Mercedes-Benz presents the "Vision GLK BLUETEC HYBRID" with environment-friendly diesel-hybrid drive at the Geneva Motor Show. The upgraded models of the CLS-Class (C 219 series) and, with distinctly modified styling, the SL-Class (R 230 series) also celebrate their premiere. Also making its debut is the particularly dynamic Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG variant, which is exclusively equipped with the innovative AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission. This unit uses a wet multiplate start-up clutch in place of a conventional torque converter. In conjunction with the throttle blipping function and RACE START mode, it enables a very dynamic driving experience. In the CL 500 4 MATIC Mercedes-Benz presents a first all-wheel-drive coupé. In the C-Class (204 series), particularly fuel-efficient variants of the C 180 KOMPRESSOR, the C 200 CDI and the new C 350 CGI with spray-guided petrol direct injection make their debut under the label "BlueEFFICIENCY".