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CO2 Air Conditioning Systems Coming to Mercedes-Benz Cars in 2017

With regulatory bodies in major markets tightening their emission rules as time progresses, Mercedes-Benz cars and all other vehicle units of the three-pointed star brand will be equipped with carbon dioxide air conditioning systems. The changes will be implemented starting 2017, according to the Daimler Global Media Site. The goal of the company is to surpass the climate protection requirements of the EU through the new system. The source said it will be based on the DIN specifications, which were determined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Aside from regulatory compliance, the CO2 air conditioning system will also benefit customers. Daimler explained it… Continue Reading »


11,000 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans Recalled

Daimler just announced that it will be recalling some of its Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. According to MarketWatch, the move is to allow the company to replace the software of the vehicle that is related to its emissions. Based from the source, the company sent an estimated 11,000 letters to customers who bought Sprinter models. The document mentioned that the “emissions-relevant control units” of the vans will be getting enhanced software. Further along the letter, it noted that it is “to avoid possible trouble with the authorities and test organizations.” The parent of the three-pointed star brand cleared out though that the decision had nothing to do with the problem plaguing Volkswagen, which is related… Continue Reading »


Daimler Clears Issues About Emissions Manipulation

A new controversy is going around the luxury automotive scene. After the expose of automotive engineer John German about Volkswagen’ emissions manipulation, all eyes are on the other giant companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to The Guardian, German found out that Volkswagen has been using an advanced software to reduce its emission figures. He uncovered the elaborate scheme upon comparing the results of the actual road tests with the lab tests of the company. Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn later admitted the act. Then he resigned from his position. Together with the scandal was a staggering loss in the market value of the company. The revelation triggered further probes on other famous car… 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 »


Daimler Trucks NA Posts GHG 14 Compliance

As a Mercedes owner, you may not care about the excellent trucks that the Daimler group also offers around the world. But as tools of industry and commerce, trucks are indispensable. They also consume considerably more resources to operate in terms of tires, lubricants and fuel. So Daimler should justifiably be proud that the company’s trucks being sold in North America now have GHG14 certification. GHG 14 stands for Greenhouse Gas 2014, which is an EPA regulatory requirement for trucks which will be in force from 2014-2018. As its name implies, it aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy-duty trucks. Once fully implemented, the new GHG14 regulations… Continue Reading »


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