Mercedes-Benz ended 2017 as the most successful premium carmaker after shifting 2,289,344 vehicles worldwide, followed closely by rivals BMW and Audi. While its mass-market models – limousines, SUVs and compact cars all made significant growth in their respective segments, Mercedes-Benz’s dream cars and AMG performance models also witness a record-breaking year.
There are currently 12 dream cars bearing the three-pointed star badge made up of coupes, cabriolets and roadsters. In 2017, the brand delivered nearly 170,000 new dream cars to customers, surpassing previous-year sales by 22.4 percent. Among the 12 cars, the C-Class coupe and cabriolet proved to be the crowd favourite. The dream car range will be further bolstered in 2018 with the recently unveiled CLS Coupe, S-Class coupe and cabriolet.
Last year was AMG’s 50th anniversary and what better way to celebrate the auspicious event than achieving its first-ever six-digit unit sales in history. Mercedes-AMG delivered a grand total of 131,970 AMG models to customers worldwide, a growth of 33 percent compared to the previous year. As a comparison, BMW M Division only sold 80,795 units of M cars in the same calendar year.
Closer to home, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has introduced a wide range of dream cars to the local market since 2016 spanning from the C-Class Cabriolet to the new E-Class Coupe. Should you prefer a shouty high-performance Benz to go in your stable, MBM has got you covered from the entry-level A 45 4MATIC to the Beast of the Green Hell that is the AMG GT R.
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Dream Car Drive