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Daimler Boss is Not Worried About the Apple Car

Over the past few weeks, rumors about Apple’s new car has been going around the Internet. The very ambitious project, currently branded as the “Apple Car” by reports, is apparently being developed by the Cupertino-based company to compete in the electric cars segment of the market where Daimler’s Smart cars belong. However, when Daimler Boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche was asked about what he thought about the Apple Car, he cooly indicated that he is not worried over the matter. That would be similar to Apple’s reaction if Daimler were to suddenly make its own smartphone. Here’s the exact statement of Dr. Zetsche in his interview with Forbes: If there were… Continue Reading »

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A Peek Inside the Mercedes F 015 Luxury In Motion

Self-driving cars are already a reality. Decades ago, it was only a subject of science fiction stories, but now, giant companies such as Google, Tesla, and Mercedes are already fulfilling the prophecies of the past about cars on auto-pilot. Although still not in its mass production stage, it may not be long until cars equipped with artificial intelligence become a staple in households and dominate our roads. Mercedes-Benz estimated that it would take at least a decade away before it releases its autonomous vehicles while Google looks to be aiming to roll out its own sooner. While the three-pointed star brand may not be the first to incorporate the self-driving idea to… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG Pitted Against A Tesla Model S

A Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG was pitted against a Tesla Model S recently, according to a report on autoevolution.com. A video showed the race between two different vehicles with a wide gap in terms of power output. The G63 AMG features a 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with a power output of 536HP while the Model S, which is powered by an 85 kWh battery, offers a 470HP power output. While engine sounds normally give some indications on the power offered by internal combustion engine vehicles, the Model S did not make much noise when compared to the G63. Despite this disparity in engine sound, the V8 engine of the G-Class appears… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Designer Reveals Future Plans for S-Class Interior

In every generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, it has defined itself as a trend-setter. Each car under the S-Class range is packed with top-of-the-line style for its exterior, astounding engine performance, excellent comfort features in its cabin, high-end technology, and reliable safety features. These factors make the S-Class worthy of being identified as the flagship car of the three-pointed star brand. Furthermore, these elements are the reasons why it has garnered high reviews from customers, and numerous awards from various organizations. The current-generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was introduced last year. It surely never failed to impress people when it came out because of its amazing features. The next line… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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