Seen in lightly-camouflaged guise late last year, the A 45 AMG has finally been revealed officially by Mercedes-Benz. As revealed by the cutaway, we can see a transverse-mounted four with a turbo. Elsewhere on the net, rumors say that this little jewel will displace 2 liters and have an output in the region of 360 hp. We can also see the all-wheel drive layout. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission should be a reality, with Mercedes’ Race Start function as a feature. Although the wheels don’t seem to be wide enough for a car that wears the AMG badge, the AWD drivetrain should take care of assuring very high levels of traction…. Continue Reading »
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If you’ve been eyeing the Mercedes-Benz CLA Edition 1 four-door coupe, now’s your chance—the ultra-exclusive special model will only be up for grabs for a year, and the 12-month timer is now ticking. The CLA Edition 1 sports exclusive fittings, such as a unique NEON ART interior that features yellow stitching that contrasts perfectly with the black microfiber and leather upholstery. Other interior furnishings include ARTICO synthetic leather plus some more yellow stitching for the beltlines as well as the instrument panel. In addition, this model can be purchased with whichever engine you choose, so you can really make it your own. As for the exterior, some of the exclusive stuff… Continue Reading »
A press release by Daimler revealed that Mercedes-Benz sold around 94,895 units in January. The figure was 9.2% more than the overall sales of the automaker in the same month last year. Daimler attributes the increase to the rebound of its operations in China. There was a 15.4% gain in the Chinese market alone as compared to January 2012, which translates to 16,695 units sold. Next to China is North America where the sales scored 24,783 units, which is around 10% more than January last year. Surprisingly, the sales in Germany did not fare well that month based on several news sources. There was a drop of 0.7% based on… Continue Reading »
A video showing the all-new Mercedes-Benz CLA with the AMG kit being driven on the streets of Barcelona emerged recently. The Mercedes-Benz CLA 180 features a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder turbo-charged gasoline engine that produces 122HP (90kW) and 147 lb-ft (200nM) of torque. This entry-level sedan also has a six-speed manual gearbox that can go from 0 to 62 mph or 0 to 100 km/h in within 9.3 seconds. The latest offering from Mercedes-Benz has a top speed of around 130 mph or around 210 km/h. The Mercedes-Benz CLA also features black alloy wheels and offers buyers the option of getting the AMG package that will give it a similar aggressive look… Continue Reading »
The next best thing that comes with being a Formula One driver for Mercedes-Benz, next to the hefty paycheck, is all the perks that you can get. One of them is getting to drive the 2014 CLA before anyone else does. Just check out the video above. Lewis Hamilton was all praises about the new car because of the driving quality it provides. He said he was quite comfortable driving it. He emphasized the amazing performance of its brakes as well. Hamilton may not be new with Mercedes-Benz, since the car he had at McLaren was equipped with a Mercedes-Benz engine, but he was surely impressed with the CLA.
Ok, so Superbowl 47 is practically here, and corporate advertisers have reserved their slots for those all-important commercials. Mercedes has found value in its Superbowl placements and it has embraced social media in a big way, using these sites to whet the public’s appetite on upcoming models. Late last year, BenzInsider did a post on a shoot that the company was doing in anticipation of this year’s Superbowl. Now that the ads are wrapped and ready, Mercedes has begun teasing a few clips on YouTube to whip MB fans into a frenzy for the CLA, which seems to be the focus for Mercedes this year. The first clip, called Diner,… Continue Reading »
The Kecskemét plant of Mercedes-Benz rolled out the first Mercedes-Benz CLA recently around ten months after the plant was opened. The occasion saw the prime minister of Hungary, Victor Orbán, in attendance along with the Mercedes-Benz Cars head and Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler, Dr. Dieter Zetsche. They were welcomed by the manager of the Kecskemét plant, Frank Klein. Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed that the Mercedes-Benz CLA is based on a Concept Style Coupe, which was introduced last year. The performance of the team at the Kecskemét plant was also impressive since it was able to manufacture over 40,000 units of the B-Class, Zetsche added. In response… Continue Reading »