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A step up from horse-drawn carriages, the Mercedes was sought out by the most influential people in the world, quickly gaining global fame. The new standard for luxury and performance, Mercedes’ vehicles saw almost immediate success. After decades of increased popularity, Benz and Daimler merged in 1926 to create the Mercedes-Benz we know today.
Since their origins, Mercedes has continued to have an amazing amount of success, producing many technological and safety innovations that are now commonplace. The brand has also recently introduced lower-cost options to its lineup, allowing more people to experience what the brand has to offer at Mercedes auctions.
Mercedes at Online Auctions: Most Popular Mercedes
The luxury automaker maintains a wide range of models throughout its lineup, leading many to be overwhelmed at Mercedes auctions. While almost every model can be considered a popular pick, some are inevitably more popular than others. Below, we have collected some of the most popular Mercedes models found at auction.
Initially expected to replace the legendary G-Class SUV, the GLE never fulfilled its objective. Nonetheless, it has become one of Mercedes' most popular models. First introduced in 1998, the GLE is currently in its fourth generation, maintaining its place as a premier luxury SUV choice.
The base model uses a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder making 255 hp. The mid-tier features a turbocharged inline-six hybrid generating 362 hp. The top-end model carries a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 making a very impressive 504 hp.
As the SUV equivalent of the ever-popular C-Class, the GLC has been Mercedes' compact SUV offering since 2016. Striking an outstanding balance between size and capability, the GLC is compatible with most uses without being cumbersome to drive.
The second-generation GLC is uncomplicated in its powertrains offerings, with only one. Every GLC features a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid system generating 258 hp. The GLC comes standard with rear-wheel drive but is also offered with Mercedes' 4MATIC all-wheel drive.
A pinnacle of luxury sedans, the S-Class is the top-of-the-line for most. First introduced in 1972, the S-Class has been an automotive icon and primarily responsible for establishing Mercedes' sterling reputation.
Now in its seventh generation, the S-Class maintains its position as a leader in the luxury world. Featuring top-notch materials and the latest technologies, the S-Class is an absolute joy to be inside.
Under the hood sits one of two engines, a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder making 429 hp or a twin-turbo 4.0L V8 producing a whopping 496 hp.
Introduced in 1993, the Mercedes C-Class came much smaller than its E-Class and S-Class siblings. An incredible value for many, it allowed a taste of Mercedes’ upper-end offerings in a more affordable but highly competent model. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most popular models at any Mercedes auction.
Entering its fifth generation, the C-Class continues to be a strong contender in the luxury compact sedan market. Every C-Class now features the same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine creating 255 hp.
Other Mercedes Models
Mercedes is a brand filled with endless options. If a model isn’t mentioned in the above list, it may still hold consideration at Mercedes auctions.
- Mercedes GLA
- Mercedes GLB
- Mercedes GLC
- Mercedes GLE
- Mercedes GLS
- Mercedes G-Class
- Mercedes A-Class
- Mercedes C-Class
- Mercedes E-Class
- Mercedes S-Class
- Mercedes CLA
- Mercedes CLS
- Mercedes AMG GT
- Mercedes SL Roadster
- Mercedes EQB
- Mercedes EQS
- Mercedes EQS SUV
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