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Mercedes-Benz Debuting C-Class Cabriolet in Geneva

Maker looking to expand drop-top line-up.

by on Feb.15, 2016

Mercedes-Benz teased its anticipated C-Class cabriolet, which will debut in Geneva, will hit showrooms this fall.

With March comes thoughts of warmer spring days and nice drives with the roof down and Mercedes-Benz will be playing on those desires with its new C-Class Cabriolet.

The new four-seater droptop is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. In fact, the German maker’s looking to make a splash with a series of convertibles at the Swiss show.

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The already shown SL and SLC roadsters that made their premier in Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows will be there as well as the Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet. The SLC is taking the place of the SLK and gets a significant facelift for 2017. (more…)

Mercedes Captures Attention with C-Class Coupe in Frankfurt

German maker looking to draw younger buyers.

by on Sep.15, 2015

The new Mercedes C-Class coupe combines good looks, comfort and performance.

Mercedes continues its run of revitalization with the introduction of the new C-Class coupe aimed at drawing younger buyers with the lure of good looks and performance at a price point that may move some into the luxury segment a little sooner than planned.

There are some similarities between the coupe and the sedan, the German maker’s design clearly leaves no doubt that the coupe is a different animal than its four-door counterpart. It’s lower to the ground to give it a more athletic look and feel.

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The C-pillar extends further back before it dramatically slopes down into the rear of the car to accentuate the look that almost akin to prowling. Now while the new look outside screams sports car, the interior gravitates toward the best offerings of the sedan, Mercedes notes. (more…)

Mercedes AMG C63 Ups Ante in Luxury Performance

Small coupe provides stiff competition for rest of segment.

by on Aug.19, 2015

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 putting out 503 horsepower.

Mercedes-Benz gave C-Class AMG aficionados a little glimpse earlier today at what’s to come for the 2017 model with a promise of more information to follow soon. Apparently, the future is now as Mercedes released the specs just hours later.

AMG fans can rest assured that the latest C-Class iteration follows on the high-powered traditions of its predecessors, which have made the C-Class version the best-selling AMG variant in the Mercedes line-up.

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“The new AMG C63 Coupe embodies our conception of progress: It offers impressive longitudinal and lateral dynamics at an extremely high level along with improved fuel economy,” said Tobias Moers, chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. (more…)

Mercedes Revs Up C-Class with New AMG

German maker puts some oomph in the mix for 2017.

by on Aug.19, 2015

The AMG is expected to be powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 putting out as much as 503 horsepower.

Just about a week after Mercedes-Benz gave everyone a peek at the new C-Class Coupe, it’s whetting appetites even more with a look at the 2017 AMG C63.

The automaker rolled out the new C200 and C300 in California and Michigan last weekend and while the newbies looked sporty, they begged the question: when does the AMG get here.

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Well, as the picture shows, the 18-inch wheels from the coupe get bigger 14-spoke models, plus air intakes, a metallic grille and LED headlights on the front giving the AMG version a very distinctive look. (more…)

Daimler Earnings Nearly Double on Strong Sales of New Mercedes Models

by on Apr.28, 2015

Driving hard: the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Even as two key U.S. rivals reported weak earnings for the first quarter, Daimler AG delivered an unexpectedly strong performance, its net profit nearly doubling as luxury buyers raced to showrooms to snap up some of its newest Mercedes-Benz models.

The Mercedes brand has been rolling out new products at an unprecedented rate, planning, on average, about one every quarter, something that Max Warburton, an auto analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein dubbed a “powerful product cycle.”

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Virtually every number showed improvement during the quarter. Net earnings rose to 2.050 billion Euros, of $2.232 billion, from 1.09 billion Euros a year ago. Revenue, meanwhile, surged 16% for the quarter, to 34.2 billion Euros.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class: The Baby Benz Grows Up

German maker aims to raise the bar with new compact model.

by on Jan.13, 2014

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a debut during a Detroit sneak preview Sunday night.

What do you do when there’s a new Baby in the house?  In the case of Mercedes-Benz, what was once the “Baby Benz” is about to grow into a much more sophisticated luxury sedan offering many of the latest, high-tech features found in the German maker’s top-line E- and S-Class models.

The Mercedes C-Class is getting a major makeover for 2015, the updated model making its debut at the North American International Auto Show.  The move comes soon after the addition of a new “entry-level” model, the CLA, which is proving to be the most successful launch ever for the German maker’s U.S. sales subsidiary.

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The 2015 remake of the Mercedes C-Class helps separate the two models and allows them to target different market niches.  That’s good news for buyers of what was original sold as the Baby Benz.  The 2015 model is larger yet lighter, more aerodynamic and more fuel-efficient and will offer a broad new array of features including the full array of so-called Intelligent Drive technologies only recently added to the E- and S-Class models, said Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA.

“We believe this new model will set an absolute benchmark in a very competitive segment,” Cannon told TheDetroitBureau.com.

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2015 Mercedes C-Class: The Baby Benz is all Grown Up

Bigger, lighter, lavishly equipped.

by on Dec.16, 2013

The new 2015 remake of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is both larger and lighter.

This Baby has grown up.  After giving us a tease of the new interior of the completely redesign 2015 C-Class a couple months ago, Mercedes-Benz is finally offering a full look – and details – about a car that no longer should be thought about as the “Baby Benz.”

No surprise the 2015 re-make is moving up-market, of course.  Not only are buyers are getting more demanding but Mercedes also had to make room for the now sold-out CLA model which notches in as the brand’s lowest-priced offering at just under $30,000 – if you can find one.

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a larger, decidedly more stylish, sporty and well-equipped offering, with a much-expanded array of both creature comfort and safety features that would have impressed even an S-Class buyer not all that many years ago.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to Get A Major Upgrade

Wave of new technology will include all safety gear now available on the big S-Class.

by on Oct.23, 2013

Mercedes-Benz is updating its C-Class for next year, but it offered a little early peek at the interior.

Following the update of key models like the S- and E-Class lines, Mercedes-Benz will offer up an all-new take on the little C-Class, it’s top-selling entry, a year from now.

But the maker is offering up a first sneak peek at what it has in store with these teaser images.  The emphasis, it suggests, will be in putting more “class” into the 2015 Mercedes C-Class interior. But the Teutonic maker also hints that the new luxury model will lose a significant amount of weight even while gaining a lot more content – including all safety technology on the current E- and S-Class models.

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The timing couldn’t be better – unless Mercedes were able to pull the launch of the 2015 model a bit forward. The compact luxury niche has become both one of the market’s fastest-growing – and competitive – segments, with a range of offerings from manufacturers such as Audi and Lexus, as well as mainstream makers looking to push more up-market. (more…)

Mercedes Top Luxury Brand for Car Thieves

California accounts for a quarter of all stolen luxury models.

by on Jul.30, 2013

Mercedes had three models on the Top 10 list of stolen luxury vehicles, according to the NICB.

Car theft has begun to rise again, according to recent reports, and while thieves often target mainstream vehicles that can readily be resold or stripped down for parts, luxury cars are far from immune.

And a new study suggests that Mercedes-Benz is the brand car thieves seem to be targeting the most, with three models – the C-Class, E-Class and S-Class – among the Top 10 most frequently stolen luxury vehicles, according to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

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German vehicles, in general, were among the most frequently stolen high-line products, perhaps no surprise considering brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW – which had two models in the Top 10 – are also the luxury segment sales leaders. Each of Japan’s three upscale brands had a single model on the list, as did Detroit’s Lincoln and Cadillac.

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Flaming Taillights Put Mercedes Under NHTSA Microscope

Over 200,000 C-Class sedans could be recall target.

by on Jul.15, 2013

The NHTSA investigation targets Mercedes C-Class sedans from 2008 to 2009.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking a closer look at about 218,000 Mercedes C-Class sedans due to consumer complaints about faulty taillights that reportedly have caught fire in some instances.

NHTSA says it has so far received 21 separate owner complaints.  And though there have been no reports of injuries the potential for a more serious situation has federal safety investigators worried.

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The most common complaint concerns brake lamps that have dimmed or won’t light up at all. Owners have reported noting the smell of smoke while others have noted that electrical components have melted.  Some have noted burn marks in the vehicle’s trunk while one owner reported seeing a small flame from a rear lamp connector when the trunk was open.

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