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Mercedes-Benz G-Class Gets a New Variant

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class just introduced a new trim. Powerful, comfortable, superior: That’s how Mercedes describes the new G 350 d variant of the range, which is due to arrive in dealerships by spring next year but already available for order on January. Fuel Efficiency The Mercedes-Benz G 350 d comes with all the goodies found in the standard G-Class but with the best fuel-efficiency score among its peers in the range. According to Daimler, the combined fuel consumption of the vehicle is at 9.8/9.6 l/100 km. It’s made sweeter by its combined C02 emissions at 259-252 g/km. Performance Normally, car buyers are torn between having the most fuel-efficient product but… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Not Giving Up Not Diesel Yet

Mercedes-Benz is focusing on the rapid electrification of all its models before their 2022 target by pouring more than $12 billion into the project. With the calls of politicians in the luxury brand’s key markets to ban the sale of diesel vehicles by 2030s, we can’t help but wonder how the will company react to it. In Irish Times’ interview with Johannes Reifenrath, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars product strategy and planning, it was revealed that the German luxury automaker is not yet giving up on their diesel models. He said they will continue offering diesel powertrains going to 2030. One of the key tasks of Reifenrath at present is running… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz A-Class Receives Environmental Certificate

Amidst the flak that diesel vehicles are receiving, thanks to the Dieselgate scandal, Mercedes-Benz continues to uphold its integrity when it comes to offering fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly products. Recently, the brand received an environmental certificate for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which reaffirms their compliance to environmental standards. The recipients of the certificate are the A180d and A200 models of the A-Class. As a recap, the A180d hatchback’s European specs claim that it has a combined fuel consumption of 4.5-4.1 l/100 km, and its combined CO2 emissions is 118/108 g/km. On the other hand, the A200 boasts a combined fuel consumption of 5.6-5.2 l/100 km while its combined CO2 emissions is at… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Recall 774,000 Vehicles Across Europe

A total of 774,000 diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz vehicles are set to be recalled in Europe. It was after the German government ordered Daimler to recall 238,000 units equipped with illegal software that could manipulate diesel emission readings. Daimler said it would recall all the affected vehicles, according to BBC. However, the company denied of any wrongdoing. The crackdown for vehicles with “cheat devices” continues since Volkswagen admitted three years ago that their autos were fitted with such tech that could mask their real emission figures. The investigations that resulted from the event dubbed as “Dieselgate” revealed that an estimated 11 million cars worldwide were affected in the case, which included Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Could Be Slapped with Fine of 3.75 Billion Euros in Connection to Diesel Emissions Scandal

Daimler, the parent of Mercedes-Benz, is in danger of being fined by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The penalty could go up to 3.75 billion euros or ($4.4 billion). This is in relation to the involvement of the automaker in the diesel emissions scandal. According to Spiegel, a German magazine, it was Andreas Scheuer, the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, who threatened to impose that heavy fine to Daimler. It came after Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche was questioned about how many vehicles under the Mercedes-Benz brand needed to be fixed after investigators found out that one of its models had an illegal software capable of manipulating… Continue Reading »

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Are Mercedes Diesel Cars Getting Phased Out?

With car makers gradually shifting their focus on hybrid and electric vehicles, major markets having tight regulations on diesel as well as emission scandals shaking the automotive world, is Mercedes-Benz finally giving up on its diesel cars? Last February, Daimler warned about a fall in demand for diesel cars. Therefore, the parent of Mercedes urged their suppliers to shift their focus on helping them in their electrification efforts. However, in an interview of Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche with Autocar, he indicated that Mercedes is not yet ready to walk away from the production of diesel cars. He explained that consumer confidence in diesel engines remain high. That’s despite the ongoing… Continue Reading »

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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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