Luxury Motoring at Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles
For those on the outside looking in, luxury cars denote status. From the driver’s seat, however, the criteria are different; discerning drivers call for performance, luxury, and quality. No brand combines these qualities better than Mercedes-Benz, and few dealerships do that heritage justice like Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles.
Mercedes-Benz AG was founded in 1926 with the merger of companies founded by Karl Benz (who invented the modern automobile) and coachbuilders Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Subsequent years saw the company go from strength to strength, eventually growing to include performance marque Mercedes-AMG® and the high-luxury Mercedes-Maybach division. Although Mercedes-Benz AG builds many vehicles (including vans and buses), its cars and SUVs built its towering reputation.
Modern Mercedes-Benz Models
We’ve chosen two 2018 Mercedes-Benz cars to represent the many modern classics at your St. Charles Mercedes-Benz dealership:
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 offers front-wheel drive and 4MATIC® AWD, both propelled by a 208 horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine fed through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Its 258 lb.-ft. of torque is accessible in the lower end of the RPM range for smooth acceleration even at low revs. The 6.9 second 0-60 time will be a draw for many; others will enjoy the multimedia package that includes navigation, Android Auto®, and Apple CarPlay®, and the premium harmon/kardon® audio system.
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLC 43 borrows some features — including safety features and COMAND® infotainment system — from the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 SUV. The similarities end under the hood, since the Mercedes-Benz GLC variant wrings 384 lb.-ft. of torque and 362 horsepower from its BiTurbo V6 engine, propelling it from zero to sixty in 4.8 seconds. Also worth noting: a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard AMG® Performance 4MATIC® AWD.
Summarizing 130 years’ worth of innovation with two cars isn’t as counterintuitive as it seems. After all, the heritage of those earlier cars is still evident in their modern counterparts. To find out more, visit Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles at 225 North Randall Road to experience a luxury dealership and the pinnacle of luxury motoring.
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