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Daimler Plans to Reorganize Plant Operations

Following a very busy September 9 unveiling event for the Mercedes-AMG GT, Daimler revealed its plan to revamp the production of its factories in Germany and reorganize its global manufacturing networks. According to Wall Street Journal, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is planning to invest a total of more than €3 billion (equivalent to $3.9 billion) for the mentioned purposes. The spokesperson of the German marque stated on Wednesday that individual plants and their managers are being pressured with the challenges posed by the growing number of models offered by the Mercedes-Benz brand, increasing volume, and unprecedented complexities. Markus Schafer, the production head of Mercedes-Benz division, stated Mercedes is targeting 18 vehicle launches plus 12 other… Continue Reading »

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2015 ForTwo Brabus Spy Photos and Rendering

Spy photos of the 2015 ForTwo with Brabus treatment have been circulating online. Despite the heavy camouflage of the smart car in the pictures, the images hinted several modifications in the design of the vehicle. A rendering of the vehicle was also made by RM Design. Brabus Enhancements Available for the New ForTwo An obvious add-on to the upcoming ForTwo is the new bodykit, which include bespoke front grille, lower tires, and twin exhausts. Then, it is assumed that it will have a more powerful output. According to Auto Express, the power of the auto is cranked from its usual 89 bhp to 110 bhp. Another significant development in the 2015 ForTwo Brabus is the addition… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Mercedes S-Guard

Being a political figure or head of state can cause somewhat of a headache, especially if that person has made several enemies along the way. The worst kind of headache that these people could get is a bullet or piece of shrapnel lodged in their skulls, if they ever survive the shot or blast aimed at them. So, Mercedes-Benz has made sure that these individuals could get the best protection available to a luxury automobile by offering its signature armored vehicles such as the ML-based M-Guard and the G-Class-based G-Guard. In addition to these, the famous German marque officially revealed the Mercedes S-Guard recently according to Auto Express. Travel Safe in Style The new version of the… Continue Reading »

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Kicherer Gives the Mercedes SLS AMG a Mean Facelift

A mean-looking Mercedes SLS AMG was recently spotted along one of the streets of Mannheim in Germany. The vehicle was treated to a Kicherer-style tuning, which gave its front fascia a brutal appearance. Kicherer retained most of the car’s stock features, but it certainly gave the outgoing Mercedes SLS AMG a super aggressive aura. The most noticeable trait of the car is its nasty-looking front grille featuring around twelve vertical bars. While there have been mixed reactions on the way Kicherer customized the front grille, it surely made the vehicle unique and it provided the car a very refreshing look when compared to its standard version. The car was also fitted with the signature black 21-inch RS1… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sales Spike in the Asian Market

Mercedes-Benz sales were looking great in the first half of 2014. According to Wall Street Journal, the sales of the brand in the early six months of the year spiked up to 13 percent worldwide. The success was attributed to the strong demand in China and other emerging markets in Asia for luxury cars. WSJ said Mercedes sales numbered 783,520 units in that period. Notably, sales in June increased by 8 percent from a year earlier to 142,136 cars. Ola Kallenius, the head of sales of Daimler, stated, “We are on track to make 2014 into yet another record year.” The sales of the three-pointed star brand in China from January to… Continue Reading »

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New Spy Photos of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Emerge

The Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class was launched in 2004. The first-generation of this segment marked the entry of Mercedes-Benz in the four-door coupe market. In 2010, the second-generation of the Mercedes-Benz CLS hit the market with a major makeover in its style and performance packages. Last April, spy photos and a video of what appeared to be another face-lifted Mercedes-Benz CLS was spotted in Stuttgart, Germany, which could be an indication that the segment is entering another phase of its evolution. New 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS Spy Shots Recently, the new version of the CLS was seen again around the streets of Stuttgart. Some of the spy photos were also obviously taken near a Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Daimler May Stop Making EV Batteries

In 2008, Daimler AG announced a joint venture with Evonik to produce Li-Tec batteries for electric vehicles. Fast-forward to the present, which is more than five years after the deal, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is already contemplating on selling its Li-Tec battery cell plants in Germany. According to Bloomberg, the decision to end the production of EV batteries is a part of Daimler’s plan to scale back its domestic retail organization and to revive its push to reach a profitability goal. The sale might proceed by 2016 said the report, citing some anonymous sources within the company. The post stated though that Daimler will still continue making electric vehicles…. Continue Reading »

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