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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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Mercedes-Benz Vito Details and Picture

The latest Vito presents its guarantee of being both eco-friendly and more useful. The van is powered with the latest range of Euro 5-compliant engines, consisting of both diesel and petrol lineup. The powerplants of the Vito have been modified with the inclusion of revised units, all offering BlueEFFICIENCY technology as an option. The latest engines are 110 CDI (95 hp), 113 CDI (136 hp), 116 CDI (163 PS), 122 CDI (224 hp) and the Vito 126 (258 hp). All the engines actuate an adjusted chassis, which boasts of the same simple construction like the past models. The modifications to the chassis comes with cover suspension springs and spring retainers,… Continue Reading »

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Latest Generation Mercedes-Benz Viano

Two months following the presentation of the new generation Viano, Mercedes-Benz made certain to release more photos of the said car. To update your memory, the latest Viano has been modified with a new face, a style that is comparable to that of the present passenger automobiles, and a newly modified rear section. The latest-generation Viano is optionally available with a combined set of Bi-xenon headlamps, LED daytime driving lights, cornering lights, Add-Light system and a headlamp washer device. Internally, the latest generation Viano is equipped with a newly designed cockpit, and a few additional features that allow the automobile to be more user friendly. Regular equipment contains a four-spoke… Continue Reading »

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Singapore gets a load of natural gas powered Econic trucks

When it comes to caring for the environment, Mercedes-Benz never lets itself be left behind. And thus it recently began testing of its latest Econic trucks with natural gas technology in Singapore. The country’s biggest waste management company, Sembcorp, has signed up to conduct the testing with the goal of determining the realistic benefits of the Econic. It’s being graded based on its cost effectiveness and ability to satisfy customers. Mercedes-Benz delivered to Sembcorp Econic trucks with two engine choices—an inline six cylinder diesel engine and one which is powered entirely by natural gas. The NGT engine, with product code M 906 LAG, has a 6.9 liter displacement and is… Continue Reading »

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