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Aston Martin DB11 with Mercedes Components Spied

One of the fruits of the technical partnership between Daimler and Aston Martin has been spied. Recently spy shots of the upcoming Aston Martin DB11 were captured. Based on the photos featured at the Autoblog site, the new sports car of the British brand carries a lot of things in common with a well-known Mercedes car. Looking at the contours of the DB11 in the images provided by the source, it still carries a strong likeness with the DB9. But opening its doors would reveal an exciting interior. From the photos supplied, the interior components of the sports car mirror the ones found on the S-Class coupe. The steering wheel and almost… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Ready to Compete Against Tesla in Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to enter another portion of the market. According to Australia’s Motoring, the three-pointed star marque is looking to bring its electric vehicle battery technology to households and businesses. If this comes into fruition, it would pit the company directly against Tesla’s own plans. Around last month, Tesla announced that it will be offering its Model S battery technology to households and businesses. This will let home and business owners store excess electricity from the grid to be used again for powering up various appliances or equipment. However, while all the attention about this subject has been focused on Tesla, Mercedes-Benz has already made its own lithium-ion battery that provides the same… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Forges New Partnership with China’s Google

After announcing its new partnership with Qualcomm in the development of wireless charging units for its electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz went on to make a deal with another tech giant. According to Reuters, Daimler just forged a tie with Baidu in China. Baidu is a web services company operating in China. Its services are similar to Google like providing Chinese language search engine for websites, images, and multimedia files. Due to the similarities of the two, the service has been commonly referred to as “China’s Google.” The report said the partnership aims to deepen the bonds between Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars and technology firms that cater directly to consumers, which has been an ongoing… Continue Reading »

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Daimler achieves record sales in Q1 2015

Daimler AG continues to roll, having achieved record sales, revenue, and EBIT during the first quarter of 2015, propelled of course by Mercedes-Benz Cars. This is thanks in large part to unit sales growing by 13 percent compared to the same period in 2014, contributing to a 16 percent growth in revenue to some €34 billion (around $37 billion). Mercedes-Benz Cars unit sales in Q1 grew 18 percent, with a nice round total of 459,700. In terms of unit sales, Q1 2015 now holds the record for best quarter in Mercedes history. Breaking down the figure, we see that the UK sales grew 17 percent, making it the main mover… Continue Reading »

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BAIC Debuts a Mercedes-Benz G-Class Rip-Off

Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd., known simply as BAIC, launched a new ride at the recently-held Shanghai Auto Show. The Chinese automaker called it the BAIC BJ80C. Now, what is this doing on a Mercedes-Benz blog site? Well, as seen in the photo above and in the gallery below, the designers of the product almost entirely copied the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. It will not take a second glance to arrive at the generalization that the BAIC BJ80C is the Chinese clone of the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The obvious differences between the two only came on the unit’s grille, and of course, the logo. It should be noted as well that the grille of the BJ80C… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Pickup Truck Will Be Named the GLT

A Daimler executive revealed that the official model name of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck will be the GLT. The information was provided by none other than the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division, Volker Mornhinweg, to Car Magazine. It should be noted that Mornhinweg is also the one at the helm of the three-pointed star brand’s pickup truck project. That explains why he was the one who unveiled the plans for the new product of Mercedes to the press and why he has been the one speaking about it a lot lately. The exec explained that the reason for the development of the Mercedes-Benz pickup truck was global market expansion. However, he told… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe Production Starts in Tuscaloosa Plant

The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe recently had its production launch at the Tuscaloosa Plant. According to Carscoops, Daimler has allotted $4.5 billion from its budget to be utilized in the said plant for the production of the entire standard GLE lineup, plus its coupe version. The amount also covers the manufacture of the C-Class sedan and GL-Class. In addition, the plant would be responsible for the soon-to-be-unveiled GLC-Class, new C-Class variants like its coupe and convertible models, as well as the GLS-Class, based on a report by Motor Authority. The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is included in the more than 300,000 units that the German automaker is planning to release from its plant… Continue Reading »

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