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Mercedes-Benz notches record sales in October

What a way to kick off the fourth quarter for what is turning out to be a strong 2014 for Mercedes-Benz. The German automaker sold 140,941 vehicles in October, making it the best-selling October in the company’s history. In addition, that figure marks an 11.5 percent increase compared to the previous month. Year-to-date figures are also up, with the total now at 1,336,097, which accounts for a 12.4 percent improvement over the total units sold during the first ten months of 2013. The compact segment continued to drive Mercedes-Benz sales worldwide, with year-to-date totals of 375,435 units sold between the A-Class, B-Class, CLA-Class, and GLA-Class. That’s a 23.7 percent increase over the… Continue Reading »

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Twelve New Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Models To Be Introduced By 2020

Following the launch of the research and development center in China, Mercedes-Benz head for research and development indicated that the luxury vehicle manufacturer is set on introducing twelve new Mercedes-Benz vehicle models by 2020, according to a gtspirit.com report. Although Thomas Weber did not provide the details of these upcoming models, he indicated that they will not have any direct predecessors. This indicates that these are completely new vehicle models. Weber revealed during the opening ceremony of the new R&D center of the company in Beijing that the luxury vehicle manufacturer started its most intensive development program for new vehicle models. He added that the new program is different from… Continue Reading »

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GT Haus Enhances A Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG is one impressive luxury SUV. Its front and rear fascia provide its aggressive look while the side skirts create a sporty appearance for the vehicle as it extends along the length of the entire vehicle. The front end of this luxury SUV flows into unique fenders that are big enough to allow large-sized AMG alloy wheels to be used on it. The lower fascia along its back features a distinctive black diffuser where the sports exhaust system with a pair of chrome tailpipes is housed. The ML63 AMG also features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a total power output of 518HP along with 516 lb-ft… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Pitted Against A Tesla Model S

A Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG was pitted against a Tesla Model S recently, according to a report on autoevolution.com. A video showed the race between two different vehicles with a wide gap in terms of power output. The G63 AMG features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a power output of 536HP while the Model S, which is powered by an 85 kWh battery, offers a 470HP power output. While engine sounds normally give some indications on the power offered by internal combustion engine vehicles, the Model S did not make much noise when compared to the G63. Despite this disparity in engine sound, the V8 engine of the G-Class appears… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Metris Concepts Premiere at SEMA Show 2014

Mercedes-Benz recently debuted a new vehicle for the U.S. market at the SEMA Show 2014. The three-pointed star introduced the Mercedes Metris in the American soil during the event. The Mercedes Metris is the Americanized version of the Mercedes Vito, a commercial van that sits as a sub-variant of the Sprinter. According to Car and Driver, the vehicle will be sold in the U.S. by 2015. The source claimed the model is expected to use a 2.1-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder as a standard with a rear-wheel drive configuration. An optional all-wheel drive specification is also foreseen. Although the Mercedes V-Class was not planned to be offered in the U.S., some of its… Continue Reading »

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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Rendering Of Mercedes AMG GT Shooting Brake Created

It remains uncertain if a Mercedes AMG GT Shooting Brake will ever be produced, as indicated on a gtspirit.com report. Despite this uncertainty, a shooting brake variant of the latest sports car offering of Mercedes-Benz was rendered recently. A shooting brake is considered to be a car with perfect appeal, which makes it necessary for everything to convey conviction and accuracy. Since Mercedes-Benz already created the CLS Shooting Brake and a CLA Shooting Brake is expected to be unveiled next year, it is only rational to expect the luxury vehicle manufacturer to produce such a version for the AMG GT. A number of industry watchers have indicated that producing a… Continue Reading »

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