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Chinese Car Market Will Grow by 8 Percent in 2014

A few decades ago, the streets of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were dominated by bicycles. But now, people have ditched their bikes in favor of cars. Such is the demand of the Chinese car market now that major automotive companies worldwide are presently putting the country in their sights. Even luxury car brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi have shifted their focus on the Chinese car market due to its booming demand and very promising market. According to the China Car Times website, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has predicted that the Chinese car market will grow by 8 percent this 2014. The association has based its assumption from… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes W05 will Make its Debut on First Day of Testing at Jerez

Even though Mercedes was rumored to be more focused on the development of its new engines that would comply with the 2014 regulations during the 2013 season, its team surprisingly came out second on the overall rankings. Then, its two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, came in fourth and sixth, respectively, in the overall rankings of drivers. In the interview of Toto Wolff, Team Mercedes has definitely overachieved its targets. All Eyes on Mercedes Following the good performance of the team in the 2013 season, all eyes are on Mercedes this time, especially that they have been hyping their new engine for the 2014 season as early as the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Seriously Pushes for QR Codes Integration in All Its Vehicles

QR codes are commonly used for marketing reasons. However, Mercedes, with its drive to provide more protection to the drivers and passengers of its autos, has taken the initiative to equip its latest cars with it. Daimler has revealed its plan to integrate QR codes in Mercedes and Smart models released all the way to 1990 as well. The codes will be offered under retro-fit options. In many cases, it will be given free of charge in Mercedes and Smart centers. Importance of QR Codes in Cars Since time is of the essence in emergency events involving cars, the QR codes of Mercedes aim to provide first responders at accidents… Continue Reading »

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BMW Counters Mercedes Pebble Smartwatch Integration

The Pebble smartwatch integration to cars is among the key projects of Mercedes that is expected to be implemented this year. Currently, this is also one of the groundbreaking technologies that the German automaker is highlighting at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this January. Not to be outdone, Mercedes-Benz’s fiercest rival, BMW, has announced its own app for a Samsung smartwatch. According to USA Today, BMW revealed a special app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch which can be integrated to its i3 electric cars. The app would enable drivers of its electric cars to send navigational directions. Then, it can monitor the overall condition of the vehicle and… Continue Reading »

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What Drives the Mercedes, Audi and BMW Race for Performance Supremacy

The three-way dance among the giant German luxury automakers namely Mercedes, Audi and BMW are not just about global sales and expansion. Aside from the sales aspect, the three are also engaged in a never-ending fight to outperform each other in terms of their car engineering. All three luxury car brands are embroiled in a battle to come up with the car that has the most horsepower, the fastest acceleration and the one that has the most high-end technology. The Driving Factor of Mercedes, Audi and BMW But what drives the three brands of luxury vehicles in trying to produce the fastest and the most high-end luxury cars considering that… Continue Reading »

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2016 Aston Martin Vanquish Getting a Mercedes Engine

  A few days ago, the British supercar manufacturer, Aston Martin, officially revealed details about its partnership with Daimler which was forged sometime in July this year. According to the Motley Fool website, the British supercar brand’s 2016 Aston Martin Vanquish model is looking to benefit from the new-generation of high-performance V8 engines being developed by the Mercedes-AMG group. All succeeding cars are expected to carry the all-new V8 engines as well. A Win and Win Situation The tie-up with a global high-end automaker such as Daimler will surely provide the leverage that Aston Martin needs in the world market. On the other hand, Daimler will also share benefits from… Continue Reading »

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Tight Supply of CLA Class Cars in US this 2014 is Expected

The Mercedes CLA class cars have been selling hot in the US since they came out. In fact, it was one of the reasons why the company is looking a lead in the US market at the end of 2013 after the two-year dominance of BMW. The success of the brand in its CLA class models has also contributed to the fact that Mercedes is expecting to close or even exceed the gap created by BMW in terms of sales by March 2014. According to Steve Cannon in his interview with Bloomberg, the impact of the new model is such that it is considered to be the best launch of… Continue Reading »

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