Mercedes has been known to be at the forefront of advancing automotive technologies since its inception. The company has been heaped with dozens of “firsts” over the years, ranging from safety innovations to performance innovations.
There’s no slowing down Mercedes-Benz, it seems. The German automaker once again posted a record month in terms of sales, with last August accounting for its best-ever performance in that month. All in all, the company sold 108,417 units, which translates to an 18.7% increase compared to the same month last year.
The R&D arm of Daimler’s main automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA), is hard at work on a project that seeks to provide users with door-to-door directions. You’d think that having Maps and voice directions from a cell phone is enough, but the MBRDNA app seeks to keep the experience seamless from the car to the street.
The Mercedes-Benz W113 SL Pagoda is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
In celebration, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center has completely restored a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. The luxury vehicle features a 2.8 liter engine with a four-speed manual transmission. It also features a two-tone coating of light ivory and dark olive while its interior is adorned with leather.
Content Provided Courtesy of Benz-InsiderAccording to news released just hours ago from various sources, Mercedes-Benz is planning to develop a new line of sport utility vehicle in its Alabama plant and it will probably be revealed in 2015. Dieter Zetsche confirmed the company’s plan during the recent shareholders meeting held this week in Stuttgart, Germany. […]
Feel like your CLS63 AMG is too portly to give those BMW M5s the spanking they deserve? Tuning firm MKB has a package that ought to cure those blues.
MKB works their tuning magic to give AMG’s 5.5 liter twin turbocharged V8 an additional 140 horsepower. That brings the CLS 63 AMG an output of 700 horsepower. Torque output gets a similar hefty increase, from 590 lb-ft to almost 740 lb-ft. With these kinds of figures, it’s not surprising that the four-door coupe sprints to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds: not a bad time for a heavy car like the CLS. Makes you wonder though how much punishment the drivetrain can take.
Content provided courtesy of Benz-Insider An autocar.co.uk report revealed that a new turbo-charged V8 engine may be being developed by AMG for the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Unnamed sources have indicated that the naturally-aspirated 6.2-L V8 engine on the C-Class will be replaced with a turbo-charged 4.0-L V8 engine by AMG. The new V8 engine will […]
Content provided courtesy of Benz-InsiderThe average-sized sport utility vehicle or SUV of Mercedes Benz is popularly known as the M-Class. This is also the official name assigned to it by the famous automaker. However, customers and car enthusiasts are quite perplexed why the M-Class models come with the “ML” acronym instead of just “M”. For […]
Mercedes-Benz has just unveiled the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with the hope of keeping its lead in the luxury vehicle segment. The refresh features a ton of new innovative features, from safety measures to assistance systems, that make up what the German automaker bills “intelligent drive.” Many of these features are new, and should indicate some of the stuff we’ll see in the upcoming S-Class.
In the aftermath of the megastorm Hurricane Sandy’s rampage throughout the east coast of the United States, Mercedes-Benz USA is donating $1 million to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief efforts in the disaster-affected areas. “The devastation that Hurricane Sandy left behind will be felt for a long time in the communities in which we live and work,” said MBUSA President and CEO Steve Cannon. “It’s our hope that this donation can provide some small measure of relief for the families and…