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Mercedes-Benz Now Selling Home Batteries the Size of a Suitcase

Mercedes-Benz is not only competing against Tesla when it comes to electric and hybrid cars. The three-pointed star brand is also going head-to-head with the American company in offering battery solutions to households. According to TechInsider, Mercedes is already selling its own rechargeable at-home battery. However, it is only available in Germany as of the moment, and its pricing hasn’t been revealed. There is no word yet about the availability of the battery in the U.S. and other countries, but the company ensured the source that they aim to expand the program abroad. The product is made by Mercedes’ subsidiary, Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. It is being distributed and installed by German utility and… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Achieves Record Sales in March 2016

Mercedes-Benz continues its strong performance in the luxury car segment. The three-pointed star brand recorded another successful month in March 2016 by achieving its highest monthly global sales ever. According to Daimler AG, Mercedes delivered a total of 198,921 cars within that month. The figures translate to a growth of 8.4 percent compared to the same period last year. Quarterly sales of the brand set a new high too. The report revealed that overall first quarter sales was at 483,487 vehicles. That’s 12.6 percent more than the sum recorded in the same quarter of 2015. Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz CLA and CLA Shooting Brake Get Revisions

Daimler recently revealed that the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake will each receive a facelift. The two will debut separately. The CLA Coupe will be launched earlier at the New York International Auto Show held on March 25 to April 3, 2016. On the other hand, the CLA Shooting Brake will go public on April 17 to 18, 2016 at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin. According to the parent of Mercedes, the new CLA and its Shooting Brake version will have a diamond radiator grille in black as a standard feature. Then it will get a new bumper matched with black, chrome or silver trim strip. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Puts Free Admission for BMW Employees

BMW is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Mercedes-Benz, being the greatest rival of the brand is not taking a backseat during the event. The parent company of Mercedes, Daimler, recently posted a press release congratulating its biggest competitor. Whether it is a gesture of goodwill is questionable as there were plenty of hints that Daimler is trolling its rival. The press release starts by telling readers that BMW was founded on March 7, 1916. However, it came with a reminder that Carl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler already invented the automobile 30 years before, and Daimler-Benz was established 10 years after that event. Along with that is an invitation for BMW employees to the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Displays Record Sales in February

Overall, Mercedes-Benz delivered 133,752 units of vehicles in February 2016 according to Daimler. The numbers increased by 11.2 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. Strong performances were seen in the premium market segments of Europe, Asia-Pacific and NAFTA regions. Specific countries wherein Mercedes led the luxury vehicle sales were Japan, Australia, Canada and Taiwan. Ola Källenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and head of the Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, he attributed the positive outcome to the high demand for the automaker’s SUVs and compact cars. He noted that the period was also the time when the 100,000th C-Class Saloon with long-wheelbase version was sold. The said car… Continue Reading »

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First Look at the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid

The Global Media Site of Daimler recently released the 2016 Technical Briefing Pack of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. It shows the teams progress so far in relation to their new race car and the insights of some of the group’s key figures. However, the icing of the cake though are the pictures that came with the report, which show the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid in all its glory. Check out the images of the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid as well as the photos of its power unit in the gallery below: Mercedes F1 Executive Director (Technical) Paddy Lowe was asked about the lessons learned last year and their progress going… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 705,000 Units Due to Airbag Issues

Mercedes-Benz recalls some of its vehicles in the United States for air bag issues. According to NBC, around 705,000 units were affected by the recall. Based on the source, the vehicles covered by the move were equipped with air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The problem with the said air bags is that they have the tendency to explode with deadly force. The Takata airbags have the risk of overinflating, which can shoot shrapnels to the passenger area when it pops out. These have been blamed to be the cause of death of at least 10 people in the U.S. Aside from the Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 136,000 units of Daimler vans were also… Continue Reading »

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