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Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Hybrid SUV Unveiled

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLE sport utility vehicle range finally gets a mild hybrid setup in the form of the Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+. It boasts a high output from its powerplant consisting of a six-cylinder combustion engine and electric motor. Power As an AMG product, expect nothing less when it comes to the power of the SUV. The 3.0-liter inline-six engine of the AMG GLE 53 produces 435 hp and 520 Nm of torque distributed via a nine-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, its EQ Boost starter generator provides an additional output of 16 kW and 250 Nm of torque for a brief moment to ensure its smooth acceleration…. Continue Reading »

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More Spy Shots of the Mercedes-Benz GLB Found Online

Last May, we have seen the new Mercedes-Benz GLB, the GLS and the EQC in a single spy video. Recently, a series of spy shots provided us a better look at the GLB crossover. Will Utilize the MFA2 Platform Based on the spy photos from Motor1, the upcoming GLB almost looks like the next-generation GLA. That should not come as a surprise because both are using the MFA2 platform of Mercedes. It should be noted that the same architecture is used by the coming A-Class and B-Class. However, looking closely at both the GLB and the GLA would reveal that the former has a more utilitarian look. With that, the GLB is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Ends Production of Present C-Class, E-Class, GLE and S-Class PHEVs

The days of the current generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, GLE and S-Class are numbered. The German automaker decided to end their production cycle to make way for their next-gen models under the EQ banner. According to Autocar, the successor of the mentioned units will carry Mercedes’ “third-generation technology.” All of them will be marketed bearing EQ badges soon. The source claimed that a Mercedes spokesperson confirmed the changes. The first to benefit from the upgrade will be the S560e trim of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S560e trim will replace the S500, and it will be available in the market by autumn. The… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class is Getting a Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

A plug-in hybrid powertrain will be added in the trim selections of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. A fleet of the hatchback carrying the new setup are currently being tested on the roads. According to Autocar, which is also the source of the spy shots, the plug-in hybrid A-Class will make its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September. The publication claimed they had access to internal documents pertaining to the matter from Mercedes. The documents suggest that the Mercedes-Benz A-Class plug-in hybrid will be equipped with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The unit under the M282 model is powered by petrol. Its output is 163 bhp, and the engine will… Continue Reading »

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Place Your Bets, It’s the Mercedes-AMG GT R Vs the Acura NSX

Which one wins if you pit German car engineering versus a Japanese sports car. It’s brute engine against a hybrid in this drag race between the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Acura NSX. Tale of the Tape First, let’s take a quick look at the power units of the two performance cars. The Mercedes-AMG GT R carries a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine. It produces 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. All that power goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The car is 3,594 pounds heavy, giving it a 6.22 pounds per horsepower. On the other hand, the Acura NSX has a hybrid powertrain. It is… Continue Reading »

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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid Offers Performance And Fuel Efficiency

Is there such a thing as a perfect car? The definition of a perfect car is one that is luxurious, but is also powerful and fuel efficient. You can get that once you have your hands on the Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e plug-in hybrid. Since Mercedes already promised to move to an electrified phase in the future, we can expect to see more like this. The power and acceleration of this particular car is almost unparalleled and you definitely won’t think it came from a plug-in hybrid. There are three modes you can choose from in the sports mode—winter, comfort, and individual modes. Power comes from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG A45 with Electric Motor Coming Up

The second-generation Mercedes-AMG A45 is getting an electric motor. The unit is expected to significantly boost the power of the hatchback. According to Motoring, citing reliable anonymous sources within the automotive industry, the electric motor will be used to provide the AMG A45 with a hybrid powertrain. The model bearing the unit is expected to arrive sometime in 2019. Currently, the AMG A45 has a gasoline-fed 2.0-liter inline-four turbo engine. The power unit offers 280 kW that launches the car from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds. The source said a reconfigured M133 engine will be used for the AMG A45. It is will be paired with a traditional exhaust… Continue Reading »

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