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Two-Week Old 2014 Mercedes S-Class Caught Fire

A new 2014 Mercedes S-Class sedan, which was only two weeks fresh from the Mercedes-Benz dealership, reportedly caught fire along one of the streets of Southern Deutschland. Citing a Merkur article, Carscoops claimed that the flames started in the engine compartment of the car. The photo provided by the primary source showed that the fire consumed and created a gaping hole in the hood of the car. The part of the hood that was missing looked like it fused with the strut brace, which broke when the hood’s lid was forcibly lifted by emergency crews. The fire also seemed to reached the air springs of the car, which caused it… Continue Reading »

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Concept Coupe SUV Revealed by Daimler CEO

Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche revealed yesterday that Mercedes-Benz would be presenting a new concept vehicle at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. In a few weeks, the prestigious brand of Daimler will unveil its Concept Coupe SUV. This will provide everyone a preview of what they can expect from the new MLC-Class of the brand. Rumors about the Mercedes Concept Coupe SUV have been circulating online since last year. However, the project was only recently confirmed. According to AutoBlog, the new SUV will adopt the platform of the ML model. Thus, it will be produced in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA alongside the other M-Class variants. Although Daimler did not reveal a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SL400 Unveiled

Mercedes-Benz never fails to surprise and treat its fans. Just after another one-two victory in the Formula One involving Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, the brand released an explosive announcement. The new Mercedes SL400 was finally revealed by the German automaker. The car replaces the SL350′s engine with a V6 turbo. The biturbo 3.0-liter engine of the car is capable of producing 333 bhp and 354 lb-ft of torque. That’s 27 bhp and 81 lb-ft more than its predecessor. The direct-injection unit of the car uses spray-guided combustion, Piezo injectors and multi-spark ignition. One of the notable features of the vehicle is that its multi-spark system releases an astonishing four sparks per… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz posts best-ever monthly, Q1 sales

Momentum is everything, and Mercedes-Benz is capitalizing on its surge. March 2014 saw Mercedes-Benz sell the most cars in its history. With a whopping 158,523 vehicles sold last month, the German automaker is on track to reach its goal of global market leadership. The record figure represents a 13.3 percent growth, and that puts Mercedes-Benz’s year-to-date vehicle sales at 374,276, which is a 15.2 percent increase over the same period last year. That makes it Mercedes-Benz’s strongest first quarter ever. Sales were powered by double-digit growth in key markets, such as 11.2 percent in the United States and 30.9 percent growth in the Asia/Pacific region.  There was also a considerable… Continue Reading »

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AMG Brand History — A Look at How It All Began

The countdown to the 2014 New York Auto Show has begun. In just a few days, we will finally see the official unveiling of the new masterpiece of Mercedes-AMG, which is the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe. Based on the photos of the car and its rumored specs, it’s surely bound to be stylish and sporty. The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe is just one of the numerous masterpieces that the AMG brand has offered us. We have seen it tinker with the other classes of Mercedes such as the C, E SLK, SL, CLS, G and SLS. In around three years, AMG will be 50 years in the industry. It has… Continue Reading »

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The Mercedes 35 HP — The First of a Superior Breed

Mercedes-Benz has definitely changed the way that people perceive vehicles from generation to generation. We have seen that lately with the integration of technologies like CarPlay, comfort enhancers such as the Active Curve Tilting feature, and more. There were just too many innovations that the German brand has introduced over the years that have changed how we drive, and how we see automobiles. In this Wayback Wednesday article, we will take a look at the very first car that triggered the evolution of automobiles as we know them today, the Mercedes 35 HP. Development of the Mercedes 35 HP The Mercedes 35 HP was conceptualized by two Germans, Paul Daimler… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets the collectible miniature model treatment

Fans of collectible miniature car models can now add the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class to their collections, with all-new hand-assembled 1:18, 1:43, and 1:87 scale die-cast models now available from select Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Germany and, soon, in other markets. With the C-Class being showcased in showrooms across Germany together with the GLA-Class, there were more than 300,000 visitors in just March’s second weekend, with some 6,000 test drives being conducted. So now, if you’ve got a taste of the C-Class but aren’t really in the market for a new drive, then you might want to content yourself with a collectible car model. Once again, Mercedes-Benz turns to Norev, a specialist… Continue Reading »

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