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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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Fast Forward to Tomorrow campaign kicks off

Mercedes-Benz launches yet another company, this time focusing on the company’s achievements in its bid for zero emissions. Running under the slogan “Fast forward to tomorrow”, the company seeks to show through all media channels—TV, online specials and ads—how far they’ve come in achieving their goals. BlueEFFICIENCY, which later developed into various versions such as BlueTEC for diesel engines and BlueDIRECT for petrol engines, is just one of the company’s groundbreaking innovations. These were soon followed by the E-CELL electric drive and F-Cell fuel cell technologies, both of which have reached full production status. Mercedes-Benz is working hard to further develop these technologies to better meet the stricter emissions demands… Continue Reading »

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