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Video: The Transformation of the Mercedes-AMG Project One

The Mercedes-AMG Project One is definitely a revolutionary car. It is a proof that with dedicated and extensive research, a lot of the technology present in Formula One cars can be transferred into road-legal vehicles. Recently, the YouTube channel of Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport showed how the famous German automaker with three-pointed star logo extensively adopted the technology present in their F1 cars into their new road vehicle. As seen in the video, the engine of the Project One comes straight from the Mercedes Silver Arrows. Inside the hypercar is the F1 EQ Power+ hybrid unit of the race car. Then, it is matched with the MGU-H electric turbocharger that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Posts 55th Record Month in September

Mercedes-Benz sales continued to climb higher as the company ended the ninth month of 2017. The third quarter data also showed a very strong performance in the market for the premium car brand. According to Daimler, Mercedes sold 220,894 luxury vehicles in September. The numbers were up by 4.5 percent compared to the same month of last year. With that, the company just posted its 55th consecutive record month. Since the beginning of the year, the premium brand delivered a total of 1,717,300 autos to customers. Compared to the same period of 2016, the figures translate to an 11.7 spike. Dissecting the data will also reveal that Mercedes just had… Continue Reading »

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Valtteri Bottas Says He Understands Swap Decision At The Japanese GP

At the recently concluded Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG Petronas once again emerged victorious with Lewis Hamilton winning the race. Along the way, Valtteri Bottas was given a team order to move over for his teammate. However, he said he completely understood the decision of his group. Earlier, Bottas was slapped with a gearbox penalty so he was forced to run an alternative strategy based on a report from ESPN. He got the lead at some point in the race but after a pit stop, Hamilton was catching up with him. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was also charging at them, which added to the intensity of the situation…. Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Expectations From The Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz GLS

Spy shots of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLS prototype have surfaced. The new images hint of a more imposing design for the SUV of the three-pointed star brand. Starting off as the GL a decade ago, the second-generation of the model was rebranded as the GLS. The prototype seen here will be third generation of the auto. Here are our expectations from the new Mercedes-Benz GLS: 1. Exterior Based on the spy pictures featured in Motor1, the new GLS is higher and longer than the GLE. The prototype appears to be using the Mercedes MHA platform. The photos also hint that the upcoming SUV will borrow a lot of the styling… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Featured in Justice League Movie

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is only a concept car, so it is not available for customers. However, Bruce Wayne always gets what he wants. In the new Justice League movie trailer, the alter ego of Batman was seen driving an experimental model of the vehicle. The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo was initially made for the Gran Turismo 6 racing video game. Then a 1:1 scale model of the auto was created and unveiled at the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. Recently, it was revealed that a working version of the auto, complete with its interior elements, was specially made for the… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton wins 2017 Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton won a relatively tightly contested race at the 2017 Japanese GP, with the challenge coming from an unexpected source. With Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel having issues with his car, and eventually needing to retire, the coast was clear for Hamilton – but Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was not going to just hand the victory to the Brit. Hamilton had to keep Verstappen at bay for a while, and this led to some tyre management issues later on. Still, the points leader managed to pull through with the win. Thanks to the race win and Vettel’s retirement, Hamilton was able to extend his lead in the championship race to 39… Continue Reading »

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Hamilton takes first career pole in Suzuka

Lewis Hamilton achieved his first-ever career pole position at the Suzuka circuit, giving him an edge heading into the 2017 Japanese Grand Prix, where he expects another good battle with the Ferrari team. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was actually second-fastest in qualifying, but he will be slapped with a five-place grid penalty. This bumps Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel up to the front row. The Red Bulls qualified next, followed by Kimi Raikkonen in the other Ferrari. Raikkonen, however, will also be given a five-place gearbox penalty. It was a record-breaking qualifying session for Hamilton, who shattered the track record of 1:28.95 held previously by Michael Schumacher. He had already been close… Continue Reading »

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