Here is a pretty cool video from Mercedes-Benz showing you some of the cars they have unveiled at the 2009 New York Auto Show. As you’ve read before, and will hear in the video, the new ML 450 HYBRID is the first full hybrid from a European manufacturer and was specifically developed for the North American market. Other debuts at the Mercedes-Benz press conference at the NYIAS include the facelifted U.S. version of the GL-Class, the sedan and the coupe versions of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which are celebrating a double U.S. premiere in New York, and the latest high-performance sedan to come from the Mercedes-AMG performance brand – the… Continue Reading »
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With the world premiere of the ML 450 HYBRID, Mercedes-Benz is setting the first of a total of five accents at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. The new ML 450 HYBRID is the first full hybrid from a European manufacturer and was specifically developed for the North American market. The two-mode hybrid technology in the ML 450 HYBRID, whose drive architecture supports purely electric operation and purely combustion engine operation or any combination of the two, takes its lead from the fundamental work undertaken by the “Global Hybrid Cooperation”. This group brought together research and development work undertaken by the companies Daimler AG, BMW Group, General Motors and… Continue Reading »
With the ML 63 AMG “Performance Studio”, the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO, opened in 2006, showcases its expertise in helping realize the dreams of individual motorists, offering exclusivity at the Affalterbach location. The very special M-Class features a combination of uniquely detailed fittings typical of the vehicles designed in the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO. The extraordinary character of this unique M-Class vehicle is just as evident in the interior. The full nappa leather upholstery with a “porcelain” colored diamond design creates an ambiance of luxury. It covers the AMG sports seats, the rear seats and the door linings. The AMG emblem embossed on the front headrests points to the vehicle’s exclusive origin,… Continue Reading »
The successful ML 63 AMG will shortly be launched as the especially exclusive “10th Anniversary” variant. The 375-kW/510-hp top M-Class model fascinates with its striking appearance and extraordinary standard features. With the ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary”, Mercedes AMG is celebrating ten years of high-performance SUVs. The ML 55 AMG with a 255-kW/347-hp AMG 5.5-l V8 engine, launched in 1999, is considered the trendsetter and founder of an entire vehicle segment. The ML 63 AMG “10th Anniversary” jubilee model was developed in the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO and showcases AMG’s expertise in catering to the wishes of individual customers. The experts at the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO were also responsible for developing… Continue Reading »
InsideLine has taken the time to review the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec that, as they state, can run for 600 miles on a single tank of fuel. Compared to a normal diesel, the ML is fairly quiet. There is a low diesel rumble when you put your foot down, but it can easily be drowned out with music. Check out the video above and read the full artice over at Edmunds.
The new-generation M-Class has passed European NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) crash tests with flying colors and has been awarded the top mark of five stars for its very high level of occupant protection. The Mercedes off-roader has also achieved outstanding results in tests carried out by US rating organizations.
InformationWeek has learned that Mercedes-Benz may be forced to cancel or delay the launch of the ML450 hybrid. Cobasys, a joint venture between Chevron and Energy Conversion Devices, was contracted to supply Mercedes with nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, a $6 million contract, might be closing shop due to the lack of funding from its partners (Chevron & ECD). The battery supplier lost almost $76 million in 2007, and may lose a similar amount this year. If Cobasys is unable to supply the batteries, Mercedes will be forced to delay/cancel the launch of the ML4 50 Hybrid, until it finds a suitable supplier, or they might even force Cobasys to manufacture… Continue Reading »