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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 705,000 Units Due to Airbag Issues

Mercedes-Benz recalls some of its vehicles in the United States for air bag issues. According to NBC, around 705,000 units were affected by the recall. Based on the source, the vehicles covered by the move were equipped with air bags manufactured by Takata Corp. The problem with the said air bags is that they have the tendency to explode with deadly force. The Takata airbags have the risk of overinflating, which can shoot shrapnels to the passenger area when it pops out. These have been blamed to be the cause of death of at least 10 people in the U.S. Aside from the Mercedes-Benz vehicles, 136,000 units of Daimler vans were also… Continue Reading »

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The Impact Mercedes F1 Success has had on Mercedes Road Cars

Mercedes-Benz has long been involved in motorsports—from sports car racing and rallying to the high-speed adrenaline of Formula One. F1 has been the premier form of single seater racing since it began in 1950. Today, many of the teams’ cars use Mercedes engines, and the brand can boast current three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton as a driver for Mercedes-AMG Petronas team. So how has Mercedes’ success in F1 impacted on its road cars? Here, we look back at how our love of the German brand has evolved over the years: Mercedes’ First F1 Team Mercedes debuted in Formula One in 1954, running a team for two years. After Mercedes won… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a Big Leap Forward

Sensual, innovative, and spacious with better performance, these are just a few words that can be used to describe the all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class. When the car was unveiled at the Detroit motor show last month, it certainly grabbed every auto enthusiast’s attention because its maker really pushed their limits further with the product. According to the interview of Autocar with Drummond Jacoy, the car’s designer, the new model is a leap forward for the three-pointed star brand. In his words, the auto is a “quantum leap” for them because its space and efficiency saw significant improvements compared to its predecessor. He also considers the vehicle to be intelligent as it is equipped with better human-machine interface… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Dealerships Will Sell MV Agusta Bikes

MV Agusta recently revealed the marketing strategy of its new bikes. According to a report in BMW Blog, the president of the firm, Giovanni Castiglioni, disclosed during the press event of the brand’s new Brutale 800 that 127 Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Europe will showcase their motorcycles. Included in the plan is the F3 800 Solar Beam displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It should be recalled that the said bike is inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT. Mercedes-Benz purchased a 25 percent stake of MV Agusta sometime in 2014. The acquisition of stakes in the motorcycle company came after Audi bought Ducati. Taking into consideration the fact that Mercedes’ other rival, BMW, had… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz W123 Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

This January 29 marks a milestone in the history of not only Mercedes-Benz, but the automotive world. During the same date in 1886, Karl Friedrich Benz patented the Motorwagen, which was described as “automobile fueled by gas.” Fast-forward to the same month and date in 1976, the Mercedes-Benz W123 sedan was introduced. The car would later pave way for the introduction of the E-Class. According to Daimler, the Mercedes-Benz W123 was an instant hit to car buyers. The demand was such that the first year’s production run of the car was sold out right away after its launching. The W123 would later branch out into several variants, which include the coupe,… Continue Reading »

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How Much Does the New Mercedes-Benz SLC Cost?

Early this month, we have been graced by the unveiling of the all-new Mercedes-Benz SLC at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Both the standard and the full-badged AMG models were highlighted in the event. The successor of the SLK is definitely a sight to behold due to its curvaceous shape and striking lines. Add to those a decent 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder or a powerful 3.0-liter biturbo V6, and you are in for a real treat. The car is definitely a must-have for Mercedes fans with a fat bank account. But how much does the car cost? According to UK’s Auto Express the starting price of the SLC range is £30,495. That will… Continue Reading »

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