Mercedes-Benz in serious price fixing allegations

Mercedes-Benz has been accused of working illegally with five of their dealerships and is currently under investigation of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). In effect Mercedes-Benz may have broken the rules of competition law. The price fixing allegations come between the years 2007 – 2010 with specific dealers and Mercedes-Benz also accused of sharing(…)

250 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks sent to Iraq

Iraq State Company for Automotive Industry, otherwise known as (SCAI) have completed a deal for 250 trucks to be delivered. They will be used to reconstruction purposes throughout many areas of the country. The Mercedes-Benz Actros truck is almost perfectly suited to dealing with tough off road conditions, an asset that is very much needed(…)

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class to receive a 1.6 engine

News reports emerging from the United States have confirmed that the brand new C-Class will receive a variant with a 1.6 litre turbo engine. This move has been made in order to compete with their main rivals BMW, who have a turbocharged 1.6 litre in their 316i model. The vehicle will be able to produce(…)

Mercedes-Benz upping the ante in Hungary

Mercedes-Benz is upping the ante in Hungary despite the Euro Zone crisis, which is apparently slowing down the car industry. It would appear that luxury car manufacturers are defying the current market patterns of a decline in the purchase of new cars. The Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary, which is one of the most modern and(…)

Daimler’s 2014 truck to be 7% more efficient

Emerging reports from the North American automotive industry have confirmed that Daimler’s 2014 Trucks will be 7 per cent more fuel efficient than the current model. The engine used to power the 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution will be built in Detroit. Martin Daum, the President and CEO of Daimler Trucks said that the company’s success(…)

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

Just by looking at images of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS GT, you can see what a splendid vehicle with an astonishing amount of power. Will we be able to afford one? The answer for most of us would be no. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is essentially a revamped version of the SLS AMG. What’s(…)

It’s cheaper to insure a Mercedes-Benz than a BMW in America

Research in the United States from Automobile.com has confirmed that BMW drivers are paying 25 per cent more for their car insurance compared to Mercedes-Benz drivers. Could this have an effect in the battle for the number one luxury car spot at the end of the year? Mercedes-Benz v BMW Mercedes-Benz and BMW took their(…)

Lewis Hamilton makes surprise visit to Mercedes-Benz driving academy

Lewis Hamilton, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 representative has made a surprising visit to the new Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience Centre. Located at the Silverstone Circuit, Mr Hamilton made the visit to launch brand new expansion plans. Enhancing skills and confidence for the future The idea of the Driving Academy is to develop the skills and(…)

Mercedes-Benz SL will start from £72,495

Sounds quite expensive don’t it, but if you are interested rest assure that the car is indeed worth every penny. The Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster will be released at the start of June for a whopping £72,495 for the entry level version. Main rivals The car’s main rivals will be the Jaguar XK and the Porsche(…)

Mercedes cuts jobs in Brazil

Mercedes-Benz has announced that they have cut 10 per cent of their workforce in Brazil. The news may come as quite surprising especially considering that Brazil was one of the best performing car markets in the world at present. Mercedes-Benz is also Latin America’s largest supplier of commercial vehicles. Major slowdown However the situation has(…)