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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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A Quick Review at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

For a car starting at £21,500 (in UK) and $33,950 (in US), what can we expect from it? Here is a quick review of the overall features of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which debuted in Paris early this month. Exterior The Mercedes-Benz B-Class did get a facelift. However, the changes in its design were only minor, and mostly at the front. A quick glimpse at the new B-Class and its predecessor would give the untrained eye a hard time differentiating the two. You actually have to look closer to appreciate the new one’s more premium and sportier styling brought about mainly by its redesigned bumper, front mesh, grille, hood, and LED lights…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST technology reduces rear-end collisions by up to 30 percent

Mercedes-Benz cars aren’t just expensive because of style and quality. In these vehicles lie some of the most advanced modern driver assistance technologies you can think of, and that includes something called COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST. This technology can be found in the new B-Class, and it’s a standard feature that, according to Mercedes-Benz, can reduce the amount of rear-end collisions by as much as 30 percent when compared to other vehicles that do not have a similar piece of tech. In order to come up with this figure, safety experts took figures provided by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany and stacked the effectivity of the assist system to date against… Continue Reading »

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Face-lifted Mercedes-Benz B-Class Makes An Appearance In Paris

The face-lifted 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class made an appearance at the Paris Motor Show, according to a recent report from worldcarfans.com. The appearance comes at the heels of its online launch last month by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. The compact MPV basically maintained many of the design aspects with a few exceptions including an update front grille along with the integration of DRLs into the headlight cluster. Although the B-Class can feature LED High Performance headlamps, they lack compatibility with the Electric Drive model of the luxury vehicle. The updated B-Class also features twin-color LED taillights while its rear bumper will integrate trapezoidal exhaust pipes. The biggest modifications made on the… Continue Reading »

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OneRepublic singer becomes Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador; B-Class featured in band’s music video

The newest Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador isn’t a race car driver or a movie star; instead, it’s Ryan Tedder, frontman for the American pop rock band OneRepublic. This partnership will be highlighted by the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class on the first of October, at the Mondial de l’Automobile motor show in Paris. Incidentally, the B-Class is also featured on the music video for OneRepublic’s new song titled ‘I Lived’, a song which the band will perform at an event called Mercedes-Benz Media Night in Paris. The song will also be used for a variety of advertising materials for the B-Class. Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing exec Dr Jens Thiemer had high… Continue Reading »

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Trailer for the New Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes-Benz released a trailer for its facelifted B-Class this month. You can watch the video below: The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class just went on sale this month. Orders for the vehicle start at £22,575.  Among the notable upgrades in the multi-purpose vehicle are its front fascia, lighting, technology, and it was made more efficient than ever. From the video, it revealed the styling that defined the face-lifted fascia of the MPV was derived from the AMG line. Then, it went on to put emphasis at the luxurious interior of the car. The video taken from the inside also displayed some of the technological upgrades of the new B-Class, highlighted by the the new standout LCD. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét Plant reaches 250,000-unit production milestone

It seems like only yesterday that the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary opened. In fact, it was actually two and a half years ago, and now, the production facility is celebrating another milestone as it rolls off its 250,000th Mercedes-Benz unit: a CLA 45 AMG in polar silver trim that’s headed straight for Japan. According to the plant’s director Thomas Geier, this milestone is incredibly important to the plant, which holds the distinction of being Mercedes-Benz’s youngest facility. He gave due credit to all the employees of the plant, saying that the achievement is only possible thanks to their dedication as well as their capabilities. The Kecskemét plant, which had around 3,400… Continue Reading »

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