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Lewis Hamilton’s Car Goes Out of Control During Test-Drive

Troubles seem to follow Mercedes-Benz team during their testing in Jerez, Spain. After a very unfortunate electrical fault that caused fire to the rear end of the Silver Arrow driven by Nico Rosberg, the team experienced another setback when Lewis Hamilton crashed the F1 car he was driving. It was revealed through Mercedes’ Twitter feed that the crash was due to a loss of rear brake pressure which stemmed from the hydraulic brake line linking the right-rear calliper. Thankfully, the front brakes slowed down the former champ’s impact. As a result, Hamilton stepped out unscathed after ramming the car to a pile of tires. Mercedes-Benz news sources said that the impact… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg in High Spirits Despite Car Problems

The first day of testing of the Mercedes-Benz team in the Jerez racetrack did not go well because of an electrical fault. Nico Rosberg was the person behind the steering wheel when the incident happened. Short spikes of flames started around the rear end of the car while he was on the track. Based on a post on Twitter made by Mercedes-Benz, their technical group is already into it. They added that the car should be ready by tomorrow. Apparently, the cause of the problem is the wiring loom which requires some modifications. This was the part where the electrical problems originated. Rosberg actually completed 14 laps at the Jerez… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Milestones in 2012: A Year-End Recap

As the end of year 2012 comes close, Daimler published its annual milestones. Among them were increased sales, more production figures, expansion and higher investments as compared to the previous year. More Sales Based from the report, the demand for Mercedes-Benz units remained high. From January to November this year, the German manufacturer was able to sell around 1,194,904 cars. The figure is 5.1% higher than last year. The fact that the month of December is not yet over means that the statistics has the tendency to increase. Among the popular selections this year are the A-Class, B-Class and M-Class. More Production According to the publication, the projected production of… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Buses and Trucks Won at the OkoGlobe 2011

OkoGlobe 2011 recognized Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and the bus rapid transit last Tuesday in Karlsruhe at the Center for Art and Media Technology. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): first place in the category “New mobility concepts” Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTEC Hybrid: third place in the category “Production vehicle with sustainability factor” Andreas Renschler, member of the Daimler Board of Management: “We see the ÖkoGlobe award as both recognition of our commitment up to now, and as an incentive to continue our pioneering role in developing sustainable, environmentally conscious transport solutions.” The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTEC Hybrid were among the prizewinners at ÖkoGlobe 2011, which was… Continue Reading »

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Fearless Forecast: Mercedes-Benz Will Grab the Top Spot in Luxury Category

Ernst Lieb, Mercedes-Benz CEO gave a forecast to reporters at the Quail motorsports gathering in California – Mercedes-Benz will finish first this year as he said the company is aiming for a double digit sales increase, which is not far because currently, it is at 9.8%. This is in a bout with BMW as the nation’s best selling luxury brand. With the third quarter almost over now, Mercedes-Benz’ sales is showing really strong numbers, the company had sold a total of 138,789 vehicles so far according to Autodata, meanwhile, BMW is behind with 135,114. All these increase, according to USA Today, is attributed to the popularity of the Sprinter Van… Continue Reading »

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