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Is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pickup Going to the US?

For those who are wondering if the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup will be offered in the United States of America, the answer is still a big “Maybe.” In October last year, the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class was unveiled at the Artipelag art museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Based on earlier reports, the target markets for the production version of the Mercedes pickup are Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. That is despite the huge demand for pickup in the US. The recent interview of Mercedes-Benz Vans head Volker Mornhinweg though is giving customers hope that the X-Class might be sold in the US. “In the past year the midsized truck market has come back a… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² Hits US Dealerships Early This Year

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4² will finally hit the US soil this year. No definite month has been revealed by its maker yet, but it is expected to arrive in the country’s dealerships during the early part of this year. Here are the top features of the G550 4×4² based on the press release of Mercedes-Benz USA: Engine The G550 4×4² carries the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine of Mercedes. The unit produces 416 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The power of the auto is paired with a 7G-TRONIC PLUS transmission system. MBUSA is yet to announce the other specs of the iconic SUV’s engine such as its zero to 60 mph acceleration time… Continue Reading »

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Will the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Hit the US Market?

The production version of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is slated for a 2017 release. The concept model of the Mercedes pickup was just unveiled on October 25, 2016 at the Artipelag art museum in Stockhold, Sweden. According to Mercedes, the X-Class is only targeted for the markets of Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. Now why is the U.S.A., the country with the biggest demand for pickup trucks, not included? As mentioned in our earlier report, Forbes warned Mercedes to think carefully when it comes to the US market where a luxury pickup truck will likely fail, basing on the lessons learned from the Lincoln Blackwood, Cadillac Escalade EXT, and Chevrolet Avalanche. Still… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Sales Went Down 3% in Q1

Mercedes-Benz USA just released its sales report for the month of March. According to the press release of company, it sold 28,164 luxury vehicles in the month that just ended. The figures tally up for a total of 75,769 for the first quarter of the year. Overall, the first quarter Mercedes-Benz USA sales went down by three percent compared to the same period in 2015. Outside the luxury car and SUV variants of Mercedes, the Smart brand was able to sell 479 units. Mercedes vans displayed record sales of 3,072 in March showing an increase of 29.1 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. Including the mentioned segments, sales of MBUSA sum up to 31,715 last month…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sales in US Beat Rival BMW

Mercedes sales in US this January display a strong momentum for the brand at the start of the year. The figures were significantly higher than those reflected by its rival BMW in the same area. As we have mentioned earlier, Mercedes posted record sales last month. According to 24/7 Wall St, the three-pointed star brand sold 26,563 units of its cars and light trucks during that period. The figures translate to an increase of 1.7% based on a year-on-year comparison. In comparison, BMW only sold 18,082 units of its vehicles in January. The Mercedes competitor’s sales went down by 4.7% compared to its recorded numbers in the same month of last… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

The coming new year marks another chapter in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Just this year, the company easily recognizable by its three-pointed star marque gave us a preview of its upcoming cars that will hit dealerships in 2016 through unveilings in auto shows and teasers. One of the cars that many eagerly anticipate is the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. So in this post, let’s take a look at its key features. Power Unit The C350 Plug-In Hybrid possesses a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The diesel power unit produces 208 hp with a torque of 258 lb-ft. It is mated with an electric motor with outputs of 80 hp and… Continue Reading »

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A Quick Review at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

For a car starting at £21,500 (in UK) and $33,950 (in US), what can we expect from it? Here is a quick review of the overall features of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which debuted in Paris early this month. Exterior The Mercedes-Benz B-Class did get a facelift. However, the changes in its design were only minor, and mostly at the front. A quick glimpse at the new B-Class and its predecessor would give the untrained eye a hard time differentiating the two. You actually have to look closer to appreciate the new one’s more premium and sportier styling brought about mainly by its redesigned bumper, front mesh, grille, hood, and LED lights…. Continue Reading »

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