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Mercedes SA boss heading for career in China

New manufacturing boss for Merc SA Current incumbent heading for China Praise for SA man's leadership EAST LONDON, Eastern Cape - Andreas Engling has been appointed CEO and executive director for manufacturing at Mercedes-Benz SA to take over from Arno van der Merwe. Van der Merwe is moving to Beijing, China, to replace Peter Schabert… Continue reading Mercedes SA boss heading for career in China

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For Christmas, by AMG: Most powerful E-Class yet

Merc-AMG's most intelligent sport sedan Setting benchmarks for tech innovation 450kW - and 50-year-old engine tech AFFALTERBACH, Germany - The Mercedes-AMG is turning the most intelligent executive saloon into the most powerful E-Class yet in the shape of the next generation of the E 63 4Matic+ and E 63 S 4Matic+. The cars are also,… Continue reading For Christmas, by AMG: Most powerful E-Class yet

2017 MAYBACH CONVERTIBLE. image: Mercedes-Benz
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Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for

All 'extras' included - check the price 463kW and 1000Nm from its V12 Only car with seats looking like fur coats STUTTGART, Germany -  The first cabriolet from the Mercedes‑Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles auto show ahead of appearing in showrooms in early 2917. Only 300 will be assembled and… Continue reading Magic Maybach: The latest is an S650 Cabrio to droolio for

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Merc EQ electric joins Bremen production schedule

    Global production readying for electro-mobility New car based on EQ in look of sporty SUV/coupé Cars "made in Bremen" will cover entire range STUTTGART, Germany - Mercedes-Benz has taken the next step in implementing its "electric offensive" with the first units to be assembled in Bremen, Germany, by 2021. The production model will… Continue reading Merc EQ electric joins Bremen production schedule

The most powerful E-Class yet - the 2017 AMG E63 4Matic. Image: Mercedes-AMG
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Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

Twin-turbo, four-litre, V8 makes 450kW Cylinder shutdowns save fuel in cruise Maximum fun and traction at track days AFFALTERBACH, Germany - Mercedes has turned its "most intelligent" executive saloon into two of the most powerful E-Class units yet - the E63 4Matic+ and E63 S 4Matic+. The automaker says it is also setting benchmarks with technology:… Continue reading Full details: The smartest, most powerful, E-Class yet

THE MERC X-TRUCK: Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress
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Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

Merc's muscle bakkie from Nissan SA seen by M-B as major market Expect the two versions in 2018 LES STEPHENSON Once-upon-a-time there were the two 'M's in South Africa - no, not the sweeties, but the automakers Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi with upmarket 4x4 bakkies that could go into all-wheel drive mode up to 100km/h and… Continue reading Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

2016 C-CLASS CABRIOLET: Image: Mercedes-Benz SA / Quickpic
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Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

AMG performance - even the roof is fast High-tech engine in a luxury medium car Made for drivers who love, well, driving Mercedes-AMG is launching the first drop-top member of the still new C-Class family - a C43 4Matic Cabriolet - the convertible version of the C43 4Matic Coupé. The all-season Cabriolet has a combination of a… Continue reading Hail the Cab: Take a look at the latest Merc C-Class

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Is this the world’s most luxury mobile home?

Units start at equivalent of R6.2m (Oct '16) Park and haul your car in back-end garage Empire Liner has no limit on specification options BIRMINGHAM, England - The Lamborghini of the leisure-vehicle world will be unveiled to the UK public at the 2016 Motorhome & Caravan Show (Oct 10-16) - it's badged as the Morelo Empire Liner… Continue reading Is this the world’s most luxury mobile home?

MERCEDES GENERATION EQ: Image: Newspress/Mercedes-Benz
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Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch

Two motors, 700Nm, five sec to 100km/h EQ concept for all Mercedes vehicles EQ? Means 'Electric Intelligence' PARIS, France - Mercedes-Benz is using its "Generation EQ" model at the Paris auto show to demonstrate how electric cars might soon move into the fast lane. It's not only the high-tech car's world premiere but the start of… Continue reading Electric mobility: Mercedes flips the switch

GLC 43 4Matic Coupé. Image: Mercedes-AMG
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GLC 43 4Matic Coupé: Another handsome hunk from AMG

'High level of agility, sporty driving dynamics' Handling from neutral to 'slight understeer' Superformance, on or (mildly) off-road AFFALTERBACH, Germany - Mercedes-AMG has added yet another performance-orientated model to its portfolio: a GLC 43 4Matic Coupé with seriously distinctive looks and dynamic road performance. The car will have its world premiere on September 28 at… Continue reading GLC 43 4Matic Coupé: Another handsome hunk from AMG