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Forty Classic Mercedes Models Will Hit the Auction Block on July

The Mercedes-Benz Museum located in Stuttgart, Germany will house one of the most important auctions in the history of the brand. According to CTV News, the public sale at the 16,500 square meter exhibition space of the luxury brand’s own museum will be held on July 12, 2014. The sales catalog is not yet complete as of the moment, so we have no idea yet about the models which will be up for grabs, other than the 1909 Mercedes. We have no word yet on the overall value of the vehicles set to be auctioned also. What has been established by the source is the number of units to be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes C-Class Sensual Purity Video

A few hours ago, Mercedes-Benz TV, released a new video via YouTube with the title “Sensual Purity — The New C-Class Design”. The Sensual Design presentation features the top minds of Mercedes who were responsible in the design of the Mercedes C-Class. In the video are the key figures of the brand namely, Gorden Wagener (Vice President of Design in Daimler AG), Robert Lesnik (Exterior Chief Designer of Mercedes) and Michele Jauch Paganetti (Design Manager at Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center). Each personality provides his own contribution in making the new Mercedes C-Class achieve its “sensual purity” features. The video starts with Wagener who discussed how they combined avant-garde with modern… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Set to Reign as Number One Luxury Car Brand in U.S.

For the previous years, two years to be exact, BMW AG has solidified itself as the top luxury car brand in the U.S. market. Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz always trailed closely behind it by a few notches. However, the tides have seemed to turn in favor of Mercedes-Benz this year as it is set to grab the distinction of being the number one luxury car brand in the U.S. market this 2013. According to a news report published by the Wall Street Journal, the car sales of Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. for the past 10 months is 245,145. The figure, based on the source, is 5,000 units more than the sales… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Stocks Gain After Posting Q2 Earnings

After Daimler released its pre-audit Q2 earnings report and confidently stated that the Group was on track to meet 2013 forecasts, the stocks of the company that owned Mercedes-Benz shot up immediately, becoming the biggest gainer in the Frankfurt stock exchange with a 5.3-percent rise. With the solid EBIT and continued efforts to make operations more efficient, traders no doubt saw this as a positive sign for the German company. €29.7 billion (around $39 billion) in revenue is nothing to scoff at, even if the final figures won’t be released until July 24. Daimler AG’s sale of EADS (European Aeronotic Defence and Space Company N.V.) stake also figured into earnings for… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Supervisory Board Extends Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber 3 More Years

The Supervisory Board of Daimler AG unanimously opted to extend the contract of Dr. Dieter Zetche, currently Daimler AG’s Chairman of the Board of Management as well as the Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. The extension is for three years, all the way through to December 31, 2016. Dr. Dieter Zetche started serving as a member of Daimler AG’s Board of Management on December 16, 1998, and became Chariman starting the first of January in 2006. In addition, Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Board of Management Member for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, was also extended for the same duration. “The long-term orientation of the Group’s leadership is an essential factor for… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Awarded by IAHE for Fuel Cell Tech Contributions

We all know how committed Daimler is when it comes to fuel cell technology and other green endeavors. For being a pioneer and leader in the fuel cell field, the company was awarded the Sir William Grove Award 2012 by the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). The award was given to the German automaker at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference, which was held in Toronto. This IAHE award is named after Sir William Robert Grove, a British inventor who invented the first fuel cell in 1842, when he combined hydrogen and oxygen in order to produce electrical energy. IAHE recognized Daimler’s continued commitment and focus when it comes to… Continue Reading »

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First quarter profits exceed analyst predictions

The big bosses at Daimler AG weren’t expecting the kind of profits the company would earn in this year’s first quarter. Record sales of Mercedes-Benz cars was able to make up for the brand’s spending on new models and facilities, making things for the company a lot easier and joyful moving forward in 2012. 2.13 billion euros, almost a 4.9-percent growth in profit compared to last year, is enough reason to be joyful. These figures beat average estimates by eight survey analysts. Sales grew by 9.2 percent, making it 27 billions euros for January to March alone. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche was fast in rehighlighting his company’s goals for the… Continue Reading »

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