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Upcoming Nissan Zed to Employ Mercedes-Benz Powertrains

I know being hardcore Mercedes-Benz fans, we hardly discuss other brands. But Nissan’s Z Series cars are a highly acclaimed car with its history and charm spanning across generations. Considering this, the news of collaboration between the Japanese conglomerate and the German Giant is sure to entice automotive industry. Nissan is gearing up to bring in a drastic shake-up in its next-gen Z-series lineup. According to the sources, the company could go for new engines including a diesel and a four-cylinder hybrid engine. What is more tempting is that these engines will be sourced from Daimler since the two recently entered into a tie-up. According to the deal, Renault-Nissan will… Continue Reading »

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Piech Ripper: Mercedes-Benz throws Response Volley at Volkswagen

To those ignorant about the recent developments in the automotive industry, the video associated with this post may seem very funny. To them it’s just a new funny commercial mocking the Grim Reaper’s failed attempt to snatch the life of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class driver. However, for true automotive buffs, the video represents the start of a new ad rivalry between, or should we say full blown attack, between the two German heavyweights, namely, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Let’s get specific now, shall we. Mercedes-Benz posted a new commercial on May 27, in which the man playing the role of ‘Grim Ripper’ has an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Ferdinand Piech. The iconic… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLS-AMG: Europe’s Most Attractive Car

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has added yet another coveted feather to its cap. This time, it has won a massive design competition of AUTO BILD magazine, Germany. At the event, close to 200,000 readers of the Auto Bild magazine (spanning across 21 European editions) voted the new SLS-AMG as ‘Europe’s most attractive car’. Besides this, the gull-wing has also been awarded with the prestigious ‘Plus X Award’ for ‘design’ and ‘high quality’. The event is often referred to as the world’s biggest sport, technology and lifestyle competition. Although, a reader’s personal taste was the single largest determining factor behind the AUTO BILD Design Award, the votes of around 144 renowned… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Cars expects Great Sales Data for Second Quarter of 2010

For the second quarter of 2010, Mercedes-Benz Cars has confirmed 10% return-on-sales target and also anticipates improved EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes). Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler’s Management Board and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, said, “China is increasingly becoming the center of gravity of the automotive industry and has recently become Mercedes-Benz Cars’ third-largest sales market.” Daimler AG is highly optimistic and anticipates sound growth opportunities in terms of revenue, unit sales and earnings. Daimler AG is all set to achieve the goal of providing sustainable profits at Mercedes-Benz Cars through operating activities. The company had earlier posted its EBIT of €806 million in the first quarter of… Continue Reading »

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Compact Mercedes-Benz models to storm US Market in 2012

Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to meet the forthcoming US fuel economy regulations by adding a whole new model line-up for the C-class. The move is also aimed to increase the market share of Mercedes-Benz by appealing to new fuel-economy conscious US customer. In fact, it is rumored that Mercedes-Benz is preparing a raft of compact cars for the US market, which can include models derived from the next-gen B-Class platform and convertible and coupe models of the next C-Class. The news has been confirmed by the Mercedes’ U.S. chief Ernst Lieb. He said that the German automaker wants to achieve a growth of 30 % in the US market over… Continue Reading »

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Iranian Engineer Designs Extreme off-road Mercedes Concept

Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi, a renowned engineer from Iran, has let his imagination loose and created a Mercedes-based Hexawheel concept. It is an extreme off-road automobile that a flexible frame and six wheels layout with Mercedes-Benz design. The concept vehicle caters to the discerning needs of individuals who need to travel to extremely difficult conditions and treacherous terrains. There’s more to the concept than just an eccentric design. Hexawheel features a flexible frame that provides it with a massive 46 cm ground clearance enabling it to conquer large obstacles with ease. Dehkordi’s vehicle shape reflects symmetrical angular shapes. Further, it uses a complex hydraulic system for vehicle operation which involves a… Continue Reading »

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Maybach to launch Limited Edition 57S Coupe

So, you thought Maybach would just quietly recess into the past. Well, you are not alone who thinks this way. With their current sales chart figures, everyone in the auto industry is predicting the demise of the ultra luxury brand. However, chaps at the design department of Maybach have something altogether different in their mind. Without giving any due consideration to the current financial crisis, Mayabch (Mercedes’exclusive brand) is going up and running on a new project called the ‘Maybach 57s coupe’. The whole idea started when a Weinsberg based custom coachbuilder, Xenatec, asked Daimler’s to build a build a coupe based on the Maybach 57s sedan. Diamler has agreed… Continue Reading »

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