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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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A Quick Review at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

For a car starting at £21,500 (in UK) and $33,950 (in US), what can we expect from it? Here is a quick review of the overall features of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which debuted in Paris early this month. Exterior The Mercedes-Benz B-Class did get a facelift. However, the changes in its design were only minor, and mostly at the front. A quick glimpse at the new B-Class and its predecessor would give the untrained eye a hard time differentiating the two. You actually have to look closer to appreciate the new one’s more premium and sportier styling brought about mainly by its redesigned bumper, front mesh, grille, hood, and LED lights…. Continue Reading »

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Face-lifted Mercedes-Benz B-Class Makes An Appearance In Paris

The face-lifted 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class made an appearance at the Paris Motor Show, according to a recent report from worldcarfans.com. The appearance comes at the heels of its online launch last month by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. The compact MPV basically maintained many of the design aspects with a few exceptions including an update front grille along with the integration of DRLs into the headlight cluster. Although the B-Class can feature LED High Performance headlamps, they lack compatibility with the Electric Drive model of the luxury vehicle. The updated B-Class also features twin-color LED taillights while its rear bumper will integrate trapezoidal exhaust pipes. The biggest modifications made on the… Continue Reading »

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Trailer for the New Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes-Benz released a trailer for its facelifted B-Class this month. You can watch the video below: The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class just went on sale this month. Orders for the vehicle start at £22,575.  Among the notable upgrades in the multi-purpose vehicle are its front fascia, lighting, technology, and it was made more efficient than ever. From the video, it revealed the styling that defined the face-lifted fascia of the MPV was derived from the AMG line. Then, it went on to put emphasis at the luxurious interior of the car. The video taken from the inside also displayed some of the technological upgrades of the new B-Class, highlighted by the the new standout LCD. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes B-Class Orders Start on September 12

A source stated that the facelifted Mercedes B-Class (W246) is set to hit the showrooms of dealerships in Europe before the year ends. According to MB Passion, the enhanced B-Class will be out for sale by November 2014. Orders for the vehicle can already be placed starting September 12 though. That’s before it even debuts in October at the Mondial de l’Automobile 2014 in Paris. As earlier reported, there are no major changes in the overall design and wheelbase of the Mercedes B-Class. It does, however, benefit from a couple of technological upgrades, including a new set of twin-xenon headlamps with new a cleaning system. The navigation system also receives… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz India Launches B-Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz has just launched the diesel variant of the B-Class hatchback in India, in a bid to further bolster its compact-car range in an important market. With some 500 units of the petrol variant sold in the nine months since it was launched, the German automaker is expecting the diesel B-Class to perform better as far as sales figures go. In addition, this new version will help the company reach its expected double-digit growth for the year. According to Mercedes-Benz India managing director and CEO Eberhard Kern, a good chunk of the sales are for diesels, and this should continue with the B-Class. He adds that Mercedes-Benz is encouraged by… Continue Reading »

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