PeterH on October 19th, 2012

Sindelfingen’s S-Class production cut to 1 shift from 2

* Workers reassigned to C-Class assembly until summer 2013
* Roughly 8,000 fewer S-Class cars to be built in Q4

FRANKFURT, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Daimler has cut production shifts from two to one for its luxury Mercedes S-Class saloon car at Sindelfingen, Germany, until the next version of its flagship model is ready to debut in the summer of 2013, due to lower demand.

“Workers manufacturing the S-Class will be reassigned to the C-Class assembly line during this period,” the company said on Wednesday, in a sign of the malaise in Europe’s car market starting to spread to premium brands.

Roughly 8,000 fewer S-Class cars will be built in the fourth quarter as a result of the agreement with labour. Last year Mercedes sold roughly 69,000 S-Class cars, generally regarded as its most profitable model and a favourite particularly of wealthy Chinese car buyers.

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PeterH on October 12th, 2012

Here is a good Buyers guide for a 300SE

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PeterH on September 3rd, 2012

  • First official use of the S-Class designation
  • High-end vehicles have always been core products of Mercedes-Benz
  • Features, safety and comfort on top level

Stuttgart – At the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September 1972, Mercedes-Benz premiered not only a new generation of its flagship luxury-class vehicle but also a new name – the sedans were now officially known as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The ‘S’ abbreviation for top-of-the-line Mercedes-Benz models had been in use since 1949.


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PeterH on April 15th, 2012

  •     Launched 30 years ago on May 15, 1975
  •     Second to none: The car’s formidable engine
  •     Hydropneumatic suspension: For top-notch comfort

Stuttgart. The oil crisis in the early 1970s had deeply shocked the western world, causing, among other things, the launch of a unique model from Mercedes-Benz – the 450 SEL 6.9 (W 116 series) – to be postponed.


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PeterH on March 5th, 2012

The driver gadgets coming on the 2013 Mercedes E-class facelift

There’s an awful lot coming:


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PeterH on December 29th, 2011

Mercedes-Benz S-Class and M-Class are the most environment-friendly

Stuttgart – The “ÖkoTrend” institute has declared the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and the ML 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC to be the most environmentally friendly cars in their class. This is what lay behind the professional journal AUTO TEST’s decision to present its Winners in Green” awards to both Mercedes-Benz models.


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