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Top 3 Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

It was announced during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show that the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is already in its preproduction stage. Mercedes also provides us a look at the key features of the plug-in hybrid SUV. 1. Power Units Unlike the Mercedes plug-in hybrids that we have been accustomed to that combines a petrol engine with an electric motor, the GLC F-Cell makes use of hydrogen and electricity. The set up makes it very environment-friendly because of its zero g/km CO2 emission. The SUV can hold up to 4.4 kg of hydrogen in its tank. That is good to propel the vehicle to more than 437 km in hybrid mode. On… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Project One Photo Teased Ahead of the IAA

In two days, the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) will finally kick off. One of the most anticipated vehicles in the event is the Mercedes-AMG Project One. To further boost the hype for the upcoming hypercar, another teaser photo of it was officially released which can be seen above. According to Daimler, Project One highlights the 50th anniversary of AMG. The hypercar features a hybrid powertrain derived from Mercedes’ current Formula One technology. Details of the Project One are still heavily-guarded by the German automaker. However, they confirmed that it will have a petrol engine combined with electric motors mounted on the front axle for optimum performance and efficiency. Based on… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid Offers Performance And Fuel Efficiency

Is there such a thing as a perfect car? The definition of a perfect car is one that is luxurious, but is also powerful and fuel efficient. You can get that once you have your hands on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid. Since Mercedes already promised to move to an electrified phase in the future, we can expect to see more like this. The power and acceleration of this particular car is almost unparalleled and you definitely won’t think it came from a plug-in hybrid. There are three modes you can choose from in the sports mode—winter, comfort, and individual modes. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A45 with Electric Motor Coming Up

The second-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 is getting an electric motor. The unit is expected to significantly boost the power of the hatchback. According to Motoring, citing reliable anonymous sources within the automotive industry, the electric motor will be used to provide the AMG A45 with a hybrid powertrain. The model bearing the unit is expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Currently, the AMG A45 has a gasoline-fed 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine. The power unit offers 280 kW that launches the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The source said a reconfigured M133 engine will be used for the AMG A45. It is will be paired with a traditional exhaust… Continue Reading »

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4 Major Problems Seen in the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is set to break barriers by being the first to use pure-bred Formula One technology on public roads. It is highlighted by its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with electric motors that enable it to produce up to 1,000 bhp. The high-performance vehicle is expected to carry a $3 million price tag. While the hypercar definitely had car enthusiasts salivating for it, here are a couple of drawbacks we have projected based on the statements of AMG CEO Tobias Moers and other reliable sources: 1. F1-Like Maintenance Moers estimated that the AMG hypercar would need engine maintenance once it reaches a 31,000 mileage or 50,000 km. Therefore, it… Continue Reading »

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Examining the Engine of the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

New details regarding the engine of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar was just released by its maker. As reported earlier, the auto will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. According to Motor, the Project One will take on the likes of the Aston Martin Valkyrie. AMG CEO Tobias Moers claimed that the auto will be the first street-legal car to carry a Formula One engine. The AMG hypercar will be equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine matched with electric motors. Each front wheel has an electric motor with 120 kW output. There is also a 100 kW electric motor on the crankshaft and 80 kW electric motor for faster turbocharger… Continue Reading »

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Key Selling Points of the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e Plug-In Hybrid

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e is a nice alternative for people looking for a car possessing decent performance and cutting edge technology combined with fuel efficiency and environment-friendly elements. The vehicle is the three-pointed star brand’s answer to the BMW 530 e. Based on a test drive, here are the top 3 features of the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e that make it worth your £45,565 (starting price, including taxes): Engine The E 350 e is highlighted by its 2.0-liter petrol-fed engine partnered with an electric motor. The output of the unit is 282 bhp with 550 Nm of torque. All that power goes to the rear wheels and distributed via a nine-speed automatic gearbox…. Continue Reading »

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