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Photos of the Mercedes-AMG GT S with HRE RS103 Wheels

A Mercedes-AMG GT S in an unknown state of tune was recently spotted sporting the striking wheels of HRE. From the photos provided by Wheels Boutique, the new rims certainly contributed to the overall appeal of the sports car, and knowing that the products are from a trusted maker of racing wheels, it most likely benefits the car performance-wise. The car in the picture has been equipped with the RS103 model wheels from HRE’s Street Collection. The wheels are designed specially for supercars, GTs, muscle cars and performance sedan variants. The RS103 wheels aim to offer better handling, acceleration and braking to its users, thanks to its use of lightweight but very resilient alloy materials. On the other hand,… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG Reveals Plans for New Turbo Engine

Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers revealed that they will be developing a replacement for their existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The exec hinted in his interview with Australia’s Motoring website that the new unit will be more compact, and it will possess a higher output. Moers said the engineers of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) will be working on the next-generation power unit. It should be noted that the mentioned people were the ones responsible in creating the present petrol hybrid V6 engine of the Silver Arrow race cars under Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The source pointed out that the engineers specialize in both advanced Energy Recovery System (ERS)… Continue Reading »


How Much Did Mercedes Lose in Formula One Last Year?

The report of Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. recorded a loss of £76.9 million in Formula One last year. According to Autosport website, the team had £240.2 million operating expenses in the 2014 season. Based on the source, the overall expenditures of the team was £49.5 million higher than in 2013, wherein it only listed a figure of £190.7 million during that period. On the other hand, the losses incurred by the team was significantly higher in 2014 than in its previous year by £25.8 million. The higher spending of the group was attributed to higher wages, more performance bonuses, and other costs arising from the regulation change in the sport. It noted that the overall wages of the… Continue Reading »


Video of Self-Driving Mercedes-Benz Actros in Action

The last time we saw a video of the Mercedes-Benz self-driving truck in action, it was during its unveiling. But its testing was only limited within its maker’s driving facility, and the only vehicles you can see along its way are its fellow three-pointed star branded autos. A few days ago, it was finally unleashed on the highway with actual traffic. Driven by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard while being accompanied by the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann in the front passenger seat, the semi-autonomous Mercedes-Benz Actros was tested from the A8 road, between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport, towards Karlsruhe, and back to its point of origin. As we have mentioned in an earlier report,… Continue Reading »


CBS “60 Minutes” to Feature Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive

This coming Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT in the TV show “60 Minutes,” CBS News will be focusing on the Mercedes-Benz S500 Intelligent Drive. The main focus of the program will be the self-driving capabilities of the car. The show’s correspondent Bill Whitaker will be experiencing first-hand how it’s like to be a passenger of the most advanced car of Mercedes, which is equipped with self-driving features. He will be joined by computer analyst Ralf Herrtwich, who will be sitting at the driver’s seat of the car to demonstrate its key technological features. The show will offer a glimpse of how the car safely maintains its lane on the road, how it reacts… Continue Reading »


Manor Marussia Will Run with Mercedes Engines in 2016

Manor Marussia Formula One Team will be driving with Mercedes-Benz engines in the 2016 season. According to the Global Media Site of Daimler, the group will be supplied with Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP). Then the power units will also benefit from the Fluid Technology Solutions offered by Mercedes’ F1 partner, Petronas. The deal stipulates that Marussia will be provided with the present-year racing engine of AMG throughout the life of the contract. That means, they will have the same power unit used by the Constructors leader and current champion in the next season. The excellent engine will surely give them a boost in the next season in terms of power and reliability. They will… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Actros Featuring Highway Pilot Hits the Road

The Mercedes-Benz Actros with partially automated driving features has finally been unleashed on the road. According to Daimler, the truck, equipped with the advanced Highway Pilot system, makes its first journey in public road. With the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann as a special guest, and guided by Daimler Board Member Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the Mercedes-Benz Actros is driven from A8 between Denkendorf and Stuttgart airport towards Karlsruhe. Then, upon arriving at the busy path with actual traffic, the vehicle’s Highway Pilot takes over with the driver’s confirmation through a touch of a button. The onboard sensors allow the truck to scan its surrounding areas and map any obstacles along the way while keeping itself… Continue Reading »


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