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The Active Curve Tilting Feature Might Be the Cure for Car Sickness

One of the revolutionary features of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is its Active Curve Tilting function. Basically, the system allows the cabin of the car to angle around curves in order to significantly lessen the lateral acceleration experienced by its occupants and ensure their comfort inside. The frequent rocking motion within the car during times when the car passes through numerous curves on the way to its destination can be discomforting for its passengers, especially those who are prone to car sickness. Theoretically, the Active Curve Tilting feature of the new S-Class might be solution to the problem. News Corp Australia interviewed Dr. Thomas Weber, the head of research and car development at Mercedes-Benz, to… Continue Reading »

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Four-Door Mercedes C-Class Coupe Being Considered

We are still awaiting the arrival of the newly-announced Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon, yet new reports suggest that there may be another C-Class in the drawing board. A rumor recently surfaced that Mercedes-Benz is considering to make a four-door variant of its C-Class coupe. According to AutoBlog, the new model will be borrowing the styling used in the CLS-Class four-door coupe. The source said that the new car is Mercedes’ answer to the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Apparently the rumors stemmed out from Thomas Weber’s interview with Auto Express, wherein the German brand’s research and development head stated that another four-door coupe may not be far behind. Quoting his statement when asked whether… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Considers Separate SUV Line

Mercedes-Benz already unveiled its Concept Coupe SUV at the Beijing Motor Show last Easter. Spy photos of the vehicle have been making their rounds online as well. Presently, there is no confirmation yet about its production version’s release date or its production model’s name. So far, what we know is that it will be the “MLC” based on various reports online, but that remains a speculation as of the moment. Mercedes-Benz R&D Chief Reveals Future Plans for the Concept Coupe SUV According to Auto News’ interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, the R&D chief of the Mercedes-Benz brand and a member of Daimler’s board, they are planning to introduce a new… Continue Reading »

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How the New Engine Regulations Saved Team Mercedes in F1

Sir John Young “Jackie” Stewart wasn’t kidding last year when he said that if Team Mercedes fails to bring in the desired results in Formula One—that is gaining a significant position in the rankings—Daimler would not think twice of scrapping the F1 team of Mercedes AMG Petronas. A recent report from BBC Sport confirmed that the adoption of the new turbo hybrid engines was the saving grace of team Mercedes. According to the source’s interview with Dr. Thomas Weber, board member and the head of research and development at Daimler, the implementation of engine regulations in F1 and the performance shown by team Mercedes’ drivers justified the continued existence of the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Exec Confident that B-Class Electric Drive will Rise Above BMW i3

Thomas Weber, the current R&D chief of Daimler, is confident that the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will rise up against the upcoming BMW i3 which is set to go on sale next year according to a report from Automotive News Europe. In fact, he even added that the soon-to-be released car will beat the other battery-powered cars of today. Longer Range In the interview of Weber, he revealed that the battery-powered B-Class will have around five full-fledged car seats and no restraints on the trunk space. He also bragged that the car will have a driving range of 200-kilometer. He further went to say that the stated 200km range can… Continue Reading »

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