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Renamed: The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid

From here on out, the Mercedes AMG Petronas race car for the 2014 Formula One season will be known as the F1 W05 Hybrid, in honor of the technology that’s present in the new Power Unit and as a testament to the commitment Mercedes-Benz has to this automotive technology. The car will now carry the familiar ‘Hybrid’ branding present in the hybrid passenger cars from the German automaker. This branding will be displayed prominently right on the engine cover. We’ll be seeing this on the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars this weekend at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. “What we are seeing in Formula One today is the next generation of innovations that… Continue Reading »

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Images Show 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In

It appears that the Germany-based luxury vehicle manufacturer is working on bringing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In into the assembly line. A recent report from worldofcarfans.com indicated that images showing the prototype of the hybrid inside a parking lot emerged recently. The active shutter grille and modified rear bumper featuring an integrated port made the plug-in hybrid easily identifiable. The port is similar to the port found on the S-Class plug-in hybrid. The vehicle will reportedly be called the C350 Plug-in Hybrid and will feature a 3.0-liter turbo-charged V6 engine together with a 7-speed automatic gearbox system along with an electric motor. The powertrain was initially unveiled in the latest… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Details Leaked Over The Net

Even as the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany has set to introduce the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class into the market, it appears that some of the details have started to emerge in the internet, according to a gtspirit.com report. This comes as a major overhaul was given to the W212 generation of the vehicle by the company. The upcoming model of the E-Class is expected to be released as a standard sedan by 2016. A long-wheel base model will also be offered by the company in the market in China in the same year. By 2018, a four-seat coupe model will also be released into the market together with a four-seat… Continue Reading »

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Frankfurt Motor Show May Feature The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

The third hybrid engine of Mercedes-Benz will be unveiled during the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show through the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, according to MSN Autos. Aside from being efficient, the turbocharged V6 engine will make it the fastest hybrid S-Class in the market. However, the electric motor of the S500 Plug-In Hybrid can be decoupled completely from its gas engine. This will make the vehicle a pure zero-emission electric vehicle, which makes it distinct from the current Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. The 3.0-L turbo gas engine provides 329HP and 354lb-ft of torque to the vehicle. A lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor of the vehicle. It offers 107HP and 251lb-ft of… Continue Reading »

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Smart Car Sharing: Milan Gets car2go Service

This month marks another milestone in Daimler’s car2go car-sharing service, as Milan gets to enjoy a fleet of 450 smart fortwo vehicles slated to be fully available by the middle of September. While the smart eco-friendly vehicle brand certainly isn’t the biggest moneymaker in the Daimler stable, those vehicles together with the car2go platform allows the German automaker to make good on its promise of delivering sustainable automotive solutions, particularly for urban mobility applications that are focused upon by car2go. Being able to expand into a city like Milan expands the platform’s reach and should allow for better positioning in the European marketplace moving forward. If car2go continues to reach… Continue Reading »

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More Hybrid Vehicles To Be Introduced By Mercedes-Benz

It appears that a number of hybrid vehicles are set to be launched by Mercedes-Benz in the future. The German luxury vehicle manufacturer will increase its range of hybrid vehicles to add to the E-Class and the S-Class models. The company revealed in a recent statement that the hybrid system of Mercedes-Benz is designed to be modular and scalable. The design can be used in a number of model series. The company added that the launch of new hybrid models will be timed with the launch of new models in the future. The specific details of the models that the company will launch have yet to be revealed. However, a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Unveiled

It appears that Mercedes-Benz could not wait for the Frankfurt Auto Show to flaunt their latest hybrid flagship. The luxury vehicle manufacturer recently unveiled the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid at a recent press briefing. The upcoming vehicle will feature a six-cylinder gasoline engine that offers 333HP of power and 480Nm of torque. The hybrid also comes with an electric motor that uses an 8.7kWh battery, found inside the trunk. The engine provides power to the rear wheels of the car. On the other hand, the electric motor provides power to the front wheels. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid has a fuel economy of around three liters for every… Continue Reading »

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