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2015 ForTwo Brabus Spy Photos and Rendering

Spy photos of the 2015 ForTwo with Brabus treatment have been circulating online. Despite the heavy camouflage of the smart car in the pictures, the images hinted several modifications in the design of the vehicle. A rendering of the vehicle was also made by RM Design. Brabus Enhancements Available for the New ForTwo An obvious add-on to the upcoming ForTwo is the new bodykit, which include bespoke front grille, lower tires, and twin exhausts. Then, it is assumed that it will have a more powerful output. According to Auto Express, the power of the auto is cranked from its usual 89 bhp to 110 bhp. Another significant development in the 2015 ForTwo Brabus is the addition… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Might Buy Aston Martin Sooner or Later

Daimler recently increased its stake with Aston Martin from 4 percent to 5 percent. The numbers may look like a very small figure for the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, but the extra cash would enable the British supercar brand to have more funds for its operations. The recent move of Daimler to buy more shares in Aston Martin fueled further speculations that it might be looking to buy the British carmaker sooner or later. In the previous interview of Dr. Dieter Zetsche regarding the matter, he denied having such plans. He said that their partnership only involve “arm’s length transaction”. In the words of the Daimler CEO, such decision “could… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Retains Michael Schumacher as Ambassador

Mercedes-Benz confirmed that Michael Schumacher remains as its ambassador. The decision of the company came despite the current medical condition of the Formula One legend. It should be noted that Schumacher had an accident while skiing with his son at Meribel Ski Resort in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. The incident left him with a serious head injury, which led doctors to place him in a medically-induced coma. Luckily, like the fighter that he was during his run as a racer, Schumacher has beaten the odds. Announcement of his recovery came on June 16 this year. Recent reports say that he is still undergoing rehabilitation. So far, no word… Continue Reading »

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Is Daimler Aiming for a Motorcycle Division

There have been speculations in the past that Daimler was looking to pursue the expansion of its vehicle range by adding a motorcycle division. This was fueled up when the German multinational automotive corporation joined in the bid to own Ducati two years ago. Unluckily, the famous motorcycle brand landed in the ownership of Volkswagen, a rival of Daimler. The brand was put under the Lamborghini development division of VW. This left Daimler as the only German automaker without a motorcycle division. Fast-forward today, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is currently in a bid to secure the ownership of the Italian motorcycle-maker MV Augusta according to an MBWorld blog. The report said that the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler DS 420 Abandoned in a Romanian Hotel

The Daimler DS 420 is a very rare car. In fact, only around 4,116 units of the vehicle were made from 1968 up to 1992. It has been a popular choice for royalties and other state dignitaries. Notably, it is one of the favorite autos of the British, Danish and Swedish royal houses. The vehicle is equipped with a 4.2-liter petrol engine with an output of approximately 245 hp. Another version of it, which originally belonged to the Prince of Qatar, is currently listed for sale in a classic car website for around £35,000.00. One of these rare and classic cars was left to rust in a hotel car park in Romania…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Boosts Production in North America to Meet Luxury Car Demand

Mercedes-Benz is doing its very best to meet the luxury car demand in North America as it has added extra shifts in its production facilities, particularly its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant where the C-Class originates. It should be noted that Daimler localized the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. to effectively answer to the region’s consumer demand, and with consideration that it is also the automaker’s single largest market. The local production of the C-Class sedan started in June this year. Lower volumes has been posted following the company’s move to ramp up the production of the C-Class in the U.S. though with the new generation of the range… Continue Reading »

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Videos Show the Resiliency of the Smart Fortwo

One of the key selling points of the Smart Fortwo is its ultra-durable tridion safety cell. Basically, the feature has been patented by Daimler’s Smart division to offer maximum protection to the electric vehicle’s occupants, which comes in addition to the safety functions provided by the car’s seatbelts and airbags. According to the Smart website, the tridion safety cell is inspired by roll cages found in racecars. It is made of high-strength steel, which is engineered to evenly distribute the force from a crash. To demonstrate how the safety frame of the Smart Fortwo can hold up to a real-life collision on the road, Daimler recently released several videos that involve crashing… Continue Reading »

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