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For Improve Safety, Mercedes’ Presents the Active Seat-Belt Buckle

Most of the times, we think that buckling up is only for those seated on the front seats. If you’re seating at the back, and you are used to buckling up, then that’s great. However, surely, you are encountering one problem, the belts are difficult to look for as they tend to be hidden in the gaps under the upholstery. That’s what Mercedes-Benz is trying to address when they made the active seat-belt buckle. This new system features a buckle that emerges from the upholstery once the rear doors are opened. This is made possible by an electric motor that activates and extends the seat belt buckle by 70cm. Another… Continue Reading »

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New M-Class Obtains Top European Safety Rating

Although it’s hardly a surprise and actually expected from a manufacturer of Mercedes’ caliber, the recently introduced M-Class has gotten a 5-star safety rating from European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Specifically, the M-Class, received a 96% percent rating for adult occupant protection, with the large SUV receiving maximum ratings in the severe barrier test. For severe side pole impacts, protection of all body areas was rated as good, except in the chest area, where the given rating was adequate. Knee and femur protection ratings in a frontal impact were also rated as good. Where the M-Class did not receive  good safety ratings was in child protection, due to the… Continue Reading »

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New B-Class Video Shows Stately Progression

Claiming that “No model change in the history of Mercedes-Benz has ever seen so many new developments introduced in one fell swoop”, Thomas Weber, Head of Development for Mercedes-Benz cars enthused about the safety features of the newly-launched B-Class. Though not as exciting to watch as the AMG stormers like the Black Series or SLS AMG, this footage of the new B-Class shows the packaging of the safety features that were of primary importance in the design of the vehicle. What you see from the outside are the sleeker lines and distinctly Mercedes-Benz aura of the B-Class as it moves down the road. What is not immediately noticeable is the… Continue Reading »

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New Climatic Tunnels Streamline MB Testing

In Sindelfingen, Mercedes-Benz inaugurated two climatic wind tunnels, which it will use to simulate extreme weather conditions for testing its cars. Following two years of construction, the two facilities will narrow the gap between simulations and real-life testing. The climatic wind tunnel is capable of producing temperatures of minus 40 to plus 60 degrees Celsius, hurricane-force winds of up to 265 km/h, heavy snowstorms and monsoon-like rain. The two tunnels perform separate functions, with one designated as the cold tunnel and the other one the hot tunnel, which can still generate temperatures of minus 10 to plus 60 C. Both tunnels are equipped with twin-axle roller dynamometers that allows speeds… Continue Reading »

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz SLK and its safety system

Early next year, Mercedes-Benz will launch the all-new 2012 SLK-Class. The agile sports car will feature a bold, new design, exceptionally high levels of comfort, as well as plenty of open-air driving pleasure. At the same time, it will also set new safety standards for convertible sports cars. Just like with the SLS, MB has been posting their own spy-shots of the SLK and has revealed very specific details of the next-gen SLK glass roof. If you haven’t noticed, they are definitely playing the blogosphere, feeding us tidbits of the 3rd gen SLK before they reveal it next year.  It’s no surprise that they have released more info (below and in the pix)… Continue Reading »

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Fuel filter leak recall issued on 2011 models

Heads up, folks! If you’re driving a 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class or R-Class, then you’d better call your dealer right away. Mercedes-Benz has just issued a recall on these models due to leakage problems on their fuel filters. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is an o-ring on the fuel system that may not have been lubricated and installed properly, thus causing fuel to spill out. The recall bulletin from NHTSA provides specific details on diesel variants of these models, but our friends over at The Car Connection says otherwise, confirming that the problem affects gasoline variants as well. So be warned and be safe. Your dealer should… Continue Reading »

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New xenon burners by Osram

December is going to be a lot brighter thanks to the company’s latest headlamp innovations. Mercedes-Benz stands firm to their belief that the closer you get to producing headlamp light output that’s similar to daylight, the more safer your clients are as well as all motorists in general. And that’s why beginning December, both the E-Class and S-Class ranges will feature brand new xenon burners courtesy of Osram. These burners feature a color temperature that’s been spiked up by 20 percent. With a power output of 5,000 Kelvin, the new Osram xenons will jump one giant leap towards imitating broad daylight. Still, 5,000 Kelvin is still within a human being’s… Continue Reading »

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