It really pays off working with Mercedes, in a literal sense. According to Reuters, citing a study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research, workers at the Mercedes Alabama plant have the highest hourly pay and benefits compared to other car factories in the US. On the other hand, the people in the rival luxury car makers of the brand, namely BMW and Volkswagen, are the least earners based on the same study. The findings showed that each worker at the Mercedes Alabama plant earn an average of $65 per hour. The laborers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant of Volkswagen make an average of $38 hourly while the ones at the… Continue Reading »
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Based on several news sources, Mercedes-Benz recently turned to AM General to handle the production of the R-Class. AM General is popular for making the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or the Hummer. To be honest, I thought the R-Class was already history, so I was quite surprised about the recent development centering on the range. My first reaction when I saw the headlines was, “Really, the R-Class is still around?” It should be noted that the R-Class wasn’t quite as popular as the other series of the three-pointed star brand. When it was launched in 2005, its sales figures were way below expectations. In its best year, only… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz is currently facing a high demand for its sport utility vehicles in the United States. The demand is such that Mercedes-Benz USA already warned that the supply for its SUV’s would be tight, similar to the CLA issue earlier. To address the impending shortage, Mercedes is expanding the operations of its Alabama plant to be able to accommodate the production of additional 60,000 vehicles annually. Presently, there are four types of vehicles being manufactured in the four million square-foot Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant of the three-pointed star brand namely the C-Class Coupe, M-Class, GL-Class SUV and the R-Class crossover. A fifth vehicle is expected to join the line up, which is… Continue Reading »
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 »
Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed yesterday that Mercedes-Benz would be presenting a new concept vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. In a few weeks, the prestigious brand of Daimler will unveil its Concept Coupe SUV. This will provide everyone a preview of what they can expect from the new MLC-Class of the brand. Rumors about the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV have been circulating online since last year. However, the project was only recently confirmed. According to AutoBlog, the new SUV will adopt the platform of the ML model. Thus, it will be produced in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA alongside the other M-Class variants. Although Daimler did not reveal a… Continue Reading »
According to news released just hours ago from various sources, Mercedes-Benz is planning to develop a new line of sport utility vehicle in its Alabama plant and it will probably be revealed in 2015. Dieter Zetsche confirmed the company’s plan during the recent shareholders meeting held this week in Stuttgart, Germany. Previously Mercedes-Benz officials have been teasing about the new model that they are planning to roll out from the U.S. plant in 2015. Though they refused to say what it is until the Daimler CEO said it himself. Zetsche stated that the preparations for the new SUV are now underway. It will be created in Vance which is around… Continue Reading »
The German car manufacturer announced that a fifth model will be produced in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant, the MLC SUV Coupe. The four other vehicles are the M-, GL-, R- and M- classes. The MLC SUV Coupe is expected to be a rival of the BMW X6. Last year, it was reported that an investment of $2 billion is being put in the Alabama plant. The expansion will create additional 400 jobs.