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Daimler Promises to Keep the Steering Wheel in Autonomous Cars

With the coming wave of autonomous cars and even trucks, several questions were raised by critics and auto enthusiasts. Among them is, “what happens to the steering wheel?” According to Bloomberg, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche promised that they will still retain the features that have defined automobiles since its invention like the steering wheel, and the basic pedals. The introduction of autonomous cars is currently perceived by many as an event that might put a lot of traditional car components inconsequential. That is the reason why Google killed off all the manual features in its prototype driverless car. However, Dr. Zetsche stated in his speech at Oxford yesterday, “We specifically do not want to… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes Model Names Revealed

A couple of months ago, we reported about the planned renaming of some of Mercedes-Benz’s popular ranges. Recently, we have confirmed the new Mercedes model names through Daimler’s press section.   As can be seen in the information provided by Daimler above, anything beyond the core series (namely the A, B, C, E, and S), the iconic names (G-Class and SL), and the newer models (CLA and GLA) will be affected by the renaming strategy of Mercedes-Benz. The changes will take full effect in 2015, said the report. The individual powertrain designations of its vehicles will also be updated and indicated in a small letter following the model name. Refer to… Continue Reading »

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Official Teaser Photos of the Mercedes-Maybach S600 Released

Mercedes-Benz tweeted something that got everyone too excited just a while ago. That’s because its social media post contained two teaser images of the upcoming Mercedes-Maybach S600. So far, only the lettering in the rear indicating the model name, and the elegant cabin design of the car were revealed by the Twitter post of the German automaker. However, it is great to see the Maybach name resurrected in a new car under the three-pointed star marque. It should be noted that the Maybach brand was scrapped in 2012. Since then, it opened up a void in the ultra-luxury segment of Daimler. After quite some time though, it was announced that the name will be revived… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Boss Says No One Will Make Money on Electric Cars Yet

The Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is now on sale, which received good reviews from critics. However, if money matters were to be considered, Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche does not seem to be so confident about electric cars as of the moment. According to Bloomberg, the Daimler Boss stated in a speech at an event in Mallorca, Spain on October 27, “You can reasonably say that nobody today is making a battery-powered vehicle that’s economically viable in its own right.” He added, “Manufacturers will not see a return within a reasonable time on the billions they’re investing now.” The statements were in reference to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and basically to every automaker diving… Continue Reading »

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This Beijing Auto BJ100 Uses the Mercedes GLK Platform

Would you believe that the mammoth Sport Utility Vehicle above, called the Beijing Auto BJ100, was based from the China-made Mercedes GLK? According to CarNewsChina, the chiseled vehicle was indeed based from our beloved SUV with the three-pointed star logo. The BJ100 debuted at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show in its concept form. The targeted production of the SUV is next year. The source claimed this abomination was made by Beijing Auto, and its platform utilized the one used by the Mercedes GLK that is manufactured in China by Beijing-Benz. The production version of the Beijing Auto BJ100 will also make use of the 2.0 turbo and 3.0 V6 petrol engines found… 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 Closer Look at the Tech Secrets of the Mercedes-AMG GT

The Mercedes-AMG GT is the first to drop the “Benz” name under the current lineup of the brand. Then, it is the second car to be produced from scratch by the performance division of Daimler following the SLS. Due to the identity of the Mercedes-AMG GT as the successor of the phased out SLS, people can’t help but compare the two. However, this should not be the case since each car has features that make one stand out from the other. In this article, let us examine the tech secrets used in the GT that truly makes it very special, and a worthy successor to the SLS. The Body Citing a post… Continue Reading »

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