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Volkswagen Golf R Takes on the Mercedes-AMG A45 S in a Drift Battle

The Mercedes-AMG A45 S currently owns the bragging rights as the most powerful hot hatch in the world. The car can easily beat the Volkswagen Golf R in a drag race given its power advantage, but what happens if the two are pitted against each other in a Drift Mode battle? Powertrain Both the Merc and the VW hatches are equipped with 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines. However, the high-performance car with the three-pointed star emblem is configured to deliver up to 415 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque while its German rival only has 315 hp and 310 lb-ft, so it’s a no-brainer who will win in a drag race… Continue Reading »

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Volkswagen Bluntly Criticizes the Mercedes-Benz X-Class

Volkswagen Australia once again takes a verbal jab at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup. Michael Bartsch, the head of the VW Group in Australia, believes they can do a better job than Mercedes. Bartsch’s interview featured in Motoring voices out the same sentiments raised last year by their head of corporate communications, Paul Pottinger. Pottinger can be recalled saying, “It’s very difficult to disguise a Navara.” He was clearly referring to the level of quality shown by the X-Class, which he thinks is not that different from the Nissan pickup where the Mercedes pickup is based. Bartsch was less blunt when he shot at the Mercedes pickup. He stated that he… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes Scandal: Did the Automaker Also Cheat Its Emission Ratings?

After the “Dieselgate” issue involving Volkswagen, a new report claimed that Mercedes-Benz also used software modifications to cheat its emission scores. The new Mercedes scandal was uncovered by U.S. investigators. According to Automotive News Europe, citing German paper Bild am Sonntag as a primary source, a new probe found that Mercedes uses an engine management function called “Slipguard”. What the software does is that it can detect if it the car fitted with it is being tested in a laboratory. Allegedly mentioned in confidential documents too was another function called “Bit 15”. The said system turns off emissions cleaning after 26 km of driving. The report warned that use of… 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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Where Does Mercedes Rank Among the World’s Top-Selling Carmakers

As of 2016, there were already 88.1 million vehicles being driven worldwide. The figure went up by 4.8% compared to its previous year. The numbers continue to grow as more demand pour in and more players in the car industry come in. So where does Mercedes-Benz rank among the world’s top-selling carmakers? According to a study done by Regtransfers, Toyota remained as the best-seller when it comes to cars last year. The Japanese automotive manufacturer was the number one in 49 countries. The brand was followed by Volkswagen in terms of popularity in 14 countries. Third was Ford, which topped in 8 countries. Renault and Skoda led in 6 countries… Continue Reading »

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3 Million Mercedes Diesel Cars Recalled For Emissions Software Update

If you bought a Mercedes-Benz diesel car in UK sometime in the last six years, you’re bound to be affected by this new announcement from the German automaker. About three million Mercedes diesel cars are being recalled to improve their emissions performance. The announcement is still a backlash from the Volkswagen diesel scandal that put European cars into strict scrutiny. Germany’s Daimler promised that the reduction of nitrogen oxide output will be shouldered by the company and owners won’t have to spend a single cent for it. The estimated total cost for Mercedes would be around €220 million. Daimler is smartly implementing the rule to comply with the Euro 5… Continue Reading »

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What Do Automakers Think of Donald Trump Presidency?

When Donald Trump was announced as the 45th President of the United States of America, there was a mix of strong emotions not only from the country that he will serve but also in the international community. So what are the thoughts of automakers like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW about the Trump presidency? Mercedes-Benz and the other huge players in the automotive world voiced out their concerns if Trump will win as president during the Handelsblatt Automotive Summit 2016 in Munich, southern Germany held on November 9, 2016. The general consensus of Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen was the fear regarding the shift of focus of the US in its economic plans, according to Reuters.”It is to… Continue Reading »

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