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Concept Coupe SUV Revealed by Daimler CEO

Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed yesterday that Mercedes-Benz would be presenting a new concept vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. In a few weeks, the prestigious brand of Daimler will unveil its Concept Coupe SUV. This will provide everyone a preview of what they can expect from the new MLC-Class of the brand. Rumors about the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV have been circulating online since last year. However, the project was only recently confirmed. According to AutoBlog, the new SUV will adopt the platform of the ML model. Thus, it will be produced in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA alongside the other M-Class variants. Although Daimler did not reveal a… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin Planning to Make Luxury SUVs Using Mercedes Platform

There have been rumors circulating around the Internet that the collaboration of Aston Martin with Daimler will not only benefit the British brand’s supercars. According to Reuters, citing a report from Financial Times, discussions between Aston Martin and Mercedes have been taking place for a possible development of an Aston Martin luxury SUV, which will probably carry a Mercedes platform. The source said that the first luxury SUV of the British supercar brand might hit showrooms within three to four years. Aston Martin Denies Rumors An Aston Martin spokeswoman denied such plans though. “We do not currently have a plan to add an SUV to the model line-up,” she said… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin Will Likely Use the MSA Platform of Mercedes

Last week, some blogs have been fueling rumors about the planned acquisition by Daimler of Aston Martin. However, as mentioned by Dr. Dieter Zetsche, the partnership of Daimler and Aston Martin will only be limited to architecture and technology sharing. He expressly stated that his company will never interfere with the operations and marketing of the supercar brand in any way. According to a report in CarBuzz, among the things that Mercedes and Aston Martin cars will share in terms of architecture is the MSA platform. The modular sports car or MSA platform is a product of Mercedes-Benz. It is currently being developed for its next-generation SLK and SL sports cars,… Continue Reading »

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Software Wars Have Reached Cars

The connectivity of vehicles with mobile devices and the Internet are crucial to their survival in the market. This statement came from Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche during his interview with Reuters after Mercedes revealed that Apple’s new iOS for car system called the “CarPlay” will be integrated with its upcoming vehicles. Daimler also confirmed that they will be offering compatibility to devices running the Android platform-based on the source. This is definitely an indication that the speculations about its Projected Mode project with Google are real. Going back to the report, Dr.Zetsche set as an example the iPod to illustrate his point. He explained that the device was not… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Me Announced Before 2014 Geneva Motor Show

As we eagerly await for more news about Mercedes-Benz in the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, we would like to inform customers and fans of the brand alike that it just announced a new customer service program called “Mercedes Me”. According to the Australian car portal Motoring.com.au, the five-pillar arrangement offered by Mercedes Me covers all the aspects of vehicle ownership. That includes purchasing, servicing and financing. It also allows access to several mobility services like car rental, taxi hire and even bicycle loan. During the pre-motor show event of Daimler, Dr. Dieter Zetsche stated that Mercedes Me aims to align the sales and marketing of the Mercedes-Benz brand closer to… Continue Reading »

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Possible CEO Candidate of Daimler Leaves

According to the people within Daimler, board member Andreas Renschler is considered as a possible CEO candidate of Daimler to succeed Dr. Dieter Zetsche when his contract ends on 2016. So, it came as a shock to the company when the announcement of his resignation came. Renschler’s Departure is a Huge Loss for Daimler The 55-year old senior board member of the giant car and truck manufacturer has a good reputation within the company as he took charge f the manufacturing operations and procurement of Mercedes-Benz in April 2013 and he also spearheaded the global market expansion of Daimler trucks. His other key responsibilities include managing the establishment of plants for… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Posts Q2 Earnings

Daimler AG has posted its official report of earnings for the second quarter of 2013, and the outlook is good for the German company that owns Mercedes-Benz. Highlights include a net profit of €4.583 billion, which translates to around $6.05 billion, from total revenue of €29.7 billion (around $39.2 billion). Overall, the figures compare favorably to the figures for the same period last year. Net profit was only at €1.57 billion in Q2 2012, while revenue is up from €28.9 billion. Group EBIT is up from €2.268 billion in Q2 2012 to €5.242 billion for this year’s second quarter. In addition, the numbers confirm the outlook from initial EBIT reports; that is, the Daimler group should… Continue Reading »

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