Mercedes-Benz Star Mag Takes Top Honors – International Automotive Media Awards

Mercedes-Benz Star Magazine Receives 13 Medals In 19th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA)

The official magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA), the Star, led all publications with 13 medals at the 19th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA), recognized by the automobile industry as the Academy Awards of automotive journalism. The Star magazine won two gold, four silver, and six bronze awards as well as the Best of Graphics Award.

This year’s IAMA’s awards is the highest medal count in the publication’s history. And, The Star earned its first “Best of” Award for Jean Constantine’s photography for the feature article “W154: Back on the Track.” The article discusses the private restoration of one of the legendary 1939 W154 Mercedes-Benz “Silver Arrow” race cars.

Here’s the official press release provided by Lisa Juhl, Marketing Director with MBCA:

AMG Market News (amgmarket.com) from MBCA/COLORADO SPRINGS, CO/July 16, 2010/ —  “The Star, the official magazine of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America, led all publications with 13 medals: two gold, four silver, and six bronze plus the Best of Graphics Award” at the 19th International Automotive Media Awards (IAMA), recognized by the automobile industry as the Academy Awards of automotive journalism. Continue reading » »


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AMG Sway Bar on E350 Sport

A fellow Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, Jerry, asked us a question about replacing the sway bar on a 2006 E350 Sport with a sway bar from the AMG E55. That question brings up several considerations.  Here’s Jerry’s original question:

Subject: 2006 E350 Sport Sway Bar Replacement
I am looking to upgrade the sway bar in my E350 sport 2006,  the car has a tendency to roll to much going into corners.  I was wondering if switching to a 2006 E55 AMG sway bar would improve this roll.  Or if you have any other suggestions to make the car handle better but not bounce down the road.  Thanks in advance. – Jerry

There are several issues here to consider before making this type of modification to your suspension system. So, we asked our colleague John Olson, which has been custom building springs for SL’s for a decade or so. Here’s Continue reading » »


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MBUSA Launches Sex and the City Microsite

Mercedes-Benz accompanies film launch in cinemas with a campaign
New microsite launched as the focal point of the campaign
Exceptional competition on Facebook with the opportunity to win a trip for four to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York

The “Sex and the City” style icons Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are back. Beginning on 27 May 2010, the much-anticipated sequel “Sex and the City 2” hits cinemas. And without giving too much away, we can reveal that the four friends have stayed true to their exclusive lifestyle. In addition to the S400 HYBRID, Mr. Big now also drives through the streets of New York in the new star from Mercedes-Benz: the E-Class Cabriolet.

Meanwhile, Samantha drives in the legendary offroader from Mercedes-Benz, the G-Class. And for the first time, the four girlfriends head off together for an exotic trip where they are chauffeured in the comfort of luxurious Maybach saloons. As the exclusive automobile promotional partner of “Sex and the City 2”, Mercedes-Benz is preparing to accompany the film’s launch in cinemas with its own microsite and an exceptional competition on Facebook. Offered as the top prize is a trip for four to New York City, including a visit to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. “Style, excitement and elegance – these are the very values which the brands Mercedes-Benz and Maybach represent, as does ’Sex and the City’, hence it is logical for us to have a presence with our vehicles in the sequel to this film phenomenon”, according to Anders Sundt Jensen, Vice President Brand Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars. 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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AMGmarket.com: Upcoming AMG Driving Academy Info

Mercedes-AMG and Skip Barber Racing School are both pumping out the PR for the upcoming AMG Driving Academy events.

Here’s the latest info we received at AMG Market:

The AMG Driving Academy is taking place on two of the most legendary U.S. tracks, Road Atlanta (GA) and Laguna Seca Raceway (CA). Participants will experience AMG’s true performance capabilities with the help of trained race instructors and some of the finest hand-crafted performance vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz.

GET READY for an experience that you will never forget… GET SET for some of the best training at two of the world’s best circuits… Accelerate your heartbeat!

ROAD ATLANTA BASIC TRAINING
May 14-15, 2010
AMG Driving Academy Mercedes-AMG

ROAD ATLANTA BASIC TRAINING
May 15-16, 2010

BASIC TRAINING – $1,795
Intense, one-day track program focused on performance driving. Learn the fundamentals of vehicle dynamics and car control maneuvers. (*Formerly Stage 1) Continue reading » »


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