C D -/7.2-7.0 -/6.0-5.9 -/7.0-6.8 -/7.6-7.4 88 [120] 100 [136] 125 [170] 125 [170] 150 [204] 150 [204] 115 [156] 135 [184] 150 [204] 10.5/10.8 9.2/9.1 8.4/8.1 8.4/8.1 7.0/7.1 -/7.1 8.5/8.5 8.2/7.8 -/7.2 208/206 218/215 232/231 232/231 240/240 -/240 225/223 237/235 -/240 139-125/140-129 139-125/140-129 133-117/136-125 109/116 140-125/136-125 -/152-144 149-136/147-136 168-154/161-150 -/161-150 A A A A+ A B B C C 5.3-4.8/5.3-4.9 5.3-4.8/5.3-4.9 5.1-4.4/5.2-4.8 4.1/4.4 5.3-4.8/5.2-4.8 -/5.7-5.4 6.4-5.8/6.3-5.8 7.2-6.6/6.9-6.4 -/6.9-6.4

4 cylinders C 180 CDI C 200 CDI C 220 CDI C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition C 250 CDI C 250 CDI 4MATIC C 180 C 200 C 250 6 cylinders C 300 CDI 4MATIC C 350 CDI C 350 8 cylinders C 63 AMG*** 336 [457] /358 [487]** 4.5 (4.4**) -/250* -/285 G -/12.2 170 [231] 195 [265] 225 [306] -/6.5 -/6.3 -/6.1 -/242 -/250* -/250* -/195-191 -/162-159 -/170-165 D C C -/7.4-7.2 -/6.2-6.0 -/7.3-7.1 88 [120] 100 [136] 125 [170] 125 [170] 150 [204] 150 [204] 115 [156] 135 [184] 150 [204] 10.8/11.1 9.6/9.5 8.5/8.3 8.5/- 7.3/7.4 -/7.4 8.7/8.7 8.4/8.1 -/7.4 201/200 209/207 219/219 219/- 238/237 -/235 218/216 228/226 -/233 141-127/144-134 141-127/144-134 135-124/138-134 114/- 141-128/138-134 -/155-147 150-139/149-139 177-160/162-155 -/162-155 A A A A+ A B B D C 5.4-4.8/5.5-5.1 5.4-4.8/5.5-5.1 5.2-4.7/5.3-5.1 4.3/5.4-4.9/5.3-5.1 -/5.8-5.5 6.4-5.9/6.4-5.9 7.6-6.9/6.9-6.7 -/6.9-6.7

*limited **with AMG Performance Package ***AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine

*limited **with AMG Performance Package ***AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine

Positioning The C-Class combines agility with comfort without focusing exclusively on a specific attribute. The comprehensively updated C-Class, which hit showrooms in March 2011, is characterized by a strikingly dynamic exterior design, a highquality interior, substantially improved fuel efficiency, additional driver assistance systems, and a new generation of telematics systems. More than 1.5 million vehicles have been delivered to customers since the current model series was introduced in 2007. The C-Class is Mercedes-Benz best-selling production series. In 2012, Mercedes-Benz sold more than 410,000 vehicles in the C-Class segment.

Highlights Fuel consumption is down by as much as 31 % compared to predecessor models. All of the rear-wheel-drive C-Class models come equipped with the ECO start/stop function as standard. The C-Class achieves a new level of safety, thanks to ten new driver assistance systems. The four-cylinder C 220 CDI 4MATIC and C 250 CDI 4MATIC versions now feature the ECO start/stop function as standard.

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coup


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders C 220 CDI C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Edition C 250 CDI C 250 Sport CDI C 180 C 200 C 250 C 250 Sport 6 cylinders C 350 8 cylinders C 63 AMG*** 336 [457] /358 [487]** 4.4 (4.3**) -/250* -/280 G -/12.0 225 [306] -/6 .0 -/250* -/164-159 C -/7.0-6.8 125 [170] 125 [170] 150 [204] 150 [204] 115 [156] 135 [184] 150 [204] 150 [204] 8.4/8.1 8.4/- 7.0/7.1 -/7.1 8.5/8.5 8.2/7.8 -/7.2 -/7.2 232/231 232/- -/240 133-117/139-128 109/- -/139 A A+ A B B C C D 5.1-4.4/5.3-4.9 4.1/5.4-4.9/5.3-4.9 -/5.3 6.4-5.8/6.3-5.8 7.2-6.6/7.0-6.5 -/7.0-6.5 -/7.0

4 cylinders E 200 E 200 CDI E 220 CDI E 250 E 220 CDI Edition E 250 CDI E 250 CDI 4MATIC E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID 6 cylinders E 300 E 300 4MATIC E 300 BlueTEC E 350 BlueTEC E 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC E 400 E 400 4MATIC 8 cylinders E 500 E 500 4MATIC E 63 AMG** E 63 AMG 4MATIC** E 63 AMG S-Modell 4MATIC** 300 [408] 300 [408] 410 [557] 410 [557] 430 [585] -/4.9 -/4.8 -/4.2 -/3.7 -/3.6 -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* -/209 -/219 -/230 -/242 -/242 E E F F F -/8.9 -/9.4 -/9.8 -/10.3 -/10.3 185 [252] 185 [252] 170 [231] 185 [252] 185 [252] 245 [333] -/7.1 -/7.4 -/7.1 -/6.6 -/6.7 -/5.3 -/250* -/245* -/250* -/250* -/245 -/250* -/250* -/164-159 -/176-174 -/157-144 -/157-144 -/169-160 -/185-175 -/199-189 C C A A B C D -/7.0-6.8 -/7.5-7.4 -/6.0-5.5 -/6.0-5.5 -/6.4-6.0 -/7.9-7.5 -/8.5-8.1 135 [184] 8.2/7.9 233/233 151-142/142-135 B 6.5-6.1/6.1-5.8 100 [136] 125 [170] 155 [211] 125 [170] 150 [204] 150 [204] 150 [204] 20 [27] 10.2/9.5 8.7/8.4 8.7/- 7.7/7.5 -/7.9 210/207 134-125/135-127 A A A+ A A 5.1-4.8/5.2-4.9 5.0-4.7/5.1-4.7 -/6.1-5.8 4.5/5.1-4.8/5.2-4.8 -/5.7-5.5 -/4.2-4.1 228/227 130-123/133-125 228/- 240/242 -/238 119/- 133-126/136-128 -/149-143

240/240 143-128/139-128 225/223 149-136/147-136 237/235 168-154/163-152 -/240 -/240 -/163-152 -/163

-/7.4 -/243

-/142-135 A

-/7.5 -/242

-/110-107 A+

*limited **with AMG Performance Package ***AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine

Positioning Top class: An expressive coup design with a dynamic format. Emotive: A selection of five powerful direct injection engines. Efficient: ECO start/stop function fitted as standard. Helpful: Available with numerous assistance systems. In-touch: New generation of telematics systems with Internet access. Highlights The C-Class Coup features a comprehensive range of safety equipment, including nine standard-fitted airbags, belt tensioners, and belt force limiters at all seats. The coup provides vehicle occupants with extensive protection and support, thanks to numerous driver assistance systems ranging from the ATTENTION ASSIST fatigue detection system to DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control. The C 250 Sport contains a major dose of AMG, including the visually enhanced AMG Plus sports package as well as additional technical systems that substantially improve driving pleasure. Around 48,000 customers bought one of the sporty two-door cars in 2012, representing an increase of 77 % on the previous year. In 2012, the C-Class Coup was the best-selling vehicle in its segment.
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245 [333] -/5.3

*limited **AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine

Positioning Addition of a four-cylinder gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection to the BlueDIRECT gasoline engine family. The new engine enables the E-Class to achieve a combined fuel consumption value of 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (corresponds to 135 g/km of CO2), making it the only vehicle in its segment to attain Efficiency Class A. All of the new BlueDIRECT four-cylinder gasoline engines already comply with the EU6 standard, which will go into effect in 2015. Mercedes-Benz Intelligence Drive: This program encompasses many new or optimized systems that make driving safer and more comfortable. The core element is the new Stereo Multi Purpose Camera, which provides the system with depth perception up to a distance of about 50 meters in front of the vehicle.
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coup


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders E 200 CDI E 220 CDI E 250 CDI E 250 CDI 4MATIC E 200 E 250 E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID 6 cylinders E 300 E 300 4MATIC E 300 BlueTEC E 350 BlueTEC E 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC E 400 E 400 4MATIC 8 cylinders E 500 E 500 4MATIC E 63 AMG 4MATIC** E 63 AMG S-Modell 4MATIC** 300 [408] 300 [408] 410 [557] 430 [585] -/5.0 -/4.9 -/3.8 -/3.7 -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* -/216 -/222 -/246 -/246 E E F F -/9.3 -/9.5 -/10.5 -/10.5 185 [252] 185 [252] 170 [231] 185 [252] 185 [252] 245 [333] 245 [333] -/7.5 -/7.8 -/7.4 -/6.9 -/7.0 -/5.4 -/5.4 -/250* -/243 -/240 -/245 -/240 -/250* -/250* -/169-165 -/186-184 -/162-152 -/162-152 -/173-170 -/184-183 -/205-197 C C A A B C D -/7.2-7.1 -/7.9-7.8 -/6.2-5.7 -/6.2-5.7 -/6.5-6.4 -/7.9 -/8.8-8.5 100 [136] 125 [170] 150 [204] 150 [204] 135 [184] 155 [211] 10.9/10.1 8.8/8.6 7.8/7.8 -/8.1 8.5/8.3 -/7.8 205/203 220/216 232/232 -/230 226/225 -/233 141-135/141-137 135-132/142-134 138-134/145-136 -/155-152 157-149/145-139 -/147-141 A A A A B A A+ 5.4-5.2/5.4-5.3 5.2-5.0/5.4-5.2 5.3-5.1/5.5-5.2 -/5.9-5.8 6.7-6.4/6.2-6.0 -/6.3-6.1 -/4.5-4.4

4 cylinders E 200 E 220 CDI E 250 E 250 CDI 6 cylinders E 300 E 350 E 350 BlueTEC 8 cylinders E 400 E 500 245 [333] 300 [408] -/5.2 -/4.8 -/250* -/250* -/177-172 -/209 C E -/7.6-7.4 -/8.9 *limited 185 [252] 225 [306] 185 [252] -/6.9 -/6.2 -/6.4 -/250* -/250* -/250* -/166-160 -/166-160 -/150-143 C C A -/7.3-6.9 -/7.3-6.9 -/5.7-5.4 135 [184] 125 [170] 155 [211] 150 [204] 8.0/7.8 8.5/8.3 -/7.1 7.4/7.3 240/240 235/234 -/250* 250*/247 150-142/140-130 126-118/129-119 -/142-132 133-119/129-119 B/A A+ A A+ 6.4-6.1/6.0-5.6 4.8-4.5/4.9-4.6 -/6.1-5.7 5.1-4.5/4.9-4.6

150 [204] 20 [27] -/7.8 -/232 -/119-116

Positioning The new E-Class Coup impresses by combining a strikingly athletic design with passionate levels of driving pleasure. A more sporty design, combined with outstanding technology and great attention to detail have created an unparalleled upper mid-range vehicle that offers a sporty balance between agility and dynamic handling. Highlights The coup has no B-pillar, has four fully retractable side windows, and automatic belt feeders. An optional dynamic handling package enables drivers to select an adaptive damping system mode and an S program that is specifically tuned to the automatic transmission. Exterior sports package, AMG sports package, and AMG Plus sports package for the sporty customization of the vehicle. The latest LED technology for the headlights and taillights. Outstanding safety and driver assistance systems. Powerful and highly efficient new-generation gasoline and diesel engines. About 370,000 E-Class Coups have been delivered to customers around the world since the vehicle was launched.

Positioning The E-Class Estate is leading the way in the segment when it comes to cargo-carrying ability. The functionality of even the basic estate model sharply differentiates it from its competitors. The maximum cargo volume is 1,950 liters and the car has the largest rear aperture (cubic volume) in its segment. Highlights All of the estate models are equipped with an integrated, self-leveling pneumatic rear suspension. The smart convenience-enhancing features include HANDS-FREE ACCESS for the contactless opening and closing of the trunk of the sedan and estate models. Mercedes-Benz has sold around 1,180,000 estates worldwide since the vehicle was first introduced on the market.
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*limited **AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Coup


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Automatic) (Automatic) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Automatic) class (Automatic) g/km (Germany) l/100 km

4 cylinders E 200 E 220 CDI E 250 E 250 CDI E 300 E 350 E 350 BlueTEC E 400 E 500 135 [184] 125 [170] 155 [211] 150 [204] 185 [252] 225 [306] 185 [252] 245 [333] 300 [408] 8.6/8.2 8.8/8.7 -/7.5 7.8/7.7 -/7.2 -/6.4 -/6.7 -/5.3 -/4.9 235/235 232/230 -/245 245/243 -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* -/250* 152-150/148-142 136-127/130-126 -/150-144 136-127/130-126 -/175-169 -/175-169 -/156-149 -/185-178 -/213 B B A+ C C A C E 6.5-6.4/6.4-6.1 -/6.5-6.2 5.2-4.9/4.9-4.8 -/7.5-7.2 -/7.5-7.2 -/5.9-5.6 -/7.9-7.6 -/9.1 *limited A/A+ 5.2-4.9/4.9-4.8

4 cylinders CLS 250 CDI 6 cylinders CLS 350 CDI CLS 350 CDI 4MATIC CLS 350 8 cylinders CLS 500 CLS 500 4MATIC CLS 63 AMG** CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC** CLS 63 AMG S-Modell 4MATIC** 195 [265] 195 [265] 225 [306] 300 [408] 300 [408] 410 [557] 410 [557] 430 [585] 6.2 6.4 6.1 5.2 5.2 4.2 3.7 3.6 250* 250* 250* 250* 250* 250* 250* 250* 160-159 181-177 164-159 209 226-224 231 243 243 E E F F F 9.0 9.7-9.6 9.9 10.4 10.4 B C C 6.1-6.0 6.9-6.7 7.0-6.8 150 [204] 7.5 242 138-134 A 5.3-5.1

6 cylinders

8 cylinders

*limited **AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine

Positioning The new E-Class Cabriolet impresses by combining a strikingly athletic design with open-top driving pleasure for four occupants. A more sporty design has been combined with outstanding technology and luxurious appointments to create a cabriolet for four seasons & four persons. The elegant fabric top conveys a classic cabriolet feel and ensures a low level of noise. Highlights The unique AIRCAP is combined with the AIRSCARF to provide outstanding open-top driving comfort throughout the year. New: The AIRCAP system is now available with an enhanced, automatic mode. Eight color and material lines are offered for creating customized interiors, ranging from classically sporty surroundings to elegantly luxurious ones. The latest LED technology for the headlights and taillights. Outstanding safety and driver assistance systems. Powerful and highly efficient new-generation gasoline and diesel engines. Around 100,000 E-Class Cabriolets have been sold since the vehicle was introduced on the market.

Positioning In 2003, the Mercedes-Benz CLS created a new vehicle category that for the first time combined the elegance and dynamism of the coup with the comfort and functionality of the sedan. For many years, the CLS was the only four-door coup in its class. Highlights All engines have higher outputs and torques than their predecessors while at the same time consuming up to 25 percent less fuel. The CLS engine lineup is supplemented by the first four-cylinder engine: the CLS 250 CDI with 150 kW/240 hp and an A rating in the CO2 Efficiency Class. The car has been purchased by about 240,000 buyers from around the world since it was launched on the market in October 2004. In 2012, the CLS was once again the market leader in its segment.

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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Shooting Brake


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Automatic) (Automatic) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Automatic) class (Automatic) g/km (Germany) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Sedan


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Automatic) (Automatic) (Automatic) class (Automatic) [long version] s [long version] km/h [long version] g/km (Germany) [long version] l/100 km

4 cylinders CLS 250 CDI CLS 350 CLS 350 CDI CLS 350 CDI 4MATIC CLS 500 CLS 500 4MATIC 8 cylinders CLS 63 AMG** CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC** CLS 63 AMG S-Modell 4MATIC** 410 [557] 410 [557] 430 [585] 4.3 3.8 3.7 250* 250* 250* 235 248 248 F F F 10.1 10.6 10.6 150 [204] 225 [306] 195 [265] 195 [265] 300 [408] 300 [408] 7.8 6.7 6.6 6.7 5.3 5.3 235 250* 250* 250* 250* 250* 143-139 172-169 162-159 176-174 216-214 231-229 A C B C E E 5.4-5.3 7.4-7.3 6.1-6.0 6.7-6.6 9.3-9.2 9.9-9.8

4 cylinders S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY1 150 [204] 6 cylinders S 350 BlueTEC1 S 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC1 S 350 BlueEFFICIENCY1 S 350 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY1 S 400 HYBRID1 8 cylinders S 500 BlueEFFICIENCY1 320 [435] 320 [435] 400 [544] /420 [571]** 380 [517] 463 [630]
1

8.2 [8.2] 7.1 [7.1] 7.1 [7.1] 6.9 [7.1] 6.9 [7.1] 7.2 [7.2] 5.0 [5.0] 5.0 [5.0] 4.5 [4.5] (4.4**) [4.6] [4.4]

240 [240] 151-146 [151-146] 250* [250]* 168-164 [168-164] 250* [250]* 195-193 [195-193] 250* [250]* 184-177 [186-179] 250* [250]* 193-189 [193-189] 250* [250]* 189-186 [191-188] 250* [250]* 224-219 [224-219] 250* [250]* 229-228 [231-230] 250* [250]* 300** [250]* [250]* 244 [244] [332-329] [334]

A B C C C C E E E G G

5.8-5.5 [5.8-5.5] 6.4-6.2 [6.4-6.2] 7.4-7.3 [7.4-7.3] 7.9-7.6 [8.0-7.7] 8.3-8.1 [8.3-8.1] 8.1-7.9 [8.2-8.0] 9.6-9.4 [9.6-9.4] 9.8 [9.9] 10.5 [10.5] [14.2-14.1] [14.3]

190 [258] 190 [258] 225 [306] 225 [306] 205 [279]

*limited **AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine

S 500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY1 S 63 AMG1***

Highlights The designo wood loading surface, which is made of porous American cherry with black intarsia, gives the cargo bay an exclusive yacht-like look.

Highlights The S 400 HYBRID is the first series-produced vehicle with a lithium-ion battery. The S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is the worlds most fuel-efficient luxury sedan, consuming only 5.5 liters of fuel per 100 km. In 2012 the S-Class was once again the worlds best-selling luxury sedan. In 2013 the new S-Class will be launched on the market.

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Positioning The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake boasts a one-of-a-kind concept and establishes another new segment. The one-of-a-kind Shooting Brake concept combines an unusual design with superior agility, lots of space, and great versatility. The vehicles powerful and efficient engines reconcile driving pleasure and agility with environmental responsibility. Innovative Mercedes-Benz safety and assistance systems make driving the Shooting Brake safe and comfortable.

12 cylinders S 6002 S 65 AMG2****

also available in a long wheelbase version 2only available in a long wheelbase version *limited **AMG Performance Package ***AMG 5.5-litre V8 biturbo engine ****AMG 6.0-litre V12-engine

Positioning The S-Class is the innovation leader in the area of safety and comfort. It is the ultimate embodiment of the luxury sedan.

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Coup


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Automatic) (Automatic) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Automatic) class (Automatic) g/km (Germany) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Roadster


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

8 cylinders CL 500 CL 500 4MATIC CL 63 AMG*** 12 cylinders CL 600 CL 65 AMG**** 320 [435] 320 [435] 4.9 4.9 250* 250* 232-224 242-237 244 328-322 334 G G 14.0-13.8 14.3 E E E 9.9-9.5 10.1-9.9 10.5

4 cylinders SLK 200 SLK 250 SLK 250 CDI SLK 350 SLK 55 AMG** 135 [184] 150 [204] 150 [204] 225 [306] 310 [421] 7.3/7.0 6.5/6.6 6.5/6.7 -/5.6 -/4.6 240/237 244/243 244/243 -/250* -/250* 158-149/151-142 169-160/153-144 129-124/132-128 -/167 -/195 C C A D E 6.8-6.4/6.5-6.1 7.3-6.9/6.6-6.2 5.0-4.8/5.0-4.9 -/7.1 -/8.4

400 [544]/ 250*/ 420 [571]** 4.5 (4.4**) 300* ** 380 [517] 463 [630] 4.6 4.4 250* 250*

6 cylinders 8 cylinders *limited **AMG 5.5-litre V8 engine with cylinder management

*limited **with AMG Performance Package ***AMG 5,5-Liter V8-Biturbo-Motor ****AMG 6,0-Liter V12-Motor

Positioning The CL is the masterpiece of luxury coups. It has a breathtaking design idiom and a high-value appearance. The car unites perfect driving pleasure with relaxed comfort in a manner unmatched by any other vehicle in its class. Highlights Broad range of powerful engines. Active Night View Assist with spotlight function (received the ADACs Yellow Angel award in 2012 in the Innovation and Environment category).

Positioning The SLK is the trendsetter and technology leader among the roadsters in its class. The SLK sets safety standards in the roadster segment. It is the most fuel-efficient roadster in its segment. The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG is the most powerful SLK of all time. The vehicles all-new AMG 5.5-liter V8 engine with cylinder cutout combines top performance with maximum fuel efficiency. Highlights Muscular and sporty design. Powerful, fuel-efficient engines, vario roof, AIRSCARF, MAGIC SKY CONTROL. Also available in a similarly economical and high-torque diesel version: the SLK 250 CDI. With sales of 31,800 new vehicles, the roadster was the market leader in its segment in 2012.

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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Roadster


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Automatic) (Automatic) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Automatic) class (Automatic) g/km (Germany) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Super Sports Car


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Dual clutch (Vmax) transmission) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Dual clutch class (Dual clutch transtransmission) g/km (Germany) mission) l/100 km

6 cylinders SL 350 SL 500 SL 63 AMG*** SL 65 AMG**** 225 [306] 320 [435] 5.9 4.6 250* 250* 250* /300*** 250* 176-159 214-212 231 270 C E F G 7.5-6.8 9.2-9.1 9.9 11.6 8 cylinders 395 [537] /415 [564]** 4.3 (4.2**) 463 [630] 4.0

Coup GT Coup Coup Black Series

420 [571] 435 [591] 464 [631]

3.8 3.7 3.6

317* 320* 315

308 308 321

G G G

13.2 13.2 13.7 *limited

12 cylinders *limited **with AMG Performance Package ***AMG 5,5-Liter V8-Biturbo-Motor ****AMG 5,5-Liter V12-Biturbo-Motor

Positioning The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coup super sports car offers distinctive styling, superior handling, and Mercedes-Benz hallmark practicality and safety in everyday use. Highlights The purist design of the SLS AMG Coup fascinates with its passionate sportiness and reinterprets the breathtaking design of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. The stylistic highlight is the distinctive gull-wing doors, which impart to the SLS AMG an incomparable charisma. The SLS AMG Coup comes with a fascinating and unique technology package consisting of an aluminum spaceframe body with gull-wing doors; an AMG 6.3-liter front-mid V8 engine with 420 kW (571 hp) of peak output, 650 Nm of torque, and dry sump lubrication; seven-speed dualclutch transmission in a transaxle configuration; a sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones; and a DIN curb weight of 1,620 kilograms. This is a spectacular combination that guarantees outstanding handling. The decidedly athletic Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT provides even better racetrack performance and more dynamic handling. The SLS AMG Coup Black Series, which is the super-sporty high-end version of the gull-wing door car, impresses with its breathtaking design, outstandingly dynamic handling, and consistent approach to lightweight engineering in line with the AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. Customers response to the SLS AMG Coup considerably exceeded our expectations. Among other honors, in 2012 it received the sport auto magazines award in the category super sports car. In addition, in the competition for the Auto Trophy 2012, the readers of Auto Zeitung magazine voted the SLS AMG Coup the best super sports car for the fourth time in a row.

Positioning The SL is a sports car icon. Its origins reach back 60 years to the 300 SL racing sports car of 1952. The SL unites sportiness and comfort in a way that no other vehicle in its class can match. Highlights The engines are as fuel-efficient as they are powerful. All-aluminum body: The weight has been reduced by up to 140 kg compared to the predecessor model. FrontBass, MAGIC VISION CONTROL, MAGIC SKY CONTROL, AIRSCARF, Intelligent Light System.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Super Sports Car


Model Rated power kW [hp] Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Dual clutch (Vmax) transmission) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Dual clutch class (Dual clutch transtransmission) g/km (Germany) mission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Super Sports Car


Rated- power Model kW Acceleration 0-100 km/h Top speed (Dual clutch (Vmax) transmission) s km/h CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined (Dual clutch class (Dual clutch transtransmission) g/km (Germany) mission) l/100 km

Roadster GT Roadster

420 [571] 435 [591]

3.8 3.7

317* 320*

308 308

G G

13.2 13.2 *limited

Coup Electric Drive

552 3.9

250*

0 A+

*limited

Positioning The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster adds an open-top version of the dream car to the AMG model family. The fascinating super sports car is a perfect synthesis of open-top driving pleasure, outstandingly dynamic handling, exemplary safety, and the consistent use of lightweight engineering. Highlights The car combines an aluminum spaceframe body, an AMG 6.3-liter frontmid V8 engine with 420 kW (571 hp) peak output and 650 Nm of torque, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration, and an AMG sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones to guarantee outstanding handling as well as roadster-style driving pleasure. The SLS AMG Roadsters compact fabric top takes only 11 seconds to open or close and can be operated while the vehicle is traveling at speeds of up to 50 km/h. The roadster version of the car also offers improved handling, as the performance-oriented SLS AMG GT combines the high-quality ambience of a full-blooded AMG model with the functional atmosphere of a racecar. Like the SLS AMG Coup, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has already received numerous awards. For example, the roadster version of the dream car won the Red Dot Design Award 2012 in the High Design Quality category. The SLS AMG Roadster also ranked first in this years readers survey conducted by the German automotive magazine auto motor und sport, as a result of which the vehicle was named Best Car of the Year in the cabriolet category for the second time.

Positioning Mercedes-AMG is beginning a new era with the launch of the SLS AMG coup Electric Drive. Getting behind the wheel of this locally emissionfree super sports car containing high-tech features from Formula 1 vehicles is the most exclusive and dynamic way to drive an electrically powered vehicle. As the worlds most powerful electric super sports car, the SLS AMG coup Electric Drive sets new standards for automobiles equipped with electric drives. Highlights The most powerful AMG high-performance vehicle of all time has four electric motors with a total output of 552 kW and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm. The electric gull-wing vehicle was independently developed by Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The SLS AMG coup Electric Drives high-voltage battery is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth, England. The SLS AMG coup Electric Drives high-voltage battery is the best in the automotive sector, as it can store up to 60 kilowatt-hours of energy and handle an electric load of 600 kilowatts while weighing only 548 kilograms. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery has a modular design and a maximum voltage of 400 volts. The SLS AMG coup Electric Drives pioneering body structure is an integral part of the ambitious AMG Lightweight Performance strategy. The cars sound pattern exemplifies the 21st century. In an extensive series of tests and numerous development drives, the experts at AMG have created a sound pattern that corresponds to the unusually dynamic nature of this unique super sports car with electric drive.

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Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class SUV


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

4 cylinders GLK 200 CDI GLK 220 CDI GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC GLK 220 BlueTEC 4MATIC GLK 250 4MATIC 6 cylinders GLK 350 CDI 4MATIC GLK 350 4MATIC 195 [265] 225 [306] -/6.4 -/6.5 -/232 -/238 -/185-179 -/199-189 C D -/7.1-6.9 -/8.6-8.1 105 [143] 10.3/10.8 125 [170] 125 [170] 125 [170] 155 [211] 8.5/8.7 -/8.8 -/8.8 -/8.0 -/7.9 195/190 147-143/156-145 205/205 147-143/156-145 -/205 -/205 -/210 -/215 -/168-159 -/169-159 -/169-159 A A B B B 5.6-5.5/6.0-5.6 5.6-5.5/6.0-5.6 -/6.5-6.1 -/6.5-6.1 -/6.5-6.1 -/7.7-7.5

4 cylinders ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC 6 cylinders ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC ML 350 4MATIC 8 cylinders ML 500 4MATIC ML 63 AMG 4MATIC 150 [204] 190 [258] 225 [306] 300 [408] 386 [525] /410 [557]** -/9.0 -/7.4 -/7.6 -/5.6 4.8/4.7** -/210 -/224 -/235 -/250* -/250* -/170-158 A -/194-179 B -/206-199 -/269-258 -/276 F F -/11.5-11.0 -/11.8 C -/7.4-6.8 -/8.8-8.5 -/6.5-6.0

GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC 150 [204]

-/180-176 C

*limited **AMG Performance Package

Positioning Featuring a new design, high-quality equipment, pioneering assistance systems, and engines that are efficient as well as agile, the new-generation GLK is underscoring its claim to leadership in the compact SUV segment. The GLK combines classically linear SUV styling with the design idiom of the current Mercedes-Benz sedans. Highlights The vehicles striking, powerfully dynamic exterior design is characterized by taut lines alternating with large, sweeping surfaces. The interior emphasizes the vehicles width and impresses with its highquality material look. All of the models come with the ECO start/stop function as standard; the models equipped with BlueTEC technology already comply with the future EU6 emissions standard. More than 100,000 GLKs were sold in 2012.

Positioning Thanks to its cutting-edge automotive technology, the third-generation M-Class sets new standards for SUVs. The new M-Class is the most efficient SUV in its segment. The vehicle boasts first-rate on-road and off-road performance and offers the same level of safety and quietness as the large Mercedes-Benz sedans. As a result, the third-generation M-Class will continue the vehicles success story, which established a new market segment 14 years ago. Mercedes-AMG is the inventor of the high-performance SUVs, and its new ML 63 AMG is the third generation of this powerful off-road vehicle. Highlights The entire M-Class model range consumes 25 percent less fuel on average than the previous M-Class series. The ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC is particularly outstanding, boasting NEDC consumption of only 6.0 liters of fuel per 100 km (158 g of CO2/km) so that it can travel for up to 1,500 kilometers on a single tank of fuel. More than 1.2 million M-Class vehicles have been delivered to customers since the SUV was launched on the market in 1997. More than 110,000 M-Class vehicles were sold worldwide in 2012, making it the best-selling vehicle in its segment.
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Mercedes-Benz R-Class SUV


Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

6 cylinders GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC 190 [258] 8 cylinders GL 500 4MATIC GL 63 AMG 4MATIC 320 [435] 410 [557] -/5.4 -/4.9 -/250* -/250* -/269-262 -/288 E E -/11.5-11.3 -/12.3 *limited -/7.9 -/220 -/209-192 B -/8.0-7.4

6 cylinders R 300 Lang R 350 Lang 4MATIC 8 cylinders R 500 Lang 4MATIC 285 [388] -/6.3 -/250* - - -/13.6 *limited 170 [231] 200 [272] -/9.7 -/8.4 -/222 -/230 - - - - -/11.2 -/11.7

Positioning The second-generation GL sets new standards for comfort, dynamic handling, safety, elegance, and efficiency in the SUV segment. With this impressive performance, it is considered to be the S-Class among off-road vehicles. The new GL-Class continues to hold the top position in the market segment of luxurious sports utility vehicles. Highlights Fuel consumption is reduced by up to 20 percent despite substantially better performance. AIRMATIC air suspension, adaptive damping system (ADS), and Crosswind Assist are standard. The luxurious interior has room for seven occupants. Now also available as a high-performance SUV for the first time: the GL 63 AMG.

Positioning The R-Class boasts outstanding long-distance comfort and the most spacious and versatile interior in its class, with up to seven seats. Highlights The new-generation R-Class was introduced in 2010. It featured a new design and an extensive range of standard equipment. The R-Class biggest market is China, which accounted for over 60 percent of the vehicles sales in 2012.

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Product range. smart.


Mercedes-Benz G-Class
Model Acceleration CO2 emissions CO2- Fuel consumption Rated 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined efficiency NEDC combined power (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic (Manual/automatic class (Manual/automatic kW [hp] transmission) s transmission) km/h transmission) g/km (Germany) transmission) l/100 km

Cabriolet 6 cylinders G 350 BlueTEC 8 cylinders G 500 285 [387] -/6.1 -/210* -/348 G -/14.9 155 [211] -/9.1 -/175 -/295 F -/11.2

Off-roader 6 cylinders G 350 BlueTEC 8 cylinders G 500 G 63 AMG 12 cylinders G 65 AMG 450 [612] -/5,3 -/230* -/397 G -/17,0 *limited 285 [387] 400 [544] -/6,1 -/5,4 -/210* -/210* -/348 -/322 G G -/14,9 -/13,8 155 [211] -/9,1 -/175 -/295 F -/11,2

Positioning For more than 30 years now, the G-Class has epitomized outstanding off-road performance and innovative, reliable technology. The latest model update underscores the automobiles leading position among offroad vehicles. Highlights The model update in 2012 substantially upgraded the G-Class once again. The updated G-Class not only features a new electronic architecture that enables the vehicle to use the latest assistance systems, it also comes with new AMG engines and has a carefully modified exterior and an extensively upgraded interior. More G-Class vehicles were sold in 2012 than in any other year.
Product range smart

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CO2 Rated Acceleration CO2 emissions efficiency Fuel consumption power 0-100 km/h Top speed NEDC combined class NEDC combined Model kW [hp] s km/h g/km (Germany) l/100 km

smart fortwo coup

smart fortwo electric drive


Drive system Battery capacity [kWh] Sustained output [kW] Electric motor, lithium-ion battery 17.6 35 55 130 125 4.8 / 11.5 145 7/6/<1

3 cylinders smart fortwo coup cdi smart fortwo coup mhd 45 kW smart fortwo coup mhd 52 kW smart fortwo BRABUS coup 72 kW 40 [54] 45 [61] 52 [71] 75 [102] 16.8 16.8 13.7 10.7 8.9 135 145* 145* 145* 155* 86**/87*** 97**/98*** 97**/98*** 114**/115*** 119 E 5.2 B C C E 3.3**/3.3*** 4.2**/4.3*** 4.2**/4.3*** 4.9

Peak output [kW] Max. torque of electric motor 1 [Nm] Top speed [km/h] Acceleration 0 -60 km/h and 0 -100 km/h [s] Range [km] Charging time 0 -100% [h] at household socket / wall box or public charging station / quick charging (400V)

smart fortwo coup 62 kW 62 [84]

smart fortwo cabrio


3 cylinders smart fortwo cabrio cdi smart fortwo cabrio mhd 52 kW smart fortwo cabrio BRABUS 72 kW 40 [54] 52 [71] 16.8 13.7 10.7 8.9 135 145* 145* 155* 86**/87*** 99**/100*** 114**/115*** 119 B C E E 3.3**/3.3*** 4.3**/4.4*** 4.9 5.2

smart fortwo cabrio 62 kW 62 [84] 75 [102]

*electronically limited **softip ***softouch

Positioning A focus on lifestyle and the environment. The smart fortwo established the micro-car segment. The premium micro-car two-seater has a unique product concept that allows the vehicle to play a pioneering role with regard to environmental compatibility, safety standards, and driving pleasure. Highlights Urbanity & lifestyle: e.g. 2.69 m length, 8.75 m turning circle, dynamic engines, high agility, and a unique, bold design that is instantly recognizable. Highest safety standards: Tridion safety cell, ESP, ABS, full-size front airbags, etc. as standard. smart intelligent drive: A wide range of four engine variants (cdi, mhd, turbo, and BRABUS turbo) to ensure driving pleasure and maximum economy. Series production of the smart fortwo electric drive began in 2009. More than 1.4 million smart fortwos have been delivered to customers to date.

Positioning The smart fortwo electric drive provides electric mobility for everyone. It is Europes only all-electric car. The battery is supplied by Deutsche ACCUmotive a joint venture of Daimler and Evonik in Germany while the electric motor is from EMmotive a joint venture of Daimler and Bosch in Germany. The car is produced in Hambach, France. Highlights The car has a range of 145 kilometers on a single battery charge and its top speed is 125 km/h. The sale&care sales model makes switching over to electric driving very appealing for customers. The smart electric drive can be recharged at any household power socket. Daimler is cooperating with Bosch and Keba to supply wall boxes for use at home or in businesses. The third-generation smart fortwo electric drive hit showrooms in 2012.
Product range smart

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smart ebike
Drive system Battery [Wh] Output [W] Electric motor Lithium-ion battery with 423 250 nominal (in Germany, country-specific deviations: 250 watts in EU countries and Switzerland, except the UK; 200 watts in the UK; 350 watts in the U.S./Canada) 35 25 Up to 100 km (depending on the driving behavior and the output rating selected) approx. 3 h approx. 5 h

Maximum torque [Nm] Maximum support speed [km/h] Range [km] Charging time 20-80 % Charging time 0-100 %

Highlights Features an especially efficient and powerful drive package. City-friendly functionality and high technological standards. High-quality components, simple operation, and exemplary ergonomics. Brand-specific styling. The ebike is available in two different color variants: Crystal white with electric green contrasts. Dark gray matt with flame orange contrasts. In EU countries, riders do not require a drivers license or an insurance plaque.

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Global Communications
Jrg Howe Head of Communications Daimler AG Tel: +49 (0)711 17-41341 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-41369 E-mail: joerg.howe@daimler.com

Martin Steinlehner Manager Communications Plants and Procurement Tel: +49 (0)711 17-41928 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79089697 E-mail: martin.steinlehner@daimler.com

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Business Communications
Bettina Singhartinger Head of Business Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars Tel. +49 (0)711 17-40598 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-24847 E-mail: singhartinger@daimler.com Ulrike Bless Manager Sales & After Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars Tel. +49 (0)711 17-41963 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79029023 E-mail: ulrike.bless@daimler.com

Bettina Nickel Bremen, Rastatt plants Tel. +49 (0)711 17-40217 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79059975 E-mail: bettina.nickel@daimler.com

Vivien Wei Powertrain plants Untertrkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Klleda Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49899 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79090233 E-mail: vivien.weiss@daimler.com Sebastian Wahle International plants, Procurement Tel: +49 (0)711 17-41264 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-33362 E-mail: sebastian.wahle@daimler.com

Katharina Bittner Sales & After Sales Mercedes-Benz Cars Tel. +49 (0)711 17-33806 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79033584 E-mail: katharina.bittner@daimler.com

Evelyn Schwedes Sales smart Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49903 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79084965 E-mail: evelyn.schwedes@daimler.com

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Joachim Franz Kutscher PR-Manager smart Tel. +49 (0)711 17-96924 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98646 E-mail: joachim_franz.kutscher@daimler.com

Nadine Toberer smart Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76477 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98646 E-mail: nadine.toberer@daimler.com

Model Range Mercedes-Benz Cars and Mercedes-Benz Cars press test vehicles
Wolfgang Zanker Head of Product Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars Tel. +49 (0)711 17-75847 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-91602 E-mail: wolfgang.zanker@daimler.com

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Claudia Merzbach PR-Manager Sport Communications Tel: +49 (0)711 17-95379 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94807 E-mail: claudia.merzbach@daimler.com

Anja Wassertheurer PR-Manager A-, B-, CLA-Class Tel. +49 (0)711 17-75855 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98646 E-mail: anja.wassertheurer@daimler.com

Research and Development Communications


Koert Groeneveld Head of Research, Development and Environmental Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-92311 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365 E-mail: koert.groeneveld@daimler.com N.N. Networked Vehicle & Telematics Tel. +49 (0)711 17-93271 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365

Michael Allner PR-Manager S-, CL-, SL-, SLK-Class, Guard Tel: +49 (0)711 17-75846 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98646 E-mail: michael.allner@daimler.com

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Steffen Schierholz PR-Manager C-, E-, CLS-Class Tel. +49 (0)711 17-75852 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98646 E-mail: steffen.schierholz@daimler.com

Matthias Brock Drive Systems of the Future & Environment Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-91404 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365 E-mail: matthias.brock@daimler.com Melanie Cecotti Networked Vehicle & Lightweight Construction Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76423 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365 E-mail: melanie.cecotti@daimler.com Media contacts

Sofia Stauber Manager Public Relations AMG Mercedes-AMG GmbH Tel. +49 (0)7144 302 581 Fax: +49 (0)7144 302 8581 E-mail: sofia.stauber@daimler.com

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Sandra Hahn Environmental Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-95158 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79016983 E-mail: sandra.hahn@daimler.com

Wolfgang Wrth Social Media Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-77824 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79016071 E-mail: wolfgang.wuerth@daimler.com

Madeleine Herdlitschka Drive Systems of the Future Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76409 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365 E-mail: madeleine.herdlitschka@daimler.com

Ralf Stadelmaier Editorial Office Tel: +49 (0)711 17-75853 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98651 E-mail: ralf.stadelmaier@daimler.com

Benjamin Oberkersch Telematics & Electronics Tel: +49 (0)711 17-93307 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79022621 E-mail: benjamin.oberkersch@daimler.com

Helfried Scharf IT Communications Tel: +49 (0)711 17-97729 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-94365 E-mail: helfried.scharf@daimler.com

Mercedes-Benz Classic
Malte Dringenberg Head of Press Communications Mercedes-Benz Classic & Mercedes-Benz Museum Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49724 Fax: +49 (0)711 3052133652 E-mail: malte.dringenberg@daimler.com Birgit Pillkahn Press Communications Mercedes-Benz Classic Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49049 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79097310 E-mail: birgit.pillkahn@daimler.com Friederike Valet Press Communications Mercedes-Benz Museum Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49606 Fax: +49 (0)711 3052179019 E-mail: friederike.valet@daimler.com Miriam Weiss Press Communications Mercedes-Benz Museum Tel. +49 (0)711 17-49606 Fax: +49 (0)711 3052132896 E-mail: miriam.weiss@daimler.com

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Norbert Giesen Head of Media Relations, Editorial Office, Lifestyle, Brand and Social Media Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76422 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98651 E-mail: norbert.giesen@daimler.com Tobias Mller Lifestyle, Brand and Social Media Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-77368 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79095378 E-mail: tobias.mueller@daimler.com

Ina Schultz Lifestyle and Brand Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-76876 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-79062116 E-mail: ina.schultz@daimler.com

Charlotte Siegel Lifestyle Communications Tel. +49 (0)711 17-77369 Fax: +49 (0)711 17-98651 E-mail: charlotte.siegel@daimler.com Media contacts

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