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Mercedes-Benz Loses U.S. Crown to BMW

BMW once regained its footing in the U.S. as it once again emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the nation. It should be noted that in 2013, Mercedes-Benz broke the streak of its rival as the number one luxury car brand in the U.S. in terms of sales. According to Motor Authority, BMW sold 339,738 of its luxury vehicles in the area. The sales were listed as record-topping for the brand as the figure increased by 9.8 percent compared to its previous year. The most popular model of the brand was the 3-Series/4-Series duo, selling 142,232 units in 2014. There was no shame in losing to BMW though… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA to move HQ to Atlanta

That explains why Mercedes-Benz USA execs had been mum about staying in its current Montvale, New Jersey headquarters. It turns out the automaker is indeed packing up its bags, this time confirming a move to new Atlanta, Georgia headquarters that will be done in phases starting this July. MBUSA is currently trying to borrow some $93 million in bonds so that it can start constructing a new HQ in Atlanta. This is part of an incentive package that could come with the relocation. Negotiations on a final incentive package between the company and the economic development authority of Fulton County is still in the preliminary rounds. We reported before the year ended that New Jersey officials… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe to be showcased in ‘Jurassic World’

One of the highly anticipated films of 2015 is Jurassic World, the fourth film in the series that started in 1993. In the latest installment, the main characters will be riding an all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, which offers off-road capabilities that fit the requirements of this sci-fi adventure flick. Mercedes-Benz is not new to the film series, as the M-Class was also launched through the second film in the series, 1997’s The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Jurassic World will feature a specially made prototype of the GLE Coupe, and the release of the film will be timed well with vehicle’s market launch that’s slated for the middle of 2015. There will also be an appearance by a GLE… Continue Reading »

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NJ to Mercedes-Benz: Please Stay

It’s easy to see how having the headquarters of one of the world’s top luxury car manufacturers would be beneficial to any location, which is why it’s not all that surprising to hear that New Jersey officials are campaigning to keep Mercedes-Benz within the state borders. For one thing, the German automaker’s US headquarters – located at 3 Mercedes Drive in Montvale, NJ – is responsible for providing around 1,000 jobs for residents in the area. That’s not something you can just give up. While there’s been no word of any possible move yet, and Mercedes-Benz officials have declined to comment on the matter,  state officials like Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi are keen on Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Commercialized Mercedes Self Driving Cars are At Least a Decade Away

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is nearing, so Mercedes-Benz is gearing for something it can show off in the event that would feature the technological ingenuity of the brand. According to several sources online, the company will be highlighting a prototype concept vehicle plus its plans for its self driving cars. With the recent previews of Mercedes self driving cars and concept truck with autonomous driving features, one question running in the minds of enthusiastic customers of the brand is when will they get to own a vehicle with the said technology. Based from the interview of the company’s spokesperson, Mercedes self driving cars are still a long way to go. The… Continue Reading »

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LG and Mercedes Partner to Develop a Stereo Camera System

On Christmas morning, LG and Mercedes announced a new venture. According to The Verge, the giant automaker and the electronics corporation forged a partnership that aims to revolutionize the way we drive our cars in the future. Ironically, the future of driving does not involve much driving at all since the two companies are planning to automate everything in our cars, and their new project is claimed to be the first step towards the realization of their common goal. Based from the source, they are presently talking about co-developing a stereo camera system to be used in future autonomous vehicles. The new system of LG and Mercedes would provide the core components… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Cleared by NHTSA Over the 2012 Probe

  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finally put a closure to an investigation it started in 2012 concerning some Mercedes-Benz E-Class cars. The three-year investigation, which ended last Tuesday, centered on the alleged fuel leaks affecting 281,000 units of the said range. It should be recalled that the NHTSA started the investigation in January 2012 after it received around 20 complaints from owners of 2003 to 2006 Mercedes E55 AMG. Then, it later included in the probe the 2003 to 2008 E-Class models. The complainants claimed that there was a strong odor emanating from both inside and outside of their vehicles. They added that the issue was particularly evident when they just… Continue Reading »

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