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  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Facelift Launch Tomorrow; Will Rival Audi A4

    Mercedes-Benz is all set to launch the 2018 C-Class facelift in India on 20 September. It had made its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The facelift looks largely identical to the outgoing model save for some small changes in the form of a new grille, updated headlamp cluster, refreshed front and rear bumpers and updated taillamp detailing.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA Urban Sport Launched At 35.99 Lakh

    Mercedes-Benz has introduced a special edition of the CLA sedan, the Urban Edition, for the upcoming festive season. Based on the top-spec Sport variant of both petrol (2.0-litre, 184PS/300Nm) and diesel (2.1-litre 136PS/300Nm) versions of the CLA, the Urban Edition packs visual and feature upgrades, while mechanically it remains unaltered.

  • Mercedes-Benz EQC Unveiled; Rivals Tesla Model X, Audi e-tron

    Daimler has now officially added another sub-brand to Mercedes-Benz’ kitty. The unveiling of the EQC 400 marks the beginning of the EQ sub-brand for the company. The production-spec Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 has been showcased in a special event held in Stockholm with production scheduled to start from 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen.

  • Mercedes-Benz Begins Two-Month Long Free Service Camp

    Mercedes-Benz India has announced that it will hold a two-month pre-holiday service camp across its authorised dealership services in India starting from April 1, 2018. Under this initiative, Mercedes-Benz owners can get their vehicles screened for their electronics and electrical systems, brakes, tyres and air-conditioners free of cost. Mercedes-Benz will also carry out an 82-point check-up to ensure the car is ready to withstand the upcoming summer.

  • Lack of policy not to hinder auto companies’ EV ride

    New Delhi : Automobile majors Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra Electric and Mercedes-Benz have said that the absence of an electric vehicle (EV) policy will not come in the way of their developing the eco-friendly vehicles. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had said that there was no need for a policy for EVs as an action plan has been prepared and technology should not be trapped by rules and regulations.

  • Concepts steal Delhi show

    New Delhi : E-vehicles, hybrids and eco- friendly technology took centre stage at the inaugural day of the biennial Auto Expo, with Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, M&M, new entrant Kia Motors, Mercedes-Benz and BMW displaying their future products. Keeping in mind the government’s vision of 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) for public mobility and 40 per cent for personal mobility by 2030, the companies committed to put investments into the new

  • Mercedes apologises for quoting Dalai Lama on social media

    Beijing: Auto giant Mercedes-Benz’s China unit apologised today after its parent company quoted Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama in a social media post onInstagram. “We are fully aware that the post deeply hurt the feelings of Chinese people, including our Chinese colleagues and we would like to extend the sincerest apology,” state-run Global Times quoted the company as saying in a statement.

  • All-electric future not viable, says Merc boss

    Mumbai : Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has urged the Indian government “not to rush with the all-electric vehicles push” and thus “foreclose better technological options” for future generations, as the rest of the world is racing to run on hydrogen and not electricity. The car manufacturer also called for adopting a less ambitious plan of promoting e-cars, arguing that a nationwide electrification of the auto industry is just not commercially and technologically viable.

  • Auto firms to pass on GST cess hike to buyers

    New Delhi : Automakers such as Mahindra and Mahindra, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and JLR India are planning to pass on the increased cess on mid-sized and large cars along with SUVs, after the GST Council’s decision to raise it by up to 7 per cent. The companies said the constant changes in rates could lead to market instability and affect demand growth trends, expressing disappointment that the Council’s decision “totally

  • Cabinet clears ordinance to allow hike in GST cess on cars

    New Delhi : The Cabinet Wednesday cleared promulgation of an ordinance to increase the cess on mid-size, large cars and SUVs from current 15 per cent under the new GST regime. The proposal before the Cabinet was to hike the cess rate on these cars to 25 per cent. “The proposal of imposition of higher cess has been cleared,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

  • Mercedes-Benz can drive in BS VI models to India by 2018

    New Delhi : German luxury carmaker Mercedes- Benz can bring in BS VI emission compliant models as early as 2018 to India for which it can also forge partnership with oil firms for higher grade oil.

  • Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe Launched At Rs 74.8 Lakh

    German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has launched the AMG-powered GLC 43 4MATIC Coupe at Rs 74.8 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Car enthusiasts across the world know that as soon as the abbreviation “AMG” comes in the mix, the car is ought to bring a smile across a keen driver’s face. It is the third variant in the GLC family and the second coupe-styled SUV from the Stuttgart-based auto giant.

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift Launched At Rs 30.65 Lakh

    Mercedes-Benz has launched the GLA facelift at Rs 30.65 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). Compared to the pre-facelift model, which was priced at Rs 33.12 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and Rs 34.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the facelift gets a noticeable price drop of approximately Rs 3 lakh and Rs 4 lakh, respectively, post-GST.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA Facelift To Launch On July 5

    Mercedes-Benz will launch the mid-cycle update/facelift of the GLA in the country on July 5. The updated GLA made its world debut at the 2017 Detroit Motor Show in January this year and went on sale globally in the subsequent months. The GLA is locally assembled at Mercedes-Benz’s Chakan facility near Pune and the updated model is expected to be priced in the same range as the outgoing model.

  • Mercedes-Benz E 220d Launching on June 2, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz launched the E-Class Long-Wheelbase in the Indian market on February 28. It was introduced in two variants the E 200 and the E 350d, priced at Rs 56.15 lakh and Rs 69.47 lakh respectively (both prices ex-showroom Mumbai). However, now the German automaker is introducing a new variant of the E-Class LWB, the E 220d, on June 2. The E 220d will be placed between the E 200 and

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Connoisseur’s Edition Launched At Rs 1.21 Crore

    Mercedes-Benz today added a special variant to its S-Class lineup. Called the Connoisseur’s Edition, it is available in two trim levels – the S 350 d and the S400. While the former is priced at Rs 1.21 crore, the asking price for the latter is Rs 1.32 crore (both prices ex-showroom Pune). As the name suggests, it is has been crafted specifically to enhance level of luxury and comfort for the chauffeur-driven.

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class LWB launched at Rs 56.15 lakh

    Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2017 E-Class in India. Prices start at Rs 56.15 lakh for the E 200 petrol and go up to Rs 69.47 lakh for the E 350 d diesel (both prices ex-showroom Mumbai). The new E-Class is being introduced exclusively as a long-wheelbase model and what’s more is that India is the only country to get it with right-hand drive.