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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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Three Plug-In Mercedes Hybrids will Hit U.S. by 2015

Before 2015 ends, Mercedes-Benz will be launching its first-ever hybrid plug-ins in the U.S. The earliest release of the plug-in Mercedes hybrids is probably in the spring of that year, according to Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz already hinted in several interviews that its S-Class and C-Class sedans will be offering plug-in hybrid models later. However, the source claimed that there will be one more. The third Mercedes hybrid plug-in auto might come from the ML-Class for crossover utility vehicle enthusiasts. S-Class Hybrid Market Release The report said the first Mercedes hybrid plug-in to come out in U.S. dealerships will be the S-Class sedan. The new variant from the flagship range… Continue Reading »

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2021 Mercedes-Benz U-Class Concept Proposed by a Design Student

Since Daimler killed its ultra-luxury brand Maybach, there’s no longer a car that could be considered more prestigious than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That means customers who want a car more elite than the S-Class will just have to settle with other brands like BMW and Volkswagen for the Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The solution that Daimler has to cater to the upper echelon of the luxury car segment is its S-Class Maybach Edition, which has a longer wheelbase than the S-Class long wheelbase version. Then, there’s  also the more enormous Pullman variant. Aside from these, the parent of Mercedes-Benz no longer has a specific brand or class that would only answer… Continue Reading »

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BMW Plays Catch Up on Mercedes US Sales

The overall Mercedes US sales showed that the three-pointed star brand is still at the top of the game this year in the luxury vehicle category. However, the gap between the Daimler-owned brand and its rival BMW has narrowed. Last March, BMW has displayed its best March sales so far in the luxury vehicle segment. According to Reuters, the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG brand was able to sell 32,107 luxury vehicles in the month that just ended, which translates to 19 percent more than what the company sold in 2013. Mercedes US sales, on the other hand, was only at 27,401 units. However, it should be noted that the figures… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Showed the Least Recall Rate in the US Says Research

A 30-year study that focused on the safety of vehicles in the US revealed that Mercedes-Benz had the lowest recorded recall rate. According to Reuters, the research was conducted by a Woburn, Massachusetts-based firm called iSeeCars. The study reviewed 15 major automakers operating in the US. The methodology of the long-term study compared the number of vehicles recalled from 1985 to 2014 with the number of cars sold within 1980 to 2013. Based on the data, Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles at a rate of 0.41. That means Mercedes recalls 41 vehicles for every 100 units sold. Trailing behind Mercedes-Benz on the list is Mazda at a rate of 0.55. Third is… 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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