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  • Kecskemét/Stuttgart, Nov 14, 2013 - Daimler AG has honoured the performance of its logistics partners for complete vehicles and has bestowed the European Carrier Award 2013 on the best companies. The prizes were handed over yesterday by Heiko Gaiser, Head of Global Transport Logistics, and Egon Christ, Head of Global Transport Logistics for Complete Vehicles, as part of European Carrier Day, which this year was held at the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant in Hungary.
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  • Stuttgart/Ruckersville (USA), Oct 10, 2013 - The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has succeeded in passing what is now the stricter crash test carried out by the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), picking up the "Top Safety Pick+" (TSP+) award in the process. The premium SUV already received five stars in the U.S. NCAP and Euro NCAP tests in 2012. As a result of this latest award, the M-Class has again achieved the best marks and defended its leading position in three of the world's most important and most demanding safety ratings.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 12, 2013 - The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is the standard-production electric car with the best design, while the Mercedes Benz B-Class F-CELL offers the best overall concept in the "concept vehicles" category – and thus wins the eCar Award for the second time after 2012. This was decided by 13,338 readers of the car magazines "Auto Bild" and "Auto Test" in an online poll.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 18, 2013 - The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class has taken no less than two first places in the 2013 Automotive Brand Contest: Both the exterior and the interior design received the "Best of Best" award. In addition the jury consisting of world-leading design experts voted the Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system a "winner" amongst others. The Automotive Brand Contest is organised by the well-known "Rat für Formgebung" (Design Council). The awards will be presented at the Automotive Designers Night which will take place on the first press day at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.
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  • Stuttgart/Affalterbach, Jun 17, 2013 - The sporting heart of Mercedes-Benz continues to beat firmly and with gusto - as confirmed by the latest reader poll undertaken by the German motoring magazine "sport auto", which had called for its readers to vote for "the sportiest cars of 2013". Mercedes AMG took the first place in three categories. Winners of the "sport auto Award" 2013 were the A 45 AMG, the C 63 AMG and the SLS AMG GT.
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  • Stuttgart, May 3, 2013 - A style rebel has been voted Germany's most beautiful car by readers of the motoring magazine AUTO BILD. The CLA came through in assured style as the overall winner among all automotive new arrivals. In addition, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was voted the winner of the beauty stakes in its own particular category. In honouring Mercedes-Benz with the AUTO BILD Design Award 2013, the jury of readers acknowledged the brand's innovative styling, which confidently sets bold and intelligent new design trends in all categories.
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  • Stuttgart/Frankfurt am Main, May 3, 2013 - At yesterday’s award ceremony for the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Award 2013, CEO of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, accepted two honours: Mercedes-Benz received the distinction as the world's "Most Innovative Automotive Brand", while Daimler took first place in the category "active and passive Safety Systems". With the AutomotiveINNOVATIONS Awards, the Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) honour the most innovative automotive manufacturers of the year for the second time.
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  • Stuttgart/Reunion, Mar 21, 2013 - Today, Prof. Rodolfo Schöneburg, Head of Passive Safety and Vehicle Functions at Mercedes Benz Cars, was presented with the renowned "Pathfinder Award" by the "Automotive Safety Council", the American safety association. Every year this independent organisation presents the prize to a person who has made a significant contribution towards improving vehicle safety.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 22, 2012 - On 26 November in Munich, Dr Uwe Franke, Dr Stefan Gehrig and Dr Clemens Rabe will be honored with the Karl Heinz Beckurts prize for the innovative '6D Vision' safety system. The award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Daimler's research team in the field of stereo image processing and image recognition.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 21, 2012 - The readers of “Auto Zeitung” magazine have voted the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster the best cabriolet with a price of more than 30,000 euros and have chosen the coupé version the best super sports car. This means both cars repeated their victories from last year. Mercedes-Benz also won the Quality Trophy 2012, which was awarded for best quality and dependability. The award ceremony was held last night in front of an audience of prominent figures.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 18, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz cars enjoy an excellent reputation in Austria – as proved overwhelmingly by the results of a poll conducted by the magazine"Autorevue" to find the best cars in Austria. Voting was between 74 cars in seven categories. The readers of Austria's leading motoring magazine put Mercedes-Benz models in first place in five of them.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 18, 2012 - The internationally renowned EcoGlobe environmental prize, awarded for ecological innovations, goes to Daimler AG in 2012, too. In the category “Concept vehicles”, the Mercedes-Benz F 125! research vehicle was distinguished with the first prize. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid bus was awarded the second prize in the category “Mobility models”.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 10, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz has this year been honoured with the coveted title of 'red dot: client of the year'. In awarding this accolade, the most prestigious design competition in the world is acknowledging the particularly innovative and leading-edge marketing and communications work undertaken by the brand represented by the three-pointed star. The title will be conferred as the highlight of a gala ceremony to mark the presentation of the 'red dot award: communication design' at the 'Konzerthaus Berlin' concert hall on 24 October 2012.
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  • Stuttgart, Aug 21, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz and smart build the most exciting vehicles: this is the conclusion suggested by the results of the latest design competitions. With the "2012 Green GOOD DESIGN" award, the "Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design" has paid tribute to the one-off Mercedes-Benz BIOME and smart forvision vehicles, as well as the smart ebike. The jury praised the exceptionally environmentally-friendly and sustainable designs of these vehicles in particular. In the "Automotive Brand Contest 2012" meanwhile – held by the German Design Council – Mercedes-Benz has made it onto the list of winners no less than 16 times.
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  • Stuttgart, Jul 3, 2012 - Mercedes-Benz sets sustainable trends in automotive design with maximum aesthetic appeal. The jury of the world's most renowned design competition has acknowledged this fact by awarding the Stuttgart-based company the coveted red dot award for three new Mercedes-Benz car models simultaneously. The winners are the B-Class, the C-Class Coupé and the SLS AMG Roadster. The smart ebike has received the red dot: best of the best award for highest design quality.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 1, 2012 - Four first places for Mercedes-Benz: this is the result of the latest survey on driver satisfaction conducted by world renowned market research company J.D. Power and Associates. Vehicles emerging as clear winners in their categories include the A-Class, C-Class and the E-Class. In addition, Mercedes-Benz also took overall first place in the study among all brands. As a result, no other brand has customers which are as satisfied as those of Mercedes-Benz. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz has also been voted the strongest brand in the ADAC AutoMarxX study.
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  • Stuttgart, Mar 20, 2012 - Readers of the German classic car magazine “Motor Klassik” have voted Mercedes-Benz vehicles the winners in a grand total of four categories in the “Motor Klassik Awards 2012” competition. The SLS AMG and the G Class, as well as two classic SL model series, each took the majority of votes in their respective categories.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 23, 2012 - The designers at Mercedes-Benz have picked up yet another prize for no fewer than four models in the form of the internationally renowned "iF product design award 2012". A top-class specialist jury has bestowed the award on the Mercedes-Benz M-Class, the SLK, the SLS AMG Roadster, and the Concept A-CLASS show car, as well as the smart electric mobility concept, all for their outstanding designs.
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  • Stuttgart, Dec 12, 2011 - The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is among the most popular cars – worldwide. This is confirmed by two recent awards: in Japan the C-Class leads the field as the best imported car for the second time in succession. Down under, the C 250 CDI and the C 63 AMG Coupé scooped the "2011 Australia’s Best Car Award" in their respective segments.
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 10, 2011 - No other automotive brand has had more success in the "Golden Steering Wheel" awards than Mercedes-Benz. This year's Europe-wide vote saw the M-Class and the SLK each win their respective category. These two first places put the Stuttgart-based premium-brand manufacturer at the very top of the "Golden Steering Wheel" all-time winners' list. Mercedes-Benz has won the award, one of the most important distinctions in the European automotive industry, a total of 21 times.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 19, 2011 - In future, Mercedes-Benz engines will be even more fuel-efficient, more resistant to wear and markedly lighter. These improvements have been made possible by NANOSLIDE technology, which has been evolved and developed to production standard by Mercedes-Benz. NANOSLIDE produces a perfectly smooth cylinder barrel, resulting in extremely low piston friction far below previously attainable levels. Mercedes-Benz has received the MATERIALICA Award 2011 in recognition of this achievement.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 17, 2011 - Mercedes-Benz customers are the most satisfied. The proof comes with the results of the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS) Germany, undertaken by the world-renowned market research organisation J.D. Power and Associates into the satisfaction of car buyers. The C-, E- and M-Class each scored the best marks in their respective segments.
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  • Stuttgart, May 25, 2011 - Mercedes-Benz landed a stunning ‘winning double’ in the 2011 Fleet World Honours automotive awards, to reaffirm its leadership of the sector’s luxury car and light commercial vehicle segments.
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  • Stuttgart/München, Feb 11, 2011 - The reader survey conducted by specialist publication "Off Road" to find the "2011 Off-Road Vehicle of the Year" has resulted in a double victory for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The off-road legend not only secured first place in the "Luxury off-road vehicle" category, but also emerged in first place in the "Classic" category. In the "Special vehicles" category, meanwhile, the multi-talented Unimog succeeded in making its way to the top of the winner's podium. This reader vote of confidence serves to highlight the exceptional position enjoyed by premium brand Mercedes-Benz in the all-wheel vehicle sector.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 27, 2011 - The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the best car in the luxury class, and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the best sports car. This is the result of a readers' survey by the major German motoring magazine "auto, motor und sport". For two years in succession, the SLS has therefore been voted the "Best car of the year" in its category. The S-Class saloon has likewise won this coveted award several times in recent years. This confirms that these cars from Stuttgart enjoy an exalted position.
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  • Affalterbach, Dec 3, 2010 - Almost 70,000 readers of German car magazine "Auto Bild Sportscars" submitted their votes to make winners of both the SLS AMG and the E 63 AMG. The SLS AMG took first place in the category "Production Super Sports Cars", the E 63 AMG among the "Production Saloons". The award ceremony took place on 3 December 2010 at the Essen Motor Show as part of the Auto Bild "Race Night".
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  • Stuttgart, Nov 4, 2010 - More than a quarter of a million readers and a top-class jury comprising 40 automotive experts and prominent figures have voted the new Mercedes-Benz CLS the best new product in the executive and luxury class segment. As a result, "Bild am Sonntag", "Auto Bild" and 26 associated European publications have awarded the new four-door coupé model the "Golden Steering Wheel" – one of the most important automotive awards in Europe. This coveted award was officially presented to Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Cars, in Berlin yesterday evening.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 27, 2010 - Mercedes-Benz has taken three first places in Europe's largest public internet survey. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG even scored top honours in two awards, winning both the super sports car and coupé category as well as simultaneously being voted Europe's most popular car. The Mercedes-Benz R-Class also picked up an Internet Auto Award 2010 as Europe's most popular van.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 24, 2010 - Mercedes-Benz enjoys a higher level of customer satisfaction than any other automobile brand. This is confirmed by a large-scale survey conducted by the world-renowned J.D. Power and Associates Index on the satisfaction of car buyers. Mercedes-Benz took first place among all car brands in this study. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the CLK also headed their respective categories. This means that Mercedes-Benz drivers are the most satisfied motorists in Germany.
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  • Stuttgart/Berlin, Jun 24, 2010 - Mercedes-Benz once again has the most satisfied customers in the premium segment in 2010. Following its success in 2009, Mercedes once again took first place among premium brands in the Service Satisfaction category of the latest J.D. Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSSSM) for Germany. The globally renowned J.D. Power and Associates institute conducts the survey to evaluate overall vehicle ownership satisfaction in the categories of Vehicle Quality, Vehicle Appeal, Vehicle Ownership Costs, and Service Quality.
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  • Stuttgart/Affalterbach, Jun 23, 2010 - The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine took away two top accolades as part of the coveted "International Engine of the Year Awards 2010": the high-revving naturally aspirated engine developing up to 386 kW/525 hp comfortably took top spot in the "Best Performance Engine" and "Above 4 litres" categories. This is the second year running that the eight-cylinder engine from AMG has beaten off the competition.
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