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Mercedes-Benz is Going for an Electric Crossover

Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, hinted that their company is planning to make a fully-electric crossover SUV. In his interview with Car and Driver, he revealed that they are they are en route to making a fully electric car with range along the 250 and 300-mile mark. The details he disclosed were limited, but he dropped a clue about an electric crossover when he told the source that what they were recently working on something that is not a competitor of their existing lineup of electric vehicles. Weber went on to say that it will not be a Smart, B-Class Electric… Continue Reading »

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Red Bull and Mercedes Partnership Will Unlikely Materialize

Back and forth stories bearing positive and negative updates about the potential engine partnership between Mercedes-AMG and Red Bull have been circulating. But a reliable source suggested that the latest developments were unfavorable with the rival team. While there was initially a flicker of hope on the side of Red Bull about the matter due to the management of Mercedes recognizing the benefits of such partnership, Motorsport claimed that Daimler supremo Dr. Dieter Zetsche had gotten cold with the idea. According to the report, Zetsche had been swayed away from accepting a partnership with the energy drink brand after consulting Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda about it. The article said a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG to Release Hybrid Engines in 2020

Mercedes-AMG is focusing on releasing hybrid models in 2020. That is due to the pressure for carmakers to meet emission targets set by the international community, particularly the countries it considers as the three-pointed star marque’s biggest markets. In an interview of AMG’s head of research and development Thomas Weber with Autocar, he confirmed that his group is working on the existing hybrid technology of the brand, which is currently being utilized by its Formula One cars. They plan to complete the technology transfer to their production cars by the year 2020 in order to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of their models. Weber admitted that the task is a huge challenge to… Continue Reading »

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No More Shooting Brake for the Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake enjoyed quite a following when it came into production in 2012. But a new report indicated that the bosses in Stuttgart are planning to discontinue the series. According to the UK-based CAR, Mercedes is looking to drop the Shooting Brake variant of the CLS after releasing only one generation of the car. The source noted that the move was a part of the company’s cost-cutting measure. Based on the report, the people inside the company have already come up with a design for a successor of the CLS Shooting Brake. It gained quite a fanfare within the three-pointed star firm, and was scheduled to be… Continue Reading »

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Aston Martin DB11 with Mercedes Components Spied

One of the fruits of the technical partnership between Daimler and Aston Martin has been spied. Recently spy shots of the upcoming Aston Martin DB11 were captured. Based on the photos featured at the Autoblog site, the new sports car of the British brand carries a lot of things in common with a well-known Mercedes car. Looking at the contours of the DB11 in the images provided by the source, it still carries a strong likeness with the DB9. But opening its doors would reveal an exciting interior. From the photos supplied, the interior components of the sports car mirror the ones found on the S-Class coupe. The steering wheel and almost… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Ready to Compete Against Tesla in Battery Business

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to enter another portion of the market. According to Australia’s Motoring, the three-pointed star marque is looking to bring its electric vehicle battery technology to households and businesses. If this comes into fruition, it would pit the company directly against Tesla’s own plans. Around last month, Tesla announced that it will be offering its Model S battery technology to households and businesses. This will let home and business owners store excess electricity from the grid to be used again for powering up various appliances or equipment. However, while all the attention about this subject has been focused on Tesla, Mercedes-Benz has already made its own lithium-ion battery that provides the same… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Forges New Partnership with China’s Google

After announcing its new partnership with Qualcomm in the development of wireless charging units for its electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz went on to make a deal with another tech giant. According to Reuters, Daimler just forged a tie with Baidu in China. Baidu is a web services company operating in China. Its services are similar to Google like providing Chinese language search engine for websites, images, and multimedia files. Due to the similarities of the two, the service has been commonly referred to as “China’s Google.” The report said the partnership aims to deepen the bonds between Chinese Mercedes-Benz cars and technology firms that cater directly to consumers, which has been an ongoing… Continue Reading »

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