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Mercedes-Benz increased its unit sales by a double-digit growing rate in October, delivering a new high of 173,096 vehicles (+11.5%). In Europe and Asia-Pacific, the Stuttgart-based company with the three-pointed star achieved the highest unit sales ever in an October.

In China, the biggest single market, Mercedes-Benz already surpassed its unit sales of full-year 2015 in October. In addition, the milestone of five million Mercedes-Benz compact cars sold since their launch was passed.      Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 23rd, 2017

372.102 km/h with the power from twelve cylinders

Herbst 1936: Mercedes-Benz stellt neue Geschwindigkeitsrekorde auf

A new record-breaking vehicle with a streamlined body and fully faired wheels as well as a likewise new V12 supercharged engine rated at 453 kW (616 hp): thus equipped, Rudolf Caracciola, the 1935 European Grand Prix champion, set out in autumn 1936 to break records for Mercedes-Benz.       Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 21st, 2017

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Reinhard von Koenig Prize

  • Schloss Fachsenfeld Foundation honours two developers

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PeterH on March 19th, 2017

Neues Autolicht revolutioniert Sicherheit im Verkehr

  • Smart pixel headlights throw more glare-free light on the road
  • Dazzle for oncoming drivers is reliably prevented
  • Considerably increased resolution revolutionizes light distribution

 

Munich – A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension.

The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon.      Read the rest of this entry »

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PeterH on March 17th, 2017

E-Class top-rated for safety

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Stuttgart.  The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the standards the independent safety test requires a vehicle to attain in order to be awarded five stars.

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Revolution der Scheinwerfertechnologie: Mercedes leuchtet in HD-Qualität

“DIGITAL LIGHT”: dazzle-free continuous main beam in the Mercedes: precision with resolution of more than 2 million pixels

“DIGITAL LIGHT” creates significant safety bonus when driving at night.
The software-controlled light facilitates pioneering driver assistance, performance and communication.      Read the rest of this entry »

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