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1903 Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS To Be Highlighted at Concours

Once again, among the highlights of the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 2017 are classic cars from famous automakers. A restored 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W198) will grace the event. Another is the ultra-rare 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS. According to Daimler, the Mercedes-Simplex was the successor of the first-ever modern automobile made by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG). The vehicle was produced from 1902 to 1905. The car was heavily based from the Mercedes 35 PS. The Mercedes-Simplex 40 PS was powered by a four-cylinder inline engine. It has a displacement of 6,785 cc. The unit was capable of producing up to 40 hp–as its name implies. Then, its top speed is… Continue Reading »

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July 2017 Mercedes Sales Show Double-Digit Growth

After breaking its half-year company record, Mercedes-Benz shows no signs of slowing down. In the month of July, Mercedes sales displayed a double-digit growth. According to Daimler, the starting month of the third-quarter saw Mercedes sales reach 181,791 units. The numbers translate to an increase of 11% compared to the same month of last year. The figures also brought about the best-ever July sales of the three-pointed star brand. Overall, Mercedes has sold 1,326,065 vehicles globally from January to July of 2017. Looking at the records from the same period of last year, Mercedes sales went up by 13.3%. Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible… Continue Reading »

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New Spy Shots of the Four-Door Mercedes-AMG GT Surface Online

The concept version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT was finally unveiled at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in March. Now, all that we are waiting for is its production model. Recently, new spy shots of the car emerged online. Based on the photos provided by GTSpirit, the production version of the four-door Mercedes-AMG GT will likely remain true to its concept form. The sports car seems to have retained many features found in its updated two-door sibling, except that it will have a wider track and longer body. Compared to the older spy shots and spy video of the four-door AMG GT, the Panamericana grille of the prototype has already been exposed…. Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Things About the Mercedes-AMG A45 Predator Coming in 2019

The next-generation of the Mercedes-AMG A45 is coming out in 2019. The model has been dubbed as “Predator” by company insiders. Based from the spy shots and information we have gathered from Autocar, here are the features of the Mercedes-AMG A45 Predator: 1. Exterior Why is it called the “Predator”? The moniker given by insiders to the upcoming Mercedes-AMG A45 had something to do with its new fascia. As we have seen in the Concept A Saloon unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show, the next-gen A-Class will have a set of vertical radiator grille, sharper headlights, bumper with larger intakes and more prominent lip spoiler. The outline of the car’s rear will… Continue Reading »

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Bye Bye Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed that the production run of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is at its end. The units of the B-Class after the 2017 model year will no longer offer an electric powertrain. According to Automotive News, the announcement came from the spokesman of the company, Rob Moran. He said that the production of the affected model will halt in the third quarter of this year. Moran didn’t disclose any details about the possible replacement of the soon-to-be phased out B-Class Electric Drive. However, the report claimed that the aim of the company might be to focus its electric cars on the upcoming EQ range. The spokesperson assured everyone though… Continue Reading »

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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Spied During Testing

The prototype for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA was recently spied. The compact utility vehicle in the spy shots was heavily disguised in zebra camouflage, but based on the shape and bulges in the wraps, the auto bears a striking resemblance with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class seen earlier. According to Motor1, which is also the source of the spy shots, the next-generation of the GLA will be launched next year. It will be released under a 2019 model year. Although the features of the CUV is still hard to see because of its full camo, it seems that the body panels are similar to the ones found in the next A-Class. The two are expected… Continue Reading »

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Fostla Cranks Up the Power of the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate to 700 PS

Fostla just unveiled its new tuning package for the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate. For a sum of €9,000 or $10,320, the output of the car’s engine can be cranked up to deliver as much as 700 PS. The tuner is notorious for bringing up the power of some Mercedes cars to around 700 PS. Some of the vehicles that we have featured previously with the Fostla kit in their engines were the 2017 Mercedes AMG S63 S Coupe and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG in 2015. Engine According to Carscoops, the Fostla package for the AMG E-Class Estate centers on offering a power boost to the vehicle, thanks to a level 2 chip tuning… Continue Reading »

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