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F1 Tech is Helping Mercedes-Benz a Lot

Formula One Group chief executive Bernie Ecclestone aired his negative comments about the turbo V6 power units currently used in F1. According to his interview with Motorsport.com, the engines were not delivering for the sport, because they were costly, not loud enough, and they have no relevance in the road car industry. It should be noted that most teams have resisted attempts to get back to the old V8 power units of the sport as they are now recognizing the efficiency of the new engines. As for the engine sound, it hasn’t been resolved so far. But measures have been taken in the past to address it. On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz reacted… Continue Reading »

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Brabus Raises the Output of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid to 500 HP

It seems Brabus wanted to do something different this time around. Instead of doing its magic on the usual suspects, it chose the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid. The new project of the tuner for the car was called the B50 Hybrid. Of course, since we are talking about Brabus here, the key feature of the tuned Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid is its reconfigured combustion engine. Based on the press release of the tuner, it transformed the output of the hybrid car’s 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine from 328 hp to 379 hp. The torque of the S-Class was also raised from 480 Nm to 550 Nm. Now, combine the numbers with the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLE 500e Plug-In Unveiled

The 2015 Shanghai Motor Show served as the venue of the official world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz GLE 500e Plug-In Hybrid, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. The luxury SUV is the first plug-in hybrid in this vehicle range of the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany. Aside from its standard internal combustion engine, the GLE 500e Plug-In Hybrid also features an electric motor. The electric motor increases the power output of the SUV by 114HP giving it a total power output of 436 HP. The hybrid SUV of Mercedes-Benz uses a seven-speed clutch transmission that drives all four wheels. In comparison, the other models of the GLE feature a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury In Motion Seen At The Shanghai Motor Show

When the Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury In Motion research vehicle was launched by the luxury vehicle manufacturer near the start of the year, it provided industry watchers a brief preview of the future. The same vehicle made another appearance during the Shanghai Motor Show 2015, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The F015 Luxury In Motion has a remarkable design with its smooth lines and a notably-spacious interior that offers more than enough space and comfort inside the cabin. It also features a low front end, streamlined roof line and flat windscreen. The short overhangs in front and at the rear are also worthy of a second look for industry… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Targets 10 Plug-In Hybrid Cars by 2017

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed that it is planning to add 10 more models in its plug-in hybrid cars. The company said it is targeting that number by 2017. The German luxury car maker revealed that it is expecting to release at least one new model carrying the technology in every four months. Based on the new naming system of Mercedes, the individual powertrain designations of its vehicles will be indicated by a small letter following the model name. In this case, its plug-in hybrid variants will be identifiable with an “e”. The latest example of a model to adopt the updated naming scheme is the C 350 Plug-In Hybrid, which has been renamed as the… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Debuts in the Geneva Motor Show

The 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman definitely garnered the most attention in the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Well, it was as expected because of the ultra-luxurious aura emanating from the limo. However, its automaker, proving itself as the “best of both worlds”, also launched a super eco-friendly car. That is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid. Basically, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-In Hybrid is a union of the dynamism and comfort offered by the C-Class with the brand’s hybrid technology that adds fuel-efficiency and low carbon dioxide emission to the mix. Powered by the combination of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a powerful electric motor, the vehicle can deliver an overall output of 279… Continue Reading »

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Will There Be Another Gullwing From Mercedes

When the announcement of the Mercedes-AMG GT first came out, there were speculations that we might see another Gullwing class which would replace the Mercedes SLS AMG GT. However, when the spy photos of the SLS successor started surfacing online, some expectant fans were saddened to see that its doors followed the standard design of cars. So, when the Mercedes-AMG GT was finally launched, it signaled the retirement of the SLS-line from the production plants and the absence of a gullwing model in the current products of the three-pointed star brand. Ola Källenius, the former head of Mercedes-AMG and the newly appointed member of the Board of Management for Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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