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Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Turned Into a Bank Vault by INKAS

Do you have plenty of cash or expensive merchandise to move from one location to another? Maybe the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter modified by INKAS—the one that brought to us the bulletproof Mercedes G63 Limo—is the right vehicle for you. Early this month, the Canada-based tuner revealed its new masterpiece, which is ideal for carrying high-valued goods. What made the INKAS Sprinter the right van for the job is that its interior has been customized to carry a mobile bank vault. No changes were made in the frame of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. However, a custom-built composite body shell using lightweight armoring was added into it to improve its protection from outside attacks… Continue Reading »


Exclusive: INKAS Announces Bulletproof Mercedes-Benz G63 Limo

INKAS, a Canada-based armored-vehicle manufacturing company, recently introduced its first-of-a-kind fully-armored Mercedes-Benz G63 executive limousine. According to an email we received from Maria Tkacheva, the Communications Coordinator of the company, the vehicle features a 60-inch stretch, and it is designed to serve as a fully-functional executive mobile office. The INKAS Mercedes-Benz G63 Limousine Can Withstand Rifle and Grenade Blasts The armor-plating of the stretched Mercedes-Benz G63 complies with the CEN 1063 Level B6 ballistic standards. That means it can withstand several shots from a 7.62mm or 308 Winchester FMJ ammunition. Then, its floor can protect its cabin against two DM51-type grenades detonated from the ground simultaneously. The roll-up windows of the vehicle… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Canada Sales Show Continued Growth

Mercedes-Benz Canada sales have been strong in the month of April. According to a report from the Canada-based CNW on May 1st, the Canadian branch of the brand, along with its national dealer network, revealed that they sold a total of 3,371 Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart vehicles in April this year. The figures indicated Mercedes-Benz and the other brands under Daimler experienced a sales growth of 15.5 percent in a year-on-year basis. Overall, Mercedes-Benz Canada sales figures helped propel the brand’s national growth to 12 percent or 1,283 units, with 12,012 vehicles delivered over the year, based on the source. The passenger car and luxury light truck variants of the… Continue Reading »


284,000 Mercedes C-Class Cars Subject for Recall

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 284,000 units of its C-Class cars in the United States and Canada. According to a report from Reuters, the German brand has been forced to take the action because of the fault discovered in its tail lights, which cause it to dim or fail to work. Based on the complaints lodged within the dealership of Mercedes in the U.S. and in the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the models that are affected by the recall are the C300, C350 and C63 sedans within the model year 2008 up to 2011. The findings of the NHTSA indicated that the issue stems out from the poor electrical… Continue Reading »


Canada Gets C63 AMG Affalterbach Edition

There are few vehicles that can lay claim to being better than the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. In this case, it turns out to be a special limited-run Canadian edition of the vehicle dubbed the C63 AMG Affalterbach Edition. From the car’s Magno Allanite Grey color scheme to the exterior tweaks to the AMG Performance Package, it’s really a beast on four wheels. The sheer specs of the vehicle make it worthy of the Affalterbach name, which is of course the name of the city within which Mercedes-AMG has its headquarters. What’s different in this model? For starters, the AMG P31 Development Package (worth over $6,000 when checked) comes standard instead… Continue Reading »


Canada sales are up for both Mercedes-Benz and SMART

Sales are up everywhere for Germany’s premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, not only in Europe and the US, but in Canada as well. The company’s base in the country reports a ground-breaking 2,427 total number of units, both Mercedes-Benz and SMART sales, for the month of August. This translates to a hefty 7.4% growth and a 3,054 unit, or 17.3%, increase in sales year-to-date. This year, Mercedes-Benz Canada has sold 20,725 vehicles so far. In August alone, the company sold 2,093 passenger cars and luxury light trucks, beating last year’s August sales by 5.1%. Since the same period last year, the company has grown its total sales volume of passenger car… Continue Reading »


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