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Would the New F1 Engine Regulations Spell Disaster?

January 28 marks the start of the Formula 1 testing at Jerez, Spain. So, by now, the F1 teams are probably at their final stages of getting their cars fitted for the new challenges this year, particularly the technical challenges posed by the implementation of the new engine regulations. Toto Wolff has coolly denied the speculations circulated by the press that the implementation of the 2014 engine regulations would spell disaster to many teams. According to Wolff, he recognizes that there would be some problems that would come out of the testing at Jerez. However, they are only normal and not as severe as what the media thinks. In my… Continue Reading »

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Reasons Why the Mercedes CLA Stands Out Against Competition

What makes the Mercedes CLA stand out against the other flagship cars of its rivals? An article from Bloomberg has enumerated ten reasons why it is the best weapon of Mercedes against BMW. However, I have cut it down into four (combining some of the items into a shorter and unified part) for the sake of easy reading. Here is a summary of what was discussed in the article about what makes the Mercedes CLA a dangerous adversary to BMW cars: 1. Price The suggested retail price of the Mercedes CLA is at $29,900 which is way lower than its contemporaries from other brands. Daimler stated that the price is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes is Looking Great in Luxury Car Market of Singapore and India

BMW reigned in the luxury car market in 2013 after selling 1.65 million units worldwide. However, the gap between its rivals seems to be closing in. Particularly, Mercedes-Benz has been displaying significant growth in sales leading up to the end of that year. It is noteworthy to mention that its December sales toppled the figures of its two major competitors within that period and it gained the top position in the US market in that same year. Momentum has been really building up for the brand, primarily thanks to its CLA cars. BMW may have owned the global luxury car market in terms of number vehicles sold, but Mercedes is… Continue Reading »

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U.S. Gets Two Versions of the Mercedes C-Class

The start of the North American International Auto Show 2014 held at the Cobo Hall in Detroit saw the emergence of the new version of the most successful class of the Mercedes-Benz brand in the form of the 2015 C-Class. The U.S., being the largest market of the brand right now, will get two of its variants. According to a CNET report, the Mercedes C-Class cars that will be made available in the US market are the C300 4Matic and the C400 4Matic. The C300 4Matic comes with a 2-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine. This is capable of producing up to 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. Then, the C400… Continue Reading »

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Photos of New C-Class, S600 and GLA 45 AMG at the NAIAS 2014

At the press conference of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2014 in the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mercedes has revealed its all-new Class, S600 with V12 engine and the GLA 45 AMG. The NAIAS 2014 event was opened by Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche who took the opportunity to highlight Mercedes’ new C-Class. He emphasized that it is the most important car of Mercedes this year which will be built on the US soil. As we have reported before, the new C-Class will be available in three engine options. Check out previous article for a look at the new C-Class specifications. The next that was presented was the S600… Continue Reading »

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Formula 1 Drivers’ Numbers Revealed

The Formula 1 drivers’ numbers have already been revealed by F1′s governing body. The numbers chosen by the drivers shall remain permanent over the course of their careers with the only exception of the number 1. Under the new F1 rules, drivers are allowed to pick a number which they will carry over the rest of their careers. If ever there are conflicts with the selection of numbers, such as two drivers picking the same number, preference is given to the driver who ranked higher in the 2013 championship. Number 1 is designated as a special number which is only given to the reigning world champion. So, based on the… Continue Reading »

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Chinese Car Market Will Grow by 8 Percent in 2014

A few decades ago, the streets of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou were dominated by bicycles. But now, people have ditched their bikes in favor of cars. Such is the demand of the Chinese car market now that major automotive companies worldwide are presently putting the country in their sights. Even luxury car brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi have shifted their focus on the Chinese car market due to its booming demand and very promising market. According to the China Car Times website, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has predicted that the Chinese car market will grow by 8 percent this 2014. The association has based its assumption from… Continue Reading »

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