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New M-Class Launched in India

The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV was launched recently in India, and it comes with exciting news that the vehicle will be priced some 15 percent less compared to the last iteration seen in the country. This allows the German automaker to be competitive with the prices offered by BMW and Audi for vehicles in the same segment. BMW has managed to leapfrog Mercedes-Benz for the lead in India’s luxury car market, and the latter is already at risk of losing the second spot to Audi. The repriced M-Class line should help contribute to Mercedes-Benz’s efforts to regain the lead in this market. “We are confident that the… Continue Reading »


New BharatBenz Plant Inaugurated In India

Continuing its assault on all markets, Daimler has announced the completion of a new 700 million Euro manufacturing plant in Chennai, India. Having an initial production capacity of 36,000 units per year with a possibility of ramping up to more than 70,000 units per year depending on demand, the BharatBenz plant is one of only three Daimler truck plants worldwide to combine truck assembly and components production at one location. Followers of BenzInsider may recall the announcement of the joint heavy-duty truck venture last year. Actual start of production of the BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks are scheduled already for the 3rd quarter of 2012. Speaking in Chennai, Daimler Chairman Dr. Dieter… Continue Reading »


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