Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA unveiled

    Mercedes-Benz’ baby SUV – the GLA – has gone under the knife, only to come out looking a tad sharper. As is the case with most Mercedes facelifts, the upgrade is the blink and you miss it variety. Nonetheless, let’s get straight to the changes.

  • 2017 CES: Mercedes-Benz vision van concept steals spotlight

    A van is type of vehicle that has always been low on excitement levels but high on practicality. But what happens when you equip one with all the futuristic stuff to make it look like this one here? Well, that’s a whole new ballgame for everyone. Say hello to the future of transportation of things – the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van. It is what the German automaker foresees as a possible way forward towards an

  • All-new Mercedes-Benz e-class coupe revealed

    The all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class made its debut back in January. Now, just under a year since the sedan was unveiled, the E-Class coupe has been revealed. The two-door coupe seats four and features a design that’s, of course, similar to the C-Class and S-Class coupes.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift launching tomorrow

    Continuing its aggressive marketing strategy, Mercedes-Benz is heading for yet another launch in India – of the facelifted CLA – on November 30. The compact executive car was unveiled earlier this year and features a host of intelligent tweaks. The car gets subtle changes at both the front and the rear. On the front façade, it boasts a diamond pin radiator grille and a new front bumper having a range of trim strip

  • Mercedes-Benz India to launch CLA-Class Facelift on November 30

    Mercedes-Benz India will launch the facelifted CLA-Class sedan on November 30. The car made its global debut ahead of the New York motor show earlier this year and gets a host of cosmetic tweaks. It now gets a diamond pin radiator grille across all models along with a new front bumper that features a range of trim strip options. The CLA’s rear has been updated as well and the tailpipes now sit flush

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA 220 d 4MATIC ‘Activity Edition’ Launched At Rs 38.51 Lakh

    The country’s largest luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz inched further towards its target of bringing 12 new cars to India this year by launching the GLA 220 d 4MATIC ‘Activity Edition’ for a price of Rs 38.51 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune) on Monday. With this, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive has also made its debut on the GLA in the country, according to a press release.

  • Made in India Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class launching today

    Sign it off as yet another triumph for ‘Make in India’ or aggressive expansion plans by Mercedes, the GLC will now have an extremely competitive price tag. The German automaker took wraps off the GLC a few months ago, to plug the gap between the GLA-Class and the GLE-Class.The locally assembled version goes on sale today which is expected to be considerably cheaper compared to the fully imported models.