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Mercedes-Benz USA launches 2015 C-Class online configurator

Want to tinker around with your very own US-spec Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Now that the automaker has launched its online configurator for the 2015 model year, you can do just that. You can head over to the site at this link and you can start customizing your own 2015 C-Class, just the way you want it. Options are currently limited though, as you can start off with a base of either the 241-horsepower C300 starting at $40,400 or the 329-horsepower C400, which starts at $48,590. Those base prices do not include the optional stuff you will be adding later on through the  configurator, as well as taxes, title, registration fees, transport charge, and… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Team Orders for Mercedes Coming Soon

There are reports right now saying that Mercedes AMG Petronas is planning to implement team orders in the following races this season. Of course, this matter did not sit well with a lot of Formula One fans. In the beginning of August, Grandprix.com posted an article about an interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, wherein the Daimler boss clarified that there would be no team orders for their F1 drivers, unless they are facing an emergency situation. He did not explain though what they consider to be an “emergency situation.” However, he said he expects his drivers to avoid impeding each other with varying strategies. For instance, when going for two… Continue Reading »

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Steve Cannon Looks to Improve Skills of Mercedes Sales People

Mercedes-Benz is no doubt a leader when it comes to luxury vehicle innovation, and design. It keeps itself up-to-date or even one step ahead yearly when it comes to engine performance and technological advancements. This year alone marked the introduction of the new S-Class, C-Class, and CLS, among others. The last half of the year will also see new milestones of the German brand brought about by the new Mercedes GLA and the much-anticipated AMG GT. However, Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, believes there is still room for more improvement with the brand. USA Today revealed that he asked all the Mercedes dealers in the U.S. to send their staffs to… Continue Reading »

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing To Be Auctioned by Mecum

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is one of the most sought-after prizes of car collectors in auctions. Once again, another unit of the iconic and classic car of the three-pointed star brand will hit the auction block next month. The next event of Mecum Auctions will be conducted from September 3 to 6 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Its featured car is the 300 SL Gullwing. According to the auctioneer, the 300 SL Gullwing up for grabs was exported to the U.S. on August 25, 1955. It originally came in a blue finish coupled with a light-gray  interior. However, its last owner, who purchased the classic… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes, BMW, and Audi Clubs Co-Host Legends of the Autobahn

Today (August 15), the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA), together with BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) and Audi Club North America will team up to co-host a historic event. The three luxury car clubs will be facilitating the 5th Annual Legends of the Autobahn. The event also co-sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and other prominent brands, will be held at the grounds of Nicklaus Club Monterey in California starting from 8 AM to 3 PM. The on-site registration starts as early as 6:30 AM, but it should be noted that there was also an online registration held on July 27 up to yesterday. Admission is free for spectators, but there… Continue Reading »

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Lowe: Do Not Underestimate Hamilton and Rosberg

Paddy Lowe, the technical chief at Mercedes AMG Petronas, stated that fans should not underestimate Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg because of the superiority shown by their cars this Formula One season. He said the lack of mistakes made by Hamilton and Rosberg got them to where they are now in both the drivers and teams standings. Lowe mentioned that the nine wins, including six one-two victories and 10 out 11 pole qualifications achieved by his drivers, are not only indications of their superb W05′s, but they also reflect the skills of the team’s drivers. The Mercedes technical chief recalled that Hamilton and Rosberg displayed a very low error rate since the start of the 2014… Continue Reading »

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