There’s no slowing down Mercedes-Benz, it seems. The German automaker once again posted a record month in terms of sales, with last August accounting for its best-ever performance in that month. All in all, the company sold 108,417 units, which translates to an 18.7% increase compared to the same month last year. That sales figure for August puts the year-to-date total to 916,644. That’s a 9.3% growth compared to sales figures for the same period in 2012. The biggest reason for the gain? That would be the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, of which sales grew by 29.9 percent. In addition, the company continued to get solid sales from its go-to segments: SUVs… Continue Reading »
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Mercedes-Benz is off to a solid start for the second half of 2013, with the German luxury car maker posting record results for July and managing 20% growth on year-over-year figures for the month. A total of 116,790 vehicle units were sold over last month. That puts the year-to-date tally up to 811,227 units, which marks an 8.1-percent increase over the same January-to-August period in 2012. Dr Joachim Schmidt, Mercedes-Benz Cars executive vice president for sales and marketing, credited the success of the new E-Class as well as the continued popularity of the automaker’s compact models. The addition of the new S-Class also bolstered Mercedes-Benz’s bid starting from mid-July. “Our… Continue Reading »
The Cabriolet and the Coupe of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class was given a facelift recently, giving it features that enhance both performance and safety. The Cabriolet and the Coupe are considered one of the preferred vehicles among executives. They combine the latest technology with first-class comfort without compromising performance. The latest E-Class Cabriolet and Coupe feature LED headlamps, air intakes integrated into the new front bumpers, sports grille, LED tail lights, and chrome-look trims. The classic features of the Coupe are still present in the latest variant of the luxury vehicle. The Cabriolet features retractable side windows and the classic soft top that call to mind memories of the past models… Continue Reading »
If you missed the official unveiling of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (a.k.a. the Detroit Auto Show), here’s a nice 3-minute feature from the folks at Mercedes-Benz TV. Torie Campbell takes us around Motor City and straight into the auto show, which went from January 14 through the 27th (public show was from the 19th) and was held at the Cobo Center. The refresh offers updates on technology, engine variants, and styling. The reporter takes us through all these, from the headlights to the driving assist features, as well as on to the new high-performance E 63 AMG variant. Mercedes-Benz AMG chair Ola… Continue Reading »
A couple of weeks back, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was launched, ushering in a new dynamic range of top-of-the-line vehicles featuring the latest and greatest tech that the German automaker can offer. If you haven’t taken a look yet, or if the specs aren’t enough to entice you, just watch this video from Mercedes-Benz TV to see for yourself the new E-Class and its redesigned front, fresh proportions, and other features. For a more detailed account of what you can expect with the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you can check our launch report right here, which includes a gallery of the vehicle from the interior to the exterior.
What you see here is probably the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, photographed by Victor Gutierrez Poza from his room in a Madrid hotel. It’s still a bit clad in shroud at the rear, but most of the body is visible—including a view of the unibody headlights. It veers away from the four-headlight setup commonly found in recent E-Class vehicles, which is why many believe this could be the refreshed E-Class. Evident in the picture as well are the vehicle’s fresh bumper and grille, and the rims seem to have been redesigned, too. It’s still unclear whether the vehicle is an AMG variant or the top model in the Mercedes range thanks… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz has outed more details on the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, touted as the automaker’s most efficient production E-Class to date. The hybrid is powered by a combination of a four-cylinder diesel engine, which gives it 204 horsepower with top torque of 500Nm, and a 20-kilowatt electric motor. This hybrid powertrain is coupled with the automaker’s 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox and is supported by a 19kWH Li-Ion battery. Top speed for the hybrid is pegged at 150 mph, and it will take the car just 7.5 seconds to go from zero to 62 mph. Of course, those aren’t the figures that shine for this Mercedes-Benz vehicle—what figures to be the… Continue Reading »