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4 New Problems Encountered by Mercedes Self-Driving Cars

School buses, Bott’s Dots, carpool lanes and speed limits signs. These are four major problems that the individuals behind the Mercedes-Benz self-driving car project are trying to solve. During the last leg of Mercedes’ Intelligent World Drive global tour wherein the automaker fitted its S-Class with self-driving capabilities, they found out that the factors mentioned presented potential trouble for autonomous cars in the United States of America. 1. School Buses In the U.S., school buses are special road users. Once a school bus comes to a halt and its red sign has been activated, every vehicle within its immediate vicinity must also stop. Even incoming autos from the opposite directions must… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is in the Top Spot of the US Market

Days away until the end of 2017, Mercedes-Benz is leading the premium car segment of the U.S. market, beating its rivals BMW, Audi and Lexus. According to Bloomberg, Mercedes is looking to close the year as the number one luxury car brand in the country. On its way to the month of December, the three-pointed star marque was already ahead of its rival BMW by 30,000 vehicles. That’s about a month’s worth of deliveries. It should be noted though that automakers are yet to produce their official report for the month of December on January 3. The chart below illustrates the sales of the top premium brands in the U.S…. Continue Reading »

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3 Reasons Why the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan Will Be a Hit in U.S.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan unveiled early this year is scheduled to go on sale in the United States of America by fall. Britta Seeger, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, believes that it will be a hit in the U.S. Here are the reasons cited by Seeger based on her interview with Automotive News: 1. The Car Attracts Younger Buyers The A-Class sedan is based on the Aesthetics A design philosophy of Mercedes that features more curvaceous corners, reduced body lines and smoother surfaces. Seeger said that the attractive body style of the car will appeal to younger buyers. The new A-Class sedan will use Mercedes’ MFA2 platform. This… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and Smart Start the Year with High Sales

Daimler AG, through its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands, started 2015 on a high note. The group displayed impressive sales this January compared to the same month of the previous year. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the two brands showed a double-digit increase in January sales on a year-on-year comparison. The sales of the Mercedes-Benz marque grew by 15 percent compared to its performance in the same month of last year. The company attributed the strong figures to the continued growth of demand primarily in the Chinese region. It noted that U.S., Europe and Russia also showed a significant spike in the record books. As for the Mercedes-Benz sedans… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »

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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 »

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Mercedes Metris Concepts Premiere at SEMA Show 2014

Mercedes-Benz recently debuted a new vehicle for the U.S. market at the SEMA Show 2014. The three-pointed star introduced the Mercedes Metris in the American soil during the event. The Mercedes Metris is the Americanized version of the Mercedes Vito, a commercial van that sits as a sub-variant of the Sprinter. According to Car and Driver, the vehicle will be sold in the U.S. by 2015. The source claimed the model is expected to use a 2.1-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder as a standard with a rear-wheel drive configuration. An optional all-wheel drive specification is also foreseen. Although the Mercedes V-Class was not planned to be offered in the U.S., some of its… Continue Reading »

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