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Kelley Blue Book Praises 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive

Kelley Blue Book, an automotive valuation company based in Irvine, California, was all-praises with the 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive in a review it posted last Wednesday, May 7. According to Kelley Blue Book, the car is just right when it comes to styling, design, pricing, energy-efficiency, and other features. It even said that the introduction of Mercedes B-Class electric cars is an indication that the electric vehicle segment in the market is maturing. The B-Class Electric Drive may share some styling features of the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus EV, but it still retains the signature luxurious profile of Mercedes-Benz cars. In particular, the slope and body lines of the car… Continue Reading »

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Consumer Reports Calls the Mercedes CLA a “Really Nice Civic”

Consumer Reports, a monthly publication that has been running since 1936 has recently published a review of the Mercedes CLA. The review wasn’t that kind to the best-selling car of the Mercedes-Benz brand. “A Really Nice Civic” According to Jalopnik, the publication operated by the Consumers Union actually dubbed the Mercedes CLA as a “really nice Civic”, which refers to the popular line of products of the Japanese manufacturer, Honda. While we got nothing against, the Civic, and we think that it is a nice car, comparing it with a Mercedes-Benz car is a bit harsh. That’s because the two basically do not belong to the same market. The former… Continue Reading »

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A Closer Look at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show is already prepping for its debut in the United States of America this summer. It will come with a base price of $41,450. Specs of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive The first-ever fully electric-powered car of Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. carries an engine developed by Tesla Motors. It has a battery pack with 28-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. The final output of the production model’s motor is 132 kW with 251 lb-ft of torque. That’s 75 kW and 23 lb-ft more than what Mercedes quoted during its debut. The power of the car enables it to sprint from zero… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Sedan Vs Coupe — Which One is Ideal For You

Buying your first Mercedes car can be hard. That’s because the brand has so much to offer. There are so many models offered by its sedan and coupe segments. The two selections alone can make choosing very difficult for the uninitiated. So, in this article, we will run you over the features and benefits of each type of car in order for you to narrow down your options, and increase your chances of selecting the car that is ideal for you. Sedan Vs Coupe — What Makes Them Different From Each Other? Before going further, let us define a sedan vs coupe. In the past, a sedan means any closed roof,… Continue Reading »

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Did Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Copy the BMW X6

Did the Mercedes-Benz copy the features of the BMW X6 in its recently unveiled Concept Coupe SUV? We can’t say for sure. But a lot of people say that the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV bears a striking resemblance with the BMW X6. Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV Versus BMW X6 Based on the photos that Carscoops have provided, which pitted the recently released photos of the Mercedes Concept, one will immediately see a lot of similarities in the exterior of the two vehicles. Check out the photos below, which apparently show a couple of similarities with the two vehicles: While it is clear that the Mercedes Concept Couple SUV is more… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Showed the Least Recall Rate in the US Says Research

A 30-year study that focused on the safety of vehicles in the US revealed that Mercedes-Benz had the lowest recorded recall rate. According to Reuters, the research was conducted by a Woburn, Massachusetts-based firm called iSeeCars. The study reviewed 15 major automakers operating in the US. The methodology of the long-term study compared the number of vehicles recalled from 1985 to 2014 with the number of cars sold within 1980 to 2013. Based on the data, Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles at a rate of 0.41. That means Mercedes recalls 41 vehicles for every 100 units sold. Trailing behind Mercedes-Benz on the list is Mazda at a rate of 0.55. Third is… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes C-Class Banks on Perfection

Perfection is definitely a hard thing to achieve. However, the Australian website The Age quoted Mercedes-Benz’s engineering and design elite to have stated that it was their benchmark theme when they were developing the Mercedes C-Class segment. Christian Fruh, the chief engineer of the C-Class said in an interview with the publication that he is a perfectionist that is why he was put in the project. The report added that Fruh’s team has spent more than five years and millions of dollars in the development of the C-Class alone. Mercedes’ aim for perfection in the development of the C-Class is just an indication that they have high regards for that… Continue Reading »

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