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Mercedes-Benz Wins Six Categories in 2014 Motor Klassik Award

In the 2014 edition of the Motor Klassik Award, Mercedes-Benz managed to get wins in a whopping six categories, showcasing the continued excellence of the brand in a variety of aspects. The Silver Arrows race cars, the 1934 W 25 and the 1954 W 196 R, took a double victory in the ‘Racing Cars’ and ‘Auction Cars’ categories. In the ‘Classics up to 1930′ category, the Mercedes-Benz SSK sports car bagged the victory, while the 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (pictured) took the win in the ‘Classics 1947 to 1961′ category. The G-Class won the ‘Off-roaders 2014′ race, and Mercedes-Benz’s Genuine replacement parts via Mercedes-Benz Classic rounded out the evening for… Continue Reading »

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F1: No need to replace Hamilton’s engine for Malaysian GP

The inaugural race of the 2014 Formula One season ended in a resounding victory for the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team thanks to Nico Rosberg, but Lewis Hamilton had to shut off his engine prematurely to make it a bittersweet opener in Melbourne. There’s good news, however, as it’s been confirmed that the Brit doesn’t need a change of engine this early in the season. Under the new rules, each driver is only allocated five engines (or Power Units, to be more precise as that’s what the new engines are supposed to be called because we refer to the entire system comprised of the engine, turbo, and energy recovery system as one unit)… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Will Equip Future Compact Hybrids With Three-Cylinder Engines

Bernhard Heil, the head of powertrain development of Daimler, revealed that Mercedes-Benz will be using three-cylinder engines in its future compact hybrid cars designed for front-wheel drive. According to Automotive News, some Mercedes engineers are skeptical about the idea of putting three-cylinder engines. However, Daimler pointed out that smaller engines carry a lot of potentials. Heil said that it is needed for transverse-mounted hybrid powertrains. It will also address the limitations posed by four-cylinder engines in terms of packaging at the front end of a compact hybrid car. The Daimler official noted that Mercedes will still use four-cylinder engines it its rear-wheel drive vehicles, including their hybrid versions. He reasoned… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series Drifting In The Desert

The Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series is among the most renowned vehicles manufactured by AMG. Its 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine offers a power output of 507HP and toque of 464 lb-ft. It can speed up from 0 to 62 mph within 6.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 187 mph. It is based on an E-Coupe, a previous generation CLK. It features wider tracks, numerous axles, differential and trick suspension. It has shown its optimal performance on the drag strip and was pushed to its limits on a number of country roads. This monster on the road has been given numerous praises for its performance on… Continue Reading »

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2016 Mercedes AMG GT will have V8, not V6 Engine

Rumors have been circulating about the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT for quite some time. Among the speculations being passed around online is that it will be carrying a V6 engine. However, a report from GT Spirit recently killed the rumors about the possible integration of the V6 to the car. According to the source, Tobias Moers, the CEO of AMG, revealed during an interview that they would be using V8 engines instead. He cleared out that there won’t be any V6 version for the 2016 Mercedes AMG GT. The AMG chief explained that there is still more room to make the V8 more efficient, so they are sticking with it…. Continue Reading »

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Garage Works Provide Mysterious Look To Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 S

The impressive appearance of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 S is only equaled by its supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine. The 650HP power output of its engine only adds to its appeal to a good number of supercar enthusiasts all over the world. However, Garage Works decided to enhance this front-engine, rear-wheel drive supercar, according to a report from gtspirit.com. The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-based company enhanced this already extraordinary roadster. The black SLR 722 S is a unique piece of machinery since only one hundred fifty units currently exist in the world. The interior of the vehicle features alcantara suede and leather seating, which is an ideal choice for this manufacturing… Continue Reading »

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Engine Of Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG Enhanced By Posaidon

The engines of the standard model of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG and the GLA 45 AMG are considered to be the second most powerful in the automobile world. It is only surpassed by the 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine of the McLaren P1. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine of the A45 AMG offers a power output of 360HP and torque of 450Nm. Despite its small size, the tuning company Posaidon believed the engine of the sporty hatchback can still produce additional power than what the standard model is offering, according to a gtspirit.com report. This belief resulted to three stages of engine upgrades for this product of the… Continue Reading »

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