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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman Spy Photos Surface

The spy photos of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman have finally emerged. Thanks to MBWorld, we now have a slight idea of what we can expect from the ultra-luxurious and extra-long sub-variant of the three-pointed star’s S-Class range. Check out the spy photos of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman below, which were provided by MBWorld: The makers of this limousine really made quite an effort to conceal its features as every portion of it was wrapped in camouflage. However, looking at the vehicle’s proportions and comparing them with what Mercedes-Benz has revealed to us so far about its extra-stretched S-Class variant, we are sure that the limousine is the S600 Pullman. It seems like there was a little revision… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Creates Interactive Tool for Customizing the GLA

How do you want your Mercedes-Benz GLA to look? Mercedes-Benz USA proudly announced that customers can now decide ways on how to customize their GLA. Just following the world premiere of the SUV last month, MB USA launched through the Instagram photo-sharing platform an interactive app that would allow customers to personalize how their vehicles will appear. The tool offered through Instagram provides various ways the user to choose the color, grille, wheel, and roof of his or her Mercedes-Benz GLA. Notably, 11 colors can be chosen for the body of the car. Then, it provides three options for the wheel-design, two choices for the roof, and two themes for the grille. How to… 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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Brabus Tunes the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG

Brabus recently released its new tuning package for the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG. According to Auto Zeitung, the new package of the German aftermarket tuning firm for the SUV includes a couple of aerodynamics and styling configurations, plus a boost in the engine output. Taking a peek under the hood of the vehicle, the Brabus PowerXtra CGI kit enhances its engine output to a maximum of 400 hp and its torque is increased to a whopping 500 Nm. The power enables the modified Mercedes GLA 45 AMG to achieve a sprint of zero to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds. Also, it improves the top speed of the auto to 270 km/h. Going to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Turned Into a Bank Vault by INKAS

Do you have plenty of cash or expensive merchandise to move from one location to another? Maybe the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter modified by INKAS—the one that brought to us the bulletproof Mercedes G63 Limo—is the right vehicle for you. Early this month, the Canada-based tuner revealed its new masterpiece, which is ideal for carrying high-valued goods. What made the INKAS Sprinter the right van for the job is that its interior has been customized to carry a mobile bank vault. No changes were made in the frame of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. However, a custom-built composite body shell using lightweight armoring was added into it to improve its protection from outside attacks… Continue Reading »

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