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Pagani Zonda R is the New Nurburgring God

The Nurburgring is so amazing that it has become the epicenter of ‘ego battle’ between carmakers that aim at performance. A huge number of vehicles target to get ahead of the Nordschelife record lap time for their specific category. The German tarmac has a capacity to serve far more than its original testing and racing purposes. These vehicles and competitions have transformed as a great instrument for marketing. Sites like Nurburgring, even attract attention of spy photographers and have turned out to be one of their hot spots. The main motive for a grand gamut of go-fast vehicles is not only to obliterate the ring record but to beat it… Continue Reading »

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Nicolas Hayek: A Legend Passes Away

Nicolas Hayek, a renowned figure behind the success of ‘Smart’ car and Swiss Watch Company, has left the world. He has left behind all his fantastic creations as an inheritance to the humankind. An eminent engineer, he completed 82 years of age and left us on 28th June as a result of heart attack that hit him at his workplace in Switzerland. During the beginning of 80s, Nicolas Hayek came forward with an idea that proclaimed at offering swatch timepieces in various hues that too at low and affordable prices. For this target he used various marketing techniques that helped in promotion of the products giving the sales a commendable… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz ‘Designo’ to Include Matte Finish

How many of you are fascinated by the matte finish? And would you choose it for your Mercedes-Benz? If yes, then you are not the only one who thinks this way. In an official announcement, the German car-maker said that matte paint finish will be offered as a standard option under its Designo program. The customization program aims to extend this service to a number of Mercedes-Benz models. Lately, the matte paint finish for vehicles has become all the rage especially in the tuning realm. Mercedes-Benz wants to cash in on the latest trend by including the matte paint finish in the 2011 Designo program under the name called ‘Magno’. The company… Continue Reading »

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The New and Improved: Mercedes-Benz Vito

Alongside the new CL Class, Mercedes-Benz has another surprise waiting for its customers, albeit a more practical one. The new generation of Vito vans has been launched. The move is a part of Mercedes-Benz’s efforts to refresh company’s commercial vehicles range since the news came right after the company launched an updated Viano. The most obvious changes to the exterior are signified by the redesigned headlights, bestowing a white collar look to the commercial vehicle. The new bumpers, both front and rear, mark other significant exterior updates. As far as interiors are concerned, the newer version offers improved overall cabin quality, a new color combination and easy-to-use ergonomic controls. The… Continue Reading »

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New GLK Boasts of an Entry Level 2.1 L Diesel Engine

Mercedes-Benz has launched a new engine for the GLK series of cars. The new diesel engine is a gem displacing 2.1-liters to produce a decent 136 hp. This latest 220 CDI BlueEfficiency configuration will serve the purpose of an entry level engine in the entire GLK lineup. Mercedes-Benz has released some impressive figures to go with the new GLK engine lineup. The 2.1 liter engine runs on diesel and manages a remarkable fuel consumption figure of 40.5 mpg (5.8l/100km) in the new GLK lineup. These figures are for a combined cycle when a manual transmission was fitted in the new GLK. The fuel consumption figures after installing an automatic transmission rose… Continue Reading »

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2010 Pebble Beach Concours to Auction 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boat-tail Speedster

Rarely do we experience such moments when beauty mesmerizes our senses and takes our breath away. A beautiful car is said to have the same effect on petrol-heads. The car in question here is the Marx Brothers’ 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boat-tail Speedster. The stunning car is up for auction at the forthcoming Pebble Beach Concours. As with most iconic cars, there is a story linked with this car also. Back in the golden days of Hollywood, when car designs were truly conspicuous, two famous personalities decided to race their cars to settle a bet. In 1932, Zeppo Marx made a bet to Phil Berg that his 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boat-tail Speedster… Continue Reading »

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G-Class to Receive Minor Facelift ahead of Paris Motor Show

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is an iconic vehicle. Technically speaking, the car is old enough to tell bedtime stories to modern cars. Launched over 31 years ago, the G-class has aged gracefully and slowly earned its reputation of being the best off-roader, the ‘old-school’ style. Though rarely, but the car has been updated by Mercedes-Benz to keep pace with the ever-changing automotive industry. Once again we are at a threshold of witnessing another design and technical update to the historical vehicle. According to trusted sources from inside the G-Klasse’s manufacturing facility at Graz, Austria, the vehicle is all set to receive a minor facelift. This facelift is its third in the… Continue Reading »

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