Following a global sales increase of 17 percent in May, beating Audi's 15 percent growth and 11 percent for BMW, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will launch 16 new or upgraded models by 2011.
On the schedule of new models is the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive, the B-Class F-Cell and the A-Class E-Cell. Mercedes will also launch new 'BlueDIRECT' turbocharged V6 and V8 engines, featuring direct injection and offering a 24 percent improvement in fuel consumption.
Select models will also be offered with a stop-start system for even great efficiency.
Mercedes-Benz has also launched a new advertising campaign, dubbed "The Best or Nothing." A new version of the famous three-pointed star is also expected to appear over the next year.