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A 24-Year Epic Road Trip with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ends

  Gunther Holtorf finally reached the end of his 24-year long trip using the same vehicle, that is his trusty old Mercedes-Benz 300GD with the nickname “Otto”. According to Mail Online, Otto traveled around 556,000 miles, including boarding 113 deep-sea ferries and staying in 41 ocean shipping containers. The epic journey is a clear display of the resiliency of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Coupled with a driver with a strong determination, the vehicle is capable of conquering any kind of terrain, weather and other obstacles along the way as demonstrated by Holtorf. A Record-Breaker Currently, Otto had the most country traveled than any other car in the world based from the source. The… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Boosts Production in North America to Meet Luxury Car Demand

Mercedes-Benz is doing its very best to meet the luxury car demand in North America as it has added extra shifts in its production facilities, particularly its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant where the C-Class originates. It should be noted that Daimler localized the production of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the U.S. to effectively answer to the region’s consumer demand, and with consideration that it is also the automaker’s single largest market. The local production of the C-Class sedan started in June this year. Lower volumes has been posted following the company’s move to ramp up the production of the C-Class in the U.S. though with the new generation of the range… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz, Audi to Double Diesels for North American Market

At this point, thanks to various advances in technology, all of the stigmas faced by diesel vehicles in the past are being dispelled. Lacking in power? Spewing thick dark clouds of smoke? Rumbling engine noises? The image of the diesel segment is changing, and automakers such as Mercedes-Benz and Audi are keen on capitalizing on this. Both of the German automakers are setting up to double their diesel vehicle offerings in the US market, as more Americans are being keen on getting diesel-powered rides thanks to the new advantages. Take it from Tom Brown, a retired Lieutenant Commander from the Navy who is currently residing in Hillsborough, North Carolina. “I… Continue Reading »


New facility built in Jacksonville, Florida

Mercedes-Benz opens up a new facility in North America, just three miles away from the airport, specifically in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. It covers around 415,000 sq. ft. of land and should be able to accommodate all of the company’s pressing needs for manufacturing, and selling, their high end luxury vehicles. Out of recent completion, right now there are four business units already operating in the said facility, namely Sales Operations Southern Regional Office, Parts Distribution Center (PDC), Quality Evaluation Center (QEC), and Learning & Performance Center (LPC). Around 160 employees are now housed in their new office which features modern environmental systems and designs that are at par… Continue Reading »


CNG buses a hit in Los Angeles, California

Orders keep coming for low emission trucks and buses at Daimler Trucks North America and Daimler Buses. Around 130 compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses were ordered from Thomas Built Buses—Daimler Truck North America’s school bus manufacturer—alone. That figure is actually the biggest ever purchase of CNG buses for Daimler. You might be wondering who purchased such a huge order. The answer to that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. The CNG buses should be all be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year. It leaves little surprise that the transportation services division of LAUSD only entertains bidding for buses that run on alternative fuel sources. Right now,… Continue Reading »


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