Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mercedes reinforces production in Germany and Finland

The launch of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been, according to the brand, the most successful ever, forcing the Rastatt plant in Germany, to increase shifts due to more than 70 000 orders.

The model, modified by Mercedes to compete with the direct competitors Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series, but also with the generalist cars Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra and Renault Mégane, has received an investment of 1.2 billion euros and started a new generation of Mercedes cars.

The increase in orders forced Mercedes to increase the Rastatt teams "to deliver the vehicles as quickly as possible," explained Peter WESP, general director of the factory.

Furthermore, the factory of Kecskemét, Hungary, which produces mainly the Mercedes Class B, is also operate "at full capacity" to produce the new Mercedes Benz A-Class

In view of orders, Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, recently asked the Finnish supplier Valmet Automotive to produce over 100 000 units between 2013 and 2016.

The chief executive of Daimler, Joachim Schmidt, said in presenting accounts of the company 'sales increased due to the launch of the new Mercedes Class A and Class B, " hoping, with these results surpass a new sales record.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mercedes-Benz A-Class by Brabus

The Mercedes A-Class is still new in the market, but Brabus has long been working on components of performance. The unveil in full at the next Essen Motor Show, within a month, these accessories include a rear spoiler and a front baffle whose profiles were developed and tested in a wind tunnel by engineers from Brabus.

Wheels with various designs and diameters between 17 and 19 inches, the maximum affordable at Mercedes A-Class. The clipping of the suspension was reduced in height and adapted for use with low profile tires.

But the most important innovations are certainly in the engine, and Brabus only disclosed to date the presence of a double tailpipe. We'll see what the addition of power in reserve, from the 1st of December.
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