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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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Daimler Boss is Not Worried About the Apple Car

Over the past few weeks, rumors about Apple’s new car has been going around the Internet. The very ambitious project, currently branded as the “Apple Car” by reports, is apparently being developed by the Cupertino-based company to compete in the electric cars segment of the market where Daimler’s Smart cars belong. However, when Daimler Boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche was asked about what he thought about the Apple Car, he cooly indicated that he is not worried over the matter. That would be similar to Apple’s reaction if Daimler were to suddenly make its own smartphone. Here’s the exact statement of Dr. Zetsche in his interview with Forbes: If there were… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes Recall Affects 149,000 Cars in China and Germany

A new Mercedes recall was set in motion once more. Last Monday, Daimler released a statement about a new recall involving its Mercedes-Benz cars. According to the company, around 149,000 vehicles under the three-pointed star brand will be affected. Among the models covered by the decision were the E-Class and CLS-CLass built within 2012 up to 2014. Then, the areas affected are China and Germany. Source of the Problem Daimler cited safety concerns as the cause of the Mercedes recall. The Stuttgart-based multinational corporation said it found out that the insulating panel seals in the engine bay has the possibility to come loose. This could lead to situations wherein the loose parts might come… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Smart Start the Year with High Sales

Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, started 2015 on a high note. The group displayed impressive sales this January compared to the same month of the previous year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two brands showed a double-digit increase in January sales on a year-on-year comparison. The sales of the Mercedes-Benz marque grew by 15 percent compared to its performance in the same month of last year. The company attributed the strong figures to the continued growth of demand primarily in the Chinese region. It noted that U.S., Europe and Russia also showed a significant spike in the record books. As for the Mercedes-Benz sedans… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Maybach SUV Confirmed

After the resurrection of the Maybach name as a sub-brand of Mercedes, it was confirmed that more vehicles will follow the ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S600. First, it was Dr. Hermann-Joseph Storp who hinted that there would be more engine variants for the Mercedes-Maybach S600. Then, he mentioned about the E-Class and the GLS-Class getting the Maybach treatment. He cleared out though that the development of new models under Mercedes-Maybach would depend on the success of its latest saloon bearing its badge. Well, it seemed like the new car of the sub-brand performed good in the market after all because more models under it were confirmed to follow soon. The revelation of Storp created… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Showcases Its Self-Driving Concept Car at CES

  The much-awaited new Mercedes concept car was finally unveiled. The three-pointed star showcased the Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. As we have earlier predicted, the vehicle had the autonomous driving feature. The car was introduced by none other than the Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche. Like a proud dad who just had a newborn baby, he gave the audience a rundown on all the key features of their self-driving concept car. According to the CEO, the vehicle was aimed at the future roads populated with “exclusive cocoon on wheels.” He further noted that vehicles with autonomous driving traits will have… Continue Reading »

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