Dieter Zetche

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Daimler Officially Announces 2013 Mercedes Sales

Last Friday, Daimler officially confirmed its 2013 Mercedes sales. Based on its report, the 2013 Mercedes sales are on a record-high due to the strong performance of the brand in its key markets worldwide like US, China and Japan. Overall, the sales of Daimler’s top luxury car brand in the year 2013 grew by 10 percent compared to its previous year. The company was proud to announce that its 2013 Mercedes sales was up by 14 percent in the US, 11 percent in China and 31 percent in Japan. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car variants of Daimler sold more than 1.56 million units in 2013. Significant Growth Seen in December… Continue Reading »


Daimler CEO Looking to Overtake its Major Rivals by 2020

According to Reuters, Dieter Zetche stated in his interview with a German paper that he will help catapult the company to the top position in the premium car market. He looks forward to get ahead of the company’s major competitors BMW and Audi by 2020. Zetche’s contract with Daimler expires on December next year. However, he is likely to remain with the company for three more years due to a contract extension, which is set to be finalized on February. With that time frame, he hopes he can fulfill his target. Daimler plans to implement cost cuts amounting to 2 billion Euros ($2.6 billion) at its Mercedes-Benz division by the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Headlines 2012 Mille Miglia

A group of 25 SLR. CLUB members, all with their precious SLR vehicles, took the road on May 16th to participate in the Mille Miglia in Rome, which covers a specified route starting from Brescia then Rome then back to the start to cover 1,000 miles (hence the name). The Mille Miglia is a traditional Italian race from way back in 1927. It was held annually until 1957 and then resurfaced in 1977. This year’s race features a parade of classic cars, a field with a total of 382 competitors—including these 25 SLR owners—that will pass through Italy’s famed cities of Bologna, Florence, and Verona. The SLR. CLUB contingent is… Continue Reading »


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