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Italy seized a sanctioned Russian oligarch’s $670,000 armored Mercedes that can withstand machine gun and grenade attacks, reports say


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Police say Instagram influencer Miss Mercedes Morr was killed in a suspected murder-suicide


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View Photos of the New Mercedes GLE Coupe

View Photos of the New Mercedes GLE Coupe



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A Georgia attorney thought a man hit his Mercedes with a golf ball. He ran him over and killed him, DA says

A Georgia attorney thought a man hit his Mercedes with a golf ball. He ran him over and killed him, DA saysAn Atlanta attorney has been charged with murder after he allegedly struck and killed a real estate investor he says hit his car with a golf ball.



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Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among “luxury” sedans and hatchbacks. It’s far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size competitors from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz, but that doesn’t seem to matter to its 200,000 or so buyers to date. It was clear more than three years ago the world’s luxury automakers were preparing to take on Tesla, and now their plans are considerably more visible.



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Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai Lama

Mercedes apologises to China after quoting Dalai LamaMercedes-Benz has apologised for "hurting the feelings" of the people of China for quoting the Dalai Lama on Instagram. The German auto giant became the latest of several international companies that have backpedalled recently for offending Chinese consumers with advertising or information that clashes with Beijing's official position on Tibet and other Chinese-claimed regions. Mercedes' seemingly benign post to its official Instagram account showed a Benz on a beach before rolling white-capped waves. "Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open," the ad copy ran, citing the Dalai Lama, who is seen by Beijing as a separatist. "Start your week with a fresh perspective on life from the Dalai Lama," the carmaker wrote in the tagline. Mercedes' seemingly benign post to its official Instagram account showed a Benz on a beach before rolling white-capped waves The Zen post immediately drew criticism from Chinese internet users for quoting the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, whom Beijing accuses of being a "wolf in monk's robes" seeking Tibetan independence through "spiritual terrorism". The Dalai Lama has called for granting Tibetans greater autonomy within China, but not independence. While Instagram is blocked in China and inaccessible to most Chinese – and the post was penned in English – Mercedes-Benz quickly deleted the photo after the outcry and issued an apology on China's Twitter-like Weibo social media platform. "Even though we deleted the related information as soon as possible, we know this has hurt the feelings of people of this country," Mercedes said on its verified Weibo account on Tuesday. The post "published extremely incorrect information, for this we are sincerely sorry," the company wrote, without naming either Instagram or the Dalai Lama, or explaining what the offending post was about. "We have immediately taken real action to deepen our understanding of Chinese culture and values, including among our colleagues abroad, and in this way regulate our behaviour." China's foreign ministry applauded Mercedes' quick response on Wednesday, with spokesman Geng Shuang telling reporters: "Recognising and correcting one's mistakes is the most basic of ethics." Beijing "welcomes foreign companies to reap the opportunities of China's development but during this process we hope foreign companies can perform the most basic of compliance," Geng said. China's state media was less conciliatory, with the online edition of the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily running an editorial attacking Mercedes after it published an apology. Offending the sensitivities of Beijing has proven a problem for a number of foreign companies tapping the lucrative Chinese market. Earlier this year, a spate of brands came under government criticism for online material that listed Chinese regions such as Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries. Marriott hotels even had its Chinese website and app blocked for a week by mainland authorities, while Spanish clothing giant Zara and Delta Air Lines were also called out. Trendy Japanese retailer Muji has also faced the wrath of what the foreign ministry called the "new era" of a "more confident and open" China. One of the retailers' in-store catalogues held a store location map which Beijing said omitted islands disputed with Japan. Last summer, British band Placebo was scheduled to perform at the Summer Sonic Festival in Shanghai – until they posted a photo of the Nobel winner on Instagram. The picture resulted "in a lifetime ban by the Ministry of Culture in China," the band said in another post acknowledging they would be unable to perform. "We apologise to all the fans who were hoping to see Placebo perform," it wrote.



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This Mercedes G-Wagen/E-Class mash-up is the off-roader we've always wanted

This Mercedes G-Wagen/E-Class mash-up is the off-roader we've always wantedNo, this is not some sham or gimmick of a rendering—this Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4×4² is very real and it comes straight from the brilliantly twisted mind of a Mercedes-Benz engineer. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain was revealed last year as the brand’s answer to the Audi and Volvo soft-roading wagons of the world. It’s currently sold exclusively in Europe with a choice of diesel engines.



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Alleged DUI Driver Found With Pet Lizard In Her Bra After Crashing Mercedes: Cops

Alleged DUI Driver Found With Pet Lizard In Her Bra After Crashing Mercedes: CopsAmy Rebello-McCarthy, 39, allegedly crashed through six mailboxes before her car came to a stop in a grove of trees.



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Mercedes Benz Recalls One Million Vehicles for Fire Risks

Mercedes Benz Recalls One Million Vehicles for Fire RisksIn case you were wondering, thats a lot.



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