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Drive Your Mercedes-Benz The Eco-Friendly Way

We’re sure that you’re already aware of just how important it is to look after our surroundings by being environmentally conscious when we make decisions so that we can lead an eco-friendly life. Due to the large-scale effects of climate change, a lot of us have started to recycle and try to minimize our use of plastics, which are both great things to do. However, do you worry about driving your car? Cars do pump out a lot of emissions but, thankfully, they don’t have to be so bad for the environment all the time. In fact, there are a few ways you can drive your Mercedes-Benz in a fairly… 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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Fuel Consumption and Emission of Top 6 Mercedes-AMG Models

How much do the top 6 Mercedes-AMG models consume in fuel, and how much pollutants do the cars produce in the environment? Driving Performance, the AMG Magazine, officially revealed the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emission of its top six models in 2015 to 2016. Featured in the publication were the Mercedes-AMG GT R, Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC, Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe, Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe, Mercedes-AMG GT S, and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC. Mercedes-AMG GT R The GT R dubbed as “The Beast of Green Hell” is inspired by the Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car. The auto chugs 15 l/100 km in urban setting while it takes 9.2 l/100… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes BlueTec Models Take a Bump with a New Lawsuit

In February, Mercedes-Benz was dragged into a class action suit filed in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. In the suit filed by Texas law firm Hagens Berman, it was alleged that the three-pointed star brand used a cheat device to manipulate the emission figures of its BlueTec diesel models. The emission issue pointed out by the lawsuit was similar to the controversy that Volkswagen got itself into last year, which led to the resignation of its former CEO Martin Winterkorn. According to Autoblog, Hagens Berman claimed that they tested the BlueTec vehicles of Mercedes at highway speeds. Then they found out that it consistently failed to meet emission… Continue Reading »

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Smart fortwo is the Greenest 2016 Car

The smart fortwo electric drive once again bags the distinction of being the greenest vehicle under the 2016 model year. The recognition was given by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEE). According to The Globe and Mail, the smart fortwo also got the same distinction in the past two years, making it a recipient of the title for three consecutive years. The recognition was handed by the ACEE this Wednesday. Among the other contenders to the title, which were all 2016 models, the carbon dioxide emission of the smart fortwo was only at 2.77 mpg. Because of that, the council gave it a score of 63. The figure… Continue Reading »

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