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Automotive Testing Advancements For Mercedes And Future Vehicles

As the automotive industry accelerates toward an electric and autonomous future, the tools and techniques for testing these advanced vehicles are evolving at an unprecedented rate, especially at Mercedes-Benz. This dynamic landscape combines the thrill of innovation with the imperative of safety, driving engineers and developers to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In this exploration, we’ll dive into the fascinating world of automotive testing advancements that are shaping the future of transportation. Environmental Impact Assessments With a growing emphasis on sustainability, testing extends beyond the vehicle itself to its environmental impact. Future vehicles are evaluated for their emissions, energy efficiency, and even the sustainability of their production processes. Such… Continue Reading »


Paddy Lowe: Mercedes F1 Made A Wrong Call In W15’s Aero

Mercedes F1’s woes are best illustrated in its dismal ranking in the sport. The team is currently held up at fourth place in the Constructors Standings, while its drivers are not even in the top six of the Drivers Standings. All these make its golden days from 2014 to 2020 seem like a distant memory nowadays. Lowe stated that he has a lot of sympathy regarding the present state of Mercedes. However, there’s no one else to blame for their predicament than “some wrong turns” they made in their cars’ aerodynamic designs. The former Mercedes Technical Director explained that the F1 teams have “incredibly sophisticated” tools, wind tunnels, Computational Fluid… Continue Reading »


AMG CLE 63 Is Going Back To Mercedes’ V8 Roots

Citing unnamed senior officials from Mercedes-Benz, Autocar claimed the Mercedes-AMG CLE 63 coupe and convertible will be adopting a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. This will be a major departure from its maker’s original plan to equip the high-performance car with a plug-in hybrid power unit copying the AMG C 63 and AMG GLC 63. Despite the V8 configuration’s lower output at 585 bhp compared to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder plug-in hybrid unit’s 670 bhp, the sources said Mercedes is sticking with the new strategy to meet consumer demand for ICEs. It also arrives as a response to the dwindling sales of its electric vehicles (EVs) as well as the disappointing… Continue Reading »


Everrati Unveils Specs Of Electrified Mercedes-Benz SL W113 ‘Pagoda’

According to the company, one version of the electrified Mercedes-Benz SL W113 “Pagoda” holds a 54.4 kWh battery with an electric range of 160 miles based on the WLTP cycle. The other packs a 68 kWh battery capable of reaching up to 200 miles based on the same standard. The numbers will likely be cut down if the more stringent EPA cycle is applied. The battery sizes also affect the acceleration time of the EV upgrade. The smaller unit is capable of covering 0 to 60 mph in roughly eight seconds while the bigger unit could do that in under seven seconds. It appears that the key differences between variants… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Dials Back To ICE Cars After EVs Fail To Boost Profit

Going Back to the Basics Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Källenius revealed during the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting that they are getting their sights back on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars instead of going all-in on electric vehicles (EV). This somehow supports the earlier statements of US dealership owners and insiders that the dwindling EV sales have forced the German automaker to change its stance on its electrification target. “They’re not going to force [EVs] on the market,” an unnamed Mercedes retailer said in an interview with Automotive News. “They are going to allow the market to dictate.” The move is in line with the brand’s “Economics of Desire” business slogan wherein… Continue Reading »


Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class Makes Its World Premiere In LA And Beijing

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has greatly evolved from its military background to a status symbol for the Who’s Who of different industries, especially in the entertainment sector and the political arena. This year marks another milestone for the cultural icon of the three-pointed star marque as it just simultaneously held the world premiere of its new electric model at a Franklin Canyon Park event and the Beijing Auto Show. The electric G-Class already made its soft launch at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last January. However, the key specifications of the auto weren’t detailed at that point, except for the revolutionary tank-turn functionality that allows it to rotate… Continue Reading »


Test Mule For Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz V-Class Spied

Vans may not be everyone’s cup of tea. However, their versatility brings a lot to the table. As displayed by Mercedes-Benz vans like the Sprinter and V-Class/Vito, they are as capable as cars and SUVs in handling different powertrains and builds. Unlike the rest though, the architecture of vans from the three-pointed star marque has an edge when it comes to tailoring them for specialized purposes whether it is mainly driven for transporting passengers or cargo. Mercedes vans further stand out when it comes to their recreational potential as displayed by the Marco Polo and other aftermarket tuning builds like the Winnebago Sprinter. Recognizing the importance of this niche in… Continue Reading »


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