Mercedes-Benz Cars invests €1B in new “Full-Flex” car plant in Hungary; Factory 56 applied to full plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is starting construction of its first “Full-Flex Plant“ in Kecskemét, Hungary, about 90 km in the south of Budapest. The first global “Full-Flex Plant” of Mercedes-Benz Cars is based on the “Factory 56” principles introduced in February ( earlier post ), and is thus digitized consistently, designed for sustainable production and puts the human at the center of all activities. Mercedes-Benz Cars produced more than 2.4

Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe. Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to launch more than ten electric cars by 2022 throughout all segments, from smart to large SUVs. The company assumes that unit sales of electric models will represent a share of somewhere between 15 and 25 percent of total Mercedes-Benz sales by 2025. In Germany the smart brand is the market leader among all-electric vehicles in the first quarter of 2018.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. of the German market.

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Mercedes-Benz Rastatt plant to produce compact electric EQ vehicles; 3rd center of competence for EQ models in Germany

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Mercedes-Benz announced that its Rastatt plant—the company’s lead plant in global production of compact cars—will produce compact-class electric EQ models in the future. All three German Mercedes-Benz car plants—Rastatt, Bremen and Sindelfingen—will now produce EQ-brand EVs. Future EQ models can be integrated in the series production of existing Mercedes-Benz plants on four continents.

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New Mercedes-Benz compact CLA Shooting Brake; up to 60 mpg

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Mercedes-Benz is introducing a Shooting Brake version of its CLA compact coupé. Two years ago, with the CLS Shooting Brake, Mercedes-Benz created a sports car with five seats and a large tailgate. The new CLA Shooting Brake is the latest member of Mercedes’ successful compact range, which now includes five models. More than a fifth of the compact cars built by Mercedes-Benz stay in Germany, with Great Britain and Italy the next-largest markets.

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Remy International, Inc. Supplying HVH Electric Motors to Daimler for 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Two-Mode Hybrid

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is supplying Daimler with HVH (High Voltage Hairpin) electric motors for the two-mode hybrid transmissions used in the 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid ( earlier post ) recently released to the United States market.

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Daimler contracts with Valmet to increase production of new A-Class

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Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans. Market launch will be in mid-September. The new Mercedes-Benz compacts are produced in a network of the Mercedes-Benz plants in Rastatt, Germany, and Kecskemét, Hungary. It furthermore plans to build premium compact cars for the Chinese markets locally and close to the customers in the future.

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