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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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New A-Class and B-Class to be Launched in India this May 30

  With the sales of Mercedes-Benz India looking great, the brand is releasing two variants in the territory on May 30. The new car will be under the A-Class and B-Class category. Based on a report by the Indian auto news site called Car Dekho, buyers of the new A-Class premium hatchback will have two engine options to choose from. One will have a 1.6-liter petrol and the other will be equipped with a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine. Then, it will have a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the new B-Class will only be available in a 1.8-liter turbo diesel engine.

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Three New Mercedes-Benz Models To Be Released In India This Year

The Indian market will see the entry of three new Mercedes-Benz models within the next few months. The upcoming models are part of the aggressive push of the luxury car manufacturer in India as it aims to attain a double-digit growth for the present financial year in the country. In addition, the company also aims to add more dealers in India. Mercedes-Benz India CEO and Managing Director Eberhard H. Kern said that the company is presently focused in a smaller market for a number of its vehicles including the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class models, and the petrol model of the B-Class. Despite this, the company is still leading these market segments…. Continue Reading »

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Tesla Supplies Motor for US-bound B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz has enlisted the aid of Tesla Motors, the electric car and electric powertrain designer and manufacturer based in Silicon Valley, to provide the 135-horsepower electric motor of the all-new Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, which was announced at the New York Auto Show this past week. The car is expected to be out on the US market sometime in early 2014. Aside from the motor, the charging system and the car’s batteries are also supplied by Tesla, which has been working with Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler since 2007, supplying the Li-Ion battery packs and charging systems used on the first thousand smart cars. Daimler also owns a minor stake in… Continue Reading »

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New 2014 B-Class Electric Drive Makes its Way to the US Earlier

Daimler’s recent press release revealed that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is going to be rolling in the U.S. highways by early next year. The new car makes its public debut at the International Auto Show in New York this week. The company hypes the Electric Drive as having an environmentally-friendly feature which has zero-emission coupled with dynamic performance, power and style. In Joachim Schmidt’s words, the new B-Class will definitely deliver utmost convenience, safety and pleasure to its users. He added that despite the car’s emission-free trait, it still retains its trademark characteristics that Mercedes-Benz lovers adore. Based from the press release of Daimler, the Electric Drive is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz India Introduces the Premium Segment with the New A-Class

Based on a report by The Hindu Business Line, Mercedes-Benz India will be entering the premium segment with the A-Class this coming summer. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India, said that although it would be the first time for the A-Class to hit the Indian market, it would be the refreshed version of the model. He stated that the move is aimed to go against the BMW X1. Starting next month until the rest of the year, the company will also be releasing the new GL, CLA, E-Class and the diesel type B-Class. The position of the company in the Indian market seemingly remains strong which is… Continue Reading »

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