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Michael Schumacher is Now Out of Coma

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One World Champion, is now “out of coma” and has been transferred to another hospital for recovery. According to CNN, Schumacher will be transferred from the hospital in Grenoble, France, where was admitted last year following a near-death skiing accident, to a university health facility in Lausanne, Switzerland. The new place where the former-F1 champ would be housed will provide him with the necessary treatment needed for his recovery. “Michael left… to continue his long phase of rehabilitation,” said Sabine Kehm, the manager of the multi-time champion. Officials at the university hospital where Schumacher was transferred confirmed that the former Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro and Mercedes AMG Petronas… Continue Reading »

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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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