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New Photos of the Wald Mercedes-Benz S-Class Released

Can anyone still recall the Wald Mercedes-Benz S-Class launched sometime last year? It’s tuner, the Japan-based Wald International, released new live photos of the car again to re-capture the attention of everyone. Check out the new images of the Wald Mercedes-Benz S-Class below: The photos above were taken from the countryside and city areas of Japan. It featured the car in different backgrounds—from the grassy fields all the way to the concrete jungle of the country. Furthermore, the pictures showed the car in two finishes. One was in an elegant silver finish, and the other came in a very mysterious appeal with its almost as black as night paint. The shots were definitely… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »


Mercedes S550 Premium Sports Edition Goes to Japan

Japan is once again the country that will get a limited-edition Mercedes. Recently, the German automaker announced that it will launch its S550 Premium Sports Edition in the country. According to the company, only 200 units of the Mercedes S550 Premium Sports Edition will be made and exclusively offered in Japan. The pricing of each unit starts at ¥18,100,000 or approximately $168,755 based from the conversion tool of Google. What makes the Premium Sports Edition different from the standard long-wheelbase S550 are its special AMG sport package and 20-inch alloy wheels. The exterior finish of the car can either be in obsidian black or white diamond depending on the preference of… Continue Reading »


Smart ForTwo Disney Edition Available Only in Japan

If you happened to be in Japan and you are a huge Mickey Mouse fan, you will find it interesting that Smart, through its Brabus tailor-made program, recently released its Disney Edition for the ForTwo. What makes this one different from the other Smart ForTwo units is that carries the same color patterns as Disney’s iconic character, Mickey Mouse. The Smart ForTwo Disney Edition uses a combination of four colors associated with the famous mouse. Yellow was used for the car’s mirrors, black for its tridion cell, white for its wheels, and red for its body. Inside are leather seats embroidered with the “edition Disney” logo. Fortunately, there were no mouse ears… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition Comes Out in Japan

Mercedes-Benz recently launched a limited-edition variant of the SLK exclusively for the Japanese market. According to Inautonews, the car carrying the model name Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Carbon Look Edition will only be produced in 100 units. Each unit costs 6,700,000 yen or around 49,000 euros. The Exterior What makes this car more special than the standard SLK is it features a diamond white finish for its exterior, a panoramic roof using the Magic Sky Control system, and five-spoke 18-inch AMG wheels. The Interior In the cabin, the car is fitted with gray carbon inserts with pearl finish. Then, its seats are lined with either a black or gray Nappa leather depending on… Continue Reading »


Super Mario Rides the New Mercedes GLA

Nintendo’s earnings continue to decline after losing a lot of their market share in the console wars. So, in an attempt to boost their standings, the company announced that it will be opening its doors to “new licensing opportunities”. The plan is to integrate famous brands with their iconic characters. The first on Nintendo’s list is Mercedes-Benz. According to Forbes, Nintendo revealed that it will be partnering with the famous German automaker to promote its GLA crossover. The deal allows the new Mercedes GLA to be featured in Mario Kart 8 as a part of its free downloadable content (DLC) in Japan. Then, Super Mario will be making special appearances in the commercials… Continue Reading »


Daimler Trucks Growing its Business in Asia and Africa Through MFTBC and DICV

In order to get stronger results from its commercial vehicles division, Daimler has been working hard to establish itself in new growth markets, particularly in Asia and Africa. Key here is Daimler Trucks’ “Asia Business Model” that allows it to gain traction through ‘stronger bundling and optimization’ of operations within the region. Important facilities within the region are major contributors to the division’s growth. Among these facilities are the Kawasaki, Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), as well as the Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) facility in Chennai, India. Daimler Trucks has a 2015 target of 500,000 units sold for that year, and a loftier 2020 target of… Continue Reading »


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