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Sponsored Video: Fast N’ Loud Set for June 6 Premiere

The show, which will premiere on June 6 at 10 PM on the Discovery Channel, focuses on the duo of Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufmann as they search for old and forgotten classic cars all over Texas and other nearby states, then restore those cars so that they can auction the shiny new rides and make a profit. No barn in any countryside will be left unturned as the guys from the Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas look for the perfect project. In addition, Rawlings also takes on side projects that require minimal work so he can sell them for a much higher value, meaning more funds for duo’s main… Continue Reading »

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CLS Shooting Brake Patent Pics Surface

For those who can’t wait for the debut of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake at the end of the month, these fresh patent drawings of the upcoming vehicle should whet your appetite. The drawings feature what should be the final look of the vehicle, which has been spotted in testing with still some minimal shrouds that all but revealed the final look for enthusiasts waiting to really appreciate the car. There’s barely enough concealed in the most recent spy shots, but there’s nothing quite like seeing the entire look for oneself, eh? Everyone who is eagerly awaiting the CLS Shooting Brake won’t have to wait for the entire thing… Continue Reading »

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Paffett Gets Podium Finish at Red Bull Ring

After duking it out for the top spot, Gary Paffett eventually settled for third place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg—making it his fourth podium finish in as many races so far in the 2012 DTM season. Edoardo Mortara of Audi took the race win, with Martin Tomczyk of BMW at second. With the third-place finish, Paffett was still able to add to his points total for the season. His 83 points is 36 more than second-placer Mattias Ekstrom of Audi. In addition, Paffett’s performance allowed Mercedes-Benz to take its fifth podium placer in four races. “Before the race, we had planned on securing as many points as possible… Continue Reading »

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GLK Started Production in Bremen

The GLK was one of the most anticipated Mercedes-Benz models since it was launched at the New York International Auto Show last April. Because of its great interior and new equipment options, car enthusiasts became excited over the compact SUV. The design of the car was updated, assistance systems levels were raised and engines were made to be more agile. The exterior was redesigned which made it more sharp-looking and dynamic. All these, will be seen in the new GLK that rolled off the Bremen plant last June 1. Head of Mercedes plant in Bremen, Andreas Keller said, “Our compact SUV is a hit with customers: Since its launch in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Drivers All Set for Fourth Race in 2012 DTM

The 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season has started incredibly well for the Mercedes-Benz team, with considerable leads in all three categories of the competition, namely the constructors, drivers, and teams championships. The Mercedes-Benz drivers competing this weekend are all prepped up and excited for the prospects of the team at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. “Everything about our new DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coupé is first-class, and it has shown itself to be fast on all types of track,” said Gary Paffett, who has won two of the first three races this year and is in the lead in the drivers championship. “In Spielberg, though, we’re expecting some new challenges…. Continue Reading »

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MB-Spain to Partner with Ceva Logistics

Mercedes-Benz Spain signed a three-year partnership with supply chain management firm CEVA Logistics. The deal will secure the services of CEVA Logistics to manage spare part shipments. CEVA Logistics is one of the leading global firms when it comes to managing supply chains. The company will be tasked to collect spare parts and take charge of the consolidation and distribution of those parts straight to the various Mercedes-Benz dealerships in the dealer network that is comprised of the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, and Ceuta and Melilla, which are Spanish cities in North Africa. The deal involves CEVA’s Less-than-Container Load Oceanfreight service, and CEVA will be shipping 2,000 orders. That… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes to Lay Off 1,500 Workers in Brazil

In order to compensate for reduced sales, Mercedes-Benz is slated to lay off 1,500 workers in its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil, where it holds the second spot in terms of market share in the trucks and buses segment. That facility is the largest plant situated outside of Germany, but there was a need to cut back on production because of declining sales. Mercedes-Benz still holds 25.5 percent market share in the aforementioned segment, but according to furnished data, sales dropped by 28 percent in May’s first two weeks compared to the same period a year earlier. The workforce was simple too large for the company’s production needs…. Continue Reading »

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