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The Impact of Mercedes Wheel Sets to Emission and Fuel Consumption

Mercedes wheel sets are not just about pimping up your ride by boosting its style. It also improves the stability of your car while on the road. But don’t you know that there are more benefits that can be acquired from a good set of Mercedes wheels? According to a recent post from Mercedes-Benz Passion, Mercedes wheel sets affect fuel consumption and carbon emission too. To illustrate this, the blog has studied the different series of wheel sets for the new Mercedes C-Class which range from 16 inches up to 19 inches. Note that the stated values in fuel consumption are based on a 100-kilometer run. 16-Inch Mercedes Wheel Sets… Continue Reading »

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US Sale Of Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec Postponed

The sale of the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec in the US market has been postponed indefinitely by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. The SUV was originally scheduled for release in 2014. Mercedes-Benz did not give any reason for the postponement although the successful sales of the ML350 BlueTec may have something to do with it. The technical specifications of the ML250 were not officially revealed by the company. However, it was expected to use a 2.1-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that is currently used on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec. This will give the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec an output of 190HP and 369lb-ft of torque. This is definitely lower compared to the… Continue Reading »

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Price Of 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec will finally become available in dealerships one year after it was initially unveiled during the New York Auto Show in 2012. The base price of the GLK250 is at $38,590 although a destination charge of $905 is not yet included. Buyers who are looking to purchase the gas-powered variant of the compact diesel crossover will have to pay another $1,500 over the base price of the luxury vehicle. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec will feature a four-cylinder 2.1-liter diesel engine that produces 200HP and a torque of 369 lb-ft. The vehicle also features the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Economy figures were also provided by Mercedes-Benz for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Integro Gets Engine Range Refresh for Euro VI Compliance

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz Integro touring coach lineup is set to feature a fresh range of BlueEfficiency Power engines geared toward meeting the Euro VI emissions standards. This way, the coaches become more economic as far as fuel consumption goes, and the exhaust emissions are also reduced. The six-cylinder BlueEfficiency Power engines are vertically installed in-line units, with the OM 936 series used for two-axel models and OM 470 series for three-axle models. Both sport common-rail injection systems, with the latter getting injection pressure from a pressure-booster-equipped X-PULSE injection system. There are four output variants available: 360 hp or 394 hp for the OM 470 series, and 299 hp or 354… Continue Reading »

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Two Mercedes-Benz Cars Recognized as Most Environment-Friendly

“Going green” is an important trend nowadays. Companies and customers alike are now starting to explore and shift to more environmentally-friendly alternatives, especially in choosing cars. The change in preference is triggered by the alarming effects of global warming that we are experiencing every day. If you are looking for the best car that has great performance and environmentally-friendly features, look no further because Mercedes-Benz has it. For a second straight year, the Mercedes-Benz ML 250 BlueTec 4Matic has been awarded by the German magazine Auto Test as the most environmentally-friendly car. The “Winners in Green” award was also given to another Mercedes-Benz car which is the B200 Natural Gas… Continue Reading »

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German Magazine Awards Two Mercedes-Benz Models as Greenest in Their Classes

It’s another testament to the efforts of Mercedes-Benz to come up with eco-friendly vehicles in various vehicle classes. Recently, Auto Test, a Germen automotive publication, awarded two Mercedes-Benz vehicles—the B200 Natural Gas Drive and the ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC—as the greenest cars in their respective classes, dubbing them “Winners in Green.” The ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC topped the SUV category thanks to its energy-efficient yet uncompromising direct-injection engine that goes for 204 horsepower. Those who drive the unit can get 40 miles-per-gallon and a range in excess of 1,000 miles out of the vehicle, and the CO2 emissions output is just 158 g/km. The B200 Natural Gas Drive wagon, on… Continue Reading »

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Hybrid Transport Makes Inroads In Munster

Hybrid vehicles make it to the mainstream news on a regular basis these days, touting their green advantages and all that. Normally, hybrids are associated with frugal daily drivers, although hybrid sports cars seem to be in our immediate future too. Now, a municipal transport operator in Munster, Germany has begun running a pair of hybrid buses supplied by Mercedes-Benz. Last August 27, a ceremonial handover of two Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses was made to vehicles to Eckhard Schläfke of the Münster municipal transport service. These buses are to be used in Munster’s high-demand, high frequency routes, where the commuting population of 35 million is serviced by a… Continue Reading »

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