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Mercedes-Benz Boosts SUV Production in Alabama Plant

  Mercedes-Benz is currently facing a high demand for its sport utility vehicles in the United States. The demand is such that Mercedes-Benz USA already warned that the supply for its SUV’s would be tight, similar to the CLA issue earlier. To address the impending shortage, Mercedes is expanding the operations of its Alabama plant to be able to accommodate the production of additional 60,000 vehicles annually. Presently, there are four types of vehicles being manufactured in the four million square-foot Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant of the three-pointed star brand namely the C-Class Coupe, M-Class, GL-Class SUV and the R-Class crossover. A fifth vehicle is expected to join the line up, which is… Continue Reading »

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Is the Renaming Strategy of Mercedes a Smart Move

In my previous article, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz is gradually implementing its renaming strategy. One of the affected would be the popular M-Class. Read the article here for more information on the story. I agree that the decision of Ola Kaellenius is very smart move, because it lets customers interrelate the products of the three-pointed star brand easily. It basically bridges a relationship between the larger variants of the German marque with their sedan counterparts. For example, the M-Class would be repackaged as the GLE to establish a connection with its more popular sedan cousin, which is the E-Class. It would also give more sense to the names of the different ranges of the brand,… Continue Reading »

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Spy Shots Of Mercedes-Benz ML Coupe Emerges

A new set of pictures of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class Coupe or the Mercedes-Benz ML Coupe have emerged recently, according to a report from motorautority.com. The Concept Coupe SUV that was unveiled during the recent Beijing Auto Show is the basis of the latest utility vehicle of the luxury car manufacturer. Although the recently-sighted vehicle was camouflaged, it had a similar overall profile and detail. The LED headlights, front overhang angled hood, and wide air intakes can be seen through the camouflage that covered the details of the front end of the vehicle. With lesser camouflage cover, the large wheels, wheel arches and arched roof line of the Mercedes-Benz ML Coupe… Continue Reading »

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IIHS Gives the 2014 Mercedes E-Class a Top Safety Pick+ Rating

Mercedes-Benz is not only a brand known for providing customers with elegant, comfortable, technologically-advanced and high-performance vehicles, it is also praised for its top-of-the-line standards when it comes to safety. Recently, the marque’s 2014 Mercedes E-Class was tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. As expected, the results were nothing short of impressive. In fact, the vehicle even gained the Top Safety Pick+ rating. It should be noted that the 2014 Mercedes E-Class is the second vehicle from the brand to earn such distinction. The first to get the Top Safety Pick+ designation was the M-Class last year. The IIHS said that only vehicles that carry a 2014 model are considered for… Continue Reading »

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Latest Pictures Of The Upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Pictures of the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class have emerged in the past. However, these pictures show a heavily-camouflaged unit from the luxury vehicle manufacturer. The latest pictures to emerge of the upcoming SUV offering of the Germany-based manufacturer show a vehicle with a lot less cover, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. In fact, the latest pictures show more or less the full glory of the upcoming M-Class. The vehicle was spotted as it was going through evaluations in Germany. The enhanced model of the vehicle showed a recognizable design. However, it features a brand-new front bumper with a more notable-looking its two-bar grille. Among the less prominent enhancements on… Continue Reading »

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Dr. Dieter Zetsche Hands Over Popemobile Keys To Pope Francis

The key to the Popemobile was handed over by Daimler AG Board Chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars head Dr. Dieter Zetsche to Pope Francis during a private meeting held at the Vatican recently. The M-Class was built specifically for Pope Francis, who will use it during an official visit to Brazil at the end of the month. The company has provided vehicles for official trips and appearances of the Roman Pontiff in over eighty years. The first vehicle that the company provided was a Nürburg 460 Pullman saloon in 1930. The vehicle was used by Pope Pius XI. In the 1960s, the company provided a Mercedes-Benz 300d Landaulet convertible that was… Continue Reading »

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Explained: Why it’s the M-Class and not ML-Class

The average-sized sport utility vehicle or SUV of Mercedes Benz is popularly known as the M-Class. This is also the official name assigned to it by the famous automaker. However, customers and car enthusiasts are quite perplexed why the M-Class models come with the “ML” acronym instead of just “M”. For instance they write the name of the variants as “ML500” instead of just “M500”. So, should it be called ML-Class instead of M-Class? A representative of Mercedes-Benz addressed this issue during one of the company’s global media event earlier this year. According to the employee, it is right to call the cars under this category M-Class. There is no… Continue Reading »

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