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Performaster Boosts Power Of Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake

Gone are the days when a 2-liter engine offering 360 HP was sufficient for luxury vehicle manufacturers. These days, companies are looking to upgrade the engine of their vehicles, including the 45 AMG models of Mercedes-Benz. The 45 AMG range of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer was given the M133, which allows it to produce at least 381 HP of power. Due to this, a number of aftermarket tuners are aiming to get their hands on the M133. The latest tuning specialist to work on the M133 is Performaster. The aftermarket developer from Germany designed a power pack specifically made for the 45 AMG range of Mercedes-Benz, and the Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes to Retrofit Rescue Assist QR Codes on Vans

Mercedes-Benz had announced that the revolutionary Rescue Assist QR Codes can now be supplied for all Mercedes vans built since 1996, and they will be supplied free of charge thanks to their retro fit service. The simple yet hugely effective system was designed to help emergency services gain access to crucial information about vehicles that have been involved in road accidents and other emergencies. They simply scan a QR code located in the fuel cap with a mobile device, and essential information on the structure of the vehicle is supplied instantly. This provides them with information on the location of potentially dangerous sections of the van, in particular the things… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to enter South Korea premium taxi market

Starting October, Mercedes-Benz will enter the South Keorean premium taxi market, competing with BMW in a pilot project by Seoul City and in partnership with Daum Kakao and High&, a local taxi association. The program is designed to allow taxi services to cope with the popularity of app-based transport services such as Uber. There will be 50 units of the new Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec 4MATIC along with 50 units of BMW’s 530d xDrive. These premium taxi units will carry a new mobile-app-based reservation system in the fall. The app will debut through Daum Kakao. The reason for the selection of the two competing German automakers is performance. “Diesel-powered German cars received… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz passes million-car sales mark in July

Here’s one more indicator of just how much success Mercedes-Benz is enjoying in 2015: in July, the German automaker has just passed the 1-million mark for cars sold so far this year. To be more specific, Mercedes-Benz has sold 1,048,178 vehicles as of the end of July 2015. That number plus smart car sales adds up to 1,119,629 units. “Never before have we delivered so many cars to customers in the first seven months of a year,” stated Mercedes-Benz Cars marketing and sales chief Ola Källenius. He added that around a quarter of that million is made up of C-Class units in both the Saloon and Estate variants. It just goes… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes, BMW and Audi Join Forces to Get Nokia HERE Mapping Technology

Lately, there have been talks that the three giants in the luxury car market, namely Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi, were racing to acquire the HERE digital mapping technology of Nokia. The system is seen by the luxury automakers as a crucial element in their development of self driving cars. According to a report from Motor Authority, the premium car makers recently did the unthinkable. Instead of competing against each other in the acquisition of the tech, the three decided to pool up their resources, totaling 2.8 billion euros or $3.1 billion, in order to hold an equal share with HERE. The deal is expected to be completed in the early… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Will Have More Power Than the Mercedes-AMG GT S

We already know that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will feature major tech upgrades. However, a new report says the engine of its AMG variant is also something to definitely look out for. According to UK’s Autocar, the range-topping Mercedes-AMG E63 will be more powerful than the Mercedes-AMG GT S, Mercedes-AMG C63 S and their equivalent models. The source claimed it will house the next level 4.0-liter V8 power unit of the brand’s performance division, which will raise its output to 600 bhp. Based on the earlier interview of Christian Enderle, the Head of Powertrain Development in Mercedes-AMG, their current 4.0-liter biturbo V8 is designed to only deliver up to 503 hp. That… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Gets Hand Painted

Handing over the keys of your Mercedes-Benz to someone outside your family and telling that person to “Do what you want with it,” might not always be a good idea. It’s like sitting on a barbershop chair and telling the barber to do whatever he wants with your hair. The most likely situation here is that the person might screw it up, but this story proves that risks might also pay off in a good way. Connor Hoyle, a Newcastle-based businessman, did just that. He left the keys of his £130,000-worth Mercedes-Benz G-Class to a guy, and told him to do what he wants with it. Fortunately, the guy whom Hoyle left the keys with was Ben Daye. For… Continue Reading »

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