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Limited edition EV set for Paris debut

Mercedes-Benz is to produce a limited-edition electric version of its A-class, according to reports in the US.

The “E-Cell” version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will debut at the Paris Motor Show, a spokesperson for the company told the New York Times.

The vehicle, which will go on sale from early next year, will have a range of 124 miles (200 km) and will have performance “equivalent to or slightly faster than the gas versions of the A-Class,” said the report.
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First Look: 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

Mercedes-Benz has officially released photos and details on the upcoming 2012 CLS-Class which will make its debut at the Paris motor show in October.

The flared wheel arches along with the broad shoulder lines and a flattened nose give the CLS a far more muscular look than its sleeker predecessor.

New technology on the CLS-Class includes the LED headlamps, which feature a total of 71 individual lights.
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Mercedes-Benz Launches SLS AMG in Hong Kong

Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong have launched their flagship sports car SLS AMG in the city, making Hong Kong one of the first Asian markets to get the Gullwing super sports car within the first few weeks of its production.

The car is the first Mercedes automobile designed in-house by AMG and is described by Mercedes as a spiritual successor to the 300SL Gullwing.

In celebration of the launch of their new car, Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong held a ceremony on July 16th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Mercedes have passed Audi in global sales

Mercedes-Benz has passed Audi to become the second-best selling premium car brand for the first half of 2010, according to reports released in the last week.

Mercedes posted a 13 percent rise in global sales for the month of June, enough to push it past Audi’s year to date sales, despite Audi having held the second spot in global sales by a whisker for the first five months of the year.

Both automakers trail fellow German marque BMW, which sold 585,755 units in the first half of 2010 according to Automotive News.
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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon LAPV 6.X Concept

Mercedes introduced a new armoured truck concept to the defence industry.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Light Armoured Patrol Vehicle 6.X was shown off for the first time last month during Eurosatory 2010 in Paris.

Running a high torque common rail diesel engine, the 6.X is capable of 150km/h speeds while being able to transport 1.3 tonnes of cargo.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Kicherer Edition

German tuning firm Kicherer has unveiled a new styling and performance package for the Mercedes SLS AMG.

Known as the Black Edition, the Kicherer modified SLS AMG gets a matte black exterior, a front spoiler lip, a restyled rear diffuser and 20-inch RS-1 wheels.

Other goodies include an adjustable sports suspension (with a lift feature), matte black exterior accents (instead of chrome), and a Kicherer badge on the hood.
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Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell

The first details and images of the electric Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell have leaked over the web last night.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell, showing a bright yellow exterior paint job in these official images, is ready for its debut.

Power for the E-Cell will be provided by four electric motors – one at each corner – that are capable of revving to 12,000rpm.
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Minogue sisters set to auction Mercedes

Kylie Minogue’s car, which was given to her by her sister Dannii, is to be sold by British auction house Bonhams next month.

The black 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 will be sold as part of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed sale on July 2.

“We are delighted to have been appointed by the Minogue family to offer the Mercedes-Benz,” said James Knight, head of Bonhams Motoring Department.
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Mercedes Benz on I-Phone and iPad

Mercedes-Benz has constructed an all-new “iPad Lounge” in their state-of-the-art museum that is based in Stuttgart, Germany.

It shows you technical information about scores of historical Mercedes models which went on display for the special “Super Sports Car Exhibition” exhibits.

Visitors have been able to test out the tablet device using this app since the end of April, enabling them to experience the exhibition interactively.
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SLS AMG Gets Bang & Olufsen BeoSound System

Mercedes-Benz AMG in cooperation with hi-fi specialist Bang & Olufsen have developed a custom-designed sound system for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

The BeoSound AMG high-end sound system has a total output of 1,000 watts, eleven loudspeakers and customizable sound distribution.

The music signals can be distributed to the driver’s seating position, the passenger’s seating position or to a central point, as selected.
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Mercedes-Benz Helicopter Unveiled in Geneva


German automaker Daimler has just released the details and images of the Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter which had its debut in Geneva.

The Mercedes Eurocopter EC145 helicopter is built by EADS and has received the styling touch of the German carmaker.

Designed at the automotive manufacturer’s studio in Como, Italy, the EC145 is a mid-sized, twin-engine helicopter, which can accommodate eight passengers.

The Eurocopter EC145 chopper was presented for the first time this week at Geneva’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.
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Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Break Concept

Mercedes-Benz and Citroen have released pictures of new concept cars, days ahead of the models’ debut at Auto China.

The Concept Shooting Break is a continuation of Mercedes-Benz’s exploration of the possibilities of the coupe and gives some indication of the direction the firm is likely to take in future design.

The concept follows Mercedes’ current design visions of four-door coupes and is clearly reminiscent of the pioneering four-door CLS Coupe, which preceded similar ideas from other manufacturers such as the Jaguar XJ and VW Passat CC.

However, it also takes cues from the recently unveiled SLS AMG, with a large radiator grill (complete with oversized Mercedes-Benz star).
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Joining the launch of the very popular Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz have unveiled the SLS AMG GT3.

Designed to comply with FIA’s GT3 specifications, the SLS AMG GT3 is designed as a race car for “customers competing in sprints and long-distance races”.

Besides carrying a heftier price-tag, the SLS AMG Black Series will get a reworked 6.2L V8 engine that will boost output from 563-hp to 600-hp.
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Mercedenz-Benz collects $2.5 million through apps

Mercedes-Benz received about $2.5 million in lease or loan payments through its iPhone and smartphone apps, said Andreas Hinrichs, the company’s vice president of marketing.

About $2 million came from the iPhone app launched six months ago and the rest from the smartphone options introduced in late February.

The apps allow Mercedes-Benz financial customers to pay their monthly leases or car loans, manage their accounts, locate the nearest Mercedes-Benz dealer, contact a customer service representative or view company news.
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Robb Report Car of the Year 2010

Robb Report’s panel of 50 VIP judges have selected the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as “2010 Car of the Year.”

In taking the award, the SLS AMG beat out 11 other worthy contenders to the throne.

Robb Report’s Car of the Decade trophy has been awarded to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport.
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Mercedes SLS AMG: F1 Safety Car 2010

 

Daimler has unveiled today the official Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car which will have its debut in Bahrain in the middle of March.

The Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car is the most powerful of its kind since the racing series began.

Powered by the German power house’s 6.3-litre V8 engine, the Mercedes SLS AMG F1 Safety Car develops 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 Nm of torque.
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Mercedes-Benz unveils “sliding doors” concept

Ahead of the Geneva Motor Show (March 4 – 14), Mercedes-Benz has released pictures of its latest concept, a car with sliding rear doors.

The F 800 Style research vehicle, dubbed the “sedan of tomorrow,” gives a glimpse into the vision that Mercedes Benz has for its future models.

Most strikingly, the rear doors of the vehicles pivot and slide backwards to allow passenger access, in the same manner as commercial vans commonly seen on today’s roads.
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Cigarette Racing Inspired By AMG 46′ Rider

Speed boat makers Cigarette Racing have partnered with Mercedes tuning division AMG to release a speed boat inspired by the new Mercedes SLS AMG.

With 2,700 horsepower on tap, the knife-hulled 46-foot boat is almost five times as powerful as its road-going counterpart.

The power for the Cigarette Racing boat comes from a pair of twin-turbocharged 552 cubic inch 1,350-horsepower Mercury Racing engines.
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Mercedes SLS AMG starring Michael Schumacher

The first in a series of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ads featuring Michael Schumacher was released today.

It shows Schumacher driving the car through a tunnel at high speed, steering it off the road, up one wall, across the ceiling, down the other wall, before safely and smoothly getting the car back on the road.