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Pagani Zonda in a different color

Do you know what a Pagani Zonda is? Well, for starters, it’s a supercar—a very expensive supercar. And then, under its hood is a Mercedes-Benz sourced engine. So that says a lot of the quality of its powerplant. Power delivery? Well, you can’t really expect a supercar to behave like a MINI Cooper, now do you? Of course, it’s loud, and that’s all part of what makes it a fun supercar. And did we tell you that it’s expensive. Then here comes a one-off special edition Pagani Zonda that nevertheless tames down the unforgiving appearance of the conventional, and highly expensive, model. Yes folks, that’s pink or light violet that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz presents its Christmas Collection

Still wondering what to give to your special someone as a gift this Christmas? Well then, if he or she is a fan of Mercedes-Benz, then it’s only proper to give an item that bears the mark of the manufacturer. Put simply, what better gift than an item from Mercedes-Benz’s Christmas Collection. That would make for one heck of a display under your decorated pine tree. So what products are on offer? Let’s see… there are stainless steel watches for men, and jewelry timepieces for the ladies. The women’s watches come with interchangeable straps, which is if she’s the type who keeps having different moods. Then there are elegant cufflinks… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes do Brazil Reaches Its Milestone of 400,000 Buses Sold

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has publicized that it has achieved a record of selling 400,000 buses in their country since the company started manufacturing in its Sao Bernardo do Campo plant in 1956. For many years, the company has been the leader with regards to internal sales, last September 2010, the company recorded a 53% market share. This important milestone was brought about by the O 500 RSD chassis. This vehicle, transported to Vicao Cometa, is one of the 123 chassis O 500 units bought by a client in 2010. According to Joachim Maier, sales vice-president of Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, “It is a pleasure to deliver the 400,000th bus to Viação… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 85,000 Vehicles For Power Steering Problems

Mercedes-Benz is pulling out at least 85,078 vehicles due to problems with power steering, after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) issued a safety warning to the German company. This would include models sold in the US from year 2010-2011. The repercussion of such a problem could eventually result to a loss of fluid in the steering system’s pump, which may also heighten the risk of an accident. Dealers will also check and re-torque the fittings without any charge. The safety notice stated that car owners may not have enough control of the automobiles in places such as parking lots, where power steering is strongly required, thus, increasing the… Continue Reading »

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Schumi finishes sixth in Japan GP

What a surprise comeback from Michael Schumacher! For one of the rare times, the seven-time world champion has managed to beat his wingman to the finish. He gained major points after his good start from the tenth position on the grid. A good, strong race plus an exhilarating battle with Nico Rosberg and Schumi produces better results since his much-hyped up comeback. What could have been a double-points finish for Mercedes GP was foiled because of an unfortunate accident forcing Nico to quit and not finish the race during the 48th lap. Nico was in sixth place at that point, a position Schumi happily took over from his retired wingman…. Continue Reading »

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The next-generation SLK bares its top

What was it about the current SLK that enticed buyers to shell out money for it? Small size? Maybe. Strong engine? Definitely. These characteristics very well say that big things come in small packages. And without doubt, the SLK is one of the most fun and and alluring compact roadsters around. And it doesn’t end there. The picture above shows you the top view of the 2012 Mercedes SLK. Yes, we’ve noticed that instead of a conventional metal roof, a glass panel sits. That’s what Mercedes-Benz calls the Magic Sky Control. Why such a name? Well, because it’s magic! It’s actually an electrochromic panel that can be set to take… Continue Reading »

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Lexus offering rebate to derail Mercedes-Benz

It seems Toyota is back on track, as shown by the Japanese car company’s latest attempts to derail the astounding growth Mercedes-Benz is currently enjoying all over their global market. Actually, Toyota’s luxury line in the US, Lexus, has been going at it since 2010 began. For eight straight months, the race was being fought by the two luxury car companies to be crowned dominion of the U.S. market. However, it was in the month of September when Mercedes-Benz really picked up the pace leaving Lexus behind by as many as 3,000 units sold. The big question now is, can Mercedes-Benz maintain the lead to dethrone Lexus off the top… Continue Reading »

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