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MBUSA growth track remains steady

Daimler AG is on a major roll in the US, now reporting a 3.1 percent growth for the month of October, selling 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles. The breakdown includes 19,076 vehicles sold by MBUSA, while the rest being contributed by Smart. This total includes passenger cars, light trucks and Sprinter vans, and represents a 4.9% growth for October for MBUSA. Meanwhile, year-to-date growth stands at around 20.1%. Evidently from the figures, Mercedes-Benz’s passengers and light trucks sales are still very much on track. October’s strongest seller was the 9th generation of the E-Class, numbering around 5,568 units and earning a year-to-date total of 50,298 units for a 53.3% growth…. Continue Reading »

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Five Mercedes-Benz cars emerge victorious in AutoScout24 survey

Thanks to almost 230,000 voters from all over the world who cast their choice for Europe’s most popular car, three Mercedes-Benz vehicles were chosen in an online survey by Europe’s biggest automobile marketplace on the Internet, none other than AutoScout24. So far, the web company has done nine surveys with great response from their avid visitors. So which car came up on top as Europe’s most favorite car? It’s unanimous—the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super car is without any contention the most adored and wished for European car in the market today, being voted out of almost 1.8 million candidates. Cutting edge quality German engineering can only be credited partially for… Continue Reading »

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GM nominates the R-Class for North American Car of the Year

Daimler AG and General Motors were once tied together in a partnership that didn’t quite go as planned. Back then, too many things were at stake and both companies realized that they didn’t make the perfect team. But now, things look better between the two car manufacturing giants, especially with GM’s nomination of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class for this year’s North American Car of the Year award. The award is exclusive in the United States. Why? Because it isn’t bested by just one media company. An entire organization of automotive magazine, television, radio, newspaper and online journalists from the US and Canada team up to find suitable candidates for nomination. This… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG Announces a 7.4 Percent Boost in Sales for Mercedes-Benz and smart Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced their August sales of 19,674 vehicles, a boost of 15% for the month, with a 22.2% increase on a yearly basis. These sales include a total of 18,826 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 848 Sprinter vans. Notable gains remained in both Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light truck classifications. The most substantial performer for the month was the elegant and sporty C-Class, having a sales total of 6,100 (boost of 43.4%). The 9th generation E-Class followed suit by having a sales total of 5,882 for the month (up 25.9%), which resulted in a year to date total of 39,122 (up 70.6%). The all-around vehicle M-Class SUV… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Increases 17 Percent in July

This July 2010 has yet proved to be another achievement for the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz, who recorded a 17 percent rise in sales, or a total of 97,700 units sold. This is the ninth successive month in which Mercedes records a double-digit upsurge in sales. This means that since the start of 2010, the overall number of new Mercedes vehicles have resulted to 654,400 units sold, a boost of 16 percent in contrast to the same time frame last 2009. Based on Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing vice president, Joachim Schmidt, the company’s sales figures maintain its rise followed by the flourishing first half of the year, the second half… Continue Reading »

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R-Class crossover sells nine times as many this year

With all the fuss on sales increase across the board for all Mercedes-Benz product ranges, one model line outshines the rest in sheer figures—the R-Class crossover. Why? Well, simply because it went up to 314 units sold up till July of 2010 as compared to a mere 36 in the same period last year. We’re talking about a nine-fold increase here, folks, and not merely percentages. The R-Class crossover is currently being produced in Mercedes-Benz’s Vance plant. Now, if you sum up all the sales last month of all 3 models being made in Vance, you’ll get a figure that’s way beyond the average sales of all Mercedes-Benz plants around… Continue Reading »

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The 2011 R-Class facelifted

People buy cars for different reasons—some for mere aesthetics, others for sporty performance—while others for mere comfort. Put all three and you get the characteristics of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Of course, if you’re both a wife of a busy CEO and the mother of three wonderfully active tenderfoots, then you’ll be better off driving an MPV—short for Multi-Purpose Vehicle—so they’ll have enough space to run about. Just make sure they’re strapped securely when you’re mobile. Put both words—Mercedes-Benz and MPV together—and you get the R-Class. The 2011 model gets a redefined and totally aggressive front end, a smoother rear end and an attractive and totally teched out gauge cluster. A… Continue Reading »

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