BenzInsider.com - A Mercedes-Benz Fan Blog http://www.benzinsider.com Latest Mercedes-Benz news, reviews and rumors Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:01:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTechhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-s550-given-vossen-wheels-by-renntech/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/08/mercedes-benz-s550-given-vossen-wheels-by-renntech/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 07:01:37 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46847 While the Mercedes-Benz S-Class may not be considered as an AMG GT with four doors, the quality of work put into producing it and its rich history has given it a lofty position within the automobile industry of Germany. This status was further enhanced when a renowned tuning specialist upgraded a Mercedes-Benz S550, giving it quite a prominent VIP stance, as indicated on a report from autoevolution.com The RennTech-tuned S550 sits on a set of Vossen Forged: Precision Series VPS-312 wheels featuring a wide-polished aluminum dish. The quality of the finish on the tuned luxury vehicle is so impressive it leaves industry professionals wondering how long it took the tuning... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech

While the Mercedes-Benz S-Class may not be considered as an AMG GT with four doors, the quality of work put into producing it and its rich history has given it a lofty position within the automobile industry of Germany. This status was further enhanced when a renowned tuning specialist upgraded a Mercedes-Benz S550, giving it quite a prominent VIP stance, as indicated on a report from autoevolution.com

The RennTech-tuned S550 sits on a set of Vossen Forged: Precision Series VPS-312 wheels featuring a wide-polished aluminum dish. The quality of the finish on the tuned luxury vehicle is so impressive it leaves industry professionals wondering how long it took the tuning company to perfect it.

Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech

The Precision Series wheels of Vossen Wheels installed on the S550 were customized to fit the specifications of the luxury vehicle. These alloys, which measure 22 × 9.5 inches in front and 22 × 11 Inches at the back, make the tuned white-colored Mercedes-Benz S550 unique when compared to similar luxury vehicles in the market.

The S550 tuned by RennTech was ordered through Mercedes-Benz Coral Gables and comes with reclining seats in the rear along with a refrigerated compartment, which essentially added to the luxury it offers to its owners. The 4.7-lter twin-turbo V8 engine of S550 was also enhanced by the tuning company and increased its power output by 22 HP. The former AMG engineers working at the tuning company also increased the electronically-limited top speed of the luxury vehicle. The cost of the upgrades offered by RennTech for the Mercedes-Benz S550 is at $1,800.

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Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech
Mercedes-Benz S550 Given Vossen Wheels By RennTech

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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prototypes Spottedhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/2016-mercedes-benz-e-class-prototypes-spotted/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/2016-mercedes-benz-e-class-prototypes-spotted/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:58:59 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46854 Some prototypes of a well-camouflaged 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class were spotted recently, as indicated on a report from worldcarfans.com. The upcoming E-Class prototypes were seen while they were being tested in Germany. While it remains uncertain how the upcoming W213 will look like when it enters the market, it is expected to combine the designs of the C-Class and S-Class. The platform on the upcoming luxury vehicle is expected to use the same one found on a smaller model of the luxury vehicle. The 2016 E-Class is anticipated to be lighter compared to its predecessor since it will utilize the MRA architecture, which increases the space inside the cabin and trunk.... Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prototypes Spotted

Some prototypes of a well-camouflaged 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class were spotted recently, as indicated on a report from worldcarfans.com. The upcoming E-Class prototypes were seen while they were being tested in Germany.

While it remains uncertain how the upcoming W213 will look like when it enters the market, it is expected to combine the designs of the C-Class and S-Class. The platform on the upcoming luxury vehicle is expected to use the same one found on a smaller model of the luxury vehicle.

The 2016 E-Class is anticipated to be lighter compared to its predecessor since it will utilize the MRA architecture, which increases the space inside the cabin and trunk. Among the technological advancements installed into the upcoming luxury vehicle is a remote parking system that can be controlled using a smartphone application.

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prototypes Spotted

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will also feature adaptive headlights that come with eighty-four individual LEDs for each cluster, rear-seatbelt airbags, and an adaptive cruise control that uses road signs in setting its speed. It will also feature an adaptive steering system that allows the luxury vehicle to follow any vehicle in front of it even with the absence of lane markings.

Reports have also indicated that the new E-Class will have a new range of straight-six units that include a 2.9-liter twin-turbo diesel engine with a 313 bhp rating as well as a quad -turbo diesel engine featuring a pair of e-turbos.

Industry watchers are expecting the Mercedes-AMG E63 to be released near the start of the life cycle of the W213 since it was already spotted in the past. It will feature a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is also used on the AMG GT and C63. Its power output and torque are expected to be higher compared to the current 510 PS and 650 Nm.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class may be officially unveiled during the North American International Auto Show in January at Detroit.

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AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgringhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/amg-driving-academy-holds-an-event-at-the-nurburgring/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/amg-driving-academy-holds-an-event-at-the-nurburgring/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:54:50 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46814 Nurburgring Nordschleife was the venue of a track event hosted by the AMG Driving Academy a couple of weeks ago, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. It was considered as one of the best events hosted by the exclusive driving academy as it assembled the best and fastest models of the brand. The latest offerings of Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, took part in the event. A number of these super cars were painted red and featured the Edition 1 aero package. Even as the official lap time of the GT S as it went through “Green Hell” has yet to be revealed by the luxury vehicle... Continue Reading »

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AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring

Nurburgring Nordschleife was the venue of a track event hosted by the AMG Driving Academy a couple of weeks ago, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. It was considered as one of the best events hosted by the exclusive driving academy as it assembled the best and fastest models of the brand.

The latest offerings of Mercedes-AMG, the Mercedes-AMG GT and GT S, took part in the event. A number of these super cars were painted red and featured the Edition 1 aero package. Even as the official lap time of the GT S as it went through “Green Hell” has yet to be revealed by the luxury vehicle manufacturer, it did appear that some of these vehicles may have surpassed its potential based on its 503 HP power output.

AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring

A black Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series also took part in the Nurburgring event. This particular model is considered as the best design provided by the manufacturer from Germany on a luxury vehicle as it attracted attention everywhere it went.

In addition to these luxury vehicles, the AMG Driving Academy-hosted event also saw a number of Mercedes-AMG C63 models, the SLS AMG and SLS Roadster, an E63 AMG, an A45 AMG, and the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG.

AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring
AMG Driving Academy Holds An Event At The Nurburgring

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Hear The Roar Of An Akrapovic-Enhanced Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/hear-the-roar-of-an-akrapovic-enhanced-mercedes-benz-sls-amg/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/hear-the-roar-of-an-akrapovic-enhanced-mercedes-benz-sls-amg/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:51:21 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46823 The days of the naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine are nearly over. The end is heralded by the arrival of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the last sports car of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer to use this powerful V8 engine. A video was posted online showed a remarkable example of the SLS AMG featuring a custom Akrapovic exhaust system, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The SLS AMG was filmed as it went through the tunnels and streets of the city of Monaco, and it was screaming most of the time. While the sound produced by a standard model of the SLS... Continue Reading »

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Hear The Roar Of An Akrapovic-Enhanced Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The days of the naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 engine are nearly over. The end is heralded by the arrival of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine of Mercedes-AMG. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the last sports car of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer to use this powerful V8 engine.

Hear The Roar Of An Akrapovic-Enhanced Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

A video was posted online showed a remarkable example of the SLS AMG featuring a custom Akrapovic exhaust system, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The SLS AMG was filmed as it went through the tunnels and streets of the city of Monaco, and it was screaming most of the time.

While the sound produced by a standard model of the SLS AMG is already astonishing and characteristic of an AMG-powered vehicle, this particular model of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is on a league of its own.

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Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctionedhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/rare-benz-300sl-alloy-gullwing-set-to-be-auctioned/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/rare-benz-300sl-alloy-gullwing-set-to-be-auctioned/#comments Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:41:02 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46799 On August 13 an extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The gullwing is part of the “The Pinnacle Portfolio” offered through the auction house, and industry watchers expect it fetch at least $5.5 million. The auction is one of the events associated with the Monterey Car Week and is held together with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This particular Gullwing is different front other similar luxury vehicles due to its aluminum body. Mercedes-Benz produced only 29 of these aluminum-bodied 300 SLs, which is around two percent of the total production run of the iconic sports car.... Continue Reading »

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Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned

On August 13 an extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The gullwing is part of the “The Pinnacle Portfolio” offered through the auction house, and industry watchers expect it fetch at least $5.5 million. The auction is one of the events associated with the Monterey Car Week and is held together with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

This particular Gullwing is different front other similar luxury vehicles due to its aluminum body. Mercedes-Benz produced only 29 of these aluminum-bodied 300 SLs, which is around two percent of the total production run of the iconic sports car. Aside from its aluminum body, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing also has a modified 3.0-liter Sonderteile engine offering 215 HP of power, which is 15 HP higher than the standard model of the luxury vehicle. The speed of this particular model is faster compared to the standard Gullwing due to its lighter weight and added power. Its original color was white and it featured the sports suspension Rudge wheels.

Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned

Rene Wassermann was the first owner of this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing. He drove the luxury vehicle from the factory to his home in Basel, Switzerland. The Gullwing was later sold, and went through a number of owners in the US. It ultimately became the property of Senator Newell Wood of Pennsylvania.

Before Hans Thulin had it restored by Kienle Automobiltechnik in Germany, it went through another set of owners. While undergoing restoration, some of the aluminum panels were either repaired or replaced. It was also given a Mercedes-Benz silver color. After it was restored, it became a part of the Pinnacle Portfolio as it joined a number of classic luxury sports cars.

The original color of this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing was white and had a leather interior, two-piece matching luggage, sports suspension and English instruments.

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Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned
Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned

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Red Bull Wants Mercedes Engines So Badhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/red-bull-wants-mercedes-engines-so-bad/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/red-bull-wants-mercedes-engines-so-bad/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:38:35 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46792 Early this July, a shocker broke out that Red Bull was interested to land an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz. Almost immediately after the news came out, Niki Lauda dismissed the issue. Recently, a report from Grandprix.com suggested that the energy drink-owned Formula One team may be going in that direction after all. It is no secret that the relationship of Red Bull and Renault had soured since last season as the engine supplier failed to deliver a competitive power unit for the team. With the continuous harsh criticisms of the group with its engine partner ever since, it seems the two will most likely part ways next season. Sensing the opportunity, Ferrari just offered... Continue Reading »

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Early this July, a shocker broke out that Red Bull was interested to land an engine deal with Mercedes-Benz. Almost immediately after the news came out, Niki Lauda dismissed the issue. Recently, a report from Grandprix.com suggested that the energy drink-owned Formula One team may be going in that direction after all.

It is no secret that the relationship of Red Bull and Renault had soured since last season as the engine supplier failed to deliver a competitive power unit for the team. With the continuous harsh criticisms of the group with its engine partner ever since, it seems the two will most likely part ways next season.

Sensing the opportunity, Ferrari just offered to sell Red Bull its engines for next year. There’s a little setback with the proposed deal of Ferrari though. According to the source, it is believed that the engine supplied would be one specification behind the Maranello-based team’s race cars.

Of course, the competitive nature of Red Bull coupled with its drive to retain its former glory does not agree with that idea. So the Austrian F1 team has been making inquiries with Mercedes.

Unlike Ferrari, Mercedes strongly claims that the engines it supplies the other F1 teams have specs mirroring the ones found in the power units of its race cars. Therefore, it is indeed a wiser choice for Red Bull.

The eagerness of Red Bull to get a Mercedes engine for its F1 cars in the 2016 season was confirmed by an unnamed insider of Motorsport within the company. The source said Red Bull has been calling its rival’s headquarters weekly regarding the matter.

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is Almost Undisguised in These Spy Shotshttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-coupe-is-almost-undisguised-in-these-spy-shots/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/the-mercedes-benz-c-class-coupe-is-almost-undisguised-in-these-spy-shots/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:33:47 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46776 As the official unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe nears, it is starting to shed more of its camouflage. Recently, a set of pictures showing the two-door almost undisguised was released by Auto Express. The new spy shots show a couple of color variations of the car, which do look striking given the sleek finish of the coupe. In the spy photos seen in the gallery below, you can see the C-Class coupe in red and blue finishes. As a bonus, the source also added a rendering of the car in white paint without any camo. Check out the spy shots of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe in the gallery below: Based on... Continue Reading »

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A cherry Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe with partial camouflage. (Photo Source: Auto Express)

As the official unveiling of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe nears, it is starting to shed more of its camouflage. Recently, a set of pictures showing the two-door almost undisguised was released by Auto Express. The new spy shots show a couple of color variations of the car, which do look striking given the sleek finish of the coupe.

In the spy photos seen in the gallery below, you can see the C-Class coupe in red and blue finishes. As a bonus, the source also added a rendering of the car in white paint without any camo.

Check out the spy shots of the Mercedes C-Class Coupe in the gallery below:

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Based on the images above, the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will basically carry all the exterior styling of its latest sedan counterpart. The hood appears a bit longer than the four-door though and its headlights look sharper. Then the inclination of its windshield is steeper, giving way to a lower roofline that sexily slide down to the rear.

It should be noted as well that the rear end of the C-Class coupe borrows some of the elements found on the latest S-Class coupe. In addition, there seem to be updates in its rear lights.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is expected to carry the interior design and powertrains found in its sedan variant. The AMG Sport and the full AMG versions will mirror the outputs of its four-door brother too.

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Five Mercedes-Benz cars stolen from Fairfield dealershiphttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/five-mercedes-benz-cars-stolen-from-fairfield-dealership/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/five-mercedes-benz-cars-stolen-from-fairfield-dealership/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 01:54:30 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46766 Thieves ran away with five current-model Mercedes-Benz cars worth over $200,000 combined from the Mercedes of Fairfield dealership, in a spree carried out over the course of one week. The dealership had not been alerted to the thefts until Yonkers, NY police informed the dealership that a couple of the cars were spotted on a city street bearing the Mercedes of Fairfield logo on the plate holders. The two cars found were a 2015 ML250 (retail price at $49,800) and a 2015 GL450 (retail price $74,050). The rest of the stolen units had been found in the Bronx, according to the police. A subsequent review of surveillance footage has led... Continue Reading »

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Thieves ran away with five current-model Mercedes-Benz cars worth over $200,000 combined from the Mercedes of Fairfield dealership, in a spree carried out over the course of one week.

The dealership had not been alerted to the thefts until Yonkers, NY police informed the dealership that a couple of the cars were spotted on a city street bearing the Mercedes of Fairfield logo on the plate holders. The two cars found were a 2015 ML250 (retail price at $49,800) and a 2015 GL450 (retail price $74,050). The rest of the stolen units had been found in the Bronx, according to the police.

A subsequent review of surveillance footage has led the authorities to believe that the cars were stolen between the 16th and 21st of July from the parking lot of the dealership. According to officials of the dealership, someone may have had access to a master key for the cars’ lockboxes. The dealership even reported a damaged lockbox to the police on July 21, althought it was still unknown at that time that there had been a number of cars already stolen.

It looks like the thieves had quite a bit of a road trip, taking the cars across the country from California all the way to New York. Intent is unclear and the cars were just found abandoned by the police.

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Steps to Securely Ship a Mercedes-Benz Carhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/steps-to-securely-ship-a-mercedes-benz-car/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/steps-to-securely-ship-a-mercedes-benz-car/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:10:50 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46739 Mercedes-Benz models are lavish automobiles that should always be treated with the utmost care. When shipping a Mercedes-Benz, the same care that is taken by the private owner on a daily basis should be duplicated in the shipping process. Chances are, if you own one of these magnificent vehicles, you strive to ensure that nothing happens which will detrimentally affect your beautifully designed power machine. When shipping an exclusive car such as the Mercedes-Benz, you will want to take every precaution to make sure it is handled with care and is delivered in the same meticulous condition in which it was in when it was picked up for transport. While... Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz models are lavish automobiles that should always be treated with the utmost care. When shipping a Mercedes-Benz, the same care that is taken by the private owner on a daily basis should be duplicated in the shipping process. Chances are, if you own one of these magnificent vehicles, you strive to ensure that nothing happens which will detrimentally affect your beautifully designed power machine.

When shipping an exclusive car such as the Mercedes-Benz, you will want to take every precaution to make sure it is handled with care and is delivered in the same meticulous condition in which it was in when it was picked up for transport. While open auto shipping is extremely safe and damage rarely occurs, there is still a slight chance of minor scratches or small dents from objects such as flying rocks or other road debris. The method to transport a luxury vehicle such as this should equally match the splendidness of the automobile itself.

Consider a few helpful tips that will assist in ensuring your Mercedes-Benz is delivered to you in flawless condition as it should be:

Opt For Quality Enclosed Shipping

When you ship a Mercedes-Benz car, you may want to choose enclosed shipping. This is going to be the most protected modus operandi because it completely shields the exterior of the vehicle from the elements when shipping. Whether you are transporting during the hot and dusty summer months or the snowy and cold winter months, your luxury vehicle will not be exposed to the weather or to the debris that often flies around on the roadways. For a motor vehicle such as the Mercedes-Benz, the expense of a fully-secure enclosed shipping is an investment that is considerably worth the expense.

Choose a Skilled Company that Transports Extravagant Vehicles

When you purchased your Mercedes-Benz, you did so because of the masterful skill placed in the luxurious design, power and overall attraction of the vehicle. When it comes to shipping, you should be intent to find a top-tier company that specializes in shipping Mercedes-Benz so you will be guaranteed that it will have superior handling throughout the entire auto shipping process and will be returned to you in the precise condition it was in when it was picked up.

Getting a Mercedes-Benz Ready for Auto Shipping

The vehicle should have a clean exterior as well as neat interior that includes the removal of all personal items. The fuel level should be lowered to only around a quarter tank and fluids should be filled appropriately but not too high. Remove any detachable accessories and make sure the vehicle has nothing loose on the exterior that could fall off during shipment. Having the automobile fully prepared can make shipping much simpler to do and can also potentially lower the overall cost of shipping.

Best Time to Ship a Mercedes-Benz

Shipping a Mercedes-Benz should be done during the day. While many companies will schedule evening or even night pickup times, be sure to schedule your luxury vehicle for daylight hours. This holds true for delivery times as well. During daylight hours you will be able check for scratches or dings that may occur during shipment. If any are found, this needs to be dealt with immediately so that proper attention and care can be received in an appropriate amount of time.

The Mercedes-Benz is an exclusive brand of vehicle, and as an owner of such a magnificent automobile you will want to ensure that shipping goes smoothly and that the overall experience is stress free. In order to diminish the possibility of damage during shipment, you need to take careful steps with the shipping company that you choose as well as personally having the vehicle prepared for shipment to ensure a safe transport and smooth transition to the delivery location.

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Jeep Hacking Raises a Flag with Mercedes-Benzhttp://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/jeep-hacking-raises-a-flag-with-mercedes-benz/ http://www.benzinsider.com/2015/07/jeep-hacking-raises-a-flag-with-mercedes-benz/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:24:58 +0000 http://www.benzinsider.com/?p=46752 After two professional hackers successfully took control of a stock 2014 Jeep Cherokee, security experts have turned their eyes to the biggest players in the luxury car market namely Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. They are worried that the growing reliance of the said brands to technology, especially in automating many features of their vehicles, might make them vulnerable later to hacking. Early last year, we posted the question whether a Mercedes car can be hacked. Forbes answered that through a YouTube video showing Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek taking command of a car by connecting to its CAN (controller area network) bus. Although the specimen wasn’t a Mercedes, it just showed... Continue Reading »

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After two professional hackers successfully took control of a stock 2014 Jeep Cherokee, security experts have turned their eyes to the biggest players in the luxury car market namely Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. They are worried that the growing reliance of the said brands to technology, especially in automating many features of their vehicles, might make them vulnerable later to hacking.

Early last year, we posted the question whether a Mercedes car can be hacked. Forbes answered that through a YouTube video showing Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek taking command of a car by connecting to its CAN (controller area network) bus. Although the specimen wasn’t a Mercedes, it just showed that it is possible. But the process involved a lot of work like dismantling the dashboard of the auto in order to connect to its system.

Recently, the same guys who made the video showed a significant development in their exploit. This time, everything was done wireless. Also unlike last time wherein the two hackers were only positioned behind the driver, the new video showed them miles away from the vehicle being hacked.

Based on the video demonstrating the feat of Miller and Valasek, the two simply took advantage of the vulnerability found in the cellular connection called uconnect within the entertainment system of the Jeep. With that, they were able to manipulate the wipers, sound system, speedometer, and air conditioning unit of the auto. What’s worse was the hackers were able to display that they could even turn off the engine of the Cherokee as well as steer, brake, lock, and accelerate the vehicle.

Here is the latest video of Miller and Valasek showing how they took control of a Jeep Cherokee:

Are the Current and Future Mercedes-Benz Cars Safe from Hacking?

It is no secret today that among the key targets of Mercedes-Benz is to develop a self-driving car. The tons of technological advancements in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will take the brand closer to its goal.

With the demo of Miller and Valasek, some are asking now whether transforming cars into computer on wheels is really necessary? While the technology offered by cars are complex and no hacking crimes involving them have been reported to the authorities yet, people couldn’t just dismiss the ingenuity coupled with the determination of hackers.

According to Mercedes spokesman Benjamin Oberkersch in his interview with Automotive News, he expressed his confidence that their cars are safe. Though he admitted that while 100 percent safety isn’t possible, he pointed out that the systems of Mercedes-Benz are dependable. He stated that it is up to date and tested by internal and external experts.

Other automakers responded to the possible weaknesses in their systems too by rolling OTA (over-the-air) security updates for them. As for Jeep who was the recipient of hacking in the video, Fiat Chrysler decided to recall 1.4 million of its units after the hackers shared their results with the company.

A Warning to Automakers

Miller and Valasek are planning to share a portion of their code at the Black Hat Security conference next month, which will be held in Las Vegas. They cleared out that their purpose for releasing the code is not to allow hackers to gain access to the vulnerabilities of uconnect. Instead, they are only doing it to convince automakers that their products have the possibility to be hacked.

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