When Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche announced the other day that 2015 would see the launch of several new models, he didn’t give a clear idea of what those models would be. Now, a teaser from Mercedes-Benz has revealed that one of the new models will be a crossover vehicle called the MLC.Although the teaser pic does shows a crossover-type vehicle, the sloping rear contour for the roof is reminiscent of the CLS, and, dare we say, BMW’s X6? As with a lot of SAVs nowadays, offroading is not a strong suit of these vehicles. Rather, eye-catching designs seem to be the order of the day. With the proposed MLC, rear… Continue Reading »
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A Mercedes-Benz distributor in Oman, Zarawi Trading Company has come up with a special edition of Mercedes’ evergreen G-Class model, specifically the G55. Calling it the G55 Arabia, this limited edition G-Class will have a limited 100-unit run, and will be available in matte white or black. To set the G55 Arabia apart, chrome bullbars, carbon fiber trim and 19-inch AMG wheels have been added. As befits a special edition, a two-tone black and porcelain leather interior grace the inside of the vehicles, with more carbon fiber trim highlighted by champagne white Designo piano lacquer wood trim. No revisions have been announced to the standard 354 horsepower 4-litre V8 engine… Continue Reading »
Mika Hakkinen is back, and he will racing at Zhuhai for 6 hours on November 13, 2011 on board the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. Häkkinen’s first race since 2007 DTM season finale at Hockenheim A guest drive for the Finn as a Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Team-mate to CongFu Cheng and Lance David Arnold in the Customer AMG Sports Team China For the first time in four years, former Formula One and DTM driver Mika Häkkinen will climb into the cockpit of a racing car for the season finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup on 13th November in Zhuhai (China). Häkkinen will be driving a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 for… Continue Reading »
The German car manufacturer announced that a fifth model will be produced in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant, the MLC SUV Coupe. The four other vehicles are the M-, GL-, R- and M- classes. The MLC SUV Coupe is expected to be a rival of the BMW X6. Last year, it was reported that an investment of $2 billion is being put in the Alabama plant. The expansion will create additional 400 jobs.
Despite being on the verge of being replaced, tuners continue to craft upgrades for the long-live SL-Class R230. The latest of these tuners to do so is Wald, which, in its typical fashion, has come up with a wild-looking kit for the Mercedes SL. Marketing it as an aerodynamic upgrade, Japanese tuner Wald has installed a replacement front bumper for a more aggressive look, new side skirts and a wide body kit consisting of front fender arches and rear arch extensions that are tied in by the skirts. A rear bumper fascia, diffuser and trunk spoiler make up the rear treatment. The final touch as you come up from behind… Continue Reading »
On the heels of its dismissal of the former head of its US operations, Mercedes has announced that it will be appointing Ernst Lieb’s replacement in the coming days. Aside from this short announcement, not much else has been released by the company regarding the surprising turn of events. There is also no word on whether the replacement CEO will come from the company’s headquarters in Germany. Given the importance of U.S. operations, all options are open, including selecting Mr. Lieb’s successor from the ranks of MBUSA personnel. Following the departure of Mr. Lieb, it was announced that the interim CEO would be Herbert Werner. Herr Werner has been MBUSA’s… Continue Reading »
Daimler Trucks North America’s production will create more jobs, as the Western Star trucks, which are being built in Portland, Oregon is on the ramp. It will add a second shift which creates about 350 new jobs by the end of next year. That will be a fifty percent increase of production workers. Initially, last July, the company announced that it will hire 2,700 employees for its US and Mexico plant, but this will increase because of Western Star’s demand for new workers. All these hiring was made possible by the continuous rise of sales of the trucks by Daimler. In August this year, Daimler trucks achieved its highest volume… Continue Reading »