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Mercedes-AMG Needs To Reinvent Itself For Future Of Electric Vehicles

  Mercedes-AMG, the performance arm of Mercedes-Benz, will be forced to reinvent itself following the German automaker’s decision to follow in the footsteps of major brands across the globe to produce more electric cars in the future. Mercedes-AMG will have to create performance versions of the EVs that Mercedes-Benz will produce. Thankfully, that should not be a problem for Mercedes-AMG, Drummond Jacoy, the brand’s director of vehicle development, believes. Mercedes-AMG is in a unique position where it is involved in the development of new Mercedes road cars from the conception to the production. This ensures that these cars can be turned into performance cars if Mercedes calls the need for… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Reached Agreement With Chery Automobile Over Use Of EQ Brand

Mercedes-Benz has finally reached an agreement with Chinese company Chery Automobiles over the use of the EQ brand for its electric vehicles. The German automaker is now cleared to use EQ as a badge to their electric vehicles lineup. As reported earlier this year, Chery Automobiles filed a case before China’s trademark regulator because of Mercedes-Benz’s plan of using the EQ brand name. It was only last year when the German car manufacturer announced that it would create an EQ brand to categorize its future electric vehicles, services, and technologies. EQ will stand for electric intelligence, Mercedes said. But Chery Automobiles was quick to point out that it has been… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A45 with Electric Motor Coming Up

The second-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 is getting an electric motor. The unit is expected to significantly boost the power of the hatchback. According to Motoring, citing reliable anonymous sources within the automotive industry, the electric motor will be used to provide the AMG A45 with a hybrid powertrain. The model bearing the unit is expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Currently, the AMG A45 has a gasoline-fed 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine. The power unit offers 280 kW that launches the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The source said a reconfigured M133 engine will be used for the AMG A45. It is will be paired with a traditional exhaust… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQA Hatchback in the Works

As reported previously, Mercedes-Benz is gearing to launch at least 10 electric vehicles (EV) by 2022. The units include sedans, SUVs, hatchbacks and commercial vehicles. Recently, there are speculations that one of the models coming out within that period is the Mercedes-Benz EQA. According to Autocar, the three-pointed star brand will unveil another concept car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The unit will be an EV that will make use of the company’s modular electric platform (MEA). The concept will be for the Mercedes-Benz EQA. The source said the EQA will sport the styling elements shown in the EQC like the defined bonnet line, glasshouse, hatchback tailgate and skateboard-like platform… Continue Reading »

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4 Major Problems Seen in the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is set to break barriers by being the first to use pure-bred Formula One technology on public roads. It is highlighted by its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with electric motors that enable it to produce up to 1,000 bhp. The high-performance vehicle is expected to carry a $3 million price tag. While the hypercar definitely had car enthusiasts salivating for it, here are a couple of drawbacks we have projected based on the statements of AMG CEO Tobias Moers and other reliable sources: 1. F1-Like Maintenance Moers estimated that the AMG hypercar would need engine maintenance once it reaches a 31,000 mileage or 50,000 km. Therefore, it… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Expectations From the New Mercedes-Benz Electric SUV

Spy shots of a Mercedes-Benz Electric SUV was spotted recently as it underwent testing at a winter environment in northern Scandinavia. The spied vehicle is reportedly based on the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQ. Here are the top three things we can expect from the SUV based on a source: 1. Based on the EVA Platform The Mercedes-Benz Electric SUV will be based on the new EVA platform of its maker. It should be noted though that the auto in the images here appears with the exterior of the GLC Coupe. However, the report claimed that the shell of the vehicle is merely for the test mule version as Mercedes will be incorporating its… Continue Reading »

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First Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen Launched By Arnold Schwarzenegger

On January 24 , 2017 the first all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen was launched in Austria. Gracing the event was Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger. It should be noted though that the all-electric G-Wagen is not officially from Mercedes. The SUV was a project of Austrian firm Kreisel Electric, according to Wheels magazine. Other known offerings of the company are EV versions of the Porsche Panamera, BMW 3-Series Touring, Skoda Yeti and Volkswagen Golf. Former California governor Schwarzenegger praised the electric G-Wagen saying, “This amazing off-road vehicle as a clean and fast electric car? A dream has become real!” The EV G-Wagen is based on the Mercedes-Benz G350d. The diesel-fed V6 engine of the… Continue Reading »

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