The latest TV commercial for the Mercedes-Benz CLA doesn’t star a celebrity or feature a ride across a stunning countryside. Instead, there’s a cat sleeping on the hood of a CLA 180. As the cat sleeps, it pays (almost) no heed to the wind pushing it across the top surface of the vehicle. The commercial, simply dubbed “Cat”, was made to play up the aerodynamic qualities of the CLA. According to the automaker, the CLA is the world’s most aerodynamic production car. With the most aerodynamic body design among serial cars at the moment, the CLA as such should allow for better efficiency, better performance, and a driving experience unlike… Continue Reading »
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Lewis Hamilton scored his first podium finish for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team on Sunday at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix, incidentally the team’s home race. While the newcomer had a great race overall, he did have one funny moment on the circuit. On his first pit stop, a tire change in Lap 8, the former McLaren driver actually went into the McLaren pit stop box, which many of course found amusing. The gaffe prompted these tweets from McLaren’s official Twitter account: Smiles in the garage after a well-worked double pitstop with an unexpected twist. #F1 — McLaren (@TheFifthDriver) March 24, 2013 Feel free to pop in and say “hi”… Continue Reading »
If you missed the official unveiling of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (a.k.a. the Detroit Auto Show), here’s a nice 3-minute feature from the folks at Mercedes-Benz TV. Torie Campbell takes us around Motor City and straight into the auto show, which went from January 14 through the 27th (public show was from the 19th) and was held at the Cobo Center. The refresh offers updates on technology, engine variants, and styling. The reporter takes us through all these, from the headlights to the driving assist features, as well as on to the new high-performance E 63 AMG variant. Mercedes-Benz AMG chair Ola… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz is really going all-out as far as marketing the new CLA goes. The automaker, via its MercedesBenzTV channel on YouTube, has outed a fresh commercial for the vehicle. We see the familiar action shots of a vehicle isolated across roads and different types of terrain, although here, we get to see a wolf running around as if it were an avatar for the car. The spot highlights some of the qualities of the CLA, such as its ‘dynamic coupe character’ and other key features and technologies of the vehicle. Still, likening the CLA to a wolf and showcasing stuff like BlueEFFICIENCY and Collision Prevention Assist isn’t exactly what most… Continue Reading »
Seeing former Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes AMG Petronas digs definitely takes some getting used to. If you’re one of the Mercedes fans holding their breath until you see Hamilton in action once the new season comes around, let’s fast-track the process of getting used to Lewis Hamilton as the new driver for the team. There’s this video, for instance, released by the Mercedes AMG Petronas YouTube channel, featuring Hamilton’s trip to Stuttgart. He speaks of adjusting, learning, and motivation for the upcoming season, among other things. Oh, and we get to see the new Mercedes-Benz CLA in the background in one part of the video. Clever placement,… Continue Reading »
A couple of weeks back, the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class was launched, ushering in a new dynamic range of top-of-the-line vehicles featuring the latest and greatest tech that the German automaker can offer. If you haven’t taken a look yet, or if the specs aren’t enough to entice you, just watch this video from Mercedes-Benz TV to see for yourself the new E-Class and its redesigned front, fresh proportions, and other features. For a more detailed account of what you can expect with the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you can check our launch report right here, which includes a gallery of the vehicle from the interior to the exterior.
Confirmation that the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is indeed a supercar can’t be more emphatically driven home by this YouTube video of an unmodified SLS AMG going up against an equally stock Lamborghini Diablo. As any car enthusiast know, all things Lambo qualify as exotic cars, and all of these creations back up their outrageous styling with equally outrageous performance. But you’ll soon see what a decade means in terms of performance gains. At the end of its production run, the Diablo was equipped with a 6-liter V12, producing about 550 horsepower. It was available in either rear- or all-wheel drive. As any MB-AMG diehard knows, the SLS AMG on the… Continue Reading »