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A few years ago, we thought the Mercedes-Benz lineup had been stretched to its limits, and even the company’s executives told us that there was no compelling reason to expand beyond the 15-or-so body styles offered at the time. Well, that was then. The intervening time has seen the brand introduce even more vehicles, and Mercedes-Benz brand chief Ola Källenius has confirmed to us that eight models will be spun from Daimler’s next-generation front-wheel-drive platform alone. Right now, the current FWD architecture is used under five vehicles, three of which are offered in the U.S.: the CLA-, the GLA-, and the B-class. Offered in other markets are the CLA-class Shooting Brake and the A-class hatchback.

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Mercedes Soon Will Offer Eight Front-Drive Models

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