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Will There Be Another Gullwing From Mercedes

When the announcement of the Mercedes-AMG GT first came out, there were speculations that we might see another Gullwing class which would replace the Mercedes SLS AMG GT. However, when the spy photos of the SLS successor started surfacing online, some expectant fans were saddened to see that its doors followed the standard design of cars. So, when the Mercedes-AMG GT was finally launched, it signaled the retirement of the SLS-line from the production plants and the absence of a gullwing model in the current products of the three-pointed star brand. Ola Källenius, the former head of Mercedes-AMG and the newly appointed member of the Board of Management for Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »


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 »


A Quick Review at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class

For a car starting at £21,500 (in UK) and $33,950 (in US), what can we expect from it? Here is a quick review of the overall features of the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which debuted in Paris early this month. Exterior The Mercedes-Benz B-Class did get a facelift. However, the changes in its design were only minor, and mostly at the front. A quick glimpse at the new B-Class and its predecessor would give the untrained eye a hard time differentiating the two. You actually have to look closer to appreciate the new one’s more premium and sportier styling brought about mainly by its redesigned bumper, front mesh, grille, hood, and LED lights…. Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive Combines Eco-Friendly Features With Power

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Electric Drive is considered as the most powerful production car of AMG. It brings together the latest e-mobility feature with advanced Formula 1 technology. This emission-free sports car can go from 0 to 62 mph within 3.9 seconds and has a limited top speed of 155 mph. Four synchronous electric motors provide the power to the vehicle that produces an output of 750 bhp and 1000 Nm of torque. Each wheel receives uniform power that results to the dynamic wheel-selective all-wheel drive and a unique driving experience. Maximum torque is available from standstill since the electric motors provide an instant torque buildup. The design of… Continue Reading »


Daimler is Top Electric Car Seller in Germany for First Half 2013

In the first half of 2013, Daimler AG took the top spot in German in terms of electric cars, with electric-powered Mercedes-Benz models combining with smart brand sales to achieve a 42 percent overall market share. The pace-setting smart brand was responsible for 983 units registered during the aforementioned period. That alone accounts for a market share of 40 percent. In addition, smart was also able to grow its electric-powered unit sales by some 80 percent compared to the same period in 2012. Daimler banks on smart to become its ‘trailblazer in electric mobility’, primarily through the smart fortwo electric drive that’s complemented by some tuned models and an e-bike…. Continue Reading »


18 New AMG Vehicles Hit Dealerships

June is heating up with 18 new Mercedes-Benz AMG models making their market launches, as the high-performance vehicles make their way to dealerships. This is part of the ‘AMG Performance 50′ strategy being rolled out now leading up to Mercedes-AMG’s 50th anniversary in 2017. It’s all about top-caliber performance for Mercedes-AMG, and this is reflected in the power range of the new models: they go from 360 hp (265 kW) all the way to 751 hp (552 kW). However, there is also a focus on making the vehicles as efficient as possible. You’ve got the A 45 AMG, which is seen as a catalyst for growth in new markets. There’s… Continue Reading »


New 2014 B-Class Electric Drive Makes its Way to the US Earlier

Daimler’s recent press release revealed that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive is going to be rolling in the U.S. highways by early next year. The new car makes its public debut at the International Auto Show in New York this week. The company hypes the Electric Drive as having an environmentally-friendly feature which has zero-emission coupled with dynamic performance, power and style. In Joachim Schmidt’s words, the new B-Class will definitely deliver utmost convenience, safety and pleasure to its users. He added that despite the car’s emission-free trait, it still retains its trademark characteristics that Mercedes-Benz lovers adore. Based from the press release of Daimler, the Electric Drive is… Continue Reading »


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