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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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How Much Can You Load in the Compartment of the Mercedes GLA

One of the best features of the Mercedes GLA is its smaller frame compared to other SUV’s in the past. Before, when you think of a sport utility vehicle (SUV), you immediately get the picture that it is bound to be hulking in frame. But over the years, Porsche, Audi and BMW have reinvented the way that SUVs should look like. Mercedes-Benz followed by introducing the GLK which instantly became a success by attracting new range of customers into its brand. Mercedes is looking to maintain its momentum by offering the GLA-Class. Mercedes GLA Storage Capacity Despite the smaller frame of the new Mercedes GLA, it should be noted that… Continue Reading »

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Analyst are Confident that New Mercedes Cars will Beat Rivals in 2014

A new report from Forbes indicated that analysts from known institutions such as Commerzbank, Macquarie Equities Research and Bernstein Research believe that Mercedes-Benz will outshine its rivals this 2014. Daniel Schwarz of Commerzbank said that the revolutionary design of new Mercedes cars will continue to shift the market in the three-pointed star brand’s favor this year. He forecasted the new Mercedes C-Class will surely pose a tougher competition to the 3-series of BMW in its third year of production. On the other hand, Macquiarie praised the rapid momentum build-up of Mercedes. The research firm stated that the new Mercedes cars under the C-Class will be a key profit margin and… Continue Reading »

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