Tag: Mercedes-Benz

New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

Wednesday 9th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone tyres have been approved as original equipment on the latest Mercedes A-Class. The Turanza T005 is the tyre of choice, and Bridgestone Europe reports it will supply Mercedes-Benz with dimensions to fit the full 17- to 19-inch high-rim range, including 17- and 18-inch tyres with run-flat technology.

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Mercedes G-Class to roll on General Tire

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The General Tire Grabber AT² will be fitted to G-Class 4x4s ex-works in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Graz, Austria. A size LT265/75 R16 tyre was chosen for original equipment supply, and the approved OE Grabber AT² can now also be ordered for replacement fitment via Mercedes dealers.

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MP visits NFDA member

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP visited National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) member, Inchcape Mercedes-Benz dealership in Loughborough on Friday 21 July 2017. Morgan, who is Member of Parliament for Loughborough, and recently appointed chair of the Parliamentary Treasury Committee, was on a site visit to discuss the general workings of the dealership and the sites local significance.

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Continental selected as ‘approved’ Mercedes-Benz aftermarket brand in India

Continental selected as ‘approved’ Mercedes-Benz aftermarket brand in India

Thursday 9th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Original equipment tyre approvals are standard practice in the automotive industry, however vehicle manufacturers’ influence on later replacement tyre choice is generally restricted to passive recommendation via OE tyre selection. Mercedes-Benz is taking a more hands-on approach in India, and has teamed up with Continental to offer a range of approved products for replacement tyre customers.

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Hunter commercial vehicle alignment system gains Mercedes-Benz OEM approval

Hunter commercial vehicle alignment system gains Mercedes-Benz OEM approval

Tuesday 8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz has given the Hunter three-axle commercial vehicle alignment system OEM approval. Available exclusively in the UK through wheel alignment specialist Pro-Align, Hunter states that its system is the first and only wheel aligner available capable of providing live alignment readings on three axles simultaneously, reducing the time needed to conduct an alignment check. The aligner can be used on all Mercedes-Benz trucks, buses, trailers and vans, including those with multiple steering axles. The CV approval follows Mercedes-Benz making Hunter’s car focused aligners available to dealers last year.

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Award winners at NFDA Autumn Ball

Tuesday 11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) 2016 Autumn Ball took place over the weekend at the Grove Resort in Hertfordshire.

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80 supercars line up at Salon Privé for Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition

80 supercars line up at Salon Privé for Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition

Tuesday 16th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Pirelli has unveiled the line-up for this year’s Pirelli Prestige & Performance Competition. The event, held at Blenheim Palace on 3 September, includes some of the greatest supercars of the last forty years. Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, and Pagani will feature among 25 auto brands in eight different classes, while Lamborghini and Porsche have special celebration classes.

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3 more years: DTM extends Hankook’s tyre supply deal

3 more years: DTM extends Hankook’s tyre supply deal

Monday 9th May 2016 | 0 Comments

The existing partnership between Hankook Tire and German touring car championship DTM has been extended for a further three years. The tyre maker signed a new contract with DTM promoter ITR e.V. last Friday following the press conference held for the opening of the current season; under the terms of this contract, Hankook will continue to deliver its Ventus Race DTM tyres to Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz until the end of the 2019 season.

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Goodyear OE on new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Monday 4th April 2016 | 0 Comments

The new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been accredited with OE fitments on the Mercedes- Benz E-Class. The Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 will be fitted in a range of sizes from 17 to 20 inch rims, section width ranging from 225 to 275, and aspect ratio spanning from 30 to 55. All tyres will be marked ‘MO Extended’ indicating tyres built by Goodyear for Mercedes-Benz as well as providing Goodyear’s Run on Flat technology in all fitments.

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Goodyear Fuelmax truck tyres in Mercedes-Benz Efficiency Run 2015

Goodyear Fuelmax truck tyres in Mercedes-Benz Efficiency Run 2015

Wednesday 9th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Goodyear reports that its rolling resistance optimized Fuelmax tyres on trucks taking part in the Mercedes-Benz Efficiency Run 2015 contributed to an overall reduction in fuel consumption of up to 14 per cent.

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The right supercar investment ‘could earn thousands’

The right supercar investment ‘could earn thousands’

Thursday 25th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest figures from cap, a leading provider of data and insight to the automotive industry, reveal that the supercar market could offer a sound return on investment if buyers choose the right make and model. Overall, supercar and some sports car used values have remained level in a depreciating marketplace, but some vehicles are enjoying strong appreciation.

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Mercedes-Benz approves latest Michelin X Line tyres for Actros

Mercedes-Benz approves latest Michelin X Line tyres for Actros

Thursday 7th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin has unveiled two new tyres in its fuel-saving X Line Energy range and named Mercedes-Benz as a launch customer after the manufacturer approved the fitments for its Actros heavy truck. The Michelin 385/55 R 22.5 X Line Energy F steer and 315/70 R 22.5 X Line Energy D2 drive tyres will be available for customers to specify as original equipment for Actros trucks shipped from January 2016.

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Hankook expands Actros, Atego supply

Hankook expands Actros, Atego supply

Thursday 17th December 2015 | 0 Comments

Supply of original equipment Hankook tyres to the Mercedes-Benz Actros and Atego model ranges in the European market has been extended with the approval of a further 20 e-cube MAX AL10+ and DL10+ and SmartFlex AH31 and DH31 sizes. This expansion of its original equipment portfolio in the heavy commercial vehicle and medium duty segments is taking place as part of its existing OE agreements for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, which cover the Actros, Antos, Arocs, Econic and Atego models.

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Michelin X Line Energy tyres an OE option for Mercedes-Benz Actros

Michelin X Line Energy tyres an OE option for Mercedes-Benz Actros

Tuesday 24th November 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz has approved the Michelin X Line Energy Front and X Line Energy D2 tyres as original equipment options on its Actros. Starting January 2016, customers ordering the long-haul truck can request fitment of the Front in size 385/55R22.5 and the D2 drive tyre in size 315/70R22.5.

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Yokohama OE on Mercedes-Benz GLC

Yokohama OE on Mercedes-Benz GLC

Thursday 10th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Daimler AG has chosen the Yokohama Advan Sport V105 as an original equipment tyre on the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Models fitted with 18 and 19-inch wheels will be able to roll out of the factory on the Yokohama tyre, as two sizes – 235/60R18 103V and 235/55R19 101V – have been homologated. As is the case with all Yokohama tyres mounted as OE on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the presence of the letters ‘MO’ on the Advan Sport V105’s sidewall indicate Daimler’s official approval of the tyre.

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