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Hartmann Upgrades a Mercedes Vito

The aftermarket tuning firm Hartmann recently released details about its new project involving the Mercedes-Benz Vito. Based from the information the tuner provided, the van was fitted with some styling enhancements as well as an engine upgrade. The Power Improvement The model that Hartmann chose for its new work was the Mercedes Vito 119 CDi Tourer. Going under the hood, the engine of the variant initially offered 190 hp and 440 Nm of torque. However, the tuning firm electronically tweaked it to achieve up to 224 hp and 505 Nm of torque. Body Upgrades Going to the body of the Mercedes Vito, among the noticeable upgrades that the tuning company did to it was the… Continue Reading »

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US shale boom not very beneficial for Mercedes-Benz owners

With shale gas booming in the United States, regular gas prices are being driven down to some $3.03 per gallon, which would be the lowest figure in the past four years according to a Bloomberg report. However, if you happen to be driving a Mercedes-Benz, you’re not likely to enjoy the benefits of this new energy development. The price gap between premium gas used to make high-end/luxury vehicles run and regular gas also happens to be at its widest in the last six years. That means the shale boom isn’t positively affecting the price of premium high-octane gas, so Mercedes drivers aren’t enjoying any new benefits out of shale. Shale gas can be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes G-Class Modified by German Special Customs

German Special Customs unveiled its tuned up Mercedes G-Class last week. The iconic G-Class was fitted by the aftermarket firm with a couple of styling upgrades to make its visuals more striking. While most tuners nowadays are more focused on the latest models of the range such as the G63 AMG, German Special Customs turned away from the norm and got their hands on an older diesel version of the vehicle instead, which is the G400 CDI. According to autoevolution, the decision for the tuner to go for an older model is to take advantage of the V8 aura that is now lacking with the latest-generation of the G-Class diesel variant, namely the G350 BlueTEC. The… Continue Reading »

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Don’t Worry, the V12 Engine is Not Yet Riding to Oblivion

Stricter laws are now in place, which require automakers to come up with more environment-friendly engines. This is the reason why car companies such as Mercedes-Benz are working so hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient and have lesser carbon dioxide emissions. Automakers have embraced solutions with turbocharging and displacement reduction to comply with the said rules. As a result, the engines of their latest models have become smaller. Despite the smaller engines, there remains the pressure for them to surpass or at least match the performance of their earlier bigger engines. Mercedes-AMG, in particular, recently replaced its 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine in favor of the 4.0-liter version. With the… Continue Reading »

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Is This the Facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK

There is a speculation that the Mercedes-Benz SLK might receive a few modifications. A rumor from a reliable source has it that the upgraded car will debut in 2015. Then, it will hit the market probably by 2016. According to MB Passion, the people at Mercedes are currently developing a facelifted version of the SLK. The report claimed the prototypes have already made their way in the streets of Germany for testing. The blog even published some photos of them. The newest photo of the car can be seen on top of this article while the ones taken last August can be seen below: Spy Shots of the Partially Camouflaged Mercedes-Benz SLK Looking… Continue Reading »

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1928 Mercedes SSK Sports Car Replica to be Auctioned

A very rare 1961 replica of a 1928 Mercedes SSK sports car was announced for auction recently. According to a ChronicleLive report, the vintage car will be going under the gavel on November 1 at Village Auctions in North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton. Although the two-seater car was inspired by the design of the 1928 Mercedes SSK, its engine was from a Volkswagen Beetle. It seems the car has received additional minor customization as well, looking at the new badges that were placed into its steering wheel and bumper. The source claimed the price of the replica roadster has been set between £5,000 to £7,000. About the Original 1928 Mercedes SSK It should be noted… Continue Reading »

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Why Did Daimler Sever Its Ties With Tesla

Daimler AG recently sold its stake in Tesla Motors, Inc. The move of the parent of Mercedes-Benz came as a surprise in the automotive industry this week. According to Automotive News, Daimler held a 4 percent stake in the electric car company. The sale of Daimler’s shares earned it a hefty $780 million. The sudden decision of the German multinational corporation raised a lot of questions in the automotive industry. So far, the speculations below were among the suspected reasons of Daimler’s sudden divestiture of its shares: 1. Tesla’s Decision to Share its Patents to Competitors for Free The primary reason why Daimler invested $50 million in Tesla in 2009 is to have access to… Continue Reading »

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