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Mercedes-Benz GLT Engine, Design, Price Hinted

A new interview with Diane Tarr, Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Vans managing director, hinted about the power unit that might be installed under the hood of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz pickup truck, which will likely carry the model name GLT based on earlier reports. She mentioned about the possible architecture of the vehicle too. Tarr discussed with Drive during the launch of the latest Vito and Valente in Australia that the Mercedes-Benz GLT will most probably come with a diesel-powered six-cylinder V6 engine. The expected output of the power unit is at 190 kW with 620 Nm of torque. That’s higher than the popular Ford Ranger’s engine, which is configured to give off 147 kW… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Sales Grew by 12.9 Percent Globally

The official tally of Daimler regarding its sales in 2014 was recently published on its Global Media Newsroom. According to the data found there, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by 12.9 percent based on a year-on-year comparison. The rate translated to a total of 1,650,010 vehicles sold worldwide. The achievement of the three-pointed star brand this year marked its fourth consecutive record year. The year that just ended was highlighted by December being the strongest month of the brand, successfully getting 163,171 sales for its units. Its final quarter was also considered as its best for the year, listing 454,854 sales. U.S. remained as the largest market of the brand with an… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is Drive’s Car of the Year Winner

Awards are stuff that Mercedes-Benz is no longer a stranger of. Being the very definition of excellence in almost all of its products, it is not surprising anymore when it bags new distinctions from award-giving bodies. Recently, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, particularly the C200 model, gained another award that gives it the bragging rights against it rivals. The car was crowned as the 2014 Drive Car of the Year. Drive is one of Australia’s leading car portals. According to Sydney Morning Herald, the Drive Car of the Year is known as among the most-comprehensive, consumer-focused automotive awards in Australia. The evaluation of the contenders was done by six expert road-test… Continue Reading »

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL Showcased at Motorclassica

The Motorclassica show is one of the must-see events that every car enthusiast should not miss, especially if you are located in Melbourne, Australia. In its opening-day, the audience were in for a treat as the ultra-rare 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL was showcased there. Daimler confirmed the star of the show is one of the four experimental 220SL prototypes made by the three-pointed star brand. The one shown in Motorclassica is thought to be the only one in existence now. However, one thing is for sure, that the model displayed there is the only one to be made with right-hand drive configurations. The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220SL carries a 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine. The engine output of… Continue Reading »

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A 24-Year Epic Road Trip with the Mercedes-Benz G-Class Ends

  Gunther Holtorf finally reached the end of his 24-year long trip using the same vehicle, that is his trusty old Mercedes-Benz 300GD with the nickname “Otto”. According to Mail Online, Otto traveled around 556,000 miles, including boarding 113 deep-sea ferries and staying in 41 ocean shipping containers. The epic journey is a clear display of the resiliency of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Coupled with a driver with a strong determination, the vehicle is capable of conquering any kind of terrain, weather and other obstacles along the way as demonstrated by Holtorf. A Record-Breaker Currently, Otto had the most country traveled than any other car in the world based from the source. The… Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton Dominates Practices in Spain

A majority of Formula One analysts agreed that Lewis Hamilton is looking at his best this season. A lot of them even predicted that the young Briton might recapture the title this 2014. Except the disappointing race of Lewis Hamilton in Australia, wherein he suffered technical problems with his W05; the former world champion has dominated every single race he completed in 2014. Nico Rosberg has also been impressive since the day one of the races by grabbing the first place in Australia and by maintaining a place next to his teammate in the succeeding events. Despite the prediction of critics, including BBC, that the next race may be won… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S350 Owner Sues Dealer for Non-Compliance of Warranty

Mercedes-Benz is among the world’s most renowned automakers. There’s certainly no doubt about that. However, Adam Litchfield, an Adelaide-based chauffeur who owns Platinum Car Hire, does not agree that the company’s after-sales service is also excellent according to News.com.au. Based on the report, Litchfield is suing the German automaker’s Australia dealership and BEA Motors, who sold the Mercedes-Benz S350 to him, for not fulfilling the terms of its warranty. The source said that Litchfield’s S350 sedan suffered a massive failure in its transmission amounting almost $16,000. However, BEA refused to honor the agreement when it charged him around $13,000 for repairs. In Litchfield’s side of the story, he said that… Continue Reading »

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