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2012 Merc S350 BlueTec 4MATIC Set for Detroit Auto Show Debut

Mercedes-Benz is slated to debut the all-new 2012 S350 BlueTec 4MATIC at the upcoming 2011 Detroit Auto Show, giving joy to American diesel fans for the new year. The vehicle, touted as an entry-level model for Merc’s S-Class, sports the BlueTec V6 turbo power plant coupled with 4MATIC all-wheel drive functionality. The BlueTec can not only satiate power requirements by fans, but also offers a greener alternative compared to most diesels. The S350 BlueTec 4MATIC is slotted under both the S550 V8 variant and the S400 Hybrid, but with decent figures like 210 horsepower along with 400 lb-ft of torque, it’s not a bad deal at all. Expect more details… Continue Reading »

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Atego Bluetec Recognized for Sustainability

We may be used to Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance sports cars getting all the attention and the awards, but other vehicles from the automaker are also worthy of accolades. The Mercedes-Benz Atego Bluetec hybrid light rigid truck added another feather on the Mercedes cap by winning the German Sustainability Award. The Atego Bluetec relied on strong numbers in terms of fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. These are largely thanks to the technology that powers the vehicle. The hybrid powertrain includes a 4.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 218 horsepower and a 44kW electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. Aside from the hybrid powertrain, the Atego Bluetec also relies on an automatic start-stop… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Benz GLK Diesel on the way

Diesel engine cars are becoming a preference to a good number of people because of its economy in fuel consumption as well as much quieter engine operation. Mercedes-Benz USA President Ernst Lieb was quoted as saying that the 2012 GLK will also be available with a 2.2-liter Bluetec diesel. It will cost a few thousand dollars more than its gasoline powered counterpart. The good thing is that the fuel economy of the diesel engine will be able to offset that premium amount on top of the gas powered version over in the long run. The use of the Bluetec diesel engine will not be limited to the GLK models, according… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Showcases the “Fastest Taxi in the World”

Don’t you love it when you visit a European country, especially Germany – where they utilize Mercedes-Benz vehicles as taxi? At the Europe Taxi Fair 2010, held in Cologne, Mercedes-Benz presented to the public their latest Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. The vehicle is known to be the current “fastest taxi in the world”, going at a maximum speed of 317 km/hr. Mercedes Benz Taxis are recognized for their highest safety, quality and efficiency. Also available in the Mercedes-Benz booth is a blue screen box, where visitors can take photos of themselves together with the gull-wing vehicle, having the Cologne Cathedral in the background. Aside from the showcased Mercedes-Benz E-Class and B-Class… Continue Reading »

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Spy Photo: 2011 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

One of Mercedes’ classic models, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is set to be replaced with a brand new model. Spy photo shows that this process is close to completion. Up till now, only a few details have been provided with regards to the vehicle’s architecture. As with the styling of the latest B-Class, spy photo show that the vehicle is obviously a five-door hatch, and the German automaker is planning to add a coupe and convertible model to the B-class line. Hybrid models, probably similar to the B-Class F-Cell that was presented to the public last August is also anticipated to be included in the latest B-Class hatch’s engine options. Jorg… Continue Reading »

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Atego crowned king of trucks at IAA

Which is the International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicle’s Truck of the Year 2011? None other than the Mercedes-Benz Atego of course. This 12-ton heap of German engineering perfection bagged the most votes for it to win the prestigious award of being crowned the big daddy of all commercial vehicles. Around 23 automotive journalists from all over the world were on hand to witness the awarding ceremony and saw the Atego win in all its splendor. The Atego is an extremely versatile truck for both short and long-distance services. The series-built Atego 1222 EEV BlueTec Hybrid is even better. Apart from pioneering hybrid technology into commercial vehicles, it now offers… Continue Reading »

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Citaro hybrid buses prove their worth in Stuttgart

Three Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses, with two more on their way at a later date, have been commissioned by Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) after successfully passing practical service trials as far back as December of last year. The Citaro earned a lot of good remarks from passengers that happened to stumble upon the three hybrids being tested for one whole week. Along the inner-city 42 route, the Citaro was able to demonstrate exceptional fuel economy, despite the infamous routes tricky topographic layout. On hand to receive the buses was SSB board member Wolfgang Arnold, alongside him Stuttgart provincial capital Mayor Wolfgang Schuster, as well as Daimler AG board… Continue Reading »

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