The global semiconductor shortage hurt Mercedes Benz in 2021, and it lost its crown as the global premium automobile brand (based on sales figures) to BMW, its arch-rival. However, this by no means implies that the German powerhouse is down and out. The company still managed to deliver an impressive 2.4 million vehicles in 2021, with Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-AMG, and G-Class brands all achieving new sales records.
Here, we cover the pricing of all Mercedes Benz vehicles (excluding vans). However, this being a performance automobile website, the focus is on its Mercedes-AMG division, the fabled unit built on the well-known 'One Man, One Engine' philosophy. It's not quite the story anymore for Mercedes-AMG; the volumes no longer justify hand-building every engine unit, and only the top-spec AMG cars get this treatment.
However, wearing that AMG badge is still pretty special as it represents the peak of the carmaker's engineering excellence and performance quality. It is a belief shared by customers. In 2021, 145,979 Mercedes-AMG models were delivered, an increase of 16.7% over the previous year and a new sales record.
For 2022, there is an expansive AMG lineup in the United States that includes coupes, convertibles, sedans, wagons and SUVs. All-electric and hybrid powertrains have not been left out here. They form part of the carmaker's strategic thrust into the future, with brand new models set to debut in 2022. The carmaker is undoubtedly well-positioned to take on rivals in the performance vehicle segment.