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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Vans Win More Awards

It’s like Mercedes-Benz Vans just can’t help but bring home more awards from all over. After its wins in the Motoring Matters Awards and the Van Fleet Awards, a couple of the division’s offerings grabbed awards from a specialist jury at the 2013 Courier, Express and Parcel Services Van of the Year competition that’s hosted by the Stuttgart-based ETM-Verlag publishing company. The Mercedes-Benz Vito (113 CDI variant) took the win in the “Vans up to 3 tonnes” category, while the new Sprinter (316 BlueTEC) copped first place in the “Vans up to 3.5 tonnes” category, thereby affirming its class-leading status. Because of its Euro VI-compliant engines across all variants, the… Continue Reading »

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Off Road Magazine Readers Vote Mercedes-Benz Unimog Vehicle of the Year (Special Vehicles Category)

In the Special Vehicles category, the Mercedes-Benz Unimog won the best off-road vehicle of the year, as voted by the readers of the Off Road trade magazine. The Unimog garnered 31.1 percent of the votes in its segment. A total of more than 74,000 votes cast for some 125 vehicles that were included in the thirteen categories. The magazine has been conducting reader polls since 1982. For the 2013 model year, the different Unimog variants got a major overhaul, as the interiors and exteriors had been completely redesigned. The changes covered implement carriers (U 216 to U 423, as well as the U 530), along with extreme off-roaders (U 4023 and U… Continue Reading »

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Gold Diesel Ring Award Goes To Mercedes Luminary

The German Association of Motor Journalists (VdM) has awarded to Mercedes Prof. Dr. Ing. Rodolfo Schöneburg the Gold Diesel Ring in recognition of his lifetime work in improving vehicle safety. Given to Prof. Schöneburg on April 26, the Gold VdM Diesel Ring has been awarded since 1955 to outstanding personalities who have rendered exemplary services to bettering road safety for all users. Satisfyingly, the Ring received by Prof. Schöneburg continues a tradition of sorts at Daimler, as former heads of development Fritz Nallinger and Hans Scherenberg had received this award in 1961 and 1975 respectively. Says Prof. Schöneburg, “I see it as my vocation to play my part in helping… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz GL is Motor Trend’s ‘SUV of the Year’

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL is the German automaker’s contender in the luxury SUV segment, and it would seem that the refreshed model for the sleek vehicle this year did not disappoint. This is evidenced by the GL’s citation as Motor Trend magazine’s SUV of the Year. SUVs are still popular vehicle options for many prospective drivers and switchers, and as such, the competition within the segment is still quite strong. Still, Mercedes-Benz was able to field an option held in high regard. To determine which would be the proud recipient of the award, Motor Trend took all the 2013 model year SUVs and rated them according to several criteria: engineering… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Awarded A+ Efficiency Rating, Environmental Certificate

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has just been awarded a Class A+ energy efficiency rating along with an Environmental Certificate after going through the TUV Sud Life Cycle Assessment. The vehicle passed the tests conducted by the independent inspection body. It has been projected that the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID produces 23 percent less CO2 emissions compared to an E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. That’s over the vehicle’s life cycle, from being a finished vehicle to being used for over 250,000 kilometers, and even through to recovery. In addition, future vehicle recycling standards were also taken into consideration even while the vehicle was still being developed. As a result, the… Continue Reading »

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ADAC AutoMarx Said: Germany’s Strongest Car Brand is Mercedes

After getting in the second place last December’s evaluation, the three star brand is now on the top spot for being the strongest auto brand in Germany. Other than winning the major citation, Mercedes also got the highest position in three minor categories, the first one being “Environment”, which is won because of the engine variants that the car manufacturer is making. These engines emphasize fuel reduction and economy, that reduces the risk of environment’s degradation. Another citation is “security” primarily because of the COLLISION PREVENTION system in new Merc models. “Market power” was also bagged due to the market leadership that the company achieved in the last six months…. Continue Reading »

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