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More EU Nations Could Block Mercedes-Benz Car Sales

France is only the beginning. With more EU governments deciding to take action against Daimler over the use of coolant in certain new Mercedes-Benz models, the German automaker could have a hard time sticking to its preferred automotive coolant. Some new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and SL-Class models have been denied registration by France as Daimler continues to use R134a, the coolant banned by the EU starting  2013. R134a has been classified as a global warming agent and is said to be a thousand times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to Daimler, the replacement coolant approved by the EU, R1234yf, poses a risk as it could emit toxic should it… Continue Reading »

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Classic Relationship Between Mercedes-Benz And France

The relationship between France and Mercedes-Benz has been special ever since the manufacturer introduced its first automobile into the country in 1898. This came well before the introduction of its luxury Mercedes-Benz S-Class into the market. At this time Germans did not think highly of automobiles, which made it practical for the Stuttgart-based car manufacturer to display its products at the pioneering international motor show in Paris. The event, organized by the Automobile Club de France, proved to be a breakthrough for the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft since France was considered as the leading country when it came to automobiles at that time. The entry of Emil Jellinek, an Austrian businessman, facilitated the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces New A-Class to Record Crowd in France

Mercedes-Benz presented the new A-Class before a record crowd of more than 60,000 visitors at various Mercedes-Benz dealerships in France. This was right after the showcasing of the vehicle at the Mondial de l’Automobile. “Our new A-Class is enjoying the most successful market introduction ever at Mercedes-Benz,” said Daimler AG chair and Mercedes-Benz Cars chief Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “And that, despite the fact that it has not even started in the high-volume markets outside Europe yet.” It’s not surprising that the new A-Class is enjoying a warm reception. It offers a premium look and premium features, making it very appealing for modern buyers, especially in a place where smaller and… Continue Reading »

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