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Russian Factory Pushed By Mercedes-Benz Despite Sluggish Sales

Even as the local Russian market has taken a nose-dive Mercedes-Benz is still intent in establishing a new plant in the country, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, said the factory in Russia is needed by the company to complement is notable sales performance. The revelation was made to Automotive News Europe recently in Detroit. He added the company is pursuing the new factory since the brand is the best-selling premium marquee as it copped 2.67 percent overall market share. Russian car sales have gone down by 35 percent through November last year compared to the same period in the previous year. Deliveries of… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Wins F1 Russian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton takes home another win in the conclusion of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix. His recent victory gives him his 42nd career win, which puts him at equal footing with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in terms of overall career wins. On the other hand, Nico Rosberg failed to capitalize on his advantage at the qualifying due to a mechanical failure in his Silver Arrow. Although Hamilton and Vettel easily sailed through the finish to gain their respective positions on the podium, the real action was in the fight for the third position plus the multiple collisions in the duration of the event. In the 45th lap of the race, Force India’s Sergio Perez was looking… Continue Reading »

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10,000th Sprinter Classic rolls of Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in Russia

Since starting production of the Sprinter Classic in September of 2013, the Mercedes-Benz Vans / GAZ plant in Nischni Nowgorod, Russia has now produced a total of 10,000 units of the company’s strong-performing multi-purpose van. The milestone comes off the heels of a record 6,600 units ssold in the country by Mercedes-Benz, cementing the Sprinter Classic’s status as the most popular Mercedes-Benz van in Russia and showing just how key the model line is for the company’s success in the country. Mercedes-Benz Vans Russia chief Soeren Haese cited each Sprinter Classic produced by the plant as a testament to the kind of quality the Mercedes-Benz brand represents. In addition, he noted that the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Smart Start the Year with High Sales

Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, started 2015 on a high note. The group displayed impressive sales this January compared to the same month of the previous year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two brands showed a double-digit increase in January sales on a year-on-year comparison. The sales of the Mercedes-Benz marque grew by 15 percent compared to its performance in the same month of last year. The company attributed the strong figures to the continued growth of demand primarily in the Chinese region. It noted that U.S., Europe and Russia also showed a significant spike in the record books. As for the Mercedes-Benz sedans… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Gives Away a Total of £7 Million to Brackley Employees

Following the impressive win of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the Formula One Russian Grand Prix, the three-pointed marque finally got its hand on the most-coveted constructors’ championship. It should be noted that it is the first time for Mercedes to achieve the title since joining F1. To celebrate the important milestone in the sporting history of the German brand, the top brass of the company decided to release a total of £7 million to be distributed to its 700 employees in its Brackley facility, according to The Telegraph. Breaking down the amount, that’s around £10,000 bonus to all the staff there, including the engineer, chef and cleaner. The report claimed though… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz with Poor Qualifying for First DTM Race in Russia

P7 on the grid–that’s the best that the Mercedes-Benz team could manage during the first DTM qualifying session in Russia. However abruptly the session ended, the Mercedes-Benz cars just couldn’t quite push the pace because of a number of reasons, although the constructor did manage to place four drivers in the top 10. The session was halted after Q3 because there was a flying ban over Moscow airspace because of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s flight. This meant that the rescue helicopter for the DTM event couldn’t take off, and thus, Q4 could not commence and the classification had to be made based on the order after Q3. “The car didn’t… Continue Reading »

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