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Daimler Reports Strong Profit in Second Quarter of 2014

A sharp rise in sales was reported by Daimler for its second quarter this year. The improved sales were mainly thanks to the multinational corporation’s Mercedes-Benz division according to Wall Street Journal. The figures gave the corporation a renewed vigor in its race against its rival brands BMW and Audi. The source said that the record sales of Mercedes-Benz were fueled up by the soaring demand for its flagship vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan. The strong performance of the Mercedes division was complemented by Daimler’s higher profits in its truck and financial services businesses. All these plus the cost-cutting measures of the corporation are expected to save it an estimated… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Exploring E-Turbo Engines

Audi recently revealed its RS5 TDI Concept. The next-generation Audi Q7 is hyped as the first production car to be equipped with the electric turbocharged engine. Not to be outdone, Mercedes-AMG seems to be considering on putting e-turbo engines on its future cars, in addition to its plan to incorporate several Formula One technologies to its upcoming road vehicles. Jochen Martin Schmid, the chief of the powertrain development division of AMG, confirmed through an interview with Drive that they are looking to investigate the benefits of e-turbo engines. According to Carbuzz, the new technology will further enhance the fuel-efficiency features of AMG cars and allow a lower-rev engine boosting. That means more mileage per gallon… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Seen as the Favorite of Investors this Year

Presently, Mercedes-Benz is gradually gaining the confidence of investors. According to Forbes, it might overtake BMW as the favorite of premium car investors this year. The new products and improved efficiency of the company in its production facilities is what is wooing investors to shift to the three-pointed star brand. Lately, luxury car makers like Mercedes, Audi and BMW have been heavily criticized by analysts and investors alike because they are so engrossed in their bid to secure most unit sales. They say that the luxury brands’ obsession in having most sales does not necessarily translate to profitability, and this is what is troubling people who are heavily investing on them. Citing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Popularity Contest on the Social Media

Based on a popular benchmarking platform, Mercedes-Benz is the most popular car brand in the digital media for the first half of 2014. The assessment of the top car brands in the world was facilitated by eBench. The period covered was from January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014. The automakers that were included in the study, aside from Mercedes-Benz, were Audi, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, Lexus and Land Rover. The selection was based on the top 10 most active prestigious car brands in the world at present. Thirteen metrics was used in the evaluation. The metrics was based from the current top four social media platforms… Continue Reading »

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BMW Catches Up with Mercedes-Benz in U.S. Sales

The Mercedes-Benz CLA remains as the best-selling range of the three-pointed star brand. BMW finally caught with Mercedes-Benz in U.S. sales. According to Automotive News, the change in trend was influenced by the cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles of the three-pointed star brand’s rival. Based on the report, BMW increased its sales by 17 percent last month, thanks to the 81 percent leap of its SUVs and crossovers. Particularly, the X3 unit sales doubled to 5,723 compared from last year. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz only showed a 7.7 percent growth to 26,617 deliveries. The figures of the E-Class and the S-Class looked bright though as each car’s sales… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Should Capitalize on China’s Demand for EV and Hybrid Vehicles

China is now one of the countries that automakers are focusing on because of the high demand of the area in automobiles. According to Forbes, the automotive market of the region is fast growing. In fact, it is projected to have 30% share in terms of global sales by the end of the decade. It’s no wonder why luxury brand like Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW are also putting much effort in strengthening their hold in the area. However, the increasing number of vehicles in the country has alarmed local regulators as it triggered a number of problems like heavy traffic and pollution. As a result, the Chinese government is currently… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Remains on Top of US Luxury Car Market

Mercedes-Benz continues to maintain its lead over its competitors in the US luxury car market. In fact, Bloomberg has reported that it was able to widen its sales gap between its major rivals BMW and Audi with its record sales in February. According to the source, Daimler AG has sold 22,609 vehicles last month. The figures showed a 2.6 percent  improvement compared to their performance last year. The sales were fueled by the revamped S-Class sedan with starting price of $92,900 and the CLA with a price tag starting $29,900. The sales of the Mercedes brand was 3.3 percent higher this month. It sold around 22,017 units in the US… Continue Reading »

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