Mercedes is in the midst of a major product expansion, so the company has reportedly decided to revamp their nomenclature to help distinguish their upcoming models.

Mercedes is in the midst of a major product expansion, so the company has reportedly decided to revamp their nomenclature to help distinguish their upcoming models.

According to Automobile Magazine, Mercedes will keep the iconic C, E and S-Class names for their mainstream sedans. We can also expect the SL, SLK, and SLS AMG to keep their current nomenclature. Furthermore, the ‘baby SLS' could revive the SLR nameplate.

In the future, coupes and convertibles are slated to begin with the CL prefix. This means the company's entry-level four-door coupe - which will be previewed by the Concept Style Coupe - will adopt the CLA name because it is a ‘coupe' that is based on the A-Class. Likewise, the CLC name will be used on the next-generation C-Class coupe and convertible.  Additionally, the E-Class coupe and convertible should adopt the CLE nomenclature. While the next-generation CL would logically become the CLS, it will reportedly be called the SLC to ensure the current CLS doesn't have to be renamed.

On the crossover side, the models are expected to adopt names derived from the G-Class. This gets a little tricky since there are so many models that aren't based off car platforms but the A-Class crossover could be called the GLA while the GLK becomes the GLC.

If everything pans out, the new naming strategy will take some getting used too but here's to hoping it will eventually make sense.

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