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Next Mercedes-Benz SLR May Feature Hybrid Power

Reports in Germany hinted at the possibility that Mercedes-AMG is already thinking about the introduction of the next version of the Mercedes-Benz SLR within three years time and is expected to feature hybrid power, as shown on a report from worldcarfans.com. The performance division of Daimler is reportedly mulling over the location of the engine for the next model of the SLR. The company weighing its options on whether to have a front- engine layout or a mid-engine layout. The coupe variant is expected to be introduced into the market first with a roadster coming at its heels. The flagship Black Series variant may be launched soon after. The report… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG to Release Hybrid Engines in 2020

Mercedes-AMG is focusing on releasing hybrid models in 2020. That is due to the pressure for carmakers to meet emission targets set by the international community, particularly the countries it considers as the three-pointed star marque’s biggest markets. In an interview of AMG’s head of research and development Thomas Weber with Autocar, he confirmed that his group is working on the existing hybrid technology of the brand, which is currently being utilized by its Formula One cars. They plan to complete the technology transfer to their production cars by the year 2020 in order to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of their models. Weber admitted that the task is a huge challenge to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG CEO Hints Plans for Hybrid Supercar

Mercedes-AMG may be planning something in its backyard. A report suggested that the performance division of the three-pointed star brand responsible for the Mercedes-AMG GT may be considering a hybrid supercar. If so, then we might be looking at the marque’s answer to the Porsche 918 and McLaren P1. According to Motor Trend, it was just less than a year ago when Tobias Moers denied point-blank if they were planning to make a hybrid powercar that would rival the Porsche 918. The answer was a straight “no” from the Mercedes-AMG CEO. However, as we have witnessed before, Mercedes is not a brand that would keep a word “no” or “never” in its dictionary,… Continue Reading »

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Live Photos of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

As we have mentioned earlier, among the vehicles highlighted by the three-pointed star brand during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show was the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. The car is among the planned super eco-friendly variants of the brand to be released in the market this year. Based from sources, the hybrid sedan will go on sale in the fall of this year as a 2016 model. The car in the show came in glossy blue finish with “PLUG-IN HYBRID” lettering on its sides. Of course, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid came with all the goodies found on the latest C-Class of the brand. However, what made it very special were the engine and motor powering… Continue Reading »

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Daimler AG to Buy 25 Percent of MV Agusta

Last July, rumors surfaced about Daimler’s plan to buy MV Agusta, which indicated that the German multinational corporation might be planning to expand its vehicle range to include motorcycles. Recently, Reuters confirmed about the imminent move of Daimler to buy 25 percent of the Italian motorcycle’s shares. The source claimed Daimler will be buying the stake of MV Agusta through its Mercedes-AMG performance division. The agreement would also include a seat on the board of MV Agusta. So far, the financial details surrounding the purchase weren’t disclosed by any of the parties. According to the report, the two would greatly benefit in the deal. Particularly, the association with Mercedes would provide MV Agusta… Continue Reading »

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Presenting the Spy Shots of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in Hybrid

You will never get a shortage of spy photos if you have access in Nurburgring. Recently, spies caught a variant of the Mercedes-Benz GLE in the endurance track. What made this model special is that it is a plug-in hybrid—a feature that was given away when the vehicle was caught juicing up its battery in a charging station. According to TopSpeed, the subject of the spy shots shown here will debut in 2015 under a 2016 model year. The report noted that the GLE would be the first SUV of the three-pointed star marque to offer a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. No official hint was given by the German automaker yet regarding… Continue Reading »

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Latest Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Commercial Released

The official 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid commercial was released recently by the luxury vehicle manufacturer, as shown on worldcarfans.com. The latest promotional video released by Mercedes-Benz focuses on the efficiency of the S-Class, which is comparable with a Mercedes-Benz-AMG Formula One vehicle. The video clip is entitled, “The Best.” It highlights the fuel efficient powertrains of the S500 Plug-In Hybrid and Formula One cars. It also focuses on the regenerative braking system that is currently being used on Formula One cars. Lewis Hamilton and Ncio Rosenberg have a cameo appearance near the end of the video advertisement for the hybrid vehicle. The latest hybrid luxury vehicle offering of Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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