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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins pole position in 2014 British GP

Nico Rosberg gets right back in the saddle with his fourth pole position of the season, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver opens the 2014 British Grand Prix at the head of the pack. Teammate Lewis Hamilton settles for P6 on the grid after a trickier-than-usual qualifying session that had rain and rapidly changing conditions out on the track. “It’s a great opportunity to start the race from pole and I’ll give it everything to take the win tomorrow,” said Rosberg, who is atop the drivers’ standings, with 165 championship points ahead of Hamilton, who has 136. Hamilton acknowledged that it was his decision to pull out of his lap in Q3,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sales Spike in the Asian Market

Mercedes-Benz sales were looking great in the first half of 2014. According to Wall Street Journal, the sales of the brand in the early six months of the year spiked up to 13 percent worldwide. The success was attributed to the strong demand in China and other emerging markets in Asia for luxury cars. WSJ said Mercedes sales numbered 783,520 units in that period. Notably, sales in June increased by 8 percent from a year earlier to 142,136 cars. Ola Kallenius, the head of sales of Daimler, stated, “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.” The sales of the three-pointed star brand in China from January to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Seen as the Favorite of Investors this Year

Presently, Mercedes-Benz is gradually gaining the confidence of investors. According to Forbes, it might overtake BMW as the favorite of premium car investors this year. The new products and improved efficiency of the company in its production facilities is what is wooing investors to shift to the three-pointed star brand. Lately, luxury car makers like Mercedes, Audi and BMW have been heavily criticized by analysts and investors alike because they are so engrossed in their bid to secure most unit sales. They say that the luxury brands’ obsession in having most sales does not necessarily translate to profitability, and this is what is troubling people who are heavily investing on them. Citing… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes S-Class Maybach Caught on Cam

A few days ago, spy photos of the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Maybach surfaced on the Internet, thanks to MotorAuthority. Click the thumbnails below for a closer look at the upcoming variant of the S-Class range: According to the source, up to six variants of the S-Class will be launched, which includes the Maybach models. It added that the debut of the Maybach successor might take place late this year, so the year model of the Mercedes S-Class Maybach would likely be 2015. From the photos above, the Maybach variant significantly stretched out the standard S-Class. It can be seen that the area where the rear passenger seats are located has greatly benefited… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Actros Gets the Fleet Truck of the Year 2014 Award

Mercedes-Benz is not only outstanding in its luxury cars. Once again, the brand showed that it is capable of adapting into the continuously-changing landscape of the auto industry even in its other products. Recently, the new Mercedes Actros was voted as the “Fleet Truck of the Year 2014″. The recognition was given to the three-pointed star marque’s truck division in the Motor Transport Awards 2014. The Motor Transport Awards is considered by the automotive sector as their own version of the “Oscars” as its prestige can be likened to it. The latest event marked the 29th year of the awarding body. The judging panel was composed on 60 highly regarded experts in the auto… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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