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Mercedes-Benz C200 Sports Edition Set For Release In Japan

The Mercedes-Benz C200 Sports Edition set for release in Japan was unveiled recently by the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The C200 AVANTGARDE was used the basis for the special edition luxury vehicle, which is expected to enter the Japanese market within the month. It comes with a styling package from AMG featuring eighteen-inch alloy wheels along with an AIRMATIC suspension system. The exterior sports styling of the luxury vehicle will also be evident inside the cabin through its heated front sports seat, sports steering wheel and stainless steel pedals. It will also come with Black ash wood trim and floor mats featuring… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to enter South Korea premium taxi market

Starting October, Mercedes-Benz will enter the South Keorean premium taxi market, competing with BMW in a pilot project by Seoul City and in partnership with Daum Kakao and High&, a local taxi association. The program is designed to allow taxi services to cope with the popularity of app-based transport services such as Uber. There will be 50 units of the new Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec 4MATIC along with 50 units of BMW’s 530d xDrive. These premium taxi units will carry a new mobile-app-based reservation system in the fall. The app will debut through Daum Kakao. The reason for the selection of the two competing German automakers is performance. “Diesel-powered German cars received… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz passes million-car sales mark in July

Here’s one more indicator of just how much success Mercedes-Benz is enjoying in 2015: in July, the German automaker has just passed the 1-million mark for cars sold so far this year. To be more specific, Mercedes-Benz has sold 1,048,178 vehicles as of the end of July 2015. That number plus smart car sales adds up to 1,119,629 units. “Never before have we delivered so many cars to customers in the first seven months of a year,” stated Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales chief Ola Källenius. He added that around a quarter of that million is made up of C-Class units in both the Saloon and Estate variants. It just goes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Performs Well Amid the Turbulence in Chinese Market

Notwithstanding the current turbulence in the luxury car segment of China, Mercedes-Benz posted a two-digit percentage increase in its sales there in July. According to a report on Bloomberg, the three-pointed star brand recorded a 42 percent increase in deliveries in the giant Asian country. The sales of Mercedes in the region amounted to 29,540 cars. The continuing success of the brand in the country was attributed to the increase in the demand for its C-Class sedan and compact cars. The growth in China significantly contributed to the overall 149,753 sales record of Mercedes in July. It should be noted that the figure is 15 percent higher based on a… Continue Reading »

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AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring

Nurburgring Nordschleife was the venue of a track event hosted by the AMG Driving Academy a couple of weeks ago, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. It was considered as one of the best events hosted by the exclusive driving academy as it assembled the best and fastest models of the brand. The latest offerings of Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, took part in the event. A number of these super cars were painted red and featured the Edition 1 aero package. Even as the official lap time of the GT S as it went through “Green Hell” has yet to be revealed by the luxury vehicle… Continue Reading »

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Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned

On August 13 an extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The gullwing is part of the “The Pinnacle Portfolio” offered through the auction house, and industry watchers expect it fetch at least $5.5 million. The auction is one of the events associated with the Monterey Car Week and is held together with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This particular Gullwing is different front other similar luxury vehicles due to its aluminum body. Mercedes-Benz produced only 29 of these aluminum-bodied 300 SLs, which is around two percent of the total production run of the iconic sports car…. Continue Reading »

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Five Mercedes-Benz cars stolen from Fairfield dealership

Thieves ran away with five current-model Mercedes-Benz cars worth over $200,000 combined from the Mercedes of Fairfield dealership, in a spree carried out over the course of one week. The dealership had not been alerted to the thefts until Yonkers, NY police informed the dealership that a couple of the cars were spotted on a city street bearing the Mercedes of Fairfield logo on the plate holders. The two cars found were a 2015 ML250 (retail price at $49,800) and a 2015 GL450 (retail price $74,050). The rest of the stolen units had been found in the Bronx, according to the police. A subsequent review of surveillance footage has led… Continue Reading »

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