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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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The best of Mercedes-Benz safety technology coming to Mulgrave

The company that recently won the ultimate Euro NCAP Advanced Reward for safety is now picking up the pace in its bid for safer driving. Now, in the midst of the Australian International Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will be holding its first ever Roadshow Safety, a series of events at the company’s headquarters in Mulgrave, Victoria. Engineers will be showcasing the latest and greatest in Mercedes-Benz innovations both in the realms of passive and active safety. Journalists and safety professionals from all around the world are welcome to join the event. They’ll be able to sneak a peek at what the German premium car manufacturer is up to back in their… Continue Reading »

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The new CLS one of the safest cars on the planet

We are all still head over heels towards the new CLS. Despite having been released a few weeks ago, it never fails to touch on your inner guts—the look, feel and sheer flagship dominance which makes the CLS an all-time favorite. And with good reason—the new CLS has incredible credentials to boast, including a new host of safety features making the CLS one of, if not the most, safest car(s) around. The number of safety features exceeds a dozen, and these include the Active Blind Spot Assist system and the Active Lane Keeping Assist system. Alright, in case you’re scratching your head on these terms, they’re basically new safety systems… Continue Reading »

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PRE-SAFE technology caps two Euro NCAP awards for safety

Another award has been vested on German premium car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. This time, it’s from the European New Car Assessment Programme, or Euro NCAP. The two awards were won with the company’s anticipatory occupant protection system, dubbed PRE-SAFE, and the PRE-SAFE Brake driver assistance systems. So now you’re wondering what these systems do. The PRE-SAFE technology is linked to the vehicle’s Brake Assist and Electronic Stability Program, or ESP, as well as to other driver assistance systems. The sensors on these systems then provide the PRE-SAFE with critical driving information within milliseconds, enabling it to respond at high speeds. For example, the system will be able to detect if the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz USA’s latest video campaign now on Facebook

Are you on Facebook? Then what are you waiting for? You should check out the latest post on Mercedes-Benz USA’s page—the What If game. What if everything around you changed at a moment’s notice? You’re suddenly in the wrong place at the wrong time. The only thing going for you at the moment is that you’re in the right car. That’s what Mercedes-Benz USA’s video campaign is all about. Stories of real life people in real life situations that went badly. When you’re in a car with your dearest loved ones, no matter how careful of a driver you are, there will always be other motorists travelling ahead, behind or… Continue Reading »

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