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First New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Rolls Off Rastatt Plant

Production of Mercedes-Benz’s second of two new compact car models, the new A-Class, is just getting in gear. The first unit rolled out of the production lines in the automaker’s Rastatt facility, and top officials were on hand for this milestone moment. Over €1.2 billion has been invested by Daimler in the Rastatt plant, which started producing the B-Class in September of last year. To accommodate production of the new compact models, €600 million was allotted for construction and tools. The other half of the budget will be for subsequent expansion. This facility in Germany, which went operational in 1992, is now going to focus on the compact vehicles of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class Petrol Engines Already Meet Euro 6 Standard

The Euro 6 vehicle emissions standard won’t be in place until September 1, 2014, but right now, the petrol engines for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class vehicles already pass those requirements. In addition, the engines are also good enough to meet new limits placed on petrol engines due 2017. The models include the A 180, the A 200, and the A 250, together with their B-Class counterparts. Since the start of the production for these new models, the direct-injected petrol engines have been undercutting the Euro 6 standards—all thanks to the technology Mercedes-Benz has been developing over the years to make sure that the vehicles the automaker produces are… Continue Reading »

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B-Class Hatch Gets Record ANCAP Safety Score

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class hatchback has just set the record for a crash test score for the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, or ANCAP for short. The test’s highest possible score is 37, and the B-Class garnered a near-perfect 36.78—quite a bit higher than the previous best of 36.59 scored by Toyota Aurion. Now, the B-Class joins the elite company of other ANCAP 5-star rating scorers: the Aurion, Ford Fiesta, Lexus CT200, Toyota Prius, and Volkswagen Polo. ANCAP, established in 1993, is the body responsible for giving out safety ratings for new vehicle models in terms of their front and side impact protection, ratings that cover Australia as well as New… Continue Reading »

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New B-Class and M-Class Now in Dealers

Can’t wait for the new generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles? Well, wait no more more! The new B-Class and M-Class are now with dealers and the deliveries will start on November 19. Joachim Schmidt, Executive VP Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz cars said, “The introduction of the new B-Class and the new M-Class brings two important models to the market, each of which raises the bar in its segment that little bit further. We have every confidence that they will continue to build on the success of their predecessors and help generate further momentum in terms of sales.”   The new B-Class: premium is not a matter of size Since 2005… Continue Reading »

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Video: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class promotional video

Substantially more agile and efficient, but as comfortable and spacious as ever – the new B-Class from Mercedes-Benz is a winner on all fronts. The vehicle’s lower height and more upright seat position provide for a first impression that hints at the compact sports tourer’s dynamic credentials. With a new four-cylinder petrol engine featuring direct injection and turbocharging, a new diesel engine, a new dual clutch transmission, a new manual transmission and new assistance systems, the front-wheel-drive car also rings in a new technological era for compact cars from Mercedes-Benz. “No model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has ever seen so many new developments introduced in one fell swoop,”… Continue Reading »

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Official: The New Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Last time, we showed you a picture of the new generation B-class that was leaked on the Internet. As promised, here are more photos of the agile Mercedes-Benz B-Class. The vehicle’s highlight is its 4-cylinder gasoline engine with turbocharging and direct injection, which made its performance far better that its predecessor. Other than that, the vehicle has dual-clutch gearbox and a six-speed manual transmission and lastly, the vehicle has a lot of assistance systems. Meanwhile, the interior design of the new generation B-Class is of top quality. Superior quality materials were used and speaks sporty and classic all-in-one. The multimedia feature of the car is also very modern. With the… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coming Soon

Enough with the prototypes and start getting thrilled for the real thing. Surely, you are already excited about how the new A-Class looks like. Fret no more, because Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the new vehicle will be released by at the end of 2012. The new car will have front-wheel drive and is based on the new platform, the Mercedes-front-drive architecture or the MFA. This platform will be first used by the new B-Class which is slated to be released in November and unveiled earlier on September 2011 at the IAA. Although the new A-Class in production will be patterned after the Concept A-Class, it is not the exact one as… Continue Reading »

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