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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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Images Show 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In

It appears that the Germany-based luxury vehicle manufacturer is working on bringing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In into the assembly line. A recent report from worldofcarfans.com indicated that images showing the prototype of the hybrid inside a parking lot emerged recently. The active shutter grille and modified rear bumper featuring an integrated port made the plug-in hybrid easily identifiable. The port is similar to the port found on the S-Class plug-in hybrid. The vehicle will reportedly be called the C350 Plug-in Hybrid and will feature a 3.0-liter turbo-charged V6 engine together with a 7-speed automatic gearbox system along with an electric motor. The powertrain was initially unveiled in the latest… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL Provides Water Supply For Stars During Death Valley Trip

A video was posted recently showing Hollywood stars Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger relying on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-CELL for the water supply in the two days they spent in Death Valley, according to a report from the official website of Mercedes-Benz. The two stars are fans of the F-CELL and have used the vehicle for over two years already. Kruger revealed that they were followers of the fuel cell. It is a vehicle that is easy to use and does not restrict daily mobility requirements. She added that they did not encounter any problems with their water supply in Death Valley as the vehicle only takes three minutes to… Continue Reading »

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