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Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW Dragged in Animal Cruelty Controversy

A Netflix documentary alleged that German luxury car makers, including Mercedes-Benz, used monkeys to test the effects of their diesel engines in relation to health. The three-pointed star marque recently released a statement to distance themselves from the controversy. The show Dirty Money revealed that monkeys were placed in gas chambers while watching cartoons as diesel fumes were being directed to their enclosure through a series of tubes. This happened in 2014 to prove that diesel engines were clean. Among the luxury car marker dragged on the issue were rivals Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes. The study was conducted by the European Research Association for the Environment and Health in the Transport… Continue Reading »

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Top 3 Legal Issues Concerning Mercedes-Benz Self-Driving Cars

The Mercedes-Benz self-driving car technology was just tested in actual road conditions worldwide. Using an S-Class with autonomous driving system, the three-pointed star marque successfully concluded its Intelligent World Drive global tour. During the testing of the Mercedes-Benz self-driving car, several issues were seen such as the auto’s lack of capability to distinguish school buses, Bott’s Dots, carpool lanes, and differing speed signs. Some representatives of the American Bar Association and Smith Jones Solicitors also saw several legal problems that people in self-driving cars may encounter. Many State and Federal Laws Do Not Support It Many self-driving cars that are under development today feature driverless functions. However, it should be… Continue Reading »

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4 New Things We Learned About The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan

Some spy shots of the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Sedan once again surfaced online. This time, the production version of the car was seen while it was undergoing winter testing. 1. New Platform The spy shots provided by Motor Authority show the sports sedan’s front, side, and rear, which give us an idea on what to expect from the auto. Although it appears in a heavy camouflage, we can see that the vehicle still follows the outline of the two-door Mercedes-AMG GT. However, the source claimed that the unit is riding on a different platform. The AMG GT Sedan utilizes the MRA rear-wheel drive architecture found in the latest C-Class and… Continue Reading »

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3 Things We Expect From The New Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class was just teased ahead of its big reveal on February 2. The new compact hatchback will make its world premiere in Amsterdam. It is not clear yet if Mercedes will unveil both the hatchback and sedan versions of the A-Class. Here are our key expectations from the Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch based on new reports, spy shots and hints from its maker: Design From the latest teaser of Mercedes, the new A-Class hatchback will have a major overhaul in its exterior. The car appears to distance itself from the Concept A-Class Sedan shown in Shanghai Auto Show last year with its different styling. It could be noticed… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Plans All-Electric High-Performance Cars

The Mercedes-AMG brand is more popular with its longtime use of powerful petrol engines. However, does it have plans for all-electric performance cars? According to Autocar‘s interview with Ola Kallenius, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, there is a possibility for AMG to offer such cars in the future. He cleared out though that their focus right now lies in the “power-hybrids” of AMG. He described these as units that use battery power to boost their performance rather than increase their electric range. Kallenius reminded everyone that an all-electric car for AMG is no longer new. He said that they have been… Continue Reading »

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300,000th Mercedes-Benz G-Class Gets a Unique Body Art

Ben Daye did it again. The famous street artist turned the 300,000th unit of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class into a unique piece of art. Previously, Daye demonstrated his special talent when he gave a black G-Class a custom paint job featuring a striking street art design. This time, he made the 300,000th unit of the SUV stand out with personalized wild visuals. Just like his previous work, he painted the hood and spare tire cover of the Mercedes G-Class with vibrant colors. The artwork seemed to blend well with the cool blue color of the unit he used. Again, his accomplishment sparked a massive approval from people in social media platforms… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Spied During Winter Testing

The production version of the Mercedes-Benz EQ was recently spotted while it was undergoing winter testing. The sport utility vehicle is a part of its maker’s electric vehicle offensive going to 2022. The Mercedes-Benz EQ appeared fully-clothed in a zebra camouflage so it is still hard to make out all its features. According to Autoblog, which is also the source of the spy shots, the SUV appeared large and it could be three-pointed star marque’s potential challenger to the likes of the Tesla Model X, Audi E-Tron Quattro and the Jaguar I-Pace. The report tells us that the vehicle pictured here is already in its final design. From the looks of… Continue Reading »

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