Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mercedes-Benz “X-Class” pickup coming late 2016

Last year we learned that Mercedes-Benz had begun development a new pickup truck vehicle, but other than the artist's impression shown above and that it will be based on the Nissan Navara NP300's architecture, we still don't know that much about it. However, AutoExpress has reported that an anonymous source from within Mercedes has confirmed that the vehicle will be...

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG E43 gets twin-turbo muscle

We might have to wait a bit longer before we'll see Mercedes-AMG's new fire-breathing E63, but for now the company has unveiled their new E43 sedan - and it's packing a twin-turbo power-plant. The new E63 is powered by a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 engine, which is good for 295kW (396hp) of power and 521Nm (384lb-ft) of torque. It's actually the...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet debuts

Mercedes-Benz is set to return to the compact convertible segment with their new C-Class Cabriolet. Images of the new droptop were shown on Monday ahead of the debut at the Geneva Motor Show. There's not really and surprises here. Like the new C43 coupe, the C43 Cabriolet will be powered by a 270kW (362hp) 3.0L twin-turbo V6 under the bonnet,...

John Cadogan: 10 Mercedes-Benz myths

Independent Australian automotive expert John Cadogan has a bit of a chip on his shoulder when it comes to Mercedes-Benz. In the video below, you'll see 10 Mercedes-Benz myths which John says simply don't hold up under scrutiny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAgY6A3RPcU

2016 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

Mercedes-Benz have announced that its new 'AMG Sport' line is getting a name change. So for example, the 'C450 AMG Sport' will now simply be referred to as the 'AMG C43'. Mercedes-Benz have also announced the newest model to get the AMG treatment - the C43 Coupe - which will sit neatly between the regular C300 and the bonkers...

Schwarzenegger’s Unimog is for sale

Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger famously loves the Hummer H1, but that fondness also extends to other heavy-duty off-roaders, too. The action star's silver Mercedes Unimog U1300 SE 6.4 has been available on eBay Motors for the past few weeks, and is yet to find a buyer. One reason could be the price - at $350,980 it certainly...

2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift leaked

Images of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SL have been leaked prior to the car's official debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week. The images confirm that the updated SL will adopt minor styling changes designed to bring it in line with the current Mercedes-Benz family, and in particular the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. A redesigned front grille and LED...

Brabus ‘refines’ the Mercedes G500

Aftermarket tuning company Brabus has decided that the Mercedes-Benz G500 simply isn't powerful enough and have now given it a 'once over', Brabus style. Despite the G500 being good for 309kW (415hp) of power and 610Nm (450lb-ft) of torque, Brabus have released a new tuning kit for the 4.0L V8 engine which pushes things up to 368kW (493hp) and...

Mercedes says V8 is safe

We've known for a while now that tougher regulations are forcing car manufacturers around the world to shrink engine capacities, combined with forced induction and other clever technologies in order to reduce CO2 emissions. As a result, cars which previously came standard with a range of 6 & 8-cylinder engines, such as BMW's 3-Series range, have dropped down a...

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