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More Delays in Mercedes-Benz Deliveries Loom Due to Chip Shortage

Mercedes-Benz is yet to resolve the hullabaloo involving its V8 engines but it seems like another trouble is brewing up ahead. This time, the company is experiencing a chip shortage. The issue is projected to delay deliveries by more than a year. Whether it is quantity or quality issues, Mercedes has a lot on its plate right now due to its V8 shortage, which could suspend the deliveries of top trim Benz, AMG, and Maybach models in the coming year. A chip shortage, on the other hand, could spell a worse scenario as they are essential components in the assembly line of its vehicles, especially the electrified units. Daimler CEO… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes V8 Engines Suffer Quality Issues, Not Supply Problems

Previously, news leaked that Mercedes is suffering supply problems in its V8 engines. Therefore, some models bearing the power unit are in danger of getting their production and deliveries suspended by 2022. However, a new twist to the story recently surfaced saying that the issue stems from the quality of the products, and not in their quantity. Road & Track cited AMG boss Philipp Scheimer as the source of the information that the cause of the temporary cancellation of the models equipped with V8 is due to a “quality issue”. According to the report, the exec would not elaborate on the specifics of the issue but he did mention that… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin Not Worried About Mercedes’ V8 Shortage

Mercedes-Benz is apparently having supply chain problems that have resulted in the shortage of V8 engines for its luxury and sports vehicles. Despite the setback, the company still has other power units that should keep its other models going. However, there are concerns about other automakers that rely on the three-pointed star marque’s engines particularly Aston Martin. At present, the Vantage, DB11 and DBX models of the British brand all use 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engines sourced from the German automaker. The same M177 power unit is in short supply right now, which supposedly led Mercedes to suspend the production of the GLE 580, GLS 580, and G550 Benz models; the… Continue Reading »

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Supply Issues May Lead to V8 Shortage for Mercedes-Benz

There was a sigh of relief when the V12 resurfaced in the Mercedes-Maybach S680, but there’s still something worse looming in the Mercedes-Benz brand. There are brewing rumors that the V8 engines of the company are in danger of running out. According to a Reddit post by bsw1234, global supply chain issues may result in the suspension of nearly all trims within the three-pointed star marque bearing the V8 engine. The documentation provided to the moderators of the r/cars thread said that the following will be the casualties of the unfortunate turn of events: Benz models like the GLE 580, GLS 580, and G 550 AMG models such as the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Probed for Rolling Away After Shifting to Park

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently launched a probe for Mercedes-Benz Vans specifically in its Sprinter models configured as Amazon delivery vehicles or ambulances. The investigation came after the said vehicles were allegedly rolling away after being shifted to park. According to Reuters, there were already 11 reports concerning the issue wherein the autos were under Auto-P function but were still moving on their own. There were reportedly eight crashes and one injury connected to the 2500, 3500, and 4500 trims of the van. However, NHTSA did not disclose the overall number of vehicles covered by the preliminary investigation. It was not cleared out how many of… Continue Reading »

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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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