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Mercedes Sales Spike in the Asian Market

Mercedes-Benz sales were looking great in the first half of 2014. According to Wall Street Journal, the sales of the brand in the early six months of the year spiked up to 13 percent worldwide. The success was attributed to the strong demand in China and other emerging markets in Asia for luxury cars. WSJ said Mercedes sales numbered 783,520 units in that period. Notably, sales in June increased by 8 percent from a year earlier to 142,136 cars. Ola Kallenius, the head of sales of Daimler, stated, “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.” The sales of the three-pointed star brand in China from January to… Continue Reading »

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Self-Driving Truck Demonstrated by Daimler

Daimler envisions the future of truck drivers as the time wherein there will be less stress on the road, and a period when they could just relax in the driver’s seat as their vehicles safely ferry them to their destination. Last Thursday, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz demonstrated its self-driving truck along the stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. The self-driving truck was called the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. Well, that’s a pretty generic name for a truck packing very advanced features. As for the “2025” in the name, the number represents the year that the truck maker plans to introduce the self-driving vehicle. According to The New… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Wins the Engine of the Year Award

Mercedes-Benz characterizes top of the line products that highlight safety, efficiency and performance. Luxury has also been tagged with the name of the brand due to its high-end vehicles and components. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG brings the already-awesome products of the three-pointed star brand to another level. This is the reason why it is really hard to separate these two divisions of Daimler. Products and services associated with Mercedes-Benz are no stranger to special recognition or awards too because of the above-mentioned facts. Recently, Mercedes-AMG was given two trophies at the Engine Expo in Stuttgart. The prizes were handed over to the performance division of Daimler for winning the… Continue Reading »

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Gorden Wagener Awarded as the Best Interior Designer

Gorden Wagener, the mind behind the aesthetic designs of Mercedes-Benz vehicles since 2008, was the recipient of an award recently. Based from the report of TorqueNews, the three-pointed star brand’s Head of Design was chosen as the Best Interior Designer at the Automotive Interiors Expo 2014. Among his works that were recognized by the awarding body were his interior styling for the GLA-Class, 2015 C-Class and the new S-Class. The judges, comprised of renowned automotive journalists in the world, have handpicked Wagener among other nominees due to his major contribution in the evolution of the interior quality of automobiles in the past twelve months. The vehicle interior that particularly caught the eyes of… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes C63 AMG Estate Spied on Nurburgring Track

Barely a month since Mercedes-Benz officially unveiled its new C-Class Estate through a video, the company already confirmed that an AMG line will follow. Recently, spies of WorldCarFans have caught the AMG version of the estate while it was being driven in the Nurburgring endurance track. According to the source, the vehicle will carry the C63 moniker. In the pictures provided by the source, we can see that the Mercedes C63 AMG Estate is still heavily clad in camouflage. So, majority of its styling features are still kept hidden from view. Its single bar grille is apparent though, together with its side skirts and four-tailpipe exhaust system. In addition, the Mercedes C63 AMG Estate is seen to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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The Upcoming ForTwo and ForFour is Smart’s Last Chance

Back in 1998, Daimler introduced a solution for motorists in crowded cities who usually have a hard time maneuvering and looking for a parking space. The answer came in the form of the Smart ForTwo. The two-door and two-passenger Smart car was projected to be a hit, because aside from its improved maneuverability and compact size, it was also offered in a more affordable price. The 98 inches long, 60 inches wide and 61 inches high car was only sold in the market at $9,150. Fast-forward to the present, after losing around $4.1 billion in the brand based on the analysis of Bankhaus Metzler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz finally… Continue Reading »

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