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Gearing up your B-Class for a long Autumn Journey

Though some people buy their Mercedes B-Class for its excellent safety record, family orientated interior and spacious boot, there is of course another reason to buy one, and that’s to take it on a road trip. Although the back end of summer and beginning of autumn offers relatively little reason to embark on a road trip across Europe, there is of course Okterberfest. And Oktoberfest is one amongst many very good reasons to go on a road trip. After all, if you’re travelling from the likes of London, it’s only 570 miles away. With that in mind however, what precautions or modifications do you have to take before heading off… Continue Reading »

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More EU Nations Could Block Mercedes-Benz Car Sales

France is only the beginning. With more EU governments deciding to take action against Daimler over the use of coolant in certain new Mercedes-Benz models, the German automaker could have a hard time sticking to its preferred automotive coolant. Some new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and SL-Class models have been denied registration by France as Daimler continues to use R134a, the coolant banned by the EU starting  2013. R134a has been classified as a global warming agent and is said to be a thousand times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to Daimler, the replacement coolant approved by the EU, R1234yf, poses a risk as it could emit toxic should it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz India Launches B-Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the diesel variant of the B-Class hatchback in India, in a bid to further bolster its compact-car range in an important market. With some 500 units of the petrol variant sold in the nine months since it was launched, the German automaker is expecting the diesel B-Class to perform better as far as sales figures go. In addition, this new version will help the company reach its expected double-digit growth for the year. According to Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Eberhard Kern, a good chunk of the sales are for diesels, and this should continue with the B-Class. He adds that Mercedes-Benz is encouraged by… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B180 Northern Lights Black Limited Launched In Japanese Market

A limited edition vehicle was launched by Mercedes-Benz into the Japanese market as a follow up to the Mercedes-Benz Night Edition that was released near the start of the year. The latest limited edition being offered by the luxury vehicle manufacturer is the Mercedes-Benz B180 Northern Lights Black Edition. Only two hundred fifty units will be manufactured for this limited edition compact MPV. It will feature a distinctive purple exterior paint, LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights, folding mirrors, and headlight washer. The interior of this limited edition vehicle will feature a steering wheel wrapped in leather, Easy-Vario-Plus, active parking assist, and heated seats that ahs a memory function. The… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class Models Available

Mercedes-Benz has just launched a whole bunch of new models for the A-Class, B-Class, and CLA-Class. There are some  new efficient entry-level options as well as a line-topping CLA 45 AMG Edition 1. There are new base diesel variants for the A- and B-Classes. You have the A 160 CDI that comes in at 90hp with a price tag of 25,882.50 euros (around $33,800) and the B 160 CDI with the same engine at 27,310.50 euros (around $35,700). The B 220 4MATIC (33,230.75 euros) comes with an updated engine that goes for 184 hp. Then you have the new B 180 CDI BEE, which stands for BlueEFFICIENCY Edition and comes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Maintains Momentum in May

Mercedes-Benz continued the trend of growth during the month of May 2013, selling a total of 121,360 units last month that accounts for a 7.3% increase year-over-year. In addition, the automaker also posted a record 562,824 units sold in the year to date, a 5.9% increase compared to the same period last year. Strong performance in the NAFTA region as well as in Europe and Asia are considered the biggest drivers in this growth, and the compact cars and SUV models are the primary breadwinners for the Stuttgart-based company. European sales grew to 57,759 in May, a 4.9% increase. This included a 17.3% growth in UK and a 13.8% increase… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Share Their Views on the Tesla Brand

Tesla surely had a rocky year in 2008 wherein the company had trouble with its resources. In the account of Elon Musk, the company’s Chief Executive, during his interview with Forbes, the problem was such that the company nearly closed down and he had to spend all his personal reserve in an effort to save it. But thanks to a timely investment by Daimler, by pouring $50 million into the company, it was able to support its operations. That was further improved by a $465 million taxpayer loan and Toyota’s $50 million investment in 2010. According to Forbes, it seems like Daimler and Toyota’s faith in Tesla paid off as… Continue Reading »

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