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Don’t Worry, the V12 Engine is Not Yet Riding to Oblivion

Stricter laws are now in place, which require automakers to come up with more environment-friendly engines. This is the reason why car companies such as Mercedes-Benz are working so hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient and have lesser carbon dioxide emissions. Automakers have embraced solutions with turbocharging and displacement reduction to comply with the said rules. As a result, the engines of their latest models have become smaller. Despite the smaller engines, there remains the pressure for them to surpass or at least match the performance of their earlier bigger engines. Mercedes-AMG, in particular, recently replaced its 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine in favor of the 4.0-liter version. With the… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK

There is a speculation that the Mercedes-Benz SLK might receive a few modifications. A rumor from a reliable source has it that the upgraded car will debut in 2015. Then, it will hit the market probably by 2016. According to MB Passion, the people at Mercedes are currently developing a facelifted version of the SLK. The report claimed the prototypes have already made their way in the streets of Germany for testing. The blog even published some photos of them. The newest photo of the car can be seen on top of this article while the ones taken last August can be seen below: Spy Shots of the Partially Camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLK Looking… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas, Puma extend F1 partnership

The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team and Germany-based multinational sportswear company Puma have agreed to extend their F1 partnership. The extension on the deal that started in 2012 will come into effect by January of next year. Puma will be Official Supplier of Technical Clothing and Footwear as well as an Official Licensee of Footwear, Apparel and Accessories. If you’ve visited a Puma retail store recently, you most probably would have seen all sorts of Mercedes AMG Petronas licensed gear on display, from bags to shirts to sneakers. It’s good for Mercedes fans to have such an accessible way to get their hands on official merchandise, and this extended partnership helps ensure that that… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Mercedes GLA Tuning Package Announced

It hasn’t been long since the Mercedes-Benz GLA made its debut. However, tuning firms are already racing to come up with their own body kits for the crossover of the three-pointed star brand. Not long after Brabus announced its tuning kit for the Mercedes GLA, Carlsson also revealed to the public its kit for the vehicle so as not to be outdone. According to Motorward, the Carlsson Mercedes GLA tuning kit gives the crossover upgrades touching the exterior all the way to its interior. The engine is not spared by the modifications too. It should be noted though that the package is only available for the AMG Sport models of the vehicle…. Continue Reading »

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL Showcased at Motorclassica

The Motorclassica show is one of the must-see events that every car enthusiast should not miss, especially if you are located in Melbourne, Australia. In its opening-day, the audience were in for a treat as the ultra-rare 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL was showcased there. Daimler confirmed the star of the show is one of the four experimental 220SL prototypes made by the three-pointed star brand. The one shown in Motorclassica is thought to be the only one in existence now. However, one thing is for sure, that the model displayed there is the only one to be made with right-hand drive configurations. The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL carries a 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The engine output of… Continue Reading »

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1928 Mercedes SSK Sports Car Replica to be Auctioned

A very rare 1961 replica of a 1928 Mercedes SSK sports car was announced for auction recently. According to a ChronicleLive report, the vintage car will be going under the gavel on November 1 at Village Auctions in North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton. Although the two-seater car was inspired by the design of the 1928 Mercedes SSK, its engine was from a Volkswagen Beetle. It seems the car has received additional minor customization as well, looking at the new badges that were placed into its steering wheel and bumper. The source claimed the price of the replica roadster has been set between £5,000 to £7,000. About the Original 1928 Mercedes SSK It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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