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Mercedes-Benz R-Class is Getting Prepared for China

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is staging a comeback. But this time, it will be targeted exclusively for customers in China. According to CNBC, the assembly of the R-Class recently commenced at the AM General assembly plant located in Mishakawa, Indiana. It was the same facility that built the Hummer H2 from 2002 to 2009. Based on the source, Mercedes got into a deal with AM General that involved moving the production of the R-Class into the latter’s facility. The reason for the move of Mercedes is to let its Vance, Alabama plant to focus on the production of the more in-demand units of the brand. The decision to transfer the assembly of the R-Class to another location… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Production Starts in Tuscaloosa Plant

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe recently had its production launch at the Tuscaloosa Plant. According to Carscoops, Daimler has allotted $4.5 billion from its budget to be utilized in the said plant for the production of the entire standard GLE lineup, plus its coupe version. The amount also covers the manufacture of the C-Class sedan and GL-Class. In addition, the plant would be responsible for the soon-to-be-unveiled GLC-Class, new C-Class variants like its coupe and convertible models, as well as the GLS-Class, based on a report by Motor Authority. The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is included in the more than 300,000 units that the German automaker is planning to release from its plant… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Alabama Plant Workers Have the Highest Pay in US

It really pays off working with Mercedes, in a literal sense. According to Reuters, citing a study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research, workers at the Mercedes Alabama plant have the highest hourly pay and benefits compared to other car factories in the US. On the other hand, the people in the rival luxury car makers of the brand, namely BMW and Volkswagen, are the least earners based on the same study. The findings showed that each worker at the Mercedes Alabama plant earn an average of $65 per hour. The laborers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant of Volkswagen make an average of $38 hourly while the ones at the… Continue Reading »


A Clearer Photo of a Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Caught on Cam

The Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe is baring more skin as days go by, which means its launching might be sooner than expected. However, several sources claimed that the mid-size sport utility vehicle will not be launched until the latter part of 2015, so we will just have to wait for further details from Mercedes and see about that. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe’s almost undisguised spy photos that we posted earlier, the one above has nearly stripped down its camouflage in the front bumper. This one is not much different than the latest photos we had, but it gives us a better look of what the three-pointed star brand has in store for… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Boosts SUV Production in Alabama Plant

  Mercedes-Benz is currently facing a high demand for its sport utility vehicles in the United States. The demand is such that Mercedes-Benz USA already warned that the supply for its SUV’s would be tight, similar to the CLA issue earlier. To address the impending shortage, Mercedes is expanding the operations of its Alabama plant to be able to accommodate the production of additional 60,000 vehicles annually. Presently, there are four types of vehicles being manufactured in the four million square-foot Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant of the three-pointed star brand namely the C-Class Coupe, M-Class, GL-Class SUV and the R-Class crossover. A fifth vehicle is expected to join the line up, which is… Continue Reading »


Steve Cannon Looks to Improve Skills of Mercedes Sales People

Mercedes-Benz is no doubt a leader when it comes to luxury vehicle innovation, and design. It keeps itself up-to-date or even one step ahead yearly when it comes to engine performance and technological advancements. This year alone marked the introduction of the new S-Class, C-Class, and CLS, among others. The last half of the year will also see new milestones of the German brand brought about by the new Mercedes GLA and the much-anticipated AMG GT. However, Steve Cannon, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, believes there is still room for more improvement with the brand. USA Today revealed that he asked all the Mercedes dealers in the U.S. to send their staffs to… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Boosts Production in North America to Meet Luxury Car Demand

Mercedes-Benz is doing its very best to meet the luxury car demand in North America as it has added extra shifts in its production facilities, particularly its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant where the C-Class originates. It should be noted that Daimler localized the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. to effectively answer to the region’s consumer demand, and with consideration that it is also the automaker’s single largest market. The local production of the C-Class sedan started in June this year. Lower volumes has been posted following the company’s move to ramp up the production of the C-Class in the U.S. though with the new generation of the range… Continue Reading »


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