Once again the motor show in the French capital of Paris provides the venue for important model premieres by Mercedes-Benz. Centre stage is taken by an exciting two-door coupé which offers young drivers a particularly attractive entry into the sporting world of the Mercedes-Benz brand: the new sports coupé in the C-class. Another debut is being celebrated by the G-class for model year 2001, whose updated interior design and technical innovations offer even more driving comfort. In future this robust off-roader will also be equipped with the new Mercedes-Benz V8 diesel power unit, the world's most powerful car diesel engine.