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Mercedes-Benz Year-to-Date Sales Down by 1.2% After 7% Sales Decline in May

Mercedes-Benz Year-to-Date Sales Down by 1.2% After 7% Sales Decline in May

Strong sales for the Mercedes fleet of vans could not counteract negative sales for the brand as a whole

In recent months, Mercedes-Benz has been able to achieve some rather impressive sales figures, even outmatching rival luxury automaker BMW. However, last month that series of sales increases came to a sudden stop when Mercedes sales decreased by 8.7%. That downward spiral didn’t show signs of stopping in May, as May sales for Mercedes-Benz were down […]

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Daimler Abandons Plans for 2017 Mercedes-Benz Diesel Models in America

Daimler Abandons Plans for 2017 Mercedes-Benz Diesel Models in America

For months, speculation has gone back and forth about whether or not Mercedes-Benz will sell diesel models of its 2017 vehicles in the United States. Now we finally have an answer, and that answer is no. Daimler has put a hold on the certification process for its diesel passenger cars, meaning no diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz vehicles […]

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Mercedes-Benz Overall Sales Down 8.7% in April

Mercedes-Benz Overall Sales Down 8.7% in April

The brand's year-to-date sales advantage slid from 3.9% to 0.5% last month

It would appear that April was not a kind month for luxury German automakers. Earlier this week, BMW reported a 9.3% sales decline compared to April of last year. Now Mercedes-Benz is reporting an overall 8.7% sales decline in April, the first month of declining sales thus far this year. Good News for the GLS: Mercedes-Benz […]

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Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Can Now Activate Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Can Now Activate Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Google Home and Amazon Alexa seem to be in the news quite a lot these days, and not always for the best reasons. After all, Burger King got into quite a bit of hot, flame-broiled water after activating Google Home devices with one of its commercials. Of course, not all companies seem to be struggling […]

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Increase 3.9% During the First Quarter of 2017

Mercedes-Benz Sales Increase 3.9% During the First Quarter of 2017

Mercedes makes its way to the top of the luxury market during the first quarter of 2017, even surpassing BMW

BMW used to be the undisputed leader of luxury in the North American automotive scene. However, Mercedes-Benz has quickly caught up to its fellow German automaker. Now, at the end of March, Mercedes has surpassed BMW in terms of overall sales. Mercedes-Benz sold 87,635 vehicles during the first quarter of 2017, accounting for a 3.9% […]

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2017 NYIAS Preview: This Is What to Expect from Mercedes-Benz

2017 NYIAS Preview: This Is What to Expect from Mercedes-Benz

In 2016, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW as the top-selling luxury automaker in United States with a total of 340,237 units moved. Capitalizing off of that success, the luxury automaker has launched a number of new vehicles in 2017, including the E-Class Coupe, AMG GT C Coupe, and the redesigned GLA SUV. It’s expected that the company […]

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2017 Chicago Auto Show Photo Gallery: See the Cars Mercedes-Benz Brought to the Windy City

2017 Chicago Auto Show Photo Gallery: See the Cars Mercedes-Benz Brought to the Windy City

Last month, Mercedes-Benz brought two new models to the Detroit Auto Show. Those vehicles were the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C and the redesigned GLA crossover. Both automobiles earned lots of attention from auto enthusiasts in Detroit, so the company decided to bring both cars to the Windy City for an encore performance. However, those were […]

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Duncan Jones’ Futuristic ‘Mute’ Casts a Classic Mercedes-Benz

Duncan Jones’ Futuristic ‘Mute’ Casts a Classic Mercedes-Benz

Everyone on the team at The News Wheel really likes cars (obviously), but we also enjoy kicking back and relaxing with a good movie.  When the two worlds mix together, we tend to get a bit wound up. Today, director Duncan Jones (of Warcraft, Source Code, and Moon fame) tweeted a photo of an ambiguous classic car hooked […]

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2018 E-Class Coupe Is an Intriguing Addition to the Mercedes-Benz Lineup [Photos]

2018 E-Class Coupe Is an Intriguing Addition to the Mercedes-Benz Lineup [Photos]

The newest addition to the Mercedes-Benz family is the stylish 2018 E-Class Coupe, which joins the E-Class Sedan and All Terrain model that were introduced earlier this year. “With its clear, aesthetic lines, our new E‑Class Coupé appeals equally to heart and mind.” said Prof. Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of […]

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the company’s best-selling car around the globe and the 2017 model brings even more options to the table. This car is offered in sedan, coupe, and convertible body styles, but the latter two options underwent thorough redesigns for the new model year which puts them on par with the sedan variant […]

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Human Drivers Will Bully Driverless Cars, Says Mercedes-Benz USA CEO

Human Drivers Will Bully Driverless Cars, Says Mercedes-Benz USA CEO

With all the talk surrounding them, it might seem as though proper self-driving cars are taking their sweet old time arriving to the market. Some automakers have promised 2020 as the magical date when they will mass-produce autonomous automobiles, but there are many obstacles to overcome along the way. According to Dietmar Exler, chief executive […]

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Overview

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV Overview

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV comes standard with a number of advanced safety features and offers consumers the choice between five unique engine options. Originally known as the M-Class, the GLE received significant updates for the 2016 model year and is even offered in a coupe variant. This overview focuses on the SUV model, which […]

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2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA Overview

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA is a four-door compact car that features a starting MSRP of $32,400. That MSRP makes it the most affordable new Mercedes that’s currently offered in the United States. For that asking price, consumers will get an eye-catching car that can accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than seven seconds. The […]

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Mercedes-Benz Maintains Sales Lead Over BMW Through Q3 2016

Mercedes-Benz Maintains Sales Lead Over BMW Through Q3 2016

Through the first nine months of 2016, Mercedes-Benz has sold more vehicles than any other luxury brand this year in the US. The German automaker has moved a total 249,204 units, which is approximately 19,000 more vehicles than what rival automaker BMW has sold during the same time period. BMW has earned the luxury-sales crown […]

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Earns Prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Earns Prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

The C-Class sedan is the best-selling Mercedes-Benz model in the United States with more than 50,000 people already purchasing this compact car in 2016 alone. These consumers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the IIHS recently bestowed Top Safety Pick+ honors upon the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. To earn this prominent safety award, the […]

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Set to Debut in Paris, Not Expected in US

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Set to Debut in Paris, Not Expected in US

Just when you started to think that Mercedes-Benz has seemingly run out of new vehicles to bring to the upcoming Paris Motor Show, the German automaker announced that a new E-Class All-Terrain will be joining the GLC43 Coupe and GT Roadsters in France. This new Mercedes will be compete with the likes of the Volvo […]

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Roger Federer Does His Best McEnroe and Agassi Impersonations for Mercedes-Benz

Roger Federer Does His Best McEnroe and Agassi Impersonations for Mercedes-Benz

While Rafael Nadal may remain devoted to Kia, it turns out Mercedes-Benz has all of the tennis spokesmen it needs in Roger Federer. That’s because Federer is capable of playing the parts of four tennis legends, himself included! Don’t believe us? Check out the latest commercial from the luxury automaker, in which Roger Federer does […]

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Mercedes-Benz Takes Aim at BMW with its New Maybach Coupe

Mercedes-Benz Takes Aim at BMW with its New Maybach Coupe

It’s still nearly two months before the auto show season finally kicks off in Paris on October 1st, but Mercedes-Benz decided to get an early jump on its competition by tweeting a teaser image of a new Maybach coupe. One detail about the picture that immediately jumps out is the Maybach badge located on the […]