Latest Mercedes-Benz News

Daimler Will Spend €3 Billion For Cleaner Diesel Tech

Daimler announced that it will be spending €3 billion ($3.35 billion) for a clean diesel technology. The company aims to reduce the diesel exhaust pollutants of its vehicles through a software update. The upgrade will affect the engines and exhaust systems of its units. According to Reuters, the overall investment already includes the €2.6 billion disclosed by the company in February this year. Daimler will install its diesel autos in Europe with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Then it will offer particulate filters for gasoline-fed units. The parent of Mercedes-Benz said the enhancements in the engine technology covers the optimization of turbocharging plus fuel injection and intercooling. Furthermore, the application of new materials which target… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-AMG Will Not Make Diesel-Powered Models

Mercedes-Benz is a brand synonymous with luxury, style, decent performance, and innovation. But when that’s not enough, especially when it comes to power, customers can turn to the Mercedes-AMG models. In the 2016 New York Auto Show, among the AMG variants launched were the GLC43 crossover SUV and the C63 Cabriolet, which received a very warm welcome from the audience and critics. With the ever-growing products of Mercedes-AMG, there have been speculations that the company might be working on high-performance diesel variants. Business Insider recently sat down with Tobias Moers, the Mercedes-AMG chief executive, during the New York Auto Show to confirm if they are really going into that direction. Based on the AMG boss, that… Continue Reading »


A Look at the Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

The coming new year marks another chapter in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Just this year, the company easily recognizable by its three-pointed star marque gave us a preview of its upcoming cars that will hit dealerships in 2016 through unveilings in auto shows and teasers. One of the cars that many eagerly anticipate is the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. So in this post, let’s take a look at its key features. Power Unit The C350 Plug-In Hybrid possesses a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The diesel power unit produces 208 hp with a torque of 258 lb-ft. It is mated with an electric motor with outputs of 80 hp and… Continue Reading »


Daimler Joins the “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better.” Campaign

Daimler, together with BMW, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen along with auto-component company Bosch, joined the project titled “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better.” This campaign developed by German Association of Automotive Industry and their members is developed to create a multi-brand information platform that will let the US population know about the advantages of using “clean diesels” and the technology that runs it. Another aim is to advertise that diesel is better than gasoline in terms of consumption, performance and cleanliness. In line with this campaign, participating car companies showcased their new cars that rightfully bear the campaign’s logo. They will also apply the logo in their advertisements, TV spots, brochures and showroom…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes A-Class Posts New Lows

Let’s forget about the 330 horsepower, all-wheel drive AMG A-Class for now. At the other end of the spectrum is an A-Class variant that is aiming for new lows in Mercedes ownership. Meaning of course low emissions, low fuel consumption and low operating cost. For consumers who want the class and dependability that ownership of a Mercedes implies, the Euro 6-compliant A 180 CDI boasts of a low 98 gram output of carbon dioxide per kilometer. In the process, it also consumes up to 26 percent less fuel than its gasoline-driven counterparts. Gratifyingly for the automaker, these numbers are the result of a comprehensive ecological life-cycle assessment of the A… Continue Reading »


More diesel engine options for future models

Would you mind switching to diesel? Apparently, luxury car companies don’t mind at all, especially with the big names such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. BMW’s new 3-Series models are now running on diesel, while Mercedes-Benz’s C250 cars now running with an 1800cc turbocharged 4-cylinder under their hoods. Another model which will soon be sporting a diesel powerplant is the 2013 GLK. Potential owners will have the option to drive with a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine for the GLK. Future C-Class, E-Class and SLK models may also be given the diesel option, according to Mercedes-Benz SL roadster project manager Gunter Fischer. Perhaps one of the biggest underlying reasons that the brand is… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Introduces New Medium Duty Engines

Featuring a host of innovations in diesel engine technology, Mercedes’ new OM93X series of engines for medium-duty trucks was launched recently in Germany. According to Georg Weiberg, Head of Truck Product Engineering Daimler Trucks, “The new engines set new benchmarks in their class. They have been designed in uncompromising manner for environmental friendliness, economy and performance. As such, Mercedes-Benz is once again assuming the pioneering role in environmental protection.” These are not words to be taken lightly, as Mercedes has taken BlueEfficiency technology to commercial engine use, beginning with its pioneering compliance with the future Euro VI emissions standard. Euro VI will be mandatory in the EU from 2013/14 and… Continue Reading »


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