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Driverless Mercedes-Benz E-Class Given Permit To Be Tested In Nevada

Nevada lawmakers granted the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a test license for autonomous driving on public roads under normal traffic conditions, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The license essentially makes the E-Class as the first standard-production vehicle to run tests in the Nevada. However, it will be necessary to equip autonomous vehicles with specialized software and hardware, including specially-designed sensors, an adapted ESP and modified steering wheel, to allow them to be tested. The new E-Class may not need any of these add-ons since it already features intelligent technology and the only thing engineers need to do is to adjust the software used on the DRIVE PILOT control unit. Board… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Reflects Two-Digit Growth in 2015

Daimler AG reported another successful year in 2015. According to the Global Media Site of the company, Mercedes-Benz recorded an overall 1,871,511 vehicles sold worldwide in the year that just ended. The figure translates to an increase of 13.4%, which marks the brand’s fifth consecutive record year. Mercedes also ended the year strong with 178,017 units sold in December. It’s a 9.1% growth based on a year-on-year comparison. In addition, the last quarter of the said year is highest in the three-pointed star marque’s 2015 record books with 495,159 units sold, which displays a rise of 8.8% compared to the same quarter of its previous year. Daimler CEO and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dr…. Continue Reading »

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Who Will Be the Next Daimler CEO?

With the recent announcement that Dietmar Exler will succeed Stephen Cannon as the CEO and president of Mercedes-Benz USA, many are also awaiting the news about the potential inheritor of the position held by Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche. According to an article from Auto Evolution, citing the German publication Manager-Magazin as source, the most likely person who will take over the throne of Zetsche is Ola Kaellenius. Based on the report, Zetsche is already 62 years old. The Daimler supremo’s contract will run up to the end of 2016. In a prior interview of Zetsche with Germany-based Bunte, he said he was open to the idea about a woman replacing him. However, Dr…. Continue Reading »

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche Prefers Woman To Replace Him

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is set to step down at the end of next year and he expressed his preference for a woman to replace him in the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The 62-year-old executive made the revelation in an interview with Bunte, a German magazine whose main market are females. He said it would be “fantastic if it works out.” The only female in the upper echelons of Daimler was Dr. Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt, but the Volkswagen Group hired her for the same position she holds at Daimler. She will start on her new job at Volkswagen on January 1, 2016. With the… Continue Reading »

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You Can Now Order the New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet

Daimler just announced that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is now available for customers who wish to order it. The source revealed that the car will hit dealerships starting April next year. For those who wish to purchase the S-Class convertible, be prepared to shell out 139,051.50 euros up to 187,484.50 euros for it, and more if you opt to include its exclusive packages. It should be noted though that the date and pricing here refers to the major European markets of Mercedes. MBUSA confirmed that the Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabrio will roll out from the dealerships of its territory by late spring of 2016, followed by the more powerful Mercedes-AMG… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Continues to Raise Sales with Double-Digit Growth in October

Daimler reported that Mercedes-Benz increased its global sales by 10.1 percent to 155,189 vehicles in the month of October. The brand has reportedly continued to perform well in China amid the economic turbulence plaguing the country. Other countries that showed better sales during the period were Germany, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, and Switzerland. From the start of 2015 up to October, the three-pointed star marque sold 1,531,541 units. Compared to the record set within that same time frame of the previous year, the numbers are 14.6% higher. Including the smart units of Daimler, which saw an increase of 103.4 percent to 10,517, the combined sales of the two for October… Continue Reading »

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Watch the Award-Winning Mercedes-Benz Corporate Video

The 2015 corporate video produced by Daimler titled simply as “Spirit, Passion & Performance” was a recipient of the latest Golden Dolphin Award. The recognition was given to the company on October 15, 2015 at the Corporate Media & TV Awards in Cannes, France. According to the Global Media Site of the parent of Mercedes-Benz, the company is no longer a stranger to winning the coveted awards in the same event. In 2012, it received another gold award in the similar category while it bagged the Silver Dolphin in 2014. The short film shows the people of the company from the bottom up; from the mechanics to the big names running and representing the… Continue Reading »

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