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MBUSA August Sales Are Up by 5.4%

Mercedes-Benz USA reported on September 1 that they sold a total of 20,728 units for the month of August. That’s a 5.4% increase from sales last year, same month. This also sets a record of being the highest August sales since 2007. E-Class and C-Class models leads the herd as the highest performers with the E-Class selling 5,628 and C-Class 4,728. Taking the third spot is the Mercedes-Benz M-Class with 2,191. The SLK roadster, not be left behind, sold 138.6% more than last year’s and the 2012 CLS class has been popular as well with an increase of 810.7%. High-end models posted an increase of 17.9% for the month, with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vehicles at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

Most of new generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be having their world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For 10 days, from September 15-25, several of the brand’s model will be showcased. The models to be shown at the event are: New Generation B-Class, SLK 55 AMG, SLS AMG Roadster, SLK 250 CDI Diesel, C63 AMG Black Series, Pearl Vision Viano and the F125 research vehicle. Meanwhile, tweaked vehicles can also be seen besides the new models. The R-Class leads that pack followed by the C-class coupes and other AMG vehicles. Photos: IAA.de and Daimler AG & MB Passion Blog

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The 125 Years of Mercedes History Now in Monterey

To celebrate the 125th year of historical Mercedes-Benz, the company brought the party in Monterey, CA at the Pebble Beach Automotive Week and Concours d’Elegance. The event started August 16 and will continue until the 21st. In here, Mercedes-Benz collection vehicles will be displayed for the world to see the history of the company. Some of the cars included are the 300 SL Gullwings, Mercedes-Benz 380K-770K and roadsters. The new 2012 SLS AMG and Concept A-Class are also being shown. Aside from the exhibit, there’s also be a Mercedes-Benz Start Lounge on the 3rd Fairway which features the same ‘history’ theme. Other than that, high-profile auctions are taking place in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Bodykit by Wheels Boutique and ADV.1

US tuner, Wheels Boutique, is at it again with a new and unique look for our beloved Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Now partnering with ADV.1, they came up with a very different looking SLS AMG. Unique in a positive way, this tuning kit by the two companies is equipped with ADCV05 track rims, and they are enormous! The size of the front and rear rims are 9.5 21×12 and the tires are 375/20/21. This is indeed an innovation as we have not seen any tune for Mercedes-Benz cars that puts really big wheels. But who knows, Wheels Boutique might break their own record in the near future. But for now, check… Continue Reading »

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24-Year Old Student Won an SLS AMG

Marco Calvo, a 24-year old student from Spain won at the Mercedes-Benz GT5 Driving Challenge. A contest where the world’s top 15 GT5 drivers joined and raced on a real track. The participants underwent an orientation about the characteristics and performance of the SLS AMG at the Austrian Red Bull Ring first. This introduction/orientation was facilitated by DTM driver David Coulthard and Bernd Schneider. After a number of tests and hands-on practice, the 15 participants raced behind the wheels of SLS AMG to determine the winner. Calvo, emerged as the winner, and as a prize, he gets a key to an all new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

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Kicherer Released their Version of the Mercedes CLS500

Kicherer, the German auto tuner chose the 2011 Mercedes CLS 500 as their latest project and turned it into the CLS Edition Black. It was so named because of its exterior, with RS-1 wheels and lacked-out grilles all in black. The front grille and mirror casings also lived up to its name. Under the hood, the car is beautiful with Kicherer’s own V8 engine and some sports exhaust. The performance of the vehicle is at 690Nm and 470PS, a huge update from the performance of the base car at 600Nm and 408PS. The tuning company also installed their very own braking system, a 6 and 4 piston caliper in front… Continue Reading »

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The New Mercedes-Benz Accessories : AMG Selection 2011

Mercedes-Benz showrooms are now selling the AMG Selection 2011 accessories. The items which were mostly handmade in Germany have two different ranges where customer can choose : business and casual. The casual range, also called the sports and leisure items include polo shirts, caps and windcheaters for men, women and kids. These products will have a full-size umbrella with leather handle, Teflon coating, embossed AMG logo and fiber glass ribs, then a leather sports bag, key case and ring in leather plus an AMG lanyard. On the other hand, the business line of the AMG Selection 2011 has a diamond look, the same ones in the interior of the S-65… Continue Reading »

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