Increased investment and plans to introduce 12 completely new models by 2020 are part of the Mercedes Benz aggressive growth plan which has been announced by the company. Speaking at the Shareholders annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes Benz Cars has revealed the company’s upcoming strategies for the year ahead.
Mercedes Benz has previewed a new MLC SUV with a new concept Coupe SUV ahead of showing at Beijing Auto Show opening its doors from April 20 2014. This concept made its presence felt at the company’s annual shareholder meeting and was introduced by Daimler Chief, Dieter Zetsche.
World’s largest luxury car manufacturer has posted record sales of 186,126 units for the month of March 2014, which is enough to keep them ahead of rivals Audi and Mercedes Benz who managed to register 170,450 and 158,523 units respectively. For March 2014, BMW registered a growth of 16.9%, Audi registered a growth of 15.4% and Mercedes Benz registered growth of 13.3%.
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 will have a key role to play in the upcoming movie called Jurassic Park 4. The mighty Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 will take on T-Rex and will be Mercedes’ second appearance in the Jurassic Park series with the M Class W163 having already starred in the 1997 Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Mercedes Benz had some exciting new launches in Malaysia over the past week. While the W222 S Class was launched on Tuesday, Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 party on Saturday, saw the introduction of the new Mercedes Benz CLA Class. Mercedes Benz CLA Class which includes the CLA 200 and CLA 45 AMG will be available in Malaysia. CLA 200 will be offered at a price of RM235,888 (INR 43,28,941) while pricing of CLA 45 AMG is yet to be disclosed.
Mercedes Benz SL 400 roadster gets a new engine in the form of 2996cc six-cylinder biturbo drive system. This new engine, though smaller in capacity, generates 27 hp more power and 110 Nm torque. The new Mercedes SL 400 engine delivers 245 kW (333 hp) at 5250 to 6000 rpm and 480 Nm at 1600 to 4000 rpm.
Slated to arrive at company dealerships across Germany in September 2014, Mercedes Benz S 500 4Matic Coupé and S 63 AMG 4Matic Coupé are open for booking and prices have been revealed. Mercedes S 500 4Matic Coupe is priced from €125,961.50 ($173,915 or Rs 1.03 crores) while the Mercedes Benz S 63 AMG 4Matic Coupé starts at a price of €170,586.50 ($235,528 or Rs 1.39 crores).
Daimler and its Romanian subsidiary, Star Transmission celebrated its ceremonial ground-breaking for a new assembly plant in Sebes in the presence of Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta and reps from both companies today. In 2016, new Mercedes-Benz 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission will be assembled here.