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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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Mercedes-Benz X 250d Review: A Look at the Pickup’s Pros and Cons

The X-Class is the new challenger of Mercedes-Benz in the premium pickup truck market, which is dominated by more established names in the segment like Ford, GMC, Chevrolet and Nissan. So, how was it like driving the new Mercedes-Benz X 250d model of the range? Good Side Motoring took the X 250d for a spin and these were the things they liked about it: 1.  Strong Engine The X 250d possesses a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine sourced from Renault. It gives  the pickup a pretty decent output of 190 hp. 2. Classy and Comforting Interior When it comes to comfort and detailing, the cabin of the X-Class is a notch up… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Ditches Diesel in the US for 2017

Mercedes-Benz is ditching its plans for diesel models in the United States of America this year. The move is due to the tight regulations set forth by the country’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) following the scandal in the diesel segment of the automotive industry back in 2015. According to Reuters, Daimler AG announced that Mercedes will not be seeking EPA certification for its diesel models at least for the current year. The decision of the automaker contradicts its earlier assurance that it will continue to sell diesel models in the U.S. alongside its rival BMW in the aftermath of the emissions scandal put into motion by Volkswagen. The report said that despite… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Will Spend €3 Billion For Cleaner Diesel Tech

Daimler announced that it will be spending €3 billion ($3.35 billion) for a clean diesel technology. The company aims to reduce the diesel exhaust pollutants of its vehicles through a software update. The upgrade will affect the engines and exhaust systems of its units. According to Reuters, the overall investment already includes the €2.6 billion disclosed by the company in February this year. Daimler will install its diesel autos in Europe with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Then it will offer particulate filters for gasoline-fed units. The parent of Mercedes-Benz said the enhancements in the engine technology covers the optimization of turbocharging plus fuel injection and intercooling. Furthermore, the application of new materials which target… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Will Not Make Diesel-Powered Models

Mercedes-Benz is a brand synonymous with luxury, style, decent performance, and innovation. But when that’s not enough, especially when it comes to power, customers can turn to the Mercedes-AMG models. In the 2016 New York Auto Show, among the AMG variants launched were the GLC43 crossover SUV and the C63 Cabriolet, which received a very warm welcome from the audience and critics. With the ever-growing products of Mercedes-AMG, there have been speculations that the company might be working on high-performance diesel variants. Business Insider recently sat down with Tobias Moers, the Mercedes-AMG chief executive, during the New York Auto Show to confirm if they are really going into that direction. Based on the AMG boss, that… Continue Reading »

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A Look at the Key Features of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

The coming new year marks another chapter in the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand. Just this year, the company easily recognizable by its three-pointed star marque gave us a preview of its upcoming cars that will hit dealerships in 2016 through unveilings in auto shows and teasers. One of the cars that many eagerly anticipate is the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. So in this post, let’s take a look at its key features. Power Unit The C350 Plug-In Hybrid possesses a 2.0-liter inline-four engine. The diesel power unit produces 208 hp with a torque of 258 lb-ft. It is mated with an electric motor with outputs of 80 hp and… Continue Reading »

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