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Daimler Gives Bonuses to Employees for Record-Breaking Performance in 2014

It really pays off to be a part of the world’s leading automotive group. Daimler AG recently announced through its website that each of its employees will be receiving a fat April paycheck. Wilfried Porth, Board Member for Human Relations and Director of Labor Relations in Mercedes-Benz Vans, said that the bonus would serve as a reward to their employees for making 2014 the best year in Daimler’s history. It should be noted that the last financial year marked the highest sales of the group, primarily thanks to its Mercedes-Benz brand. According to the company, it will be giving away EUR 4,350 as a record-bonus. Around 135,000 qualifying tariff-scale employees… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Loses U.S. Crown to BMW

BMW once regained its footing in the U.S. as it once again emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the nation. It should be noted that in 2013, Mercedes-Benz broke the streak of its rival as the number one luxury car brand in the U.S. in terms of sales. According to Motor Authority, BMW sold 339,738 of its luxury vehicles in the area. The sales were listed as record-topping for the brand as the figure increased by 9.8 percent compared to its previous year. The most popular model of the brand was the 3-Series/4-Series duo, selling 142,232 units in 2014. There was no shame in losing to BMW though… Continue Reading »


8,279 Sprinter Vans Recalled by Mercedes-Benz

It seems the new recall of Mercedes-Benz, which was announced a few days ago, does not only cover the E-Class, M-Class, and GLK-Class ranges as we reported earlier. According to Reuters Canada, even the commercial vans of the three-pointed star brand were affected. The report said Mercedes-Benz is recalling 8,729 of its Sprinter vans in the United States. The figure is in addition to the 4,871 sedans and SUVs, which were subject for recall following the recent probe of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Potential Oil Leak Detected by NHTSA Based from the source, NHTSA cited similar concerns over a potential oil leak in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The MB vans that were affected by the… Continue Reading »


A Mercedes-Benz Recall is Underway Again

Mercedes-Benz has recently been put in a bad light again to U.S. customers. According to Yahoo! News, some vehicles of the three-pointed star brand have been found by U.S. safety regulators to be in danger of oil leaks. Due to the findings of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the report said Mercedes-Benz is recalling 4,871 of its sedans and SUV models. The affected units were from the E-Class, M-Class, and GLK-Class ranges. The model years of the vehicle’s mentioned were from 2014 to 2015. The source explained that there is a potential leak along the chain tensioner gasket in the four-cylinder diesel engines of the said autos. The problem… Continue Reading »


Hamilton and Rosberg Rivalry Brewing Again in 2015

Formula One analysts and even rival team bosses still consider Mercedes-AMG Petronas as a major threat in the sport this 2015. With the talks about the easing of the engine freeze rule breaking down due to Mercedes’ disapproval of the terms proposed by other teams, Red Bull and Ferrari admitted that they are expecting the 2014 Constructors’ Champion to retain its dominance in the coming season. Add into the equation the very skilled drivers of the team—Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg—and Mercedes is likely gearing for a title win again next year. If Mercedes matches or surpasses its amazing performance in the season that just ended, we are looking at… Continue Reading »


The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is Drive’s Car of the Year Winner

Awards are stuff that Mercedes-Benz is no longer a stranger of. Being the very definition of excellence in almost all of its products, it is not surprising anymore when it bags new distinctions from award-giving bodies. Recently, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, particularly the C200 model, gained another award that gives it the bragging rights against it rivals. The car was crowned as the 2014 Drive Car of the Year. Drive is one of Australia’s leading car portals. According to Sydney Morning Herald, the Drive Car of the Year is known as among the most-comprehensive, consumer-focused automotive awards in Australia. The evaluation of the contenders was done by six expert road-test… Continue Reading »


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