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BMW Tops Worldwide Luxury Car Sales but Mercedes is Closing In Fast

Despite the lead that Mercedes has in the US over its biggest rivals in the luxury car variant, namely BMW and Audi, it seems like it came up short in terms of worldwide luxury car sales against the two. According to Bloomberg, BMW has sold over 1.5 million of its “Ultimate Driving Machines” from January to November of 2013. The figures have overtaken Audi’s 1.44 million worldwide luxury car sales and Mercedes’ 1.32 million so far. In the majority of the months of 2013 leading to November, BMW has outsold Audi and Mercedes in seven months. Geographically, BMW dominated the Asian region despite Mercedes reigning in the US soil. In Europe,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Strong in August, Posts 18.7% Gain

There’s no slowing down Mercedes-Benz, it seems. The German automaker once again posted a record month in terms of sales, with last August accounting for its best-ever performance in that month. All in all, the company sold 108,417 units, which translates to an 18.7% increase compared to the same month last year. That sales figure for August puts the year-to-date total to 916,644. That’s a 9.3% growth compared to sales figures for the same period in 2012. The biggest reason for the gain? That would be the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, of which sales grew by 29.9 percent. In addition, the company continued to get solid sales from its go-to segments: SUVs… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Cars In Danger of Getting Recalled by EU

In January 2011, the EU mandated all car manufacturers to stop using the R134a-based refrigerant due to its high carbon emission. The EU ordered that the old coolant should be replaced by the R1234yf. According to the EU, the R134a possesses a Global Warning Potential (GWP) figure equivalent to 1,430. On the other hand, the replacement only has a GWP of four which makes it very ideal for the environment. A two-year grace period was given to all car manufacturers after the effectivity of the new law. But last January, the grace period came to an end. However, Mercedes-Benz remained firm in its position to stick with the R134a. The… Continue Reading »

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[F1] 2013 British Grand Prix Preview

For the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team, it’s time to put TireGate (or TyreGate) in the rear-view mirror and focus on the upcoming races. However, the battle is still pretty much an uphill one, despite the fact that the team has improved dramatically in previous races. This weekend, it’s on to Silverstone for the 2013 British Grand Prix. A good 52 laps around Silverstone circuit should offer a lot of entertainment for fans, especially as competition heats up. You have Mercedes going out hard to prove that their win two races ago was no fluke. They did have Lewis Hamilton finish in the podium at Canada, but a better result… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher in Mercedes-Benz F1 Car Takes On AMG Models

Before the 24-hour Nurburgring event last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on an awesome demonstration of what their Formula One car is capable of. The demo pitted Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes-Benz F1 race car against four AMG variants of the brand in a game of “catch up”. The variants included were the A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3. On the helm of the AMG cars were Bernd Maylander, Karl Wendlinger, Nico Rosberg and Bernd Schneider, respectively. The AMGs went on different times and Schumacher started more than a minute after the last car. But near the end of the lap, the F1 car overtook the others… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Rosberg on Pole, Mercedes in Front Row for Monaco GP

With the way he dominated the three free practice sessions at the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg was the easy favorite to claim pole position once qualifying came around. Well, that’s just what he did. Rosberg took his third straight pole by beating teammate Lewis Hamilton, who will start at P2 on the grid to make it a Mercedes AMG Petronas front row. Rosberg clocked an impressive 1:13.876 in Q3, with Hamilton not far behind at 1:13.967. Hamilton actually set his time first again, before Rosberg came to claim pole position. The same thing happened at the last race in Barcelona. “It was changing so much,” said Rosberg, referring… Continue Reading »

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[F1] Rosberg Tops Monaco Practice Again

Once again, Mercedes is showing some good pace–in practice, at least. Nico Rosberg topped the third practice session for the 2013 Monaco Grand Prix, with his 1:14.387 time  six-tenths of a second faster than the runner-up’s. Lewis Hamilton also had good pace, with the fifth-fastest time in Free Practice 3. He clocked 1:15.311. Rosberg also topped practice 1 with 1:16.195 and practice 2 with 1:14.759, so this is actually an improved time for the German driver. Hamilton was just behind him in practice 2 yesterday, clocking 1:15.077. We know that the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team has been really great with pace and performance when it came to the practice… Continue Reading »

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