Mercedes-Benz is a luxury brand that prides itself on exclusivity and superior performance.  Recently, sales for Mercedes-Benz have seen a good surge, raising 18% during the first 5 months of the year.  Outselling the other luxury brands with a sales total of 106,364 for January 2012 – May 2012, automotive industry analysts are giving some of the credit to refreshed SUVs and SUV crossovers.

“Mercedes has upped its game,” Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with researcher IHS Automotive, told media. “The refreshes and redesigns they’ve done on their sedans are going to be very nicely complemented by the work they’ve done on their trucks.”

The redesigned M-Class deliveries rose 60% for the first five months of this year, bringing the total to 17,735.  Though we won’t know the total for June, with gas prices on the decline, we can expect SUV sales to stay strong.  The updated GLK, that has almost 1,000 new pieces, and the brand-new G-Class, will also give Mercedes SUV sales a nice push, continuing the momentum.

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30 Jun 2012

When someone spends money on a luxury vehicle, they expect that vehicle to outperform the other cars on the road.  This is what Mercedes‘ AMG specializes in – taking Mercedes vehicles and boosting powertrains and drivetrains to produce a vehicle that could take on any challenge in any condition.

Mercedes has announced that AMG will be making a push for a very large expansion over the next few years.  Their goal is to broaden AMG’s output by at least 50% by the year 2017.

These plans are part of Mercedes’ large scale mission to boost sales and revenue all across the world.  This means they will producing more vehicles, including their new A-Class subcompact car.  The small car segment has been growing rapidly and sales for these ultra compact cars are booming.  Almost every large auto manufacturing brand has a flagship car in this segment.  AMG will also be getting their hands on the new A-Class and producing a high-performing version of it.
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24 Jun 2012

Photographers were able to get some premature shots of the new Mercedes-Benz mini supercar which will most likey be named the SLR AMG.   Mercedes previously sold a sports car called the SLR which gave birth to the SLS AMG.  Rumors have been circulating for a while about a smaller version of the SLS, and it looks like they were true.

It’s obvious the SLR will be based off the highly coveted SLS.  One can tell from the photos that the two cars have the same cockpit proportions and adjustable rear wing and gullwing doors.  The SLR will almost certainly used a smaller version of the frame used on the SLS, and is expected to be the same size as the Porsche 911.
Automotive media expect the SLR to be powered by a turbocharged V6 engine, paired to a dual-clutch transmission powering the rear wheels. Mercedes has not released any specifics about engine or price, but have said they will be focusing on movement and handling.
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15 Jun 2012

The Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic is a popular entry-level sporty sedan that has been creating loyal Mercedes buyers for years.  The outgoing C300 4Matic is powered by a 3.0 liter 6 cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower.  For the 2013 model year, Mercedes gave this sporty sedan an engine upgrade that will give drivers a more pleasurable experience with better acceleration, speed and fuel efficiency.

The higher caliber engine gracing the presence of the area under the hood of the 2013 C300 4Matic is a 3.5 liter direct injected V6.  This engine is a similar but gentler version of the ones found in the C350 and E350; the 4Matic version will produce 248 horsepower and 251 lb ft of torque.  According to Car and Driver Magazine, the sedan will feature both an Eco mode and start/stop feature to increase efficiency.  The EPA’s mpg ratings for the updated 2013 version should rise as well; automotive experts are expecting at least 20 mpg combined.

To find out more about the 2013 C300 4Matic, or to take a look at any Mercedes vehicle, contact Larson Mercedes-Benz.




9 Jun 2012