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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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Mexico venture in the works for Daimler and Nissan?

According to a Reuters report, Daimler, the parent company of automaker Mercedes-Benz, has signed a new pact with Nissan, which will involve the creation of a new joint venture in Mexico that will produce new vehicles for Mercedes and Nissan’s Infiniti brand. Sources have said that the deal at this point entails Nissan manufacturing the next-gen GLA at the company’s Aguascalientes facility, which is also set to produce new Infiniti models. This would extend the cooperation between the two automotive companies, as Mercedes-Benz already has an existing pact with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, with engines, plants, and automotive platforms and technologies being shared between the automakers. Of course, both of the… Continue Reading »

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Disick Sues Mercedes for His “Virtually Useless” 2012 SLS AMG

Scott Disick, a 30-year old model, businessman and actor, famous for appearing in various reality television shows, is suing the Mercedes-Benz dealership that sold him an insanely expensive 2012 Mercedes SLS AMG car. Allegedly, his SLS AMG tends to break down so much that he considers it “virtually useless”. According to him during an interview with TMZ, the only people who can admire his luxury car are the mechanics in the repair shop where his vehicle is frequently brought for repairs. The actor claims that Mercedes has failed to make the car roadworthy after numerous attemps. Thus, he demands for his money back including his expenses and fees that would… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes C-Class Banks on Perfection

Perfection is definitely a hard thing to achieve. However, the Australian website The Age quoted Mercedes-Benz’s engineering and design elite to have stated that it was their benchmark theme when they were developing the Mercedes C-Class segment. Christian Fruh, the chief engineer of the C-Class said in an interview with the publication that he is a perfectionist that is why he was put in the project. The report added that Fruh’s team has spent more than five years and millions of dollars in the development of the C-Class alone. Mercedes’ aim for perfection in the development of the C-Class is just an indication that they have high regards for that… Continue Reading »

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