Mercedes-Benz Car Model Comparison

In 1886, Karl Benz created the Benz Patent Motorwagon, the first petrol-powered car in the world, and the rest, as they say, is history. From those humble beginnings the huge, global, automotive force known as Mercedes-Benz emerged.

Today, Mercedes-Benz is a company with a broad appeal and a reputation for precise, reliable engineering that sees it sell huge amounts of units each year. Part of Mercedes-Benz's success is the large array of models that the company produces for each section of the market. Whether you need a rugged SUV like the G-Class, the luxury of the E-Class or the everyday versatility of the B-Class, there is a Mercedes-Benz model for you.

Mercedes-Benz model types

As an admired manufacture of no small repute, it should be unsurprising that Mercedes-Benz creates a vast selection of vehicles to suit the needs of pretty much any motorist or prospective buyer. In fact, you could go as far to say that the current list of Mercedes-Benz cars is nothing short of comprehensive, offering something for everybody and every niche in the market.

Here is how the current range looks by available model type:

  • Hatchback
  • Saloon
    Maybach S-Class
  • Estate
    CLA Shooting Brake
    CLS Shooting Brake
    E-Class All-Terrain
  • SUV
    GLC Coupé
    GLE Coupé
  • Coupé and Cabriolet
    CLA Coupé
    C-Class Coupé
    E-Class Coupé
    CLS Coupé
    S-Class Coupé
    C-Class Cabriolet
    E-Class Cabriolet
    S-Class Cabriolet
    AMG GT Coupé
    AMG GT R
  • Roadster
    AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz 4Matic is a name given to the four-wheel drive system that the Mercedes-Benz developed in-house for its vehicles. The 4Matic four-wheel drive system was developed to increase traction, particularly when driving over slippery surfaces, and is most often paired with an automatic transmission gearbox. The first generation of 4Matic was released in 1987, but newer versions use the ABS system to monitor the wheels and then partially apply brakes to a wheel when traction is lost.

Mercedes-Benz Kompressor supercharger

The Kompressor is a supercharger developed in-house by Mercedes-Benz and is used to increase the engine power of various cars across the range. The Kompressor can increase an engine's power by up to 46% and can be found on the below vehicles:

  • Mercedes-Benz W202
  • Mercedes-Benz W210
  • Mercedes-Benz W203
  • Mercedes-Benz W204 (2007-2010)
  • Mercedes-Benz R170
  • Mercedes-Benz R171
  • Mercedes-Benz C208
  • Mercedes-Benz C209
  • Mercedes-Benz W211
  • Mercedes-Benz W220 (S55 AMG)
  • Mercedes-Benz C215 (CL55 AMG)


A range of Mercedes-Benz models are available as an AMG variant. Originally an independent team of engineers, the AMG tuning house creates more high-powered, high-performance versions of the vehicles found in the typical Mercedes-Benz range. Often these cars use more carbon fibre and are characterised by a more aggressive body kit style, as well as boasting improved handling and engine power.

If you would like any further information about the range of Mercedes-Benz models for sale in the UK, or have any questions about engines and trim types, please contact your nearest Mercedes-Benz Retail Group dealership.