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Possible Mercedes-Benz Pickup Mule Spied

Industry watchers are already aware of the possibility that a Mercedes-Benz Pickup may be released into the market. Recently, spy photos emerged showing a modified version of a Nissan Navara/NP300 that industry watchers think will be the pickup truck of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com. Mercedes-Benz already indicated that the pickup truck will be a mid-size vehicle designed mainly for South Africa, Latin America, Europe and Australia. Sales volume in the segment is expected to reach high levels by the end of the decade. It is possible for the vehicle to feature six-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. They are also expected to enter… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG GT S Vs Nissan GT-R Nismo in a Drag Race

The Mercedes-AMG GT S takes over as the three-pointed star marque’s most powerful car after the era of the Mercedes SLS AMG. Now, how will it fare if pitted against a fellow sports car like the Nissan GT-R Nismo? Before proceeding with the race, let’s take a look at the key specs of the two. Mercedes-AMG GT S The Mercedes-AMG GT S balances design with performance. It carries many of the key styling features of its predecessor, the SLS. Some of the exterior styling  of the car were even adopted in the latest Mercedes-Benz SLC. The GT S is equipped with a handcrafted 4.0-liter biturbo V6 engine from AMG. It… Continue Reading »

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Coming Soon: The Mercedes-AMG GT R

In the period leading to the development of the Mercedes-AMG GT3, there were hints that its maker is also planning to release a road version of it. That sports car has been referred to as the GT3 or the Black Series lately. However, a new report suggests the car might carry the name Mercedes-AMG GT R. As a recap, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 will serve as the replacement of the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 next season in motorsports. As its name implies, everything about it is made to comply with FIA’s GT3 regulations. The new Mercedes-AMG GT3 is lighter and has improved aero components, but it carries the same 6.2-liter V8 of its… Continue Reading »

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Nissan Rubs Off Rumors About Partnership with Daimler for the Mercedes Pickup

When plans for the development of a Mercedes pickup broke out, all heads immediately rolled to Nissan. Then, rumors about a possible partnership with Daimler AG for the project followed. Recently, Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Nissan, addressed the issue during an interview at the New York Auto Show. According to him, it wasn’t yet clear if Daimler will indeed work with them for the Mercedes pickup. Quoting Ghosn’s statement featured in Automotive News, he said, “I don’t want anybody to think that because they announced a pickup truck, they have to make it with us. Not at all.” He added, “They are completely free to do it by themselves,… 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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Mercedes-Benz Showed the Least Recall Rate in the US Says Research

A 30-year study that focused on the safety of vehicles in the US revealed that Mercedes-Benz had the lowest recorded recall rate. According to Reuters, the research was conducted by a Woburn, Massachusetts-based firm called iSeeCars. The study reviewed 15 major automakers operating in the US. The methodology of the long-term study compared the number of vehicles recalled from 1985 to 2014 with the number of cars sold within 1980 to 2013. Based on the data, Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles at a rate of 0.41. That means Mercedes recalls 41 vehicles for every 100 units sold. Trailing behind Mercedes-Benz on the list is Mazda at a rate of 0.55. Third is… Continue Reading »

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Ford, Nissan, And Daimler Forged Fuel Cell Technology Development Agreement

An agreement was forged by three major auto manufacturers recently that will result to a common fuel cell system. The system will be used for upcoming zero-emission vehicles. The release of reasonably-priced, hydrogen-powered, mass market vehicles within five-years-time is the main goal of the agreement between Ford, Nissan and Daimler. It also aims to set global component standards. An equal investment will be given by Ford Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company, and Daimler, which will minimize expenses in the development of the technology. This is made possible by optimizing a common design and taking advantage of the economies of scale. The joint statement by the three manufacturers serves to support… Continue Reading »

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