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Mercedes Ends Production of Present C-Class, E-Class, GLE and S-Class PHEVs

The days of the current generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, GLE and S-Class are numbered. The German automaker decided to end their production cycle to make way for their next-gen models under the EQ banner. According to Autocar, the successor of the mentioned units will carry Mercedes’ “third-generation technology.” All of them will be marketed bearing EQ badges soon. The source claimed that a Mercedes spokesperson confirmed the changes. The first to benefit from the upgrade will be the S560e trim of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S560e trim will replace the S500, and it will be available in the market by autumn. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class is Getting a Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

A plug-in hybrid powertrain will be added in the trim selections of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. A fleet of the hatchback carrying the new setup are currently being tested on the roads. According to Autocar, which is also the source of the spy shots, the plug-in hybrid A-Class will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September. The publication claimed they had access to internal documents pertaining to the matter from Mercedes. The documents suggest that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid will be equipped with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The unit under the M282 model is powered by petrol. Its output is 163 bhp, and the engine will… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Features of the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell

It was announced during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show that the Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell is already in its preproduction stage. Mercedes also provides us a look at the key features of the plug-in hybrid SUV. 1. Power Units Unlike the Mercedes plug-in hybrids that we have been accustomed to that combines a petrol engine with an electric motor, the GLC F-Cell makes use of hydrogen and electricity. The set up makes it very environment-friendly because of its zero g/km CO2 emission. The SUV can hold up to 4.4 kg of hydrogen in its tank. That is good to propel the vehicle to more than 437 km in hybrid mode. On… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Project One Photo Teased Ahead of the IAA

In two days, the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) will finally kick off. One of the most anticipated vehicles in the event is the Mercedes-AMG Project One. To further boost the hype for the upcoming hypercar, another teaser photo of it was officially released which can be seen above. According to Daimler, Project One highlights the 50th anniversary of AMG. The hypercar features a hybrid powertrain derived from Mercedes’ current Formula One technology. Details of the Project One are still heavily-guarded by the German automaker. However, they confirmed that it will have a petrol engine combined with electric motors mounted on the front axle for optimum performance and efficiency. Based on… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid Offers Performance And Fuel Efficiency

Is there such a thing as a perfect car? The definition of a perfect car is one that is luxurious, but is also powerful and fuel efficient. You can get that once you have your hands on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid. Since Mercedes already promised to move to an electrified phase in the future, we can expect to see more like this. The power and acceleration of this particular car is almost unparalleled and you definitely won’t think it came from a plug-in hybrid. There are three modes you can choose from in the sports mode—winter, comfort, and individual modes. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A45 with Electric Motor Coming Up

The second-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 is getting an electric motor. The unit is expected to significantly boost the power of the hatchback. According to Motoring, citing reliable anonymous sources within the automotive industry, the electric motor will be used to provide the AMG A45 with a hybrid powertrain. The model bearing the unit is expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Currently, the AMG A45 has a gasoline-fed 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine. The power unit offers 280 kW that launches the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The source said a reconfigured M133 engine will be used for the AMG A45. It is will be paired with a traditional exhaust… Continue Reading »

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4 Major Problems Seen in the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar

The Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar is set to break barriers by being the first to use pure-bred Formula One technology on public roads. It is highlighted by its 1.6-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with electric motors that enable it to produce up to 1,000 bhp. The high-performance vehicle is expected to carry a $3 million price tag. While the hypercar definitely had car enthusiasts salivating for it, here are a couple of drawbacks we have projected based on the statements of AMG CEO Tobias Moers and other reliable sources: 1. F1-Like Maintenance Moers estimated that the AMG hypercar would need engine maintenance once it reaches a 31,000 mileage or 50,000 km. Therefore, it… Continue Reading »

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