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Mercedes’ Rosberg wins 2014 Brazilian GP

Nico Rosberg was not going to give this one away. The German driver held off teammate Lewis Hamilton from start to finish to win the 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix to cut Hamilton’s lead in the standings to 17 points heading into the final race of the season. It was a tight battle between the two Mercedes cars, with Rosberg eventually prevailing over 71 contested laps. When the dust settled, Rosberg clocked in at 1:30:02.555, 1.4 seconds ahead of Hamilton. The final showdown will be held a couple of weeks from now, with double points at stake. There, Rosberg will surely aim for the win – but that will not be enough. Even… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class

The SEMA Show 2014 definitely showed us the “do’s and don’ts” when customizing a vehicle. From the outrageous to the outstanding, the different auto booths had it all. As usual, the Mercedes booth stood out once again due to its jaw-dropping concept vehicles. One of the three-pointed star units that really amazed us though was the LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class. We tip our hats off to this exceptional ride, which used the 2005 G-Class platform, because its tuner displayed excellent craftsmanship in its end-product. LeTech Portal Axle Conversion Kit The most noticeable feature that you will truly appreciate in the LeTech USA Mercedes G-Class is its high ground clearance. The tuner fitted… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes F1: Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix ahead of Rosberg

Can Lewis Hamilton hold off Nico Rosberg? Based on how he dominated his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teammate at the United States Grand Prix, the answer is: he most certainly can. Hamilton was fairly outpaced by Rosberg during the qualifying session for the race, but the Brit had no problems taking care of the race proper. He took the chequered flag 4.3 seconds ahead of his teammate, and more than 25 seconds ahead of third-placer Daniel Ricciardo. This fourth-straight win allowed Hamilton, who has 316 points now, to extend his lead to 24 over Rosberg, who has 292. Every point counts as we head to the final two races, the second of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes’ Rosberg races to United States Grand Prix pole position

Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg is chasing teammate Lewis Hamilton for the 2014 drivers championship, and his bid just got a boost after the German took pole position at the United States Grand Prix qualifying session. Trailing by 17 points with three races left, Rosberg is scrambling to cut into his teammate’s lead. Each driver has had one retirement over the past five races, but Hamilton has finished first in four, while Rosberg finished second in as many races. It will surely go down the wire, especially when you consider that the last race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will be worth double the points. Can Hamilton hold Rosberg off? Hamilton was fastest… Continue Reading »

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Voltage Design Pushes the Power of the Mercedes S65 AMG Further

Voltage Design recently revealed its tuning package for the ever-elegant and powerful “W222″ Mercedes S65 AMG. The kit gives the car additional kick in its performance and a couple of components to go with it like new diffuser, intakes, brakes and wheels, plus optional hood. The Mercedes S65 AMG already packs a lot of horses under its hood. Fresh from the Mercedes-AMG factory, it already has 463 kW and 1,000 Nm of torque in its V12 engine. All that power is distributed through its AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic 7-speed automatic transmission. Its electronically-limited speed can reach up to 155 mph, and it can build acceleration from zero to 62 mph in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains bags Dewar Trophy for F1 power unit design

Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) was awarded the 2014 Dewar Trophy, the most prestigious engineering accolade in British automotive engineering awarded by the Royal Automobile Club, for the PU106A Hybrid Formula One Power Unit that was designed, developed, and built fully in HPP’s facilities in Brixworth. This year marks the 150th birth anniversary of Sir Thomas Dewar, for which the trophy is named. 2014 also marks ‘120 years of motorsport success for Mercedes-Benz’ and is a major technological turning point in Formula 1 with the introduction of the new power units. With all these coming together, the win seems to become more meaningful and fitting. The Mercedes power unit has led to the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series Takes on the W03

What will happen if you pit the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series against the W03 of Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team? Well, it does not take a genius to figure out the answer to this question. Despite the overwhelming power of the SLS AMG Black Series, it will surely eat dust while enjoying a nice view of the W03’s backside if you have them race each other. Of course, the cars are completely different from each other, so it does not really feel right to compare the two.However, for the sake of fun, and to see how much distance can the W03 get between it the SLS AMG Black… Continue Reading »

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