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Mercedes-Benz and Smart Start the Year with High Sales

Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, started 2015 on a high note. The group displayed impressive sales this January compared to the same month of the previous year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two brands showed a double-digit increase in January sales on a year-on-year comparison. The sales of the Mercedes-Benz marque grew by 15 percent compared to its performance in the same month of last year. The company attributed the strong figures to the continued growth of demand primarily in the Chinese region. It noted that U.S., Europe and Russia also showed a significant spike in the record books. As for the Mercedes-Benz sedans… Continue Reading »


Steve Cannon Confirms a Mercedes-Maybach E-Class

It seems that the future looks bright for the Mercedes-Maybach as a lot of plans for it have been revealed just recently. Now, another range has been officially confirmed to receive the ultra-luxurious treatment from the sub-brand of the three-pointed star marque. According to Steve Cannon in his interview with Automotive News, they are also looking to make a Mercedes-Maybach E-Class. The revelation of Steve Cannon supported the statements of Dr. Dieter Zetsche and Dr. Hermann-Joseph Storp about the mass expansion of the resurrected Maybach name as a sub-brand of Mercedes. It should be noted that the Daimler CEO and his development director for Mercedes-Benz S-Class particularly pointed out that there… Continue Reading »


Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterhorn Goes Inside the New Mercedes Concept Car

Martin Winterkorn was seen seating inside the cocoon-like cabin of the Mercedes-Benz concept car F 015 Luxury In Motion. Wait, can you say that again? You read that right, the CEO of Volkswagen was caught having a lively chat with Mercedes’ development chief Dr. Thomas Weber during the NAIAS. The two seemed to be discussing something while seated comfortably inside the newest concept car of the three-pointed star. Based on the photos, the big man of Audi’s parent company seemed to be very much interested in the revolutionary features of Mercedes so he decided to go on a VIP visit to his rival’s booth at the NAIAS. Among the things that… Continue Reading »


Car of the Future is a Smartphone on Wheels

The Detroit Motor Show marked another event for automakers to greet the new year with a bang as they showcased their latest products. Mercedes-Benz took the chance to whip out its BMW X6 buster, the Mercedes GLE Coupe and a couple of its most recent C-Class models. As usual, every vehicle in the auto show appeared to outclass each other in performance, comfort and style. Another thing noticeable about them was they also competed for technological features, putting the race not only in terms of horsepower but processing power as well. According to Dr. Dieter Zetsche in his interview featured at BBC, “The car of the future [is] a smartphone… Continue Reading »


A Peek Inside the Mercedes F 015 Luxury In Motion

Self-driving cars are already a reality. Decades ago, it was only a subject of science fiction stories, but now, giant companies such as Google, Tesla, and Mercedes are already fulfilling the prophecies of the past about cars on auto-pilot. Although still not in its mass production stage, it may not be long until cars equipped with artificial intelligence become a staple in households and dominate our roads. Mercedes-Benz estimated that it would take at least a decade away before it releases its autonomous vehicles while Google looks to be aiming to roll out its own sooner. While the three-pointed star brand may not be the first to incorporate the self-driving idea to… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Showcases Its Self-Driving Concept Car at CES

  The much-awaited new Mercedes concept car was finally unveiled. The three-pointed star showcased the Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas. As we have earlier predicted, the vehicle had the autonomous driving feature. The car was introduced by none other than the Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche. Like a proud dad who just had a newborn baby, he gave the audience a rundown on all the key features of their self-driving concept car. According to the CEO, the vehicle was aimed at the future roads populated with “exclusive cocoon on wheels.” He further noted that vehicles with autonomous driving traits will have… Continue Reading »


New Mercedes Concept Car Teased

Mercedes-Benz hinted in its Facebook page of something that we could expect from it at the coming 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new Mercedes Concept Car, based from the social media fan page of the three-pointed star marque, looks like the one pictured above. Since it was just intended as a sneak preview, only the shape of the mysterious prototype has been revealed. The company stated that the product will be officially unveiled during the keynote speech of Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche at the 2015 CES on January 5. If anyone can still recall that crazy-looking Mercedes Unidentified Land Object or ULO—my equivalent of a UFO on land—that we… Continue Reading »


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