Sunday, December 8, 2013

2013 LA Auto Show Video: Mercedes-Benz Heiko Schmidt

Heiko Schmidt is department manager for compact cars for Mercedes-Benz USA responsible for strategic and operational planning functions for vehicles including the CLA which just launched, the B-Class Electric Drive launching early 2014 and the GLA will arrive in U.S. showrooms in Fall of 2014 and compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3. Schmidt also manages smart.

Schmidt discusses the all-new 2015 GLA-Class, powered by a 208 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, which made its world premiere in Frankfurt in September and its North American debut in Los Angeles in November.