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Two Setra ComfortClass 500 Coaches Delivered to Reimund Dirr

A couple of new Euro VI-compliant Setra ComfortClass 500 units were just delivered to Reimund Dirr, owner of a Bavarian coach operator that takes people across several destinations around Europe. The two, an S 516 HD and an S 517 HD, add to the growing ‘green fleet’ of the operator. “As far as I’m concerned, low operating costs and reduced fuel consumption are important factors when it comes to buying new vehicles,” said Dirr, who owns Mindel-Reisen and Stricker-Reisen. “Setra has certainly kept its promise in full.” With Record Run Buses 2012, Daimler demonstrated the capabilities and improvements that the Setra ComfortClass 500 range had over the previous models. These… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces two A-Class BlueEfficiency Variants

Mercedes A180 BlueEfficiency (petrol) and A180 CDI (diesel) are the two variants added to the A-Class line-up. These two models are the precise opposites of the Mercedes AMG versions. Mercedes-Benz has launched two BlueEfficiency variants with the diesel as the most fuel efficient that the German luxurious car company has ever made and that is the A180 CDI. The A180 CDI (diesel) brags its 1.5 –litre and 4-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 109 bhp/260 Nm. It declares a fuel frugality of 33.16 kmpl and 92g/km CO2 emissions. The petrol version Mercedes A180 uses 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that gives fuel efficiency of 22.95 kmpl and 120g/km CO2 emissions. The… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the ML500 4Matic BlueEFFICIENCY

Today, Mercedes showed the public the ML500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. If you like fast cars and you do not think that fast and family car does not go together, then you should take a look at this. If you cannot get the AMG version for some reasons, then this vehicle should bring you happiness nevertheless. Powered by a 4.7L V8 engine that’s twin turbo, it creates 408PS and 600Nm of torque. Transmission is 7G-Tronic Plus which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds. Top speed is at 250 km/h. Fuel consumption is low with 24.6-25.7 mpg UK, emissions is only in between 258 to 269 of carbon… Continue Reading »

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World Green Car Award 2012 Goes To Mercedes

At the annual World Green Car awards coinciding with the New York International Auto Show, Mercedes garnered for the second time this award which recognizes the world’s most efficient cars. Initially won in 2007 by the carmaker’s E 320 BlueTEC, this year’s award was garnered by the Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. It bested 23 other entries such as the Ford Focus Electric and the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid. The S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is the first four-cylinder engine used in the S-Class, with the diesel unit achieving fuel consumption levels of just 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres. Says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Board of Management, responsible for Group Research &… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Revealed the 2013 Mercedes Sprinter with 7G Tronic

The three-star brand revealed the Sprinter van with its new-look. The commercial vehicles division of Mercedes-Benz showed the van with all-new technological developments; specifically the 7G Tronic automatic gearbox which they said can still operate very well even in temperature as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has the new Electronic Stability Program which works as Brake Disk Wipe and Electronic Brake Prefil. Sprinter vans now has four-cylinder diesel engine that gives a cycle efficiency of 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers. It can even fall to 7L/100km if you opt for the high-ratio rear axle. Other great features, as the company revealed, are the ECO steering system, engine start/stop… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Announces Engine Range For New CLS

Coinciding with the release of the 2012 CLS will be a range of new Mercedes engines that will be at the heart of the admittedly more conservative-looking 2nd generation 4-door coupe. The BlueEfficiency CLS 250 CDI will be powered by a 200 horsepower diesel displacing 2.1 liters. Like the other powertrains in the CLS lineup, this engine will be mated to Mercedes’ 7-speed G-Tronic transmission. Also to be made available are a pair of sixes, the diesel being a 3-liter with an output of 250 horsepower. The gasoline-fed six which will power the CLS 350 BlueEfficiency model will have an output of 300 horsepower. Toward the end of next year,… Continue Reading »

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Viano and Vito First To Get Kinetic System Enhancements

As part of an enhancement to its BlueEFFICIENCY package, Daimler has announced a new generator management system that will aid in further reducing the fuel consumption of its vehicles. To be introduced next month, the new generator management system converts kinetic energy generated by the vehicle into electrical energy, which is then stored. Feeding this heretofore wasted energy back into the electrical system means that the alternator’s load can be lessened, which in turn reduces the load on the engine. The system works seamlessly and transparently from the driver’s standpoint, and the management system works to heighten the charging rate of the battery when needed. Using kinetic energy from the… Continue Reading »

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