New Delhi, May 16 : German automobile major Mercedes-Benz Thursday launched an all-new luxury SUV (Sports Utility Vehicles) at Rs. 77.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Unveiled by Tennis star Boris Becker, the GL class car named 'Launch Edition' has at present only 100 units to buyers in the form of CBUs (Completely Built Units) and boasts of features like AMG body kit, heated leather seats and temperature-controlled cup holders.
New Delhi, May 14 : Taking note of India's rising obsession with SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles), Mercedes-Benz Tuesday hinted at launching a new entry-level SUV to compete with the likes of BMW X1, Audi Q3 and the soon-to-be-launched Volvo V40 Cross Country.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of 'Silver Arrows', Noida's first Mercedes-Benz dealership, Eberhard H. Kern, managing director and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz India, said the recently unveiled GLA (entry-level SUV) concept could make it to India.
Silverstone (England), March 28 : Sahara Force India has extended its association with Mercedes-Benz and will use its engines from the 2014 season when new regulations come into effect.
The long-term agreement will see Mercedes-Benz supply Force India with a complete power unit, transmission and all associated ancillary systems in 2014 when 1.6 litre turbocharged V6 engines replace the existing 2.4 litre V8s.
The Indian arm of luxury car maker Mercedes Benz has declared that prices of its cars will go up by 1-3 per cent from 14th January 2013.
Announcing the increase in prices, Mercedes Benz India stressed that its decision was in response of the soaring costs, high interest rates and volatility of the Indian currency.
Announcing the decision, Mercedes-Benz India MD & CEO Eberhard Kern said, "Rising inputs cost, volatility of the rupee-euro, high interest rates and other associated factors have put significant pressure on us."
Luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has released the first official teaser images for its upcoming A 45 AMG high-performance hatch.
The all-new 2013 A 45 AMG will come equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that will produce upwards of 245kW power and 400Nm torque.
The 2013 A 45 AMG will compete with the likes of the Audi RS 3 and BMW M135i. While the BMW M135i delivers power to its rear wheels, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz car will join the Audi RS 3 in sending power to all wheels.
At the ongoing Paris Motor Show, running September 29 through October 14, a horde of new vehicles are being unveiled; with automakers vying with one another to put on display an array of new rides, ranging from some incredible concept cars to ready-for-launch production models.
Seeking to boost sales in Indian luxury car market, Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday introduced its B-Class compact vehicle, which is available in two versions: B 180 and the B 180 Sport.
The new B-Class luxury car starts at Rs. 21.49 lakhs (ex-showroom price, Mumbai) and escalates to Rs. 24.87 lakh for the top-model Sport variant.
The Indian division of luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has announced the launch of iSales app to allow tech savvy customers in the country with a unique experience.
All sales consultants of Mercedes-Benz India will be equipped with Apple iPad tablets containing the innovative iSales app, which will allow potential buyers to have a virtual access to Mercedes-Benz cars.
With the entire Mercedes-Benz 2013 line-up to feature the luxury brand’s newest telematics innovation – the mbrace2 cloud-based connectivity suite –, the company has embarked upon a promotional campaign to apprise potential Mercedes-Benz buyers about how they can fully and safely engage in their digital life while driving the new vehicles.
Premium German carmaker, Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch two new Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) in the Indian market to compete better with rivals such as BMW and Audi.
The company will launch its smaller GLA model, which is yet to be revealed to the market. The car, which is expected to take on BMW X1 and Audi Q3, will be based on the new MFA 2-wheel drive transverse engine platform that is also used in A- and B-class models. The model might also feature similar engines that are used in the A- and B-class models.
Leading luxury carmakers Mercedes-Benz as well as its larger rivals, BMW and Audi are increasing using advanced technologies to reach out to their customers even in smaller cities in India.
Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi are all using iPad apps and online campaigns in order to reach customers who reside in smaller cities and towns in the country, where the companies do not have a dealership.
Berlin, April 5 : German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz sustained a strong sales momentum into the first quarter of the new year, as it posted in March its strongest single-monthly sales record ever, a company official said.
To date, the world's top brand luxury car maker has sold a total of 313,902 Mercedes-Benz passenger cars during the first quarter of 2012, with March towering as the strongest sales month in the company's history.
German luxury auto maker, Mercedes-Benz has revealed its new telematics system, Mbrace2 at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas.
The new Mbrace2 will offer a host of popular apps in the vehicle and will feature first in the updated 2013 SL-Class and will be included in other models form 2013. The company improved its onscreen interface with a carousel menu structure.
The new system will offer apps including, Yelp, a news reader, Morningstar Finance, Google search, Google Street View, and Panoramio. Most of the apps included will come integrated with the navigation system. However, many of the features of the apps will be blocked while the car is moving for safety reasons.
Premium auto maker, Mercedes-Benz has approved plans to develop a new engine family to power models that will be launched by the year 2015.
According to a report by Car magazine, the new Mercedes-Benz models will be driven by new, low-cost, four-cylinder engines, and straight sixes. The engine will come in single as well as twin-turbo form and will replace the current V6 petrol and diesel engines and a new, turbocharged four-litre V8 engine, which in turn will replace V8.
German Premium car maker, Mercedes-Benz has launched its car leasing business called, "Star Lease" in the Indian market.
The new leasing service will be offered through Daimler Financial Services India, a subsidiary of Daimler Financial Services AG in the Indian market. Star Lease, which is a unique self leasing option in the luxury car segment, will cover all the models offered by the company in the country.
Maharashtra's Aurangabad district is at the moment in the flash light for the prosperity of its inhabitants obvious by the reality that they franchised almost 150 Mercedes Benz cars a day.
A cluster of young entrepreneurs including the builders, industrialists, doctors, and many other professionals had reserved these cars on a one single day. These cars shall be transported to them simultaneously.
Comfort car chief Mercedes-Benz India will widen its financial wing, Daimler Financial Services, to India. A little endorsement was required from the establishments before it can start operations, here today as per Wilfried Aulbur, managing director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
On Monday, Mercedes-Benz India commenced the construction of their new capability for the body- construction of its city buses. The establishment seed of the flair, dwelling within their Chakan plant, was placed by the managing director, Wilfred Aulbur, and chief executive officer, Mercedes Benz India.
According to Aulbur they might like to enlarge into the city bus section, crafting comfort travel inexpensive for public transport commuters of the urban populace.
Even as the monsoon has started to settle in the Indian market, it has not able to hamper the sentiments of the Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts. In fact, the company has recently reported the highest sales in its history in the Indian market.
The company has sold close to 521 units which is a growth of 80% over corresponding period previous year (288 units in July 2009), which is the highest in the 15-year long history of the company in the Indian market.
As the year 2010 ends, the world may also witness the end of the half-a-century old agreement between the German carmaker Mercedes-Benz and the home-grown auto major, Tata Motors.
It is to be mentioned here that the German automaker has the paint shop tie-up with Tata Motors and the company may end this relationship soon by erecting its own shop.