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Is Mercedes F1 Negotiating with Sebastian Vettel?

There have been rumors that Sebastian Vettel is being lured by Mercedes AMG Petronas for a team switch possibly next season. However, Mercedes F1 recently denied such claims. According to the interview of Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff with Autosport, they had no formal discussions with Vettel for a future contract with them. He explained that the information was just a result of a “confusion.” He said that the only talks they had with the Ferrari driver only involved a “casual paddock chat.” The statements of Wolff were somewhat opposite of what the team’s non-executive chairman Niki Lauda told several sources. During one of his interviews, he mentioned that he had that discussion with Vettel… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes pole at Belgium, matches Schumacher record

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix—his 68th—and in doing so, has tied the Michael Schumacher record for most poles in a career. Hamilton will start ahead of Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel, who headed into the mid-season break still leading the drivers’ championship race. After the race, F1 managing director Ross Brawn relayed a congratulatory message straight from the Schumacher family. “I think and pray for Michael all the time,” Hamilton said. “I’ve had the privilege of racing with him and always admired him and still do.” In order to achieve the pole position, Hamilton had to overcome a hurdle Mercedes had been facing all weekend. Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Features of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet

After a teaser video, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet finally made it at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The concept car is a variant of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 series that came out last year. Here are the top 3 things we learned about it: 1. Power Unit According to Daimler, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is propelled by an electric motor. The electric car has an output of 550 kW or 750 hp. The unit also allows the concept electric vehicle to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in under four seconds. On the other hand, its top speed is electronically-locked at 250 km. The battery of the concept… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Partners With SXSW For The Very First me Convention

Mercedes-Benz, in partnership with SXSW (South by Southwest), is hosting the very first me Convention, which will take place in Frankfurt from September 15 to 17, 2017. It will happen at the International Motor Show (IAA), the world’s leading international trade show for transportation, mobility, and logistics. The three-day event will feature a mix of seminars and workshops—from inspiring keynotes to panel sessions from expert speakers from around the world. There are also interactive laboratories that participants will surely enjoy. There, they can experience what the future holds for technology, co-working spaces, and art installations. When evening approaches, there are loads of great activities and parties that will be held… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Announces Incentives For Diesel Trade-In Scheme

If you want a spanking new Mercedes-Benz car model, you can have it for £2,000 less than the original price. That’s provided you also surrender your Euro 1 to 4 diesel cars, which you have owned for at least six months. The German automaker announced that the incentive will work when drivers want to get a new Euro 6 diesel, pure electric or plug-in hybrid. Those eligible for trade-ins are any diesel models made between 1992 and 2010. Oh, did we mention that it’s regardless of what brand? It doesn’t even have to be a Mercedes-Benz, too. As long as you’ve owned the car for at least six months and… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid Offers Performance And Fuel Efficiency

Is there such a thing as a perfect car? The definition of a perfect car is one that is luxurious, but is also powerful and fuel efficient. You can get that once you have your hands on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid. Since Mercedes already promised to move to an electrified phase in the future, we can expect to see more like this. The power and acceleration of this particular car is almost unparalleled and you definitely won’t think it came from a plug-in hybrid. There are three modes you can choose from in the sports mode—winter, comfort, and individual modes. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that… Continue Reading »

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15 Cool Mercedes-Benz Facts You Probably Did Not Know About

Mercedes-Benz is no stranger to innovation, that is the reason why it has remained dominant since the brand’s inception. Recently, Alux.com made a video in YouTube about the 15 cool Mercedes-Benz facts that many people most probably did not know about. In a nutshell, here are the key Mercedes-Benz facts presented in the video: Karl Benz invented the modern automobile. He patented the Motorwagen in 1886. His work was funded by his soon-to-be-wife Bertha Ringer. Mercedes is actually based on the child of Austrian diplomat and racing enthusiast, Emil Jellinek. The name was trademarked in 1902. Bertha Ringer Benz was the first person to take on a road trip in… Continue Reading »

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