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Toto Wolff is Willing to Compromise Over F1 Engine Freeze Issue

Mercedes AMG Petronas Executive Director Toto Wolff stated in his interview with ESPN that he is open for a compromise regarding the issue surrounding the Formula One in-season engine freeze. He noted that he will agree to the idea if budgets will not rise dramatically. According to the source, Mercedes opposed the proposed relaxation of the engine freeze rules not because of performance reasons. Instead, the team is worried that it might jack up the costs related to the development of engines. Wolff noted the fact that Mercedes is supplying eight engines for various teams in F1. The figure is in contrast with the two Honda delivers, plus four that Ferrari… Continue Reading »

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Rendering Of Mercedes AMG GT Shooting Brake Created

It remains uncertain if a Mercedes AMG GT Shooting Brake will ever be produced, as indicated on a gtspirit.com report. Despite this uncertainty, a shooting brake variant of the latest sports car offering of Mercedes-Benz was rendered recently. A shooting brake is considered to be a car with perfect appeal, which makes it necessary for everything to convey conviction and accuracy. Since Mercedes-Benz already created the CLS Shooting Brake and a CLA Shooting Brake is expected to be unveiled next year, it is only rational to expect the luxury vehicle manufacturer to produce such a version for the AMG GT. A number of industry watchers have indicated that producing a… Continue Reading »

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Hartmann Upgrades a Mercedes Vito

The aftermarket tuning firm Hartmann recently released details about its new project involving the Mercedes-Benz Vito. Based from the information the tuner provided, the van was fitted with some styling enhancements as well as an engine upgrade. The Power Improvement The model that Hartmann chose for its new work was the Mercedes Vito 119 CDi Tourer. Going under the hood, the engine of the variant initially offered 190 hp and 440 Nm of torque. However, the tuning firm electronically tweaked it to achieve up to 224 hp and 505 Nm of torque. Body Upgrades Going to the body of the Mercedes Vito, among the noticeable upgrades that the tuning company did to it was the… Continue Reading »

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This Beijing Auto BJ100 Uses the Mercedes GLK Platform

Would you believe that the mammoth Sport Utility Vehicle above, called the Beijing Auto BJ100, was based from the China-made Mercedes GLK? According to CarNewsChina, the chiseled vehicle was indeed based from our beloved SUV with the three-pointed star logo. The BJ100 debuted at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in its concept form. The targeted production of the SUV is next year. The source claimed this abomination was made by Beijing Auto, and its platform utilized the one used by the Mercedes GLK that is manufactured in China by Beijing-Benz. The production version of the Beijing Auto BJ100 will also make use of the 2.0 turbo and 3.0 V6 petrol engines found… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Vision G-Code Crossover Concept Unveiled

Coinciding with the opening of the Mercedes-Benz R&D center in Beijing, China, the three-pointed star brand also released its new subcompact crossover concept dubbed as the Mercedes Vision G-Code. According to the press release of the company, the concept crossover aims to attract younger Asians into the brand. Shorter than the Mercedes GLA Based from the images and information provided by the German automaker, the G-Code will be designed as a Sports Utility Coupe. It will measure 161 inches, which is even shorter than the GLA—the brand’s smallest crossover so far. Not much was revealed about the engine specs of the compact crossover concept. However, the plan is to equip… Continue Reading »

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Astonishing Photos of the Larte Mercedes GL Black Crystal

Last June, we featured the amazing work done by Larte Design to the Mercedes-Benz GL. The tuning kit of the aftermarket firm was called the Black Crystal. The package featured awesome visual enhancements and an engine upgrade for the GL. According to GT Spirit, the Mercedes GL Black Crystal will be among the highlights of the upcoming Essen Motor Show. So, to build hype for the vehicle in the event, Larte recently released some new photos of the auto. Click the thumbnails below for a closer look at the newly-released photos of the Larte-tuned Mercedes GL Black Crystal: Mercedes GL Black Crystal Specs The moniker “Black Crystal” came from the crystal-like embellishments… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1: Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg

Can Lewis Hamilton hold off Nico Rosberg? Based on how he dominated his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate at the United States Grand Prix, the answer is: he most certainly can. Hamilton was fairly outpaced by Rosberg during the qualifying session for the race, but the Brit had no problems taking care of the race proper. He took the chequered flag 4.3 seconds ahead of his teammate, and more than 25 seconds ahead of third-placer Daniel Ricciardo. This fourth-straight win allowed Hamilton, who has 316 points now, to extend his lead to 24 over Rosberg, who has 292. Every point counts as we head to the final two races, the second of… Continue Reading »

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