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Mercedes Vision G-Code Crossover Concept Unveiled

Coinciding with the opening of the Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Beijing, China, the three-pointed star brand also released its new subcompact crossover concept dubbed as the Mercedes Vision G-Code. According to the press release of the company, the concept crossover aims to attract younger Asians into the brand. Shorter than the Mercedes GLA Based from the images and information provided by the German automaker, the G-Code will be designed as a Sports Utility Coupe. It will measure 161 inches, which is even shorter than the GLA—the brand’s smallest crossover so far. Not much was revealed about the engine specs of the compact crossover concept. However, the plan is to equip… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the Spy Shots of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in Hybrid

You will never get a shortage of spy photos if you have access in Nurburgring. Recently, spies caught a variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLE in the endurance track. What made this model special is that it is a plug-in hybrid—a feature that was given away when the vehicle was caught juicing up its battery in a charging station. According to TopSpeed, the subject of the spy shots shown here will debut in 2015 under a 2016 model year. The report noted that the GLE would be the first SUV of the three-pointed star marque to offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. No official hint was given by the German automaker yet regarding… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Mercedes GLA Tuning Package Announced

It hasn’t been long since the Mercedes-Benz GLA made its debut. However, tuning firms are already racing to come up with their own body kits for the crossover of the three-pointed star brand. Not long after Brabus announced its tuning kit for the Mercedes GLA, Carlsson also revealed to the public its kit for the vehicle so as not to be outdone. According to Motorward, the Carlsson Mercedes GLA tuning kit gives the crossover upgrades touching the exterior all the way to its interior. The engine is not spared by the modifications too. It should be noted though that the package is only available for the AMG Sport models of the vehicle…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Creates Interactive Tool for Customizing the GLA

How do you want your Mercedes-Benz GLA to look? Mercedes-Benz USA proudly announced that customers can now decide ways on how to customize their GLA. Just following the world premiere of the SUV last month, MB USA launched through the Instagram photo-sharing platform an interactive app that would allow customers to personalize how their vehicles will appear. The tool offered through Instagram provides various ways the user to choose the color, grille, wheel, and roof of his or her Mercedes-Benz GLA. Notably, 11 colors can be chosen for the body of the car. Then, it provides three options for the wheel-design, two choices for the roof, and two themes for the grille. How to… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Tunes the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG

Brabus recently released its new tuning package for the Mercedes GLA 45 AMG. According to Auto Zeitung, the new package of the German aftermarket tuning firm for the SUV includes a couple of aerodynamics and styling configurations, plus a boost in the engine output. Taking a peek under the hood of the vehicle, the Brabus PowerXtra CGI kit enhances its engine output to a maximum of 400 hp and its torque is increased to a whopping 500 Nm. The power enables the modified Mercedes GLA 45 AMG to achieve a sprint of zero to 100 km/h in only 4.4 seconds. Also, it improves the top speed of the auto to 270 km/h. Going to… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Prombon Black Shark is a War Machine

Dartz Motoz Company is known for its notoriety in taking to the extreme any vehicle that hit its tuning shop. Recently, it unveiled the Prombon Black Shark, which uses the platform of the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Black Shark got its name from a Russian attack helicopter. The SUV was taken to another level by fitting it with massive armoring, very powerful engine, and military-grade technology. Level of Armoring The armor of the vehicle is made from standard bulletproof materials with a B7 ballistic protection level. That means it can withstand a shot even from an armor-piercing 7.62x51mm ammunition or 7.62x54R ammunition used in a Dragunov SVD rifle and PKM/PKP  machine guns. The mix of Kevlar… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA is the Most Beautiful Car in the World

Before the Mercedes-Benz GLA even went on sale, it already garnered widespread adulation from car enthusiasts. According to TorqueNews, the new luxury compact SUV was handpicked by the readers of the German “auto motor und sport” magazine as the most beautiful car in the world. The GLA shared this distinction together with the S-Class Coupe in the poll. The Mercedes GLA is Expected to Attract More Entry Level Buyers Another report from Automotive News confirmed that Mercedes is expecting more entry-level buyers for its luxury compact crossover vehicle. In fact, the company predicted that it might even exceed the demand seen in the CLA when it came out. The GLA shares the same… Continue Reading »

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