$11 Million Classics Drive Up Auction Records at Pebble Beach

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Look down the list of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction and you’re bound to notice one name coming up more often that just about any other: Ferrari. And not just any Ferrari, but the 250 series. Encompassing some of the most desirable classic road and race cars in the marque’s history, the 250 series included such stand-out – and highly sought-after – examples as the GTO, the Testa Rossa and the California Spider.... Read More

After a Brief Revival Maybach Brand Falls Back Into Retirement

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Back in the late 90s, each of the major German automakers came to the same conclusion: namely, that their existing luxury automobiles just weren’t luxurious enough. So rather than create larger, more exclusive models to top their existing fleets as their new flagships, each of these industrial giants sought to revitalize old, established luxury marques.... Read More

1927 Mercedes-Benz To Be Auctioned at Bonhams Goodwill Revival

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

A 1927 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 'S' Type Sports Tourer will go to auction at the upcoming Bonhams at Goodwood Revival on Saturday, September 15, 2012. According to Bonhams, this is one of the greatest and most important motorcar finds of the last decade.... Read More

Mercedes Benz Announces 2013 SLS AMG GT

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

Mercedes-Benz has always been on the forefront of luxury vehicles that combine sophistication with maximum power, and their new 2013 SLS AMG GT is no different. With a top speed of 197 mph, the new SLS AMG GT is an enhanced machine that highly elevates the driving experience. Being released as a Coupé and a Roadster, the SLS AMG GT will be made available in mid-November 2012.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz to Sponsor Fashion Extravaganza of the Year at St. Regis Monarch Beach

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel will be a sponsor of the Fashion Extravaganza of the Year by Fashion Destinations Group and Working Wardrobes. The event will take place at The St. Regis Monarch Beach this June. Mercedes-Benz will showcase its luxury automobiles during the festivities.

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Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best April Sales on Record

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-Benz USA reported that its April 2012 sales are the company’s highest April sales on record. The 22,336 vehicles sold is a 23.8 percent increase over April 2011. The luxury automaker’s 83,849 vehicles sold through the first one-third of 2012 is a 17.5-percent increase over April 2011's report.... Read More

Prime Motor Group Hosts Food Event Sunday to Benefit The Maine Course

May 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

This Sunday, Prime Motor Group of Westwood, Mass. will host The Maine Course, a benefit for The Agassiz Village Campership Fund, which offers children ages eight to 17 the opportunity to attend overnight camp in Poland, Maine.... Read More

Ride in High Style Inside Becker Automotive Design's Luxury Vans

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

These outwardly sedate vans with wildly elaborate interiors are the work of Becker Automotive Design. These vehicles with masterfully refurbished innards are the Becker Mercedes-Benz Sprinter JetVan and the Becker Executive Cadillac Escalade ESV. The designing firm of these lavish vans, Becker Automotive Design, is an approved builder of vans for Mercedes-Benz. The vehicles interior is a conference room by day and the ultimate mobile play station by night. Each of the options available feature sophisticated electronics packages that include access to wireless Internet, integrated entertainment systems, and contemporary communication devices.... Read More

The Latest Appointments, Cerruti, Berluti & Parmigiani

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

This month has seen another bumper crop of senior level movements within the luxury industry, with Louis Vuitton announcing a successor to long-serving CEO, Yves Carcelle. PPR has announced a commitment to America, which will see the group opening dedicated headquarters in New York City and move current senior vice president, Laurent Clacquin, into the newly created ‘head of PPR Americas’ role.... Read More

Meet the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will make its debut this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The German luxury automaker attributes the new vehicle’s better performance and fuel economy to an upgraded AMG 5.5-liter V8 bi-turbo engine. The 2012 SUV’s estimated fuel efficiency is improved by 33 percent, and the 518-horsepower engine is an increase of 15 horsepower over the 2011 model.... Read More

Formula One and McLaren Mercedes Heading to Korea This Weekend

Oct 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sound of speed rolls into South Korea this weekend when the Formula One Grand Prix touches down in Yeongam. This will be only the second year that the town has hosted a Grand Prix event, but it has already become a favorite stop on the circuit for many of the global superstar drivers.... Read More

Four Seasons Partners with Mercedes-Benz for Adventurous Excursions

Aug 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Thanks to a new program created in partnership with the famed German automaker, a fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles is now available for exclusive use by guests of Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North in Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, and Four Seasons Resort Vail in Colorado – gas included.... Read More

AMG Driving Academy Shifts to Social Media to Drive Traffic

Aug 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The AMG Driving Academy is offering courses to drivers interested in obtaining a personal understanding of the driving techniques deployed by professional drivers. The experience offered by the luxury automaker is a "hands on the wheel" opportunity to learn the fundamentals of high-performance driving under the tutelage of track-tested racecar drivers. Class sessions and track time are included in the curriculum.... Read More

Town & Country Package at Mandarin Oriental, New York and Richard Gere's Bedford Post Inn

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The ultra-luxe Mandarin Oriental, New York is teaming up with Richard Gere's Bedford Post Inn to give guests the ultimate Town & Country experience.... Read More

Latest Luxury Data and Trend Inferences from the Luxury Institute, June 2011

Jun 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime  |  1 Comment

The Luxury Institute conducts extensive research with wealthy consumers about their behaviors and attitudes on customer experience best practices and publishes their results nine times a year. Here is their latest data, with statistics and trend inferences, published June 15, 2011.... Read More

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