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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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Hugo Boss Joins Mercedes Bandwagon in Formula One

McLaren and Hugo Boss have been in partnership for around 33 years in Formula One. However, a recent report revealed that the luxury fashion brand is about to end its alliance with the eight-time Constructors’ Champion in favor of Mercedes AMG Petronas, which is the dominant team in F1 this year. According to NBC’s MotorSportsTalk blog, Hugo Boss will no longer extend its partnership with McLaren up to 2015. This coincides with the F1 team’s decision to severe its engine deal with Mercedes in favor of Honda. While Hugo Boss is only a minor sponsor of McLaren, the loss would surely hurt the team as it has been its a long-time partner…. Continue Reading »

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Lewis Hamilton wins British GP for Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 British Grand Prix, giving the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team its eighth victory in nine races so far this season. It was also Hamilton’s fifth win this year and, coupled with the retirement in the race of teammate Nico Rosberg, allowed the Brit to get that much closer to the drivers’ standings lead. Despite retiring on lap 29 and thus scoring no championship points, Rosberg is still ahead of the drivers’ standings with an idle 165 points. However, Hamilton only trails by a mere four points now. Gearbox problems prevented Rosberg from completing more than half the duration of the British GP. It also equalises the number of retirements for… Continue Reading »

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Rosberg wins pole position in 2014 British GP

Nico Rosberg gets right back in the saddle with his fourth pole position of the season, as the Mercedes AMG Petronas driver opens the 2014 British Grand Prix at the head of the pack. Teammate Lewis Hamilton settles for P6 on the grid after a trickier-than-usual qualifying session that had rain and rapidly changing conditions out on the track. “It’s a great opportunity to start the race from pole and I’ll give it everything to take the win tomorrow,” said Rosberg, who is atop the drivers’ standings, with 165 championship points ahead of Hamilton, who has 136. Hamilton acknowledged that it was his decision to pull out of his lap in Q3,… 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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New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will be More Expensive than Rolls-Royce

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is set to redefine ultra-luxury experience when it comes out some time in 2015. According to a report from Bloomberg, the extra high-end features of the car will bring up its price at around $1 million. The million-dollar price tag would make the car more expensive than the top-of-the-line Rolls-Royce car. In fact it will make it the most expensive sedan in the world. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman will utilize the platform of the next-generation of S-Class. Its body will be slightly stretched and its wheelbase will be wider to fit three rows of seats, including the driver and front passenger seat. The two rows in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Enters a New Battleground in the US EV Market

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to introduce its first mass-produced pure electric vehicle in the U.S. According to Forbes, the flagship luxury vehicle brand of Daimler is looking for an end of June or early July release of the EV in the American soil. The entry of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive in the region will pit it against the more established brands when it comes to EVs such as Tesla and Nissan. It should be noted that Tesla is currently dominating the county’s EV market, thanks to its Model S. On the other hand, Nissan is also enjoying its fair share in the electric car market through Leaf model. Mercedes-Benz is looking at a stiff competition… Continue Reading »

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