Mercedes-Benz present the new 245-series B-Class and the facelifted 209-series CLK at the Geneva Motor Show. Other new products include the SLK 280 and seven C-Class (203 series) and E-Class (211 series) models fitted with the M 272 and OM 642 V6 petrol and diesel engines. A demonstration model of the new B-Class F-Cell fuel cell car gives a preview of the next generation of passenger cars featuring the forward-looking fuel cell technology. The new M-Class from the W 164 series has its European premiere. The Maybach brand presents the newly developed 57 S, a more powerful model for the ambitious self-driver. The uprated V12 biturbo engine from the 285 series delivers 450 kW / 612 hp and 1000 Nm.