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Mercedes says engines will be louder in 2016 F1 season

Because of revised F1 rules on exhausts, Mercedes AMG Petronas technical chief Paddy Lowe said that F1 cars are sure to be ‘significantly’ louder this upcoming 2016 season. Since the shift to the new power units, many fans and enthusiasts have complained that the sound you hear as an F1 car speeds by just isn’t the same anymore–and it’s not a very good change. The sound of an engine’s roar is part of any F1 race’s atmosphere, and the power units just aren’t providing the same kind of auditory oomph as engines of many seasons past. In a video via Mercedes, Paddy Lowe said that the changes in the regulations will… Continue Reading »

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F1: Red Bull’s Horner says Hamilton was ‘desperate’ for a Red Bull seat in 2013

There’s still quite a bit of time before the 2016 Formula One season gets underway, but Christian Horner is already stirring the pot a bit. According to the Red Bull team principal, Lewis Hamilton was ‘desperate’ to race with Red Bull after he parted ways with McLaren in 2012 and before the then-surprise announcement that he would be signing with the Mercedes F1 team. Horner said that Hamilton had approached Red Bull twice about a prospective race seat for 2013. However, Horner felt that there was no way to accommodate Hamilton while the team still had Sebastian Vettel, a rising star in the F1 ranks. By 2012, Vettel had run off with… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 Rendered by X-Tomi Design

After the release of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class photos, automotive artist X-Tomi Design immediately went to work on the rendering of the Mercedes-AMG E63. Compared to the standard E-Class, the visual changes given by the studio to the E63 concept were mild but it sure made the car stand out more. The grille was modified as well as the front bumper, lip spoiler, side skirts, fenders and tires. The roofing appears to be darkened also. Although the back is not shown in the photo, we can safely assume that the diffuser and the rear bumper has undergone changes too, as it has been the practice of AMG. The car in the… Continue Reading »

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These Mercedes C63 AMG Sounds are Music to My Ears

The Mercedes-AMG C63 is one powerful car. The latest unveiled model of the auto houses a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of providing up to 476 hp and 650 Nm of torque. The numbers let the vehicle take off from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.1 seconds. Taking things farther is the Mercedes-AMG C63 S with the same engine but with peak output of 510 hp and 700 Nm of torque. It has a zero to 100 km/h acceleration time of 4.0 seconds. However, prior to the downsized engine of the new Mercedes-AMG C63 was the one equipped with the 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8 power unit. The previous Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG may be more… Continue Reading »

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Key Features of the Mercedes-AMG SLC 43

The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 highlights its range with a very powerful engine and breathtaking styling. The said features are matched with low fuel consumption, making the car something to really look forward to when it rolls out in dealerships this coming year. Here are the key features of the Mercedes SLC 43, based on MBUSA: Engine The Mercedes-AMG SLC 43 possesses a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine with 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. The power is distributed through a 9-GTRONIC sport transmission. The numbers enable the car to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds with an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph. Suspension There are two options in the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes, Audi and BMW Acquire HERE Technology

Mercedes, Audi and BMW are the biggest players in the world of luxury cars today. Most of the time, their names only appear in the same page when their products are competing with each other, or when people are comparing them. However, on December 4, the three made headlines in the automotive world when they finally concluded the acquisition of HERE, which is Nokia’s mapping and location technology. Just a couple of hours ago, Daimler officially announced more details about their deal with the giant telecommunications company. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz says the technology offered by HERE allows the delivery of high-definition maps combined with real-time location information, which will in… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes caps 2015 F1 season with 1-2 finish

The Mercedes team capped off an immensely successful 2015 Formula One season by taking a 1-2 finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg completed his hat trick, taking the race win ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton. The team surpassed its points tally from last year by 2 points, finishing with a whopping 703. Rosberg made good use of his sixth straight pole qualification, converting it into his third straight race win and sixth overall for the season. This is Mercedes’ 12th overall 1-2 finish this season, a fitting end to an otherwise anticlimactic final leg. The next constructor, rival Ferrari, finished with 428, bolstered by Kimi Raikkonen taking… Continue Reading »

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