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Daimler AG to Cut Prices for Mercedes-Benz Parts in China

Bloomberg revealed that Daimler AG would be slicing off the prices for its Mercedes-Benz spare parts in China. The report claimed the parent of the three-pointed star brand will cut the prices by an average of 15 percent starting next month. This came amid an ongoing investigation by the Chinese government of whether automakers in the region have been rigging prices for their products. There are around 10,000 products affected by the price cuts. These cover all Mercedes-Benz models in the country. The cost of windshields will be particularly sliced down up to 29 percent said the company in an emailed statement to the source. Daimler explained that the move… Continue Reading »

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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-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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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Recognized in Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

The research firm, Auto Pacific, conducted its latest vehicle satisfaction survey this year. The results became the basis of the recent Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. Mercedes-Benz, being a top-of-the-line brand when it comes to comfort, performance, luxury, and safety, was one of the awardees. The German marque received awards in two categories according to The Car Connection website. The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards gave the Mercedes-Benz S-Class the President’s Award for Highest VSA Score Ever. Then, for the passenger variants, the same class received the Best Premium Luxury Car Award. The poll of Auto Pacific involved more than 92,000 vehicle owners. Each owner was asked to score his or her vehicle on 50 separate… 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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