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Ouch! 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 Smashes Into a 1959 Jaguar

Last Saturday, two iconic cars with a combined value of around £5 million were on a collision course during a qualifying race at the 73rd Goodwood Members’ Meeting. The two involved were a 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 “Porter Special” and a 1959 Lister-Jaguar “Knobbly”. According to Daily Mail, the 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 had an estimated value of £4 million while the Jaguar was priced at approximately £1 million. Both cars were left in a really bad shape after the incident on the Goodwood track. The source said the Mercedes was owned by Dr. Klaus Lahr, a German car collector. It came from the factory as a Mercedes 300 SL, but it was customized after a very serious car… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Vows to Set Another Record in Formula One

Coming off from a Formula One World Championship win last season as well as a fresh and perfect victory in Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton promised everyone that he will set another record in the sport with his Mercedes Silver Arrow. According to Daily Mail, one of the targets in Hamilton’s sights is breaking the record his team set last year when it comes to number of victories in a season. It should be noted that F1 team Mercedes-AMG Petronas won 16 out of the 19 races in 2014. So far, that’s the highest number of wins in a season, surpassing the previous 15 victories set by McLaren in 1988 together with Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE with Facelift Strips Down Its Camo

  The facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE finally shed off its camouflage. Here are the official photos showing the beauty outside and within the interior of the M-Class successor: These photos provided by Carscoops may not have the best quality or size, but the images definitely show how much the Mercedes-Benz GLE evolved into a sporty yet elegant mid-size SUV. It is indeed worthy of taking the mantle of the M-Class and a worthy rival of the BMW X6. Based on the pictures, the facelifted GLE is not much different than its coupe counterpart. It does, however, carry redesigned headlamps, front grille, bonnet, tail lamps, bumpers, and exhaust tips. In the cabin, it… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Alabama Plant Workers Have the Highest Pay in US

It really pays off working with Mercedes, in a literal sense. According to Reuters, citing a study conducted by the Center for Automotive Research, workers at the Mercedes Alabama plant have the highest hourly pay and benefits compared to other car factories in the US. On the other hand, the people in the rival luxury car makers of the brand, namely BMW and Volkswagen, are the least earners based on the same study. The findings showed that each worker at the Mercedes Alabama plant earn an average of $65 per hour. The laborers at the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant of Volkswagen make an average of $38 hourly while the ones at the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Targets 10 Plug-In Hybrid Cars by 2017

Mercedes-Benz recently revealed that it is planning to add 10 more models in its plug-in hybrid cars. The company said it is targeting that number by 2017. The German luxury car maker revealed that it is expecting to release at least one new model carrying the technology in every four months. Based on the new naming system of Mercedes, the individual powertrain designations of its vehicles will be indicated by a small letter following the model name. In this case, its plug-in hybrid variants will be identifiable with an “e”. The latest example of a model to adopt the updated naming scheme is the C 350 Plug-In Hybrid, which has been renamed as the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1 Car Wins Goodwood Handicap Race

The Mercedes F1 car, the W04 driven by the present World Champion Lewis Hamilton during his entry with Mercedes-AMG Petronas in 2013, made an appearance in the 73rd Members’ Meeting held at Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. The race car didn’t only show off its amazing architecture, but it also competed against its fellow Mercedes cars in a handicap race. The Mercedes F1 car was pitted against the Mercedes-Benz W190 300 SEL AMG, also known as the “Red Pig”. The classic auto is popular for finishing second in the 24 Hours of Spa back in 1971. The classic car was driven by the official driver of the Mercedes-Benz Museum and decorated racer, Jochen Mass. Another car that… Continue Reading »

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Details About the Debut and Sale of the Mercedes-Benz GLE Released

Spy photos of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE have been making rounds on the Internet more frequently than before. The images also reveal that the mid-size SUV is already shedding off more of its camo, showing many of its key styling features. With that said, it could only mean that the unveiling of the auto is nearing. According to a report from Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, that is exactly the case. By April, the three-pointed star brand will finally debut the GLE. The SUV will premiere at the prestigious New York Auto Show. The sales release date of the auto is expected to commence on April 7. Then, the SUV will reach dealerships by… Continue Reading »

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