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    Mercedes launches first EV volley with EQC

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    The EQC, with a sporty and stretched silhouette, has design cues that hint at its electric drivetrain. In place of a conventional grille, the EQC has a large black-panel surface. An LED light strip connects the headlights. A similar design element is echoed in the rear. Other design features at the front include the air […] More

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    Mercedes plans advanced self-driving tech for next S class

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    PARIS — The next Mercedes-Benz S class will offer the brand’s first self-driving system capable of eyes-off conditional autonomy. The technology will be introduced in the brand’s flagship model before eventually trickling down into lower segment vehicle, Ola Kaellenius, Daimler’s head of research, told reporters at the Paris auto show last week. Kaellenius will succeed […] More

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    Key brands back out of some Canadian auto shows

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    CALGARY — Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Mini are withdrawing corporate support for at least four auto shows in Canada next year.  The German brands will provide no factory backing at venues in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Quebec City, according to automakers and show representatives.  The pullouts mean auto shows in some of Canada’s signature cities are […] More

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    Mercedes-Benz Canada expands recall of nearly 90,000 vehicles

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    Mercedes-Benz Canada is expanding a recall affecting nearly 90,000 to replace faulty airbag inflators. It’s just the latest recall in the expanding Takata airbag scandal. Transport Canada says in a recall notice that long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, could eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger frontal airbag […] More

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    Dilawri Group buys 4 Vancouver-area Mercedes-Benz stores

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    A single buyer has purchased four Vancouver-area dealerships owned by Mercedes-Benz Canada for an undisclosed price. A news release says that, effective immediately, Dilawri Group of Companies will take ownership of the dealerships along with a body shop and service centre which previously formed Mercedes-Benz Canada’s Vancouver Retail Group. Canada’s largest automotive group, Dilawri already […] More

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    Mercedes to end Smart sales in Canada, U.S.

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    ATLANTA — Mercedes-Benz will discontinue sales of its full-electric Smart brand in the U.S. and Canada. The luxury automaker blamed a “declining micro-car market” in the U.S. and Canada, combined with high homologation costs. Canadian sales of Smart vehicles fell 6.3 per cent to just 345 units in 2018. U.S. Smart sales in 2018 plunged […] More

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    TAKE FIVE: A look at tweaks, tucks and new tech coming to Canadian market

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    Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada’s Take Five is a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. 1) 2020 MERCEDES-BENZ GLC  The refreshed GLC utility vehicle, shown above, has been packed with technology such as the Mercedes-Benz User Experience system. MBUX features touch control […] More

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