Mercedes-Benz Cars for Sale in Ghana
Mercedes-Benz is a German luxury automobile brand that was established in 1926 by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. The brand along with Audi AG and BMW is the part of German Big Three automakers. The company manufactures a wide variety of vehicles ranging from passenger cars, light commercial vehicles to heavy-duty trucks. In addition, the automaker also presents high performance sports cars under the Mercedes-AMG badge - a majorly owned subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz. Maybach had also been a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz until 2013. You can easily find Mercedes-Benz cars for sale in Ghana, as the manufacturer is officially distributing its vehicles across the country.
Innovations and Technologies from Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz has produced full line of gasoline, diesel and CNG engines, which were used not only in its vehicles, but also supplied to other automakers like McLaren and Chrysler. Currently, the automaker is producing a series (M271, M266, M270 and M274 ) of inline-four-cylinder engines including non-turbo, turbocharged and supercharged. Besides these engines, the four-cylinder diesel engine series that is currently in use include OM646, OM640 and OM651.
In 2010, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new 3.5 liter V6 petrol engine - M276, which shares basic architecture with the Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine. This is the only V6 petrol engine currently in production, and has been used in different models including M-Class and S-Class. Moreover, its V8 line includes four gasoline engines namely M278, M157, M159 and M178.
Mercedes also manufactures high performance V12 twin-turbo engines that were used by sports cars like Pagani Huayra, S65 AMG, SL65 AMG and CL65 AMG.
Popular Mercedes-Benz Models in Ghana
Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz is offering its complete product line for sale in the Ghanaian markets. The available vehicle types include hatchback, sedan, station wagon, coupe, crossover, SUV and commercial vans and trucks. Described below are some of the most prevalent Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Ghana.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class – The C-Class is a compact car offered by the manufacturer in sedan, coupe and station wagon body variants. Mercedes-Benz started selling the fourth generation of this vehicle in 2014. It is available in different trim levels including C180, C200, C220, C230, C240, C300 and C320.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class – The E-Class is a midsize luxury car that first debuted in 1996, while its fourth generation was launched in 2009. Just like the C-Class, it is also available in sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible body configurations. The different trim levels accessible in Ghana are E200, E240, E280, E320, E350 and E500.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class – The S-Class is the flagship and most expensive sedan in the Mercedes lineup. It is a full-size luxury car that was launched in 1954. The sixth generation of this vehicle came out in 2013, which is available for the Ghanaian customers in only saloon version.
Mercedes-Benz M-Class – The M-Class is a midsize luxury SUV that was added to the lineup in 1997. Currently in its third generation, the M-Class is available in 3 trim levels i.e. ML320, ML340 and ML500.
Other Mercedes-Benz models that can also be found on our streets are the GL-Class, ML-Class and for commercial use the Sprinter.
Availability of Mercedes-Benz Cars in Ghana
Mercedes-Benz signed a contract with Silver Star Auto Limited (SSAL) in 1996 to sell its vehicles in Ghana. At the present time, the automaker is tendering its full product line in the country. Moreover, the SSAL is also extending after sales and technical services for Mercedes-Benz customers in Ghana. But interested customers can find Mercedes-Benz vehicles for sale in other areas and cities in Ghana such as;
Mercedes-Benz in Motorsport
Mercedes-Benz has been involved in numerous motorsport activities including sports car racing and rallying. At the moment, Mercedes is an active participant of the Formula Three, Formula One, V8 Supercars Australia and DTM. In alliance with different racing teams, it won the French Gran Prix in 1914, 24 Hours Le Mans in 1952 and Indianapolis in 1994.