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Project Kahn creates Royal Wedding gift

Tuning company Project Kahn has come up with a wonderful idea to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William. They’ve decided to give the royal couple a tribute to their wedding in the form of an adrenaline pumping Maybach 57 limousine, tuned of course. As you can see in the images, the car has been fitted with a “4 HRH” license plate which is short for “For His Royal Highness”. It’s a far cry from the traditional stamps, memorabilia and coins which are made to commemorate grand events. Modern times however demand a modern twist to show appreciation for Britain’s nobility, Project Kahn takes matters into their… Continue Reading »

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Waitrose Taps Gas-Powered Merc Sprinters to Slash Carbon Footprint

Bracknell-based UK upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose has just acquired a quintet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter NGT models. NGT stands for Natural Gas Technology, and this means that the Sprinters all run on Liquid Bio-methane, sustainable natural gas that was made from landfill gas. The move aims to bolster Waitrose’s green initiatives as the vans operate from locations outside London. “This is a very exciting project,” said Ray Collington, who works as the fleet engineer for Waitrose parent company, the John Lewis Partnership. “We are committed to reducing our CO2 footprint, which is why much of our own food waste goes back into anaerobic digestion.” The five NGT Sprinters were supplied by… Continue Reading »

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SMART UK celebrates first decade with limited edition GB-10

It has been ten years since Smart sold its first vehicle in the UK. To celebrate the occasion, the company launched a brand new limited edition model that they’re calling the Smart Fortwo GB-10. It will be up for display in the Smart Festival that will fall on the 4th of September this year. How limited? Smart UK says that they’ll only be selling 100 of these babies, which will all be wearing a special ‘1 of 100′ badge. The GB-10 will have four variants, namely the 50 MHD Coupe, the 10 MHD Cabrio, the 30 CDI Coupe and the 10 CDI Cabrio. Each of these will have Pioneer’s AVIC-F910BT… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton to race against this year’s Summer Driving Challenge survivors

Wondering what to do for your next summer vacation? How about being part of Mercedes-Benz’s biggest summer holiday programme yet? To be held in its brand experience center around Weybridge, Surrey, the event offers several attractions that are sure to win the hearts of Mercedes-Benz fans everywhere. To begin with, the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy will be setting up guests to drive along with 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. It’s not going to be a leisurely drive though, as Lewis is unlikely to take things easily behind the wheel. If you win, though, no doubt you will be immortalized as the guest who beat Lewis Hamilton to the checkered… Continue Reading »

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Citroen marketing guru Gary Savage joins Mercedes-Benz UK

What do you do when your job no longer excites you or pays you enough? You quit – plain and simple. That’s exactly what Citroen UK’s Gary Savage did when offered a high spot at Mercedes-Benz Cars UK. Savage is set to replace Dermot Kelly, whose last day falls at the end of June. Savage, who is just half a month away from celebrating his first year with Citroen UK, lead the marketing and brand development team for Russia since June of 2009. Even before that, he was also sales and marketing boss for Audi UK. So you could say he’s gone around the industry quite a few times. Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Dealerships to be equipped with Elektrobay EV recharging docks

To support the rising number of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom, Mercedes-Benz and Smart are setting up a program that’ll put EV recharging stations across all their dealerships in Great Britain. Actually, it has already started with around 20 recharging units having been delivered by manufacturer British Elektromotive. These units were distributed among 7 locations, with more units on their way for this year. Right now, electric vehicles are of high priority for both companies, and that’s why they’re putting in place recharging docks to make things easier on both ends – for dealers and for buyers. Managing Director for Mercedes-Benz Cars Dermot Kelly is glad to have Elektromotive… Continue Reading »

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