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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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Don’t Worry, the V12 Engine is Not Yet Riding to Oblivion

Stricter laws are now in place, which require automakers to come up with more environment-friendly engines. This is the reason why car companies such as Mercedes-Benz are working so hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient and have lesser carbon dioxide emissions. Automakers have embraced solutions with turbocharging and displacement reduction to comply with the said rules. As a result, the engines of their latest models have become smaller. Despite the smaller engines, there remains the pressure for them to surpass or at least match the performance of their earlier bigger engines. Mercedes-AMG, in particular, recently replaced its 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine in favor of the 4.0-liter version. With the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas, Puma extend F1 partnership

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Germany-based multinational sportswear company Puma have agreed to extend their F1 partnership. The extension on the deal that started in 2012 will come into effect by January of next year. Puma will be Official Supplier of Technical Clothing and Footwear as well as an Official Licensee of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories. If you’ve visited a Puma retail store recently, you most probably would have seen all sorts of Mercedes AMG Petronas licensed gear on display, from bags to shirts to sneakers. It’s good for Mercedes fans to have such an accessible way to get their hands on official merchandise, and this extended partnership helps ensure that that… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA Creates Interactive Tool for Customizing the GLA

How do you want your Mercedes-Benz GLA to look? Mercedes-Benz USA proudly announced that customers can now decide ways on how to customize their GLA. Just following the world premiere of the SUV last month, MB USA launched through the Instagram photo-sharing platform an interactive app that would allow customers to personalize how their vehicles will appear. The tool offered through Instagram provides various ways the user to choose the color, grille, wheel, and roof of his or her Mercedes-Benz GLA. Notably, 11 colors can be chosen for the body of the car. Then, it provides three options for the wheel-design, two choices for the roof, and two themes for the grille. How to… Continue Reading »

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Over 100,000 Mercedes-Benz S-Class units sold one year since market launch

Since the market launch of the new S-Class in mid-October of last year, over 100,000 units of the luxury sedan line have been sold. That represents the highest sales figures of within one year since launch in S-Class history, which would make this current model the most successful launch of an S-Class. Surely, it also helps that this S-Class was also the fastest to actually get to the market. Within under twelve weeks since market launch, the S-Class was already on sale in the three core markets. It went on sale at home first, being available in Germany since the end of July last year. China got the new S-Class at the… Continue Reading »

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Online Configurator For The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Unveiled

An online configurator was made available for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe in the United States. Although the configurator is currently limited to S-Class variants heading into the US market, it allows potential buyers an insight on the specifications offered by the luxury vehicle. It basically facilities reviewing the features offered by the luxury vehicle. Among the luxury vehicle models included in the configurator are the S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe and S550 4Matic Coupe. The standard model of the S63 AMG 4Matic is priced at $160,000. The luxury vehicle features a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine offering 577HP of power along with a torque of 664 lb-ft. The power output of the… Continue Reading »

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