Mercedes-Benz holds over 85,000 patents for the automobile most of which are safety related. Through the introduction of these numerous pioneering safety solutions and technologies, Mercedes-Benz continues to define new standards for vehicle safety. One of the latest to be introduced is Collision Prevention Assist Plus or CPA+ for short. A part of the larger Intelligent Drive System, CPA+ adds autonomous braking to the current Collision Prevention Assist System.
MBUSA May 2014 Sales
Mercedes-Benz continues it’s roll into May with Mercedes-Benz USA posting it’s fifth record sales month of 2014 with 26,617 vehicles sold. MBUSA reports sales up 6.5% over last years record year. Additionally, Sprinter and smart are both having a great year with Sprinter up 23.5% and smart up 8% over last year. All-in-all MBUSA is reporting 138,374 total vehicles sold for 2014.
Top sellers in May continue to be the C, E, M-Class vehicles. The all new S-Class is still out selling it’s BMW, Audi and Lexus counter parts combined as reported by Motortrend in May.
There are still a lot of vehicles yet to make their debut this year for MBUSA including the GLA, S-Coupe, B-Class and the redesigned C-Class. We are looking forward to late summer early fall when these vehicles will become available.
On December 8, 1982 Daimler-Benz unveiled a third series to the line up, the Type 190 and 190 E. The new models were characterized by more compact measures, reduced weight and increased economy without making any compromises to handling performance, safety and reliability. Energy consumption was minimized by using high-strength sheet steel and other weight-reducing materials as well as aerodynamic optimization.
Mercedes-Benz Posts Record Sales for October
Mercedes-Benz USA reports 23,978 vehicles sold for October 2012, delivering a record year-to-date total of 215,596 new vehicles. Adding in smart and Sprinter sales for the month brings the total to 26,642 overall sales.
The top performers were the C, E, and GLK models. The C-Class lead the way with 7,636 vehicles sold. The 9th generation E-Class was reported sales of 5,265 vehicles. To round out the top 3, the GLK reported sales of 2,943. Continue reading
Mercedes-Benz is pleased to share with you the results from the new 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). We moved from 8th to 6th with an improvement of 16 points.
A large part of this improvement came from our volume model lines. The E-Class was our best performing model, ranking 2nd in the midsized premium segment and improving 34 points to a score of 83 PP100 (where lower is better and the average for “premium vehicles” was 120). The C-Class also contributed to the brand’s performance, with a 29 point improvement and a score of 101.
In addition, smart held its rank position at 15th with a 4-point improvement to 148 PP100, but within the sub-compact car segment, smart dropped two rank positions to 8th.
Over the past four years, Mercedes-Benz has lowered its PP100 at a faster rate than both the Industry and Premium averages. Mercedes-Benz has improved 39% since 2009, compared to 22% for the Industry average and 26% for the Premium average. Mercedes-Benz also leads Lexus and BMW, who had improvements of 32% and 7% respectively.
Five stars for new B-Class, new M-Class and C-Class Coupé: Euro NCAP: three more Mercedes-Benz model series with best grades for safety
Three new model series from Mercedes-Benz have passed crash tests based on the European NCAP procedure (New Car Assessment Programme) with flying colours. The B-Class, M-Class as the best in each of their vehicle classes, and the C-Class Coupé consequently get the top rating of five stars for outstanding occupant protection. In addition, Mercedes-Benz receives several Euro NCAP Advanced prizes for safety innovations including PRE-SAFE® and the radar-based collision warning system COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST in the B-Class.
“The Euro NCAP awards are a striking recognition of the safety level of our vehicles, and we’re very happy about them,” stated Ulrich Mellinghoff, Head of Mercedes Safety Development. “But the standardised crash tests cover only a small part of the real course of events leading up to and during road accidents. For this reason Mercedes-Benz designs all model series employing some 40 different accident constellations, most of which we define based on the experience of our in-house accident research. Additionally, focusing on anticipatory systems and accident avoidance we equip our vehicles with systems which are not even taken into account in the rating.” Continue reading
With over 2,000 new parts, the MY12 facelifted C-Class Sedan marks the most extensive facelift in the history of Mercedes-Benz. Along with the completely redesigned interior, highlights for the new model year include the following:
- C250 – New 1.8L I4 (201hp), turbocharged, direct injection engine
C350 – New, direct-injection 3.5L V6 (302hp)
Standard equipment upgrades including automatic transmission, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming mirrors, garage door opener, compass, HD Radio, Bluetooth audio streaming, ATTENTION ASSIST, and adaptive brake with HOLD function.
- New paints/wheels/upholstery options
New Lane Tracking Package
- PARKTRONIC available as stand alone option
- LED Daytime Running Lamps standard for both sport and luxury
- Color Instrument Cluster
- Media Interface relocated to center console
- All non-AMG C-Class models receive the updated version of our familiar 7-speed automatic transmission which provides better fuel economy and smoother shift quality.
The introduction of the all new MY12 C-Class Coupe will allow Mercedes-Benz to compete for the first time in the entry level luxury coupe segment. The coupe will share many of the same styling cues found on the sedan such as a completely redesigned interior, new generation of telematics, high resolution color instrument display and increased levels of standard equipment. The coupe will also be differentiated by such standard features as:
- Panorama sunroof
Steering wheel shift paddles
- 10 way power driver seat with 3 position memory, 4 way power lumbar and power steering column
- Split folding rear seats
Unique C250 wheel