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Cigarette Racing And Mercedes-Benz AMG Collaboration Produce The Cigarette AMG Electric Drive

The Cigarette AMG Electric Drive is the product of the collaboration between Cigarette racing and Mercedes-Benz AMG, according to a report from mercedes-benz.co.uk. The combined expertise of the two companies resulted to the development of the most impressive electric-powered watercraft in the world. The engine of the thirty-eight-foot long boat can produce up to 3,000 Nm of torque and 2,220 HP of power. This allows the powerboat to produce enough electric power that allows it to reach speeds up to 160 km/h. The design incorporates a number of components of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive. Among the components are the high-performance drives that feature twelve electric motors, which… Continue Reading »

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Too Much is Not Always a Good Thing with the Infotainment System

After writing the report about the possible integration of the Google Glass and Pebble Smartwatch to future Mercedes-Benz cars‘ infotainment system, I started asking myself these questions: “Are these really necessary? Aren’t the iPhone and iPad integration enough?” The introduction of the infotainment system in Mercedes cars, or other cars for that matter, have transformed our driving experience from something of a chore to an enjoyable, comfortable or luxurious time. The function that the system provides also help us make effective decisions as drivers of whether to take a turn, make a stop, proceed or take an alternate route during certain situations. However, it seems like many of us are… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Prepares for Google Glass and Pebble Watch Integration

Car dealers are getting more inclined with new technological innovations nowadays. After the successful implementation of the iPhone integration to Mercedes-Benz cars, a news source reported that the R&D facility of the brand in Silicon Valley is gearing for the incorporation of the Google Glass and the Pebble Watch to its vehicles. According to CNET, when they visited the Mercedes R&D facility, they found out that a new prototype app designed for the Google Glass is being developed by Mercedes engineers. The app will apparently offer the same function that iPhones give to Mercedes cars, that is providing directions to the driver. But, when the driver sits in the car… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class Reaches the One-million Mark

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class was launched back in 2005, and since then, more than a million units of the German automaker’s pivotal compact MPV have been sold. With that figure reached, it only serves to validate the German automaker’s focus on rounding out its product line with a variety of efficient compact vehicles, while staying true to its heritage as a luxury car manufacturer. Mercedes-Benz Cars board member in charge of marketing & sales Ola Källenius pointed out that the key attributes of the B-Class line, namely the “sporty design, impressive driving dynamics, and incomparable driving comfort,” all serve to make the car appealing to both existing and prospective Mercedes-Benz customers. In… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Inaugural China Car of the Year

Mercedes-Benz has made big strides in what is the biggest automotive market in the world, and nothing exemplifies this more than ever-growing sales figures and the fact that the S-Class just won the first China Car of the Year award. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class edged out 52 other car models for the distinction, given for the first time at an award ceremony that was held during this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show. The award was received by Nicholas Speeks, Mercedes-Benz China President and CEO. Out of the 53 total candidates, the judges  narrowed down the field to a shortlist of seven, before cutting it down some more to the top three finalists,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Fleet: Increased Efficiency, Reduced Emissions

In the grand scheme of things, the small stuff do matter. This year, Mercedes-Benz was able to cut back on the average CO2 emissions for its entire vehicle fleet by 6 grammes, from an average of 140 grammes in 2012. On top of increased efficiency in terms of fuel consumption, the German automaker is certainly making a difference for owners and for the environment. According to Daimler board member for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, Professor Thomas Weber, the aim is to get to an average fleet CO2 figure of 125 g CO2 per kilometer by the year 2016. That reflects the company’s continued commitment to reducing the emissions… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BYD’s DENZA on Track for 2014 Intro

By now, you might have heard of something called DENZA, which is the battery-running electric vehicle that is a product of the joint venture between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD. According to Daimler, DENZA should be on schedule for its 2014 market introduction, which was the tentative timetable announced before, set to coincide with the Auto China trade fair. Apart from debuting at the Beijing automotive event, the first dealership featuring DENZA will also be in the Chinese capital city. The first store for this bold joint venture is set to open sometime around the middle of 2014, and there are also additional dealerships to be set up at the… Continue Reading »

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