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Mercedes-Benz: Over 100,000 CLA units delivered to customers since launch

It seems like only yesterday that the Mercedes-Benz CLA compact sedan was being launched to much hype and with great expectations, as the vehicle was set to usher in a new transition for the German automaker and its market mindset. Fast forward to today and the company says that over 100,000 units of the CLA have already been delivered to customers worldwide. Along with the A-Class, B-Class, and GLA-Class, the new wave of Mercedes-Benz compact vehicles have seen great demand. Over 800,000 units of those series combined have been shipped to customers. Of that figure, 250,000 have been since the start of 2014. Ola Kallenius, the marketing and sales chief in… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg, Mercedes Settle for Second Place at Belgian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo played the role of spoilsport, taking the title at the 2014 Belgian Grand Prix, as Mercedes AMG Petronas and Nico Rosberg had to settle for a second-place finish despite taking the pole position in qualifying. Even worse, contact between the two Mercedes cars early in the race resulted in a puncture in Lewis Hamilton’s ride, and the Brit eventually had to retire in lap 38. According to the commentators covering the race, Mercedes is pretty much pinning the blame for the incident on Rosberg, and most probably justifiably so. Still, it is a fairly common racing accident and there seemed to be nothing malicious about it. Regardless, this… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Probe in China Finds the Brand Guilty of Price-Fixing

  After an intensive investigation in the Chinese wing of Mercedes-Benz, the authorities have found out that the German manufacturer has violated China’s antitrust price rules. Citing the news circulated by the Chinese media, New York Times reported that the three-pointed star brand has put a very high price for its spare parts and maintenance services. A representative of the Chinese consumer watchdog stated that their probe in the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz revealed the automaker breached the antimonopoly law of the country. It should be noted that around officials from the National Development ad Reform Commission (NDRC) have reportedly raided the office of Mercedes in Shanghai two weeks ago… Continue Reading »

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Revealing the Top Earners in Formula One

Have you ever wondered how much does your favorite Formula One driver makes based on his contract? Recently, News.com.au revealed the list of the top earners in the sport. Based from the source, Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen are the highest paid drivers in F1. Each driver has a salary of $31.7 million. Next to them is Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with $28.8 million. He is followed by Jenson Button of McLaren with $23.1 million. Then, Nico Rosberg of Mercedes makes $17.3 million. The eight-digit figure paycheck ends with Rosberg as Felipe Massa of Williams, who comes after Rosberg in the listing, only earns $5.8… Continue Reading »

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Team Orders for Mercedes Coming Soon

There are reports right now saying that Mercedes AMG Petronas is planning to implement team orders in the following races this season. Of course, this matter did not sit well with a lot of Formula One fans. In the beginning of August, Grandprix.com posted an article about an interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, wherein the Daimler boss clarified that there would be no team orders for their F1 drivers, unless they are facing an emergency situation. He did not explain though what they consider to be an “emergency situation.” However, he said he expects his drivers to avoid impeding each other with varying strategies. For instance, when going for two… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Retains Michael Schumacher as Ambassador

Mercedes-Benz confirmed that Michael Schumacher remains as its ambassador. The decision of the company came despite the current medical condition of the Formula One legend. It should be noted that Schumacher had an accident while skiing with his son at Meribel Ski Resort in the French Alps on December 29, 2013. The incident left him with a serious head injury, which led doctors to place him in a medically-induced coma. Luckily, like the fighter that he was during his run as a racer, Schumacher has beaten the odds. Announcement of his recovery came on June 16 this year. Recent reports say that he is still undergoing rehabilitation. So far, no word… Continue Reading »

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A Quick Look at the Pricing of the Mercedes S-Class Coupe

The pricing for the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe is out. If you are among the people who are looking forward to buying the car, better brace yourself since you will have to dig deeper in your bank account to get the coupe version of the of the three-pointed star brand’s flagship range. The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe The pricing for the new S-Class Coupe is definitely a long way more expensive than the 2015 Mercedes C-Class sedan prices. According to sources, the pricing for the Mercedes S-Class Coupe starts at £124,715. This would be the cost to acquire the S63 AMG Coupe variant with a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine. The S63 AMG comes… Continue Reading »

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