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Last Teaser For The Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe

Just a few days before the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe makes its debut at the New York International Auto Show a teaser emerged, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The GLC Coupe Concept was initially unveiled by the German marquee at the Shanghai Auto Show last year. Now, industry watchers are eagerly waiting for the production- ready GLC Coupe to be unveiled by Mercedes-Benz. Numerous spy images and videos sprouted over the internet as the GLC Coupe became a highly-anticipated model that is expected to go up against the BMW X4. While the headroom at the back of the GLC Coupe is lower and it trunk capacity is smaller, it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E220d Shows Excellent Acceleration Test Results

An independent test demonstrated the excellent performance of a Mercedes-Benz E220d, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The 2.0-liter engine of the 220d offers a power output of 191 HP, which is around 24 HP higher compared to the E220 CDI. It also offers a torque of 295 lb-ft, which is the same as the E220CDI. The test also showed that the E220D is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h within 7.2 seconds. These figures may be good enough for many European buyers since the reduced capacity of the engine results to lower taxation on them. Due to this, they are not inclined to go for a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz 407D Brought Back To Life

A Mercedes-Benz 407D was brought back to life recently after being left unused for over a decade, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. The 407D is a part of the T2 van and truck series of Mercedes-Benz. This series was launched by Mercedes-Benz in 1967. With nearly 490,000 units produced within three decades, it became one of the most successful commercial vehicles produced by the German marquee brand. The cabin of the T2 is a familiar to many people since it was one of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles that became a legend within a short period of time. The T2 series was durable and built to last. In fact, a… Continue Reading »

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Video: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Multibeam LED headlamps

The Multibeam LED headlamps come as an optional add-on in the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Announced officially by Mercedes in 2013 and offered for the first time in the current S-Class model of that period, the feature promised that it would offer flexibility in terms of illumination wherein it would adjust itself depending on a particular situation on the road. It is composed of a group of LED lighting diodes with each part acting individually to enhance targeting and light distribution. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new Multibeam LED headlamps each come with 84 individually activated high-performance LEDs. These make the car’s illumination of the incoming path or traffic very bright and pretty accurate to the driver. Despite its… Continue Reading »

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How the Turbo Technology of Mercedes F1 Came To Be

The introduction of the present engine regulations brought a lot of advantages for Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The performance gains of the team allowed them to score back-to-back championships in both the Constructors and Drivers categories in 2014 to 2015. It also gave them numerous one-two finishes in races. As we have mentioned in our earlier report, the current hybrid V6 engine used by Mercedes F1 is not yet in its full potential. With more than 900 bhp in its output, the engine was at its 45 percent thermal efficiency as of last year. However, the video featured here indicates that Mercedes is targeting at least 50 percent efficiency… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Plants Prefer Human Hands Than Robots

There is an ongoing fear that the rapid advancement of technology will lead to robots taking over many of the manual jobs originally intended for humans. However, at Mercedes-Benz, there is a different trend. Instead of adding more robots, the automaker is focusing on adding more humans in its assembly plants and phasing out some of its robots. In the interview of Markus Schaefer, the Mercedes head of production, he told Bloomberg that it is a practical decision. Schaefer explained that humans are more capable of meeting the customization options required by the luxury car brand. Robots are good for repetitive tasks and they provide cheap labor, but they are poor in adapting… Continue Reading »

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Innovative Bargeboards Used On New Mercedes-AMG F1 W07

On Day 2 of Formula 1 testing, which is being held in Barcelona, saw the introduction of an innovative component by Mercedes-Benz on the new Mercedes-AMG F1 W07, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The innovative component is a new serrated bargeboard concept. The full-length serrated bargeboards are positioned on the strakes, extending in front of the bargeboards and are connected to the floor. The new bargeboards have a more aggressive appearance compared to the ones used by teams in the past. The manipulation of airflow in the area facilitates an enhancement of the performance of the vehicle. The strakes aim to ensure airflow is straightened and enhance the… Continue Reading »

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