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Pre-release CLS video shoot in Vancouver

Ever been to Vancouver? Well, actor Nick Atkinson has, and during the shoot of this video, the much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz CLS was, well, still very much anticipated. Yes, at that time, the new CLS was still very top secret. Nobody even knew that it existed, except us here in BenzInsider, of course. When the video was being shot, we were already writing about it. Bragging aside, we just want you to check out the new video of the CLS in all its glory, right in the center of Vancouver. The video itself presents all the radical technology that’s now standard feature on the CLS, including ECO Start/Stop system, Lane Keeping Assist… Continue Reading »


Citaro hybrid buses prove their worth in Stuttgart

Three Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses, with two more on their way at a later date, have been commissioned by Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) after successfully passing practical service trials as far back as December of last year. The Citaro earned a lot of good remarks from passengers that happened to stumble upon the three hybrids being tested for one whole week. Along the inner-city 42 route, the Citaro was able to demonstrate exceptional fuel economy, despite the infamous routes tricky topographic layout. On hand to receive the buses was SSB board member Wolfgang Arnold, alongside him Stuttgart provincial capital Mayor Wolfgang Schuster, as well as Daimler AG board… Continue Reading »


Piech Ripper: Mercedes-Benz throws Response Volley at Volkswagen

To those ignorant about the recent developments in the automotive industry, the video associated with this post may seem very funny. To them it’s just a new funny commercial mocking the Grim Reaper’s failed attempt to snatch the life of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class driver. However, for true automotive buffs, the video represents the start of a new ad rivalry between, or should we say full blown attack, between the two German heavyweights, namely, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Let’s get specific now, shall we. Mercedes-Benz posted a new commercial on May 27, in which the man playing the role of ‘Grim Ripper’ has an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Ferdinand Piech. The iconic… Continue Reading »


The New CLC Sports Coupe – A Dream Come True

Selected airports in Europe will become places where automobile dreams can come true. A large bed, positioned between the check-in counter and the rows of seats for waiting passengers, will invite potential customers to take a test drive in the new Mercedes-Benz CLC sports coupe. This highly unusual marketing activity is part of a wide-ranging campaign to mark the launch of the new CLC. The central slogan of the campaign, which extends across the full range of marketing channels, is “What car do you drive when you’re dreaming?” And its key message is that for a mere €28,000 the CLC offers an attractive and reasonably priced entry into the Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »


TV Commercial: BMW sticking it to Mercedes

The Mercedes vs. BMW debate/war is a lot more prominent in Germany and other European cities than it is in the States. Over the years and decades, the rivalry has not only sharpened between their respective fans, but also between the two companies. BMW has started airing a pretty funny commercial on German TV, mocking the Mercedes stereotype of being – boring. I’ve got to say, the BMW advertising department did a superb job with this TV commercial. The woman in the commercial says – “Make a wish!”


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