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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Wins “Van Of The Year 2013” Distinction In Russia

The rise of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter in the Russian market was capped recently when it was given the distinction of being the “Van of the Year 2013.” This is the third straight year that the van won the biggest nationwide automotive competition in Russia. Mercedes-Benz Vans Head Volker Mornhinweg said extensive range offered by the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter facilitates its adoption by clients around the world to fit their individual needs. The title demonstrates the wide acceptance of the vehicle in the fast-growing market for vans in Europe. The award was given to the van after the votes of over 1.3 million people were cast through the net, mail or text… Continue Reading »

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Sales Highlight Performance Of The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been tearing up the market from the time it was introduced in 1995. Its popularity grew along with its sales. Sales of the van have reached 2.47 million units as it became the foundation of the growth of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Mercedes-Benz Vans Head Volker Mornhinweg said that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has set the standard in safety, quality and economy among large vans in the market. Its achievement shows that worldwide success can be attained even if one starts in small market segments. When it was initially introduced, the van was part of the market in between trucks and cars. The concept gained popularity in the German… Continue Reading »

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Meet the New and Improved Euro VI-Compliant Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new model of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is out, and it comes with a number of improvements—not the least of which is compliance with upcoming Euro VI emissions standard, superb efficiency to the tune of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers, and a whole new suite of safety systems. Crosswind Assist comes standard across the model range, and this new safety system debuts along with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (optional), Blind Spot Assist (optional), Highbeam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist. Mercedes-Benz is keen on keeping accident figures in the van segment down, and these new safety systems should help in that aspect. In addition to the new safety systems,… Continue Reading »

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Four Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Teams Join Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles

The Mercedes-Benz Vans Rallye Team had a special guest as they went off to join the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles. The Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg personally saw the team off and wished them success in the rallye. The team is represented by women employees of the luxury car manufacturer, craftswomen, and Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator. The women employees of Daimler went through a qualification process and have proven their off-road skills last year. Lina Van de Mars, a TV moderator from Germany, is a highly-skilled driver and motor sports enthusiast. She will be driving in the event for the first time. Two winners of a magazine-sponsored… Continue Reading »

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Solid 2012 Figures for Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans had a good 2012. While the sales figures and revenues posted by the division was not quite equal to the 2011 numbers, last year was still good enough to be the third-best annual operating result. The 2012 sales were down 4% compared to 2011, with 252,400 units sold last year compared to 264,200 the year prior. As for revenue, it was at around $11.8 billion (€9,070 million), almost the same as 2011 revenue (€9,179 million). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) is pegged at €541 million, a 35-percent drop from 2011′s €835 million. The high level of success is attributed to many factors, including the strategy dubbed “Vans goes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Top Arctic Van Test

The Mercedes-Benz Citan, Vito, and Sprinter recently showed that they can endure even the most extreme conditions recently. The Citan and the Vito were tested an Arctic Van Test that was held in Finland while the Sprinter drove through the North America until Alaska. The Arctic Van Test saw the Mercedes-Benz Citan outshining its rivals in its category. The Mercedes-Benz van combines comfort, handling and safety to achieve a remarkable driving performance. The vehicle was able to perform well even after temperatures dropped below 25 degrees Celsius. The Mercedes-Benz Vito was also able to outperform other compact vans in the Arctic Van Test. The victories of the two vehicles confirm… Continue Reading »

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11,111th Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Produced by Arobus

As perhaps the world’s best-selling van, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is truly in great demand. It’s used for a wide range of purposes and represents the automaker’s commitment to quality and reliability. That’s why it’s also important to have reliable partners when it comes to making Sprinter variants. Recently, Tuzia, Turkey-based minibus body manufacturer and Mercedes-Benz partner Arobus produced its 11,111th Sprinter, a testament to the successful partnership between the two entities. The partnership started 5 years ago, and the initial order was 250 units. Arobus now produces six different minibus variants of the Sprinter, and the manufacturer’s production is now pegged at around 5,000 units annualy. The majority of the… Continue Reading »

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