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SLA Roadster Breaks New Ground For Mercedes

Times are really changing, as demonstrated by the report of Mercedes’ new roadster, which will be offered in front-wheel drive. Traditionalists will no doubt be dismayed, as the quintessential roadster which was popularized by iconic roadsters from MG, Lotus, Triumph and the rest were diminutive rear-wheel drive two seaters. But a FWD layout has demonstrably been a very efficient method of powertrain packaging, and the new SLA is based off the B-Class platform, so here we are. Power will be decidedly more exciting, as the engines to be offered will all be turbocharged. The gasoline 1.6 and diesel 1.8 will be available with both a 7-speed DCT transmission or a… Continue Reading »


New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Coming Soon

Enough with the prototypes and start getting thrilled for the real thing. Surely, you are already excited about how the new A-Class looks like. Fret no more, because Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the new vehicle will be released by at the end of 2012. The new car will have front-wheel drive and is based on the new platform, the Mercedes-front-drive architecture or the MFA. This platform will be first used by the new B-Class which is slated to be released in November and unveiled earlier on September 2011 at the IAA. Although the new A-Class in production will be patterned after the Concept A-Class, it is not the exact one as… Continue Reading »


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