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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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Video of Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Actros in Action

The last time we saw a video of the Mercedes-Benz self-driving truck in action, it was during its unveiling. But its testing was only limited within its maker’s driving facility, and the only vehicles you can see along its way are its fellow three-pointed star branded autos. A few days ago, it was finally unleashed on the highway with actual traffic. Driven by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard while being accompanied by the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann in the front passenger seat, the semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz Actros was tested from the A8 road, between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport, towards Karlsruhe, and back to its point of origin. As we have mentioned in an earlier report,… Continue Reading »

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11,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Recalled

Daimler just announced that it will be recalling some of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. According to MarketWatch, the move is to allow the company to replace the software of the vehicle that is related to its emissions. Based from the source, the company sent an estimated 11,000 letters to customers who bought Sprinter models. The document mentioned that the “emissions-relevant control units” of the vans will be getting enhanced software. Further along the letter, it noted that it is “to avoid possible trouble with the authorities and test organizations.” The parent of the three-pointed star brand cleared out though that the decision had nothing to do with the problem plaguing Volkswagen, which is related… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Clears Issues About Emissions Manipulation

A new controversy is going around the luxury automotive scene. After the expose of automotive engineer John German about Volkswagen’ emissions manipulation, all eyes are on the other giant companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to The Guardian, German found out that Volkswagen has been using an advanced software to reduce its emission figures. He uncovered the elaborate scheme upon comparing the results of the actual road tests with the lab tests of the company. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn later admitted the act. Then he resigned from his position. Together with the scandal was a staggering loss in the market value of the company. The revelation triggered further probes on other famous car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Going for an Electric Crossover

Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, hinted that their company is planning to make a fully-electric crossover SUV. In his interview with Car and Driver, he revealed that they are they are en route to making a fully electric car with range along the 250 and 300-mile mark. The details he disclosed were limited, but he dropped a clue about an electric crossover when he told the source that what they were recently working on something that is not a competitor of their existing lineup of electric vehicles. Weber went on to say that it will not be a Smart, B-Class Electric… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull and Mercedes Partnership Will Unlikely Materialize

Back and forth stories bearing positive and negative updates about the potential engine partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Red Bull have been circulating. But a reliable source suggested that the latest developments were unfavorable with the rival team. While there was initially a flicker of hope on the side of Red Bull about the matter due to the management of Mercedes recognizing the benefits of such partnership, Motorsport claimed that Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche had gotten cold with the idea. According to the report, Zetsche had been swayed away from accepting a partnership with the energy drink brand after consulting Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda about it. The article said a… Continue Reading »

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