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Twelve New Mercedes-Benz Vehicle Models To Be Introduced By 2020

Following the launch of the research and development center in China, Mercedes-Benz head for research and development indicated that the luxury vehicle manufacturer is set on introducing twelve new Mercedes-Benz vehicle models by 2020, according to a gtspirit.com report. Although Thomas Weber did not provide the details of these upcoming models, he indicated that they will not have any direct predecessors. This indicates that these are completely new vehicle models. Weber revealed during the opening ceremony of the new R&D center of the company in Beijing that the luxury vehicle manufacturer started its most intensive development program for new vehicle models. He added that the new program is different from… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Vision G-Code Crossover Concept Unveiled

Coinciding with the opening of the Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Beijing, China, the three-pointed star brand also released its new subcompact crossover concept dubbed as the Mercedes Vision G-Code. According to the press release of the company, the concept crossover aims to attract younger Asians into the brand. Shorter than the Mercedes GLA Based from the images and information provided by the German automaker, the G-Code will be designed as a Sports Utility Coupe. It will measure 161 inches, which is even shorter than the GLA—the brand’s smallest crossover so far. Not much was revealed about the engine specs of the compact crossover concept. However, the plan is to equip… Continue Reading »

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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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