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Is Daimler spinning off its Mercedes-Benz dealerships?

In a bid to improve its profitability, Daimler could sell some of its Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Germany and keeping the rest of the dealerships it owns in a separate entity. The Daimler management board reportedly isn’t satisfied with the ‘maximum margin of 2 percent’, as stated by a representative of the IG Metall labor group, which plans to hold a rally on the 28th of April due to the breaking down of negotiations regarding the preservation of jobs for those on the retail side of the Mercedes-Benz dealerships. The rally will be held at the Stuttgart headquarters of Daimler AG. Of course, it’s only natural to expect this new approach… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Copy the BMW X6

Did the Mercedes-Benz copy the features of the BMW X6 in its recently unveiled Concept Coupe SUV? We can’t say for sure. But a lot of people say that the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV bears a striking resemblance with the BMW X6. Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Versus BMW X6 Based on the photos that Carscoops have provided, which pitted the recently released photos of the Mercedes Concept, one will immediately see a lot of similarities in the exterior of the two vehicles. Check out the photos below, which apparently show a couple of similarities with the two vehicles: While it is clear that the Mercedes Concept Couple SUV is more… Continue Reading »

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Daimler-BYD’s DENZA EV officially unveiled at Auto China 2014

The highly anticipated product of the Daimler-BYD joint venture finally got its world premiere. At the Auto China 2014 event, BYD Daimler New Technology showcased the production model of its pet project, an electric vehicle developed specifically for the Chinese market. BDNT expects the first unit of the DENZA automobile to be available by September 2014. The car is priced at RMB369,000, or around $59,250. Of course, BDNT aims to make the deal more enticing for those on the fence by throwing in considerable subsidies that reach a total of nearly RMB120,000, which is going to be shaved off the price of the vehicle straight away. BDNT, established in 2010,… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB Model Launched in 2014 Beijing Motor Show

If you think that the new Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV is already amazing, here’s another treat from Mercedes-Benz. Another car that was launched during the 2014 Beijing Motor Show was the 2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB (long-wheelbase) version. Based on the press release of Mercedes-Benz, the new Mercedes C-Class LWB measures 4,766 millimeters long and its wheelbase is at 2,920 mm. That’s an 80 mm increase in length and another 80 mm increase in its width. The rear passenger seat is also widened by around 25 mm. The car will be mass-produced by Beijing Benz, which is 50 percent owned by Daimler AG and 50 percent owned by BAIC Group. Basically,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Revealed in Beijing Motor Show

Following the explosive one-two victory of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix held in Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz dropped another bombshell in Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. The treat came in the form of the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV. The concept vehicle may no longer be a surprise to many because Dr. Dieter Zetsche of Daimler has been teasing the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV more than a week ahead of the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. According to industry experts and reports, the Concept SUV will be Mercedes’ long-awaited answer to the BMW X6 series. The intention of Mercedes to go head-to-head with the X6 was… Continue Reading »

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Daimler denies investment in Tesla ‘giga-factory’

Tesla Motors is planning a $5 billion battery ‘gigafactory’, but Daimler – the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and owner of a small stake in the electric car maker – is not going to invest in this newly proposed concept. That was confirmed by Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche after speaking to reporters at the Beijing Auto Show. According to the exec, it is simply due to timing, saying that nobody knows what or when the next-generation of battery technology will be. He added that it was too late to invest in lithium-ion battery technology, and still too early to invest in the next generation given all of the unknowns at… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Unveiling Photos

So much has been revealed already about the 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe before it even reached the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Earlier, we have covered its specs, which feature a biturbo AMG 5.5-liter engine capable of giving off as much as 585 base horsepower and 900 Newton-meter of torque. Then, its armor’s weight has been cut down by 150 pounds while adding at the same time a couple of performance modifications to enable the car to reach the maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour (electronically-limited) plus a sprint from zero to 100 kmph in only 3.9 seconds. The lighter weight of the 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe… Continue Reading »

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