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Mercedes-Benz and Nissan Team Up For New Pickup

Apr 07 2015 04:05 PM | Mercedes Benz News
This morning, we reported on Mercedes-Benz working a new midsize truck and how the U.S. arm wants it. Well we have another wrinkle in this story to report on.

Reuters reports that Diamler AG - Mercedes' parent company - will be expanding its cooperation with Nissan to help with the development of this new truck. The Mercedes truck, due out towards the end of the decade will use some of the underpinnings of a all-new Nissan NP300 truck.

"Entering the rapidly growing segment of midsize pickups is an important step in continuing our global growth path. Thanks to our well-established partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we are able to drastically reduce the time and cost to enter this key segment," said Daimler...


Mercedes-Benz Is Building A Midsize Truck, and the U.S. Branch Wants It

Apr 07 2015 08:05 AM | Mercedes Benz News
One of the stories we didn't get the chance to cover on Cheers & Gears last week was Mercedes-Benz building a midsize pickup. Now at the time, we considered this an early April Fools joke. But when the official announcement came out, our jaws were agape: Mercedes-Benz is working on a midsize truck that will go on sale towards the end of the decade for certain marketplaces - the U.S. is not one of those places. Now this wouldn't be a luxury truck, it would be built for work. This further substantiated by Mercedes-Benz's commercial van division handling the development.

But Mercedes-Benz USA wants to make the final decision if the truck is sold or not.

"We said to Stuttgart, 'We are open, and let us assess the mar...


Rumorpile: What's In Store For The Next-Generation Mercedes E-Class

Mar 24 2015 02:35 PM | Mercedes Benz News
Car Magazine has some new intel on the upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class, expected to go on sale in 2016. They report the next-generation model will use the MRA (modular rear-wheel drive architecture) which currently underpins the current S-Class. The next E-Class will also use much more aluminum which Car reports cuts around 70 to 150 kg (about 154 to 330 lbs) from the total weight.

But the big story is a return of the inline-six. The report says Mercedes-Benz is going with this design due to how inexpensive they are to build and how closely they are related to Mercedes' family of four-cylinders. The first inline-six is expected to be a twin-turbo 2.9L diesel six with 313 horsepower. Other gas, diesel, and hybrid powertrains are...


2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Starts At $29,945*, Arrives In October

Mar 04 2015 02:30 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is welcoming new van to the U.S. Introduced today at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the Metris is Mercedes-Benz's mid-size van that fills in a space between the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and Sprinter v...



2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 To Start At $190,275*

Jan 19 2015 08:15 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


Mercedes-Benz has announced pricing for the upcoming 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, and not surprisingly, it costs as much as a house. The ultra-luxury model will hit dealers with a pricetag of $190,275 (includes a $925 destination charge). To put this in...





2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 Ready To Take On BMW X6

Dec 10 2014 11:35 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


We don't know why BMW created the X6, let alone introduced a redesigned model since they really don't sell that many. In November, the company only moved 421 units. But that isn't stopping the likes of Mercedes-Benz and Audi from joining the fun. Merce...



Mercedes-Benz Renames Most of Their Lineup, Maybach Returns As A Sub-brand

Nov 11 2014 11:05 AM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News


Starting next year, Mercedes-Benz is revising the names of a fair number of vehicles. This naming change shouldn't come as a shock to anyone - see Cadillac and Infiniti. Mercedes' reasons for the name change is to make their lineup a bit easier to unde...







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