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Car2go is good to go in Amsterdam

The war is raging between Mercedes-Benz and fellow German automotive rival BMW in the field of car sharing. To keep ahead of the competition, Daimler has just announced the expansion of its car2go car sharing program in Amsterdam this week. The car2go car sharing program had been tried over and over in both Ulm and Texas, thus ensuring officials in Daimler of its huge potential in other European countries. And so, Daimler promises to bring its electronic car2go vehicles into Amsterdam before the year ends. It will mark the world’s first ever and largest collection of electric cars meant for sharing between customers. A total of 300 electric Smart vehicle… Continue Reading »

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Daimler’s outlook for China pegged at 20% growth

Despite oil prices surging all over the world plus the absence of automotive incentives for car buyers, Daimler AG says that it still expects to perform well in China, predicting at least a 20 percent growth in the country. Daimler Northeast Asia Ltd. Chairman Ulrich Walker says during a press conference that their expected outlook is merely a “conservative” target. Walker adds that he’s not too worried that the market in China will be affected heavily by new government measures in persuading car buyers from purchasing new cars in order to help the worsening traffic situation in the country. He believes that China still has huge potential as a market… Continue Reading »

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The C63 AMG Black Series under spy camera

Spy photos are in showing what looks like the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series model. The photos show what seems to be a four-door muscle car galloping along snowy urban roads. The rest of the photos, meanwhile, show what appears to be the next C63 AMG Coupe looking like it has been lured over to the dark side of the force. Close analysis of past Black Series model by Mercedes-Benz shows a two-fold design principle that’s quite simple to digest—a lot more horsepower plus better handling dynamics through design innovations such as lightweight construction materials and a wider wheel track. Meanwhile, the C63 AMG Coupe is forecasted to deliver… Continue Reading »

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The SLR McLaren Black Arrow from Edo Competition

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren supercar was in production from 2003 through 2009. When the SLS AMG came in to replace it, tuners gladly embraced the new car and went to town modding and tuning it. Yet, some tuners don’t seem to have had enough with the SLS AMG’s predecessor. Let’s take a look at the latest variant of the SLR McLaren, a vehicle that Edo Competition proudly calls the Black Arrow. The SLR McLaren received a wide range of body modifications, including 21-inch alloy wheels highlighted by a red ring, high-performance tires, and some some carbon fiber on the body that has been given a healthy dose of black coating with… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher Finishes in Points, Vettel Wins in Malaysian GP

After 56 grueling laps at the humid Sepang Circuit at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Mercedes GP Petronas finally shook off a rocky start to the 2011 Formula 1 season and managed to get into the scoring column as Michael Schumacher finished 9th for 2 points. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing copped his second win in two GPs. McLaren Mercedes’ Jenson Button was second and Renault’s Nick Heidfeld withstood a furious charge by RBR’s Mark Webber to finish in the podium at third. Schumi actually started at 11th, two spots behind teammate Nico Rosberg. However, Schumi was able to take ninth after passing the Force India Car of Paul di… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes GP Petronas Starts 9th, 11th on Malaysian GP Grid

The Malaysian Grand Prix is set to start in 20 minutes, and we’re here to recap you about the results of qualifying for the second race of the young Formula 1 season. In a qualifying session that saw Sebastian Vettel take yet another pole (and in the last second of Q3, to boot), Nico Rosberg edged out fellow Merc GP driver Michael Schumacher out of the top 10 with his 1:36.809 to Schumi’s 1:37.035. Mercedes GP Petronas is hoping to bounce back from a disastrous first 2011 race at the Australian GP, with both cars getting retired after an accident to Rosberg’s on lap 22 and puncture damage to Schumi’s… Continue Reading »

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