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11,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Recalled

Daimler just announced that it will be recalling some of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. According to MarketWatch, the move is to allow the company to replace the software of the vehicle that is related to its emissions. Based from the source, the company sent an estimated 11,000 letters to customers who bought Sprinter models. The document mentioned that the “emissions-relevant control units” of the vans will be getting enhanced software. Further along the letter, it noted that it is “to avoid possible trouble with the authorities and test organizations.” The parent of the three-pointed star brand cleared out though that the decision had nothing to do with the problem plaguing Volkswagen, which is related… Continue Reading »


Daimler Clears Issues About Emissions Manipulation

A new controversy is going around the luxury automotive scene. After the expose of automotive engineer John German about Volkswagen’ emissions manipulation, all eyes are on the other giant companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to The Guardian, German found out that Volkswagen has been using an advanced software to reduce its emission figures. He uncovered the elaborate scheme upon comparing the results of the actual road tests with the lab tests of the company. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn later admitted the act. Then he resigned from his position. Together with the scandal was a staggering loss in the market value of the company. The revelation triggered further probes on other famous car… Continue Reading »


Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterhorn Goes Inside the New Mercedes Concept Car

Martin Winterkorn was seen seating inside the cocoon-like cabin of the Mercedes-Benz concept car F 015 Luxury In Motion. Wait, can you say that again? You read that right, the CEO of Volkswagen was caught having a lively chat with Mercedes’ development chief Dr. Thomas Weber during the NAIAS. The two seemed to be discussing something while seated comfortably inside the newest concept car of the three-pointed star. Based on the photos, the big man of Audi’s parent company seemed to be very much interested in the revolutionary features of Mercedes so he decided to go on a VIP visit to his rival’s booth at the NAIAS. Among the things that… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Loses U.S. Crown to BMW

BMW once regained its footing in the U.S. as it once again emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the nation. It should be noted that in 2013, Mercedes-Benz broke the streak of its rival as the number one luxury car brand in the U.S. in terms of sales. According to Motor Authority, BMW sold 339,738 of its luxury vehicles in the area. The sales were listed as record-topping for the brand as the figure increased by 9.8 percent compared to its previous year. The most popular model of the brand was the 3-Series/4-Series duo, selling 142,232 units in 2014. There was no shame in losing to BMW though… Continue Reading »


Daimler AG to Buy 25 Percent of MV Agusta

Last July, rumors surfaced about Daimler’s plan to buy MV Agusta, which indicated that the German multinational corporation might be planning to expand its vehicle range to include motorcycles. Recently, Reuters confirmed about the imminent move of Daimler to buy 25 percent of the Italian motorcycle’s shares. The source claimed Daimler will be buying the stake of MV Agusta through its Mercedes-AMG performance division. The agreement would also include a seat on the board of MV Agusta. So far, the financial details surrounding the purchase weren’t disclosed by any of the parties. According to the report, the two would greatly benefit in the deal. Particularly, the association with Mercedes would provide MV Agusta… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Marco Polo Makes Its Debut

Last July, we revealed to you the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo. The vehicle is basically the three-pointed star’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. However, Mercedes has upped the ante on this one by making it more luxurious and more comfortable than its rival. Recently, at the Caravan Salon 2014 in Dusseldorf, Mercedes finally debuted the vehicle in not one, but two variants. The first was simply called the Marco Polo while the other carried the Marco Polo ACTIVITY moniker. The first was based on the V-Class range while the ACTIVITY model was from the Vito range of the German luxury brand according to MB Passion Blog. Engine Specs of the Vehicles The… Continue Reading »


Is Daimler Aiming for a Motorcycle Division

There have been speculations in the past that Daimler was looking to pursue the expansion of its vehicle range by adding a motorcycle division. This was fueled up when the German multinational automotive corporation joined in the bid to own Ducati two years ago. Unluckily, the famous motorcycle brand landed in the ownership of Volkswagen, a rival of Daimler. The brand was put under the Lamborghini development division of VW. This left Daimler as the only German automaker without a motorcycle division. Fast-forward today, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz is currently in a bid to secure the ownership of the Italian motorcycle-maker MV Agusta according to an MBWorld blog. The report said that the… Continue Reading »


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