In 2017, Miele discontinued all models within the Classic C1 and Compact C2 canister series’ and introduced three new models in their place. Below is a list of the changes:
Classic C1 Canisters –
- All Discontinued:
Miele Capri , Miele Delphi, Miele Olympus, Miele Titan
Compact C2 Canisters –
- All Discontinued:
Miele Onyx, Miele Quartz, Miele Topaz, Miele Limited Edition Compact C2
- New Models Introduced: Compact C1 Pure Suction, Compact C1 Turbo Team, Compact C2 Electro+
Complete C3 Canisters –
- Miele Alize, Miele Calima, Miele Cat & Dog, Miele Kona, Miele Marin, Miele Brilliant, Miele SoftCarpet
Dynamic U1 Uprights –
- Miele Cat & Dog Upright, Miele Jazz, Miele Maverick
Keep reading to compare the similarities and differences between these models.
Volkswagen isn’t the only famous German export to make a name in the U.S.
Miele vacuum cleaners have established a reputation for smart engineering, quality components, and long-lasting durability in America and beyond. It’s no surprise, then, that Miele offers a specific line of cleaners to the U.S. that differ from their European counterparts in a handful of ways. Designed specifically to meet American needs (such as larger homes, multi-level homes, and more carpeting) and built to trade specifications, Miele’s American series & models are outlined below.
Classic C1 Series – Formerly the S2 Series
Known as Miele’s “Starter Series,” the Classic C1 models are less expensive and offer basic features and accessories. Most notably, the Classic C1s are larger, heavier, and louder than the more advanced models and will not include foot controls, silence insulation, or automatic settings.
The models featuring electric wands and floor tools are the Delphi Classic C1 and the Titan Classic C1. These are recommended for homes with any carpeting. The Olympus Classic C1 and Capri Classic C1 are best for homes with hard flooring and minimal, low-pile area rugs.
American Classic C1 models have been discontinued as of April, 2017:
- Olympus Classic C1
- Capri Classic C1
- Delphi Classic C1
- Titan Classic C1
Compact C2 Series – Formerly the S6 Series
The Miele Compact C2 models are a perfect fit for owners looking for the most important Miele features without breaking the bank. While these models will not have the “bells and whistles” of the Complete C3 series, they do offer key benefits like the patented Sealed System, lightweight construction, and small, compact builds.
AMERICAN Compact C2 MODELS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE US:
- Quartz Compact C2
- Onyx Compact C2
- Topaz Compact C2
- Pure Suction Compact C1
- Turbo Team Compact C1
- Electro+ Compact C2
Complete C3 SERIES – FORMERLY THE S8 SERIES
The most advanced canister models are found in the Miele Complete C3 series. The Complete C3 models will feature unique and innovative benefits like a new parking system, LED lighting, automatic settings that regulate suction based on flooring, the highest quality accessories & floor tools, and multi-level HEPA filtration.
The Alize and Calima are designed for hard flooring, while the Kona, Marin, and Brilliant are intended for homes with carpeting. The Cat & Dog is specifically for pet owners and includes special attachments to vacuum fur and dander.
AMERICAN Complete C3 MODELS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE US:
- Alize Complete C3
- Calima Complete C3
- Kona Complete C3
- Marin Complete C3
- Cat & Dog Complete C3
- Brilliant Complete C3
Dynamic U1 Upright SERIES – FORMERLY THE S7 SERIES
Miele also offers upright models for sale in the US. The Dynamic U1 Upright series are designed specifically for homes with majority carpeting. These models offer similar features to the canister Mieles such as included attachments (dusting brush, crevice tool, & upholstery nozzle), automatic carpet height adjustment, and 360 degree front castor wheels.
AMERICAN Dynamic U1 MODELS AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THE US:
Ordering A Miele
As Miele vacuums are not readily available in US storefronts, the easiest method of purchasing a Miele is via an American online retailer. To find the best Miele for your home and to purchase, VISIT HERE.
To speak with a Miele specialist or order yours over the phone, call 1-800-221-8227.