Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported January sales of 15,158 vehicles, a 45.3% improvement over January 2009, starting 2010 with robust momentum. In the sedan category, the popularity of the C-Class – the gateway to the Mercedes-Benz brand for younger and first-time Mercedes-Benz buyers – maintained its lead as the volume leader with sales of 4,028, up 32.8% over January 2009. The all-new, 9th generation E-Class continued to shine with sales of 3,824, up an astounding 116.3% over January 2009.
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Today was the first test of the new Mercedes GP Petronas race car in Valencia with Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher. Nico was at the wheel in the morning whilst Michael took over in the afternoon.
The famous Benz tuner, Brabus, has come out with the fastest and most expensive SUV in the world. The Mercedes-Benz GL was not just given a visual tune up, but Brabus also installed a 6.3 liter V8 engine as well as two turbos. The result of this was a 650 horsepower SUV that can gove from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 300 km/h. The price of all the custom tuning is certainly not cheap, especially when equipped with so many LCD screens and carbon fiber trim. So if you want haul your kids around and need to get to that soccer game… Continue Reading »
What Car?, the UK’s biggest car buyer’s guide, has named Mercedes-Benz the winner of its 2010 prize for best safety innovation for the ATTENTION ASSIST feature, which is designed to combat overtiredness in drivers – one of the most frequent causes of accidents. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class also took home the Car of the Year Award for best buy in the luxury segment for the fourth time in succession. Other active safety features on the E-Class include Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Speed Limit Assist, the PRE-SAFE® Brake which initiates partial or emergency braking automatically if there is an acute risk of a head-to-tail collision, and DISTRONIC… Continue Reading »
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the best car in the upper executive segment, while the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the best sports car. These are the results of a reader survey conducted by one of Germany’s well-known specialist car magazines, “auto motor und sport”. The E-Class and SLS have therefore both walked away with the title “Best car of 2010″. The editorial team of “auto motor und sport” asked readers to vote on some 326 vehicles across ten categories, and no fewer than 96,784 respondents answered the call to cast their votes in the traditional reader survey to find the best cars of the year.
In case you haven’t seen the new SLS commercial (or the tunnel stunt as some like to call it), then please check it out before you view the above video. In this new video, it seems that the driver of the SLS AMG was actually Schumi, or was he actually just added later to the clip. I would doubt that he actually performed the stunt, not only was it a dangerous stunt, but his insurance and sponsors wouldn’t allow it. Imagine if he got injured, it would be catastrophic to him, the Mercedes GP team and his sponsors. Eitherway, are pretty cool commercial for the 2010 Formula 1 season if… Continue Reading »
The new Gullwing model is now at the starting line: following its world premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt/Main in September 2009, series production of the SLS AMG is now commencing in Sindelfingen, the largest of the Mercedes-Benz production plants.