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Is Daimler Exploring Producing Mercedes-Benz Cars in Mexico with Nissan?

Daimler is said to be eyeing joint car production with Nissan in Mexico, according to reports. It seems the German company is looking into various options to get production of certain Mercedes-Benz cars, such as the A-Class, through Nissan facilities in the country. According to a Daimler official who wishes to remain anonymous, the joint production in Mexico has a good chance of pushing through. Aside from that, Mercedes-Benz Mexico president Pedro Tabera was quoted in a Mexican paper, El Financiero, saying that there is truth to this matter. “Various alternatives are being considered, among them producing with Nissan Mexicana,” said Tabera. Mercedes-Benz Mexico also manufactures the C-Class, E-Class, and M-Class… Continue Reading »

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Geneva 2013: Mercedes-Benz Sport Offers Sporty Genuine Accessories for the A-Class

While the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a superb product regardless of its position in the product range, many an A-Class owner still looks for ways to make the vehicle sportier. It’s a good thing that Mercedes-Benz Sport is now offering fresh personalization options by way of Genuine Accessories. At the Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz Sport used a polar silver A 180 to demonstrate how the various accessories work together to make the A-Class sportier. The detachable body parts come in a Jupiter red colorway, perfectly accenting the polar-silver paint job of the exterior. There’s also a sticker kit to decorate the car with, featuring a chequered-flag design that has fine lines… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Goes Green with Bio-Based Polyamide Engine Cover for New A-Class

In a bid to become more environment-friendly without sacrificing product quality and vehicle safety, Mercedes-Benz decided to go for a new high-performance bio-based polyamide to make the new A-Class engine cover. The  material from DSM mostly makes use of renewable resources, with raw materials derived from Ricinus communis, or the castor plant. The compound will be used on the new A-Class turbo petrol variants, which means the covers have to be able to withstand over 200 degrees Celsius while retaining stability and without warping. Polyamide 410 comes with vital properties like low moisture absorption, high crystallization rate, and a high melting point, and DSM bases its EcoPaXX engineering plastic on… Continue Reading »

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2013 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Will it compete with the premium hatchbacks?

So the Mercedes A-Class has finally arrived and seems to have left the MPV styling in its previous model and transformed the A-Class into a sporting hatchback that can truly rival the Audi A3, VW Golf and the BMW 1 series. But has the model lived up to its hyped transformation or has it disappointed Mercedes enthusiasts. First of all it’s important to highlight the competitors that the A-Class will face by entering the premium sporting hatchback market. The Audi A3 is considered one of the best and with receiving a 5 star review on WhatCar? the A3 excels in performance, handling, user experience and high quality. The Volkswagen Golf… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces two A-Class BlueEfficiency Variants

Mercedes A180 BlueEfficiency (petrol) and A180 CDI (diesel) are the two variants added to the A-Class line-up. These two models are the precise opposites of the Mercedes AMG versions. Mercedes-Benz has launched two BlueEfficiency variants with the diesel as the most fuel efficient that the German luxurious car company has ever made and that is the A180 CDI. The A180 CDI (diesel) brags its 1.5 –litre and 4-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 109 bhp/260 Nm. It declares a fuel frugality of 33.16 kmpl and 92g/km CO2 emissions. The petrol version Mercedes A180 uses 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that gives fuel efficiency of 22.95 kmpl and 120g/km CO2 emissions. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class BlueEFFICIENCY (BE) Edition Unveiled

A new Mercedes-Benz A-Class BlueEFFICIENCY (BE) Edition is reportedly in the works, according to the luxury car manufacturer. The latest model features a redesigned grille and daytime circular LED running lights. It is expected to be promoted to ecologically-aware consumers. The ride height of the vehicle will be reduced, and its underbody aerodynamics will be enhanced. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class BlueEFFICIENCY (BE) Edition will be available in two engine models. The A180 BE model will feature a 1.6-liter petrol engine that offers 122HP (90kW) of power and average consumption of 5.2 liters per 100 kilometers. This is equivalent to 45.2 mpg in the US and 54.3 mpg in the UK. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Uses Twitter to Crowdsource Outcome of TV Spots

In the UK, Mercedes-Benz relied on the social media and microblogging platform Twitter to determine the outcome of its latest TV spots for the new A-Class. The series of ads cover 3 TV spots that aired during The X Factor over the weekend, with the first ad airing during the first commercial break on the Saturday airing, and the second spot in the next break. The third spot will then air during the Sunday episode. The campaign, through Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, called upon Twitter users to vote for what actions the central characters in the ads should perform next, using the hashtag #YOURDRIVE. That will determine the outcome for… Continue Reading »

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