Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has updated the prices of its Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG models that are currently on sale, in line with the implementation of the sales and service tax (SST) on September 1. The 10% sales tax takes over from the 6% goods and services tax (GST), which was first zero-rated in June and subsequently abolished.

The revision sees a price hike for a number of models, from as low as RM1,000 for the GLC 200 to RM33,000 for the AMG E 63 S 4Matic+. In all, 19 models see a price increase as a result of SST being brought into play.

There are price reductions for some models, six in total. The AMG GLC 43 4Matic is now RM3,000 cheaper than when GST was in place, and the locally-assembled W213 E-Class range – consisting of the E 200 Avantgarde, E 250 Avantgarde and E 250 Exclusive Line – have also seen a price drop, though in the case of the two E 250 variants, one has seen a bigger reduction than the other.

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At launch, the E 250 Exclusive was more expensive than the E 250 Avantgarde, but it received a RM5,000 price drop in May as a result of a change in specification, bringing it to the same price point as the Avantgarde with zero-rated GST. With SST in place, the Avantgarde is now RM8,000 cheaper.

A number of new models were introduced during the tax-free holiday period, including the Maybach S 560, AMG S 63 Coupe, S 560 Cabriolet, CLS 450, AMG GT C and E 300 AMG Line, and so there’s no previous GST-based price to compare them with. The CLA 200 and GLA 200 Night Edition variants are also new introductions.

Elsewhere, the company said pricing of both E 300 AMG Line and S 450 L AMG Line models will be released separately, and the W205 C-Class and its AMG variants isn’t in this SST price list because there are no more units of the pre-facelift, and the facelift is only due here sometime in Q4. Likewise the A-Class, with W176 stocks all currently sold out – the all-new W177 A-Class is coming, and is now slated to make its local debut ahead of the C-Class’ arrival.

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