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Mercedes-Benz U-Class Might Replace Smart Cars

If we look at the sales figures of Daimler AG, the smart brand has been consistently losing ground. The September sales alone show that the compact car maker had a two-digit drop by 15% in terms of deliveries on a year-on-year comparison. Therefore, there are rumors that the dismal performance of the brand might lead to its phase-out to pave way for the development of the Mercedes-Benz U-Class. Previously, we have seen Daimler struggling to revamp smart in order to make it more attractive to buyers. These include a partnership with Brabus, the introduction of exclusive car packages, the gradual electrification of its cars, the release of new models, and more. All… Continue Reading »

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smart forease Makes Its Public Debut at 2018 Paris Auto Show

The smart division of Daimler celebrates its 20th anniversary at the 2018 Paris Auto Show. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the brand debuted its smart forease concept electric vehicle to the public. Smart identifies itself as practical. Therefore, the smart forease was made with that factor in mind. To keep up with it, the company made sure that the concept car is only equipped with the essentials of driving to the point that they even ditched its roofing and made its windscreen shorter than their other compact vehicles. According to Daimler, the smart forease stands for “emotionality, lifestyle and attitude”. Among the concept’s key highlights is its open cabin that aims to make… Continue Reading »

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Exclusive Brabus 125R Package Released for the Smart ForTwo Cabrio

It may be less glamorous than Mercedes-Benz luxury cars but if you are looking for a stylish mini convertible that you can easily maneuver through traffic, the Smart ForTwo Cabrio might just be the ideal auto for you. Recently, Brabus released its aftermarket package that spices up the appeal of the compact car. Performance The new Brabus package for the Smart ForTwo Cabrio is called the 125R. The product is only limited to 125 examples of the small vehicle. Then, being true to its name, the kit also raises the power of the car’s gasoline-fed 0.9-liter turbo three-cylinder engine to 123 hp—almost 125 hp—while its torque is at 148 lb-ft…. Continue Reading »

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“Meet the Experts” Discusses What the Future Holds for Mercedes

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show gives us a glimpse of what the near future holds for the Mercedes-Benz group. With the introduction of the concept vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz EQ A, Mercedes-AMG Project One, and the smart vision EQ fortwo, the three-pointed star marque looks to shine brighter in the coming years. During the “Meet the Experts” segment of the event, four key personalities linked with Mercedes presented what their respective divisions will have in store for customers soon. Dr. Annette Winkler The head of smart cars said they are en route to electrifying their brand in line with the “Daimler Mobility Vision 2030+”. The introduction of the smart… Continue Reading »

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All Mercedes-Benz Cars and SUVs To Get Electric Versions By 2022

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche revealed that all the existing Mercedes-Benz models will get their electric versions by 2022. The company is targeting to offer at least 50 hybrid and full-electric variants going to that deadline. According to Reuters, Zetsche made the announcement during their company’s investor day in Sindelfingen, Germany. He also told the people in attendance that their smart city car brand will be converted into an all-electric lineup. The report added that since electric cars have lower margin than combustion engine cars, Daimler expects to save a lot following their decision. The company said at their Fit for Leadership 4.0 plan that they are looking to get savings… Continue Reading »

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Top 4 Features of the smart vision EQ fortwo

The compact car division of Daimler just unveiled its new concept vehicle, the smart vision EQ fortwo. The auto embodies the new CASE strategy of the company which stands for “Connected, Autonomous, Shared & Services, and Electric.” Here are the top 4 features of the new smart vision EQ fortwo based on Daimler: 1. Connected The smart vision EQ fortwo can be summoned via a mobile device. The display in its black panel replacing the front radiator grille can be customized by the user and it is also capable of displaying information when unoccupied such as news, local events, weather  and time. The vehicle also offers a 1+1 option to… Continue Reading »

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3 Key Features of the Smart Forfour Crosstown Edition

The smart forfour crosstown edition made its Asian premiere at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. It may have been outshined by the Mercedes-Benz luxury cars that hit the event like the new S-Class and Concept A, but the compact car left its mark in China with its amazing features. Here are the 3 key features of the smart forfour crosstown edition based on a Daimler press release: 1. Exterior Aside from the forfour crosstown with the graphite grey finish and black tridion safety cell shown here, which was also displayed at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, customers will have more body paints to choose from for their compact cars. The smart Brabus tailor made program… Continue Reading »

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