Mercedes-Benz has announced sales of the new S-Class (W222) have hit the 100,000 mark in only a year.
It's the first time in the model's history when sales reach the 100,000th milestone during the first year of full availability. One of the factors that contributed to this achievement is the fast rollout of the model as in less than twelve weeks it penetrated the three most important markets: Germany (late July), China (late September) and United States (mid-October).
So far this year, Mercedes-Benz managed to deliver 75,391 units of the S-Class which is more than double (+105.8 percent) compared to the same period of last year. Last month they sold 9,501 cars which represents a massive 139.3 percent increase compared to September 2013. In the first nine months of the year Mercedes-Benz sold more units of its flagship model than they did in the full...
Nearly a third of all BMWs sold today are an X model
BMW is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the X5 by taking a look back at the popular model.
Described as a "unique success story," the X5 was launched in 1999 to battle the Mercedes M-Class which was introduced two years earlier. The model proved to be immensely popular as the company built nearly 620,000 units of the first-generation crossover.
That success pushed BMW to introduce an assortment of other crossovers including the X1, X3, X4 and X6. Those models have also proved popular as BMW has sold more than 3.3 million X models worldwide and nearly a third of all BMWs sold today are an X model...
Mercedes has released new pictures and details about the G-Class Edition 35.
Designed to celebrate the model's 35th anniversary, the Edition 35 has a designo mystic white or palladium silver metallic exterior with obsidian black metallic accents on the bumpers, mirrors, wheel arches and roof. If the two-tone styling is too brash for your tastes, the company will also offer an optional obsidian black metallic paint job which is described as a "little more subtle."
Speaking of styling, the SUV has also been equipped with the Sport and Chrome packages as well as 18-inch alloy wheels.
Moving on to the interior, drivers will find designo leather seats and red contrast stitching. The model also has the Exclusive package which includes a leather-wrapped dashboard, an AMG steering wheel, piano black trim and a designo black DINAMICA microfiber roof liner.
The Edition 35 package will be available on G 350 BlueTEC and G 500 variants and pricing starts at €84,900...
"With excellent attention to detail and improved practicality, there's no reason why this new second-generation X6 shouldn't be just as successful as the first"
"Essentially a heavily refreshed version of the old model, the 2015 BMW X6 is designed to offer more of the same for the 250,000 buyers worldwide the model line has found over the past seven years. Outside, the fastback SUV gets the latest evolution of BMW's design language, which somehow completes the impossible task of making the X6 more garish than before. The bigger and bolder new X-inspired nose helps make the new X6...
Mercedes-Benz G-Class finishes world tour after almost 26 years, 215 countries and 890,000 km
Gunther Holtorf recently finished an epic adventure that lasted almost 26 years while driving a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
It all started when he quit his job as manager at Lufthansa and hopped on an adventure trip with his sky blue 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300GD nicknamed "Otto." The first years were spent crossing African countries with his third wife but the two broke up and in 1990 he placed an ad in the German weekly Die Zeit personal column and got a response from Christine. After that, they travelled to South America, hitting the 200,000 km mark in 1998 while in Argentina.
Next on the itinerary was Central America, followed by Canada, Mexico and Alaska before...
Parked side-by-side for the first time, we began to get a feeling for what we were in for. BMW has been building the 3 Series sport sedan for nearly 40 years, and for nearly 40 years it has been the best. Challengers came with high hopes and left slightly bitter.
If history repeats itself, then BMW has nothing to prove. But Cadillac, the new kid on the block in this segment, wants so badly to spoil BMW’s lunch. The ATS arrived on scene calling BMW out in every commercial, a direct challenge to its apparent dominance. They would like nothing more than the ATS to claim victory over the 3 Series. Our task: referee a fair fight. The winner will be the better sport sedan...
Launched in November 1984, the Mercedes-Benz W124, the model that inaugurated the E-Class moniker in 1993, is nearing its 30th anniversary, a fact that many cars from this series appear to ignore.
“over-engineered” cars, the W124 series was offered as a Saloon, Estate, Coupé, long-wheelbase version and Convertible. More than 2.7 million units were produced between 1984 and 1997, a testimony to the W124’s success.
Designed under the leadership of Bruno Sacco, the W124 built upon the smaller W201's styling, featuring clear, sporty lines and a timeless look. At launch, the drag coefficient was 0.29 to 0.30 depending on the model, with later models achieving values as low as...
Hot on the heels of its 458 Speciale A at the recent 2014 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari has revealed the all-new F60 America which celebrates 60 years of Prancing Horse sales in the U.S. The stunning supercar is based on the F12 Berlinetta but has an all-new, open-top body.
The car will be unveiled tomorrow night at an anniversary celebration gala dinner in Beverly Hills, which will also be the final farewell for longstanding chairman Luca di Montezemolo who officially resigns the next day. The U.S. remains Ferrari’s single biggest market and di Montezemolo wanted to treat some of its most loyal customers with the special edition car.
Only 10 examples of the F60 America will be produced, and all are spoken for. The going price is said to be about $3.2 million, assuming you were one of the lucky 10 invited to purchase the car...
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