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Old 14th April 2014, 21:01   #16
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A sad and horrific event that can dent the car maker's image, unless there is adequate proof that it was not due to any manufacturing defect.
The car's cost is put at Euros 100,000 ( US $ 138,000). This was a S350 Blue TEC diesel and among the flagship model by Mercedes Benz.
It is learnt that passers by and local business owners extinguished the flames, before the emergency crews arrived - quite a laudable effort !

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http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ire-in-germany

http://www.merkur-online.de/lokales/...d-3473161.html

(above link for news item in German with many pictures)

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A sad and horrific event that can dent the car maker's image, unless there is adequate proof that it was not due to any manufacturing defect.
The car's cost is put at Euros 100,000 ( US $ 138,000). This was a S350 Blue TEC diesel and among the flagship model by Mercedes Benz.
It is learnt that passers by and local business owners extinguished the flames, before the emergency crews arrived - quite a laudable effort !

More on these links:

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ire-in-germany

http://www.merkur-online.de/lokales/...d-3473161.html

(above link for news item in German with many pictures)

Interestingly enough the German article also states:

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Beamte der Kriminalpolizei Miesbach haben Spuren an dem Auto gesichert, die klären sollen, warum es in Brand geriet
So that means crime squad has also done some forensic research. But for now they are treating it as a technical problem. It also mentions something about a fiercely sparking battery.

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In an incident reported today a Mercedes caught fire in Mumbai. Mercifully no lives were lost!

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The vehicle owner noticed smoke emanating from the engine after which he parked the vehicle on the roadside and came out of the car. Within minutes the vehicle caught fire. The police informed the fire brigade about the incident. The Bandra police are inquiring into the incident.
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