Thanks to the unending parade of spyshots, Mercedes enthusiasts know that the current E-Class is getting a facelift. And as facelifts go, not much is expected by way of drivetrain improvements. Usually, one sees a modest bump in output, or some extra fuel efficiency in terms of mileage. But a German car forum is reporting that one possible variant of the facelifted E-Class would be an E63 AMG equipped with Mercedes’ dual-clutch transmission. And all-wheel drive via the company’s 4Matic technology. This new rumor is in addition to the ones that circulated last year that AMG would be adopting 4Matic to its vehicles. And according to our rumormonger, this development… Continue Reading »
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Mercedes-Benz is slated to debut the all-new 2012 S350 BlueTec 4MATIC at the upcoming 2011 Detroit Auto Show, giving joy to American diesel fans for the new year. The vehicle, touted as an entry-level model for Merc’s S-Class, sports the BlueTec V6 turbo power plant coupled with 4MATIC all-wheel drive functionality. The BlueTec can not only satiate power requirements by fans, but also offers a greener alternative compared to most diesels. The S350 BlueTec 4MATIC is slotted under both the S550 V8 variant and the S400 Hybrid, but with decent figures like 210 horsepower along with 400 lb-ft of torque, it’s not a bad deal at all. Expect more details… Continue Reading »
The first time a Mercedes-Benz Viano was entered in a rally competition, the MPV took first place in the SUV category. Seated at the wheel of the vehicle (for the most part a production model) in this 19th Rally des Gazelles were Irishwoman Jeanette James and FrenchÂwoman Anne-Marie Ortola. The two also won the special prize for first-time competitors in their class. The world’s only women’s rally went through the Moroccan desert, as in previous years. The only difference between the desert Viano and its series counterpart was a roll-over cage, racing-style bucket seats and the six-point seat belts.
Soon it will be time to head for the ski slopes again, and drivers of Mercedes models with the permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC can rest assured as they set off en route to their chosen winter paradise. Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating the high traction reserves coupled with directional stability and safety in the new GLK at its 4MATIC workshop. In extreme winter conditions at a height of 2500 metres on the Austrian Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road this compact SUV is demonstrating that its driving dynamics really are in a class of their own. – 4MATIC control strategies for wintry road conditions – Technology in detail: The permanent all-wheel-drive system 4MATIC –… Continue Reading »