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Mercedes-Benz Boosts Production in North America to Meet Luxury Car Demand

Mercedes-Benz is doing its very best to meet the luxury car demand in North America as it has added extra shifts in its production facilities, particularly its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant where the C-Class originates. It should be noted that Daimler localized the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. to effectively answer to the region’s consumer demand, and with consideration that it is also the automaker’s single largest market. The local production of the C-Class sedan started in June this year. Lower volumes has been posted following the company’s move to ramp up the production of the C-Class in the U.S. though with the new generation of the range… Continue Reading »

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Videos Show the Resiliency of the Smart Fortwo

One of the key selling points of the Smart Fortwo is its ultra-durable tridion safety cell. Basically, the feature has been patented by Daimler’s Smart division to offer maximum protection to the electric vehicle’s occupants, which comes in addition to the safety functions provided by the car’s seatbelts and airbags. According to the Smart website, the tridion safety cell is inspired by roll cages found in racecars. It is made of high-strength steel, which is engineered to evenly distribute the force from a crash. To demonstrate how the safety frame of the Smart Fortwo can hold up to a real-life collision on the road, Daimler recently released several videos that involve crashing… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Official Photos of the New Smart Fortwo and Forfour

The 2016 Smart Fortwo and Forfour finally make their official public appearance. The two electric vehicles appeared to have significant improvements in terms of design with a more stylish hood and new LED headlights. The two color scheme of the cars and safety cell highlights were retained, but with more than 40 color combinations to choose from for its exterior, including new color selections. The interior layout was also the same with its previous generation, but new tech and more premium features were added to give customers a good run for their money. The dimensions of the two cars were the same with their previous incarnations too. However, the turning radius… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Mercedes Marco Polo

Mercedes-Benz just revealed its Marco Polo van. According to UK’s Car magazine, the vehicle is the three-pointed star brand’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. Despite a few similarities in the concept and frame, you just got to hand it over to Mercedes because it was able to top its German rival by putting its signature luxury touch to its own camper van. As its name implies, the Mercedes Marco Polo van is designed for the adventurous types or people who love to hit the road for an outdoor trip. The vehicle offers a cabin measuring around 2050 mm long and 1130 wide. The interior of the van is big enough to… Continue Reading »

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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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