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Apple CarPlay Will Be Released for Select Mercedes-Benz Models

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to release Apple CarPlay. That information is based on an internal document shared by C450 AMG blog. However, the new feature will only be available for some of the brands existing models. Among the products that were mentioned to get the tech are select models of the CLA, GLA, B-Class, E-Class, GLE (standard SUV and coupe variants) and CLS all bearing the 2016 model year. For those interested to get CarPlay in their Mercedes, there are two ways they can have it. One is having it installed starting at $350. It will be a standalone package called Code 868 Smartphone Integration Package. The other offers it as part of… Continue Reading »

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Nine-Speed Gearbox May Be Featured On Upcoming Mercedes-AMG E63

CEO Tobias Moers of Mercedes-AMG announced that the AMG Speedshift 9 is currently being developed and will be featured on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG E63, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The performance version of the 9-speed automatic transmission system is set to be offered in a number of regular models of Mercedes-Benz. Tobias made the revelation in a recent Car & Driver interview. He said the AMG version of the gearbox is currently being developed by his team and may reach the market around two years from now. An electronically-controlled rear differential found on the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe will also be installed on the next E63. Combining the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Reappears In New Images And Videos

New videos and images of the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA were released recently following its launch in September during the Frankfurt Motor Show, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The concept vehicle or the Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile is a four-door coupe feature a 0.19 drag coefficient along with a body that can be stretched. The body of the concept coupe can be extended up to a maximum of 390 millimeters when it reaches 80 km/h or 50 mph. The aerodynamics of the concept vehicle is further enhanced to increase its fuel efficiency. Industry watchers consider the design of the vehicle as a future CLS. Since the Mercedes-Benz concentrated on enhancing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GLC Gets Five-Star Rating From Euro NCAP

In terms of safety, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC scored the top rating in the latest evaluation of the European New Car Assessment Programme or Euro NCAP. The new SUV, which is a revamped version of the Mercedes-Benz GLK, received five stars from the rating system of the organization. Based on the explanation of Euro NCAP on its scoring, a five-star safety means the vehicle has an overall good performance in crash protection. In addition, it is an indication that it is fitted with robust crash avoidance technology. As seen in the photo above, the Mercedes GLC got a rating of 95 percent in adult safety. Then. it received 89 percent for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes, Audi and BMW Acquire HERE Technology

Mercedes, Audi and BMW are the biggest players in the world of luxury cars today. Most of the time, their names only appear in the same page when their products are competing with each other, or when people are comparing them. However, on December 4, the three made headlines in the automotive world when they finally concluded the acquisition of HERE, which is Nokia’s mapping and location technology. Just a couple of hours ago, Daimler officially announced more details about their deal with the giant telecommunications company. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz says the technology offered by HERE allows the delivery of high-definition maps combined with real-time location information, which will in… Continue Reading »

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Next Mercedes-Benz SLR May Feature Hybrid Power

Reports in Germany hinted at the possibility that Mercedes-AMG is already thinking about the introduction of the next version of the Mercedes-Benz SLR within three years time and is expected to feature hybrid power, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The performance division of Daimler is reportedly mulling over the location of the engine for the next model of the SLR. The company weighing its options on whether to have a front- engine layout or a mid-engine layout. The coupe variant is expected to be introduced into the market first with a roadster coming at its heels. The flagship Black Series variant may be launched soon after. The report… Continue Reading »

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Upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Digitally Rendered

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan was digitally-rendered recently by OmniAuto.it, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The mid-size luxury sedan from the German marquee was spotted a number of times with minimal disguise in the past few weeks. Basing on these sightings industry watchers already have an idea how it will look like when it is officially launched into the market. However, an online reveal of the 2016 E-Class may come earlier than its expected launch in January during the Detroit Auto Show. In fact, some are anticipating the online reveal to be made before the year ends. The possible design of the E-Class was already discussed in the… Continue Reading »

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