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MBUSA growth track remains steady

Daimler AG is on a major roll in the US, now reporting a 3.1 percent growth for the month of October, selling 19,443 Mercedes-Benz and Smart vehicles. The breakdown includes 19,076 vehicles sold by MBUSA, while the rest being contributed by Smart. This total includes passenger cars, light trucks and Sprinter vans, and represents a 4.9% growth for October for MBUSA. Meanwhile, year-to-date growth stands at around 20.1%. Evidently from the figures, Mercedes-Benz’s passengers and light trucks sales are still very much on track. October’s strongest seller was the 9th generation of the E-Class, numbering around 5,568 units and earning a year-to-date total of 50,298 units for a 53.3% growth…. Continue Reading »

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Pink Smart Fortwo up for eBay auction

Raising money for an advocacy such as cancer awareness is always a good way to get publicity. And that’s exactly what a certain bunch of celebrities have done with the Smart Fortwo, or something like it. Sitting beside the limited edition Smart Fortwo Pink Passion is a huge patchwork made completely out of fabric, courtesy of donations from the celebrities themselves. It doesn’t matter whether they donated clothes that are worth more than the average yuppy’s salary. Whatever proceeds that the limited edition Fortwo earns, it’ll all be donated to the Breast Cancer Campaign for the benefit of their breast cancer patient beneficiaries. Radio 1 disc jockey Sara Cox said… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG starts second “ride sharing 2.0″ project, this time in Aachen

Three weeks after the start of the car2gether pilot project in Ulm Daimler AG is announcing the second pilot project of the new mobility concept: on 8 October 2010 car2gether will be launched in the Aachen region. car2gether is a web-based ride sharing community arranging incoming offers and requests for lifts. Rides can be arranged via smartphones on the way or from a PC at home – almost in real time. “As a university and science city Aachen offers an ideal environment for pioneering new mobility solutions”, says Marcel Philipp, Mayor of the City of Aachen, welcoming the commitment of Daimler AG. “We look forward to working with Daimler and… Continue Reading »

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The Smart Fortwo CARTONDRUCK comes to life

Want to make a lasting impression? Grab attention. Seriously. Even if it means investing in your ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem, to keep your artistic energies flowing. That is exactly the case with famous designers, one of which is the renowned Sarah Illenberger. She has been in the business of creating visual ideas and concepts for big time editorial and advertising productions. Her latest project, named the CARTONDRUCK, is a fancy Smart Fortwo that’s been dressed up to look like a car made out of recycled carton. That is exactly the kind of impression you’ll get at first glance since Illenberger used bits and thousands of cardboard… Continue Reading »

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Fortwo pricing announced

Yes, the new Fortwo is now available for sale. But aren’t you interested in knowing the price first and foremost? Well, then very good because the UK division of Smart has just announced the pricing for their famous vehicle, which has undergone quite a great deal of redesign to make it even more appealing. Part of the redesign includes brand new front and rear aprons, cool side skirts, and of course, a color-keyed fuel filler cap. You’ve got a choice between the Pulse variant, having brand new three-double-spoke alloys, and the Exclusive variant that boasts Monoblock Vll alloy wheels. The Pulse and Passion variants share bright color options, specifically lighter… Continue Reading »

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SMART UK celebrates first decade with limited edition GB-10

It has been ten years since Smart sold its first vehicle in the UK. To celebrate the occasion, the company launched a brand new limited edition model that they’re calling the Smart Fortwo GB-10. It will be up for display in the Smart Festival that will fall on the 4th of September this year. How limited? Smart UK says that they’ll only be selling 100 of these babies, which will all be wearing a special ’1 of 100′ badge. The GB-10 will have four variants, namely the 50 MHD Coupe, the 10 MHD Cabrio, the 30 CDI Coupe and the 10 CDI Cabrio. Each of these will have Pioneer’s AVIC-F910BT… Continue Reading »

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Smart iPhone app and Drive Kit now available

Been waiting for Smart’s drive app for your iPhone? Well, wait no more. The app is now available on the iTunes App Store for $9.99. And you may want to get the Smart Drive Kit as well. It’s a cradle that enables advanced telematics using the iPhone app. You could now buy the cradle at any Smart dealerships all around the country. Remember, both the app and the kit are for sole use on the Smart Fortwo. The Smart Drive Kit lets you charge your iPhone directly in your Fortwo while also integrating audio to your in-car entertainment system. The app and kit combo has actually been awarded with the… Continue Reading »

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