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Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Compete with X6

After BMW sold 120,000 units of X6 since it launch in 2009, Mercedes-Benz is planning on making a model that will compete directly with it, which will be called Mercedes-Benz GLS. The SUV, will take the some designs from the CLS four-door. Despite the details being on hold, an insider revealed to Auto Evolution that it could have the V6 engine that will perform at 306HP and the V8 with 435HP, these will be for the petrol version. Diesel versions could have 3.0L diesel or a hybrid oil-burner also on the E3000 model that will be presented in the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mercedes-Benz GLS is set to be launched on… Continue Reading »

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Update on the Future of Maybach

It has been reported that Daimler will be announcing their decision on Maybach on July 1st, however it seems that it will be postponed until late July. Previously, reports said that  there are only two options, to axe the brand or to get a partnership with the British carmaker Aston Martin. In an article from Automotive News, a third option emerges and according to three company sources the other option is to keep Maybach as a Mercedes-Benz brand, like AMG. While AMG is the sub-brand for sports and performance vehicles, Maybach would be used for the company’s top-of-the-line models for S, CL and GL class. As of now, spokespersons of… Continue Reading »

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Longest Car Drift World Record Bagged by Mercedes’ Mauro Calo

Mauro Calo, Mercedes-Benz and Autocar’s demo driver has set a new world record for the longer powerslide or card drift using Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Calo beat the previous record by a quarter of a mile or 394 meters as he took the sports sedan at 2,308 meters driving sideways. He completed eight burning laps at a company event at the Mercedes-Benz World Handling Circuit in Surrey. Andrew Mallery, Mercedes’ Commercial Operations Director said, “When Mauro approached us to hold his record breaking attempt on the circuit at Mercedes-Benz World we were happy to offer him the support. He has been a valuable member of the driving experience team for several… Continue Reading »

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