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Night View Assist Turns a Dark Evening into Day

What makes Mercedes-Benz a really successful brand does not only lie on its ability to make innovations in its car, but it also lies in the skills of its people at advertising. Last December, the brand came up with a revolutionary promotional event to show people what its Night View Assist feature can do. Through the advertising agency FHV BBDO with BeamSystems the dark evening on the canal in Amsterdam was literally lit to effectively give a “Day at Night” effect. Making the Day at Night Promo According to the video, the technique involved taking pictures of the facade of buildings located along the canal during daytime. Then, it was… Continue Reading »

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How the Endurance of the New Mercedes GLA-Class was Tested

The things that the new Mercedes GLA-Class had to endure during its endurance trial were definitely tough. For nine months, it was continuously pitted against harsh on-road and off-road conditions to see whether it is ready for series production. For nine grueling months, the Mercedes GLA had to undergo a track and field test at the Nürburgring Nordschleif and the harsh road conditions in the Alps. Overall, it covered up to 150,000 kilometers which would already equal car’s average lifespan in the hands of buyers. The test included extensive drives on city and country limits. It was also subjected to off-road grounds. To make matters worse for the car, it… Continue Reading »

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Pitting the Mercedes E63 AMG Against M6 and XFR-S

Chris Harris of /Drive pitted the Mercedes E63 AMG, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe and the Jaguar SFR-S in a three-way dance to test which one would perform best on certain conditions. The common denominator of these cars is that they all have engines with outputs more than 550 hp. Tale of the Tape First, here’s a look on the key specs of the cars: The Mercedes E63 AMG’s engine is a V8 biturbo with an output of 585 hp, 590 lb-ft of torque and an overall weight of 1845 kg. The BMW M6 Grand Coupe has 560 hp, 501 lb-ft of torque and total weight of 1950 kg. The… Continue Reading »

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2015 Mercedes M-Class and CLS Prototypes Spied

A couple of days ago, Oliver, a reader of the French automotive site called Auto Plus revealed photos of what appeared to be camouflaged prototypes of the 2015 Mercedes M-Class SUV and 2015 CLS. Based on the photos submitted to the France-based car portal, Mercedes-Benz seems to be experimenting on putting a more refreshed look to its upcoming M-Class and CLS-Class. So, these pictures still show a work-in-progress and do not reflect yet the final product of each class. Looking at the pictures, both cars could definitely benefit a little tweaking in terms of design. Parts that obviously need attention are the grilles, headlights, wheels and bumper. But knowing Mercedes-Benz,… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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How the Active Curve Tilting Feature of the S-Class Coupe Works

Car fans around the globe are definitely excited about the big event in Geneva next month. Car portals worldwide are all talking about the vehicles which are expected to be highlighted in the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. One of the heavily anticipated in the prestigious event is the 2015 Mercedes S-Class Coupe. We have already talked about the specs of the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe plus we have released photos and videos of the car previously. But one thing we haven’t talked about yet is the Active Curve Tilting feature which will debut together with the S-Class Coupe. So, we tried to research about it and here’s what we have… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz uses a cat to show off CLA’s aerodynamics

The latest TV commercial for the Mercedes-Benz CLA doesn’t star a celebrity or feature a ride across a stunning countryside. Instead, there’s a cat sleeping on the hood of a CLA 180. As the cat sleeps, it pays (almost) no heed to the wind pushing it across the top surface of the vehicle. The commercial, simply dubbed “Cat”, was made to play up the aerodynamic qualities of the CLA. According to the automaker, the CLA is the world’s most aerodynamic production car. With the most aerodynamic body design among serial cars at the moment, the CLA as such should allow for better efficiency, better performance, and a driving experience unlike… Continue Reading »

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