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Mercedes-Benz continues record-breaking – more than half a vehicles sold in four

by Philipp Deppe | 7.Mai

Mercedes-Benz started into the quarter of 2014 with growth: In April, the company 133,077 vehicles to customers the world, posting growth of With sales of more half a million vehicles, the recorded a sales increase of since the beginning of the year.

“We are a double-digit percentage growth in for the tenth consecutive month, others also due to the great of the new C-Class”, said Ola Källenius, of the Divisional Board Mercedes-Benz responsible for Marketing #038; “Our strong growth in shows: We continue to be on the right and are winning new customers for our brand

Sales of the brand developed successfully in Europe. Overall, vehicles were delivered to (+10.3%). The total since the of the year was at 224,257 units In the German domestic market, the increased its sales in April to units (+2.5%). The German is one of the three largest sales of the premium brand.

In its biggest market, the USA, the company a new sales record: In April, handed 25,887 vehicles to customers, an increase of 9.5% and was premium manufacturer number Particularly great demand was for the S-Class sedan, whose top the S 600 and S 65 AMG, are also available this month. In Canada, the posted growth of 14.4% sales of 2,887 vehicles in

The greatest growth driver was more the Asian market: In including Hong Kong, delivered 22,438 vehicles in 38.2% more than in the month of the previous year. In the company celebrated the world of the new C-Class long version at the China” motor show in The new extended C-Class version, is 80 millimeters longer, will be at Beijing Benz Automotive Co. (BBAC) in Beijing exclusively for the market and will come on the there in the third quarter. The of the model marks another in the implementation of Daimler’s China China is the second-largest market for the sedan after the USA.

also developed very in the other Asian markets: In and South Korea, the company further sales records and growth rates. Despite the market environment in Japan by a sales tax increase, Mercedes-Benz its standing as the most registered manufacturer.

Among the model series, the car models of Mercedes-Benz continue to very well. In April, the sold 36,625 vehicles of the A-, B-, and GLA-Class (+20.3%). The compact SUV GLA has on European roads since and won the “Design Trophy Award” of the magazine “Auto Zeitung” in the SUV in April. MORE

New Unimog the way at Großglockner Pass: Opening Up a Pass amid Snow

by Philipp Deppe | 6.Mai

For many months, the Großglockner was blocked by snow several deep. However, the road is now again, thanks in part to a Unimog.

Just in time for the of the vacationing season, the vehicle away the final pile of blocking the legendary route to For the first time, a new Unimog U 427 was As a result, the snow was cleared in a efficient and environmentally friendly than ever before. The has a 200 kW (272 hp) engine that with Europe’s latest standard, Euro VI.

In conjunction the SF 90-100 snow blower of the manufacturer Zaugg, the Unimog carrier (the designation for the model series) helped away the final pile of blocking the pass on April 29. The implement carrier is equipped a hydrostatic drive system so it can run at the extremely slow operating associated with snow The drive transmits its output a fully variable hydraulic To offset the snow blower’s weight (1.8 t), the Unimog has a swivable ballast at the rear. its snow blower, the compact worked its way through ice and snow meters deep until it the highest point of the mountain In an intense snow squall, the still had to blow away a pile of snow at “Hochtor” Gate) before the pass was clear for travel. The banks of along the nearly 48 km route are up to meters deep.

The Euro VI engines emit up to 90 less pollutants and particulate than their Euro V In addition, the new Unimog consumes up to percent less fuel its predecessor. The equipment is now more operated as well, because the VarioPower hydraulics can achieve peak values. The Unimog presented in 2013 also has a improvement that specifically snow blowing: the synergetic drive system Easy which allows drivers to from the hydrostat to the mechanical transmission while traveling. can also perform their work with less thanks to the clear-view Panorama Cab and an concept that has been in many ways. For example, the blower is driven via the front PTO and operated with a joystick can also be used to regulate the speed. Alternatively, drivers can use the speedometer even at very low of less than 1 km/h so they can concentrate fully on blowing. MORE

Twelve Mercedes-Benz Intouro VI buses for the Czech Republic

by Deppe | 5.Mai 2014

The transport company ICOM has just taken twelve Intouro buses in Euro VI operation.

This is the first Euro VI delivery to the Czech In future the twelve Intouro will carry passengers on service in central Bohemia. The equipped with the latest were procured as part of the programme “Strengthening ecological of transport in the region to minimise environmental effects, promote safety and break down in urban public transport”. At one door, the twelve Intouro are accordingly equipped with an lifting platform with a of 1380 mm. In the interior 50 passengers are seated on Inter-Star-Eco seats. The Intouro buses are powered by the OM 936 Power engine developing 220 kW.

The Intouro bus is specifically configured for and regular school bus service, as as company on-site transport. over 6000 units to date, this bus series has very successful in inter-city and is particularly valued by customers who great importance to an outstanding ratio. The Intouro is produced at the plant in Hosdere near by the Turkish Daimler subsidiary Türk A.S.

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The cooperation between Mercedes-Benz and in the bus and coach segment has been in since 1998. In the past 15 the company has ordered a total of buses and coaches. MORE

DTM round 1, Hockenheim

by Philipp | 4.Mai 2014

The DTM embarked on its anniversary season this in front of 75,000 spectators. legend and Laureus ambassador Beckenbauer, plus MERCEDES AMG Formula 1 driver Nico were among the prominent at the home race of Mercedes-Benz.

junior Pascal Wehrlein Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the race of the season in eleventh Fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Paffett (EURONICS Mercedes AMG came home behind him to twelfth. Contesting his first DTM since his title win in 2010, Di Resta, (DTM Mercedes AMG was 14th. Christian Vietoris Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) ended the opener in P15.

DTM rookie Petrov (DTM Mercedes AMG came home in P17 on his DTM debut at Fellow Mercedes drivers Wickens (FREE MAN’S Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) and Daniel (Petronas Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) 18th and 19th respectively.

The next race: The second of the DTM takes place on the weekend of May at the 3.696 km Oschersleben track.

after the Race

Pascal (19, Germany, gooix AMG C-Coupé):


„That was a start to the season, unfortunately. I did not the necessary pace and I found the very tough, especially at the start of the race. The car’s changed dramatically during the and I felt pretty comfortable in the car in the end and was to post faster lap times. a shame, but there are no points for place. Now we must all put our heads and improve the car before the next in two weeks’ time, and then back in Oschersleben.“

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