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Mercedes-Benz Sales Results Released For January 2011

AMGmarket.com News/Source: Daimler/Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz started the year marking the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile with a successful month in January. Worldwide sales of the brand with the star were up 23 percent, marking another double-digit increase. A total of 82,700 vehicles were delivered last month (January 2010: 67,000). Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars: “January was a great month for Mercedes-Benz, and it marks an outstanding start to the new year. Continue Reading >

Mercedes CLK DTM (C209)

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SLS and E 63 Double Victory For Mercedes-AMG Reader Poll

AMGmarket.com News: SOURCE/Affalterbach – Almost 70,000 readers of German car magazine “Auto Bild Sportscars” submitted their votes to make winners of both the SLS AMG and the E 63 AMG. The SLS AMG took first place in the category “Production Super Sports Cars”, the E 63 AMG among the “Production Saloons”. The award ceremony took place on 3 December 2010 at the Essen Motor Show as part of the Auto Bild “Race Night”.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was up against 11 other contenders in the “Production Super Sports Car” category. 24.5 percent of readers of Auto Bild Sportscars gave their vote to the gullwing model. In a strong field of 15 vehicles in the “Production Saloon” category, the E 63 AMG gained 19.2 percent of votes to come top in its class for the second year running. The “Sports Car of the Year” awards are an annual event that took place in 2010 for the eighth time. Continue reading » »


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Daimler AG to Discontinue DAI Listing on NYSE

Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Daimler AG (“ DAI ” ) to apply for the discontinuation of NYSE listing of its shares.

Daimler AG indicated in a press release that the company plans to discontinue their stock-exchange listing in New York (NYSE). According to Daimler, the delisting and deregistration is a consequence of changed investor behavior and consistently low trading volumes. Bodo Uebber, CFO of Daimler AG says,

“Daimler continues to place great importance on having an international shareholder base. At the same time, this step enhances our overall efficiency.”

AMG Market News/Source: Daimler AG – Stuttgart, May 14, 2010: The Supervisory Board and Board of Management of Daimler AG (stock – exchange symbol “ DAI ” ) have decided to apply for the discontinuation of the listing of its shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Continue reading » »


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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Wins Auto Trophy

SLS_AMG_auto_trophy_2009 AMG Market News/Daimler PR from Stuttgart – Nov. 2009: Readers of the magazine "Auto Zeitung" have voted the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class the best saloon in the luxury class, while first place for best super sports car was also taken by the new "Gullwing" Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, resulting in both cars receiving the prestigious "Auto Trophy."

The top-class awards were presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, and to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales and Marketing, at a ceremony held last night in Berlin.

This marked the 22nd occasion on which "Auto Zeitung" opened up annual voting for the best cars of the year. No fewer than 104,442 readers cast their votes, carrying the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class to victory as the best car of the year in the luxury class. As the global leader in this segment, Mercedes-Benz easily fended off its 19 competitors.

Since its market premiere in spring 2009, the new E-Class has successfully made a name for itself with its dynamic design, setting new standards in terms of safety, comfort, environmental compatibility and economy. Contributing to this success is a new generation of engines which operate at previously unattained levels of efficiency.

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Mercedes-Benz: Formula 1 Team Announced

AMG Market News/Daimler Press Release – Stuttgart, Nov. 16: Mercedes-Benz will enter the Formula 1 World Championship with its own team, beginning with the 2010 season, and Daimler AG and McLaren Group will change their form of cooperation with effect as of 13 November 2009. This was announced by Daimler AG today.

2010_Formula1_mercedes_benz Daimler AG together with Aabar Investments PJSC will take over 75.1 per cent of the Brawn GP team, with Daimler taking 45.1 per cent and Aabar 30 per cent. The rest of the 24.9 per cent will remain with the current stakeholders. With 9.1 per cent, Aabar is the biggest single shareholder of Daimler AG. This transaction is subject to the approval of the EU and the Swiss cartel authorities.

The background to this decision are the new terms and conditions for Formula 1. The “Resource Restrictions” set by FOTA and FIA effectively limit expenditure for the design, construction and running of the racing cars. In addition, there will be a significantly higher income available for a Formula 1 team generated by the commercial rights of the racing series following the signing of the new Concorde Agreement.

The partnership between McLaren Mercedes has been in place since 1995 and ended its 15th joint Formula 1 season in 2009. The change to the form of cooperation is taking place by mutual agreement. Mercedes-Benz and McLaren will continue to co-operate with each other and the supply of engines could continue until 2015. Continue reading » »


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