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Dietmar Exler Takes Over as MBUSA President and CEO in 2016

The successor of Mercedes-Benz USA and NAFTA President and CEO Stephen Cannon was officially announced by the company. Dietmar Exler takes over the duties of the outgoing executive starting January 1, 2016. Ola Kaellenius, member of the board of management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales made the official announcement. “Dietmar’s appointment is central to reinforcing our strategy and our standards around the world, and will continue to strengthen the ties and collaboration within our marketing & sales network,” Kaellenius said. Then he thanked Cannon for his leadership and contributions to the company, and he wished him all the best in his future endeavors. Currently, MBUSA holds… Continue Reading »


Champions: Igniting Everyone at MBUSA to Be Driven to Delight

It is essential that you get all levels of formal leadership involved in elevating the customer experience through strategy and planning. Additionally, to achieve the needed tipping point on a cultural initiative as grand as MBUSA’s Driven to Delight, it takes more than leaders and managers to drive change. One member of the Customer Experience Strategy and Planning group was, and continues to be, responsible for aligning and transforming a culture of experience excellence at Mercedes-Benz USA by activating staff members to make change happen throughout the organization. This is done through the Mercedes-Benz Customer Experience Champions program. In the early phase of the customer-focused journey, MBUSA general managers and… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG GT is Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car in 2015

Automotive journal Motor Trend recently named its Best Driver’s Car for 2015. Its choice this year was the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT. The special distinction was announced in the official website of Motor Trend. A video dedicated to the selection process of the award ,with the Mercedes sports car eventually emerging victorious among the other contenders, was also posted on the publication’s official YouTube channel. The recognition was contested among other famous cars such as the 2015 Bentley Continental GT3-R, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V, 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (Z07), 2015 Lexus RC F, 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4, and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R. It is worth noting that included in the contenders is also… Continue Reading »


2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Coupe Recalled for Faulty Seatbelts

Even for a very luxurious brand that air an aura of excellence, Mercedes-Benz still makes mistakes occasionally. Well, no one is perfect anyway, and what’s important is that the issue gets remedied right away. Recently, it was revealed by Edmunds that Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 2,580 units of its 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Coupe. This time, the culprit were the faulty seatbelts. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the installation angle of the front seatbelts were incorrect. It said the left-side seatbelts may have been placed on the right side and vice-versa. The government agency warned that its improper integration may affect its locking mechanism. NHTSA stated… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz USA Puts Renewed Focus on AMG Models

Mercedes-Benz USA recently revealed its new plan regarding its AMG cars. According to USA Today, company CEO Steve Cannon told journalists at the Quail Motorsports Gathering held last weekend that they are pushing for a change in their approach when it comes to selling models bearing the badge of its performance division. Cannon said that the company currently encourages its dealerships to showcase the AMG units apart from the standard Mercedes models. He pointed out that the high performance cars should be placed on a separate area in their showrooms. The Mercedes USA boss also mentioned that their sales people will receive more training in order for them to be more familiar with the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz USA Keeps Its Momentum Going with Another Record Sales

The U.S. automotive industry continued to display strong demand last May. Mercedes-Benz USA in particular displayed an 11% increase in sales on a year-on-year comparison for that month. According to PR Newswire, the German marque sold a total of 29,583 vehicles in the U.S. in the month that just ended. The figures were 2,966 higher than the same month of last year. Among the best-sellers last month were the C, E, and M-Class models. The C-Class led the mentioned ranges with 7,413 units sold, which was 40.3% more than last year’s recorded May sales amounting to 5,284 units. Second was the M-Class with 3,991 units sold, and the third was the E-Class with 3,942… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S Officially Revealed

Mercedes-Benz USA just revealed its all-new Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S a couple of hours ago. This amazing performance vehicle combines the capacity and functionality of the Sprinter van with raw power you could expect from the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S Specs Based on the press release and pictures revealed by the company, the van comes with an AMG-customized sport suspension. Then, it also has the aerodynamic components you would expect from its performance division like new diffuser, bumpers, redesigned hood, signature wheels, and a more sporty-looking single grille housing its front logo. The real shocker can be found under the hood of the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S though. The van carries the latest 4.0-liter… Continue Reading »


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