Daimler revealed today that they have recently formed the Mercedes-Benz Style division.Â This new division is a special unit that will handle adding the Mercedes fashion to some transportation related products, everyday lifestyle products and even adding some Mercedes touch to furnitures.Â Based on the statement by the head of design at Mercedes-Benz, Gorden Wagener, they have agreed to put up the Mercedes-Benz styling outside of the automotive world.Â Presently, they have received positive reactions from famous manufacturers in a wide variety of fields.Â Â According to Wagener, the very first item that is handled by the new unit is the Eurocopter EC145. Â This said helicopter that has been “Mercedes Fashioned”… Continue Reading »
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Even the rich and famous can be soccer moms. Just in case you’re looking for a luxurious van to transport your team of tenderfoots, and you’ve gots the money to spend, consider the ever-reliable Mercedes-Benz R-class. Mercedes-Benz is currently looking into unveiling the latest of R-class in the 2010 New York auto show. So what has changed since the 2010 model? Well, not much, save for heavy exterior design changes that give the 2011 model a lot more testosterone than its predecessor. A large and deep front grille and rhomboid headlamps to replace the traditional standing ellipses give the upcoming R-class a bolder, yet sophisticated look. Just in case you’re… Continue Reading »
Four Mercedes-Benz models have the lowest depreciation in their segment, and can justifiably call themselves the “Value retention champions 2010″ – the E, C, S and R-Class. These are the findings of analyses carried out each year by the Saarbrücken-based market research institute Bà¤hr & Fess Forecast on behalf of the motoring magazine “Auto Bild”. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are therefore generally have the highest value retention, and offer a significant economic advantage. According to the residual value forecasts of the market researchers, the new E-Class will be the saloon with the highest resale value of all large coupes when it is four years old. The E 250 CDI will still command… Continue Reading »
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested the Mercedes-Benz R-Class and awarded it the agency’s Top Safety Pick rating for 2009. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class did extremely well in the front impact test, scoring a “Good” rating. In the side impact test, the R-Class scored another “Good” rating, making it ranked as one of the highest in it’s class. These tests apply to the models built after September 2008 with the standard side airbags.
With a successful launch of BlueTEC equipped models in the US, Mercedes-Benz is now bringing its BlueTEC SUVs to the European market. This is a guaranteed home win. The three BlueTEC SUVs can be ordered immediately; deliveries will begin in September 2009. The turn in American tax policy has contributed to the “reintroduction” of diesel power cars in the US. With the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC owners get the same tax benefits as for a hybrid car. For example, the GL equipped with BlueTEC technology can bring a savings of $1,832. In addition to the E 350 BlueTEC sedan, the range also includes three SUV vehicles – the ML… Continue Reading »
All-new body elements and an upgraded interior will make the Mercedes-Benz GL even more appealing. In its new model year, the world’s top-class luxury SUV will consume up to 8 percent less fuel (preliminary value) and be even more environmentally compatible. Other outstanding features of the GL-Class will include excellent handling both on road and off road, exceptional roominess and the comfort of a luxury saloon. Beginning in Fall 2009, Mercedes-Benz will also offer the world’s most extensive range of SUV models equipped with especially efficient SCR exhaust gas treatment technology. Besides the GL 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC, customers will also have the ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC and R 350 BlueTEC… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz today reported that its sales in the U.S. fell 35.5 % in January compared to same time last year. Even the popular smart fortwo was not able to help raise the falling numbers, even with tripling sales (from 641 last January to 1,776). Overall sales of Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S. fell 42.9% to 10,433 from 18,275. The Mercedes R-Class wagon posted a 75.9% decline in sales, while sales of the top-selling C-Class sedan fell 34.8%. Overall (Mercedes-Benz and smart) U.S. sales fell to 12,209 from 18,916 last year.