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The Coming German GP is Crucial for Rosberg

Mercedes AMG Petronas officially announced the new multi-year contract extension of Nico Rosberg. We have already reported the Rosberg contract extension months ago, wherein inside sources said that it is a two-year deal. However, Mercedes has been very much reserved on the matter until recently. The announcement seemed to have been made to build up hype for their German driver in the upcoming Formula One Grand Prix. It should be noted that despite Rosberg spending most of his youth in Monaco, he strongly acknowledges his roots in Germany. “As a German, the heritage of Mercedes-Benz is very special for me,” the young driver said. The big revelation about the contract extension, though no longer a surprise to a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Unimog U5000 Turned Into a Camper in China

The Mercedes Unimog U5000 is such a massive beast in both on-road and off-road conditions. Recently, a new version of it was spotted in China at the Beijing Crab Island International Auto Show. What makes this one very special is that it has been converted into a camper. A few days ago, we released details and photos of the Mercedes Marco Polo, which is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the Volkswagen California campervan. However, some may find the cabin sticking in its roof very awkward, pretty much the same with its VW rival. Despite the smaller sleeping room of the Mercedes Unimog U5000 camper, it seems to be better… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CLA 250 Takes a Facelift with the New Sport Package Plus

The 2014 Mercedes CLA 250 gets a new look with the new Sport Package Plus. While the CLA is already stylish as it is, the new package makes it sportier than ever. Among the add-ons available in this optional package are the 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. Then, a red accenting is put in the mesh of its front and rear bumper. It should be noted that the fine red highlighting extends up to the interior of the car. All the mentioned customization already include all the other modifications available in the existing Sport Package. The upgrade focuses only on the visuals of the car though. The performance of the car is retained because it already… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid Specs Confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid sedan is scheduled to make its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which will be held some time in October. Months before the actual event, Mercedes already disclosed its specs. The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most ambitious and most complex cars of the German automaker this year. This plug-in hybrid model will be using the all-new parallel petrol-electric drivetrain. The system will enable the vehicle to consume an average of 3 liters per 100 kilometer. In addition, it will reduce the auto’s carbon emission dramatically. Based on reports, the technology will only yield zero emission at a range of 30 kilometers. The S500 Plug-in… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BMW to Make Standardized Wireless EV Chargers

Daimler and BMW are hardcore rivals in the luxury vehicle segment of the automotive industry, so it is quite hard to imagine them working together. However, according to a report from Kelley Blue Book, the two German automakers have agreed to enter into a joint venture. Recently, the two luxury car giants announced their plans to develop and implement a standardized wireless inductive charging system. This would be utilized by plug-in hybrids and pure electric-powered vehicles in the near future. The new wireless inductive charging system of Daimler and BMW is comprised of a primary coil in a plate mounted on the garage floor, and a secondary coil at the bottom of… Continue Reading »

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Will the FRIC Ban Affect the Momentum of Mercedes

Last Tuesday, sources within the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) leaked the letter that was sent to all the Formula One teams concerning the ban on the use of Front and Rear Interconnected Suspension or FRIC. According to the letter, the installation of the said system is in violation of Article 3.15 of F1′s technical regulations. This particular provision declares the use of moveable aerodynamic devices, other than the driver adjustable bodywork, as illegal. In the letter penned by Charlie Whitting, the race director of FIA, anyone caught to be in violation of the FRIC ban would risk exclusion in the race results. Thus, strict compliance is required from every team. The only… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Mercedes Marco Polo

Mercedes-Benz just revealed its Marco Polo van. According to UK’s Car magazine, the vehicle is the three-pointed star brand’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. Despite a few similarities in the concept and frame, you just got to hand it over to Mercedes because it was able to top its German rival by putting its signature luxury touch to its own camper van. As its name implies, the Mercedes Marco Polo van is designed for the adventurous types or people who love to hit the road for an outdoor trip. The vehicle offers a cabin measuring around 2050 mm long and 1130 wide. The interior of the van is big enough to… Continue Reading »

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