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Britain’s Network Rail to Use Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL as Staff Shuttle

British rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has just ordered a couple of Mercedes-Benz Vito 7-seater minibuses that will serve as the shuttle for its concierge team from its Westwood Leadership Development Centre, located on the outskirts of Coventry, to the Tile Hill station and back. That journey will be made numerous times daily, and the efficiency of the electric vans will definitely provide an advantage. The decision to purchase Vito E-CELL units was arrived at after a full year of evaluation, which was headed by Network Rail’s National Delivery Service Business Support Manager Steve Duffy. Duffy said this all started when they dropped by the Mercedes-Benz area at the Commercial… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Win More Awards

It’s like Mercedes-Benz Vans just can’t help but bring home more awards from all over. After its wins in the Motoring Matters Awards and the Van Fleet Awards, a couple of the division’s offerings grabbed awards from a specialist jury at the 2013 Courier, Express and Parcel Services Van of the Year competition that’s hosted by the Stuttgart-based ETM-Verlag publishing company. The Mercedes-Benz Vito (113 CDI variant) took the win in the “Vans up to 3 tonnes” category, while the new Sprinter (316 BlueTEC) copped first place in the “Vans up to 3.5 tonnes” category, thereby affirming its class-leading status. Because of its Euro VI-compliant engines across all variants, the… Continue Reading »

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Sprinter, Viano Win Big for Mercedes-Benz Vans in Motoring Matters Awards

Mercedes-Benz Vans took home two awards at the Motoring Matters Magazine Group Awards 2013 in Australia: the Sprinter was hailed as the Delivery Magazine Van of the Year, while the Viano won the Best People Mover category. The Australian publication Delivery Magazine‘s editorial staff judged the Sprinter the best van of the year thanks to overall quality coupled with performance and safety features. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Chris Mullet, noted that the Sprinter is “without doubt the safest van ever to be presented on the Australian market.” The safety of the van’s latest model is augmented by five new driver assistance systems aimed at reducing unwanted incidents and accidents on the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Grabs Awards in 2013 Van Fleet World Honours

Mercedes-Benz Vans scored two wins at the 2013 Van Fleet World Honours: the Sprinter took home the Best Large Van award, while the division scored the Safety Award. The Sprinter van, as well as the other candidates for the Best Large Van award, underwent rigorous testing. In addition, leasing companies’ evaluation on the vans’ service costs, resale value, and fuel consumption was also part of the final score. The Safety Award was given to Mercedes-Benz Vans, who also won it last year. The Sprinter is always at the forefront of van safety as well as driver assistance systems. The new Sprinter comes with five fresh assistance systems that are aimed… Continue Reading »

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Sales Highlight Performance Of The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been tearing up the market from the time it was introduced in 1995. Its popularity grew along with its sales. Sales of the van have reached 2.47 million units as it became the foundation of the growth of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Mercedes-Benz Vans Head Volker Mornhinweg said that the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has set the standard in safety, quality and economy among large vans in the market. Its achievement shows that worldwide success can be attained even if one starts in small market segments. When it was initially introduced, the van was part of the market in between trucks and cars. The concept gained popularity in the German… Continue Reading »

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Meet the New and Improved Euro VI-Compliant Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The new model of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van is out, and it comes with a number of improvements—not the least of which is compliance with upcoming Euro VI emissions standard, superb efficiency to the tune of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers, and a whole new suite of safety systems. Crosswind Assist comes standard across the model range, and this new safety system debuts along with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST (optional), Blind Spot Assist (optional), Highbeam Assist, and Lane Keeping Assist. Mercedes-Benz is keen on keeping accident figures in the van segment down, and these new safety systems should help in that aspect. In addition to the new safety systems,… Continue Reading »

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Fujian Benz Opens Product Dev Center in China

Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation, a joint venture between Daimler and a number of Chinese partners that focus on van production, recently opened up a brand-new product development center in Fuzhou, China. Mercedes-Benz Vans chief Volker Mornhinweg noted that the opening of the facility is a significant milestone in the division’s growth strategy, dubbed ‘Vans goes global’. It took two years to complete construction of the center. “We have been producing the Vito and the Viano in China since 2010, and we also started manufacturing a bus version of the Sprinter in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture in 2011,” said Mornhinweg. He adds that production are to be supplemented… Continue Reading »

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