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Compact model with genuine character: the new Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Following its world premiere at Auto China in April 2008, the Mercedes-Benz GLK is being unveiled in its natural habitat for the first time. Boasting a body that is as practical as it is arrestingly succinct, an exceptional power spectrum and a bold personality, the new arrival has what it takes to redefine standards in the compact SUV class over all manner of route profiles – both on and off the road. Brimming with genuine character, the ne

The highly successful Black Series strategy continues - Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Sensational appearance, unique performance data, with light-weight design throughout and total exclusivity - that's the new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series. This high-performance coupé is a motorsport engineering thoroughbred, opening up new drive dynamic vistas to sports car enthusiasts. The AMG 6.0 litre V12 biturbo engine, with a maximum output of 493 kW/670 hp and 1000 Newtonmetres of torque, guarantees super sports car level performanc

Carlsson CK50: Power, Speed and Luxury (Based on the GL 500)

The most imposing vehicle in the Mercedes-Benz range is the GL Class. Despite its robust nature, this all-terrain vehicle is also distinguished by an ambience that captivates S Class drivers. The impression of luxury given can be refined even more at Carlsson in the southwest German town of Merzig. The GL 500 promises a good combination of long-range ability and excellent performance. As the CK50 by Carlsson, however, it surpasses its standard co

Mercedes-Benz will end McLaren collaboration

Mercedes-Benz will end its partnership with British sports car manufacturer McLaren when its current agreement expires next year. The German automaker and the British sports car manufacturer built the SLR premium roadster together. The German automaker and the British sports car manufacturer built the SLR premium roadster together. "The partnership ends in 2009 and it will not be renewed," a Mercedes spokesman said. Media reports say a new flagship premium roadster called the SLC will replace the SLR in

Lagonda V12 Prototype gets the gold at Double Twelve

The inaugural Brooklands Motoring Festival: The Double Twelve, which took place over 28/29 June, was a resounding success with almost 15,000 visitors attending over the weekend. Out of the 129 competitors in The Double Twelve, concours d’elegance combined with a series of driving tests based on the JCC Rallies of

Benefit concert for “46664” in London’s Hyde Park to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday

To mark Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday, the international music scene gathered on Friday for a benefit concert in London’s Hyde Park. Mercedes-Benz has supported this unique music event to raise funds for Mandela’s “46664” campaign against HIV/AIDS with an extraordinary gift for auction – a brand-new Mercedes-Benz C 350, autographed by top acts, prominent guests and socially disadvantaged children from London. “It is a great hono

BRABUS ECO PowerXtra Tuning Mercedes-Benz

Better diesel fuel economy through professional tuning: A Mercedes ML 320 CDI equipped with BRABUS ECO PowerXtra D6 (III) consumed more than one liter less diesel fuel (+2 mpg) than the production car in a test conducted by ntv Motor in Germany. n-tv, Germany’s leading news channel, wanted to know for sure: Does BRABUS ECO PowerXtra diesel tuning really improve fuel economy despite producing more power? The editors of n-tv Motor, the weekly car magazine on n-tv, hired Klaus Niedzwiedz to conduct the test. Nied

Exhibition “Milestones Automotive Design - Example Mercedes-Benz” in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich

The Mercedes-Benz brand is the world's oldest and most renowned automobile brand. In the more than 120-year history of the brand, the design of the vehicles always has played an outstanding role, and over the decades numerous icons of automotive design have been created. In the “Milestones Automotive Design” exhibition the Pinakothek der Moderne (modern art museum) in Munich is presenting seven vehicles of the Mercedes-Benz brand, beginnin

R 320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC and GL 320 BlueTEC - The cleanest solution

In October 2006, Mercedes-Benz was the first manufacturer to commence a BlueTEC initiative in the passenger car segment which was timed to coincide with the introduction of low-sulphur fuel in the United States of America. The E 320 BlueTEC proved a great success from the outset, and was voted "World Green Car of the Year 2007". As a next step, Mercedes-Benz is now due to offer the R, ML and GL 320 BlueTEC in the USA, the world’s first three di

Mercedes-Benz makes in-car iPhone® connection even easier

Whether it be a quick call to a business colleague for an important discussion, listening to favourite music tracks or checking home and office e-mails whilst on the move - the Apple iPhone® is a leading-edge business tool with multimedia capability, available in Germany and other markets. Now Mercedes-Benz allows

Truck Development and Test Center at Mercedes-Benz Plant in Worth opened

Today was the formal opening of a new Development and Test Center (EVZ) for trucks at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Wörth. In attendance at the ceremony were Rhineland-Palatinate Premier Kurt Beck, Mayor of the City of Wörth Harald Seiter, as well as Daimler representatives Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks; Dr. Jörg Zürn, Head of Product Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks; and Martin Daum, Dire

Daimler AG invests in expansion of Sprinter production

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter introduced to the market in spring 2006 has been outstandingly well received by customers. To better satisfy the persisting high demand for the vans manufactured in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, the Board of Management of Daimler AG has decided to invest a total of 177 million euros in the tw