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Mercedes M-Class gets new name, look at New York Auto Show debut

Alabama auto industry; Mercedes-Benz

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The vehicle that launched Alabama’s auto industry – the Mercedes-Benz M-Class – is getting a new name and a new look that will be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. To become known as the GLE, the Alabama-made sport...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-made Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé to battle ‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs

Alabama auto industry; Mercedes-Benz

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- Mercedes-Benz’s newest Alabama-made vehicle, the GLE Coupé, will race through the jungles of "Jurassic World,” the highly anticipated next installment of the blockbuster dinosaur movie series that previously featured the automaker’s first Alabama-made automobile. The GLE Coupé, which will enter mass production at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mercedes-Benz to boost annual Alabama output to 300,000 vehicles

Alabama auto industry; Mercedes-Benz

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Mercedes-Benz, which launched Alabama’s auto industry nearly two decades ago, plans to sharply increase production at its Tuscaloosa County plant over the next two years, boosting annual capacity to 300,000 vehicles from the 185,000 produced there in 2013. Daimler AG and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield: Mercedes-Benz launched new era for Alabama

Alabama auto industry; Mercedes-Benz

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Twenty years ago, on Sept. 30, 1993, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to build its first U.S. factory in Vance, Ala. In just two decades, Alabama has transformed from a state with virtually no experience in auto production into the country’s fourth largest auto...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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