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PRE-SAFE technology caps two Euro NCAP awards for safety

Another award has been vested on German premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. This time, it’s from the European New Car Assessment Programme, or Euro NCAP. The two awards were won with the company’s anticipatory occupant protection system, dubbed PRE-SAFE, and the PRE-SAFE Brake driver assistance systems. So now you’re wondering what these systems do. The PRE-SAFE technology is linked to the vehicle’s Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program, or ESP, as well as to other driver assistance systems. The sensors on these systems then provide the PRE-SAFE with critical driving information within milliseconds, enabling it to respond at high speeds. For example, the system will be able to detect if the… Continue Reading »

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MBUSA scores 2nd best September sales record

As always, Mercedes-Benz and Smart parent-company Daimler AG brings good news with sales in the U.S. reaching 21,088 for the month of September this year. Compared to last year, this means an 18.5 percent increase, making September its best month so far in terms of units sold, putting the year-to-date figures ahead of last year’s numbers by 22 percent. In fact, September 2010 is the MBUSA’s 2nd best September on record, with 19,862 passenger cars, light trucks and 804 Sprinters sold. Sales of the company’s higher end models are equally experiencing growth, led by the 9th generation E-Class whose sales for September reached 5,608 units, beating last year’s by a… Continue Reading »

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The SLS AMG GT3 goes online

Let’s see. You’re a big Mercedes-Benz fan, and nothing would please you more than to own and drive your very own SLS AMG super car. The problem is, you can’t. Whether it be financial or just because of availability of the SLS AMG in your country. But maybe you can settle for the next best thing online—a website dedicated to the FIA-spec version of the SLS AMG, the GT3. Of course, you’re all aware that Mercedes-Benz hasn’t really released detailed specs of the GT3. But think about this—you get a lot less weight from all the modifications that AMG put into the GT3, so imagine how a 6.3-liter V8 will… Continue Reading »

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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Comes Strong at Paris 2010

The 2012 Mercedes CLS is the second act of the vehicle that formulated both the market segment and the grammatical quandary known as the “four-door coupe.” Made more audacious this time, the automobile boasts of a brand new upright grille. The latest sedan is also much lighter, having aluminum doors that make it 52 pounds less heavy along with an aluminum hood, front fenders, trunk lid and parcel shelf. With regards to its engine, there will be four available. First is a two 3.5 liter V6 engines in Europe, another is a 265 HP diesel engine and a 306 HP gas V6 with standard start/stop. Next is a 2.5 liter… Continue Reading »

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Paris 2010: World premiere -of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL

Following the B-Class F-CELL fuel-cell car, Mercedes-Benz is now launching the new A-Class E-CELL as its second electric car built in series-production conditions. The five-seater with battery-powered electric drive meets all the requirements for a family car for everyday use. It is based on the five-door version of the current A-Class, and features a generously dimensioned interior and luggage compartment for maximum versatility. The car’s two high-efficiency lithium-ion batteries provide a range of over 200 km (NEDC). The car is powered by a quiet, locally emission-free electric drive with a maximum output of 70 kW (95 hp), developing a high torque of 290 Nm. A total production run of 500… Continue Reading »

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Paris 2010: World premiere of the new Mercedes-Benz CLS

With its exciting, perceptible design and refined sportiness, the new edition of the CLS benefits from the fact that as the inventor of the segment Mercedes-Benz is a whole generation ahead. All of the engines in the CLS are new and help to guarantee an improvement in fuel consumption of up to 25% compared with the previous models. Also making a contribution to the increase in efficiency is the electromechanical Direct-Steer system fitted as standard and celebrating its world premiere in the CLS. The CLS is also the first car in the world to feature optional LED High Performance headlamps. For the first time, these combine the tried-and-tested Intelligent Light… Continue Reading »

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Paris 2010: Benz showing of its iPad docking station

Mobile entertainment is what the Apple iPad is all about. Thanks to an innovative docking station, Mercedes-Benz Accessories is now demonstrating how the tablet computer could be integrated into the rear of many Mercedes-Benz models. The prototype of the docking station is being presented at the Paris Motor Show in an S-Class, and the plan is to launch the integration solution for the iPad onto the market for a variety of Mercedes models after development for series production. Mounted on the back of the front seats at head restraint height, the holder significantly extends the usability of the iPad: the battery of the tablet PC begins to charge as soon… Continue Reading »

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