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US shale boom not very beneficial for Mercedes-Benz owners

With shale gas booming in the United States, regular gas prices are being driven down to some $3.03 per gallon, which would be the lowest figure in the past four years according to a Bloomberg report. However, if you happen to be driving a Mercedes-Benz, you’re not likely to enjoy the benefits of this new energy development. The price gap between premium gas used to make high-end/luxury vehicles run and regular gas also happens to be at its widest in the last six years. That means the shale boom isn’t positively affecting the price of premium high-octane gas, so Mercedes drivers aren’t enjoying any new benefits out of shale. Shale gas can be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg races to United States Grand Prix pole position

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is chasing teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 drivers championship, and his bid just got a boost after the German took pole position at the United States Grand Prix qualifying session. Trailing by 17 points with three races left, Rosberg is scrambling to cut into his teammate’s lead. Each driver has had one retirement over the past five races, but Hamilton has finished first in four, while Rosberg finished second in as many races. It will surely go down the wire, especially when you consider that the last race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be worth double the points. Can Hamilton hold Rosberg off? Hamilton was fastest… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas, Puma extend F1 partnership

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Germany-based multinational sportswear company Puma have agreed to extend their F1 partnership. The extension on the deal that started in 2012 will come into effect by January of next year. Puma will be Official Supplier of Technical Clothing and Footwear as well as an Official Licensee of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories. If you’ve visited a Puma retail store recently, you most probably would have seen all sorts of Mercedes AMG Petronas licensed gear on display, from bags to shirts to sneakers. It’s good for Mercedes fans to have such an accessible way to get their hands on official merchandise, and this extended partnership helps ensure that that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST technology reduces rear-end collisions by up to 30 percent

Mercedes-Benz cars aren’t just expensive because of style and quality. In these vehicles lie some of the most advanced modern driver assistance technologies you can think of, and that includes something called COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST. This technology can be found in the new B-Class, and it’s a standard feature that, according to Mercedes-Benz, can reduce the amount of rear-end collisions by as much as 30 percent when compared to other vehicles that do not have a similar piece of tech. In order to come up with this figure, safety experts took figures provided by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany and stacked the effectivity of the assist system to date against… Continue Reading »

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Over 100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class units sold one year since market launch

Since the market launch of the new S-Class in mid-October of last year, over 100,000 units of the luxury sedan line have been sold. That represents the highest sales figures of within one year since launch in S-Class history, which would make this current model the most successful launch of an S-Class. Surely, it also helps that this S-Class was also the fastest to actually get to the market. Within under twelve weeks since market launch, the S-Class was already on sale in the three core markets. It went on sale at home first, being available in Germany since the end of July last year. China got the new S-Class at the… Continue Reading »

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Fifth-straight Mercedes front-row lockout at 2014 Russian Grand Prix qualifying

With Lewis Hamilton getting his 38th career pole position and Nico Rosberg taking P2 at the qualifying session for the 2014 Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas has scored its fifth-straight front-row lockout. The pole is also the team’s 15th out of the 16 races so far this season. Running on a new track, both drivers expressed delight in their runs in practice as they got accustomed to the Sochi circuit. Qualifying proved to be harder for them, as they needed to adapt to different things especially given the smooth surface on the new track. “It’s an amazing feeling to come to this beautiful place and to race on this track,”… Continue Reading »

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