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Mercedes-Benz Ditches Diesel in the US for 2017

Mercedes-Benz is ditching its plans for diesel models in the United States of America this year. The move is due to the tight regulations set forth by the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the scandal in the diesel segment of the automotive industry back in 2015. According to Reuters, Daimler AG announced that Mercedes will not be seeking EPA certification for its diesel models at least for the current year. The decision of the automaker contradicts its earlier assurance that it will continue to sell diesel models in the U.S. alongside its rival BMW in the aftermath of the emissions scandal put into motion by Volkswagen. The report said that despite… Continue Reading »

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One Million Mercedes-Benz Units Recalled

Daimler made an announcement that one million units of Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be recalled worldwide. That was after the company discovered that some models are at risk of catching fire because of a potentially defective fuse. According to Reuters, 51 fires were already reported by Mercedes owners globally, and the culprit was a faulty fuse. The company bearing the three-pointed star mark cleared out though that no injuries or deaths were recorded during those incidents. Of the one million vehicles set for recall, 307, 629 units were in the United States of America. Then, 30 of the 51 fires reported happened in the U.S. The source noted that the recall even included 2017 models… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² Hits US Dealerships Early This Year

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² will finally hit the US soil this year. No definite month has been revealed by its maker yet, but it is expected to arrive in the country’s dealerships during the early part of this year. Here are the top features of the G550 4×4² based on the press release of Mercedes-Benz USA: Engine The G550 4×4² carries the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine of Mercedes. The unit produces 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The power of the auto is paired with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission system. MBUSA is yet to announce the other specs of the iconic SUV’s engine such as its zero to 60 mph acceleration time… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Achieves Record Sales in 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA just released the figures of its 2016 sales. The company boasted that the numbers showed a new sales record in the United States market. According to the Online Newsroom of MB USA, the company was able to finish 2016 displaying a higher annual volume of vehicles sold in the US compared to its 2015 figures. A grand total of 380,750 units of its autos were sold in the year that just ended. Included in the data were the 34,304 vans and 6,211 smart cars it sold within the period. Mercedes noted though that the sales figures it revealed for 2016 was only 0.1% higher than its preceding year. Therefore, the change was almost flat on a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz planning Texas regional distribution and training facility

Mercedes-Benz will be constructing a regional distribution center for parts along with a training facility in Grapevine, Texas, set to be completed in 2017. In order to boost the flow in the supply chain of spare parts headed to dealers and customers, Mercedes-Benz is counting on this new regional parts distribution center. It is planned to have a total area of 254,000 square feet. On the other hand, the learning and training facility is a planned technical facility that will cater to the ongoing training of technicians in Mercedes-Benz’s Southwestern USA dealerships. The current training center is in Houston, Texas, and is slated to relocate to the Grapevine facility once it is completed. Some… Continue Reading »

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Dietmar Exler Takes Over as MBUSA President and CEO in 2016

The successor of Mercedes-Benz USA and NAFTA President and CEO Stephen Cannon was officially announced by the company. Dietmar Exler takes over the duties of the outgoing executive starting January 1, 2016. Ola Kaellenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales made the official announcement. “Dietmar’s appointment is central to reinforcing our strategy and our standards around the world, and will continue to strengthen the ties and collaboration within our marketing & sales network,” Kaellenius said. Then he thanked Cannon for his leadership and contributions to the company, and he wished him all the best in his future endeavors. Currently, MBUSA holds… Continue Reading »

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