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Daimler Looking to Sell 25 Mercedes-Benz Showrooms in Europe for $1.2 Billion

To raise more money for other ventures, particularly in its electrification projects, Daimler AG will put 25 Mercedes-Benz showrooms in Europe on sale. The move is expected to generate a total of €1 billion ($1.2 billion). According to Automotive News Europe, citing the German publication Handelsblatt as its source, the sale includes the dealerships of the company in Belgium, Britain, and Spain. The parent of Mercedes is looking to get €30 million to €40 million from each establishment. The sale comes with some conditions though. Since the showrooms and service centers have around 2,800 employees, the automaker wants the buyers to retain them. Daimler’s decision will benefit it in many… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Denies Selling Mercedes-Maybach Limousines to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently paid Russian President Vladimir Putin, and he did it with much flair riding a Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard armored limousine. The problem with this scenario though is that the exportation of luxury goods to North Korea is banned by the United Nations. Therefore, Daimler denied having a hand in the dictator’s acquisition of one of their prized vehicles. “Our company has had no business connections with North Korea for far more than 15 years now and strictly complies with E.U. and U.S. embargoes,” Daimler spokeswoman Silke Mockert wrote in a statement sent to Associated Press. “To prevent deliveries to North Korea and to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz And China Look To Deepen Relationship

Daimler and China will deepen that strange bond brewing between them as Mercedes-Benz looks to focus on electric and connected cars. The German automaker is now seriously in talks to strengthen partnerships with Chinese suppliers for its auto parts. Wilko Stark, member of the board for procurement at Mercedes-Benz, said that the company’s shift to electric and connected cars made Mercedes more dependent on battery cell chemistry and connected vehicles expertise, two facets that China has been dealing and managing in the past years. During a news conference in Stuttgart, Stark said that “China will dramatically increase in importance” because of the German carmaker’s new procurement strategy. He added that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Remains as the Best-Selling Luxury Car Brand in the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, Mercedes-Benz emerged as the best-selling luxury car brand in the U.S. The competition this time was too close between Mercedes and BMW with the former beating the latter by only over 4,000 units. Based on the sales figures of the automakers, Mercedes capped 2018 with 315,959 units sold in the U.S. Meanwhile, BMW was not far behind at 311,014 units. Lexus took the third place with 298,310 units sold while Audi lagged from its German rivals at the fourth position in the market with 223,323 units. Mercedes-Benz USA credits their top-selling models, the GLC, C-Class, and E-Class, for their success in 2018. On the other… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is the Most Successful Brand on Instagram

The Mercedes-Benz channel on Instagram just reached 1 billion “likes”, making it the most successful brand on the photo and video-sharing social networking service. The research done by T4Media also showed that the German automaker has a fan base of over 35.66 million on the site. Mercedes is the first of the “International Best Global Brand 2018” named by US brand consultancy firm Interbrand to achieve such a feat. To celebrate the milestone, the company made a special website that commemorates the best contents it has posted since it launched its IG channel in March 2012. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart will be holding an exhibition from January 5… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Releases Statement on Windshield Glass Replacements

In a press release, Mercedes-Benz USA said that it “strongly recommends” using only Mercedes-Benz parts for windshield glass replacements. In the same statement, Mercedes-Benz noted that the windshield glass manufactured for its vehicles has very particular specifications. Other glass manufacturers may not have the same access to the technology that can ensure one hundred percent compatibility with Mercedes-Benz vehicle systems. What does this mean? The glass used in the latest models of Mercedes-Benz vehicles is more than just ordinary laminated glass. Mercedes-Benz windshield glass contains solar glass technology. The glass is coated with a thin transparent liquid that provides the passengers with protection against harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Regulator Starts Investigation on Mercedes-Benz Recalls

In the past 18 months, Mercedes-Benz recalls have numbered over 1.4 million. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) has started a probe on the German automaker for possible compliance issues. According to Reuters, a communication from NHTSA dated October 22, 2018, alleged that Mercedes may have missed the deadlines in sending letters to their customers affected by recalls. The agency also claimed that Mercedes failed to furnish them copies of the said letters on time. Furthermore, the German luxury brand appeared to have omitted important details in their reports such as the estimated percentage of problematic units under the recalls as well as their recall plans. NHTSA complained… Continue Reading »

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