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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 705,000 Units Due to Airbag Issues

Mercedes-Benz recalls some of its vehicles in the United States for air bag issues. According to NBC, around 705,000 units were affected by the recall. Based on the source, the vehicles covered by the move were equipped with air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The problem with the said air bags is that they have the tendency to explode with deadly force. The Takata airbags have the risk of overinflating, which can shoot shrapnels to the passenger area when it pops out. These have been blamed to be the cause of death of at least 10 people in the U.S. Aside from the Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 136,000 units of Daimler vans were also… Continue Reading »

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The Impact Mercedes F1 Success has had on Mercedes Road Cars

Mercedes-Benz has long been involved in motorsports—from sports car racing and rallying to the high-speed adrenaline of Formula One. F1 has been the premier form of single seater racing since it began in 1950. Today, many of the teams’ cars use Mercedes engines, and the brand can boast current three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as a driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. So how has Mercedes’ success in F1 impacted on its road cars? Here, we look back at how our love of the German brand has evolved over the years: Mercedes’ First F1 Team Mercedes debuted in Formula One in 1954, running a team for two years. After Mercedes won… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes S-Class Coupe Gets a New Look from FAB Design

Recently, known car tuner FAB Design released its new package for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. According to Top Speed, the kit offers the flagship car of the three-pointed star brand both cosmetic changes and engine power boost. Called the Ethon kit, the tuning package of FAB Design gives the S-Class Coupe more aggressive bumpers complete with air intakes. Then it provides the car new grille and meshes, side skirts, diffuser, and the specialist tops it all off with Evolution II alloy wheels measuring 22 inches wrapped in Pirelli performance tires. Inside, the source mentioned that everything remains stock. But again, the interior of the S-Class Coupe is already packed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class Gets Some S-Class Elements

Mercedes-Benz will be releasing upgrades for its V-Class segment. According to Daimler, the updates will mirror some of the luxurious features found on the flagship range of the three-pointed star brand, the S-Class. Among the optional enhancements that will be offered in the Mercedes-Benz V-Class for customers are aluminum accents on the center console, leather dashboard with contrasting stitchings, chrome trims on the air vents, and aluminum pedals. Then its seats are wrapped in nappa leather and its entertainment system gets tuned up with a premium 16-speaker Burmester sound system. Cup holder with LED lightings, cooler, 230-volt outlet, USB ports, and 360-degree camera are added too. Furthermore, the auto receives a crosswind assist… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet Spied Again

More spy shots of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet surfaced. It should be noted that there have been numerous sightings of the car like during its winter testing. Another variant of the auto was spotted not so long ago too, which is the Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet. Based on Motor Authority, which is the source of the spy shots, the giveaways indicating the set of pictures is that of the Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet are its lower suspension, wider track, sportier bumpers, square exhaust tips, plus bigger wheels, tires and brake calipers. According to the source, the upcoming range-topping AMG variant of the C-Class convertible will most probably carry over the power unit of… Continue Reading »

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Damon Hill Bets on Nico Rosberg in 2016 F1 Season

Nico Rosberg has consistently trailed behind his teammate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One Drivers’ Championship. With Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team bagging both the Constructors’ and the Drivers’ Championships back-to-back from 2014 to 2015, Rosberg always fell second in the rankings. In the interview of Damon Hill with Sky Sports, he thinks the failures of Rosberg since Mercedes’ dominance in the sport will make him a more formidable challenger in the 2016 season. The former world champion likened his experiences with that of Rosberg. Hill recalled his days in Williams when he always finished second in the standings against Benetton’s Michael Schumacher in 1994 and 1995. Then in 1996, he suddenly broke… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Vs 2016 Jaguar F-Type R

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S was named as Motor Trend’s Best Driver’s Car for 2015. Among the contenders for the distinction was the 2016 Jaguar F-Type Coupe R. However, the latter only fell in the ninth place of the competition. A couple of weeks ago, MT’s Senior Features Editor, Jonny Lieberman, pitted the two cars head-to-head to compare their key features, particularly their performance. He reviewed their designs, then he took the two for a spin on the race track. As a quick recap, the Mercedes-AMG GT S possesses a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 capable of producing 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Its power is distributed by a seven-speed… Continue Reading »

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