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F1: No need to replace Hamilton’s engine for Malaysian GP

The inaugural race of the 2014 Formula One season ended in a resounding victory for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team thanks to Nico Rosberg, but Lewis Hamilton had to shut off his engine prematurely to make it a bittersweet opener in Melbourne. There’s good news, however, as it’s been confirmed that the Brit doesn’t need a change of engine this early in the season. Under the new rules, each driver is only allocated five engines (or Power Units, to be more precise as that’s what the new engines are supposed to be called because we refer to the entire system comprised of the engine, turbo, and energy recovery system as one unit)… Continue Reading »

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Mexico venture in the works for Daimler and Nissan?

According to a Reuters report, Daimler, the parent company of automaker Mercedes-Benz, has signed a new pact with Nissan, which will involve the creation of a new joint venture in Mexico that will produce new vehicles for Mercedes and Nissan’s Infiniti brand. Sources have said that the deal at this point entails Nissan manufacturing the next-gen GLA at the company’s Aguascalientes facility, which is also set to produce new Infiniti models. This would extend the cooperation between the two automotive companies, as Mercedes-Benz already has an existing pact with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, with engines, plants, and automotive platforms and technologies being shared between the automakers. Of course, both of the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler accidentally leaks Google Projected Mode

When Internet companies’ upcoming products get leaked, it’s usually through tech blogs, insiders, or marketing ploys intended to drum up interest. This time, though, a job advertisement from a partner is the culprit, as Daimler, the parent company of German automaker Mercedes-Benz, unwittingly leaked Google’s “Projected Mode” via a job posting on its web site, which to our knowledge has since been amended. There really isn’t much that can be learned about this new Google software or technology, especially coming from a vague passage within a job ad. Still, it’s probably going to have to do with telematics. The timing is quite interesting, as Apple is set to unveil its… Continue Reading »

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Russian Winter Olympics medalists get rewarded with Mercedes-Benz vehicles

The recently concluded 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia, saw the host country bag the overall crown on the strength of 33 medals: 13 gold medals, 11 silver, and nine bronze. Aside from getting cash, medal winners also received different Mercedes-Benz vehicles for their victories. Bronze medalists received GLK-Class units worth around $59,500, while silver medalists took home ML-Class vehicles worth around $99,500. Of course, gold medalists got the best prize: a GL-Class SUV worth upwards of $146,500. All in all, the country provided 45 total vehicles for the athletes responsible for winning 33 medals. That’s on top of the individual cash prizes also gifted to the medalists. Gold… Continue Reading »

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“Always restless”: the Mercedes-Benz GLA market launch campaign in Germany

With an emphasis on mobility, Mercedes-Benz is launching the new GLA with a campaign in Germany that’s under the banner “always restless”—something that highlights the boldness and flexibility of the compact SUV line. According to Mercedes-Benz Cars Head of Marketing Communications Dr Jens Thiemer, the new GLA is one “in which to take on all the hurdles of everyday life” and as such, the campaign will feature the vehicle in a variety of situations and settings, from city driving to travels on deserts and gravel. One of the main components of the digital campaign features an interactive web special called “the forgotten road trip” in which the GLA goes on… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz uses a cat to show off CLA’s aerodynamics

The latest TV commercial for the Mercedes-Benz CLA doesn’t star a celebrity or feature a ride across a stunning countryside. Instead, there’s a cat sleeping on the hood of a CLA 180. As the cat sleeps, it pays (almost) no heed to the wind pushing it across the top surface of the vehicle. The commercial, simply dubbed “Cat”, was made to play up the aerodynamic qualities of the CLA. According to the automaker, the CLA is the world’s most aerodynamic production car. With the most aerodynamic body design among serial cars at the moment, the CLA as such should allow for better efficiency, better performance, and a driving experience unlike… Continue Reading »

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