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Mercedes C-Class LWB Hits the Chinese Market

  Despite the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz coming under fire from the consumer watchdog of China for alleged price-rigging, business continues as usual for the three-pointed star brand in the country. Recently, the German marque officially released the long-wheelbase variant of the Mercedes C-Class. The Different Versions of the Car The 2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB, which is exclusive for the Chinese market, comes in two versions. The first is the standard executive sedan type. The other offers a sporty sedan design, which does not appear to sit well with the character of a long-wheelbase car. The Price According to Car News China, the price of the Mercedes C-Class LWB starts at around… Continue Reading »

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Is the Renaming Strategy of Mercedes a Smart Move

In my previous article, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz is gradually implementing its renaming strategy. One of the affected would be the popular M-Class. Read the article here for more information on the story. I agree that the decision of Ola Kaellenius is very smart move, because it lets customers interrelate the products of the three-pointed star brand easily. It basically bridges a relationship between the larger variants of the German marque with their sedan counterparts. For example, the M-Class would be repackaged as the GLE to establish a connection with its more popular sedan cousin, which is the E-Class. It would also give more sense to the names of the different ranges of the brand,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Plans to Rename the M-Class to GLE

Mercedes-Benz is currently undergoing some major changes in the names of its popular vehicle ranges. Among the ranges affected by the new comprehensive renaming strategy of the brand is the M-Class. According to Automotive News, the German luxury automaker will drop the “M-Class” name in favor of the GLE class. In addition to the renaming, the new GLE would also receive a major facelift in early 2015. Its crossover coupe version, which was initially revealed as the Concept Coupe SUV and rumored to carry the GLE Coupe moniker, is scheduled to be launched at around April next year in Beijing. Behind the New Names Citing its insiders within Mercedes-Benz, the same source… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Marco Polo Makes Its Debut

Last July, we revealed to you the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo. The vehicle is basically the three-pointed star’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. However, Mercedes has upped the ante on this one by making it more luxurious and more comfortable than its rival. Recently, at the Caravan Salon 2014 in Dusseldorf, Mercedes finally debuted the vehicle in not one, but two variants. The first was simply called the Marco Polo while the other carried the Marco Polo ACTIVITY moniker. The first was based on the V-Class range while the ACTIVITY model was from the Vito range of the German luxury brand according to MB Passion Blog. Engine Specs of the Vehicles The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sponsors Race The Runway 2014

Mercedes-Benz is the main sponsor of the Race the Runway event, which is set to be held at the Edinburgh Airport. Due to this, the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany revealed its plans for the charity event this year, according to a report from motorward.com. The charity event was organized to generate funds for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice located in Glasgow. In the event, car owners will have the opportunity to drive their cars down the runway of the Edinburgh Airport. Each participant has to donate £300 for this opportunity. Participants can bring one passenger as they thunder down the auxiliary runway of the airport. They are… Continue Reading »

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CarPlay Support Delayed Till 2015

The CarPlay, previously dubbed as iOS in car, continues to be a “work in progress”. The integration of the new technology upgrade to cars was put off until next year. According to Ubergizmo, car companies that have announced before their commitment to Apple’s CarPlay have pushed back the scheduled integration of the new system to their cars. Among them is Mercedes-Benz. In the statement of Mercedes-Benz, it confirmed it will not adopt the new system for now. The expected integration of the technology will have to wait until 2015, a company spokesperson revealed. The German automaker explained it is currently developing a “highly-sophisticated head-unit based solution”. The product would help run CarPlay… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA launches 2015 C-Class online configurator

Want to tinker around with your very own US-spec Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Now that the automaker has launched its online configurator for the 2015 model year, you can do just that. You can head over to the site at this link and you can start customizing your own 2015 C-Class, just the way you want it. Options are currently limited though, as you can start off with a base of either the 241-horsepower C300 starting at $40,400 or the 329-horsepower C400, which starts at $48,590. Those base prices do not include the optional stuff you will be adding later on through the  configurator, as well as taxes, title, registration fees, transport charge, and… Continue Reading »

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