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Mercedes-Benz reaches milestone in Brazil – produces 2.5 million engines since 1956

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has produced a landmark 2.5 million engines at its plant in Sà£o Bernardo do Campo near Sà£o Paulo. Sà£o Bernardo do Campo is the only plant of Daimler Trucks to produce trucks, bus chassis, engines, and other aggregates at the same production site . The engines are also delivered to other Daimler Group sites, such as in Argentina, where they are installed in Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Demand has been growing in Brazil since the middle of last year, and the marketing is recovering. This is also leading to an upswing in the truck and bus business, and many vehicle fleets are currently being replaced. In response to… Continue Reading »

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smart starts a new brand campaign – hopes to increase awareness

On February 16th 2010, smart is starting a new international brand campaign, which will feature the “fleeing Hot Dogs”, a filling station attendant and further surprising stories to theater, TV and computer screens. The ten second spots each show a film excerpt that arouses interest and makes viewers curious to find out more. Accordingly, they end with the question that everyone asks: “What happened?” The microsite www.the-smart-class.com – the central element of the whole campaign – provides the answer. The long version of all films is shown in this web special. I’ve always been stressing that smarts needs a new marketing push, and if everything goes as planned, this campaign… Continue Reading »

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2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied with light camo

Over the last few years, we’ve seen numerous spy shots of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS, but this time, it’s a bit different. As you can see on the pictures, courtesy of Autoblog, the shape of the new CLS is slowly taking shape. The headlights along with the taillights are visible and give us an idea of what the final design will look like. The front grill will be very similar to the SLS – big and upright. As far as the engine configuration goes, it will be available with both 6 and 8 cylinders, with around 450 to 500 bhp under the hood. An AMG version will of course follow… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Trucks to increase stake in Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ

Daimler AG and Russia’s leading investment bank Troika Dialog have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the strengthening of Daimler’s role in the Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ, through the acquisition of 5% of the KAMAZ shares held by Troika Dialog. Daimler AG will initially increase its holding in KAMAZ by one percent to 11%. The remaining four percent of the deal would be bought by the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction & Development). As a result of this transaction, the EBRD would obtain representation on the KAMAZ Board of Directors. Daimler AG has a seat on the KAMAZ Board of Directors since 2009. The parties to the contract have… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg first during testing in Spain

Even during dark and drizzly weather conditions, the F1 drivers went out on the Jerez circuit in Spain for a test run. Nico Rosberg, in his new Mercedes GP had the overall quickest lap, at 1:20.927, while Sebastien Buemi and his Toro Rosso came in second with a time of 1:21.031. Fernando Alonso with his all new F10 Ferrari was the 4th fastest, with almost 2 seconds behind Rosberg. Last years champion, Jenson Button, and his Mclaren finished on the 6th position, with 4 seconds behind Mercedes GP. If the season is reflected by these times, then it certainly looks promising for the new Mercedes GP team.

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Mercedes-Benz introduces the battery-powered Vito

Mercedes-Benz is unveiling the prototype of a battery-powered van based on the Mercedes-Benz Vito at the informal EU Competitiveness Council meeting in San Sebastià¡n from 7 to 9 February. During 2010, more than 100 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans will be delivered to 20 customers, primarily fleet operators and public institutions wishing to transport items in environmentally sensitive zones with zero emissions, including no CO2 emissions, and low noise. The drive configuration is designed solely to run on battery power and thus dispenses with the powertrain intended for combustion engines. A battery featuring powerful lithium-ion technology supplies energy to the Vito. With an operating voltage of 400 V, 16 A current and… Continue Reading »

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Test mule of next-gen Mercedes-Benz S-Class spotted

The current Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been around for last four years, so it’s only appropriate that Mercedes-Benz starts working on a new version. The new version, should be hitting showrooms in late 2012 or early 2013, depending on the market. We won’t know what it will look like until a year ahead of the launch, but we can speculate on what it will have inside. The rumors are that the new S-Class model will rely on turbocharging and direct injection to deliver power and efficiency. The AMG version will receive a twin-turbo charged 5.5 liter V8; this of course is all part of the well-known plan to have more powerful… Continue Reading »

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