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New Mercedes Scandal: Did the Automaker Also Cheat Its Emission Ratings?

After the “Dieselgate” issue involving Volkswagen, a new report claimed that Mercedes-Benz also used software modifications to cheat its emission scores. The new Mercedes scandal was uncovered by U.S. investigators. According to Automotive News Europe, citing German paper Bild am Sonntag as a primary source, a new probe found that Mercedes uses an engine management function called “Slipguard”. What the software does is that it can detect if it the car fitted with it is being tested in a laboratory. Allegedly mentioned in confidential documents too was another function called “Bit 15”. The said system turns off emissions cleaning after 26 km of driving. The report warned that use of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW Dragged in Animal Cruelty Controversy

A Netflix documentary alleged that German luxury car makers, including Mercedes-Benz, used monkeys to test the effects of their diesel engines in relation to health. The three-pointed star marque recently released a statement to distance themselves from the controversy. The show Dirty Money revealed that monkeys were placed in gas chambers while watching cartoons as diesel fumes were being directed to their enclosure through a series of tubes. This happened in 2014 to prove that diesel engines were clean. Among the luxury car marker dragged on the issue were rivals Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes. The study was conducted by the European Research Association for the Environment and Health in the Transport… Continue Reading »

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Where Does Mercedes Rank Among the World’s Top-Selling Carmakers

As of 2016, there were already 88.1 million vehicles being driven worldwide. The figure went up by 4.8% compared to its previous year. The numbers continue to grow as more demand pour in and more players in the car industry come in. So where does Mercedes-Benz rank among the world’s top-selling carmakers? According to a study done by Regtransfers, Toyota remained as the best-seller when it comes to cars last year. The Japanese automotive manufacturer was the number one in 49 countries. The brand was followed by Volkswagen in terms of popularity in 14 countries. Third was Ford, which topped in 8 countries. Renault and Skoda led in 6 countries… Continue Reading »

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3 Million Mercedes Diesel Cars Recalled For Emissions Software Update

If you bought a Mercedes-Benz diesel car in UK sometime in the last six years, you’re bound to be affected by this new announcement from the German automaker. About three million Mercedes diesel cars are being recalled to improve their emissions performance. The announcement is still a backlash from the Volkswagen diesel scandal that put European cars into strict scrutiny. Germany’s Daimler promised that the reduction of nitrogen oxide output will be shouldered by the company and owners won’t have to spend a single cent for it. The estimated total cost for Mercedes would be around €220 million. Daimler is smartly implementing the rule to comply with the Euro 5… Continue Reading »

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What Do Automakers Think of Donald Trump Presidency?

When Donald Trump was announced as the 45th President of the United States of America, there was a mix of strong emotions not only from the country that he will serve but also in the international community. So what are the thoughts of automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW about the Trump presidency? Mercedes-Benz and the other huge players in the automotive world voiced out their concerns if Trump will win as president during the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit 2016 in Munich, southern Germany held on November 9, 2016. The general consensus of Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen was the fear regarding the shift of focus of the US in its economic plans, according to Reuters.”It is to… Continue Reading »

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11,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Recalled

Daimler just announced that it will be recalling some of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. According to MarketWatch, the move is to allow the company to replace the software of the vehicle that is related to its emissions. Based from the source, the company sent an estimated 11,000 letters to customers who bought Sprinter models. The document mentioned that the “emissions-relevant control units” of the vans will be getting enhanced software. Further along the letter, it noted that it is “to avoid possible trouble with the authorities and test organizations.” The parent of the three-pointed star brand cleared out though that the decision had nothing to do with the problem plaguing Volkswagen, which is related… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Clears Issues About Emissions Manipulation

A new controversy is going around the luxury automotive scene. After the expose of automotive engineer John German about Volkswagen’ emissions manipulation, all eyes are on the other giant companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to The Guardian, German found out that Volkswagen has been using an advanced software to reduce its emission figures. He uncovered the elaborate scheme upon comparing the results of the actual road tests with the lab tests of the company. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn later admitted the act. Then he resigned from his position. Together with the scandal was a staggering loss in the market value of the company. The revelation triggered further probes on other famous car… Continue Reading »

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