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Mercedes-AMG Hypercar Set For Frankfurt Motor Show Launch

The Mercedes-AMG hypercar is under works. The most powerful road car of the three-pointed star marque will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Months ago, news surfaced that AMG will release a hypercar in 2018. Thomas Weber, the head of research and development of Mercedes, confirmed the project during the Paris Motor Show in September last year. The exec said the Mercedes-AMG hypercar will carry the drivetrain technology of the brand’s Formula One cars. It should be noted that the F1 car of Mercedes houses a 1.6-liter hybrid turbo engine. The unit will be tuned down to make the hypercar road-legal. It is expected to deliver up to 1,000bhp. Autocar reported that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Says There’s Wireless Charging For S550e Plug-In Hybrid

If you own a hybrid car, then you would also know the pain of having to fumble with the wires and chargers in order to plug your car in for the next day ahead. The same goes with your smartphones and other mobile devices. Charging can be such a pain. Alas, Mercedes-Benz has come up with a solution to this minor problem. The German automaker has introduced the wireless inductive charging. In order to use such charging system, the owner only needs to position the car over a special base on the garage floor. There would be no need to connect it to wires and adaptors alike. Mercedes plans to… Continue Reading »

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How the Turbo Technology of Mercedes F1 Came To Be

The introduction of the present engine regulations brought a lot of advantages for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The performance gains of the team allowed them to score back-to-back championships in both the Constructors and Drivers categories in 2014 to 2015. It also gave them numerous one-two finishes in races. As we have mentioned in our earlier report, the current hybrid V6 engine used by Mercedes F1 is not yet in its full potential. With more than 900 bhp in its output, the engine was at its 45 percent thermal efficiency as of last year. However, the video featured here indicates that Mercedes is targeting at least 50 percent efficiency… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

The coming new year marks another chapter in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Just this year, the company easily recognizable by its three-pointed star marque gave us a preview of its upcoming cars that will hit dealerships in 2016 through unveilings in auto shows and teasers. One of the cars that many eagerly anticipate is the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. So in this post, let’s take a look at its key features. Power Unit The C350 Plug-In Hybrid possesses a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The diesel power unit produces 208 hp with a torque of 258 lb-ft. It is mated with an electric motor with outputs of 80 hp and… Continue Reading »

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Watch the Mercedes-Benz C350e “Silent Night” Video

As the countdown to Christmas 2015 nears its end, Mercedes-Benz released a new commercial for its C-Class titled “Silent Night.” Basically, the advertisement was made to build hype for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e. As a recap, the C350e was unveiled as a follow up to the S550 Plug-In Hybrid. It is powered by both a petrol engine and an electric motor. To be specific, under its hood is a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-four engine. It has an output of 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The unit is mated to an electric motor with 80 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. The combined power rating of the car according to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz C350e Failed Swedish Moose Test

The Mercedes-Benz C350e was selected by Teknikens Värld to go through its moose test, and the result was less than satisfactory, as indicated on a report from worldcarfans.com. The Swedish magazine revealed that the C350e failed the test, which shows its ability to dodge obstacles that suddenly jump in front of it. Drivers normally hit the brakes and execute evasive maneuvers while keeping control of the vehicle and avoiding running off the road. Teknikens Värld initially tested the hybrid vehicle at 72 km/h or 45 mph. The C350e lost traction easily at this point of the test, which is also called the elk test. The same substandard result was noted… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG to Release Hybrid Engines in 2020

Mercedes-AMG is focusing on releasing hybrid models in 2020. That is due to the pressure for carmakers to meet emission targets set by the international community, particularly the countries it considers as the three-pointed star marque’s biggest markets. In an interview of AMG’s head of research and development Thomas Weber with Autocar, he confirmed that his group is working on the existing hybrid technology of the brand, which is currently being utilized by its Formula One cars. They plan to complete the technology transfer to their production cars by the year 2020 in order to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of their models. Weber admitted that the task is a huge challenge to… Continue Reading »

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