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Mercedes C-Class LWB Hits the Chinese Market

  Despite the Shanghai office of Mercedes-Benz coming under fire from the consumer watchdog of China for alleged price-rigging, business continues as usual for the three-pointed star brand in the country. Recently, the German marque officially released the long-wheelbase variant of the Mercedes C-Class. The Different Versions of the Car The 2015 Mercedes C-Class LWB, which is exclusive for the Chinese market, comes in two versions. The first is the standard executive sedan type. The other offers a sporty sedan design, which does not appear to sit well with the character of a long-wheelbase car. The Price According to Car News China, the price of the Mercedes C-Class LWB starts at around… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL 400 Comes Out with Price Lower Than the SL 550

Mercedes-Benz just quietly released a new addition to its SL roadster variant in its official website, which is called the 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL 400. The revitalized line features new engine specs as well as a more accessible price for buyers. The new version ditched its predecessor’s V8 engine and replaced it with an all-new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with a displacement of 2996 cc. The engine’s listed output is 329 hp with 354 lb-ft of torque. The power of the car is distributed through its seven-speed automatic gearbox. In addition, the vehicle provides a fuel-efficiency rate of 20 miles per gallon on a city drive, and 27 mpg on the highway. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz SL 550, the SL 400… Continue Reading »

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Let Them Race Said Team Mercedes Fans in Twitter

Around 19 hours ago, Mercedes AMG Petronas tweeted the million-dollar question that has been generating a lot of buzz on the Internet and the F1 community. In the official Twitter account of the team, it asked the opinion of fans whether they should allow their drivers to freely race or is it time to finally implement team orders. Almost instantaneously, fans poured in their opinions. Just five hours after Mercedes tweeted the question, an answer was determined. Those in favor of the free racing led a landslide victory against the ones who supported team orders. Mercedes revealed in a latter tweet that 92 percent of the respondents preferred free racing while… Continue Reading »

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Is the Renaming Strategy of Mercedes a Smart Move

In my previous article, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz is gradually implementing its renaming strategy. One of the affected would be the popular M-Class. Read the article here for more information on the story. I agree that the decision of Ola Kaellenius is very smart move, because it lets customers interrelate the products of the three-pointed star brand easily. It basically bridges a relationship between the larger variants of the German marque with their sedan counterparts. For example, the M-Class would be repackaged as the GLE to establish a connection with its more popular sedan cousin, which is the E-Class. It would also give more sense to the names of the different ranges of the brand,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Plans to Rename the M-Class to GLE

Mercedes-Benz is currently undergoing some major changes in the names of its popular vehicle ranges. Among the ranges affected by the new comprehensive renaming strategy of the brand is the M-Class. According to Automotive News, the German luxury automaker will drop the “M-Class” name in favor of the GLE class. In addition to the renaming, the new GLE would also receive a major facelift in early 2015. Its crossover coupe version, which was initially revealed as the Concept Coupe SUV and rumored to carry the GLE Coupe moniker, is scheduled to be launched at around April next year in Beijing. Behind the New Names Citing its insiders within Mercedes-Benz, the same source… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Marco Polo Makes Its Debut

Last July, we revealed to you the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo. The vehicle is basically the three-pointed star’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. However, Mercedes has upped the ante on this one by making it more luxurious and more comfortable than its rival. Recently, at the Caravan Salon 2014 in Dusseldorf, Mercedes finally debuted the vehicle in not one, but two variants. The first was simply called the Marco Polo while the other carried the Marco Polo ACTIVITY moniker. The first was based on the V-Class range while the ACTIVITY model was from the Vito range of the German luxury brand according to MB Passion Blog. Engine Specs of the Vehicles The… Continue Reading »

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Video Of 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate Emerges

A video of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate emerged recently, according to a recent report from gtspirit.com. The video showed the Estate variant of the upcoming luxury vehicle being tested at race track. Since the upcoming luxury vehicle is a variation of the current C63, industry watchers are eager for its release into the market. The 2015 model of the C63 AMG sedan is expected to offer a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Although the engine is similar to the one used on the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, it is expected to offer a different power output. The power output of the C63 AMG Estate is expected to range from 480… Continue Reading »

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