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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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Self-Driving Truck Demonstrated by Daimler

Daimler envisions the future of truck drivers as the time wherein there will be less stress on the road, and a period when they could just relax in the driver’s seat as their vehicles safely ferry them to their destination. Last Thursday, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz demonstrated its self-driving truck along the stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. The self-driving truck was called the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. Well, that’s a pretty generic name for a truck packing very advanced features. As for the “2025” in the name, the number represents the year that the truck maker plans to introduce the self-driving vehicle. According to The New… Continue Reading »

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The Active Curve Tilting Feature Might Be the Cure for Car Sickness

One of the revolutionary features of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is its Active Curve Tilting function. Basically, the system allows the cabin of the car to angle around curves in order to significantly lessen the lateral acceleration experienced by its occupants and ensure their comfort inside. The frequent rocking motion within the car during times when the car passes through numerous curves on the way to its destination can be discomforting for its passengers, especially those who are prone to car sickness. Theoretically, the Active Curve Tilting feature of the new S-Class might be solution to the problem. News Corp Australia interviewed Dr. Thomas Weber, the head of research and car development at Mercedes-Benz, to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Working on Nest Thermostat Integration

In an effort to make life more convenient for its customers, Mercedes-Benz is once again embarking on another technological feat. Last time, we have mentioned that the brand is exploring the possible integration of its car’s system to the Nest smart thermostat, but we did not have details yet on how the project will bring about benefits to its consumers. However, thanks to a report from Digital Trends, we now have an idea what the famous German marque is trying to achieve. The goal of the automaker’s Research and Development division is to come up with an effective way for the car to communicate with the Nest thermostat at home. This will allow the thermostat… Continue Reading »

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