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More EU Nations Could Block Mercedes-Benz Car Sales

France is only the beginning. With more EU governments deciding to take action against Daimler over the use of coolant in certain new Mercedes-Benz models, the German automaker could have a hard time sticking to its preferred automotive coolant. Some new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and SL-Class models have been denied registration by France as Daimler continues to use R134a, the coolant banned by the EU starting  2013. R134a has been classified as a global warming agent and is said to be a thousand times more powerful than carbon dioxide. According to Daimler, the replacement coolant approved by the EU, R1234yf, poses a risk as it could emit toxic should it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Of Depeche Mode Member On Sale

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL of a former member of the 80s electronic music band, Depeche Mode, has been put up for sale recently. Alan Wilder revealed the historical value of the car when he made it available in the market. He is selling the vehicle two years after a number of memorabilia of the English group were put up for sale by the musician. Wilder revealed through his official blog that the vehicle was purchased in 1991 when it initially became available in the market. He was on the waiting list for the car that was popular since it was considered cutting edge at that time. He reportedly took care of… Continue Reading »

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Concept Model For Mercedes-Benz SL Produced By Design Students

A collaborative effort between StudioTorino and Mercedes-Benz resulted to a distinctive conceptual model of the Mercedes-Benz SL Class. The design was the result of work by design students from Italy who were able to utilize their skills on the luxury vehicle. A shooting brake was created when the brilliant students used a fixed roof instead of a folding one on the concept vehicle, which was named Coupe Torino. The students worked on the project at the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio. They were able to go through the design process that produced a 1:4 scale model of their creation. The objective of the process was to create a concept model feasible… Continue Reading »

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Latest Features Of Digital DriveStyle App To Be Launched At Google I/O Event

Mercedes-Benz will be showcased at the Google I/O event along with the integration of the latest Google services into the car. The Drive Kit Plus will be exhibited on an SL model of Mercedes-Benz. The system combines a smartphone with an application that seamlessly integrates a smartphone into the infotainment system of the vehicle. On the other hand, the Digital DriveStyle of Mercedes-Benz organizes the main smartphone functions under different categories that can be shown on the display of the vehicle. The COMAND controller can also access these functions while the car is moving. Nearly all Mercedes-Benz models feature the Drive Kit Plus system. Four new features will of the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL Models Receives AMG Treatment

The Mercedes-Benz SL model was given a facelift recently by the luxury car manufacturer. The modifications include the addition of some equipment and will be included in the models that will come out of the production line in June. Although the equipment added into the AMG Sports models are priced at £6,625 the price tags of the vehicles have gone down. The Mercedes-Benz SL350 AMG Sports is priced at £69,960, which is lower than the £72,520 of the SL350. The Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport is priced at £79,970, down from the £83,470 of the SL500. The Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG is priced at £110,785. Both the SL350 and the SL500 will be… Continue Reading »

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Thousand-Mile Mille Miglia And Mercedes-Benz

Classic car enthusiasts around the world look forward to the Mille Miglia, where Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR will be a part of the starting line this year. The relationship between Mille Miglia and Mercedes-Benz dates back to the time when Karl Kling used the 300 SL in the event in 1952 where he placed second. It marked the homecoming of the luxury vehicle manufacturer to international racing. Mercedes-Benz once again succeeded with Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson winning the 1955 staging of the event. They were able to complete the entire course within a little over ten hours. The Mille Miglia is now being promoted as an endurance test where drivers… Continue Reading »

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New Features Coming To Mercedes-Benz SL And SLK

The enjoyable driving experience offered by the Mercedes-Benz SL and SLK sports cars will be expanded further with a number of new features that are available starting April. The four-cylinder, six-cylinder and the eight-cylinder models of the vehicles will feature the Driver Assistance or the COMAND Online package that offers the latest high-resolution color screen display on its instrument panel. In addition to the added feature, the 7G-TRONIC Plus transmission of the vehicle will be upgraded with the latest Momentary M mode. Due to this, the transmission will automatically switch to the fuel-efficient auto-switch mode after drivers have manually shifted up or down using the optional shift paddles after a… Continue Reading »

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