Tag: Mercedes-Benz

New Mercedes-Geely JV is good for both, GlobalData

10th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Following the announcement that Mercedes-Benz and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formally established the global joint venture (JV) ‘smart Automobile Co., Ltd’ for the Smart brand after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals, David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

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Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

Kumho tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

20th February 2019 | 0 Comments

Kumho Tire has once again been selected as an original equipment supplier to Mercedes-Benz. The latest generation of its G-Class model, produced in Graz, Austria, is factory fitted with Kumho’s Solus KL21 SUV tyres in size 265/60 R18 110H.

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Falken tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

Falken tyres OE on Mercedes G-Class

12th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Falken Tyre Europe reports that Falken tyres are being supplied as original equipment for fitment on the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Deliveries of the Falken Wildpeak A/T3WA and AS210A began in May, with size 265/60 R18 tyres being mounded on the luxury 4x4.

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New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

New Mercedes A-Class to roll on Bridgestone tyres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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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