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Mercedes Aims For Top Spot In India By Yearend

Acknowledging that it does not control the top spot in terms of cars sales in India, Mercedes-Benz has declared that it may again do so by the end of the year. Stating that overall car sales went up over 30 per cent last year, Dieter Zetsche Mercedes Benz chairman added that “I’m proud to say that our sales force in India performed even better in 2010 and increased our sales here by as much as 80 per cent.” BMW has been the acknowledged leader for the past years in India but Mercedes’ optimism is grounded in fact. Current market conditions are predicting upticks in sales and in January of this… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Tweet Race Ends With Over $120,000 For Charity

Mercedes’ Tweet Race has come to a successful conclusion, in the end managing to raise over $120,000 for charity. “This was an amazing experience for us,” said Stephen Cannon, VP of Marketing for MBUSA. “The Tweet Race was a strategic leap of faith in terms of not only allowing but encouraging people to engage with Mercedes-Benz on their own terms. So we were thrilled to see the enthusiasm and creativity people brought to it. And, while the Race is over, we see this as just the beginning of an ongoing conversation through these digital channels.” Winners Todd Sanders and co-driver John Pedersen were given brand new 2012 C-Klasse Coupes each… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Power Motivates New Baby Infiniti

The Mercedes-Benz – Renault-Nissan collaboration has resulted in the DE18LA engine being used for the upcoming baby Infiniti. The DE18LA is a turbocharged 1.8 liter inline four that produces around 200 horsepower. The new Infiniti is slated to be introduced at the Geneva motor show next month. In keeping with the Infiniti name, the car will be a small premium luxury three-door coupe, with styling cues borrowed from the Essence concept car. Industry sources revealed that the production model may be based on a Renault-Nissan platform that will be shared with the Megane. In turn, Mercedes will get to use Renault-Nissan’s small-capacity engines and electric systems. Nissan went to Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Legend 6 Exhibit Celebrates Evolution Of Vehicle Drive Systems

In celebrating the company’s 125 years as a car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart has opened a new room called the Legend 6. The theme for this room is ‘New start – the Road to Emission-free Mobility’. Recall that it was 125 years ago this year that Carl Benz received the patent for the world’s first car and you can see why this year is a cause for celebration and looking forward for Mercedes. Surrounded by 60 rooms that show a Mercedes timeline, visitors to the museum will be able to see how drivetrains evolved throughout the company’s history. Like other Legend exhibits, there are also interactive modules that… Continue Reading »

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Maybachs On The Threshold As Daimler Debates Division’s Future

The future of the Maybach line is uncertain as Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche revealed at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show this week. Concerning Maybach, Zetsche has said that “Everything is on the table”. Daimler is looking at all options for the super-luxury Maybach division at a time when it has seen its business falter as a result of the economic crisis. Meant to compete with Bentley, Rolls-Royce and other luxury marques, the Maybach division sold just 63 cars in the U.S. last year. Says Zetsche, “The success or failure of Maybach hardly shows up on our results, but it is something I want to have a decision on by year-end…. Continue Reading »

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AMG Head Kallenius Mulls New Models For The Division

In an interview, AMG Head Ola Källenius has said that Mercedes-Benz’ high-performance division is looking at new models for the company to produce. For AMG, the SLS is only an example of what the company can, and is capable of, doing. AMG thinks that other models will be good for the division and breath fresh life into it. That AMG can produce the SLS indicates that there doesn’t necessarily have to be a mass-produced model acting as a base. Therefore, it is a possiblity that AMG may develop a sports car, an SLS little brother, to compete with the likes of the Porsche 911. The target price for such a… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin To Build Maybachs?

Rumors are circulating that Aston Martin may build Maybachs for Daimler AG. The possible partnership between the two luxury carmakers would have Aston Martin contribute to the design of the ultraluxury sedan currently being offered by Daimler AG. As part of the potential agreement, Aston Martin may be allowed acces and use of engine technology from Daimler. The ailing Maybach brand would benefit from the partnership with Aston Martin, who could give a cheaper solution for Daimler. Options are still being evaluated and no decision is immediately forthcoming, says Daimler about the rumored partnership. Although Aston Martin has made no comment, Daimler says that “there is no cooperation deal with… Continue Reading »

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