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Let Them Race Said Team Mercedes Fans in Twitter

Around 19 hours ago, Mercedes AMG Petronas tweeted the million-dollar question that has been generating a lot of buzz on the Internet and the F1 community. In the official Twitter account of the team, it asked the opinion of fans whether they should allow their drivers to freely race or is it time to finally implement team orders. Almost instantaneously, fans poured in their opinions. Just five hours after Mercedes tweeted the question, an answer was determined. Those in favor of the free racing led a landslide victory against the ones who supported team orders. Mercedes revealed in a latter tweet that 92 percent of the respondents preferred free racing while… Continue Reading »

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Is the Renaming Strategy of Mercedes a Smart Move

In my previous article, it was revealed that Mercedes-Benz is gradually implementing its renaming strategy. One of the affected would be the popular M-Class. Read the article here for more information on the story. I agree that the decision of Ola Kaellenius is very smart move, because it lets customers interrelate the products of the three-pointed star brand easily. It basically bridges a relationship between the larger variants of the German marque with their sedan counterparts. For example, the M-Class would be repackaged as the GLE to establish a connection with its more popular sedan cousin, which is the E-Class. It would also give more sense to the names of the different ranges of the brand,… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Plans to Rename the M-Class to GLE

Mercedes-Benz is currently undergoing some major changes in the names of its popular vehicle ranges. Among the ranges affected by the new comprehensive renaming strategy of the brand is the M-Class. According to Automotive News, the German luxury automaker will drop the “M-Class” name in favor of the GLE class. In addition to the renaming, the new GLE would also receive a major facelift in early 2015. Its crossover coupe version, which was initially revealed as the Concept Coupe SUV and rumored to carry the GLE Coupe moniker, is scheduled to be launched at around April next year in Beijing. Behind the New Names Citing its insiders within Mercedes-Benz, the same source… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Marco Polo Makes Its Debut

Last July, we revealed to you the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo. The vehicle is basically the three-pointed star’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. However, Mercedes has upped the ante on this one by making it more luxurious and more comfortable than its rival. Recently, at the Caravan Salon 2014 in Dusseldorf, Mercedes finally debuted the vehicle in not one, but two variants. The first was simply called the Marco Polo while the other carried the Marco Polo ACTIVITY moniker. The first was based on the V-Class range while the ACTIVITY model was from the Vito range of the German luxury brand according to MB Passion Blog. Engine Specs of the Vehicles The… Continue Reading »

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Video Of 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate Emerges

A video of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Estate emerged recently, according to a recent report from gtspirit.com. The video showed the Estate variant of the upcoming luxury vehicle being tested at race track. Since the upcoming luxury vehicle is a variation of the current C63, industry watchers are eager for its release into the market. The 2015 model of the C63 AMG sedan is expected to offer a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V8 engine. Although the engine is similar to the one used on the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, it is expected to offer a different power output. The power output of the C63 AMG Estate is expected to range from 480… Continue Reading »

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Latest Video Of Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Prototype

A number of spy shots and videos emerged showing the upcoming Mercedes-Benz AMG GT in recent months. Another video of the upcoming replacement for the SLS AMG being tested on the Nurburgring emerged recently, as indicated on a worldcarfans.com report. The latest prototype of the upcoming luxury supercar only had a few variations from prototypes that were spotted in the past. Although reports hinted at the possibility that the recently-sighted luxury vehicle is the Black Series variant of the vehicle, some industry watchers were uncertain about these reports. The most noticeable difference of the luxury vehicle was its rear wing. The recently-sighted prototype indicated that the rear wing may be… Continue Reading »

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David Coulthard Defends Nico Rosberg Over Belgian GP Incident

Members of the Formula One community have differing opinions regarding the incident in the Belgian Grand Prix wherein Nico Rosberg clipped Lewis Hamilton’s W05 as he squeezed his way during lap two. The event led to the left puncture of the Briton’s car and eventually to his retirement. The incident put Rosberg on a negative light, and fans even booed him during a post-match appearance. However, David Coulthard came to the defense of the German. Although there was an alleged admission from Rosberg that what he did was a clumsy move, Coulthard believed it is unlikely that the German did it intentionally. The F1 Legend explained that while spectators may… Continue Reading »

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