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Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Power Output Enhanced by GAD Motors

Although the power output of the 2.0-liter engine of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG is limited to 360 HP, it has impressed a number of industry watchers. In fact, some have indicated that it can sound like a four-liter engine when it is revved up to glide across the road. Despite this, tuning companies are still eager to enhance power output of the luxury vehicle through software updates. GAD Motors is one of these tuning specialists that increased the power produced by this notable hatchback from the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, as indicated on a report from autoevolution.com. The aftermarket developer from Germany remapped the ECU of the M133 four cylinder… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA launches 2015 C-Class online configurator

Want to tinker around with your very own US-spec Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Now that the automaker has launched its online configurator for the 2015 model year, you can do just that. You can head over to the site at this link and you can start customizing your own 2015 C-Class, just the way you want it. Options are currently limited though, as you can start off with a base of either the 241-horsepower C300 starting at $40,400 or the 329-horsepower C400, which starts at $48,590. Those base prices do not include the optional stuff you will be adding later on through the  configurator, as well as taxes, title, registration fees, transport charge, and… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class For UK Market To Receive Upgrades

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is set to receive a number of upgrades for its model for the United Kingdom, according to a recent worldcarfans.com report. One significant upgrade offered on the upcoming product of the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany is the use of the new 9G-Tronic transmission. The transmission is a critical addition to the model range even though it will be limited to the E350 BlueTec coupe, cabriolet, estate and sedan. The upgrade will also reduce the CO2 emissions of the different variants of the E350 BlueTec by 17 g/km. The different variants of the E350 BlueTec will also offer a power output of 258 HP, which is… Continue Reading »

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1981 Mercedes-Benz Powered by French Fries Grease

If it’s fuel-efficiency that you are looking for, no current-generation luxury car could possibly beat James McKinnon’s 1981 Mercedes-Benz. The beat-up and no-longer-luxurious Mercedes of McKinnon, the owner of Toronto-based restaurant called Dangerous Dan’s, can go from his location all the way to Port Dover, Ontario for only 30 cents. It may sound ridiculous, but it is true. The 1981 Mercedes-Benz, probably a W123 Sedan 300D model based on the picture provided by Thestar.com, is powered up by a retrofitted engine that uses vegetable oil. McKinnon puts the same grease he used to cook up his fries to his car. As a result of this abuse, he was able to save a couple of thousand… Continue Reading »

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Mcchip-DKR Gives Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 A V8 AMG Engine

The latest models of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe are based on the platform used on the C-Class, which is not quite appealing to many potential customers. The E-Class Cabriolet and Coupe were never given an AMG version by the luxury vehicle manufacturer. But, the German company indicated that it intends to offer such a model in the next generation of the E-Class, which may have provided an inspiration to an owner of a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe 350 CGI V6. The owner asked the professionals from Mcchip-DKR to swap the stock engine of his luxury vehicle, as indicated on a report from autoevolution.com. The feat performed by the German company is… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BMW to Make Standardized Wireless EV Chargers

Daimler and BMW are hardcore rivals in the luxury vehicle segment of the automotive industry, so it is quite hard to imagine them working together. However, according to a report from Kelley Blue Book, the two German automakers have agreed to enter into a joint venture. Recently, the two luxury car giants announced their plans to develop and implement a standardized wireless inductive charging system. This would be utilized by plug-in hybrids and pure electric-powered vehicles in the near future. The new wireless inductive charging system of Daimler and BMW is comprised of a primary coil in a plate mounted on the garage floor, and a secondary coil at the bottom of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Exploring E-Turbo Engines

Audi recently revealed its RS5 TDI Concept. The next-generation Audi Q7 is hyped as the first production car to be equipped with the electric turbocharged engine. Not to be outdone, Mercedes-AMG seems to be considering on putting e-turbo engines on its future cars, in addition to its plan to incorporate several Formula One technologies to its upcoming road vehicles. Jochen Martin Schmid, the chief of the powertrain development division of AMG, confirmed through an interview with Drive that they are looking to investigate the benefits of e-turbo engines. According to Carbuzz, the new technology will further enhance the fuel-efficiency features of AMG cars and allow a lower-rev engine boosting. That means more mileage per gallon… Continue Reading »

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