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Mercedes-Benz posts best-ever monthly, Q1 sales

Momentum is everything, and Mercedes-Benz is capitalizing on its surge. March 2014 saw Mercedes-Benz sell the most cars in its history. With a whopping 158,523 vehicles sold last month, the German automaker is on track to reach its goal of global market leadership. The record figure represents a 13.3 percent growth, and that puts Mercedes-Benz’s year-to-date vehicle sales at 374,276, which is a 15.2 percent increase over the same period last year. That makes it Mercedes-Benz’s strongest first quarter ever. Sales were powered by double-digit growth in key markets, such as 11.2 percent in the United States and 30.9 percent growth in the Asia/Pacific region.  There was also a considerable… Continue Reading »

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AMG Brand History — A Look at How It All Began

The countdown to the 2014 New York Auto Show has begun. In just a few days, we will finally see the official unveiling of the new masterpiece of Mercedes-AMG, which is the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe. Based on the photos of the car and its rumored specs, it’s surely bound to be stylish and sporty. The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe is just one of the numerous masterpieces that the AMG brand has offered us. We have seen it tinker with the other classes of Mercedes such as the C, E SLK, SL, CLS, G and SLS. In around three years, AMG will be 50 years in the industry. It has… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes 35 HP — The First of a Superior Breed

Mercedes-Benz has definitely changed the way that people perceive vehicles from generation to generation. We have seen that lately with the integration of technologies like CarPlay, comfort enhancers such as the Active Curve Tilting feature, and more. There were just too many innovations that the German brand has introduced over the years that have changed how we drive, and how we see automobiles. In this Wayback Wednesday article, we will take a look at the very first car that triggered the evolution of automobiles as we know them today, the Mercedes 35 HP. Development of the Mercedes 35 HP The Mercedes 35 HP was conceptualized by two Germans, Paul Daimler… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets the collectible miniature model treatment

Fans of collectible miniature car models can now add the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class to their collections, with all-new hand-assembled 1:18, 1:43, and 1:87 scale die-cast models now available from select Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Germany and, soon, in other markets. With the C-Class being showcased in showrooms across Germany together with the GLA-Class, there were more than 300,000 visitors in just March’s second weekend, with some 6,000 test drives being conducted. So now, if you’ve got a taste of the C-Class but aren’t really in the market for a new drive, then you might want to content yourself with a collectible car model. Once again, Mercedes-Benz turns to Norev, a specialist… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz introduces CLA-Class in Malaysia

Somewhere between practice and winning the 2014 Malaysian Grand Prix, Mercedes-Benz was still able to launch the CLA-Class in Malaysia last Saturday, right at a party for its Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team. It was confirmed that the CLA 200 as well as the CLA 45 AMG will be available for prospective buyers in the country. The estimated price for the two models are as follows: RM235,888 (around $72,250)for the CLA 200, and RM400,000 (around $122,500) for the CLA 45 AMG variant. Of course, there’s still a chance that the prices will go down a bit once the final price tags are confirmed by the automaker. In addition, sources say that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to double Beijing plant capacity

As demand continues to soar for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, parent company Daimler is set to invest some more into its Beijing factory in order to double production capacity. According to a Bloomberg report, Daimler and its JV partner Beijing Automotive Group will invest a whoppping 1 billion euros (around $1.38 billion) for the expansion that will see the plant produce up to 200,000 vehicles in 2015. The Beijing facility currently produces Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and GLK vehicles. The sedans, in particular, are enjoying great demand. The plant will also be adding the GLA compact SUV to its assembly line come 2015. Daimler chief Dr Dieter Zetsche reaffirms that the company… Continue Reading »

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New Generation of Mercedes-Renault Smart Cars Caught on Tape

The third generation of smart cars have been caught on video during a recent testing. These are fruits of the partnership forged between Mercedes-Benz and Renault. The exterior of the smart cars remain literally sketchy as of the moment due to the camouflage wrapped all around their armors, so we can’t comment yet on what they look like on the outside. However, we were able to fish out some valuable information about the vehicles from MB Passion. According to the source, the cars will have a rear-wheel drive. Then, their engine, located at the rear, will be a 0.9-liter three cylinder model from Renault. The fortwo (C453) and the forfour… Continue Reading »

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