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Mercedes sees record sales in 2013

Mercedez Benz INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Automaker Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury cars had a record year last year, boosted by new models and stronger sales in its biggest market, the United States.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Mercedes-Benz’s Silver Arrow car fetches $31M

British auction house Bonhams conducted an auction last July 12 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and all eyes were glued to the car under lot number 320—a 1954 Mercedes-Benz type W 196 R Grand Prix single-seat racing car, the original Juan Manuel Fangio winning Grand Prix car.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Motoring | Read More »

Mercedes-Benz’s AMG-tweaked 2013 A250 Sport Hatchback

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PROMINENT diamond grille, powerful contours, athletic stance: the 2013 Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport. Photo by Aida Sevilla-Mendoza

Ever wonder what the initials AMG mean and why, when attached to a Mercedes-Benz, they strike awe in the hearts of car enthusiasts and competitors?

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A slam bang end to 2Q

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THE MIRAGE put to test in the slalom leg of the Gymkhana series.Photo by  Charles E. Buban

Now this is how you end the second quarter, the first half, of 2013: In a flurry of activities, in a buzz of excited talk. The past week, auto manufacturers and distributors gave the press—and the public—a taste of how the rest of 2013 would roll. Fast and furious would be a good way to start describing it.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Icons find their way to these islands

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WITH THE appointment of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manila, the company is represented in 21 cities across the Asia Pacific region outside of China.

A car brand straight from British royalty, a comebacking German icon, and a host of new models from the “divas” of the motoring world are swarming to this country, like bees finding a fresh bed of flowers, adding to the list of growing luxury auto brands vying for the attention of Filipino auto connoisseurs and enthusiasts with sophisticated tastes.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

CATS Motors launches the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class

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FELIX and Grace Ang with Mike Cua and guests

CATS Motors, the distributor for Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the country, recently launched the all-new A-Class at Resorts World Manila’s Republiq Club. Conveying its youthful and dynamic design, it was an appropriate venue since it is where Manila’s party A-listers are often seen clubbing until the wee hours of the morning.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Mercedes-Benz remains as official F1 safety and medical car

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Mercedes-Benz is now in its 18th year as the provider of the Official F1 Safety Car and the Official F1 Medical Car. In the 2013 Formula 1 season, they are using the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT as the safety car while the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate is used as the medical car. The season is not far gone since its opening at the Australian Grand Prix and the second race in the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The all-new 2013 SL at the Oscars

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It wasn’t just Hollywood stars that went to the Kodak Theater last Sunday as the entertainment industry celebrated the 84th Academy Awards. As Hollywood’s elite strutted towards the theater, another kind of star made sure it shone that evening as all eyes were glued to the TV watching the Oscars.

Posted: February 26th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Motoring | Read More »

CATS Motors unveils the new B-Class

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PART of the many developments in the B-Class

There’s a newbie in town. The new B-Class of Mercedes-Benz that is. For this model, Mercedes-Benz is targeting the trendy and upwardly mobile younger market looking to own his or her first brand-new Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new B-Class sports tourer is more agile and efficient, offers the same level of comfort and is the first of the new-generation compact cars of Mercedes-Benz introduced in the country.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Motoring,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sneak Peek: Benz’s new baby

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What it is: The new B-Class hatchback, currently Mercedes’ smallest offering in the Philippines

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

From Hollywood to the Vatican: All-new ML is the new Popemobile

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Daimler AG head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Dr. Dieter Zetsche personally hands over a fully customized Mercedes-Benz M-Class to Pope Benedict XVI.

Hollywood in the first of three Jurassic Park movies that started a genre of high-definition CGI (computer-generated image) monster movies. Dubbed as the “ML”, several highly customized green-colored MLs were used in the world’s most famous dinosaur movie. Unlike its more Spartan cousin the G-Wagon, the ML had more amenities and creature comforts, but it didn’t mean it was less capable for off-roading activities.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

Did you know? Mercedes-Benz provides vehicles for Popes

For over 80 years, Mercedes-Benz has been providing vehicles for the official appearances of the leader of the Catholic Church. The first one was a Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 460 Pullman Saloon, provided for Pope Pius XI in 1930. After three decades, Pope John XXIII received a 300d Landaulet model in the 1960s. A landaulet or landaulette [...]

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Motoring | Read More »

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