Mercedes has been back for quite a decade and produces some of its best models of all time. These are the top 10!
Mercedes Benz is a kind of company that doesn’t even have to boast of the fact that it traces its roots back to the very first car ever made (the Benz Motorwagen patent); The immense market share and consumer image speak for themselves. At one point or another, you have certainly heard that the name of this brand is used as a synonym for luxury and high status. From motorsport to transport to industrial vehicles, Mercedes is strongly represented in almost all areas of the automotive industry. However, as the company continues to improve its formula for success, some of the best Mercedes models have been launched over the past 10 years. So we’re going to count them down today. These are the best Mercedes-Benz cars of the last decade.
10/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The 2010s was a great decade for the super luxury sedan from Mercedes. Not only did it get a stylish coupé variant, but it now also offers a hybrid option. For the past ten years, the S-Class has been undisputed in its segment in terms of luxury, performance and equipment.
In fact, the starting price of $ 91,000 on all options can easily go up to over $ 250,000, which is directly in competition Top limousines like the Bentley Flying Spur or the Rolls-Royce Phantom. The S-Class is not only one of the most comfortable cars in the world, but also offers up to 621 hp under the bonnet thanks to an eager V12. Currently, it outperforms both BMW, Audi and Porsche in terms of what it offers for the price.
9/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
The AMG SLS has been described as the spiritual successor to the legendary 300SL gullwing from the 1950s and was proof that the 2010s will be a huge decade for Mercedes-Benz. The SLS immediately became a dream car for any auto enthusiast, with the recognizable gull-wing door design and up to 622 horses of raw power from the 6.2L V8.
But that is not all. In 2013, the model received its limited electric version, which, with a total output of 740 hp, became the most powerful series production from Mercedes. Unfortunately, the public wasn’t prepared for this monster and the model was discontinued in 2015 to give us the next car on this list. However, a true successor strong enough to replace the SLS has yet to be announced.
8th/ 10 – Mercedes-AMG GT
In 2015 Mercedes-Benz blessed the automotive community with another completely original and brilliant model in its product range – the GT supercar. With a low-profile design inspired by the brand’s earliest sports models, the GT is sure to be one of the most beautiful cars of the decade.
Its signature feature – the massive elongated bonnet – is there to nestle a remarkable V8 that sends a rush of up to 577 horsepower to the rear wheels. It does a 0-60 in just 3.5 seconds and doesn’t stop accelerating until it hits nearly 200 mph.
7th/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The G-class definitely does not need to be introduced, as the model has become a symbol of luxury as one of the most popular and sought-after off-roaders of the 20th century. It features one of the most iconic box-shaped designs of all time, but no one can deny its aesthetic appeal. This unique design and image makes the G-Class a segment of its own, offering both top-class luxury and one of the best off-road performance of all modern luxury SUVs.
Of course, in the 2010s the G-Class switched to a fully digitized interior with a massive 12.3-inch infotainment panel and numerous driver assistance and convenience functions. And for the 2019 model year, the G-Series retains its recipe for success – a luxurious interior and a monstrous range of engines that start at 416 hp and develop up to 577 hp.
6th/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz GLC class
Of all the models in Mercedes’ new GL range, the GLC is definitely the best for the price. Right now, one of the highest-ranking compact SUVs on the market is the GLC often stands above luxury competitors like the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5. The secret of GLC’s success is the fact that it has managed to maintain the brand’s brand superiority in terms of build quality and features while lowering the price among many of its competitors.
Based on the old GLK, the GLC was given a 120 mm longer wheelbase with more shoulder room and a neatly cut interior. Under the hood there are between 241 and 503 turbocharged horses. The model was introduced in 2015 when Mercedes-Benz diversified its SUV portfolio to better meet the needs of certain consumers. And we’re glad they did.
5/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz EQC
At the beginning of this year, Mercedes made its debut in the EV market with the brand new EQ range. The EQC is an all-electric SUV powered by an 80 kWh lithium-ion battery connected to two electric motors with an output of 402 hp – more than enough to support the weight of the 5,350-pound luxury SUV.
In fact, it’ll jump to 60 in just 5.1 seconds. In terms of platform and purpose, the EQC is based on the existing GLC model, but as an electric model it marks a significant step for Mercedes into the new era of the automotive industry. Not only is it one of the first in its segment, but it also has the advantage of relying solely on electrical power to get its performance while maintaining the comfort and luxury of high-end Mercedes vehicles for only about 67,000 US dollars guaranteed.
4th/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
In 2012 Mercedes-Benz presented the sixth and latest generation of its luxury sports convertible with the SL-Class brand. The new SL was fitted with a brand new aluminum frame that drastically reduced the weight of the car, coupled with a new range of powerful petrol engines.
This attractive roadster has up to 6 liters of engine under its large bonnet and emits an insane dose of 630 hp. This SL AMG was Mercedes’ answer to high-performance roadsters like the Lamborghini Aventador. However, once you get in, you’ll find that a high-quality leather interior with wood accents and top-notch comfort features that we’re all used to, Mercedes and the latest model start at just under $ 90,000.
3/ 10 – Mercedes-AMG C 63 S.
The C-Class sedan does an excellent job on the market and competes with the Audi A4 and Genesis G70 for the top spot in the luxury compact sedan segment. However, it is the special C 63 AMG Coupé variant that we would like to pay particular attention to.
The model hit showrooms in 2015 and featured a 4.0L V8 with options between 469 and 503 hp. The latter sprints to 60 in less than 4 seconds and has a top speed of at least 180 mph. With countless driver assistance functions, LED lighting and an optional 12.3-inch infotainment display, we cannot imagine a more attractive entry-level sports car.
2/ 10 – Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan
Last year Mercedes-Benz decided to offer the already appealing luxury subcompact A-Class in a brand new sedan version. The A-Class sedan, which hits the US market for the first time this year, seems like an excellent move by Mercedes. You see, while the A-Class sedan is still competing in the same segment, it now offers an impressive 15.1 cubic feet of storage space in the rear, as well as more space in the front and rear seats.
The 188 hp 2.0 liter engine is standard on all fairings. Despite its size on paper, it consistently impresses with the way it carries the car around. It’s a beautifully designed and conceptualized car that appeals to anyone looking for both sportiness and practicality. And apart from the BMW 2 Series, the competitors have no real answer to that.
1/ 10 – Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S.
There is the Mercedes-Benz AMG GTAnd then there is a luxury sedan with the performance of a supercar. The AMG GT 63 S is one of the few fastest four-door vehicles in the world. It’s a remarkable achievement by Mercedes that tests the limits of how far a luxury sedan can go.
Inside the 63 S is a twin-turbo V8 with 630 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque that can get the car to 60 in just 3.1 seconds. The new for 2019 GT 63 S has advanced technology features such as drift mode, which turns this AWD sedan into an RWD on command.