The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is set to redefine ultra-luxury experience when it comes out some time in 2015. According to a report from Bloomberg, the extra high-end features of the car will bring up its price at around $1 million. The million-dollar price tag would make the car more expensive than the top-of-the-line Rolls-Royce car. In fact it will make it the most expensive sedan in the world. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will utilize the platform of the next-generation of S-Class. Its body will be slightly stretched and its wheelbase will be wider to fit three rows of seats, including the driver and front passenger seat. The two rows in… Continue Reading »
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Since Daimler killed its ultra-luxury brand Maybach, there’s no longer a car that could be considered more prestigious than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. That means customers who want a car more elite than the S-Class will just have to settle with other brands like BMW and Volkswagen for the Rolls-Royce and Bentley. The solution that Daimler has to cater to the upper echelon of the luxury car segment is its S-Class Maybach Edition, which has a longer wheelbase than the S-Class long wheelbase version. Then, there’s also the more enormous Pullman variant. Aside from these, the parent of Mercedes-Benz no longer has a specific brand or class that would only answer… Continue Reading »
The supervisory board of the Tognum, the engine manufacturer is now in the hands of Rolls Royce and Daimler. The two company hold the 98.8% of shares of the company, therefore they now have the power to control the motor manufacturer, with the main person in charge, Andreas Renschler, the head of commercial vehicle division of Daimler. Meanwhile other members of the board are John Paterson, Michael Haidinger and Andrew Heath from Rolls Royce and Stefan Buchner, from Daimler.
A lot of people in the automotive industry considered this partnership as being the deal of the century. Tognum’s supposed takeover by German automotive manufacturing giant Daimler AG in partnership with Rolls Royce was derailed by an unexpected message from the fellow German company over the weekend. Daimler shares that the duo is planning to extend almost 24 euro for each share of Tognum’s stocks, an amount that is actually already 30 percent higher than Tognum’s closing price in XETRA on March 4, exactly one day before they publicly announced the planned takeover. Tognum’s response, however, was a surprise for everyone involved in the partnership. Management says that the amount… Continue Reading »
Daimler and Rolls-Royce have partnered to make a joint bid worth 3.2 billion euros to take control of German industrial concern Tognum, in a move that will allow the two partners to become major players in the global industrial engineering industry. “Tognum is an excellent company, and the combination with Daimler and Rolls-Royce creates a win situation for all parties,” said Daimler chairman and Mercedes-Benz Cars head Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “The planned combination will provide a strong platform to realize the huge market potential. It is an exciting proposition for Daimler to partner with Rolls-Royce to further invest in the Tognum business to create growth for the company and create… Continue Reading »