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Record Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG Sales in Australia

Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG was launched in Australia in 2008 and exactly after a year the German company has declared that more than 1000 C 63′s (both estate and sedan) have been sold since then. The actual figure stands at 32 estates and 1,006 sedans. These figures have made the C63, the best selling AMG make in Australia to date. This announcement has propelled Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific to the fourth rank worldwide (by volume) for international AMG sales. In 2009, Mercedes-Benz has recorded 8 percent growth in AMG sales despite stock shortages. A major push was provided by the limited edition “Edition 63″ C 63 estates and sedans which… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Set to Storm UK Once Again

After a gap of ten years, Mercedes-Benz will again launch the iconic G-class in its biggest right hand drive market. The Mercedes Benz G-Class is set to storm the UK roads this autumn with options of a diesel and a petrol supercharged engine. The G-Class is a do anything, go anywhere vehicle which recently celebrated its 30th birthday in 2009. However, don’t let age fool you into thinking that it is incapable. The old warhorse is a robust classic design and has now been twinned with the most up-to-date Mercedes-Benz technology offering peerless off-road features. British customers will be offered two variants, namely: the G 350 CDI producing 221 hp while… Continue Reading »

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Spy Pics of 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS AMG Emerge

Mercedes Benz CLS took the design gurus by storm when it hit the markets four years ago. The concept of a four door coupe radicalized the coupe design language and created a niche market for itself. However, with competition catching up, CLS has been put under axe. The old CLS was based on the bygone E- class platform. And now, since the new E-class has been launched globally, expect CLS to inherit everything from it. It is believed that the new CLS will share platform and chassis dynamics with the 2010 E-Class. And since it’s an AMG, expect great fireworks under the bonnet too. It is rumored that the updated… Continue Reading »

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CEO & Head of Mercedes Benz, Dieter Zetsche, Facing Criticism for Dual Roles

The head and CEO of Mercedes Benz Car unit Dieter Zetsche has been criticized for holding dual designations and underperforming on both. On Sunday, a German paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung cited an unnamed supervisory board member as,” The double role is unacceptable as a long-term solution.” The article further mentions that the board is not satisfied with the 2010 operating margin target given by Zetsche for the Mercedes unit. This has led many to think that the luxury car brand needs to have a separate head. A potential candidate to head the Mercedes Benz car unit is Wolfang Bernhard. He is currently the head of production at Mercedes. Wolfang Bernhard… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton Got a Ticket for Awesome Burnouts

Everybody loves burnout especially the police because they put an end to it with a ticket. That’s exactly what happened when Lewis Hamilton was handed over the keys of a 2010 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG sedan at Albert Park, Melbourne. He reportedly burned some rubber and has been apprehended for the same by the Melbourne cops. Though, Hamilton is not solely guilty. Credit should actually go to car’s standard 6.3-litre 450-horsepower V-8 which made the burnout a success. Hamilton was charged under the offence “improper use of a motor vehicle”. After the incident, Hamilton was heard regretting his actions. According to the official statement released by the McLaren Hamilton said,… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Agrees to Bribery Charges, Pays $200 million

Last week, Daimler AG has been charged with violating U.S. bribery laws. According to the charges, the company executives have bribed foreign officials with millions of dollars and luxury cars in order to win business deals. The documents presented in the court further accuse Daimler AG of engaging “in a long-standing practice of paying bribes”. It states that bribes were being paid to win business deals in various countries including Russia, China, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq from 1998 to as recently as 2008. Report reveals that hundreds of third party accounts were used to transfer the illegal payments.  It is said that in February 2000, Daimler AG gave an unknown… Continue Reading »

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And the Winner is… KBB’s 2010 Brand Image Awards Announced

Different automotive awards focus on different vehicle aspects before deciding on the winners. But honest reviews come from the people and not from acclaimed auto critics. One of the most notable sources available is the Kelley Blue Book and to our luck they have recently announced their ’2010 Brand Image Awards’. KBB chose the winners based on the results from the Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence’s Brand Watch study. This study incorporates real time deciding factors and perceptions of over 12,000 new vehicle shoppers annually. Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com said during the ceremony, “If you believe the marketing… Continue Reading »

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