The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive has circled the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a record time of 7:56.234 minutes making it the first production electric vehicle to lap the track in under eight minutes. "Mercedes-AMG impressively shows the potential of the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive with the new record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Mercedes-AMG is the first vehicle manufacturer which makes it possible to circle the Nordschleife in under eight minutes with an electrically-powered series production vehicle. This record run is another proof for our constant innovative vigour," according to Ola Källenius, Chairman of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
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A brochure for the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has leaked online ahead of the sedan's debut next week. We've already seen one photo of the new S-Class, but now we get to see even more, including its profile, the rear end and full shots of the interior.
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The first official photo of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has leaked online, which gives us our first look at the new sedan. The 2014 S-Class is going to officially be unwrapped in a few weeks. The new S-Class will get a new sleeker exterior that features many of the same design cues as the much smaller CLA.
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Mercedes-Benz has dropped the first official details about the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV concept, which is going to debut this weekend at the Shanghai Motor Show. The GLA rides on the same platform as the A-Class and measures 172.5 inches long, 77.8 inches wide and 62.1 inches tall. The GLA concept is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 208 horsepower that is mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel-drive.
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Following this morning's teaser photo of the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover concept, we now have the first official photos. Photos of the GLA compact crossover have leaked online ahead of its debut this weekend in Shanghai.
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Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser photo of its new GLA compact crossover concept that is going to be unveiled this Saturday at the Shanghai Motor Show.
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Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the next generation C-Class, which will add more versions that the current model to go head to head with the BMW 3 Series. Mercedes-Benz is reportedly going to add a convertible and diesel and hybrid sedans to the C-Class lineup when the next C-Class debuts next year.
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We're getting closer to the official debut of the all-new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled the all-new sedan's interior, but we have yet to see its exterior. It's debut must be getting close since prototypes are now driving around with very little camouflage. A reader sent us these photos of a 2014 S-Class prototype driving down Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood, CA.
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The wait is over! Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the hot version of the 2014 CLA, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. Looking like a scaled down CLS63 AMG, the smaller CLA45 AMG follows in its big brothers footsteps and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine with 355 horsepower and 332 lb-ft. of torque. With that much power on tap, the CLA45 AMG's engine is the most powerful turbocharged four-cylinder production engine.
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The first official photos of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG have leaked online ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show next week. The CLA 45 AMG is basically a four-door coupe version of the A45 AMG hatchback that we will not receive here in the US.
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Mercedes-Benz is going to officially take the wraps off the next-generation 2014 S-Class at the New York Auto Show next week. We've seen several spy photos of the new S-Class sedan, which shows a sedan that will not be a huge departure stylistically. While we wait for its official debut, Mercedes-Benz has released a batch of photos of the interior of the new S-Class.
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Yesterday Sony released some of the details for its new Playstation 4 game console. The new PS4 is scheduled to hit stores by this holiday season and one new game that has been developed for PS4 is the new Driveclub game. Driveclub a brand new racing franchise developed exclusively for Playstation 4 by Evolution Studios.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the "hot" version of the A-Class hatchback, the 2014 A45 AMG, which packs 360 horsepower and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
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Mercedes-Benz has announced the introduction of the "CLA Edition 1", which is a special edition version of the new CLA, which will only be available in Europe for 12 months. The CLA Edition 1 gets AMG styling cues and a Neon Art interior.
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Infiniti has announced that the 2014 Infiniti Q50 will debut at the Geneva Motor Show with a new powertrain that will be borrowed from Mercedes-Benz. The Q50 for Europe includes the first fruit of the co-operation agreement with Daimler aka Mercedes-Benz. "The Infiniti Q50 is a world-class sports saloon with an engine line-up that will clearly demonstrate its intentions to be a major player within the European premium market," said Bernard Loire, Vice President, Infiniti Africa, Middle East and Europe (AMIE).
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Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that the high-performance version of the new CLA, the CLA45 AMG will have its world debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show, which kicks off a the end of March. Mercedes-Benz hasn't announced what will officially power the CLA45 AMG, but it's reportedly going to be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 335-hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The engine will be paired with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the updates to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, which for the new year gets even more aggressive with the addition of a newly developed "Edition 507". The 2014 C63 AMG "Edition 507" uses much of the same technology as the SLS AMG: the eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine features forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft as seen on the super sports car.
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Ford, Nissan and Mercedes-Benz have signed a new three-way agreement to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle technology with the goal to launch the world's first affordable, mass-market FCEVs as early as 2017. The goal of the collaboration is to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system while reducing investment costs associated with the engineering of the technology.
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The first 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA has rolled off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét. The first model exclusively built in Kecskemét is now rolling off the production line as the plant's second product along with the B-Class.
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Mercedes-Benz has officially taken the wraps off the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class four-door coupe in Detroit. The CLA draws its inspiration from the larger CLS and was previewed by the Concept Style Coupe. "The response to the Concept Style Coupe was overwhelming. The most frequent comment by far was 'Please put this car into series production.' That's precisely what we are doing now," notes Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management for Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. "The CLA is a car that does not confuse 'mid-size' with 'mid-quality'. Its sporty design underscores the sporty side of the Mercedes-Benz brand."
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Here's another leaked photo of the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, which is expected to be unveiled tonight in Detroit. The 2014 CLA is based on the A-Class hatchback, but gets styling that basically makes it a baby CLS. The CLA will be powered by the same engine lineup as the A-Class and the A45 AMG version will be powered by a 350 horsepower 2.0L turbocharged engine.
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The Mercedes-Benz CLS is based on the E-Class, so it makes sense that the 2014 CLS 63 AMG get the same upgrades as the E63 AMG. What that means is that the CLS 63 AMG is also gets avaialable all-wheel-drive and the more powerful S-Model, which generates 577 horsepower from its 5.5L V8, up from 550 horsepower in the standard CLS63 AMG. The 2014 CLS 63 AMG S-Model accelerates from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. In addition to the increase in output, this special edge for the S-Model is also attributable in no small part to the performance-oriented all-wheel drive with a power distribution ratio of 33 to 67 percent (front/rear axle).
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Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, which gets a refreshed exterior, all-wheel-drive and a new S-Model. The E63 AMG is still available in sedan and wagon versions and is powered by a 5.5-liter AMG V8 Biturbo with 550 horsepower and 531 lb-ft. of torque that is mated to a seven-speed automatic. The new S model bumps the power figures up to 577 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. Mercedes-Benz has also announced that the CLS63 is also available as an S model.
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Next week Mercedes-Benz will unveil the refreshed 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup. Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled the E-Class sedan and coupe models, but up until now we have not seen the new E63 AMG sedan. In preparation for next week's show, Mercedes has released a new E-Class family photo, which gives us a look at the E63 AMG's front fascia, body kit and wheels. The official specs haven't been released, but it will be offered in a new 4Matic version (all-wheel-drive).
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Mercedes-Benz has already unveiled the restyled 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, but now we have the first photos of the coupe and cabriolet versions. Just like the sedan, the coupe and cabriolet versions get a new front fascia with new headlights that contain all the functional elements in one lens. Flowing light elements ensure that the "four-eye" look typical of the E-Class is retained. Outback the new E-Class retains the same rear fenders, but gets new taillights and a wide rear bumper with a chrome trim element.
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Following the first leaked photos of the upcoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA, we now have our look at a 1:18 scale diecast model of the CLA that gives us a another look at the new model. The 2014 CLA is expected to debut in a few weeks at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but even though a scaled down version is shown here, its our closest look yet at the production version.
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The first official photos of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA sedan have leaked onto the internet today. The CLA, which is a sedan version of the new A-Class is expected to have its world debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which gets a completely new face, which is more drastic than the normal midlife changes we expect. The squared off face with its four individual headlights is gone and is now replaced one-piece headlights, while flowing light elements within the headlights help to retain the "four-eyed" appearance that is such a distinctive E-Class signature. Low beam and daytime running lights both come with partial LED as standard, while full-LED headlamps are available as an option for the first time in this class. The hood and front bumper have also been completely redesigned, which effectively does away with the squared off look.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system that will be used for its models with transversely mounted engines. The new 4MATIC will complement the four all-wheel drive versions that Mercedes-Benz already offers. The first models to get the new system will be the 2014 CLA-Class and CLA 45 AMG models.
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Mercedes-Benz has yet to release the photos of the revised 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan and wagon, but the first official photos have shown up online. It looks like the 2014 E-Class is getting an extensive facelift with a heavily revised/ rounder front fascia. The squared face on the current E-Class has been replaced with a more sculpted bumper, revised grille and new headlights.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new Ener-G-Concept, which is a vision of what the iconic G-Class could look like in 2025. It is based on the concept of a future police car developed for the Los Angeles Design Challenge. Gorden Wagener, Director of Design at Mercedes-Benz Cars: "The Ener-G-Force is the vision of an off-roader that, while reflecting tomorrow's adventures, also invokes the genes of the Mercedes-Benz off-road icon, the G-Class. Modern and cool, it could also be a clue about a new beginning for the off-road design idiom of Mercedes-Benz".
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Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, which brings even more power to the SLS AMG range.
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Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing a bunch of new models for the U.S. Between now and 2020, Mercedes-Benz will refresh or replace 19 existing models and release 11 new models in the U.S. according to Steve Cannon, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. The new models will range from the small CLA all the way up to a stretched version of the next S-Class.
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The all-new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class has received Motor Trend's SUV of the Year award. This marks the second time that the GL-Class has received the award and this year Motor Trend's editors described the new GL-Class as "the best the luxury SUV class has ever seen."
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Mercedes-Benz has released a video of the upcoming 2014 SLS AMG Electric Drive, which is a fully electric version of the SLS AMG supercar. This video shows the blue SLS AMG Electric Drive doing laps on the Ascari race track in Malaga, Spain.
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Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the SLS AMG GT3 "45 Anniversary" edition, which is an exclusively appointed special series which is aimed at car collectors that love motor racing. The customer sport racing car is being built by hand in a limited edition of no more than five vehicles in Affalterbach. Record DTM champion and AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider is involved hands-on in the production process, installing the AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine in the SLS AMG GT3 "45th Anniversary" together with an AMG engine fitter.
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Mercedes-Benz and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have just announced plans to collaborate on two new projects to accelerate development of fuel-efficient powertrains. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed the new projects, which include a new engine and a new automatic transmission in an annual media update about the Franco-Japanese-German partnership.
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Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, which is a new emission-free version of the supercar. The most powerful AMG vehicle of all time has four electric motors that put out a total 740 horsepower and 737 lb-ft. of torque.
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Mercedes-Benz is bringing a new electric version of the new B-Class to the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The Concept B-Class Electric Drive is one of the first Mercedes models to incorporate the term "Electric Drive" into its model designation.
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We still have to wait until sometime next year to see the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but with a new sculpture entitled "Aesthetics S", Mercedes-Benz is providing an early look at the new flagship sedan.
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