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Mercedes Will Equip Future Compact Hybrids With Three-Cylinder Engines

Bernhard Heil, the head of powertrain development of Daimler, revealed that Mercedes-Benz will be using three-cylinder engines in its future compact hybrid cars designed for front-wheel drive. According to Automotive News, some Mercedes engineers are skeptical about the idea of putting three-cylinder engines. However, Daimler pointed out that smaller engines carry a lot of potentials. Heil said that it is needed for transverse-mounted hybrid powertrains. It will also address the limitations posed by four-cylinder engines in terms of packaging at the front end of a compact hybrid car. The Daimler official noted that Mercedes will still use four-cylinder engines it its rear-wheel drive vehicles, including their hybrid versions. He reasoned… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Denies Aston Martin Takeover

Rumors have been circulating recently in the online community about Daimler’s alleged plan to acquire Aston Martin. So far, they have been traced back to Dr. Dieter Zetche’s rather vague statements about the supercar brand in his past interviews. Recently, Motor Authority killed the rumors concerning the buyout saying that Zetche’s statements were just taken out of context. Citing the Daimler boss’ interview with High Gear Media during the previous Detroit Auto Show, the source said that a takeover is out of the equation for the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The report simply pointed out what we have mentioned last February about the Daimler and Aston Martin partnership wherein the… Continue Reading »

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Will We See Rosberg vs Hamilton Rivalry This Season

With the recent victory of Nico Rosberg in the 2014 Australian Grand Prix,  Formula One pundits  claim that we might be seeing a preview of the dominance of the team of Mercedes AMG Petronas in the races that are about to come. The F1 community appears to be heavily rooting for team Mercedes before the 2014 season even began and Toto Wolff appears to be pushing the team for the first place this time. Others even claim that it would even signal a rivalry between Rosberg vs Hamilton for the championship in the foreseeable future. Since Lewis Hamilton jumped to Mercedes, people have been pitting him against Rosberg in F1… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Wins Australian Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg won the Australian Grand Prix held in Melbourne tonight. His victory came three decades after his father Keke won the inaugural Formula One event in Adelaide in 1985. The young German driver of Mercedes team started third in the grid. However, he suddenly gained the first position upon arriving at the first turn of the race. From there, he was able to maintain to his place which eventually led to his victory. Following Rosberg were Daniel Ricciardo and Kevin Magnussen in the second and third ranks, respectively. Rosberg certainly lived up to the hype tonight by winning the first race of the season. It should be noted that… Continue Reading »

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Software Wars Have Reached Cars

The connectivity of vehicles with mobile devices and the Internet are crucial to their survival in the market. This statement came from Daimler boss Dr. Dieter Zetsche during his interview with Reuters after Mercedes revealed that Apple’s new iOS for car system called the “CarPlay” will be integrated with its upcoming vehicles. Daimler also confirmed that they will be offering compatibility to devices running the Android platform-based on the source. This is definitely an indication that the speculations about its Projected Mode project with Google are real. Going back to the report, Dr.Zetsche set as an example the iPod to illustrate his point. He explained that the device was not… Continue Reading »

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Apple to Launch iOS in the Car with Mercedes in Geneva

The competition between the two rivals in the smartphone and tablet industry have taken their new game to a higher level. Now, Apple and Android are also invading the systems of cars. In our recent report, we revealed that Daimler accidentally leaked the Projected Mode for Mercedes-Benz, which is Google’s in-car solution to integrate its Android systems within the luxury vehicle. The technology will apparently mirror an Android smartphone or tablet’s display into the larger screen of the automobile’s central control unit. iOS in the Car Coming Up Last year, Apple already revealed its plans to develop iOS in the car which lists Mercedes as a recipient of the new… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg May Be the Next F1 Champ

Sebastian Vettel has been on the number spot in Formula One since winning its championship in 2010. So, the F1 community has been rooting for a serious contender who could break Vettel’s championship streak for quite some time. Now, with Mercedes performing well in the current tests—not to mention the team’s impressive performance during the 2013 season—fans are expecting either Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to unseat Vettel from the top of the rankings this season. The expectations of hardcore F1 fans were further fueled when Rosberg was able to set the fastest lap in his Mercedes during the Bahrain testing last Saturday. During that said event, Rosberg was able… Continue Reading »

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