Some 100,000 readers of motoring magazine AUTO BILD have voted the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class the best-looking car in the world. As well as electing the Saloon as the overall winner among all the new models, AUTO BILD readers voted the new E-Class Coupe into top place in the “Coupe and Cabriolet” category. The world’s most successful business saloon can also claim to be the most attractive new car in the world. Mercedes-Benz Head of Design Gorden Wagener commented: “Our new E-Class stands for status, quality, highly advanced technology and driving pleasure – and it also reflects these attributes in its self-confident design. All these factors mean that the new E-Class… Continue Reading »
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Spring 2009 sees the GLK receive not only a number of new items of equipment but also a special distinction. It’s the first Mercedes-Benz SUV model family to receive the sought-after Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard 14062. In awarding the certificate, the independent specialists at the TàœV test organization have once again recognized the company’s commitment to environmental protection, as also laid down in the policy guidelines for the entire Daimler Group These require the premium manufacturer to go much further than merely considering the environmental effects which a vehicle has while it is actually in use. Instead, the entire lifecycle from development through the production process and… Continue Reading »
Siegfried Mà¶ller was able to pick up the key for his new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe today from Peter Schabert, manager of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. This makes him the first customer to receive the Coupe with its striking design from the customer centre of the Bremen plant as soon as the model was launched. Siegfried Mà¶ller chose an E 500 Coupe in palladium silver, including an extensive range of optional extras such as the AMG Sports package and the COMAND multimedia system. His vehicle also has the lighting package with Intelligent Light System: it provides five different light functions designed specifically for typical driving situations and weather conditions.
The legendary Mercedes-Benz G-Class is continuing to rake in award after award – thirty years after it first appeared on the automotive scene. What is by far the longest serving Mercedes-Benz passenger-car model series is celebrating its successes in the “2009 superstars” readers’ poll run by the specialist journal “4WheelFun” and the “classics of the future” vote organized by the magazine “Motor Klassik”. Readers of the off-road magazine “4Wheel Fun” ensured that the G-Class romped its way to victory by a good margin in the luxury segment of the “2009 superstar” poll. Some 34 percent of the votes went to this ever-youthful classic, putting a clear distance between the G-Class… Continue Reading »
In April, Mercedes-Benz Cars delivered 90,900 Mercedes-Benz, AMG, smart, and Maybach brand vehicles (April 2008: 119,000, minus 24%) to customers worldwide. The Mercedes-Benz brand sold 80,700 vehicles in April (April 2008: 105,400). This represents a 23% decline from the same month last year, which was the brand’s all-time sales record for the month of April. The decline in April was due to the ongoing weakness of nearly all markets. In addition, the new E-Class is not yet available in all markets. Furthermore, the month of April had two fewer working days this year because of Easter. Detailed sales numbers after the break
The official key visual for the upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2010 presents the new E-Class Coupe. International star photographer Peter Lindbergh has created an impressive work of art that perfectly expresses the attraction of beauty and elegance, you’ll be able to see some of the work in our gallery below. The leading role in the key visual is played by the international Mercedes-Benz fashion brand-ambassador Julia Stegner and the new E-Class Coupe. They are both surrounded by five additional women who seem to be fascinated by the design of the new E-Class Coupe. The key visual also serves as an entry to an interactive webspecial on the E-Class… Continue Reading »
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently tested the Mercedes-Benz R-Class and awarded it the agency’s Top Safety Pick rating for 2009. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class did extremely well in the front impact test, scoring a “Good” rating. In the side impact test, the R-Class scored another “Good” rating, making it ranked as one of the highest in it’s class. These tests apply to the models built after September 2008 with the standard side airbags.