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Mercedes-Benz was busy at the 2018 Paris Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz unveiled four cars at this year’s Paris Motor Show which isn’t that remarkable given the German automaker’s tendency to showcase a ton of cars at every auto show.

What is noteworthy is just how important the models unveiled by Mercedes-Benz in Paris are. A new GLE, a first-ever electric SUV with the EQC, a new B-Class and a second version of the A-Class. Those four models will all play an important role in the brand’s short-term future and sales.

Let’s take a closer look at each.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The next-generation 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE was sorely needed and did not disappoint. Featuring MBUX technology, three-row seating, a completely redesigned and very luxurious interior, and high-tech systems like E-Active Body, the GLE is everything mid-size luxury SUV buyers want. It will arrive in the spring, just in time to take on the new BMW X5.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE’s E-Active Body Quick Look


Mercedes-Benz EQC

Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz EQC

All of sudden, we have a proper all-electric luxury SUV segment. The I-Pace is coming soon, and Audi has the new e-tron concept unveiled a few weeks after the Mercedes-Benz EQC.

Range should be between 320 and 350 kilometers, and you’ll have 402 horsepower under your right foot. Size-wise, the EQC is like a GLC and the batteries won’t hurt cargo capacity according to Mercedes-Benz.


Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes-Benz B-Class
Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The A-Class marked que end of the B-Class in Canada, but nothing is carved in stone. The new-generation B-Class unveiled in Paris would be a surefire hit in Canada, and Mercedes-Benz probably knows that. Things could get crowded with the GLA, CLA, and A-Class hatch, but that doesn’t change the fact that the new B-Class is both stylish and versatile, and we want it.

2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan First Review


Mercedes-AMG A 35

Mercedes-AMG A 35
Mercedes-AMG A 35 4MATIC

We now know we’ll be getting the Mercedes-AMG A 35 hot hatch this side of the pond next year. With 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, it will reach 100 km/h in less than 5.0 seconds. An AMG A 45 is probably also in the works, but this A 35 will be just fine if you ask us.

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Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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