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Mercedes-Benz MBZ Acronym List and Abbreviations

Mercedes-Benz MBZ Acronym List and Abbreviations

Here is a list of Mercedes-Benz MBZ acronyms List and Abbreviations. Use the search function to look up any abbreviations or codes.

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What do Mercedes-Benz car model names mean?

Wondering what the model names mean for the E-Class, SLK-Class, S-Class, C-Class, G-Class, CLS-Class, ML-Class, etc.?  Here is a description of the different classes. What does D, 4MATIC, CDI, or K stand for on a Mercedes-Benz badge? Here you will find those answers. 

  • “C” is a coupe or cabriolet body style.
  • “D” the vehicle is equipped with a diesel engine.
  • “E”(for “Einspritzung“) is assigned to gasoline/petrol models. Einspritzung = Injection
  • “G” symbolizes the “Geländewagen” off-road vehicle.
  • “K” for (“Kompressor“), turbo equipped engine. 
  • “L” indicates “Leicht” (lightweight) for sporting models.
  • Lang” (long-wheelbase) for sedan models.
  • “R” for “Rennen” (racing), used for racing cars. 
  • “S” for Sonderklasse “Special class” for flagship luxury models.
  • “T” for “Touring” and an estate or station wagon body style.
  • 4MATIC” means the vehicle has all-wheel drive.
  • BlueTEC” symbolizes a diesel engine with selective catalytic reduction exhaust after treatment.
  • BlueEFFICIENCY” special fuel economy features such as direct injection, start-stop system, aerodynamic modifications, etc. 
  • CGI” (Charged Gasoline Injection) indicates gasoline direct injection.
  • CDI” (Common-rail Direct Injection) indicates a common-rail diesel engine. 
  • Hybrid” indicates a gasoline- or diesel-electric hybrid. 
  • NGT” means a natural gas-fueled engine. 
  • Kompressor” symbolizes a supercharged engine.
  • Turbo” designates a turbocharged engine.  Used on Mercedes-Benz models such as A-Class, B-Class, E – Class, and GLK-Class.

Mercedes-Benz Models

A-Class   – Hatchback

B-Class   – Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

C-Class   – Saloon, Estate & Coupé

CL-Class – Luxury Coupé

CLA-Class – 4 Door Coupé

CLS-Class – 4 Door Coupé and Estate

E-Class – Saloon, Estate, Coupé and Cabriolet

G-Class – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

GL-Class   – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

GLA-Class – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

GLK-Class  – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

M-Class – Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)

R-Class – Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

S-Class   – Luxury Sedan

SL-Class – Roadster

SLK-Class  – Roadster

SLS AMG  – Coupé and Roadster.

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