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EPA Tells Mercedes-Benz to Revise Gas Mileage Rates

Mercedes-Benz was the latest target of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to USA Today, EPA claimed the gas estimates in miles per gallon (MPG) of the three-pointed star marque in some of its models were inaccurate. The agency asked the luxury automaker to downgrade the numbers. The models, which caught the attention of the regulator, were the 2013 and 2014 versions of the Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC. The regulating body revised the flexible fuel version and PZEV low-emission figures of the said models. However, looking at the previous downgrades EPA made to other automakers like Ford, Kia, and Hyundai, the changes it made to the Mercedes figures were only minor. Notably, only… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to ramp up activities on autonomous vehicle research and testing

Since September, Mercedes-Benz has been conducting tests on autonomously driving (self-driving) vehicles in California’s public roads. Now, the company is set to expand on its research activities and get more testing done, thanks to the ability to use the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) test bed site, which is the largest in the United States. The use of the CNWS site is essential in being able to test self-driving cars, providing a more secure method for testing, especially when it comes to particularly hazardous scenarios. “Taken in conjunction with the results of our test drives on public roads, these tests will help us with the ongoing development of our autonomous cars,”… Continue Reading »

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OneRepublic singer becomes Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador; B-Class featured in band’s music video

The newest Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador isn’t a race car driver or a movie star; instead, it’s Ryan Tedder, frontman for the American pop rock band OneRepublic. This partnership will be highlighted by the world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class on the first of October, at the Mondial de l’Automobile motor show in Paris. Incidentally, the B-Class is also featured on the music video for OneRepublic’s new song titled ‘I Lived’, a song which the band will perform at an event called Mercedes-Benz Media Night in Paris. The song will also be used for a variety of advertising materials for the B-Class. Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing exec Dr Jens Thiemer had high… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét Plant reaches 250,000-unit production milestone

It seems like only yesterday that the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary opened. In fact, it was actually two and a half years ago, and now, the production facility is celebrating another milestone as it rolls off its 250,000th Mercedes-Benz unit: a CLA 45 AMG in polar silver trim that’s headed straight for Japan. According to the plant’s director Thomas Geier, this milestone is incredibly important to the plant, which holds the distinction of being Mercedes-Benz’s youngest facility. He gave due credit to all the employees of the plant, saying that the achievement is only possible thanks to their dedication as well as their capabilities. The Kecskemét plant, which had around 3,400… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLA is the Most Beautiful Car in the World

Before the Mercedes-Benz GLA even went on sale, it already garnered widespread adulation from car enthusiasts. According to TorqueNews, the new luxury compact SUV was handpicked by the readers of the German “auto motor und sport” magazine as the most beautiful car in the world. The GLA shared this distinction together with the S-Class Coupe in the poll. The Mercedes GLA is Expected to Attract More Entry Level Buyers Another report from Automotive News confirmed that Mercedes is expecting more entry-level buyers for its luxury compact crossover vehicle. In fact, the company predicted that it might even exceed the demand seen in the CLA when it came out. The GLA shares the same… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Tuned By Renntech Available In The Market

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a powerful luxury sports car in itself, offering around 563 HP of power through its potent naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine. Despite this remarkable power output, a number of sports car enthusiasts still want more from this supercar from the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany. A number of tuning companies have upgraded the SLS AMG to increase its power output. One of these tuning specialists is Renntech. The tuning specialist was able to bump up the power output of the supercar to 635HP. Aside from the increased power, the SLS AMG from Renntech also enhance its torque to 540 lb-ft. The increase in the power output… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Remains the Company’s Best-Seller in U.S.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA remains as the three-pointed star marque’s best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S. However, the supply for the variant remains tight. Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche himself said that they could have sold twice as many vehicles easily if it weren’t for supply constraints. As a remedy to the problem, Dr. Zetsche revealed that the U.S. will get additional CLA units. He stated that there would be an increased allocation in the area, but he wouldn’t reveal the specific figures. Executives in the Mercedes division admitted that their current supply for the CLAs at U.S. dealerships were only good for fewer than 10 days. So, the decision of… Continue Reading »

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