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Petersen Automotive Museum Showcases The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes

Petersen Automotive Museum, an LA-based non-profit organization housing the world’s largest automotive museum, launched an event showcasing “The World’s Greatest Sports Coupes” last week on April 10. The event sponsored by Jaguar featured a dozen of sports coupes handpicked by twelve celebrity guest curators. It also included a collection of artistic sports coupe photos from renowned automotive photographer Scott Williamson. Of course, when we talk about the best sports coupes of all time, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is something that can never be omitted. Bruce Meyer, a famous car collector and designer curated this classical car during the event. The Gullwing possesses a very impressive classical design that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Electric B-Class Scheduled For Mid-2014 Sale

Daimler recently revealed via Reuters that the series production of its Mercedes electric B-Class is already underway. The parent company of the three-pointed star brand said that the cars will be launched in the US in the middle of 2014. Then, deliveries will commence in Germany at the latter part of the year. The Battery of the New Mercedes Electric B-Class The new five-seater Mercedes electric B-Class is currently produced in Rastatt, Germany. Daimler stated that the vehicle’s fully-charged lithium-ion battery can go for 200 kilometers before it needs to be juiced up again. It should be noted that Tesla Motors is the one supplying the batteries. The Engine of the Upcoming Mercedes… Continue Reading »

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How Mercedes-Benz’s high-end status affects sales of Sprinter vans in the US

Mercedes-Benz is a well-known luxury brand, and while the established brand name–as well as all the other stuff that comes with it–works well for marketing its passenger vehicles, it could sometimes present a problem for other areas of the automaker’s business. Take the Sprinter van, for example. The Sprinter is one of the best-selling commercial vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, and it is seen as the go-to model for growing the commercial vehicles aspect of the company’s business in markets outside Germany and Europe. In the United States, though, sales are hampered by the brand’s high-end reputation. While Mercedes-Benz has been keen on introducing more affordable compact variants of its cars, like… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet Spied

Spy photos of a car claimed to be the 2015 Mercedes C-Class cabriolet have been released recently by UltimateCarBlog.com and the Car and Driver portal. Based on the spy pictures released by the auto sites, it is still hard to make out the features of the car due to its heavy camouflage. However, the apparent horizontal breaks above the frame of the windshield and the rear of the vehicle reveal that it is likely a cabriolet. Among the other features strongly indicating that the car might be long-awaited cabriolet variant of the new C-Class model is its front grille with two horizontal lines going on both sides of the circle… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes C-Class Estate Spy Photos Released with Less Camouflage

Spy photos of the 2015 Mercedes C-Class estate recently emerged online thanks to WorldCarFans. The pictures of the upcoming C-Class variant were allegedly taken in Germany while the vehicle was being taken for a spin. Despite lacking the emblem and some distinctive badges, the estate shown in the set of photos is unmistakably a Mercedes C-Class. One can immediately notice that the lines of the vehicle along the sides and the hood are that of a C-Class. Another giveaway is the slope of the roof down to the hood. Add to that the narrow headlights that reflect the same signature of the C segment of the brand. Going to the… Continue Reading »

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How the New Engine Regulations Saved Team Mercedes in F1

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart wasn’t kidding last year when he said that if Team Mercedes fails to bring in the desired results in Formula One—that is gaining a significant position in the rankings—Daimler would not think twice of scrapping the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas. A recent report from BBC Sport confirmed that the adoption of the new turbo hybrid engines was the saving grace of team Mercedes. According to the source’s interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, board member and the head of research and development at Daimler, the implementation of engine regulations in F1 and the performance shown by team Mercedes’ drivers justified the continued existence of the… Continue Reading »

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