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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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Modified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Of Tyrese Gibson Featured on Travel TV

The modified Mercedes-Benz Sprinter of Tyrese Gibson was featured recently on Travel TV, according to an autoevolution.com report. The Fast and Furious actor was able to convince the people behind Travel TV to feature his Rolls-Royce lookalike, which was something people want to watch on the Extreme RV episodes of the show. Extreme RV features luxury vehicles with a number of designs and amenities that are normally found in homes. The episode shows some of amenities built into the Rolls-Royce lookalike of the singer. Gibson shared his experience in designing vehicles during the show. He said the modified Sprinter is the most creative design he made. It is considered as… Continue Reading »

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Silver Chrome And Carbon Packages Unveiled For Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Following the release of the Night Package for the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, a pair of packages was unveiled for the latest supercar offering of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, according to a report from gtspirit.com. The two new packages for the AMG GT are the Silver Chrome and Carbon packages. The Silver Chrome and Carbon packages provide the AMG GT with a modified front splitter, redesigned rear diffuser, new wing mirrors and new fender fins. The components of the Silver Chrome package are made of chrome. On the other hand, the Carbon Package features the same components made of carbon fiber. The Silver Chrome and Carbon packages are far more… Continue Reading »

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