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Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Test Mule Spotted

The test mule of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake was spotted recently in Germany, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. The test mule was seen with a small amount of camouflage, which virtually revealed its complete design. The luxury vehicle was recognizable due to its front fascia and elegant rear, which shares some similarities to the CLS Shooting Brake. While the outcome was not quite practical, it appears to be among the most appealing compact wagons currently available in the market. The roof of the luxury vehicle extends down to its rake rear window that flawlessly flows into the rear fascia. The taillights of the upcoming luxury vehicle are… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Surf Boards Developed For Garrett McNamara

Mercedes-Benz collaborated with Corticeira Amorim and Polen Surfboards in creating a Mercedes-Benz surf board under the MBoard project designed mainly using Portuguese cork, according to a report from worldcarfans.com. The surf board was designed primarily for the Hawaiian daredevil, Garrett McNamara. The Mercedes-Benz surf board for the professional surfer was developed as part of the MBoard project that was announced a year earlier. The project already saw the development of four similar surf boards that were dubbed as “The Silver Arrow of the Seas.” McNamara is set to face the winter giants of Nazaré using the “MBoard 2.0.” McNamara said cork is known for its flexibility and high durability, which… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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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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Mercedes-Benz COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST technology reduces rear-end collisions by up to 30 percent

Mercedes-Benz cars aren’t just expensive because of style and quality. In these vehicles lie some of the most advanced modern driver assistance technologies you can think of, and that includes something called COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST. This technology can be found in the new B-Class, and it’s a standard feature that, according to Mercedes-Benz, can reduce the amount of rear-end collisions by as much as 30 percent when compared to other vehicles that do not have a similar piece of tech. In order to come up with this figure, safety experts took figures provided by the Federal Statistical Office in Germany and stacked the effectivity of the assist system to date against… Continue Reading »

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Online Configurator For The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Unveiled

An online configurator was made available for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe in the United States. Although the configurator is currently limited to S-Class variants heading into the US market, it allows potential buyers an insight on the specifications offered by the luxury vehicle. It basically facilities reviewing the features offered by the luxury vehicle. Among the luxury vehicle models included in the configurator are the S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe and S550 4Matic Coupe. The standard model of the S63 AMG 4Matic is priced at $160,000. The luxury vehicle features a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine offering 577HP of power along with a torque of 664 lb-ft. The power output of the… Continue Reading »

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Images Of Mysterious Mercedes-Benz Concept Vehicle Emerge

Images of a mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept vehicle at the Mercedes-Benz facility emerged recently, as indicated on an autoevolution.com report. The emergence of the images followed an earlier announcement by the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany that it is set to unveil a concept car during the Consumer Electronics Show. However, it may also be possible for Mercedes-Benz to unveil the new concept vehicle during the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is scheduled to be held in the coming month. The mysterious Mercedes-Benz concept vehicle, which was covered with a tarp, appeared to have a silver body shell. It has a similar size as an S-Class while its body appears to… Continue Reading »

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