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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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Mercedes-Benz Vans Wraps Up Successful 2013 Business Year

Mercedes-Benz Vans just concluded a very successful 2013 business year, with the division growing earnings by 16 percent overall, up to €631 million (around $870 million). This was despite volatile and ever-changing conditions in the various markets all through last year. Sales grew 7 percent from 252,400 in 2012 to 270,000 in the previous business year. Revenue also went up by 3 percent, from €9.07 billion ($12.5 billion) to €9.37 billion (around $12.92 billion). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) went up by 16 percent as well. A big factor was double-digit growth rates in key areas like China, Latin America, and Russia. Sales in China went up by 44 percent, with a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Six Categories in 2014 Motor Klassik Award

In the 2014 edition of the Motor Klassik Award, Mercedes-Benz managed to get wins in a whopping six categories, showcasing the continued excellence of the brand in a variety of aspects. The Silver Arrows race cars, the 1934 W 25 and the 1954 W 196 R, took a double victory in the ‘Racing Cars’ and ‘Auction Cars’ categories. In the ‘Classics up to 1930′ category, the Mercedes-Benz SSK sports car bagged the victory, while the 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (pictured) took the win in the ‘Classics 1947 to 1961′ category. The G-Class won the ‘Off-roaders 2014′ race, and Mercedes-Benz’s Genuine replacement parts via Mercedes-Benz Classic rounded out the evening for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Will Equip Future Compact Hybrids With Three-Cylinder Engines

Bernhard Heil, the head of powertrain development of Daimler, revealed that Mercedes-Benz will be using three-cylinder engines in its future compact hybrid cars designed for front-wheel drive. According to Automotive News, some Mercedes engineers are skeptical about the idea of putting three-cylinder engines. However, Daimler pointed out that smaller engines carry a lot of potentials. Heil said that it is needed for transverse-mounted hybrid powertrains. It will also address the limitations posed by four-cylinder engines in terms of packaging at the front end of a compact hybrid car. The Daimler official noted that Mercedes will still use four-cylinder engines it its rear-wheel drive vehicles, including their hybrid versions. He reasoned… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Prepares SL 2LOOK Edition and SLK CarbonLOOK Edition for Spring

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to meet the coming spring with style by bringing out the SL 2LOOK Edition and the SLK CarbonLOOK Edition. According to Daimler, both cars are designed to offer open-air motoring pleasure to customers. We all know that both the SL and the SLK variants already have that mix of classic and sporty appeals. But Mercedes has taken it further by enhancing them to make the vehicles appear more striking and more aggressive. These were all done without giving up their luxurious looks. To give you an idea of what they can offer, here is a quick look at their key features: The Mercedes SLK CarbonLOOK Edition The SLK… Continue Reading »

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