Vehicle Transport
Car Transport

Mercedes-Benz Luxury Cars

About Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz is a German luxury automobile maker that sells vehicles worldwide. It is a division of Daimler AG which includes several auto brands, Mercedes-Benz being the most famous. They are based in Stuttgart, Germany. They make cars, trucks, suvs, buses and engines. They are one of the “Big 3” German luxury auto manufacturers along with BMW and Audi. Mercedes-Benz started many automotive technological innovations that have since been widely used in other vehicles by other auto makers. It is one of the longest-running automotive manufacturers around today. For more great information visit the Mercedes website or the Wikipedia page.

Early History

Patented in 1886, the Benz Patent Motorwagen was created by Karl Benz in Mannheim, Germany and is considered by many as the first vehicle propelled by a motor, i.e., an automobile. This vehicle along with a stagecoach converted to an automobile by Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler later that year were the precursors to the Mercedes-Benz line of cars. The first official Mercedes-Benz brand cars were not produced for another 40 years. In 1926 Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merged their respective companies and started making and selling cars.

Mercedes-Benz Luxury Automobiles

The old and new model classification systems

Prior to 1994 each Mercedes vehicle types were designated with a letter. The letters had the following meaning.

  • “C” meant the car was a coupe or sedan
  • “D” class Mercedes came with a diesel engine
  • “E” generally meant the engine came with a fuel-injection system.
  • "G” indicated a specific type of off-road vehicle called Gelandewagen
  • “K” type vehicles came with a supercharged engine
  • “L” indicated lightweight
  • “R” meant racing
  • “S” meant “special”.
  • “T” indicated a station wagon body design

Currently, Mercedes-Benz uses a different system to organize their various models. They call each type of vehicle a class. They still use letters, but they don’t mean the same thing. Here are the current meanings: A-Class : hatchback; B-Class: multipurpose vehicle (MPV); the C, CL, CLA, CLS, are coupes and sedans ; the E-Classes are all sedans, coupes, wagons, or cabriolets; G, GL, GLA, GLK, and M-Classes are SUVs; S-Class is a luxury sedan; and finally the SL, SLK, and SLS-Classes are roadsters.

Currently, the most popular classes are the C, E, and GL classes.


mercedes-benz C-ClassThe mercedes-benz C-Class

The Mercedes C-Class is a series of luxury sedans & coupes first produced in 1993. The vehicles of this class are typically considered the introductory Mercedes vehicles. They are a common choice for first-time Benz buyers because of their lower cost. But don’t let their lower cost fool you. They are still high-end, luxury vehicles like every other automobile Mercedes makes.

There are several different C-class vehicles with the current year models ranging from $35,000 to over $60,000. For a few examples, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250 Luxury Sedan comes with 201 horsepower, accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in just over 7 seconds, and MSRPS at $36,250. The higher-end ’14 C63 AMG has a staggering 451 horsepower, can go from 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds, and costs $60,250 MSRP. This is a nice automobile to say the least. Carnections recommends shipping enclosed to give your Mercedes C63 added protection. If you can afford one of these, you can afford the higher cost for enclosed car shipping.


mercedes-benz E-ClassThe mercedes-benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was introduced in 1996, 3 years after the C-Class. The letter “E” used to designate fuel-injection, but since all Mercedes vehicles now come with fuel-injected engines, the letter no longer has this meaning. The E-Class cars include sedans, coupes, wagons, and cabriolets (convertibles). In general, the E-class cars are nicer, roomier, and better made than the C-class cars.

The E550 Cabriolet sports a powerful 4.6L V-8 engine and comes with 402HP. Its 0-60 is 5 seconds. Its fuel economy is good for its power coming it at 17 miles/gallon city and 26 highway. The newest edition only costs $67,000. Bigger and with enough under the hood to be more powerful than the 550 is the Mercedes E63 AMG S 4Matic wagon. It has a whopping 577 horsepower and accelerates from rest to 60mph in only 3.6 seconds! This one starts at a little over 100k. Without a doubt you’ll want to ship this baby enclosed. And if you want your E-class to arrive as fast as it drives, consider our hot shot (expedited) auto transport service.


mercedes-benz GL-ClassThe mercedes-benz GL-Class

The Mercedes GL models are luxury SUVs. They are new models, first produced in 2006. In terms of luxury, power, accessories, and cost, they are a set-up from the M-Class SUVs. They offer luxury seating for 7 and an advanced all-wheel drive system called 4Matic. They start as low as $63,000 for the GL350 BlueTEC and go as high as $118,000 for the GL63 AMG.

Mercedes-Benz Auto Transport & Quotes

Use our online car shipping rate calculator to find the price to transport your Mercedes C, E, or GL-Class. For all other models, see the links below.

Enclosed Auto transport is recommended for your Benz

Mercedes-Benzes are expensive, luxury vehicles and they should be treated as such. The method to transport them should match their opulence. Enclosed vehicle transport is the obvious choice. Your Benz will be completely closed-off from the elements and shipped with a maximum of 5 other cars (in most cases only 2 other cars and in some cases yours will be the only one on the carrier). This method of shipping offers superior protection and costs more than the typical open car shipping, but for your Mercedes it’s definitely worth it. While shipping open is still very safe and damage is rare, there is a higher chance of minor scrapes or dings from small rocks and other road debris. This is usually not a problem for lower-end vehicles, but we know you care about your Benz too much to risk it. An enclosed auto transporter completely prevents damage from road debris.

Get an instant auto moving quote to ship your Mercedes-Benz today! You can do it online by calling 1 (800) 909 2330 or online. It takes less than a minute and we require no personal information. See the list below for getting an online quote.

Auto Transport Quote
Auto Transport Quote
Instant Car Transport Quote

The Auto Transport Center