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Mercedes-Benz Trucks to strengthen market dominance with production plant in Turkey

When you’ve got things going for you, it just seems right to keep doing what you’re doing till it comes full circle. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz Trucks aims for by localizing production in Aksaray, Turkey, their number three country in terms of sales market share. Right now, there is a great demand for heavy duty, long-distance road haulage trucks in Turkey’s premium truck segment. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is looking to fill that demand by setting up shop in Aksaray to further establish market dominance of their flagship vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Actros. Mercedes-Benz Trucks currently holds a 41.1 percent market share in the heavy-duty trucks segment. With the construction of the Aksaray… Continue Reading »

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Two Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Buses to be field tested in Hamburg

It arrives with hardly a sound and then drives away from the bus stop without the usual loud engine noise one expects to hear from a bus. It then continues in this manner at several more stops along its route. Passengers in downtown Hamburg who report such an experience in the future will obviously be talking about the Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid, two units of which have been acquired for a field test by the Hamburger Hochbahn public transport company. The two articulated hybrid buses were handed over today to Hamburger Hochbahn Chairman Günther Elste by Michael Gà¶pfarth from EvoBus GmbH, in the presence of parliamentary state secretary Enak… Continue Reading »

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50 Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid trucks in customer use as of 2010

The Daimler Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since 1994, the center has enhanced numerous alternative drive systems for commercial vehicles and cars all the way to the small-series production stage. The aim of the Competence Center is to bring green technologies to market at affordable prices. Among the vehicles that Daimler is currently building at the center are the Mercedes-Benz B-Class 180 NGT, the prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 200 NGT, which will begin series production in the fourth quarter of 2010, and the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid truck.

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Mercedes-Benz at the 2009 New York Auto Show

Here is a pretty cool video from Mercedes-Benz showing you some of the cars they have unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. As you’ve read before, and will hear in the video, the new ML 450 HYBRID is the first full hybrid from a European manufacturer and was specifically developed for the North American market. Other debuts at the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the NYIAS include the facelifted U.S. version of the GL-Class, the sedan and the coupe versions of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which are celebrating a double U.S. premiere in New York, and the latest high-performance sedan to come from the Mercedes-AMG performance brand – the… Continue Reading »

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New York: Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC – excellent fuel economy, lots of fun!

Thanks to the highly effective exhaust treatment system developed by Mercedes-Benz, BlueTEC vehicles fulfill the strictest global emissions standards to make them the cleanest diesels in the world. With the E 250 BlueTEC concept, which was created specifically for the North American market, Mercedes-Benz is now demonstrating how BlueTEC technology in the E-Class can be combined with a four-cylinder engine with optimized fuel consumption. When fitted to the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, the E 250 BlueTEC boasts fuel economy of 28 mpg U.S. in city traffic and 39 mpg U.S.on the motorway (U.S. FE standards). The E 250 BlueTEC concept fulfills the strictest emissions standards, including Bin 5 in the… Continue Reading »

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Detroit Diesel opts for BlueTec SCR-technology US emissions standards

Compliance with the new US EPA 2010 emissions standards using BlueTec SCR-technology is among the big issues facing the US transport industry at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show. BlueTec SCR-technology in the diesel engines, manufactured by Detroit Diesel, is setting another future-proof milestone in the history of the diesel engine. SCR-technology combines economic and environmental benefits in a unique way. This environmentally friendly technology is now poised to break into the USA, following its successful, reliable deployment in hundreds of thousands of applications, over various decades in power stations and half a decade in diesel engine manufacture in the European and Asian commercial vehicle industry, among them more than 200… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz – BlueTEC diesel technology wins “Green Steering Wheel” Award

Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s top-selling Sunday newspaper, has awarded Mercedes-Benz the “Green Steering Wheel”. This was the second year in which Bild am Sonntag awarded the Green Steering Wheel. Bild am Sonntag invited its readers to vote – by Internet, SMS or mail – for the best eco-friendly automotive innovation. Bild am Sonntag then asked a team of environmental experts to assess the eco-ideas which received the largest numbers of readers’ votes. Dr. Dieter Zetsche accepted the award at the presentation ceremony in Berlin. Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton had driven the “Green Steering Wheel” onto the stage in an electrically powered smart fortwo; this electric vehicle… Continue Reading »

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