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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid Specs Confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid sedan is scheduled to make its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which will be held some time in October. Months before the actual event, Mercedes already disclosed its specs. The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most ambitious and most complex cars of the German automaker this year. This plug-in hybrid model will be using the all-new parallel petrol-electric drivetrain. The system will enable the vehicle to consume an average of 3 liters per 100 kilometer. In addition, it will reduce the auto’s carbon emission dramatically. Based on reports, the technology will only yield zero emission at a range of 30 kilometers. The S500 Plug-in… Continue Reading »

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Introducing the Mercedes Marco Polo

Mercedes-Benz just revealed its Marco Polo van. According to UK’s Car magazine, the vehicle is the three-pointed star brand’s response to Volkswagen’s California camper van. Despite a few similarities in the concept and frame, you just got to hand it over to Mercedes because it was able to top its German rival by putting its signature luxury touch to its own camper van. As its name implies, the Mercedes Marco Polo van is designed for the adventurous types or people who love to hit the road for an outdoor trip. The vehicle offers a cabin measuring around 2050 mm long and 1130 wide. The interior of the van is big enough to… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake Taken for a Spin in Nurburgring

The Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake has been officially confirmed for an early 2015 release. The announcement of this new CLA model may no longer come as a surprise since speculations and leaks from insiders have already revealed the three-pointed star marque’s plan for it. However, the new vehicle under the Shooting Brake series is once again making a buzz after its spy video has surfaced. In the spy video, the car can be seen cruising the endurance track of Nurburgring. This gives us a nice preview of the vehicle’s performance while on the road, particularly its speed and handling capabilities. Check out the video of the car below that was provided… Continue Reading »

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Lotus Will Shift to Mercedes Engines Next Season

Another team in Formula One is joining the Mercedes-Benz bandwagon. According to reports, Lotus F1 Team just inked a deal with the German automaker for a supply of Mercedes engines in the 2015 racing season. Mercedes AMG Petronas has been dominant this season. This is evidenced by the series of victories achieved by its drivers over the completed races of this year. Notably, a majority of them were one-two wins, usually with a big gap in terms of finishing times compared to other teams. The events have resulted to the sheer supremacy of its drivers over the F1 scorecards. These series of triumphs have catapulted Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton as… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz is Seen as the Favorite of Investors this Year

Presently, Mercedes-Benz is gradually gaining the confidence of investors. According to Forbes, it might overtake BMW as the favorite of premium car investors this year. The new products and improved efficiency of the company in its production facilities is what is wooing investors to shift to the three-pointed star brand. Lately, luxury car makers like Mercedes, Audi and BMW have been heavily criticized by analysts and investors alike because they are so engrossed in their bid to secure most unit sales. They say that the luxury brands’ obsession in having most sales does not necessarily translate to profitability, and this is what is troubling people who are heavily investing on them. Citing… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Actros Gets the Fleet Truck of the Year 2014 Award

Mercedes-Benz is not only outstanding in its luxury cars. Once again, the brand showed that it is capable of adapting into the continuously-changing landscape of the auto industry even in its other products. Recently, the new Mercedes Actros was voted as the “Fleet Truck of the Year 2014″. The recognition was given to the three-pointed star marque’s truck division in the Motor Transport Awards 2014. The Motor Transport Awards is considered by the automotive sector as their own version of the “Oscars” as its prestige can be likened to it. The latest event marked the 29th year of the awarding body. The judging panel was composed on 60 highly regarded experts in the auto… Continue Reading »

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Revisiting the 1954 French Grand Prix on July 4

July 4 is the most important landmark in the American history as it is the celebration of its Independence Day. The same date also highlights one of the important milestones in the racing history of Mercedes-Benz. On the same day, exactly six decades ago, the Argentinian Juan Manuel Fangio made the switch from Maserati to the team owned by Daimler-Benz AG in the 1954 Formula One French Grand Prix. The same date was also the debut of the Mercedes-Benz W196. The race was a grueling one as only six out of the 22 cars reached the finish line. The rest had technical problems like engine failure, gearbox malfunction and transmission issues. Notably, Fangio… Continue Reading »

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