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Update on the Future of Maybach

It has been reported that Daimler will be announcing their decision on Maybach on July 1st, however it seems that it will be postponed until late July. Previously, reports said that  there are only two options, to axe the brand or to get a partnership with the British carmaker Aston Martin. In an article from Automotive News, a third option emerges and according to three company sources the other option is to keep Maybach as a Mercedes-Benz brand, like AMG. While AMG is the sub-brand for sports and performance vehicles, Maybach would be used for the company’s top-of-the-line models for S, CL and GL class. As of now, spokespersons of… Continue Reading »

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Gary Paffett Still with Mercedes-Benz

Gary Paffett signed a new multi-year contract with Mercedes-Benz.The driver, who recorded a total of 17 wins from 73 starts, has been with Mercedes-Benz for 8 years. He won the DTM championship, Britain’s first, in 2005 while he was at the wheel of AMG Mercedes C-Klasse. In 2007, he became the first driver to win the race using a one-year old car. In a press statement, Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport said, “Gary is a vital part of our very successful history in the DTM. He is a racer in the purest form: straight and tough but always fair. On behalf of Mercedes-Benz, I would like to thank Gary… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin merge possible

Isn’t it interesting to see companies merging together to form new products and services? It’s even more interesting when it’s car manufacturers which are trying to build partnerships hoping to come up with something viable and sustainable, without hurting either end. Such is the case between Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin, who are planning to work together somewhere in the future. According to a report by Autocar, speculations are roaming around that it was Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche who talked about the possible collaboration. Quoting Mr. Zetsche, “Smaller brands need help with new technology and it’s possible we could do things in the future.” No offense meant to Aston Martin, but… Continue Reading »

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Project Alligator: Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz Collaboration

We’ve heard about the Aston Martin & Mercedes rumor a couple of months earlier, but it seems that this, like many other Mercedes rumors, will become reality. CAR magazine is revealing that Aston Martin and Mercedes are planing a wide-ranging tie-up to collaborate on engines, hybrids, transmission and even entire platforms. Here are the highlights of the so called Alligator project: – Mercedes engines power future Aston Martins – AMG’s 6.3 liter V8 would make its way into the Vantage models – Diesels and Hybrids from Mercedes would be used in Astons – Whole platforms to be shared by top-end models – 8 speed automatic tranny for AM sports cars… Continue Reading »

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TopGear: Supercar Fuel Economy Comparison Test

Top Gear is back again, and the 11th season is looking good. In their first episode, they decided to help folks out and do a fuel economy test. Well if you know Top Gear, you’ll know that this is no ordinary economy test. They put five supercars on the race track to see who can go further on 1 gallon of fuel. The cars: Lamborghini Murcielago, Audi R8, Mercedes McLaren SLR, Aston Martin DBS, and the Ferrari 599GTB

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Rumours: Mercedes-Benz to Invest in Aston Martin

Unconfirmed reports from well-placed sources in Germany suggest that Mercedes Benz is looking to buy a substantial stake in Aston Martin. Rumours of a potential tie-up between the two premium marques originally emerged from Kuwait in February. Adham Charonoglu, of Aston’s Kuwaiti majority shareholder DAR, suggested that Aston and Mercedes could collaborate on a range of ventures, from engine supply to entirely new models. It now seems that Mercedes-Benz is taking a much more serious interest. And there is a business link; the Kuwaiti Investment Authority hold a seven per cent stake in Daimler AG. Such a move could also help to secure Aston’s long-term future. A small company like… Continue Reading »

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