Rant luxury cars and even a fledgling person would immediately direct your attention towards the oldest and also the largest triumphant luxury automaker in the world: Mercedes-Benz. In the UAE, people have endeared it for decades and associate a different emotional connect with the brand. Those who own one or more of its models are true loyalists of the brand and appreciate the idiosyncrasies every model brings with its introduction in the market. If you are smitten by the aura of a Mercedes-Benz offering or require complete knowledge about its lineup and the prices of every model available in the UAE, you have landed at the right place.
Mercedes-Benz UAE offers a holistic lineup of cars ranging from regular models to EVs and performance vehicles. Here is what each model brings to the platter and the price they command.
In the small but nifty hatchback segment, Mercedes-Benz offers its entry-level car, the A-Class. While the regular model is available in A200, A200 Premium and A200 Premium-plus grades, there are also the Nurburgring crackers, A35 and A45 derivatives of the car available in the UAE.
Where the A200 guise belts out 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque from a smidgen 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol mill, the lunatic A35 AMG dishes out a stonking 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque from a larger 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor enabling it to go past the 100 Km/h rampart in a thunderous 4.7 seconds.
However, for the most fastidious buyers, nothing but the top of the line 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motor extruding a heart-thumping 421 hp and 500 Nm of torque would pacify.
Albeit the A-Class is the most affordable model, the A-Class flanks all bells and whistles such as its MBUX infotainment system which lets one personalise the settings of the car according to one’s driving needs, advanced driver assistance package loaded with tech such as auto-emergency braking, lane departure warning, etc. It also features a reverse parking camera and for the techies, a PARKTRONIC® function which aids the driver in fitting the car into parking spaces in situations where parallel parking is involved.
With a crisp and special focus towards the driver, it also features a DYNAMIC SELECT function which alters the steering responses according to the owner’s driving requirements while being in Sport, ECO or Comfort modes.
In the UAE, the A-Class price ranges from AED 140,000 and breaches AED 235,400 for the inexorable A45 S.
What makes the A-Class an even more beguiling proposition is the availability of a sedan body style. For those wanting a bigger trunk or simply willing to make a bigger footprint at the weekend party, the sedan sibling fits the bill.
Akin to the hatch, the sedan also comes in a single A200 grade for starters and a more athletic A35 AMG for the hooligans on the streets. Cranking up the motor, one would find that both the mills produce identical power outputs to the hatchback, come mated to Mercedes’ revered 7-speed automatic tranny and have garnered similar acceleration times too.
It gets all the equipment as its smaller brother. The prices start at AED 142,000 and will set you back by AED 195,500 for the A35 AMG.
Touted as one of the highest selling sedans of Mercedes-Benz, the C-Class slates itself into the executive sedan segment and the new iteration draws a melange of exterior and interior influences from the flagship, S-Class.
In terms of features, it amps up the luxury quotient by cosseting drivers with head-up display, ENERGIZING package which lets one choose different modes to suit the owner’s mood, a Memory package which remembers the driver and co-driver’s seating position, navigation which sports Augmented Reality (AR) to create precisely the same environment which lies ahead of the car. It also features rear-wheel steering system for a smaller radius while turning the car and sharper handling, adaptive suspension, an AIR-BALANCE package which emits a fragrance of one’s choice, ambient lighting, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, Burmester® 3D surround sound system, 4-zone automatic climate control and the brilliant aforementioned MBUX infotainment system which lets you twaddle through all the menus of the infotainment system.
The C-Class’ bears two mitochondria options: The C200 variant plonks in a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine which lets the tyres to harness 204 hp and 300 Nm of torque while the C300 trim is offered with a scintillating 255 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The car’s prices start at AED range between an approximate of AED 200,000-AED 300,000 depending on the personalisations opted and the trim chosen.
Taking a gibe at the revered Audi A6 and the BMW 5-Series, is the luxury executive sedan from the three-pointed star, the E-Class.
Like all the other models, the E-Class comes well-kitted with features comprising 4-way adjustable lumbar support for the seats, gesture control, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice command system which plays certain songs, changes temperature, etc. It also harangues of a Stowage Space package which proliferates the space for knick-knacks and a Sun Protection Package which doesn’t let excessive sun rays filter inside the cabin.
Its power and torque figures bandwidth starts from 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque and top out at 612 hp and 850 Nm of torque flexed by the E63 AMG 4MATIC+.
Its prices lie in the spectrum of AED 200,000 to AED 600,000 for the full-loaded E63 version.
Regarded as the brand’s flagship sedan and more importantly, conferred upon the imperial title of the ‘World’s Best Car’, the S-Class is the brand’s most intricate expression of luxury prowess ever born.
As a result, it comes laden to the gills with oodles of convenience and comfort tech such as gesture control for doors, reclining seats with massage function, rear entertainment screens, dual digital screens upfront, adaptive air suspension, ambient lighting, etc.
Under the hood, it comes mated to a 3.0-litre twin-turbo popper spewing a healthy 362 hp and 500 Nm of torque and the same engine in a higher state of tune emanating 430 hp and 520 Nm of torque, both of which make use of 9 gear ratios.
Its approximate prices fall in the region of AED 450,000-AED 600,000. Its exclusive to the nabobs, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class range is not only more expensive, but it brings with it all of this and more.
Coming as a swanky alternative to the conventional sedans in its class, the CLA-Class braggadocios a feline body with curvaceous profile instead of the dime a dozen 3-box layout. The CLA is the Stuttgart automaker’s answer to the likes of the Audi A5 and the BMW 4-Series in the UAE.
It boasts of oodles of equipment such as the brand’s illustrious MBUX-infotainment system, capacitive touch for functions on the steering wheel, voice command system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive air suspension, keyless entry and ignition, etc.
For those who prefer their CLA being sporty but overtly aggressive, the mill under the hood is a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine which produces 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque. These figures are put down on the road through a 7-speed automatic transmission. However, should you face a sudden adrenaline outbreak, the CLA gets it sorted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine potent to make 224 ponies and 350 Nm torque.
One can expect the prices to be in the region of AED 190,000 for the base CLA200 petrol and clinch AED 220,000 for the CLA250 non-AMG model.
The CLS is meant for those who are scouting for a longer CLA, or want a more swanky looking sedan having all the underpinnings of the well-poised but stately E-Class. It goes shoulder to shoulder or err, curve to curve against the revered BMW 6-Series GT and the Audi A7 Sportback.
There are certain features to write home about such as Burmester® Surround sound system, variegated ambient lighting, steering assist while changing lanes, blind-spot monitoring, minimum distance alert, touchpad in the centre console to browse through the menus, MULTIBEAM LED headlamps which radiate light in the direction of the car or where it is required the most and can increase projection by upto 150 metres.
The engine powering the CLS-Class is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine but generates an astounding 295 hp and 400 Nm of torque to travel not just in flamboyance but also with a feisty and supple ride and handling balance.
The CLS, with its extensive gismos list and tantalising styling, should tip the scales at AED 450,000.
The entry-point into Mercedes’ recently established electric range of sedans is the EQE. Built according to the brand’s new design language to cater to electric cars, the EQE is an outright departure from other conventional sedans in terms of appearance. With a cavernous trapezoidal slab featuring Mercedes’ star emblem appliques, to the flowing cues on the side, ultimately ending into the stubby boot, the EQE makes its presence felt on the road.
In terms of features, it gets nothing less than MBUX Hyperscreen, the brand’s new enlarged digital interface for all functions, air filter, sounds that change their tone and note as per the driving and fragrances that bring some freshness in the cabin. It also features rear-wheel steering and remote parking which automatically parks the car in a designated parking space.
The car is propelled forward by a 90.6 kWh battery which provides it an estimated 525 km of run. The battery produces 290 hp and 565 Nm of torque.
Prices for the Mercedes-Benz EQE could be in the league of AED 320,000 to AED 380,000.
This 516 hp ballistic missile is currently the brand’s flagship EV. The EQS is based on the S-Class sedan and brags of a solid 785 km range on the WLTP cycle.
It boasts of features such as automatic opening doors which open fully by just touching the door handles and even detect an obstacle in its way. Other high-end convenience features include electrically adjustable rear head rests, climate control for the seats, two rear entertainment screens with MBUX functionality, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, heated seats for the front occupants, panoramic sunroof, etc.
The Mercedes-Benz EQS prices can range between the bracket of AED 460,000 to AED 615,000 for the top-spec EQS 53 4MATIC+.
Coming as a 2-door and sporty derivative to the C-Class sedan, its coupe avatar looks leaner and agile and as in-your-face as it can.
It comes bestowed with features such as vehicle stability control, wireless charging, digital instrument cluster and as part of the facelift, it gets a larger screen at the centre console too. Along with the advanced driver assistance systems, it also gets a 360° camera, in-built navigation, head-up display among others.
There is a plethora of powertrain options starting from a 2.0-litre petrol engine making around 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque which is also available in a higher state of tune churning out 245 hp and 370 Nm of torque and a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine making a terrific 503 hp and 700 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The E-Class Coupe is larger in size than the C-Class Coupe with its fundamentals based on its sedan model.
It comes endowed with features such as automatic brake assist, distance assist, air suspension, a Night Package where several elements are coated in black or high-gloss black. Such treatment contrasts with the paint finish to give the car a meaner look and a strong stance. Its ENERGIZING package brings to you, a slew of relaxing music, sound and ambient lighting options including seat massaging.
In case the standard tune of 184 hp and 300 Nm of torque from the 2.0-litre engine doesn’t set your pulse racing, the car also comes powered by the same engine in a more robust state of tune with 245 hp on tap and 370 Nm of torque, both of which are mated to 9-speed automatic transmission. However, the real deal for the ravenous enthusiasts is the 3.0-litre turbocharged engine delivering 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque sprinting the car from nought to 100 km/h in a shade under 4.5 seconds.
Prices for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe range from nearly AED 200,000 and go all the way till AED 400,000.
AMG GT Coupe
Not only is Mercedes-Benz eminent for designing and crafting vehicles which enhance opulence in spates, but even those which can best be attributed as fire-breathing monsters. One of those is the AMG GT Coupe which not only looks dazzling while on the move, but extremely racy even on a standstill.
It is available in several grades such as C, S and R besides the standard model. Where the AMG GT dispatches the nought to 100 km/h sprint in just 4 seconds, the thoroughbred AMG GT R does the same task in an even swifter 3.6 seconds.
It gets several features such as a rear boot-mounted spoiler, multiple stages for the traction control, Alcantara seats, diffuser at the rear for better downforce and navigation access.
The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT prices range from AED 500,000 to roughly AED 700,000 for the GT R.
AMG GT 4-door Coupe
The practical but brutal version of the AMG GT, as the name suggests, the AMG GT 4-door Coupe comes in a conventional 4-door template and is the one that can do grocery runs in the blink of an eye!
It sports features such as locking differential, rear axle steering, adaptive beams for the headlight, traffic sign alert and then some.
Available in two grades namely, AMG GT 43 and AMG GT 53 4MATIC+, the former makes 367 hp from a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine and a 48V mild-hybrid system assists in lunging the car ahead in 5 seconds. However, the throaty rasp from the exhaust can be heard even louder in the latter which makes 435 hp which makes the car gallop miles clocking nix to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds making it among the fastest 4-door GTs out there. The power is channelled via a 9-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission.
Prices for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door Coupe start from AED 500,000 and top out at AED 600,000 depending on the options chosen.
The GLA is the first touchpoint into Mercedes’ lineup of SUVs. Coming as the smallest crossover from the brand, the GLA aims to bring oodles of practicality, luxury and performance without any compromises in a relatively affordable package.
To make sure it doesn’t fall short on the practicality front, it gets fore or aft adjustment for the second row to maximise rear legroom, hands-free tailgate, MBUX interface for the infotainment screen to browse through the menus, vehicle descent control, auto-emergency brake assist, lane keep assist, blind spot warning, etc.
While the standard car is available in several trims, the full-bore Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 4MATIC makes a gigantic 301 hp and 400 Nm of torque prancing to the ton in just 5.2 seconds. There’s an even more powerful GLA 45 S 4MATIC+ which gets a rear roof-mounted spoiler, quad exhaust system, brake callipers in red livery. It churns out 415 hp and a mind-numbing 500 Nm of torque.
One can expect its prices to hover around the AED 150,000 to AED 300,000 for the AMG versions.
In the brand’s opinion, it’s the most pragmatic 7-seater compact SUV the brand has made. In the UAE, this model is likely to be of great significance as large-sized families can extract the maximum benefit out of its storage and seating configurations.
As a result, it gets a clever feature in the form of a variable load compartment to snugly tuck in the entire luggage one can throw at it.
Other features incorporated in its majestic cockpit are off-road driving modes, vehicle descent regulation, touchscreen infotainment system powered by MBUX, ambient lighting, navigation and Bluetooth tethering, wireless charging, digital vehicle key which unlocks the car using a smartphone, etc.
Two engine options are contemplated for this SUV- a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine able to make 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque, which comes paired with a 7-speed automatic gearbox. It is expected to be the mainstay of the range. However, for those continuously engaged in high-speed pursuits, a more potent 2.0-litre turbo engine bringing to life 224 hp and 350 Nm of torque married to an 8-speed automatic ratchet also exists.
The price of the Mercedes-Benz GLB can be expected to be between AED 150,000 and AED 175,000.
Replacing the now long desisting, GLK-Class of the yesteryear, the GLC is based on its sedan body style imbiber, the W205 C-Class, not just based on the platform but even with regards to similarities with respect to its façade and the interior appearance and orientation.
As a result, the GLC comes with a feature specs sheet identical to the C-Class such as smartphone linking, 360° camera, touchpad to access the menus, memory seats with ventilation, Head-up display, air suspension, anti-theft alarm among a whole host of goodies.
At the heart, is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with EQ boost that unleashes 197 hp and 320 Nm of torque mated to a 9-speed automatic gearbox. However, its major highlight is going to be the same engine specification but with 258 ponies and 370 Nm of torque making the car leap ahead to the magical figure in just 6.2 seconds. However, it is also available in its most ferocious state of tune in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC + which skyrockets to a different territory in 4 seconds flat utilising 503 hp and 700 Nm of torque.
One can expect its prices to be in the ambit of AED 220,000 to AED 450,000.
Referred to as an upgrade to the GLC, is the GLE SUV which is considerably larger in size than the above mentioned car and comes with a humongous roster of bells and whistles to brag about.
Some of these include navigation with artificial reality, voice command, touch-sensitive screens, advanced driver assistance gismos, LED lights, a new E-Active Body Control which strives to provide the comfiest ride and handling balance, etc.
The GLE adorns a bevy of 4 and 6-cylinder engines and even the V8 for utmost punch. The most popular engine is likely to be the 3.0-litre V6 engine with 4MATIC all-wheel drive functionality that provides oomph of upto 362 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. However, the burly but nimble, Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ ekes out a heart-thumping 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque.
The price of the Mercedes-Benz GLE can fluctuate between AED 275,000 and AED 550,000.
Both, the GLC and the GLE SUVs are also available in their respective coupe counterparts.
The flagship of the SUV range, the GLS is the longest Mercedes-Benz SUV and also the finest the brand has on offer. It also caters to the requirements of those hankering for a seven-seater SUV. It has a lot resting on its shoulders as it is popularly and deservingly referred to as the ‘S-Class of SUVs.’
Features such as a panoramic sunroof, MBUX multimedia system, an AIRMATIC package which adjusts the dampers for better body control and lissome ride, head-up display, rear entertainment screens, etc. make up for a unique equipment compendium to stack up against the competition and deliver highly to the finicky owners.
Its engine options revolve around a wide realm featuring a 3.0-litre 367 hp 500 Nm motor and a more eager and docile 4.7-litre turbo-petrol engine with EQ boost that serves up power in excess of 480 hp and a surreal 700 Nm of torque making trundling along even the most challenging sections of the road, a breeze. It is also available in a GLS 600 Maybach tune with an exhaustive list of interior trims and individual captain seats for the rear occupants to attain the zenith in luxury.
The price of this car has a prognost of AED 420,000 to AED 550,000. The price of its Maybach trim can vary depending on the customisation.
Known as ‘Gelandewagen’ in German or the ‘Jeep’ of Mercedes-Benz, the G-Class or the G-Wagen’s roots date back to as old as the company’s existence and has a heritage as illustrious as the brand itself. This ultimate off-road weapon from the brand can go where civilisation ends and promises to come back unfazed.
Its boxy looks and utilitarian persona shouldn’t trick one into believing that it would be sparse in terms of features as this car harangues leather seats, navigation, differential locking, touchpad, haptic feedback on the steering, push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, a huge net to safeguard the luggage in the boot and some upmarket finishes of veneer to let you know in case you forget, it has no less of the typical Mercedes-Benz DNA.
The standard spec car shoehorns a 4.0-litre turbo-V8 engine under the hood which produces 416 hp and 610 Nm of torque coupled to a 9-speed automatic transmission. However, the G-Class can also give some stiff fight to entry-level sports cars with its G63 AMG trim making 585 hp and a breath-taking 850 Nm of torque from the same engine.
This model’s prices can be expected to roam around AED 600,000 to AED 800,000.
Remember these names-Vito and Viano? Those models have now transformed into the V-Class. It is the brand’s MPV or ‘Van’ as some might allude to after ogling at the car. Available in several sizes depending on one’s personal and commercial needs, the V-Class is popular as airport taxis in Dubai and for those who want something which reeks luxury but prefer something unconventional as the car’s body style.
It comes bristling with utility features such as a ‘Table Package’ which neatly opens up a table where laptop can be placed or during inter-city excursions and nightly errands, food can be placed and had comfortably. This table can easily fold back to liberate ample space for the occupants. It also features luxurious seats, Burmester® sound system, ambient lighting, driving assistance features, traffic sign alerts, panoramic sunroof, Bunk Package for maximum cargo area, centre console with refrigerated area, electronic liftgate and 6,7 or 8-seater customisability.
The same 2.0-litre 211 hp, 350 Nm engine has been transplanted to this car by its regular siblings. These figures make up for decent acceleration times and top speed.
The MPV’s prices can be expected to commence from AED 190,000 and keep the graph increasing all the way till the AED 280,000 mark for the top-end trim.
Along with these cars, Mercedes-Benz has freshly introduced its electric SUV portfolio comprising the EQA, EQB, EQC and will soon launch the EQS SUV in the region. These cars bear certain design resemblances with their ICE counterparts but also feature certain nuances in their appearance such as the blue accents on the inside to telltale their EV characteristics.
On the whole, Mercedes-Benz has an extensive roster of cars ensuring there is a model for every requirement and is the best. To read more about these models, compare against their contemporaries or view the cars, log on to www.yallamotor.com.