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Specs and Plans for the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid Revealed

Mercedes-Benz has a new addition to its fuel-efficient variants. Recently, details of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid was revealed to Auto Express. Petrol Engine and Electric Motor Instead of the 3.0-liter V6 engine found in the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid, the new version of the C-Class will be using a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine capable of producing up to 208 bhp. Then, the engine is combined with an electric motor to provide it an additional output of 80 bhp. The power of the car is distributed through its seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox. Using electric power, the car can achieve a range of around 20 miles. Despite the lower form of engine of the car, it… Continue Reading »

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Another front row lockout for Mercedes in 2014 Singapore Grand Prix qualifying

Lewis Hamilton took another pole position at the qualifying session for the 2014 Singapore Grand Prix, clinching his sixth pole of the season and giving Mercedes AMG Petronas its 13th pole in 14 races so far. Joining the Brit on the front row once the race starts tonight is Nico Rosberg, whose qualifying time was only 0.007 seconds short of Hamilton’s. Getting pole position is always a great thing, although it is not a guarantee for victory. It certainly helps, though, especially as Hamilton is still trying to catch Rosberg in the drivers’ championship race. Rosberg leads 238 to 216, with five races left after Singapore. “I lost a lot… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prototype Spied

New spy photos of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class prototype made it online recently. The new version is dubbed by several sources as the W213 because it is expected to be the replacement for the current W212, which has been on sale four years from now. A quick glance at the photos would make one easily mistake the camouflaged vehicle as a C-Class due to its front grille’s resemblance with the best-selling range of the German marque. The MRA platform where it is based can also be found in the C-Class. The interior seems to house similar features with the C-Class too. However, a more careful look at the car would reveal that it is wider than the mentioned… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz V250 BlueTEC 4Matic Debuts in Paris Next Month

A new model in the V-Class lineup will hit markets soon. According to Inautonews, the Mercedes-Benz V250 BlueTEC 4Matic model will debut in the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month. Based from the source, the newest addition to the V-Class range gets its power from a 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine. The total output of the van will be somewhere around 190 hp and its peak torque will be at 324 lb-ft. The power is distributed through a 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The fuel consumption of the vehicle is claimed to be 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers. That would be approximately 42.1 mpg in UK and 35.1 mpg in US. On the… Continue Reading »

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A Tour Inside the Mercedes-AMG Performance Center in China

A visit to a Mercedes-AMG Performance Center is considered to be a field day for every car enthusiast, automotive journalist, and car blogger. This is exactly what one writer in China Car News had recently. One of the Mercedes-AMG Performance Centers in China is located in Shanghai near the People’s Park. The establishment also doubles as a dealership specializing in the sale of AMG variants. During the blogger’s visit to the area, he was able to witness the different cars offered by the center, which he shared through the China-based car news website. Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 The first to attract his attention was the shiny black Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Petronas Gets a New Reserve Driver

The battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg rages on. The people behind Mercedes AMG Petronas, making sure that they will have a Plan B in case one of their title-chasing drivers would be unavailable to race in the remaining events of this Formula One season, signed up a backup driver. Pascal Wehrlein, only 19 years of age, will function as a reserve driver for the team starting the next F1 race up to the finals. He will only get to the helm of the W05 if either Rosberg or Hamilton cannot race. The youngster will be balancing his duties in DTM with his role in F1. For the German teen, getting pulled in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz CLA Remains the Company’s Best-Seller in U.S.

The Mercedes-Benz CLA remains as the three-pointed star marque’s best-selling luxury vehicle in the U.S. However, the supply for the variant remains tight. Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche himself said that they could have sold twice as many vehicles easily if it weren’t for supply constraints. As a remedy to the problem, Dr. Zetsche revealed that the U.S. will get additional CLA units. He stated that there would be an increased allocation in the area, but he wouldn’t reveal the specific figures. Executives in the Mercedes division admitted that their current supply for the CLAs at U.S. dealerships were only good for fewer than 10 days. So, the decision of… Continue Reading »

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