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National Geographic Features Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in its Ultimate Factories Series

 

Viewers following the Ultimate Factories series being produced by National Geographic will be gratified to learn that the next installment will feature a build of none other than Mercedes-Benz's luxury supercar, the SLS. Choosing the SLS from the myriad, and deserving, choices would have been an easy task for the producers of the TV segment since the the SLS is the first car designed solely by AMG and is produced in a low volume...
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Top Business Leaders Join Ontario's 2011 State of the City Panel



Already one of the region's most anticipated business events, the Ontario 2011 State of the City will feature a panel of leading business executives in addition to the signature presentation by the Mayor and City Council. The panel includes Moderator Larry Kosmont, President & CEO, Kosmont Companies, who will be joined by Fletcher Jones, Jr., Dealer Principal, Fletcher Jones Motorcars; George Willis, President, UPS Southern California District; and Gerald McCall, Senior Vice President, Southern California...
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Daimler Now Full Owner of Mercedes GP



Daimler has just announced that it has completed its takeover of Formula One racing team Mercedes GP after purchasing team principal Ross Brawn and team management's remaining 24.9 percent share in the team. The purchase was made with Aabar Investment PJS, the biggest shareholder of Daimler.

After the takeover, Daimler will now own 60 percent of the team (from 45.1 percent previously), and Aabar will increase its stake to 40 percent...
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The Practical Side of Mercedes-Benz

All of the glitz and glam of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars often blinds us from the other, more practical, side of the brand. It's there. We frequently see it in passing on our commutes. We just don't tend to recognize it as Mercedes.

We're talking about Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles. You won't see polished ads for them on TV, yet they're a huge success in their own right. In fact, Mercedes-Benz recently?

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Nanoparticle Technology Debuts in Mercedes' Magic Sky Control



The SPD-SmartGlass product is composed of nanoparticles in a film which allows control of the tint in a panel of glass, ranging from 0.5% transparency (meaning very dark) to 100% clear. This control may be automatic or user-activated. This technology was developed by Research Frontiers, which has been licensed by Hitachi. Mercedes in turn has announced that the new Mercedes-Benz SLK will be the first large-scale series production vehicle to use Research Frontiers' patented...
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Takes Two Titles in "Off Road" Reader Survey

 

The recent reader survey from "Off Road" saw the Mercedes-Benz G-Class awarded with two wins, taking first place in both the Luxury off-road vehicle category and in the Classic category. The wins put the G-Class in the specialist publication's winners' circle for the eighth year, and as such staked its claim as the Off-road Vehicle of the Year.

The G-Class was not the only winner for Mercedes-Benz, however. The Unimog multi-purpose four wheel drive...
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Mercedes-Benz USA to Acquire Smart Vehicle Distribution from Penske

 

Mercedes-Benz USA and Penske Automotive Group, the world's second largest automotive dealer, are currently negotiating an agreement that would move the distribution, sales and marketing smart USA to MB USA. This agreement is expected to be completed by the time the second quarter of 2011 ends.

The move is in line with the smart brand's planned growth strategy, and it will also underscore MB USA's commitment to providing vehicles that meet future...
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Leaks Out

 

The first official pictures of Mercedes' new C-class coupe have been leaked ahead of the Geneva motor show.

Published in a German magazine today, the three pictures showcase the sleek new coupe that will go head to head with the Audi A5 and BMW 3-series when it reaches the UK in the summer.

It has been designed to replace both the CLK and CLC and sit below the E-class coupe in Mercedes' range. It shares...
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Mercedes-Benz Diesels Growing in Numbers

Mercedes-Benz currently offers diesel vehicles in its E-, M-, GL-, and R-class models in the U.S. and there is an S-class on the way. Powered by the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine as the company's other American diesel models, the new S350 BlueTec will be offered exclusively with 4Matic all-wheel drive; and it's expected to arrive this fall.

Mercedes-Benz plans to introduce more diesels into the U.S. market. According to?

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Mercedes-Benz to Expand Hybrid Lineup

Shortly after news that Mercedes-Benz is planning to expand its diesel presence in the U.S., comes even bigger news that the company is planning to also expand its fleet of hybrids to meet tightening global fuel economy standards. Which Mercedes-Benz are initially slated to get hybrid technology, you ask.  Well, the first three lucky recipients will be C-, E-, and S- class vehicles -expected to reach Europe and the Unites States in just three…

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