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Mercedes-Benz R-Class is Getting Prepared for China

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is staging a comeback. But this time, it will be targeted exclusively for customers in China. According to CNBC, the assembly of the R-Class recently commenced at the AM General assembly plant located in Mishakawa, Indiana. It was the same facility that built the Hummer H2 from 2002 to 2009. Based on the source, Mercedes got into a deal with AM General that involved moving the production of the R-Class into the latter’s facility. The reason for the move of Mercedes is to let its Vance, Alabama plant to focus on the production of the more in-demand units of the brand. The decision to transfer the assembly of the R-Class to another location… Continue Reading »


Humvee Maker Will Now Handle R-Class Production

Based on several news sources, Mercedes-Benz recently turned to AM General to handle the production of the R-Class. AM General is popular for making the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or the Hummer. To be honest, I thought the R-Class was already history, so I was quite surprised about the recent development centering on the range. My first reaction when I saw the headlines was, “Really, the R-Class is still around?” It should be noted that the R-Class wasn’t quite as popular as the other series of the three-pointed star brand. When it was launched in 2005, its sales figures were way below expectations. In its best year, only… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz V-Class Out and About in Winter Testing

Just after that massive polar vortex and with possibly a new one on the way, coupled with the sun’s pronounced lack of activity, the temperatures we’re experiencing are perfect for cold-weather testing. That’s something that the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz V-Class took head-on recently, as it was spotted testing in the snowy wild ahead of its official reveal on January 30. The new V-Class is set to replace the R-Class luxury MPV in terms of its role within the automaker’s vehicle lineup, although it is being marketed as the successor to the Viano MPV line. The unveiling is set to be held in Munich, Germany. It is notable that the V-Class… Continue Reading »


Heath Ledger Commemorated On A Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Heath Ledger is considered by a number of people to be the best person who played the Joker in a Batman movie. He played the villain in 2008 edition of the movie entitled “The Dark Knight.” Recently, a Mercedes-R-Class was given a wrapping that paid tribute to the actor. Fans of the actor will find this tribute appealing especially if they are also Mercedes-Benz fans. The design shows the Joker on the hood of the R-Class with the text saying “Why so Serious?” The same text is also located at the rear of the vehicle. The makeover was done by specialists from Russia-based Re-Styling. They used their creativity to bring… Continue Reading »


Mercedes R-Class Was Pulled Out from the US

The Mercedes R-Class is a wonderful car, no doubt about that. With a V6 engine, lovely leather interiors and all-wheel drive, which translates to power and luxury what more can you ask for? However, in the highly competitive US market, these characteristics actually became problems. Not that Americans don’t like the car, it’s just that great features comes with an even greater price tag. Starting at $52,690, the R350 4Matic and the R350 BlueTec diesel with a tag of $53,840, it only managed to attract about 300 buyers. Mercedes spokesman Christian Bokich said the version is not working in the market, “to the extent that we can no longer make… Continue Reading »


2 Million Mercedes SUVs were Sold in 2011

If you’re a big fan of the big cars or the SUVs then you should be happy to know that other people are also picking up on that “fandom”. As evidenced by a 2 million units of SUVs sold by Mercedes-Benz, the big, rounded vehicles are now a trend.  Mercedes-Benz head of sales and marketing said, “With the launch of our first sport utility vehicle, the G-Class, more than 30 years ago, we entered a segment in which we are now very successful with a total of five models. The SUVs today are an important pillar of Mercedes-Benz’s growth and have regularly posted a new sales record in every month… Continue Reading »


Australian 2011 R-Class Gets Launched

The 2011 R300 CDI was launched by Mercedes-Benz Australia, and this Aussie version is seen sporting a range of exterior changes while still packing some high-tech interior specs. The updated R-Class comes with some key exterior tweaks over the standard one we saw at the 2010 New York Auto Show, including a sharpened front, bi-xenon headlights reminiscent of the ML-Class units, and running LED lights housed in the side cutouts near the lower air intake area. The R300’s rear also gets exterior updates via a new bumper, a diffuser, new trim integrated on the tailpipe, and tweaked tail lights. Going to the interior, we see that it gets some advanced features, including 3 rows of seats that can be… Continue Reading »


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