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Steve Cannon Looks to Improve Skills of Mercedes Sales People

Mercedes-Benz is no doubt a leader when it comes to luxury vehicle innovation, and design. It keeps itself up-to-date or even one step ahead yearly when it comes to engine performance and technological advancements. This year alone marked the introduction of the new S-Class, C-Class, and CLS, among others. The last half of the year will also see new milestones of the German brand brought about by the new Mercedes GLA and the much-anticipated AMG GT. However, Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, believes there is still room for more improvement with the brand. USA Today revealed that he asked all the Mercedes dealers in the U.S. to send their staffs to… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes GLA Supply Will Be Tight When It Comes Out

The 2015 Mercedes GLA is the latest entry of the three-pointed star brand to the compact luxury crossover vehicles. The vehicle is set to debut next month. However, it was revealed that supply will be tight. The situation is expected to be the same or worse when the Mercedes CLA came out a year ago. Probably Worse than the Mercedes CLA Predicament Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA noted that the demand for the GLA is forecasted to be higher than the CLA because of the strong preference of consumers in the U.S. for crossovers. Cannon recalled that the fall in the supply of the CLA sedan when it was launched went for as… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Might Buy Aston Martin Sooner or Later

Daimler recently increased its stake with Aston Martin from 4 percent to 5 percent. The numbers may look like a very small figure for the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, but the extra cash would enable the British supercar brand to have more funds for its operations. The recent move of Daimler to buy more shares in Aston Martin fueled further speculations that it might be looking to buy the British carmaker sooner or later. In the previous interview of Dr. Dieter Zetsche regarding the matter, he denied having such plans. He said that their partnership only involve “arm’s length transaction”. In the words of the Daimler CEO, such decision “could… Continue Reading »

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Three Mercedes Cars Hit Mario Kart 8 This August

The Mario Kart 8 title for the Nintendo Wii U video game console will receive a significant update on August  27 through a downloadable content (DLC). As we have revealed last May, three Mercedes cars will be made available to the players of the game. The three additional vehicles in the game include the following: The 2014 Mercedes GLA, which is the compact SUV of the three-pointed star marque; The 1934 W25 Silver Arrow, which represented Daimler-Benz AG in the 1934 Formula One season; And the favorite of car collectors, the iconic 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster, which was considered the fastest car in its period and the first in the SL… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Responds Over News of a Raid in its Office in China

News about a government raid in a Mercedes-Benz office in Shanghai, China has been going around the Internet last Tuesday. According to several sources like Bloomberg, Independent.ie and the Chinese media, the raid was made by officials from the anti-monopoly watchdogs of the country, the National Development and Reform Commission, (NDRC). Bloomberg and Independent.ie claimed that nine officials from NDRC went to the Mercedes office in Shanghai without an appointment or notice. Then, they started questioning the personnel there. The office of Mercedes-Benz in Shanghai is located at the fourth and fifth floors of a five-storey building near the Hongqiao Airport. The building also houses a Mercedes-Benz dealership on the first three… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For UK Market To Receive Upgrades

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is set to receive a number of upgrades for its model for the United Kingdom, according to a recent worldcarfans.com report. One significant upgrade offered on the upcoming product of the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany is the use of the new 9G-Tronic transmission. The transmission is a critical addition to the model range even though it will be limited to the E350 BlueTec coupe, cabriolet, estate and sedan. The upgrade will also reduce the CO2 emissions of the different variants of the E350 BlueTec by 17 g/km. The different variants of the E350 BlueTec will also offer a power output of 258 HP, which is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Limousines Spotted in a North Korean Parade

Grainy photos of a military parade in North Korea showing two Mercedes limousines, thought to be S600 armored cars, sparked controversy recently in the international community. According to The Telegraph, a coverage of the event by a North Korean-controlled media outlet showed not only one, but two Mercedes limos. Both cars bore similar headlights and grilles found in an S-Class. Cedric Kacroix, an expert at Limousinesworld.com, believes that the cars in the spotlight are Mercedes S600 armored limousines or the so-called Mercedes Guard. Each car costs around £350,000 to £1.2 million. The prices would depend based on the type of armoring it has. Due to the heavy armor of the extra luxurious S600 limos, each likely… Continue Reading »

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