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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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New Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Will Debut At 2016 Paris Show

It was Smart that became the first of mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car late last decade. The name of that car was the ForTwo Electric Drive, and it was met with a lot of trepidation since the industry wasn’t really ready for an electric-powered vehicle. The third generation ForTwo arrived last year, but the electric version was noticeably absent from the range. Luckily, there’s no need to fret because the new ForTwo Electric Drive will soon arrive. Smart just confirmed the new version of the ForTwo electric version will make its debut at the 2016 Paris Auto Show in September. This time, every model in the Smart lineup… Continue Reading »

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New Electric Vehicle Platform Being Developed By Mercedes-Benz

It appears Mercedes-Benz is working on a new platform for an electric vehicle that will be used on four upcoming models, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The platform will reportedly be dubbed as EVA and will be similar to the MRA architecture, which is currently being used on a number of models including the C-Class and the S-Class. However, everything for the moment are simply reports since the luxury vehicle manufacturer has not released any official statement on a new platform for electric vehicles. The new platform is supposed designed to allow it to accommodate large-sized battery packs that will have a total weight of around 882 pounds…. Continue Reading »

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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 »

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Watch the Mercedes-Benz C350e “Silent Night” Video

As the countdown to Christmas 2015 nears its end, Mercedes-Benz released a new commercial for its C-Class titled “Silent Night.” Basically, the advertisement was made to build hype for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350e. As a recap, the C350e was unveiled as a follow up to the S550 Plug-In Hybrid. It is powered by both a petrol engine and an electric motor. To be specific, under its hood is a turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-four engine. It has an output of 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The unit is mated to an electric motor with 80 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque. The combined power rating of the car according to… Continue Reading »

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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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