New nomenclature for Mercedes diesel portfolio in India – Report


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The same naming scheme is followed by BMW as well.

Mercedes-Benz has revised the naming nomenclature for its diesel cars in India, reports Overdrive. This follows the new naming nomenclature to consolidate its growing portfolio.

Mercedes-Benz new Nomenclature for diesel cars India
Mercedes-Benz diesel cars can now be recognized by a ‘d’ suffix following the badge.

Apart from the core models, like the A-, B-, C-, E- and S-Class, almost all other vehicles received a change of name. This move was made to accommodate future cars that will be derived from existing platforms, and to simplify the naming process. Models with new names include the GLE-, GLC- and GLS-Class, which will soon be introduced in India.

The diesel cars were still going with the old CDI lettering. Looks like this is now changing and the process has started at the very top with the S-Class luxury sedan. The diesel variants are now identified with a simple ‘d’ suffix that follows the badging.

2015 Mercedes C Class Diesel CDI badge
Mercedes diesel cars will drop the CDI badging for a simple “d”.

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Call it coincidence, but the same pattern is also being followed by Mercedes’ scorn rival, BMW. A Mercedes-Benz official also confirmed to the website that all its future diesel cars will follow this nomenclature.

2015 Mercedes S350 CDI – Image Gallery

[Source: Overdrive]

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