Mercedes-Benz offers around 50 models of vehicles as of 2015, including the C-, E- and S-class sedans and coupes, the SL- and SLK-class convertibles and the G-, GL- and GLK-class SUVs and crossovers. New in 2015 for the 2016 model year is the AMG GT Coupe.
Mercedes-Benz's most popular and recognizable models are the C-, E- and S-class sedans and coupes, which correspond to compact, mid-size and full-size cars respectively. These cars are available with multiple engine configurations indicated by the numeric code after the class letter, such as C250 or E450. AMG models of these cars indicate vehicles fitted with high-performance engines and other performance modifications by the AMG group affiliated with Mercedes-Benz.
The K in GLK- and SLK-class models stands for the German word Kompaktklasse, indicating that these are the smaller versions of Mercedes-Benz's full-size GL and SL SUVs and convertibles. The GL is itself a luxury derivative of the G-class Gelandewagen, as GL stands for Gelandewagen Luxus. GLK-class models are akin to the crossover vehicles of other manufacturers, riding on the C-class sedan platform rather than a larger truck-like platform like the GL-series and G-series.
The new AMG GT Coupe replaces the older SLS coupe in the Mercedes-Benz line. It is powered by a 4-liter turbocharged V8 that produces a peak 503 horsepower. It comes standard with an automated manual transmission and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.