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Daimler-BYD’s DENZA EV officially unveiled at Auto China 2014

The highly anticipated product of the Daimler-BYD joint venture finally got its world premiere. At the Auto China 2014 event, BYD Daimler New Technology showcased the production model of its pet project, an electric vehicle developed specifically for the Chinese market. BDNT expects the first unit of the DENZA automobile to be available by September 2014. The car is priced at RMB369,000, or around $59,250. Of course, BDNT aims to make the deal more enticing for those on the fence by throwing in considerable subsidies that reach a total of nearly RMB120,000, which is going to be shaved off the price of the vehicle straight away. BDNT, established in 2010,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Revealed in Beijing Motor Show

Following the explosive one-two victory of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix held in Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz dropped another bombshell in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The treat came in the form of the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV. The concept vehicle may no longer be a surprise to many because Dr. Dieter Zetsche of Daimler has been teasing the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV more than a week ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. According to industry experts and reports, the Concept SUV will be Mercedes’ long-awaited answer to the BMW X6 series. The intention of Mercedes to go head-to-head with the X6 was… Continue Reading »

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Steve Cannon Criticizes Tesla

The 2014 New York International Auto Show marked the arrival of the much-awaited Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe. It was certainly another milestone in the Mercedes-AMG brand history. However, the event did not come without a controversy. According to multiple sources, including Forbes, Steve Cannon of Mercedes USA made some rather questionable remarks to Elon Musk’s Tesla. The Mercedes USA chief criticized the electric car maker’s limited network and few service shops. He added that only time will tell if the company will maintain its success in the long run. The topic about Tesla came while Cannon was talking about the plan of his company to introduce more models, including hybrid… Continue Reading »

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Daimler denies investment in Tesla ‘giga-factory’

Tesla Motors is planning a $5 billion battery ‘gigafactory’, but Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and owner of a small stake in the electric car maker – is not going to invest in this newly proposed concept. That was confirmed by Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche after speaking to reporters at the Beijing Auto Show. According to the exec, it is simply due to timing, saying that nobody knows what or when the next-generation of battery technology will be. He added that it was too late to invest in lithium-ion battery technology, and still too early to invest in the next generation given all of the unknowns at… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes C-Class Guarantees an Allergy-Free Ride

Mercedes-Benz is a very popular brand due to its performance, luxurious appeal, comfort and safety features. And speaking of “safety features”, the new Mercedes C-Class takes that phrase into another level. According to a report from MB Passion, the new Mercedes C-Class recently received a Seal of Quality from the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation or ECARF. This is the latest model to be awarded the seal as it is also present in the other segments of the brand from the A-Class all the way to S-Class. The report noted that Mercedes-Benz is currently the only car maker to have received such seal. The primary factor that determines whether a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Celebrates 8th Birthday on May 25

The Mercedes-Benz Museum houses the rich and colorful history of the Mercedes-Benz brand as well as the other brands associated with it. The museum sits in the international headquarters of Daimler AG at Stuttgart, Germany. Its masterfully-designed structure was completed and opened on May 19, 2006. Overall, the building has an exhibit area of 16,500 square meters. The vehicles within the complex number more than 160, which highlight the century-year old story of Mercedes, Daimler and their other brands. Since opening its doors to the public in 2006, it has been visited by more than 5.5 visitors worldwide. On Sunday, May 25, 2014, Daimler will be celebrating the 8th anniversary… Continue Reading »

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How Mercedes-Benz’s high-end status affects sales of Sprinter vans in the US

Mercedes-Benz is a well-known luxury brand, and while the established brand name–as well as all the other stuff that comes with it–works well for marketing its passenger vehicles, it could sometimes present a problem for other areas of the automaker’s business. Take the Sprinter van, for example. The Sprinter is one of the best-selling commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, and it is seen as the go-to model for growing the commercial vehicles aspect of the company’s business in markets outside Germany and Europe. In the United States, though, sales are hampered by the brand’s high-end reputation. While Mercedes-Benz has been keen on introducing more affordable compact variants of its cars, like… Continue Reading »

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