Mercedes-Benz EQ-Class At Risk Of Being Left Out

#Mercedes #MercedesBenzEQ – Mercedes-Benz EQ-Class At Risk Of Being Left Out : Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that they will be launching a number of electric vehicles before 2025 and their first ever product will be called the EQ-Class.

This may sound like great news if you are a fan of Mercedes but the only unfortunate thing about it is that the carmaker is pretty late in the EV scene. Rival makes have already established their EV program with a variety of cars to choose from hence Mercedes is playing catch-up in this department.

Today, Mercedes revealed that they are already feeling the heat of being late and have called upon their developers to hasten the development of the EQ-Class. Mercedes announced that the new goal is to launch the EQ-Class in 2022 rather than 2025.

With the new projected release date, Mercedes won’t find themselves too far behind rival makes and it will give them a big chance to catch up on the sales front. The EQ-Class promises an electric experience where luxury does not compromise driving range. Are you excited?

Mercedes-Benz Just Revealed the S-Class Night Edition Coupe, Will Be Unveiled At The Detroit Auto Show

#MercedesBenz #SClassNightEdition – Mercedes-Benz Just Revealed the S-Class Night Edition Coupe, Will Be Unveiled At The Detroit Auto Show : Famous car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, have announced that the new S-Class will be getting a “night edition” and that it will debut in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show. The “night edition” is based on the Mercedes-Benz S 500 coupe and will start taking orders on January 9, 2017. Orders for the vehicle will start to go on sale by April of 2017.

The Night Edition Will Have Selenite Grey Color As Standard

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Night Edition will feature a dark exterior color that is named Selenite gray magno hue with black treatment. A new front updated grille with a single louver in glossy black color, black intake grille, and a dark chrome chin blade completes the exterior design.

An exclusive set of 20 inches AMG multi-spoke lightweight alloy wheels will be equipped, also painted in high-sheen black detailing. AMG front and rear aprons will also come standard with the night edition. In addition, a “Night Edition” badge will also be featured on the front wings.

Being a night edition, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will also feature dark accents and details on the inside. The interior will include both regular and Nappa leather that will come in different options; black/black, Crystal gray/ black, Bengal red/ black, or saddle brown/ black. High gloss black wood trim will come standard for the night edition. A Nappa AMG leather steering wheel with Night Edition engraving will also be equipped for the driver.

Three Powertrain Options

The Mercedes-Benz S Class Night Edition will come in three variants, an S 400 Matic, S 500 4Matic, and an S 500. The S 500 models, both versions, will come in a 4.7liter V8 engine that puts out 445 brake horsepower and 700-newton meters of torque. The S 400’s power will come from a 3.0liter V6 engine that is capable of 367 brake horsepower and 500-newton meters of torque.

All variants have a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour and can reach zero to 100 kilometers per hour in just 5.6 seconds and 4.6 seconds for the higher two models. You can see it first at the NAIAS, which is also known as the Detroit Auto Show. Source: itechpost

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Priced To Kill 911 Turbo, GT-R NISMO!

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R: Priced To Kill 911 Turbo, GT-R NISMO! : What is there not to like about the Mercedes-AMG GT-R? We all know that cars from Mercedes are never cheap to own but this can’t be applied for the GT-R.

The powerful roadster is actually cheaper than the market average and it also has more to offer. Furthermore, the GT-R is about to get even better as it is planned for some mild upgrades next year.

The AMG GT-R, despite all of its goodness, retails at only €165,410, in Europe and this is about €20,000 cheaper than the Nissan GT-R. Heck, the AMG GT-R from Mercedes is also a better performer than a standard Porsche 911 Turbo and it is still cheaper than its German rival.

With 585hp to offer, the Mercedes-AMG GT-R is a quick vehicle on the road and it can be described as a steal. Given the choice, would you settle for the AMG GT-R?

Enjoy the after-sales service as Mercedes launches My Mercedes My Service

#Mercedes #Car – Enjoy the after-sales service as Mercedes launches My Mercedes My Service : The German automobile company has launched after- sales service experiences to its customers. They call it as My Mercedes My service. It intends to improve the after-sale-service and provide customers stress-free and quick service experience.

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It has come up with some new features that guarantee a better service to your car when brought to the service station. These features are categorized into three groups namely Premier Express service, Digital Service Drive, and innovative service

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As commented by the Director and CEO of Mercedes, the service is promised to be most comforting, hassle-free and excellent. This is indeed a modern approach to the modern generation to mould their decisions towards the brand.

How is it beneficial?

The after-sale service intends to reduce the average service time for the maintenance of the vehicles. The customers need not put effort to travel to the service centers just for the service of the vehicle.

The Premier Express Services reduces the turnaround time. Well, this is not an attempt to just attract the customers for the brand. But with such a scheme, the customers all together benefited.

Car servicing can be most tedious and time-consuming. With such stress- free service, the customers find it a lot feasible and approachable. It offers 3 years or 30,000kms, 3 years or 60,000kms, 4 years or 40,000kms, 4 years with 80,000kms and additionally 5 years or 100,00 km to the star ease compact plus. It is again offered with unlimited mileage. For the new cars, the Mercedes-Benz India will itself initiate a package for 10 years or 20,000kms.

So avail this after-sale offer and give your car the best servicing with less effort and time. It guarantees an absolute comforting service to the customers without concerning the customers in any way.

Source : Tecake

Mercedes-Benz made a high-tech golf cart inspired by sports cars

#MercedesBenz #GolfCart – Mercedes-Benz made a high-tech golf cart inspired by sports cars : File this one under the list of things to buy when you become stinkin rich. Mercedes-Benz has introduced a high-tech golf cart with the looks of a sports car, three years after it asked fans to submit ideas for a golf cart of the future.

Now, dont get too excited: it doesnt have autonomous driving capabilities just yet. But the final product, designed by the automaker and its project partner (golf cart designer Garia), has a 10.1-inch tablet that displays its current speed and power consumption, as well as the vehicle’s controls.

You can tap on the screen to change driving modes (sport or eco) and to switch the headlights, heater, AC and wipers (among other parts of the cart) on or off.

It also displays your vehicles position on a map of the golf course and gives you access to various programs like weather apps. Besides a tablet, the cart has integrated Hi-Fi Bluetooth speakers and, of course, a fridge.

Mercedes says its planning to add smartphone integration in the future, as well. For now, the companies areshowing off their creation at the British Open and at various events in Denmark, Monaco and Germany in the coming months.

Mercedes AMG GT is an Entry Level Exotic with $20,000 Discount

#MercedesAMGGT #Car – Mercedes AMG GT is an Entry Level Exotic with $20,000 Discount – Mercedes-AMG is rolling out another version of the slick GT sports car to slot into the line along with the GT S and the GT R versions. The good news here is that the new AMG GT is significantly cheaper than the other models, but by no means an affordable car. The AMG GT starts at $112,125 and will go on sale later this summer.

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Power comes from the same 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that the GT S uses, but in a lower state of tune. In GT form, the car gives up 47hp and 36 lb-ft of torque to the GT S. It’s still a fast car though with the ability to reach 60mph in 3.9 seconds, a scant 0.2 seconds slower than the GT S. The top speed is 189mph, only 4mph slower.

The car also gives up some of the fancy inside to get a lower price, namely the leather seats. The AMG adaptive exhaust is also missing along with the fancy Burmester audio system, adaptive suspension, and red brake calipers. Some of those missing features might be available as options, but that is unclear right now.

via Car and Driver

Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio is the ultimate V12 droptop

#Mercedes #ultimate – Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio is the ultimate V12 droptop – The flagship in Daimler’s considerable and expanding portfolio of convertibles, the S65 is the top version of the new S-Class Cabriolet.

That means a spacious four-seat cabin, a three-layer folding fabric roof, and all the bells and whistles.

But it also means a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine made by hand in Mannheim, Germany, good for 630 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

This is the same engine you’ll find in the G65 sport-ute or SL65 roadster – not to mention the S65’s own coupe and sedan variants.

Mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission, it’ll rocket the big cabrio to 62 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 186 mph.

Pricing has yet to be announced for the North American market, but we wouldn’t expect much change back from a quarter-million dollars.

That means most of us will never see one up close, unless we’re working as valets at the swankiest hotels or restaurants in town.

So for a closer look at Benz’s new flagship, peruse the gallery of live images above from the floor of the Detroit Auto Show. Source: autoblog

Mercedes SLC switches letters, loses V8

#Mercedes #SLC – Mercedes SLC switches letters, loses V8 – The Mercedes-Benz SLK is dead, but it’s not without a successor. Feast your eyes on the new SLC, Daimler’s new roadster with a new name. And it’s just made its public debut here at the Detroit Auto Show.

Replacing the diminutive hardtop roadster that virtually pioneered the segment back in 1996, the new SLC ditches the K to more closely align itself with the C-Class – just as the GLC has replaced the previous GLK.

The formula is mostly the same, though: two seats, folding tin top, small footprint.

The baby brother to the evergreen SL, the SLC will be offered globally with a wide array of engine options – most of them with four cylinders, ranging from 1.6 liters to 2.0 and burning either gasoline or diesel.

Here in America, we’ll get two versions: the base SLC300 with its 2.0-liter turbo four packing 241 horsepower, or the flagship SLC43 from Mercedes-AMG with its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6.

Replacing the previous eight-cylinder SLK55, the SLC43 packs the same engine as the C450 AMG Sport and the SL450, good for 362 hp.

Either way, you’re getting a nine-speed automatic transmission and the same essential form with the wind in your hair when you want it.

It’s just a matter of how much you want to spend and how fast you want to go. There’s plenty more in the way of details to digest in the press release below on Benz’s new challenger to the likes of the Audi TT, Porsche Boxster, and BMW Z4.

But for a closer look at the new drop-top in the metal, scope out the gallery of live images above. Source:autoblog