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Is Daimler Planning to Run Aston Martin

Will Daimler increase its stake with Aston Martin? Is the multinational corporation interested in running the supercar brand? These questions have been thrown a lot since news about the parent of Mercedes-Benz acquiring a share in the British automaker broke out. Aston Martin would surely get the leverage it needs in the market with a big name such as Daimler running it, or with the big German company pouring more cash to the brand. Sadly for the British carmaker, Dr. Dieter Zetsche vehemently denied such speculations. Dr. Zetsche has been saying over and over again that his company is not interested in running Aston Martin. He explained that their relationship would… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Unveiled in Paris

The originally thought Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was finally unveiled in the Paris Motor Show. However, the car now sports a new name, which is Mercedes-AMG C63. It is the second car to adopt solely the “Mercedes-AMG” name—dropping the “Mercedes-Benz” moniker—following the GT sports coupe. As reported earlier, the car shares the same engine with the Mercedes-AMG GT. A 4.0-liter biturbo V8 replaces the outgoing Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’s 6.2-liter naturally aspirated engine. The new Mercedes-AMG C63 features two engine options. The standard model has a downsized output of 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S possesses a power equal to 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque…. Continue Reading »

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Spy Shots of the Mercedes-Benz MLE Captured

First the mid-class SUV of Mercedes-Benz was categorized as the M-Class. Then, it was rebranded to ML-Class. Now, a facelifted prototype of the range is in the works, and sources refer to it as the Mercedes-Benz MLE. Spy shots of the upcoming SUV in camouflaged form were also captured from Nürburgring as it was being given a test run. Check out the spy photos caught by Inautonews below as the SUV cruised the endurance track: The platform and the exposed armor of the vehicle clearly showed its strong resemblance to the ML. Thus, it is assumed that it belongs in the same range. Logic would dictate that the covered areas probably hide the upgrades in the new model of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to ramp up activities on autonomous vehicle research and testing

Since September, Mercedes-Benz has been conducting tests on autonomously driving (self-driving) vehicles in California’s public roads. Now, the company is set to expand on its research activities and get more testing done, thanks to the ability to use the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) test bed site, which is the largest in the United States. The use of the CNWS site is essential in being able to test self-driving cars, providing a more secure method for testing, especially when it comes to particularly hazardous scenarios. “Taken in conjunction with the results of our test drives on public roads, these tests will help us with the ongoing development of our autonomous cars,”… Continue Reading »

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OneRepublic singer becomes Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador; B-Class featured in band’s music video

The newest Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador isn’t a race car driver or a movie star; instead, it’s Ryan Tedder, frontman for the American pop rock band OneRepublic. This partnership will be highlighted by the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class on the first of October, at the Mondial de l’Automobile motor show in Paris. Incidentally, the B-Class is also featured on the music video for OneRepublic’s new song titled ‘I Lived’, a song which the band will perform at an event called Mercedes-Benz Media Night in Paris. The song will also be used for a variety of advertising materials for the B-Class. Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing exec Dr Jens Thiemer had high… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét Plant reaches 250,000-unit production milestone

It seems like only yesterday that the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary opened. In fact, it was actually two and a half years ago, and now, the production facility is celebrating another milestone as it rolls off its 250,000th Mercedes-Benz unit: a CLA 45 AMG in polar silver trim that’s headed straight for Japan. According to the plant’s director Thomas Geier, this milestone is incredibly important to the plant, which holds the distinction of being Mercedes-Benz’s youngest facility. He gave due credit to all the employees of the plant, saying that the achievement is only possible thanks to their dedication as well as their capabilities. The Kecskemét plant, which had around 3,400… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 Self Driving Demo

The life of a truck driver involves a lot of stress. Truck drivers have to watch out for the traffic, comply with delivery schedules, miss a lot of family time, and juggle with additional responsibilities that may be required from them at work. The combination of the said factors often lead to exhaustion even before they reach their destination. Not to mention the fact that they still have to drive the massive vehicle back to their headquarters after delivering their merchandise. In an effort to lessen the stress of future truck drivers, and ensure their safety above all, Daimler has developed the world’s first-ever self-driving truck. At the 65th IAA… Continue Reading »

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