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Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is your 2014 F1 champion

In the end, the epic battle to decide who will be the ultimate Formula 1 driver for the 2014 season simply did not materialize. There would be no showdown, no gut-wrenching finish, as Nico Rosberg encountered technical problems at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which meant that Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton had a clear path to victory. Hamilton took the race win and the driver’s championship, which was his to lose in the first place with a 17-point lead entering the event. This made Hamilton the first Mercedes team driver to claim an F1 title since Juan Manuel Fangio did so back in 1955. Hamilton also became the fourth British double-champion in history,… Continue Reading »

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Mansory Tunes Up a Mercedes GL63 AMG

Mansory recently released details about its tuning package for the Mercedes GL63 AMG. Based from the information gathered by Motorward plus the photos released by the tuner, the package was composed of a new body kit coupled with an engine boost for the SUV. The body kit of the SUV included a new hood, grille, bumpers, side skirts, fenders, sills, air intake, rear diffuser, mirror cap, spoiler, LED lights, fog lights, and redesigned roof. The additions were made from light carbon fiber materials. In addition to these, the Mercedes marque was replaced with the personalized Mansory logo. Together with the styling upgrades were new wheels and tires. The wheels came in 10 x 22 Mansory 5/1 light alloy… Continue Reading »

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Pressure Mounts on Mercedes Due to the Double Points Issue

The ultimate fight is on, and everyone can feel the tension after Nico Rosberg took the pole position following the Formula One qualifying in Abu Dhabi. The drama all boils down to the double points scoring for the last race of the season, which was announced December last year. According to Bernie Ecclestone, the double points feature aims to build excitement for the end of the season. It was originally planned for the last three races of the season, but everyone in the top brass of F1 eventually agreed to use it only in the last race. Fans, sports analysts, and racing personnel were not receptive to the gimmick. Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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Abu Dhabi GP: Rosberg takes pole, sets up winner-take-all race against Mercedes teammate Hamilton

The battle for the 2014 drivers’ championship is going down the wire. Nico Rosberg took pole position in qualifying for the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the final race in the F1 season calendar that’s worth double the championship points. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton qualified into P2, making this the eighth straight front-row lockout by the Silver Arrows team and setting up a final battle that will determine the top driver this season. Apart from that, this result means that a Mercedes driver won the pole position in 18 out of the 19 races in the season, and the team has also secured the front row 12 times in total. On another note, Mercedes power… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT S Hits the LA Auto Show

Mercedes is on a roll lately and it is taking on the competition like a storm at the LA Auto Show. Living up to its slogan as the best of both worlds, it showcased in the event two of its major products that will hit the market soon. In one corner, it has the opulent Mercedes-Maybach S 600, which sits above the S-Class flagship model of the brand in terms of luxury and comfort. On the other is the Mercedes-AMG GT S, which is sporty and brutal in the highway. There is no point of comparison between the two—aside from the fact that they both dropped the “Benz” moniker—because they certainly… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Promises to Keep the Steering Wheel in Autonomous Cars

With the coming wave of autonomous cars and even trucks, several questions were raised by critics and auto enthusiasts. Among them is, “what happens to the steering wheel?” According to Bloomberg, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche promised that they will still retain the features that have defined automobiles since its invention like the steering wheel, and the basic pedals. The introduction of autonomous cars is currently perceived by many as an event that might put a lot of traditional car components inconsequential. That is the reason why Google killed off all the manual features in its prototype driverless car. However, Dr. Zetsche stated in his speech at Oxford yesterday, “We specifically do not want to… Continue Reading »

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Driverless Car Interior Concept Unveiled by Mercedes

We have seen how Daimler AG integrated its auto-driving feature in its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. A lot of people, the author included, were impressed of the possibilities it can provide to truckers later. However, just imagine the better potentials that the technology can provide to Mercedes cars. Recently, the three-pointed star brand revealed its new driverless car vision. The concept showed futuristic interior similar to the characteristics of a high-end living room. “With this visionary interior concept we are defining the luxury of the future,” stated Gorden Wagener, Daimler’s Head of Design. Once again, he and his team did not fail to impress. The highlight of the driverless car concept… Continue Reading »

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