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Posaidon Cranks Up the 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45 to Deliver 500hp

Tuning experts in Posaidon unveiled their latest aftermarket package for the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45. They call it the “RS485+ program.” The project focuses on giving the performance-level A-Class more power in the engine, and it also provides a couple of subtle visual upgrades to make it stand out more. According to source, Posaidon retained the 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine of the AMG A45. However, the tuner was able to crank up the output of the AMG A45 to 500 hp with 409 lb-ft of torque. The figures show a significant leap from the standard 381 hp of the hatchback matched with 350 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the sprint of the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 Customized by Topcar Design

A Russian firm called Topcar Design recently released details about its new body package for the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63. The product is called the “Inferno” package. The tuner chose a black GLE 63 to showcase its Inferno kit. From the looks of it, the package blended smoothly with the Mercedes sport utility vehicle. The result was a more aggressive styling for the auto. The GLE 63 is the first to benefit from Topcar Design’s Inferno package according to autoevolution. The kit offers carbon fiber upgrades in the exterior while the interior also gets a few updates. Outside, the SUV is redesigned in the hood, bumpers, grille, side skirts, mirror caps, and rear… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG Upgraded by RK Tuning

The Mercedes SLS AMG is no longer in production. The coming of the Mercedes-AMG GT signaled its end two years ago. However, it remains one of the most sought after AMG models bearing the three-pointed star mark. Recently, RK Tuning revealed its program for the SLS. The tuner gave the car a boost in the engine department plus a couple of body upgrades based on an article from TopSpeed. RK Tuning retained the same AMG-handcrafted 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine of the SLS but with a little twist. From the standard 571 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque output of the car, the tuner raised the numbers to 605 hp and 498 lb-ft… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Diesel Variant Coming in 2017

The arrival of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class diesel variant will be delayed. According to a source, the fuel-efficient C300d will not be offered in the market until 2017. The Mercedes-Benz C300d was originally scheduled for the first quarter of this year. However, Rob Moran, Director of Communications for Mercedes-Benz USA, revealed via an email that the diesel model will not arrive until next year. No specific date was provided by the Mercedes representative about the launching of the C300d but it was estimated to come out in the middle of the mentioned year. The compact crossover based on the C-Class core series named as the GLC Coupe will also have its diesel model… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Unimog Gets Stamp of Approval From DLG

The Mercedes-Benz Unimog once again received a certification proving its effectiveness and efficiency as a transport vehicle. According to Daimler, the U 530 model of the truck recently received the stamp of approval of DLG (German Agricultural Association). The source said the agricultural version of the Unimog U 530 underwent the 2016 PowerMix test conducted by DLG where it passed with flying colors. As a result, the truck now carries the “DLG-approved 2016” seal similar to the one pictured below. The testing number of the Unimog was DLG is 2015-00697. The testers gave the truck an excellent mark in terms of its suitability as a working vehicle for farmers and contractors. The test… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Puts a New Plant in South Carolina

Mercedes-Benz Vans just had a groundbreaking ceremony for its Sprinter plant in North Charleston, South Carolina on July 27, 2016. The event was attended by distinguished guests. The move is in line with the effort of the company to keep their good momentum going in the North American market. It should be noted that Mercedes delivered about 28,600 Sprinter units in the United States of America in 2015. According to Daimler, the company invested approximately 500 million US dollars for the new plant. The facility is expected to create around 1,300 jobs. On the other hand, suppliers are estimated to make 400 jobs available in North Charleston. The project will come in three… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to get cool new €1B plant in Kecskemét, Hungary

Daimler is set to invest a whopping €1 billion ($1.1 billion) to build a new Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary. The planned facility is expected to generate some 2,500 jobs in the area. Of course, that’s when the plant starts producing vehicles, which is estimated for sometime around the end of this decade. Initial preps for the facility will start sometime within the current year. This will be the second Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét. The company has already announced a new round of investment in order to expand as well as upgrade the existing facility. The €580 million investment for the existing plant, which started operations in 2012 and cost €800 million to construct, allows it to… Continue Reading »

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