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Who Will Be the Next Daimler CEO?

With the recent announcement that Dietmar Exler will succeed Stephen Cannon as the CEO and president of Mercedes-Benz USA, many are also awaiting the news about the potential inheritor of the position held by Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche. According to an article from Auto Evolution, citing the German publication Manager-Magazin as source, the most likely person who will take over the throne of Zetsche is Ola Kaellenius. Based on the report, Zetsche is already 62 years old. The Daimler supremo’s contract will run up to the end of 2016. In a prior interview of Zetsche with Germany-based Bunte, he said he was open to the idea about a woman replacing him. However, Dr…. Continue Reading »

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Strange-Looking Mercedes-Benz Royale 600 Seen Somewhere In California

Coach-built vehicles are considered as among the most exclusive niche markets in the world. These vehicles typically aim at providing an exceptionally luxurious product to customers. However, there are also some instances when something goes wrong. One such example is the Mercedes-Benz Royale 600, which was shown on a report from carscoops.com. The luxury vehicle was supposedly seen somewhere in California. Galpin Auto Sports was the original poster of the vehicle through the Facebook page of the company. While the vehicle appears to be neatly assembled, it may have taken its inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class W111 and the W112. It is essentially a redesigned version of the iconic models…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Power Output Enhanced By VATH

VATH has done it again as it took a Mercedes-AMG C63 unit and brought its muscle to the next level, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. While the exterior remained essentially untouched with the exception of the custom wheels as well as its lowered ride height, the German tuning specialist upgraded the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine of the C63. The upgrades provided by VATH on the C63 increased its power output to 600 HP as well its torque to 598 lb-ft. due to this upgrade, the top speed of the luxury sedan is at 199 mph or 320 km/h. The upgrade has a price tag of around $4,300 or… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Caught On Camera

A Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman was caught on camera on the streets of Sindelfingen, Germany recently, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The “Pullman” moniker was brought back by Daimler earlier in the year for the costliest variants of the current generation of S-Class luxury vehicles. The unit spotted was put together by Brabus and its considerable length of 6499 millimeters or 255.8 inches makes it stand out on the road. To create the most luxurious cabin designed by the luxury vehicle manufacturer, it made distance between the two axles at 4418 millimeters or 173.9 inches. The Pullman is also available in the S600 variant featuring a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz C200 CDI Estate Emissions Higher Than Limit – German Lobby Group

The emission test result for the Mercedes-Benz C200 CDI Estate published by DUH, an environmental lobby group from Germany, was described “questionable” by Daimler, as shown on a report from wroldcarfans.com. The press release issued by Deutsche Umwelthilfe or DUH showed the nitrogen oxide emissions of the C200 CDI Estate was twice the legal limits according to Euro 5 regulations. The University of Applied Sciences conducted the tests in Bern, Switzerland. The same university conducted similar tests on an Opel Zafira and a Renault Espace. The test results on the Mercedes-Benz C200 CDI Estate were considered “questionable” by Daimler since no information were released by DUH on the conditions when… Continue Reading »

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Record Set By 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

A three-year market high was reached after a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was sold at a price tag of $1.9 million, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The Gullwing put up for sale by RK Motors Charlotte was in excellent condition, both its appearance and its engine. The vehicle only had one owner for the past five decades and only clocked 45, 697 miles on its odometer. The fact that it was fully restored and comes with original tools, books and belly pans along with an optional Nardi steering wheel accounted for its record high price. This particular unit features a grey exterior and a red leather interior…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Benz GLA Featured On Super Mario Maker

The Mercedes Benz GLA is making an appearance on the Super Mario Maker video game of Nintendo, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. The team-up between the luxury vehicle manufacturer and the video game developer resulted to the creation of a special course on the video game by the German company. The game itself combines elements of the iconic game with an editor mode allowing player to customize levels to explore. To bring the game a notch higher, the Mercedes-Benz Event Course was developed by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. The level shows Mario taking a GLA out for a test drive from a Mercedes-Benz dealership. An autobahn section and the… Continue Reading »

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