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Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Inaugural China Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz has made big strides in what is the biggest automotive market in the world, and nothing exemplifies this more than ever-growing sales figures and the fact that the S-Class just won the first China Car of the Year award. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class edged out 52 other car models for the distinction, given for the first time at an award ceremony that was held during this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The award was received by Nicholas Speeks, Mercedes-Benz China President and CEO. Out of the 53 total candidates, the judges  narrowed down the field to a shortlist of seven, before cutting it down some more to the top three finalists,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Fleet: Increased Efficiency, Reduced Emissions

In the grand scheme of things, the small stuff do matter. This year, Mercedes-Benz was able to cut back on the average CO2 emissions for its entire vehicle fleet by 6 grammes, from an average of 140 grammes in 2012. On top of increased efficiency in terms of fuel consumption, the German automaker is certainly making a difference for owners and for the environment. According to Daimler board member for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, Professor Thomas Weber, the aim is to get to an average fleet CO2 figure of 125 g CO2 per kilometer by the year 2016. That reflects the company’s continued commitment to reducing the emissions… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Production Commences

Production of the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz GLA is in full swing, as the first completely assembled unit rolled off the automaker’s Rastatt plant. The GLA represents a significant part of the company’s strategy in the coming years, as it is positioned in the all-important SUV segment, completing the range while growing Mercedes-Benz’s own compact model lineup. This new compact SUV is the fourth out of five fresh compact designs from Mercedes-Benz. It’s the “next milestone” for the company’s central Mercedes-Benz 2020 growth strategy, noted as such by Daimler AG Chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars chief Dr Dieter Zetsche. By combining a compact model and an SUV, the automaker can nail a niche… Continue Reading »

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Ross Brawn to step down as Mercedes AMG Petronas team principal

For a while now, the future of Ross Brawn as the team principal of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has been up in the air. However, the team has officially announced that Brawn will be stepping down from his post by December 31. This formally sets into motion a transition of leadership roles to Executive Toto Wolff and Executive Technical Director Paddy Lowe, the latter moving from McLaren in the middle of this year. Brawn talked of the right timing, which he said was the biggest consideration as far as his decision was concerned. Given the strength of the team’s executive leadership, it’s not so hard to see why… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enthusiasts Have Everything at their Fingertips

We Mercedes-Benz fans have it quite easy these days. We’ve got all the information we can handle, whether from official sources, fan blogs such as this one, and a host of online channels and tools that help us stay on top of the latest action that involves our favorite luxury car brand. This is a great time for enthusiasts, fans, and prospective buyers alike. Enthusiasts and fans can check out a variety of news sources and blogs, then even hop along onto a number of online forums to discuss with other fans and like-minded individuals. The interaction is only limited by the platform you choose, and the information you can… Continue Reading »

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Want to own a Mercedes-Benz? You Can Always Buy Used

Few things come close to owning a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. It’s even better if you can do so without breaking the bank, or at least saving a considerable sum in the process. That’s entirely possible if you’re fine with buying used units. Used-car sales are popular even today, even when many economies are already recovering. Sure, there may be some risks when buying second-hand items, but we’re talking about German engineering and manufacturing here. Plus, products from brands like Mercedes-Benz keep their value well over time, so used cars are perfectly fine in this context. Just make sure you do all the necessary checks and inspections. If you want, you can… Continue Reading »

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Things to Look Out for When Choosing Mercedes-Benz Cars Online

We’re huge supporters of all the online tools available to prospective buyers. We like anything and everything that can help people make well-informed decisions, and there aren’t that many bigger decisions than when purchasing a car. No matter if you’re going for a brand-new or a second-hand model, you need to be keen on the stuff you need to look out for when choosing from online sources. Here are some items you might want to note: Inspections Some sites, like Motorpoint in London, already make it a point to make sure that all the units in their inventory are given pre-delivery inspections. This should go for both new and used… Continue Reading »

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