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    Representing the very finest of German luxury, Mercedes offers a well-rounded lineup of elegant yet reliable cars, SUVs, trucks, and buses. Mercedes models are consistently lauded for their high-quality materials, safety features, most reliable parts, and quiet yet powerful performance. The company traces its roots back to 1886, when Karl Benz oversaw the development of the Benz Patent Motor Car, a three-wheeler recognized as the world's first motorcycle. Gottlieb Daimler and engineer Wilhelm Maybach are credited with producing a four-wheeled automobile just several months later using a Daimler engine. By the dawn of the twentieth century, the newfound company's first car was manufactured, taking the name of distributor Emil Jellinek's daughter, Mercedes. In 1926, Daimler-Benz AG was formed, giving birth to Mercedes- Benz. One of the first models produced by the automaker was the SSK in 1928, a fast-paced roadster capable of hitting 120 mph. On its heels was the 770, a luxury sedan equipped with an inline eight-cylinder engine and best known for its role as a parade car for the Nazi party during World War II.

    1954 welcomed in the 300SL "Gullwing", a Mercedes classic. The Mercedes 300SL was initially offered as a two-seat sports car and featured fuel-injection, a single overhead camshaft, a four-speed manual transmission, and of course, gullwing doors. One of Mercedes' most talked about models, the 600, would appear in 1963. The 600 was classified as a full-size limousine and featured a power glass partition that could be employed between the front and rear seats. It was favored by many Hollywood-types for its exclusive presence. Also debuting in 1963 was the W113 Pagoda S Class. Although the '60s showcased Mercedes' strengths, the company would see a slowdown. The oil crisis had dug its heels in on the auto industry hitting manufacturers across the board, even Mercedes, despite the success of the 350SL and the introduction of the 450SEL 6.9, a sporty, high-performing version of the S Class. Mercedes rolled out the G Class in 1979, a rugged crossover wagon with tough parts assembled for militaristic utility but available as a consumer vehicle.

    The 1980s helped restore Mercedes back to the top of the luxury heap. It was also a decade in which safety innovations such as traction control and airbags were introduced by the brand, setting an industry standard. The midsize E Class premiered in 1984 and was designed to present a comfy ride along with superior durability. 1993 is when Mercedes ushered in the C Class, a vehicle heavy on refinement offered as a sedan or wagon (it is currently also available as a hatchback). The CLK Class rolled off the line a few years later, followed by the sporty SLK Class in 1997. Mercedes entered into the luxury SUV segment with the M Class, a midsize that has been one of the automaker's biggest sellers. The M Class is now joined by the GL Class and the GLK Class when it comes to representing Mercedes' fleet of SUVs. The company also introduced the Mercedez-Benz BlueZERO, its series of hybrid vehicles in 2007 at the New York International Auto Show. A gradual launch of different hybrid models is expected over the next few years, not counting the S400 BlueHYBRID, which became available in 2009.

    As times change and tastes evolve, people still want what they consider to be premium manufactured automobiles with genuine auto parts. Mercedes is still the brand that drivers look to when it comes to delivering luxury performance, advanced safety measures, and refined style in one, exclusive package. Always a name in the highest demand, it is the level of engineering that makes up the bulk of what separates Mercedes from most everyone else, but its emphasis on the detail and textures within the interior that has managed to attract prospective drivers as well. CARiD knows it's an absolute must for you to keep your very own model happy, which means you're going to need the highest quality Mercedes Accessories and Parts along with the best value available to do so. The pursuit of style begins here due to Mercedes accessories.

    In today's market, drivers search all over for one item or another because they can't seem to find everything they need in one place. To us, that's nonsense, which is why we carry all of the Mercedes accessories and parts you need right here in our "Superstore." At CARiD, we understand Mercedes drivers: you're one of a kind. Then again, so is our wide selection of Mercedes accessoriesand parts. Make yourself at home.

    Whether you plan to improve your vehicle's performance or simply want to add some flare to its style, we store an exhaustive collection of accessories and parts designed specifically for your vehicle. Whatever product you choose, you are guaranteed to get nothing but the premium quality, unrivaled performance, and unique style. Understanding that your vehicle deserves only the top accessories and parts, we carefully handpicked each single item. And be sure all of them are manufactured by the most reputable companies in the industry, so the quality is beyond any doubts. If you still are not sure what product to choose, you are welcome to check 883 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and define what accessory or part perfectly fits both your vehicle and your pocket.

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    Mercedes Wins the U.S. Luxury-Sales Race
    Mercedes Wins the U.S. Luxury-Sales Race

    Last month, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit sold more luxury cars than BMW in the United States market, and it all thanks to the redesigned C-Class model.

    Having 199,552 units sold, BMW owned the crown of the year's leader. October results changed the situation though. According to the statements issued by automakers this Tuesday, Mercedes' U.S. deliveries rocketed 23% to 22,637 vehicles sold, while its rival's sales increased 13% to 21,873 units. As reported by, a site that tracks automotive sales, BMW increased incentives by 35% in October, while Mercedes-Benz's discounts dropped by 15% only. The reason for that is the weakness on the 3-Series. As the 3-Series is winding down the dealers had to clear out the end of the model year. At the same time, Mercedes has newer products, which enables them to create value with less incentives.

    The MB's sales in the United States boosted owing to the 88% gain in sails of the revised C-Class. On the whole US dealers managed to sell 192,695 Mercedes vehicles in the first ten months of the year.

    Proved! Mercedes-Benz Is Number One In Customer Treatment
    Proved! Mercedes-Benz Is Number One In Customer Treatment

    For the third year in a row the Mercedes-benz dealerships became the winners of the independent study, held with the help of the secret shoppers. The German automaker headed the list of automakers in the luxury segment, leaving the second position to both Jaguar and Lexus. Lincoln got the wooden spoon. According to the results, the sales representatives of Chrysler Ram and Toyota were the best among mass-market carmakers, while Suzuki and Mitsubishi were at the end of the list.

    “Focusing on the customer and tailoring answers to that consumer's needs is important, and that requires taking time to get to know the customer with a few basic questions about driving preferences and habits,” stated Fran O’Hagen, CEO of Pied Piper. “A successful salesperson, and one who scores well with the secret shoppers, stops thinking like a salesman and instead thinks like an owner of a dealership.”

    The examine was arranged by Pied Piper, a California-based survey company. The goal of the study is to determine the knowledge of the sales persons about the products they sell as well as how well they fulfill their obligations and treat the consumers. In total, about 3,500 “secret agents”, which looked like the ordinary customers were going from one U.S. dealership to another, asking the sales employees various questions about technical data and specific features of a vehicle, which they intended to buy.

    It often happens that a dealership with low sales has the worst result. Thus Lincoln sales are slow now and are already 11% down versus the previous year. The customers satisfaction also depends on the quantity of staff, employed by a dealership. Some of them find they cut their personnel too much.

    Mercedes-Benz May Unleash Vito Van to U.S. Market
    Mercedes-Benz May Unleash Vito Van to U.S. Market

    Because of Mercedes Sprinter's success in U.S. the company reviews the possibility of enhancing its positions by means of Mercedes Vito van, which is very popular in Europe since 1996. Apparently seeing the growing popularity of imported Ford Transit Connect and interest in Chrysler's oncoming Fiat, Mercedes-Benz is not willing to miss such opportunity and heat up the competition in the respective market segment.

    At the moment Mercedes Vito is offered in Europe in three different lengths, two roof heights, rear or all-wheel drive and a selection of CDI diesel engines. So far U.S. car makers like Chrysler, Ford or General Motors have nothing to hit back with, though if Chrysler does go with its lighter duty Fiat Ducato we might have a chance to observe more tense and interesting competition.