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Mercedes-Benz is reporting that one of their B-Class F-CELL vehicles has been involved in an accident while traveling through Kazakhstan. The B-Class F-CELL “Number 3″, after travelling more than 23.000 locally emission-free kilometers, is not able to continue its journey due to the resulting damage. Lucky, all drivers involved in the accident were uninjured. However, both vehicles were damaged, including the F-CELL as can be seen on the picture. The exact course of the accident and the question of guilt are still unknown, but local police are involved to solve any problems. Mercedes-Benz is currently examining the possibility of repairing the vehicle, but it will probably just be replaced with… Continue Reading »
Two days from now, Mercedes-Benz’s F-CELL World Drive campaign will leave China’s Auto Shanghai showroom floors and head for the final and lengthiest round of its world tour. It’ll travel all the way from Shanghai through Kazakhstan and Russia until it makes its way back into Europe, it’s original starting point. Almost 14,000 kilometers will have been covered by the B-Class F-CELL with power coming from its three fuel cells. 5,300 kilometers of that distance has been covered in Australia alone. It is expected to finish its tour of the world in Europe, through countries such as Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany. What really makes the tour’s final… Continue Reading »
This Friday, Mercedes-Benz finished their F-Cell World Tour North America leg in Seattle, at the new and state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood dealership. The World Tour will continue their journey in Australia. We were there live and got a very close and personal encounter with the cars and huge group of Daimler engineers and organizers. The drive itself was very smooth, just like with any other hybrid out there today. The advantage was that the B-Class F-Cell only uses a electric motor, meaning that there is not emissions whatsoever. The electric motor is very quick and responds immediately to the touch of the pedal. When approaching a street light, the engineer… Continue Reading »
A report from the Euro arm of Automotive News says that Mercedes-Benz could be working on three more variants of its compact A-Class line, hot on the heels of the company’s announcement of their big plans for that line as well as the B-Class range. Joachim Schmidt, the marketing head for Mercedes-Benz, stated in a phone interview with Automotive News that Merc is considering getting three-door, convertible and shooting brake variants ready for the A-Class’ next generation models. These models are expected to boost Merc’s sales in the luxury compact car segment while still being compliant with stricter Euro emissions standards. Of course, even if there’s an interview to go… Continue Reading »
Recognizing that moving downmarket is an essential part of profitability nowadays, Mercedes has followed the lead of its German rivals BMW and Audi by drawing up plans to come out with a baby CLS by 2014. Dubbed the BLS, the car has been the subject of rumor mills for months now and details are certainly not forthcoming from the manufacturer. Reportedly drawing features from the CLS and the F800 concept car, the BLS is expected to differ substantially from the styling of it luxury sedan brothers to appeal to the younger set. Although rumored to be front-wheel drive, that is not a sure thing but probably a logical conclusion given… Continue Reading »
On day 39 of the circumnavigation, the F-CELL World Drive embarked on the tenth leg, which leads north through the coastal state of California. The route takes the participants through San Francisco as well as to the Californian capital Sacramento. During this leg, the vehicles cover a total of 950 kilometers. By staging local activities, like in San Francisco and Sacramento, Mercedes-Benz furthermore offers interested parties the possibility to gather information about the potential of fuel cell technology and the B-Class F-CELL. Moreover, a visit at Tesla Motors is part of this tenth leg.