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Weird But Cute Japanese Ad For The Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Japan is well-known for producing rather innovative ways of promoting products on television. So when a television commercial for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class was produced, it is not surprising for it to appear rather peculiar to people who are not quite into the Japanese culture, as shown on an autoevolution.com report. The commercial was quite strange, but an expert on modern Japanese culture provided an insight on what the advertisement wanted to convey. The expert said the video is associated with Volcaloid, which is a program showing a digitally-created girl sings what people tells her. The dance moves of the three anime girls on the commercial are similar to each other…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Snatches Pole in Japanese GP Qualifying

After the disappointing performance of both Formula One Mercedes-AMG Petronas drivers at the Singapore Grand Prix, wherein the current champ Lewis Hamilton retired in the event while Nico Rosberg only finished fourth, it seems they are en route to their winning ways again. In the qualifying race for the Japanese GP, both Mercedes drivers had the first and second positions in the starting grid locked for themselves. Rosberg grabbed the pole at one minute and 32.584 seconds while Hamilton trailed behind at 1:32.660. Hamilton was held up from beating his teammate by a crash near the chicane with Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull. Fortunately, the two finished the whole event unhurt. It… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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