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Since its inception, Mercedes-Benz has etched itself in history as the leading automotive brand in the world. In terms of performance, safety, style, reliability, technology, and other factors, the three-pointed star brand consistently stood against competition. It is the reason why it has withstood the test of time, garnered numerous awards, gained outstanding sales continuously, and its marque became synonymous with high-quality products and services over the years. Sure we have personalities like Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler all the way to Dr. Dieter Zetsche who steered the helm of the company into what it is today. We also have Juan Manuel Fangio in the past going to Lewis Hamilton… Continue Reading »

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Is Daimler Planning to Run Aston Martin

Will Daimler increase its stake with Aston Martin? Is the multinational corporation interested in running the supercar brand? These questions have been thrown a lot since news about the parent of Mercedes-Benz acquiring a share in the British automaker broke out. Aston Martin would surely get the leverage it needs in the market with a big name such as Daimler running it, or with the big German company pouring more cash to the brand. Sadly for the British carmaker, Dr. Dieter Zetsche vehemently denied such speculations. Dr. Zetsche has been saying over and over again that his company is not interested in running Aston Martin. He explained that their relationship would… Continue Reading »

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Team Orders for Mercedes Coming Soon

There are reports right now saying that Mercedes AMG Petronas is planning to implement team orders in the following races this season. Of course, this matter did not sit well with a lot of Formula One fans. In the beginning of August, Grandprix.com posted an article about an interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, wherein the Daimler boss clarified that there would be no team orders for their F1 drivers, unless they are facing an emergency situation. He did not explain though what they consider to be an “emergency situation.” However, he said he expects his drivers to avoid impeding each other with varying strategies. For instance, when going for two… Continue Reading »

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Dr. Zetsche Believes that the New ForFour will be Successful

The first generation of the Smart ForFour was a flop during its three-year production run in the market. The dismal performance of the variant made some think that Daimler may be dropping the ball on its Smart car brand. However, a report from Automotive News said that Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche is not giving up on their Smart marque yet. Daimler CEO Confident of the New ForFour Dr. Zetsche stated in an interview that he is confident with their new ForFour. He said that it would help the ailing Smart division to achieve its commercial success and get its first profit. The Daimler CEO stated that the reason why the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Denies Aston Martin Takeover

Rumors have been circulating recently in the online community about Daimler’s alleged plan to acquire Aston Martin. So far, they have been traced back to Dr. Dieter Zetche’s rather vague statements about the supercar brand in his past interviews. Recently, Motor Authority killed the rumors concerning the buyout saying that Zetche’s statements were just taken out of context. Citing the Daimler boss’ interview with High Gear Media during the previous Detroit Auto Show, the source said that a takeover is out of the equation for the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The report simply pointed out what we have mentioned last February about the Daimler and Aston Martin partnership wherein the… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin will not be Carrying Mercedes or AMG Badges says Zetsche

Last December, we reported details about the partnership forged by Daimler and  Aston Martin. In their deal, Aston Martin will be benefiting from the V8 engines developed by the Mercedes-AMG group. One particular model of the British supercar brand which was heavily rumored to get the first taste of AMG’s high performance V8 engines is the 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish. Then, all succeeding models will follow. On the other hand, the agreement allowed Daimler to have non-voting shares within Aston Martin. In a recent report from Autocar, an interview with Dieter Zetsche revealed that the Aston Martin engines that they will be supplying will not be carrying any badges that… Continue Reading »

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Daimler to Stay the Course, Continues to Aim for the Top – Zetsche

In his speech at Daimlar AG’s annual shareholders’ meeting, Dr. Dieter Zetsche confirmed that Daimler, along with its respective divisions, will continue to push and aim for the top spot in the different sectors and segments in which the company competes. The theme/motto of the 2013 shareholders’ meeting was “Growth and efficiency: Daimler is staying the course.” That sentiment was echoed in the strategic focus outlined by Zetsche in his speech. “We are Daimler. We don’t only want to get better. We want to beat the competition – on a permanent basis,” went part of the speech, which was delivered to some 5,000 Daimler AG shareholders. Zetsche cited the continued… Continue Reading »

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