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Sprinter vans to clean up Southwark Borough in London

The London Borough of Southwark has got a brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly vehicles to help clean the streets and lessen air pollution. They’re none other than Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter van, chosen by the Southwark Council after a salvo of tests to confirm its environmental prowess. Around 47 Sprinters have been ordered, and an engine that’s compliant with Euro 5 emission standards and the Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle, or EEV, standards powers each one of them. Mercedes-Benz took it upon themselves to design their vans’ engines to be EEV-certified to have a cutting-edge advantage of competing manufacturers. The Sprinters are also equipped with Mercedes-Benz’s ECO-Start technology, a system that improves fuel economy… Continue Reading »

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Vans sales enjoying record growth all over global market

The economy’s pretty much back on track in most advanced countries, and that has created a rebound of demand for goods and services, especially in the transportation industry. The van segment has been positively affected by the growth in demand, and that pretty much explains why Mercedes-Benz Vans is enjoying increased sales the world over. Over 106,000 units have so far been sold in the period starting from January to June this year, registering a 50% plus increase in sales compared to the same period last year. The company owes much of this success to Latin American countries whose economies have so far been growing quite well. Sales in Latin… Continue Reading »

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Sweeping the polls: Daimler wins big in readers’ hearts

It’s a high seven for Daimler AG as Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles wins first place seven times in this year’s 14th ETM Publishing House Readers’ Poll to search for the ‘Best commercial vehicles of the 2010′ and the ‘Best Brands’. Pushing the MB division to victory were around 7,700 poll participants, which picked MBCV out of 171 nominees. The publications involved were Lastauto Omnibus, Trans Aktuelli and Fernfahrer. MB won six times for Best Commercial Vehicles, and once for Best Brand. Andreas Renschler of the Daimler AG Board of Management takes pride that his divisions, Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, are amongst those favored most highly by readers. For fourteen years… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles announces 2011 road tour

Do you own a business in Europe? Are you looking for reliable, versatile commercial vehicles to mobilize your products and services? Then you’ve got to be present in next year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, to be held from April 12 to 14. Launching exhibits will be no less than Mercedes-Benz Vans, Trucks and Approved Used Commercials divisions, plus other CV companies such as Econic, Unimog and Mitsubishi Fuso Canter. This is in redemption of last year’s show that was cancelled due to the global recession, and this year’s CV Operators Show which did not include any truck company on the showfloor. Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Managing Director Ian Jones however says that… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG partnership with China bears fruit

Daimler AG’s seeds of trust and labor have borne fruit, and comes in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz Viano transporter. Fresh from the production lines of Fuzhou in the Fujian province of China, the Viano is the first customer vehicle of the partnership between Daimler AG, Fujian Motors Group (FJMG) and China Motor Corp. (CMC). The joint venture, dubbed the Fujian Daimler Automotive (FJDA), started way back in 2007, is well accepted by the Chinese government and businessmen. Chairman of FJMG and FJDA, Mr. Lian Xiaoqing, appreciates the commitment of the employees plus the outstanding support given by both departments of government and FJDA shareholders. Ulrich Walker, Daimler Northeast… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Vans to start selling 16-passenger Sprinters

What better way to transport your family of fifteen than on the new Daimler Sprinter. Boasting of a 16-passenger capacity, this van is designed to rough it out on hotel shuttle duties, paramedic transport and any other job that requires plenty of cabin room plus, reliable service. Spokesman for Mercedes-Benz USA Dan Barile reveals that the Sprinter will offer four interior configurations to boost its versatility. These would include a wheelchair lift that’ll be able to stand up to eight people’s weight. The Sprinter promises to be one of the toughest, full-sized vans getting 188 horses from a 3-liter V6 turbodiesel. It’s part of Daimler Vans’ fleet of heavy-duty vehicles… Continue Reading »

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Volker Mornhinweg taking over Mercedes-Benz Vans division

Volker Mornhinweg (50), currently managing director of Mercedes-AMG GmbH in Affalterbach will take over as head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans division effective April 1, 2010. He is succeeding Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, who was appointed as a Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG in February 2010. In his new position, Mornhinweg will report to Dr. Bernhard.

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