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Mercedes-Benz Benefits, Brand, and History

Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz brand with help from the experts at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomington. Explore all the latest models and their offerings, from their dynamic design and intelligent technology to their premium performance and first-class amenities. Plus, discover all of Mercedes-Benz’s impressive buying benefits, accolades, and history below! Buy with confidence knowing whatever model you choose, you’ll get unparalleled customer service and ownership perks with competitive pricing throughout your car ownership journey at Mercedes-Benz of Bloomington.

Mercedes-Benz Models

Shop Mercedes-Benz’s full lineup of impressive new Sedans including the affordable A-CLASS, nimble C-CLASS, elegant E-CLASS, and sophisticated S-CLASS. Or if you’re looking for a sporty and luxurious Coupe, Mercedes-Benz also offers the new CLA Coupe, C-CLASS Coupe, E-CLASS Coupe, CLS Coupe, and S-CLASS Coupe.

Unlock next-level power and versatility with Mercedes-Benz’s premium lineup of new SUVs & Wagons. Choose from the new G-CLASS SUV, GLA SUV, and GLB SUV to the new GLC SUV, GLE SUV, and GLS SUV. For an exciting and fun drive Convertible & Roadster, Mercedes-Benz offers the thrilling C-CLASS Cabriolet, E-CLASS Cabriolet, and S-CLASS Cabriolet. And for unparalleled handles and dynamic power, the new Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster and SL Roadster are also available.

Once you’ve found the perfect new Mercedes-Benz for your lifestyle and budget, browse our large selection of new and pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models. Should you have any questions for our product specialists, contact our Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Normal and Normal, IL, area online or by calling (309) 807-4933.

Mercedes-Benz Brand Buying Benefits

At Mercedes-Benz of Bloomington, we strive to provide you with a first-class experience from the day you buy your new Mercedes to each and every service. At our dealership, you’ll find our competitive Auto Financing Center, Mercedes-Benz Certified Service Center, and comprehensive Parts Center. We offer an impressive inventory of new, pre-owned, and Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Additional Mercedes-Benz brand buying benefits include:

  • Warranty: All new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are covered by our 48-months or 50,000 miles warranty.
  • Technology: “Mercedes me app” and “Mercedes me connect”, Mercedes-Benz User Experience, and Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding.
  • Performance: Mercedes-AMG®, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, track-ready handles and acceleration, and aerodynamic frame.
  • Designs: Elegant curves, LED lighting, premium materials, ergonomics interior, and elegant accents.
  • Safety Features: PRESAFE® system, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and more.

Mercedes-Benz History

Follow Mercedes-Benz throughout its impressive history of innovation and ingenuity.

  • 1886 – Carl Benz was awarded German patent #37435 for a three-wheeled, self-propelled vehicle with a rear-mounted single-cylinder engine.
  • 1901 – Mercedes 35hp featured the innovative honeycomb radiator
  • 1906 – The Electric-Powered Car was developed
  • 1910 – The first multi-valve engine was developed for the Benz Special Touring Car
  • 1921 – The supercharged engine helped increased the power of several Mercedes models
  • 1926 – Mercedes-Benz was founded by Karl Benz officially
  • 1931 – The first-ever fully independent suspension was developed
  • 1949 – The Conical-Pin Door Lock was introduced
  • 1958 – Mercedes-Benz implemented the first Crash Test Program
  • 1978 – Invention of ABS, modern automotive engineering still in use today
  • 1982 – Multi-Link Suspension was introduced on the compact 190-Class
  • 1985 – 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive debuts with two electronic traction systems for rear-wheel drive cars
  • 1997 – The beginning of the SmartKey that helped revolutionize anti-theft technology
  • 2002 – The groundbreaking system, PRESAFE® was released that helped detect an accident before it happens
  • 2010 – Attention Assist launched with over 70 parameters in the first few minutes of a drive
  • 2016 – Car-to-X Communication launched, helping share critical information with other vehicles to warn of potential danger

Mercedes-Benz Premium Performance

Explore all the latest Mercedes performance offerings, like the new Mercedes A-Class sedan that produces 188 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque or the Mercedes E-Class coupe equipped with a 255-hp turbo E 350 engine. As for all-terrain power, the new Mercedes GLC SUV features a 255 horsepower 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with 273 lb-ft of torque from just 1,800 rpm. For track-ready performance, Mercedes-AMG® models are backed by sporting heritage and feature assertive style, and the promise of pure exhilaration. These dynamic and exhilarating ride features:

  • AMG® Sport Exhaust System or AMG® Performance Exhaust System
  • Handcrafted 2.0-liter Inline-4 Turbo (M133), Handcrafted 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo (M177), Handcrafted 4.0-liter V8 Biturbo (M178), and more engine options
  • AMG® High-Performance Braking System, AMG® High-Performance Composite Braking System, or
  • AMG® High-Performance Ceramic Composite Braking System
  • Mercedes-AMG® Sport Suspension, AMG® RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension, or AMG® Sport Suspension based on AIRMATIC®

Mercedes-Benz Dynamic Design

Every new Mercedes boasts unmistakable looks and first-class amenities. Choose the model and design that best fits your needs. If it’s space you’re after, the new Mercedes GLA, GLB, GLC, or GLE SUV may be right for you. For a sleeker and sportier ride, the new Mercedes A 220 Sedan, C 300 Sedan, E 350 Sedan, or S 500 4MATIC® Sedan offer efficient power and an elegant interior. Mercedes AMG® models are also available with exclusive accents, wheels, and materials. Additional Mercedes dynamic design highlights include:

  • Available multi-contour front seats with massage and ENERGIZING kinetics for front seats
  • Standard power front seats with memory, available Heated front seats, and available ventilated front seats
  • A-Class features bold LED headlamps, standard 18-inch wheels, a panorama roof, and available AMG® body styling
  • GLC SUV that features standard heated front seats, KEYLESS GO®, and available 64-color LED ambient lighting/illuminated front door sills
  • Maybach offers two-tone paintwork, All-LED exterior lighting, All-LED interior lighting, and features a chrome rib grille

Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Technology

Experience next-level connectivity and unparalleled peace of mind inside every new Mercedes model. Enhance your daily commute with Mercedes’s refined cabin equipped with an array of intuitive tech. Explore the new immersive Dual 12.3-inch displays and updated Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment system found in the new Mercedes E-Class. Or the GLC SUV is equipped with a new high-resolution multifunction display, a 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia display with an optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display. Additional intelligent technology offered in new Mercedes models include:

  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX), Five USB-C ports, Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding, and more
  • Safety features include standard Active Brake Assist, Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call service, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and optional Dashcam
  • A 3D enhancement of the digital instrument cluster can display numerous functions with 3-dimensional and shading effects
  • Available 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen central multimedia display in some models

Mercedes-Benz Model Comparisons

2021 AMG® C 43 Sedan vs. 2021 AMG® E 53 Sedan

2021 AMG® C 43 Sedan
Starting Price: $56,500
Engine: AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg hwy
Power: 385 hp
Cargo Capacity: 12.6 cu-ft

2021 AMG® E 53 Sedan
Starting Price: $73,900
Engine: AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost
Fuel Economy: 29 mpg hwy
Power: 429 hp
Cargo Capacity: 13.1 cu-ft

Find the perfect Mercedes-Benz sedan for your lifestyle demands and style preferences. Choose between two sleek and sophisticated sedan options, the new 2021 AMG® C 43 Sedan or the 2021 AMG® E 53 Sedan. Each comes loaded with top-notch performance offerings, premium amenities, and intelligent technology. The main difference between these two models is their price point which reflects the 2021 AMG® E 53 Sedan’s longer and more elegant body, superior AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost engine, and a few additional exclusive amenities.

2021 GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV vs. 2021 GLB 250 4MATIC® SUV

2021 GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV
Starting Price: $38,230
Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
Passenger capacity: 5
Power: 221 hp
Cargo Capacity: 50.5 cu-ft
2021 GLB 250 4MATIC® SUV
Starting Price: $40,050
Engine: 2.0L inline-4 turbo
Passenger capacity: 5 (7 optional)
Power: 221 hp
Cargo Capacity: 22.0- 62.0 cu-ft

Unmask the difference between the new 2021 GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV and the new 2021 GLB 250 4MATIC® SUV. Learn more about these two impressive Mercedes-Benz SUVs, find out which one is best suited to enhance your daily commute or next adventure. The main difference found between these two is the number of available seats and cargo room available. The new 2021 GLB 250 4MATIC® SUV offers more premium overall space than the more nimble and sporty 2021 GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV.

2021 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®+ SUV vs. 2021 AMG® GLS 63 SUV

2021 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®+ SUV
Starting Price: $72,350
Engine: AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost
Passenger capacity: 5 (7 optional)
Power: 429 hp
Cargo Capacity: 33.3-74.9 cu-ft
2021 AMG® GLS 63 SUV
Starting Price: $132,100
Engine: 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost
Passenger capacity: 7 (6 optional)
Power: 603 hp
Cargo Capacity: 17.4-84.7 cu-ft

The new 2021 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®+ SUV and 2021 AMG® GLS 63 SUV may appear similar, but under the hood and inside the two offer a variety of different features. So whether you’re looking for premium space or unparalleled power, Mercedes-Benz is sure to offer the perfect SUV to exceed all your expectations. The new 2021 AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®+ SUV comes in at just $72,350 compared to the new 2021 AMG® GLS 63 SUV’s $132,100 price tag. They also feature two different engines, an AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo with EQ Boost and a 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost. So if it’s unbridled power you’re after, the new AMG® GLS 63 SUV is a no-brainer, producing an insane 603 hp compared to the AMG® GLE 53 4MATIC®+ SUV which offers an impressive 429 hp.

Mercedes-Benz FAQs

Mercedes-Benz was founded in 1926 by Karl Benz.

Mercedes-Benz has offices in 93 locations worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz’s corporate headquarters are located in Stuttgart, Germany.

Mercedes-Benz’s crumple zone was introduced in 1959.

Mercedes-Benz’s first airbag was introduced to the world in 1980.

Mercedes-Benz introduced PRE-SAFE® braking in 2002.

All-new Mercedes-Benz vehicles are covered by our 48-months or 50,000 miles warranty.

New Mercedes models offer “Mercedes me app” and “Mercedes me connect”, Mercedes-Benz User Experience, and Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding.

Mercedes offers their track-ready Mercedes-AMG lineup, 4MATIC all-wheel drive, track-ready handles and acceleration, and aerodynamic frame.

New Mercedes-Benz models feature PRE-SAFE® system, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, and more.

Mercedes-Benz of Bloomington is located at: 1430 Fort Jesse Rd • Normal, IL 61761
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