International Corporate Sales Newsletter.

New at the Geneva Motor Show: GLK-Class and CLC-Class

Mercedes-Benz will be unveiling the third "vision" of its new compact off-roader at the Geneva Motor Show the Vision GLK BLUETEC HYBRID with hybrid drive. The series-production GLK will be launched in autumn 2008, adding a fifth model series to the successful Mercedes-Benz SUV family before the end of the year. The new SUV's alluringly good looks make it an ideal fleet model to effectively motivate staff.

This compelling entry route into the world of Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive will also be available with an all-new 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine featuring BLUETEC technology. The powerpack develops 125 kW/170 hp and boasts low fuel consumption. Thanks to AdBlue, this engine already has the potential to meet the Euro 6 emissions standard. The compact format of the GLK-Class, combined with BLUETEC, also provides a valuable contribution to reducing CO2 in this vehicle segment.

Showtime for your fleet: the new CLC-Class
From spring 2008 the new CLC is set to become the entry-level model for the Mercedes-Benz coupé family. Its stylish, sporty design combined with its attractive price tag add up to the perfect recipe for high residual values. But that's not the only reason fleet managers should take a closer look at the new CLC. After all, the design, engineering and equipment are perfectly attuned to the discerning requirements of many style-conscious individuals looking for a lively yet environmentally friendly car, all combined with that touch of sheer excitement. All in all, the CLC is a prestigious package that will undoubtedly help motivate staff.

The technical highlights of the CLC include a sports package with the innovative direct-steer system that provides even more agile cornering. State-of-the-art infotainment systems with colour display, Bluetooth telephone interface, and Europe-wide DVD or hard-disc navigation system, which reliably navigates users to their final destination. And all combined with outstanding fuel economy. The ultramodern turbodiesel engines, for instance, fall into the five-litre per 100 km category. The CLC 200 CDI consumes just 5.8 litres per 100 kilometres: a fuel saving of up to 10.8 percent.